JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.06.2022 — Who Will Challenge DeSantis in the General Election?—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.06.2022 — Who Will Challenge DeSantis in the General Election?—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 6, 2022

Campaigning Against Ron DeSantis

As we get closer to the 2022 gubernatorial election in Florida, the political barbs Democrats are throwing at Gov. Ron DeSantis will only get sharper and more ridiculous.

Gov. DeSantis will not be pushing back just yet, he will surely keep his powder dry until after the Democratic gubernatorial primary race between Rep. Charlie Crist, State Senator Annette Taddeo, and AG Commissioner Nikki Fried is settled.

Commissioner Fried has taken an all-out, scorched earth approach to contrast herself to Gov. DeSantis, a move that has hurt her credibility, even if she doesn’t believe it has.

Calling the governor of Florida a “dic” will not win her points with the bulk of Democratic voters.

On the other hand, Rep. Crist and Sen. Taddeo have not gone done that vitriolic rabbit hole, and have measured their attacks against DeSantis, staying on message by, for the most part, criticizing his policies and leadership.

“Just another day of Ron DeSantis doing absolutely nothing about surging COVID cases in Florida, leaving our most vulnerable citizens to fend for themselves,” stated Rep. Crist.

All three candidates have garnered endorsements, but the latest feather in the cap that Sen. Taddeo has acquired is significant. Taddeo got the nod of approval from Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. It’s a huge get. READ MORE

Commissioner Fried recently posted the endorsements of several current and former state legislators.


·      Kristen Arrington HD-43

·      Joseph Casello – HD-90

·      Margaret Good – Fmr. HD-72

·      Cindy Polo – Fmr. HD-103

·      Kelly Skidmore – HD-90

·      Jennifer Webb – Fmr. HD-69


But none of this matters. What matters is how much money any of the candidates will have in the end to take on DeSantis.

The final end-of-year fundraising numbers aren’t out yet, but from what each candidate has raised up to this point, they need to ramp up their respective money game.

Who will break out as the top contender to face DeSantis?

Marco Rubio-In the last week 1% of Americans tested positive (& that doesn’t include unreported home tests & asymptomatic who never tested) Yet “hospitalizations”are 30% less than last January’s peak when we had far fewer cases

Debbie Wasserman Schultz0To beat #Omicron we need strong leaders who don't waver on getting vaxxed and boosted, and who vocally urge others to get the shot. That's def not @GovRonDeSantis

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -I along w/Reps @CarlosGSmit , @AngieNixon & @repmccurdy are asking the Public Services Commission (@floridapsc) to launch an audit on FPL’s (@insideFPL) expenditures to determine whether ratepayer money was used, directly or indirectly, to finance the fake candidate schemes

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-American families are facing the fastest-rising prices in 40 years, thanks to #Bidenflation obliterating families' budgets. Workers have lost three years of real wage growth under Biden (nearly $377/month in real wages since March). This spells trouble and @POTUS is MIA.

Congressman Charlie Crist-January 6 was one of the darkest days in American history. A violent mob attacked not only the Capitol, but also our Constitution and our democracy in an attempt to overturn our free and fair election.


Daniella Levine Cava

"DeSantis Slams ‘Blue State hypocrites’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) campaign is taking aim at “blue state hypocrites” after his team welcomed Florida Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D) to Miami Beach over New Year’s weekend. Gov. DeSantis, who’s received heavy criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, once again directed verbal jabs at the Democratic firebrand, referencing her criticism and the policies that have been enacted in New York.

"Mayor Levine-Cava Backs Taddeo for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) said this week that she would be traveling across Florida’s 67 to engage voters and to affirm that she’s working for the entire state. When Taddeo stops by Miami-Dade County, she’ll have one new lawmaker in her corner. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced her endorsement of Taddeo for Governor, calling her a “good friend & home-grown leader.”

"(VIDEO) Empty Grocery Store Shelves Debunk Biden's "Shelves are not Empty" Statement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In late December 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the ongoing supply chain interruptions that resulted from the current rate of inflation the U.S. was enduring, stating, “Packages are moving, gifts are being delivered, shelves are not empty.”

"Lt. Gov Nuñez Says Biden is 'Waiving the white flag' on COVID". by The Floridian's Jim McCool—President Biden (D) announcing a change in the federal Pandemic plan, or lack there of, has left Americans shocked after the president promised to end the public health crisis. Today, Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez (R-FL) sounded off on Biden for, "waving the white flag," on COVID-19

"Florida's Legislative Session to Open Without COVID-19 Restrictions" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- Legislative leaders are monitoring the spike in coronavirus cases across Florida but haven’t made plans to reimpose restrictions on public access that were used during the 2021 session. With the 2022 legislative session starting Jan. 11, people will be allowed to roam most of the Capitol complex and address lawmakers in person.

"GOP Lawmaker Calls Out Biden's Silence on Crime Wave" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Potty Mouth Fried Calls DeSantis a Male Sex Organ" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Cruz: Republicans Have 'Multiple Grounds to Consider' Impeaching Biden After Winning Back House in 2022" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) predicted "there's a chance" Republicans, once they retake back the House following the 2022 midterm elections, would likely move to impeach President Biden, arguing there are "multiple grounds to consider" for impeachment.

"Fried Defends 'Respectable' Convicted Felon Ben Frazier and his Criminal Past" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the news broke that Long-time Jacksonville-area actives Ben Frazier was arrested for trespassing shortly before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held another Monoclonal treatment press conference in Jacksonville, prominent Democratic leaders like Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and State Rep. Angie Nixon, referred to Frazier as “respected” as they protested his arrest.

"Allen West Grills Abbott's Operation Lone Star" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—In the state of Texas, LTC. Allen West (R-TX) is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, and today he spoke on the crisis facing the Texas National Guard and Military Department. West grilled the ongoing Operation Lone Star in Texas.

'Rick Scott Predicts Red Wave in 2022 Midterms" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With the 2022 midterm elections now only 10 months away, political camps are gearing up for plenty of high-stakes electioneering.   US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) , who heads up the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is predicting a red wave in the 2022 midterms.

"Trump Slams 'Low-Life Twitter' Following Marjorie Taylor Greene Ban" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Former President Trump slammed "low-life Twitter" over its decision to permanently suspend the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for violating the platform policy on COVID misinformation.

"Taddeo Campaign Will Visit all 67 Florida Counties" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Ladapo Blames ‘Testing Psychology’ for Testing Influx" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Calls On Biden Administration To Release ’Federal Stranglehold’ On COVID Antibody Treatments" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Cammack Defends DeSantis, Reminds AOC to Reach out to her Breast Cancer Constituents" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Cory Mills: Make American Farming Great Again" OPINION by Cory MIlls—The current American economy, which is arguably the worst in recent memory, has been perpetrated by President Joe Biden and his Progressive Democratic cohorts in the U.S. Congress.

"Fried Accuses DeSantis of Acting ‘Negligent’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Florida faces surging cases of COVID-19, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is calling for Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to make use of unused COVID-19 tests that she claims will soon expire. While she did not provide information on what tests she’s speaking of or where the information derives from, Commissioner Fried said that if Governor DeSantis does not act soon, it would be “negligent at best.”

"Scott: AOC is a ‘Complete Hypocrite’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has faced criticism from Democrats who accuse the Governor of disappearing while Floridians face a surge in COVID-19 cases. However, the Governor has responded to critics, arguing that he has been by the side of his wife who is facing breast cancer. One vocal critic has been New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D)...

"Casey DeSantis: Governor DeSantis Protected 'Liberty and Freedom' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—To close out the year, Casey DeSantis, the First Lady of Florida, shared a year in review message for supporters. Supporting her husband, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Casey championed the efforts of his administration while sharing that there’s more work to complete in 2022.

"Democrats Criticize DeSantis for Balancing Work and Family" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Fox News reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a few days off of his busy schedule to accompany his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, to one of her cancer treatments, The Floridian has learned that this was not the first time the governor has taken personal time to be with his wife and family as she battles breast cancer.

"Ron DeSantis Calls Biden Administration a 'Regime' on Education" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This year saw a mass politicization of the education system, with local school systems stirring up more controversy than the state or federal government. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is calling the Biden Administration a 'regime' on education.

"State Urges Appeals Court to Act on Health Worker Shots" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE --- Saying it is among states that are “unshielded,” Florida is pressing a full federal appeals court to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require health-care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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"AOC Spotted in Miami Beach, Ringing in New Year 'Enjoying a Taste of Freedom' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Demings Finds new Voice to Push the Biden Agenda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Death Row Inmate Proposal Sparks Opposition" by The News Service of Florida—is considering a proposal that would allow Death Row inmates to represent themselves in certain court proceedings, an idea that has drawn opposition from defense attorneys, prosecutors and mental-health advocacy groups.

"New Florida Residents Credit Ron DeSantis for State's Success" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Americans from across the nation pack their bags for Florida in droves, new Florida residents are crediting Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) policies for successfully fighting crime.

"Rick Scott Backs Navy in Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid new and unpopular vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has cracked down on military members avoiding COVID-19 vaccination. Now, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is taking religious vaccination exemptions for service members to the courts.

"Biden's Job Approval Rating Continues to Plummet" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Military Proposed as Alternative to Jail Time" by The News Service of Florida

"Wasserman-Schultz Joins Progressives Attacking Manchin For Social Spending Bill Rejection" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) joined fellow Progressive Democrats in lashing out at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he announced that he will not support President Biden's social welfare spending bill, essentially tanking the passage of the massive $1.75 trillion package.

"DeSantis Accused of Promoting 'State-Sponsored' Attacks Against Women in Politics" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) has recently taken to Twitter to express her concerns over what she calls the targeted "political harassment & intimidation" against women by "right wing actors." In a series of three statements (Tweets), Rep. Mucarsel-Powell doesn't divulge any specific instances of intimidation and harassment against her, just that the culprits are "right wing" with ties to "extreme white wing platforms," and are being supported by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Mike Waltz Praises Joe Manchin for 'Standing Up' to Build Back Better" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After enduring intense political opposition from the House "Squad," US Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) is praising US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for standing up against the costly Build Back Better agenda.

"Scott Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging Biden to add Israel Into Visa Waiver Program" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a group of 18 bipartisan Senators urging the Biden administration in support of granting Israel's inclusion into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

"Gambling Appeal in Florida Case Dropped" by News Service of Florida—that gave the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting throughout the state. Lawyers for Magic City Casino in Miami-Dade County and Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida on Friday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the appeal.

"Trump To Hold News Conference On Jan. 6" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"CFL Legislator Slams CRT With Byron Donalds' Life Story" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Rep. Spencer Roach (R-79) recently appeared on a talk show where he slammed Critical Race Theory (CRT) with the life story of Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL).

Cory Mills: Embracing our America First way of Life" OPINION—In less than one year, Americans will head to the polls to vote to overthrow the failing Progressive Socialist experiment and America Last Agenda that Congressional Democrats have been pushing ever since they cheated their way into controlling the three branches of government.

"DeSantis Warns Americans should Resist ‘Faucism’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to rally support against Dr. Anthony Fauci, and this time it comes after Dr. Fauci has shared his thoughts on the recent Omicron spread. Airlines have been the topic of discussion, considering whether or not passengers should be required to wear masks on planes.

"Republican-Led Firearm Proposal Would Allow Guns at Legislative Meetings" by The News Service of Florida—A House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to be armed with guns at state legislative meetings. Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, filed the bill (HB 6099) for consideration during the legislative session that will start Jan. 11.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of 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. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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