Trump wins Florida, Republicans pick up two key congressional seats

Trump wins Florida, Republicans pick up two key congressional seats

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 4, 2020

Florida Democrats are reeling after President Donald Trump won Florida by an astonishing 3.5%+ over former Vice President Joe Biden, but the results of two congressional seats in Miami-Dade County have left Democrats speechless.

Incumbent Democrat Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala, both lost their congressional reelection races in what appears to be a clear rebuke of Socialism by the Cuban exile community. Republicans were able to effectively paint both 'DMP' and Shalala as Socialism-minded legislators who support an extreme Progressive/Socialist ideology and agenda.

Rep. Shalala actually called herself a socialist while Rep. Mucarsel-Powell’s questionable support for Medicare for All and her possible support for the controversial Green New Deal — two Progressive measures that Republicans have effectively branded as pro-socialist issues.

Both Shalala and 'DMP' voted alongside the Progressive House "Squad" over 93% of the time. 

Gimenez Defeats Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

“Mucarsel-Powell is not the moderate or centrist Democrat that ran for congress in 2018. The freshman congresswoman appears to have gone all-in with the current Socialism-lite Democratic Party that supports “Medicare for All.” 

Gimenez has already accused Mucarsel-Powell of backing the Ocasio-Cortez’s expensive “Green New Deal” that Republicans call a job-killer.”

Here is how the rest of Florida’s congressional delegation faired last night:

The Winners

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R)

Rep. Brian Mast (R)

Rep. Neal Dunn (R)

Rep. John Rutherford (R)

Rep-Elect Kat Cammack

Rep. Michael Waltz (R)

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R)

Rep. Daniel Webster (R)

Rep. Al Lawson (D)

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D)

Rep. Bill Posey (R)

Rep. Daren Soto (D)

Rep. Val Demings (D)

Rep. Charlie Crist (D)

Rep. Kathy Castor (D)

Rep-elect Scott Franklin (R)

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R)

Rep. Greg Steube (R)

Rep-Elect Byron Donalds (R)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D)

Rep. Lois Frankel (D)

Rep. Ted Deutch (D)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D)

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R)

Rep-elect Carlos Gimenez (R)

Rep-Elect Maria Elvira Salazar (R) (Pictured)

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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