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Democratic Election Night Horror Show
Early voting has started across Florida and there is a sense that Election Night could prove to be an even more cataclysmic event for Florida Democrats. Yesterday, as I roamed the halls of Broward Health, several Nurses, two of them registered Democrats(African-American) asked me whether I saw the debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist.
One nurse, who said she occasionally voted, laughed when she repeated Gov. DeSantis calling Crist a “worn-out old donkey.”
She said, “it’s over, DeSantis is going to win.”
The nurses n said that they were voting for DeSantis because of how he handled the pandemic. These nurses did not support the idea of mask mandates and lockdowns.
Both women believe that Crist was for lockdowns while DeSantis was not. They were right.
Moving on to the Senate race between Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Val Demings. Rep. Demings’ local TV ads appear to focus on her opposition to fellow Democratic House members who support defunding police, and not attacking Rubio.
It's not going well for Demings as the latest poll shows Sen. Rubio up by double-digits.
The same sense of desperation can be felt around the state, especially in the state house race between Susan Plasencia (R) and incumbent State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D).
The race is considered a toss-up, and Rep. Smith seems a little worried about his chances of winning reelection.
In looking at his reelection efforts, Smith is all hands on deck and comes off as desperate to paint Plasencia as a radical pro-Lifer and hater of all things gay.
Smith has even updated his Twitter profile by adding his pronouns as if that was going to solidify his LGBTQ base of support.
Smith took down his “LatinX” labeling after the majority of Latinos dismissed the bogus moniker.
Moreover, to see how momentum is firmly behind Republicans, just compare any of the campaign events and rallies around the state between competing Republican and Democratic candidates.
Because Republican voters are emboldened by DeSantis, it is helping down-ballot candidates across the state.
Crist, who manages to put together events with just a couple of dozen supporters, has failed to live up to the hype Democrats built up prior to the primary election against Nikki Fried.
In my opinion, Fried would have excited Democrats better than Crist and at least given them a chance of winning.
But let me be clear. Democrats are still going to lose. The question is, by how much are Democrats going to lose, and how many seats both at the state and federal level will they concede?
Oh, and adding insult to an already losing election cycle, Crist's former colleagues have all signed a letter supporting DeSantis.
Talk about a dagger to the heart. READ MORE
Ballot Box Drama in Broward
The embattled Broward Supervisor of Elections could once again be forced to tighten up its ship.
The Floridian posted a video of one woman dropping off multiple ballots into one of those controversial drop boxes in Broward County.
The box was being supervised by a worker, but that worker does not appear to be paying attention to how many ballots were being deposited by a single woman.
The limit is three ballots per person, with those ballots having to be from three “immediate family” members. In the video, who is paying attention to the number of ballots deposited and verifying that they are from family members? No one. READ MORE
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"Sabatini Fixated on Congress, Continues Paving Road for a Potential Congressional Run" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Days after losing his Republican congressional race by 15 percentage points to Combat Veteran Cory Mills, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini announced that he would be running for Congress again in Florida’s 11th District, where Rep. Daniel Webster is the incumbent legislator.
"Miami Herald Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Brian Mast Calls Out Biden for Economic Struggles 2 Weeks Before Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, a CNN article written by Eric Bradner lays out the most important issue on voters’ minds this election cycle: inflation and the economy as a whole. With this in mind, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) sent out multiple tweets calling out President Joe Biden (D) and the nation’s lackluster economic performance so far during his administration.
"Former Crist Colleagues Endorse DeSantis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich
"Ballot Drop Box Security Questioned in Broward County, Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—An NBC 6 television news segment on the first day of early voting in Broward County appears to show an unidentified woman, possibly a campaign volunteer or staffer, depositing multiple ballots in one of the remote ballot drop boxes that the Broward Supervisor of Elections, Joe Scott, is responsible for protecting.
"Ron DeSantis 'Donkey Dunks' Charlie Crist During Gubernatorial Debate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Charlie Crist was all that anyone could hope for, as both men came prepared and ready to brawl. From the onset, Rep. Crist went on the attack. He had to.
"DeSantis and Crist Spar in First and Only Debate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"DeSantis Accuses Crist of Supporting 'Sex-Selective' and 'Dismemberment Abortions'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During the much-anticipated gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (D), the issue of abortion took centerstage as Rep. Crist answered just about every question by pivoting back to address abortion.
"Taddeo Shares new ad With Former Salazar Voters" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has released a new advertisement, taking a political swipe at Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R). In the advertisement, two former Salazar supporters comment on why they’re not voting for Salazar in the upcoming election. Sharing the ad on social media, Taddeo shared that she’s gained their support because she puts “country above party.”
"Gimenez Calls for Natural Gas Production" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden Administration's war on fossil fuels in the name of environmentalism has garnered strong criticism from Republicans. In light of continued emptying of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the ability of the United States to remain energy independent is of serious concern. Recently, Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL-26) appeared on Fox News' Evening Edit to discuss the balance between American energy independence and environmental integrity.
"Byron Donalds' Solution to Border Crisis: 'VOTE REPUBLICAN'"by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In what Fox News reporter Bill Melugin described as a “blatant Friday late night news dump,” the CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) released their numbers for the month of September, showcasing a record high in migrant encounters for both the month and the fiscal year. Following the data release, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) gave a plea to the nation including his solution to fix the problem.
"Rubio and DeSantis Supporter Attacked in Miami-Dade Needs Facial Reconstructive Surgery" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"DeSantis Appears to Have Clear Advantage Over Crist Among Jewish Voters" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Gov. Charlie Crist prepare to face off in the 2020 midterm gubernatorial election, both men have been deemed pro-Israel and supportive of the overall Jewish community in the state of Florid, and pray that the important voting bloc supports their respective gubernatorial campaigns.
"Demings Claims Opposition to Defunding Police Despite Voting Record" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As a former police chief, it would make sense for Rep. Val Demings (D-FL-10) to be against defunding police. In a recent tweet, Demings posted a short video saying that those in favor of defunding are a "small minority" and that "Democrats overwhelmingly voted for legislation to fund our police, including my bill to solve unsolved murders." As such, she says, "when Republicans claim we’re “defunding the police,” that’s “ALTERNATIVE FACTS.”
"Palm Beach Post Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—
"DeSantis Says Fauci's 'Gaslighting' the Country" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again touting the state's stance on COVID-19. With reports that a new COVID-19 variant could strike in the winter, the Florida Governor is responding to recent comments from Dr. Fauci. It's no secret that DeSantis is a sharp critic of Fauci, and as Fauci readies himself for retirement, DeSantis warns that Fauci is "gaslighting" the country.
"Rubio Adds More First Responder Endorsements" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) received further support from first responders. Both the South Florida Council of Fire Fighters and the International Union of Police Associations announced endorsements for Rubio's reelection.
"Democrat Karen Green Believes Democrats are 'Baby Killing" and Racist?" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In appalling news out of Florida’s 7th Congressional District, it appears that Karen Green (D), who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, briefly became a conservative just days before the general election. Green is running against Cory Mills (R), an Army combat veteran, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump (R) and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
"Broward Elections Supervisor Shuts Down Reporter for Asking About Illegal Voter's Arrest" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott was visibly bothered when grassroots activist and independent reporter Chris Nelson confronted him over the recent arrest of Alford Samuels for illegally voting in Broward County.
"Changes to Credit Card System Hurts Consumers"—OPINION
"Ron DeSantis Announces Record Unemployment Numbers" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced the second lowest unemployment rate in Florida’s history, hitting 2.5%, while simultaneously achieving the second fastest GDP growth across all 50 states, despite national GDP slipping into a recession (two consecutive quarters of declining GDP). This is the lowest unemployment rate for the state since October 2006.
"FL Legislators Call for Decriminalizing Use of Weed" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the nation gets more and more relaxed with cannabis usage, politicians around the state of Florida are looking for ways to make marijuana more accessible but differing sides of the aisle aren’t necessarily approaching the issue in the same manner.
"New Ad Praises Gov. DeSantis' Support of Florida's Environment" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"First Lady DeSantis: 'Mamas' Proud of Gov. Ron DeSantis for Saying No to School Vaccine Mandates" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, the CDC unanimously voted to add the controversial COVID-19 vaccine into the childhood immunization
"Scott Questions DoE Concerning Innovative Technology Going to China" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Biden administration was reported to have allowed the acquisition of American intellectual properties related to battery technology. This technology was reported to have been funded by the American taxpayer.
"Cammack: Border Agents Have been Reduced to 'Glorified Babysitters'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With monthly border crossings in the tens of thousands, many Republicans have criticized the Biden administration for their lack of attentiveness to the growing crisis down south. President Joe Biden (D) has now decided to recruit military volunteers to help with the border crisis. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) gave her thoughts on Fox Business just two days ago.
"Salazar Holds Presser for USMCA Human Rights Violations" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) held a joint presser this week in Miami. In the press conference, Salazar was joined by Mexican officials to denounce human rights violations of USMCA.
"Rubio Says Demings is "Easiest" Debate He's Done" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last Tuesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) and Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) faced off in a debate. Discussing a number of topics including inflation, the state of the country, and abortion rights, both Demings and Rubio exchanged verbal blows in the hopes of procuring support.
"Gaetz Applauds DoD Decision to Not Include Wind Farms on FL West Coast Military Space" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Department of Defense recently announced their commitment to ensure that wind farms would not encroach Florida’s Gulf Coast Military Mission Line (MML). The Biden administration had been looking to expand offshore wind farming, but Republicans like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) expressed enough concern to divert the decision.
"Jan. 6 Committee Member Denies 2016 Election, yet Warns of 2020 GOP Election Deniers Running for Office" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—During the entirety of President Donald Trump’s (R) time in office, those who opposed the Republican president claimed that the 2016 presidential election was tampered with due to “Russian interference.” Phrases such as “Stolen election”, “Illegitimate president,” and “Abolish the electoral college” were all thrown around after the billionaire businessman from New York shocked the world and defeated former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator of New York, Hillary Clinton (D).
"Florida Democrats Release Pro-Abortion Pamphlets Ahead of Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Democrats nationwide are campaigning hard on abortion, and Florida Democrats are no exception. In fact, with the possibility of the Republican-led state legislature imposing a ban on abortion, Florida Democrats are encouraging women to seek abortions in other states. A tweet this week by the Florida Democrats account claims that "Ron DeSantis' extreme abortion laws are already endangering women who've had to leave Florida to find the care they need."
"Republicans Respond to Biden's Petroleum Release" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden (D) has announced his decision to release more American-produced oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Rising oil prices has been a concern leading up to the midterm election, but the President argues that having those releases significantly lowers the price of gas. In response to the release, Republicans across the country have criticized the decision, accusing it of being a political move.
"Waltz Requests Briefing on Afghanistan Intel" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich
"DeSantis Announces Sanibel Causeway Repaired One Week Early" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"Rubio Attacks Demings' Support for 'Socialist' 'People's Budget' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Senatorial candidate debate between Rep. Val Demings (D-FL-10) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) saw vicious back and forth between the two, but Sen. Rubio arguably has the upper hand. His strong response to Rep. Demings' accusation of voter suppression pairs with a counterattack of his own: Demings' support of the 2018 "People's Budget."
"Florida's Congressional Map Foes Fight Attempt to Shield Lawmakers" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE — Opponents of a congressional redistricting plan pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Ron DeSantis are fighting an effort to shield key lawmakers from testifying in a constitutional challenge to the plan.
"Rubio Brutally Counters Demings' Voter Suppression Accusation During Debate" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich
"Demings Voted Against Border Patrol and Humanitarian Relief for Illegal Immigrant Children" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The first and only debate between Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Val Demings took place on Tuesday at Palm Beach College in Lake Worth, and the differences between Sen. Rubio and Rep. Demings were very evident.
"Rick Scott Commends the Passage of the 'Supporting Families of the Fallen Act'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Just recently, the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden (D). This bill, which was introduced by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) alongside co-sponsor Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). looks to support service members by increasing their life insurance coverage amounts. The bill increases life insurance coverage from $400,000 to $500,000 and is the first update to this allotted amount since 2005.
"NHEC Challenges Energy Burden on Hispanic Households" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"DeSantis Hand Delivers First Responder Payments After Hurricane Ian" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is still making rounds around the state, visiting communities that were impacted by the storm. This week DeSantis visited Sanibel Island, FL and hand-delivered first responder recognition payments.
"Rubio Campaign Releases 3 new Advertisements" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Progressive Karen Green Blames Climate, Gun Laws for Immigration Crisis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With the 2022 primary elections wrapping up at the end of August and the general election just days away, candidates are making their final push toward in hopes to secure a victory on election night. By all means necessary, aspiring politicians are more active in mailboxes, on television and radio, and on social media. Karen Green, a Democrat going head-to-head against combat veteran Cory Mills (R) for the Congressional seat in Central Florida’s District 7, is one of those politicians.
"How Large Will Ron DeSantis's Margin of Victory be Over Charlie Crist?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With less than 3 weeks to go until the 2022 midterm elections, talk around both Republican and Democratic political circles is not whether Gov. Ron DeSantis will defeat Charlie Crist, but by how much of margin will he defeat Florida’s most prolific political campaign, Charlie Crist.
"Rubio Campaign Wants to Stop 'Left's Radical Agenda'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is scheduled to debate Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) this week, and both lawmakers are receiving support from their respective parties. After campaigning with First Lady Jill Biden (D) and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) last week, the Demings campaign is energized as the midterm election is under a month away. However, the Rubio campaign is pushing back, affirming that it will "put a stop to the far left's radical agenda."
"DeSantis, Florida GOP Register 300K More Voters Than Dems" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans are celebrating ahead of the midterm elections, expecting significant wins across the country. With just under 22 days away from the November election, the Florida Republican Party is celebrating having more registered Republicans than Democrats. According to an announcement from the party, Florida will have 300,000 more GOP registered voters than Democrats.
"Ashley Moody Flexes Record in New Ad" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the Defund the Police narrative still looming after the riots that engulfed the Summer of 2020, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) has since made an effort to protect law enforcement in Florida, and is now running on the issue for her re-election.
"Steube Slams Biden Administration's Spending and Inflation"by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With inflation on the rise, Republicans nationwide are running on bringing the economy back to a manageable level. In particular, much of the focus has been on the policies of the Biden administration. Naturally, Democrats are arguing back that should the GOP gain majority in Congress, the economy will only get worse.
"Parkland Father Shames 'Jerk-Off' David Hogg and Other Anti-Gun Activists" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the 2018 Parkland school shooting, dressed down those March for our Lives “jerk-off kids” led by activist David Hogg during a rally in support of Gov. Ron DeSantis last weekend.
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