Who’s In The Race:
The incumbent is Republican Brian Mast: https://www.mastforcongress.com
Lauren Baer: https://laurenbaerforcongress.com
Pam Keith: http://electpamkeith.com
When is the Primary?
The Primary is August 28th.
The Cook Political Report rates this race “likely Republican.”
Palm Beach Post: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/
Jonathan Dickinson State Park: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Jonathan-Dickinson
House of Refuge: http://houseofrefugefl.org/
Martin County Dems: http://martincountydemocrats.com/democraticclub/democraticclub.html
Palm Beach County Young Democrats: http://www.electfyd.com/event/palm-beach-county-young-democrats/
St. Lucie County Republicans: http://stluciegop.org
Citizens for Clean Water: https://www.citizensforcleanwater.org
Rivers Coalition: http://riverscoalition.org/
Stay Woke: https://florida.ourstates.org
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition: https://floridarrc.com
Second Chances Florida: https://secondchancesfl.org
Rock The Vote: https://www.rockthevote.org
Stuff We Loved:
Ground Floor Farm: http://www.groundfloorfarm.com/
The Nouveaux Honkies: https://www.tnhband.com
Updates and Extras:
Voting Rights Restoration UPDATE: The Voting Rights Restoration Amendment 4 was approved to go on the November ballot in Florida. (Desmond Meade’s initiative succeeded in collecting enough signatures to place this Amendment on the state ballot.) https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_4,_Voting_Rights_Restoration_for_Felons_Initiative_(2018)
Also, on February 1, 2018 a U.S. District Court Judge declared unconstitutional the process by which convicted felons can individually plea to the governor to restore their voting rights. Quoted in TCPalm, Judge Mark Walker said, “To vote again, disenfranchised citizens must kowtow before a panel of high-level government officials over which Florida's governor has absolute veto authority. No standards guide the panel. Its members alone must be satisfied that these citizens deserve restoration."
Florida is the 10th most expensive state in the country to run for Congress.
District 18, which includes northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, is a rarity among U.S. congressional districts in that it does not skew heavily in favor of one party, heightening the hopes — and the stakes — for both. But Cook’s Political Report still rates it likely Republican.
We spoke to Pam Keith about gun violence; she had some interesting ideas. One, was that the Department of Defense should use their enormous leverage, and refuse to purchase arms from companies that sell AR-15s to civilians. Another idea was that gun buyers should be required to purchase liability insurance. Here’s an article on that: /money/2013/01/02/168231113/should-gun-owners-have-to-buy-liability-insurance