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Capital Tiger Bay Club
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The original purpose of the Capital Tiger Bay Club, founded in 1971, was to provide a non-partisan forum on current political issues and listen to the views of newsmakers and opinion leaders of the day. Monthly luncheons are scheduled at the convenience of the speaker.

Local leaders, state leaders, Governors, U.S. Senators and Congressional Members, and the occasional Presidental candidate have made the Capital Tiger Bay Club a critical step—or misstep—in their pursuit of political power and influence.

Founding board members invited Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives who shared a passion for politics. The club has never endorsed political candidates nor advocated a particular ideology. It has always welcomed groundbreaking ideas, passionate ideologues, and insightful discussions; the more outrageous, the better.

Irreverent humor, sharp introductions, and the occasional roasting of members and guests are the mark of a good meeting. If laughter is good medicine, then the members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club can expect to lead long lives.


Latest Episodes
  • As part of their continuing community outreach, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell and Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell talk about improved law enforcement and community initiatives to head off youthful criminality. Recorded February 21, 2023.
  • Susan McManus, who recently retired from a job as one of the nation's most quoted political scientists, shares her take on Florida and national politics with members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club. Recorded January 31, 2023.
  • Any Florida legislative session that occurs in an election year typically has at least some activity that lawmakers hope will improve their prospects at the ballot box. But the 2022 session, that went into overtime in order to pass a budget, seemed to have more election-related content than most. Members of the Capitol Press Corps: Matt Dixon with Politico Florida; the News Service of Florida's Dara Kam; John Kennedy with Gannett/USA Today; Mary Ellen Klas with the Miami Herald; and Florida Politics' Christine Sexton share their thoughts with the Capital Tiger Bay Club.
  • Just a few short years ago, Desmond Meade was homeless, drug-addicted and often in jail. The great turnaround in his life came in 2014 and a few years later, he was spearheading a Florida constitutional amendment to restore voting rights automatically to those felons who complete their sentences. He shares his story and his hopes for the future with members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club.
  • From a state legislator from Broward County to the director of Florida Emergency Management, Jared Moskowitz has deep insights into the intricacies of how state government operates; especially in this hyper-partisan era. He shared those assessments with members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club during their first in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic last year.
  • On November 21st, the 15th president of Florida State University appeared before the membership of the Capital Tiger Bay Club in Tallahassee. In the…
  • Perhaps the state of Florida's best-known personal injury lawyer brought his always colorful and outspoken views to the Capital Tiger Bay Club on August…
  • Rick Wilson may be based in Tallahassee, Florida, but he is among the nation’s most prominent – and outspoken – Republican strategists. He was also among…
  • The often outspoken (and sometimes blunt) Central Florida Trial Lawyer John Morgan hasn’t officially announced his candidacy for Florida governor in 2018.…
  • The two finalists who are facing each other in November 8th General Election for Florida House District 9 had a Capital Tiger Bay Club faceoff on Sept. 9.…