Coffee with a candidate: Justin Grabelle

June 19, 2016 - 12:14

On Friday June third, I sat down with Justin Grabelle and Nick Catroppo (Grabelle's Campaign Manager) at the Starbuck's in Coastal Landings Shopping Center. Grabelle is meeting with local media to discuss his candidacy. He is running against Daniel Webster in the Republican primary for US Representative of Florida's 11th district. Mr. Webster has served as a Representative in Congress since 2010. Mr. Webster is currently representing the 10th district, but is moving to the 11th district, because of redistricting. The 11th district contains about a third of the former 10th district.

Primary Election, Florida United States Senate Race (D)

June 19, 2016 - 12:07

The following are candidates running in the August 30th Primary to become the Democrat candidate for Senate in the November 8th Election. The Republican field is rather crowded and will be covered after June 24th, the candidate filing deadline. Pam Keith, attorney is also running in the democrat field for Senate, but her polling numbers are low.

Alan Grayson:

OP-ED: The threat of ISIS

June 15, 2016 - 12:29

by Justin Grabelle, Special to Hernando Sun

With the rest of the nation, I awoke on Sunday morning to hear the devastating news about our neighbors in Orlando. It's a powerful thing to be preparing to go to church and have to confront such evil along the way. Like so many Americans, I spent Sunday morning praying for some measure of clarity. The hard reality is, there are no easy answers.

Statements from the County Commission District 1 Candidates

April 02, 2016 - 20:09

These are the 4 candidates for County Commission District 1. The three Republican candidates will face off in the primary August 30th with the winner facing off against Jimmy Lodato in the general election on November 8th.

Joseph Swilley Sr.(R):

Will History Repeat Itself: Stolen Primary of 1916

March 14, 2016 - 15:08
Sidney J. Catts

One hundred years ago, the 1916 Democratic primary for Governor of Florida featured several strong candidates including former state legislator Frank A. Wood, former Speaker of the House Ian Ferris, and state Treasurer William B. Knott. It also featured an outsider candidate: a one-eyed, red-haired baptist preacher Sidney J Catts known as the "Cracker Messiah."