It’s fair to call Vice President Joe Biden the “Comeback Kid” after this campaign’s near-death encounter during the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
After Iowa and New Hampshire, it looked as if Biden was going to get shellacked on Super Tuesday, but a strong showing in South Carolina bolstered America’s favorite Democratic gaffester to a monster showing last Tuesday, besting then-frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders.
If Biden wins his party’s nomination, he can thank many of his publicly elected amigos around the country, especially in Florida, where he is expected to win.
South Florida will not vote for Sen. Sanders after his full-throated and unapologetic support for former Cuban Dictator and criminal, Fidel Castro.
Biden can stick a fork in Sanders’ Lechon. It’s over in Florida.
Florida’s primary is right around the corner and it seems as if Florida’s Democratic Party has come alive (relieved) now that Biden is surging.
After all, Rep. Donna Shalala did say that Bernie Sanders was an “unacceptable candidate.”
Rep Shalala is not the only Democratic member of Congress from Florida backing Biden. Reps. Kathy Castor, Charlie Crist, Val Demmings, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Alcee Hastings, Al Lawson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Darren Soto, and Frederica Wilson, have all lent their support for the former vice president.
Team Biden just released these new statewide endorsements:
- Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard
- Oakland Park Vice Mayor Jane Bolin
- State Representative Kamia Brown, Orlando
- Commissioner Bakari Burns, Orlando
- Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Dawn Curtis
- State Representative Ben Diamond, Tampa
- State Representative Bobby DuBose, Fort Lauderdale
- Kissimmee City Commissioner Angela Eady
- Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney
- Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez
- Representative Evan Jenne, Hollywood
- Former Senator Arthenia Joyner, Tampa
- Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long
- State House Minority Leader Kionne Mcghee, Miami
- Lee County Commissioner Rick Minor
- Miami Beach City Commissioner and Former State Representative David Richardson
- Former State Representative and Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Sean Shaw, Tampa
- Former Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez
- State Senator Annette Taddeo, Miami
- Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera
- State Attorney Andrew Warren, Tampa
We are still waiting for someone to come out publicly for Sen. Sanders. Will it be Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell? Fat chance. Rep. Mucarsel-Powell has already expressed to The Floridian her distaste for Sanders’ extreme positions.
Mucarsel-Powell supports the Affordable Care Act and has dismissed Sanders’ “Medicare for All” healthcare initiative.