Influential Blog: Insiders Believe Kristin Jacobs Will Win House Race





Political insiders believe County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs is going to win her race for Florida House,  according to one of the state’s best-read political blogs.


Kristin Jacobs

Kristin Jacobs: Seen As The Winner


Blogger Peter Schorsch believes Jacobs’ perceived frontrunner status is why the fundraising has been lackluster for her opponent — former state Rep. Steve Perman.

“Sometimes the Tallahassee money is right and sometimes it is wrong – but it certainly tends to flock to the perceived winner and in this case, the safe money seems to be moving to Kristin (Jacobs),” wrote Schorsch on his popular today.

SaintPetersblog, which is edited by blogger and consultant Schorsch, was named one of the best political sites in the nation by the Washington Post.

Schorsch turned his attention to the House District 96 race between Perman and Jacobs in northwest Broward.

“Perman’s campaign seems to have become a one-trick pony with the vast majority of his donations (around 75%) coming from his own industry group: chiropractors. Jacob’s on the other hand has not only done well among her Broward crowd, but seems to have successfully courted a wide array of Tallahassee folks.  Her donor base is not just deep; it is wide,” the blog continues.

“Now, at least in looking at his donor report, he (Perman) seems to be yesterday’s news – except, that is, among his own chiropractor pals.”


The link to the story is here.





15 Responses to “Influential Blog: Insiders Believe Kristin Jacobs Will Win House Race”

  1. Is anyone really surprised here? says:

    Steve Perman is a nice enough guy, but he’s a one term representative who is on his 5th run. He was beaten as AN INCUMBENT in 2012 and now he’s running in Broward with less money.

    The only people who seem to think that Steve have a real shot this time are the permanent activists who live at Democratic Clubs. 90% of the voters in this race will never meet either candidate, but they will see their current County Commissioner who has represented them for a decade running against someone they’ve never heard of.

    But I’m glad that Saint Petersblog has picked up on this blatantly obvious fact. Good find Buddy.

  2. Floridan says:

    Kristin Jacobs will win because she is a better candidate — she has represented most of the people in Dist. 96 as a county commissioner and has done a good job.

  3. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    I love the pimple faced kid(Bray) that she had run as the write in canidate(whatever). Then Jacobs states “I don’t know nothin about it”(wait),but then next thing we know a photo is shown w/ her and him. Tooo funny…..

  4. Hmmm says:

    Interesting. This is one of two races that Lori Parrish is going “all in” on this year to prove she is still influential and politically relevant in Broward. The other race is Parrish’s effort to defeat County Commissioner Barbara Sharief. (History lesson: this Parrish fight goes back to them voting against increasing her big budget increase last year.) Parrish’s minions are telling everyone that she will get both

    If Jacobs and Sharief both win, it will prove the days of Parrish’s political power/clout are relegated to the fading memories of days gone by. But, if they both lose, then Parrish will show she still has muscle.

    As you say, Buddy: stay tuned.

  5. Sam The Sham says:

    Let’s look at the bright side. Jacobs would do less harm as a freshman representative in a majority Republican house than she has done as a county commissioner and mayor.

  6. Just One Vote says:

    @Sam the Sham
    you are correct and should she win that’ll be some consolation.
    And then she’ll really get a taste of the rough and tumble world of politics!

  7. Lori Parrish says:

    Dear Hmm: My “big” budget increase last year was 1.5%.

  8. Good idea who Parrish supports says:

    May not be in total and some Lori may like but didn’t formally endorse, for the most part this is what is rumored around town

    County Commission
    Lisa Aronson
    Joe Gibbons
    Alexandra Davis

    State Rep


    Dennis Bailey
    Steve Feren
    John Kasen

    School Board
    Bob Mayersohn
    Nick Sakhnovsky


    This comment is not from Lori Parrish.

  9. Looking for volunteers says:

    Perman will be starting his sixth campaign for the House Nov. 5 after losing Nov. 4.

  10. Lori Parrish says:

    Whoever is writing I have endorsed :

    For the County Commission I have endorsed Alexandra Davis.

    I have endorsed Steve Perman

    For Judge I have endorsed Bailey, Feren, Kasen, and McLawrence

    I have endorsed several others in different races.

    If anyone wants to know who I have or haven’t endorsed just ask me.


    For School Board Brunson, Mayersohn and Sakhnosky.

  11. Lori Parrish says:

    I apologize. It’s Nick Saknovsky.


  12. No 8 says:

    Looks like with the exception of gibbons aaronson and Brunson in that poter hit 7 out of 10. Pretty good.

  13. Ha Ha Ha says:

    Can’t agree with Lori on half of her judicial picks. Here are my research-based calls on Broward’s “low-information” races:

    17th Circuit Judicial seats
    8th – Frantz “Jahra” McLawrence
    16th – Andrea Gundersen
    17th – Stacey Schulman
    27th – Steven Feren

    County Court
    18th – Ellen Feld
    27th – Ian Richards

    Broward Soil & Water Conservation District, Dist. 4 – Fred Segal

  14. Ha Ha Ha says:

    For Attorney General – George Sheldon.

  15. just one vote says:

    Lori – I concur. They have my votes!