In mid-to-late 2013, Pat Quinn was being written off for re-election. His approval was in the 20s or 30s, and a primary challenger seemed likely to knock him off before he even made it to the general elections. Now, in late October of 2014, Quinn seems to still have some life left in him. Polling is close, and Quinn has benefitted from a flawed opponent. What is so striking about this development is that the exact same thing happened four years ago.
Cooper City, FL likes to refer to itself as “someplace special.” It is a quiet little city with a population of just over 30,000–a small suburb planted in the middle of the dense urban environment of Broward County. It can be easy to miss Cooper City, but if you look for it, it’s right there in the middle of a very liberal county.