Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 11.14.17 – Florida Politics (blog)
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.
The increasingly ugly Roy Moore train wreck in Alabama poses quite the sticky wicket for elected Republicans in Tallahassee, particularly those running for higher office, and most specifically for House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
Moore’s situation is one horn of that dilemma. The other horn is the pickle in which Sen. Jack Latvala finds himself.
There are obvious similarities between the two dramas. And there are obvious differences as well. Perhaps the biggest: There is no process for an independent evaluation of the charges against Moore, but there is for the charges against Latvala.
Yet the Speaker did not wait for a reckoning. He called for Latvala’s resignation from the Senate before the ding of the incoming POLITICO story on his iPad stopped reverberating. Not so for Moore, because the gravitational pull of Trump primary votes appears to have overwhelmed Corcoran’s principled consistency.
And what about Ron DeSantis, Does he believe Leigh Corfman or Roy Moore, Madame X or Jack Latvala?
Where does Ashley Moody, the woman who aspires to be our chief law enforcement officer, stand? How about Matt Caldwell and Denise Grimsley? Joe Negron? Rick Scott?
Programming note to SUNBURN readers in The Process: As Thanksgiving approaches, let us know what you’re thankful for. We will publish a selection of responses next week before the holiday.
— SITUATIONAL AWARENESS —
— @JuliaIoffe: SCOOP: Turns out Donald Trump, Jr. corresponded with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.
— @AP: Jurors in New Jersey bribery trial of Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez tell judge they ‘can’t reach a unanimous verdict.’
— @AP: Second woman accuses Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct