Stop me if you have heard this before, a funny thing happened this week on talk radio. As you may know, I am the special guest on the Ward Scott Files on 980AM each Tuesday from 8a-9a in the segment we call “Political Nerd Tuesday”.  I enjoy being on the show providing analysis and discussing political strategy and polling. The Donald During this Tuesday’s show, I provided my astute analysis that Donald Trump is a bozo […]

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Facebook, I partly blame you!

I recently posted to facebook the following: Facebook is curating so much now that I am having a difficult time finding value with their product. 1) I have enjoyed FB for reconnecting me with a lot of people I went to High School with in Germany or other military duty stations. Some of these are lower intensity “friendships” in that we communicate infrequently, but I still enjoy knowing what is going in their lives and […]

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Florida Republican Alex Patton sourced in WSJ

Florida Republican consultant was featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding the void from Senator Marco Rubio’s run for President. Rubio’s Departure to Put Florida Senate Seat in Play May 3, 2015 By Arian Campo-Flores   “We’re now getting into the tier of candidates with little name ID statewide,” said Alex Patton, a Republican political consultant in Gainesville. That means a potentially drawn-out primary contest, he said. Though Mr. Patton said he expects the eventual […]

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1 Year later – reflections on LARPing and Jake Rush : I would do it again

It took me several months to get off my couch after the walloping the Jake Rush for Congress campaign took from incumbent Ted Yoho (Rep FL3), but let’s back up to exactly 1 year ago today. At the close of March, 2014, the Jake Rush for Congress was on cloud nine.  The campaign had successfully kickedoff with a 2 day announcement and had just closed a successful, first fundraising quarter.  The campaign felt good about […]

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Introducing Poli-Hub

I could not sleep this morning, and I have been thinking through a question someone asked me the other day. Where do you get your political information from? I use feedly to aggregate most of the news that I read.  It is a great product, but it doesn’t allow you to share feeds that easily with people. So, this morning over coffee I built Poli-Hub.com. It is a little buggy, and your comments are welcome. […]

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Yoho and the far right

Background This week, the House passed the Ryan/Murray budget bill by a large majority, and the vote somehow immediately became a proxy in the “GOP’s civil war.” I admittedly was pleasantly surprised when I read that Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL3) voted for the deal.  Rep Yoho is a self described “conservative Christian Republican with a libertarian slant.”, and I would have lost some major money betting on how my Representative would vote on the budget […]

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Happy Holidays from Ozean

Happy Holidays! Happy holidays from Ozean Media! May you be blessed with a better 2014 than this guy! In all seriousness, Happy Holidays and we hope you all are blessed with a better 2014!      

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Ozean Media Political Library

Ozean announces their Political Library

Announcing the opening of  Ozean’s central repository & political library We have heard your request, and we are making some small changes to our website. As you may know, we love the science of politics.  We are true political nerds, and we embrace that aspect of our personalities. Many of our blog posts are driven by what political studies, political research, or political books we are currently reading.  Some are even driven by Ozean Media’s […]

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Campaigns & Elections Magazine mentions Ozean as Political Blog to Bookmark

Ozean was surprised and honored to be mentioned in Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of their “Consulting blogs to bookmark” Ozean Media Political Consulting Blog Ozean Media itself is not exclusively a political consulting firm, but part of its focus is on Republican political campaigns. The firm devotes a section of its blog to political consulting, and frequently posts updates on topics relevant to the consulting world. Be sure to check out the Friday […]

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GOP consultants comments on Marco Rubio & Immigration

In today’s Tampa Bay Times, GOP consultant Alex Patton was quoted in reference to Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio and his August recess tour of the state. “He owned the room,” said Alex Patton, a Republican consultant in Gainesville who agrees with Rubio on immigration. “I don’t know if he’ll win the argument, but he definitely took the venom out of it.” to read more about Senator Rubio’s tour of Florida

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