Monday, November 12, 2007

Buchanan Rolling In Dough

This is why the failure to accurately count everyone's votes in 2006 is such a problem:

Florida frosh reps Ron Klein, a Boca Raton Democrat, and Vern Buchanan, a Sarasota Republican, placed fourth and 10th, respectively, in the top 10 list of House fundraisers compiled by CQ Politics.

Klein pulled in $1.8 million in the first three fundraising quarters; Buchanan raised $1.4 million.

Luckily, we find out more and more that ideas and hard work can defeat the big bucks. But if the voting machines cheat you out of that victory, it doesn't really matter, does it? Maybe this time around, Christine Jennings or one of the other Democratic challengers for this seat will get their votes counted.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Vern Loves Bush

Pushing Rope notes the percentage of the time Florida Republicans vote in line with President Bush, one of the worst presidents in American history. Not surprisingly, Vern loves Bush:

2007 - 73%

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Vern Hates Children and the Elderly

Congress recently had a chance to help out children and seniors across the country. Guess which way the Florida delegation voted?

FL-1: Jeff Miller (R) - Nay
FL-2: Allen Boyd (D) - Yea
FL-3: Corrine Brown (D) - Yea
FL-4: Ander Crenshaw (R) - Did not vote
FL-5: Ginny Brown-Waite (R) - Nay
FL-6: Cliff Stearns (R) - Nay
FL-7: John Mica (R) - Nay
FL-8: Ric Keller (R) - Nay
FL-9: Gus Bilirakis (R) - Nay
FL-10: CW Bill Young (R) - Nay
FL-11: Kathy Castor (D) - Yea
FL-12: Adam Putnam (R) - Nay
FL-13: Vern Buchanan (R) - Nay
FL-14: Connie Mack (R) - Nay
FL-15: Dave Weldon (R) - Nay
FL-16: Tim Mahoney (D) - Yea
FL-17: Kendrick Meek (D) - Yea
FL-18: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) - Nay
FL-19: Robert Wexler (D) - Yea
FL-20: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) - Yea
FL-21: Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) - Nay
FL-22: Ron Klein (D) - Yea
FL-23: Alcee Hastings (D) - Yea
FL-24: Tom Feeney (R) - Nay
FL-25: Mario Diaz-Balart (R) - Nay

Let these people know what you think about them. Go to their page at the FPC Wiki to find their contact info.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Vern is a Target

Naked Politics:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running a week of radio ads to target three Florida Republicans - Reps. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota, Tom Feeney of Oviedo and Bill Young of St. Petersburg.

DCCC chair Rep. Chris Van Hollen said the three will be targeted for voting against a proposal to expand health insurance to children. Only 5 Republicans voted for the bill and President Bush has threatened a veto.

"Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep with President Bush and against seniors and children in their districts will be held accountable," Van Hollen said.

Friday, August 3, 2007


This is a new local blog for Florida's thirteenth Congressional district and watching the actions of Vern Buchanan, the Republican representative who misserves us in Washington.

If you are interested in posting at The Buchanan Record, drop me a line at with some idea of your Democratic and/or progressive credentials and I'll add you as a blogger.