JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.25.2022 — Redistricting on Tap in Tallahassee—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.25.2022 — Redistricting on Tap in Tallahassee—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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January 25, 2022

Show me the Maps

After Gov. Ron DeSantis threw a curveball into the redistricting process by submitting his own map, Florida legislators must now find a balance that will include the “soft” State Senate map with the aggressive House map without bucking the most prominent and influential governor in the entire country.

No pressure, of course.

Gov. DeSantis’s map mirrors the current House map being considered, so it’s up to the Republican-led legislature to find a happy place somewhere in the middle. Let’s just hope they don’t screw the pooch as they did in 2012 when they got caught fudging the lines.

One of the most widely watched congressional district races in the nation is the contest to replace Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D), who appears to have decided to not seek reelection because of growing pro-Republican, anti-Democratic sentiment that has been trending since 2016. READ MORE

 

Florida Sheriff’s Love Them Some Sen. Rubio and Gov. DeSantis

Some 55-59 Florida Sheriffs have come together to jointly endorse Gov. Ron DeSantis’s and Senator Marco Rubio’s respective reelection contests

Considering how Florida Democrats, all Democrats across the country have pushed the “Defund the Police” narrative and movement, it really is to no one’s surprise that the law enforcement community is backing Sen. Rubio, Gov. DeSantis, and just about every other Republican.

 

Jimmy's Florida

CFO Jimmy Patronis has decided to just roll out all of his legislative endorsements all at once. Why not? He makes our job here at The Floridian so much easier. Gracias Jaime!

Jimmy Patronis
Jimmy Patronis

Linda Stewart-Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens Monday.. An IRS worker shortage, a huge workload from pandemic-related programs and a stalled legislative boost in funding to help process returns will mean a painful filing season.

Annette Taddeo (She/Her/Ella)-Why is Ron DeSantis so obsessed with CRT when it’s not even being taught in Florida schools? Well… maybe it’s to distract us from the REAL issues and corruption running through his own administration, starting with the Florida Department of Education.

Jimmy Patronis-As a former member of the House, I’m incredibly proud to have the endorsements of these hard working men and women of the Florida Legislature — look forward to continuing our great work together for the betterment of our state.

Kat Cammack-The White House comms team must feel like full-time janitors with all the messes Biden and Harris have made that they have to clean up, not just in recent weeks, but this whole year. 1/2

Rep. Anthony Sabatini-“Staunch Donald Trump supporter Anthony Sabatini also said that an "America First" policy should mean no U.S. involvement in Ukraine. Rep. Sabatini has set up a petition urging President Joe Biden not to involve the U.S. with the situation in Ukraine.”

 

Cory Mills
Cory Mills

"Mills Scores the Endorsement From Another Trump Congressional Endorsee" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the Florida Legislature expected to finalize redistricting maps in the coming weeks, one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country is the contest to replace retiring Rep Stephanie Murphy (D).

"Murphy, McCaul Introduce Prosper Africa Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A bipartisan effort spearheaded by Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R) introduced a bill this week to improve trade between the United States and Africa. The Prosper Africa Act would “promote two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.” Moreover, it “codifies an existing interagency initiative developed to increase trade and investment, connecting U.S. and African companies with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities.”

"Rubio Endorses Alina Garcia for State Senate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has endorsed Alina Garcia (R) in her bid for Florida state Senate. Earlier this month, the Floridian spoke to Garcia regarding her political aspirations.

"DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Baselessly Attacking’ Florida" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again chastising the Biden Administration, arguing that it “is once again baselessly attacking the Sunshine State.”

"Biden Caught On Hot Mic Calling Fox News Reporter 'Stupid SOB' by The Floridian's Mona Salama—

"Pentagon Places 8,500 Troops In U.S. On 'Heightened Alert' To Deploy Over Russia-Ukraine Tensions" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Economic Boom in Key West Despite Lack of Cruise Ship Traffic" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While Floridians may be focused on issues such as CRT or COVID-19 mandates, ship ports have consumed South Florida politics for over one year now. Now, the Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships is reporting "all-time highs" in economic success with fewer cruise ship traffic.

Cammack Warns of Economic ‘Crash’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has been a staunch critic of the Biden Administration. In a recent interview with The Floridian, the Florida Republican warned that the country is headed into an economic “crash” under President Joe Biden (D). The President recently celebrated his first year in office, which drew applause from Democrats but scorn from Republicans.

Maria Elvira Salazar
Maria Elvira Salazar

"Rep. Salazar Praises DeSantis’ ‘Arroz con Pollo’ Leadership" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has designated the Sunshine State as the “Free State of Florida.” He has made a distinction between himself and President Joe Biden (D), arguing that Florida is leading by example in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Though he has received criticism from just about every Democrat in the state, Republicans have shared their support of Governor DeSantis's overall economic policies and leadership.

"FL Democrats Announce Funding to Combat HIV" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The announcement from Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D)Val Demings (D), and Darren Soto (D) is for a $3.5 million federal grant that will “help ensure that residents living with HIV/AIDS can access medical care and critical support services.” The announcement also comes at a time when the FDA has approved the first injection regimen for HIV prevention.

"Waltz: U.S. Faces National Security ‘Crisis’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Miami Beach hit With Antisemitic 'COVID Agenda is Jewish' Propaganda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The antisemitic and racist GOYIM TV appears to have decimated antisemitic propaganda on Miami Beach this weekend, claiming that the COVID pandemic is somehow a Jewish agenda.

"House 'Squad' Ignores Rep. Salazar Makes Plea for Help in Cuba (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While many in politics have seemingly forgotten about the crisis in Cuba and the subsequent protest on the island and in South Florida that occurred last this Summer, US Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) has not given up on providing aid to the Cuban people. This week, Salazar sat down with The Floridian where she detailed her bipartisan efforts to provide aid to the Cuban people.

"Feds Launch Appeal of Ruling on Sports Betting" by Dara Kam of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- With the future of mobile sports betting in Florida at stake, the federal government this week took the first step in appealing a judge’s decision that scrapped a deal that gave the Seminole Tribe control over sports wagering in the state.

"DeSantis Announces Florida Officially Outperforming Nation in Job Growth" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

"Murphy Touts $1 Billion for Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Says Redistricting ‘Will Work Itself Out’ by News Service of Florida—that his administration proposed.

Biden Uses Infrastructure Bill To Fulfill Ask from Hedge Fund Billionaire Donor’s Foundation” by The Washington Free Beacon’s Collin Anderson President Joe Biden used his $1 trillion infrastructure bill to boost an environmental foundation run by a hedge fund billionaire who contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat's campaign.

Sen. Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Scott Says Democrats 'Desperate for Power' With Failed Attempt to end Filibuster" by The Floridian's Javier ManjarresWASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Democrat move to get rid of the filibuster was defeated Wednesday night, as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema joined all Senate Republicans, including Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, in voting against (48-52) Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s last-ditch effort to push through a couple of controversial election bills.

"Salazar Wants to 'Seal the Damn Border' With new Dignity Immigration Bill [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier ManjarresWashington, D.C.—Freshman Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) will be filing an updated version of her “Dignity” immigration bill she introduced in 2021.

"DeSantis’ Office Calls District 5 ‘Unlawful Gerrymander’" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Florida goes through the redistricting process ahead of the 2022 midterm election, Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) office has taken issue with Florida’s 5th congressional district. Calling it an “unconstitutional gerrymander,” Florida Rep. Al Lawson (D) is the representative of that district.

"Rep. Eskamani Calls Florida's Anti-Abortion Bill a 'Political Agenda'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Abortion has been one of the hottest topics in national politics since Texas passed their ban on abortion late last year. Now, State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49) is calling Florida's latest anti-abortion bill a, "political agenda."

"Crist Compares DeSantis to Castro and Maduro, but not Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who is running for governor in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary election, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Communist Leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro but refrains from calling DeSantis Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman-Schultz Compares Voter IDs Provisions to 'Cauldron of Suppression and Oppression' of Communism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) compares voter integrity provisions such as voter identification are "the cauldron of suppression and oppression" to that of communist countries as reasons Congress needs to pass the federal election takeover legislation.

"Crist Dubs Himself as the 'Strongest Candidate' Against DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Cammack, Rubio Introduce 2022 Keep Kids in Schools Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Sen. Jones Says DeSantis is 'Consistent on Environmental Issues'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives just 4 years ago, no one would have thought that he would become the first “Green Governor” in Florida’s history focused on environmental issues."

"Rubio: Democrats Want to ‘Micro-Manage America’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Lawmakers Tie National Anthem to Sports Money" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis, Simpson Said to Support Constitutional Carry Legislation" by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A little over a month since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis allegedly said that he supported the HB 103 Constitutional Carry measure filed in the Florida House of Representatives, Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) is said to have pledged his “support” for the bill and would urge Republican Senators to present a senate version of the House gun bill.

"Watchdog Predicted Afghan Air Force Collapse Months Before U.S Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Florida Lawmakers Take Aim at Critical Race Theory" by Jim Turner of News Service of Florida

"Joe Biden Echoes Nikki Fried on Election Laws" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With voter rights issues still being debated over a year after the controversial 2020 election, President Joe Biden (D) is now echoing Nikki Fried on comparing Republican election legislation to Jim Crow laws.

"Poll: GOP Overtakes Democrats In Party Preference By 14 Points" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Florida Jewish Lawmakers Respond to Synagogue Attack" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Saturday, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas faced a hostage situation after three hostages were held for almost 11 hours. The hostages were unharmed, and the perpetrator was killed after a rescue team breached the synagogue. However, there is no word as to whether the perpetrator was killed from a self-inflicted shot or if the perpetrator was shot by law enforcement. In response, prominent Jewish lawmakers in South Florida are responding to the synagogue attack.

"Rubio Vows to 'Restore the American Dream'" by. The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) directed a message to supporters, vowing to “restore the American Dream.”

"DeSantis Offers Up Prospective Redistricting Congressional Map" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has weighed in the redistricting process on Sunday as his general counsel, Ryan Newman, submitted a plan that appears to mirror the most-recent House plan that Democrats have called a gerrymandered map.

"Gov. DeSantis Outpaces Democratic Field in Donations Ahead of 2022" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the 2022 midterm elections less than a year away, Florida's gubernatorial election is poised to be the most hotly contested election this midterm cycle. However, donor data is showing a reality starkly contrasted to the media's portrayal of a tight race. Currently,  Governor DeSantis (R-FL) is outpacing the Democrat gubernatorial field in donations by tens of millions of dollars.

"Nikki Fried Reasserts Comparing DeSantis to Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than two days after comparing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to Nazi Adolf Hitler, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) appears to reassert her controversial remarks from last Friday.

"Florida Democrats go Silent as 'Ghost Candidate' Controversy Unfolds" by The Floridiain's Javier Manjarres—Outspoken Florida Democrats protesting “Write-In” or so-called “Ghost Candidates” are suddenly silent about their own apparent ghosts of elections past.

"Iarossi Says DeSantis's 'Free State of Florida' Speech Rallied Floridians" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The 2022 Florida legislative session is now underway, and while Governor Ron DeSantis’s “State of the State” or "Free State of Florida" address invigorated Republican legislators and voters, and Independent voters, Florida Democrats were quick to criticize the yearly address as a mere political play to appease his voting base of support.

"Florida Gov. DeSantis Compared to Hitler by Democrat Nikki Fried" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for governor in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Nazi Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman Schultz Says 'SCOTUS Ruling Sets Back our Fight'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

 

"House Takes Up Ballot Initiative Restriction" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—& Elections Committee is scheduled Tuesday to take up the proposal (HJR 1127), filed by Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia.

"Murphy Secures More than $245M to Rebuild Bridges" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Before her time ends in office, having announced that she would not run for reelection, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) has secured almost $245 million for the Sunshine State. The effort, a result of a bipartisan infrastructure law, will help repair and build bridges.

"Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate, Backs Health Worker Rule" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

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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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