Is the Fat Lady About to Sing in Florida?
Florida Democrats are waking up to the somber news that Republicans have padded their lead of registered voters. Like I said, at this pace, the Florida GOP may top 200K+ more registered voters than Democrats by Election Day. Sound the alarm! This is not good for Manny and the bunch. READ MORE
Senator Marco Rubio
Arguably one of the most successful U.S. Senators in Washington right now, Senator Marco Rubio, who is running for reelection against Rep. Val Demings (D), took time off of his busy schedule to pen an op-ed for The Floridian.
Nowadays, Sen. Rubio has been focused on what else, pushing back the Biden “Socialist agenda” that Progressives in Washington have been championing. READ MORE
AIF’s 2022 Legislative Priorities
Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his legislative agenda during his State of the State address earlier this week, and many other state legislators have also pointed to the issues and bills they would also like to see addressed over the next two months.
Now the Affiliated Industries of Florida (AIF) has done the same. READ MORE
"I think the legislature trusts the Governor’s judgment because of past performance and are supportive of the freedom policies laid out in his State of the State speech. The Governor and legislative leaders are like-minded in a lot of ways which should make for a smooth Session."- Nick Iarossi, Capital City Consultants
Rick Scott-I’m demanding answers on how @TeamUSA will protect athletes at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. We must prevent the sensitive info of U.S. athletes from getting into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party & ensure athletes can speak & communicate freely.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz-This #SCOTUS ruling sets back our fight to slay #COVID and fails our workers. I hope states & businesses adopt smart vaccine & mask rules to curb COVID’s spread. House Democrats will not stop fighting to protect workers.
Rep. Val Demings-Not to provide equal access to GI benefits is a disservice to our service members in the National Guard.
Congressman Byron Donalds-HUGE WIN for millions of Americans. The federal government did NOT and should NEVER have the authority to order private companies to abridge the freedoms of their employees by instituting a vaccine mandate.
BBBye vaccine mandate!
María Elvira Salazar -Russia is threatening to place its military on our doorstep for the first time since the Cold War. Biden's weak foreign policy continues to endanger American lives. What else will this Administration allow?
"Former Rubio Legislative Aide Alina Garcia to Run for Florida Senate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"Florida Republicans Continue Registering More Voters Than Democrats" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican Party of Florida is taking another victory lap around the Florida Democratic Party, celebrating that they have a 45,153 registered voter advantage. This doesn't look good for Florida Democrats.
"Rubio: I Won’t let Biden Hijack Florida’s Elections" by Senator Marco Rubio—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”
"Rubio: 'Americans Think Biden is a Disaster'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”
"Justices Order New Trials for Death Row Inmates" by News Service of Florida's JIm Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered new trials for two Death Row inmates, including for a man convicted in the murders of a Broward County couple after his mother provided key testimony.
"Moody Unveils Initiative Tackling Human Trafficking" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) announced a new human trafficking initiative. Most recently, the AG Moody addressed rising smash-and-grab robberies, but now the new initiative invites business owners to train staff, so they can report instances of human trafficking. Calling it an effort to have “partners in the community,” Moody was joined by several other political figures in unveiling the initiative.
"Casey DeSantis: ‘Freedom is Prevailing in Florida’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis, released a message to supporters, praising Florida and affirming that “freedom is prevailing in Florida.” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been fighting several controversies while also facing three gubernatorial challengers. However, Casey DeSantis assured that the state is moving forward, arguing that “Florida is the freest state in the United States.”
"Annette Taddeo Reveals Plans for Florida's Pre-K Programs" by The Floridian's Jim McCool and Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee, FL - Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40) revealed her ambitious plans for pre-K programs in Florida ahead of the 2022 legislative session on Wednesday in a press conference to discuss her newly-file SB 1922.
"Consumer Inflation Jumps At Fastest Pace In Nearly 40 Years" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Inflation jumped at its fastest 12-month pace in nearly 40 years in December, as the surging costs continues to eat into Americans' wages and indicating that inflationary price pressure is showing no sign of easing.
"Democrat Cruises to Win in Hastings District" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — More than nine months after the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, South Florida voters Tuesday elected Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick to succeed him.
"Rubio Campaign Calls Demings ‘Politically Convenient’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
“Florida can use those 1 million expired COVID-19 tests, after all ” by Tampa Bay Times’ Kirby Wilson— “At the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie ran into Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. He had news for her. The federal government has agreed to give Florida another three-month extension to use the nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that expired in a state warehouse at the end of December, Guthrie said. Fried,
"Waltz Accuses Olympics Committee of ‘Hypocrisy’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed for Fox News, discussing the upcoming Beijing Olympics. The Florida Republican, taking issue with the International Olympic Committee, accused the committee of “hypocrisy,” arguing that “China will use Olympics to camouflage, distort and hide their oppressive authoritarian regime.
“Florida Republicans craft restrictive abortion law Democrats have little power to stop” by POLITICO’s Arek Sarkissian— Republicans who control the Florida Legislature have spent months crafting the proposal after Texas lawmakers in May banned all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and opened up abortion providers to lawsuits from private individuals.
"Democrat Fried Says "Free State of Florida" a DeSantis Dog Whistle" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee—In response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a press conference to pan all of Gov. DeSantis talking points, especially his use of the terms “Freedom” and “the Free State of Florida,” which she refers to as a “dog whistle.”
“DeSantis: Freedom is good, COVID mandates, lockdowns are bad” by The Associated Press’ Brendan Farrington
"Ron DeSantis Reinforces Florida's Ban On CRT" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Florida has easily been one of the most proactive in shooting down Critical Race theory education almost one year ago. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) kicked off his State of the State Address further reinforced the state's ban on CRT in the classrooms.
"DeSantis Takes Shots at Fauci in State of the State Address" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Today's State of the State Address before the Florida House, was always poised to be a politically-charge speech. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) delivered, opening up his State of the State Address by taking shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci and the federal government.
"RNC Sues NYC Election Officials To Block Law Allowing Noncitizens To Vote" by The Floridian's Mona Salama
“Florida Senate panel backs bill to overhaul students’ annual testing” by Miami Herald’s Ana Ceballos and Tampa Bay Times’ Jeffrey S. Solochek
Both Republicans and Democrats use 'Ghost Candidates" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Two of Florida’s most progressive state legislators, Reps. Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith, have joined fellow Democratic legislators, Angie Nixon and Tavaris McCurdy, to pen a letter to the Florida Public Service Commission asking them to conduct an audit into Florida Power & Light (FPL) “to determine whether ratepayer money was used, directly or indirectly, to finance the fake candidate schemes,” or "ghost candidates."
"GOP Immigration Proposal Emerges" by the News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — In one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities for this year’s legislative session, two Republican lawmakers have filed a proposal that seeks to ratchet up immigration enforcement. In the state.
"Implementation is Key to Make Progress Monitoring Work for Students" OPINION—When COVID-19 caused the cancellation of state assessments in 2020, it created a rare opportunity to re-evaluate what parts of our public education system were working and which needed changes.
"Progressive Supervisor of Elections in Florida Asks GOP Candidate if He's With 'Proud Boys' (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Progressive Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott has recently been caught on camera appearing to take sides in the contentious special congressional election in Florida’s 20th District by asking Republican congressional nominee Jason Mariner if he was a member of the Proud Boys and if he had “thrown up” hand signs that could be portrayed as racist.
"Senate 2022 Field Officially Set: Thune and Johnson To Run for Reelection" by The Floridian's Mona Salama
"DeSantis Blames Federal Gov. Failures on Lack of Therapeutic COVID-19 Treatment" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid controversial accusations of stockpiling COVID-19 tests, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has publicly come blaming the federal government's failures on a lack of monoclonal and therapeutic treatments for COVID-19.
(Exclusive to the Floridian) "Rubio: Biden ‘Doesn’t Enforce the law’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As President Joe Biden’s (D) Administration nears its first year in office, the President is touting accomplishments while GOP lawmakers are raising concerns. Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), who’s currently running a reelection campaign against Florida Rep. Val Demings (R) , spoke to The Floridian about the Biden Administration’s response to illegal immigration and the border.
"Fried accuses DeSantis of Trying to ‘Circumvent Oversight’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Building Inspections Proposed After Surfside Collapse" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders
"Fried Responds to DeSantis's Confirmation That COVID Test Kits Expired" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's recent press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, The Floridian publisher, Javier Manjarres, asked the governor about the accusation made against him by Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried (D-FL), who accused him of letting COVID-19 test kits expire.
"Byron Donalds Says he Will Hold Pelosi Accountable for Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On the 1-year anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riot, Democratic legislators are using the ominous day to push their media narrative that former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters, actually tried to overthrow the federal government.
"Charlie Crist Accuses DeSantis of 'Aiding and Abetting' Jan. 6th Rioters" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—One year ago today the infamous January 6th riot on Capitol Hill took place in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Now, Democrats are expected to start talking up the events again with gubernatorial candidate and US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) accusing Governor DeSantis (R-FL) of "aiding and abetting," January 6th rioters.
"Biden Blames Trump For Jan.6 Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol riot by repeatedly bashing former President Donald Trump while rallying Senate Democrats to force the passage of sweeping federal election reforms.
"DeSantis Compares Capitol Riot to 'Assassination Attempt of Republican members of Congress' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked his thoughts about the 1-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, where the first term governor compared the riot to the “attempted assassination of Republican members of Congress” at congressional baseball game practice on June 14, 2017.
The JUICE is juiced by Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool