JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 6.16.2021 —America is a Rotten Place?— Crist Defends Fried— Murphy vs. Sabatini— More…

JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 6.16.2021 —America is a Rotten Place?— Crist Defends Fried— Murphy vs. Sabatini— More…

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 16, 2021

Is America a ‘Rotten Place?’

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to step on the proverbial neck of the controversial and racially divisive Critical Race Theory education concept, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that it only serves to divide “kids based on race.” Democratic lawmakers are pushing back, calling DeSantis moves against CRT as being nothing more than a “strawman” argument. READ MORE

Charlie Crist vs. Nikki Fried

Hours after AG Commissioner Nikki Fried came out defending Crist after the Florida GOP mistakenly called him antisemitic, Crist returned the favor, defending Fried’s recent amoebic fundraising efforts.

The Floridian caught up to Crist outside of the House Chamber in the Capitol where we asked him if he thought her race was having fundraising troubles.

In true Charlie form, he stated, “I don’t think so, we’ll know by the end of the month.”

Those of us that know Charlie will argue that what he really meant to say was, ‘yeah, she didn’t raise a whole lot of cash, but we can’t say if she is sunk until later this month.’

That’s it.

More Charlie…

We asked Crist about DeSantis’s recent bill signings, and while he said that he had to read into the ‘Prayer in School’ law before he could make an assessment, he did take a shot at the governor over SB 90, the controversial election integrity law.

“He’s trying to suppress votes, it’s sad,” said Crist. “When you’re fighting against being able to vote, you are fighting against Democracy.”


Rep. Stephanie Murphy vs. Rep. Anthony Sabatini

This could be the premier congressional contest of the 2022 midterm election.

A week or so after Sabatini announced that he would be challenging Murphy, Murphy put out fundraising ask labeling Sabatini a Trump nutjob. Game on! READ MORE



Nikki Fried @NikkiFried-Holding Ron DeSantis accountable on the environment, on rule of law, and democracy is a full time job.

Representative Fentrice Driskell @FentriceForFL-Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is one of many needed ways to pay homage to our past and begin the necessary work of ensuring equality and inclusion in the days and years ahead.

Jason Pizzo @senpizzo-Roughly 30% of our incarcerated population is released each year – the relatively small task of writing some words of encouragement can contribute to reducing recidivism and increasing public safety, while those sentenced to life often find purpose mentoring those to be released.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones @ShevrinJones-The pockets where gun violence is happening, @GovRonDeSantis needs your leadership. Step off the campaign trail for two seconds and govern/lead ALL 21 million people in the State of Florida. The families of the victims deserve your leadership and attention!

Bobby DuBose for FL @DuBoseforFL-South Florida is fortunate to have a large population of Hispanics and Latinos that enrich the community with their culture. The most recent presidential election served as a reminder of how powerful the Hispanic/Latino community is. There is always strength in numbers.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini @AnthonySabatini-Swamp Creature @SMurphyCongress is having a mental breakdown now that I’m in the race—take a look.

Jimmy Patronis @JimmyPatronis-It was an honor to present Lieutenant Dustin Hawkins from @indianriverfire with the H.E.R.O.E.S award today. Lt. Hawkins goes above and beyond every day to support first responders and Floridians and it’s people like him who are our real HEROES!


Rick Scott
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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com 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. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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