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Javier Manjarres
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February 3, 2022

Florida Democrats Just Soiled the Bed

The latest Suffolk University/USA Today Network poll conducted in Florida is bad news for Florida Democrats.

Remember, Republicans have already surpassed Democrats in voter registrations. On Election Day, Republicans could have a 200,000 voter registrati0n advantage.

Now the Suffolk poll shows that President Biden’s approval ratings are in the dumps.

According to the poll released Tuesday, Biden's overall approval rating stands at 39%, with 53% disapproving of his job performance, mirroring other national surveys conducted in the last few weeks. Voters cited Biden's handling of the economy as the biggest reason for his overall disapproval rate.

What’s worse for Democrats is that Senator Marco Rubio (R) is leading Rep. Val Demings (D) 47-40% in the poll.

It gets worse.

In a head-to-head 2024 match-up between Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Biden, Gov. DeSantis has a 52% to 44% advantage. READ MORE

 Maggie Likes Jeanette

Maggie's List has announced that it has endorsed Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez for reelection.

“Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez is a bright, shining light among conservative women and we are thrilled to endorse her re-election campaign. It has been my privilege to work with her in Florida politics for more than a decade and support her tireless dedication to ensure that future generations can thrive by enacting policies of smaller government, fiscal responsibility and educational freedom for all,” said Maggie’s List Chairman Sandra Mortham.

Val vs. Marco

The hotly contested senate race between Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Val Demings could get ugly at any moment.

After Sen. Rubio congratulated the firebrand Congresswoman from Orlando for getting the endorsement of the Green New Deal PAC, Team Demings fired back. READ MORE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-The 2022 Tax Filing Season has officially begun. As you prepare to file your taxes, check out the IRS's Free File Options. Qualified taxpayers can use these guided, online tax preparation services for free

Kat Cammack-This administration is so out of touch and hell bent on an agenda of making Americans dependent on big government to maintain control that they have forgotten that everything they touch goes to either crime or chaos.

Lauren Book-If a girl or woman does not want to carry a pregnancy to term bc she did not consent to being raped, members of the FL Senate shouldn’t be able to deny her an abortion bc she needed more time. Women should have control over their own repro rights — period!

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Distancing yourself from people who threaten your mental health and well-being is top tier self-care.

Debbie Mayfield-I was honored to receive the Defender of Dignity Award from @FlaCathBps this morning. It was humbling to see the many Catholics from around our state who took the time to advocate for their values in Tallahassee today.

 

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio

Judge Takes Aim at Landmark First Amendment Ruling" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—In a case involving a former Orange Park councilman, a Florida appeals-court judge Wednesday blasted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the First Amendment. Judge Brad Thomas of the 1st District Court of Appeal wrote an 11-page concurring opinion that took aim at the Supreme Court’s 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan ruling, which, in part, required that public officials prove “actual malice” to prevail in defamation lawsuits.

"New Poll Shows Biden, Democrats Struggling In Florida Ahead Of Midterms" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Floridians broadly expressed a poor opinion of President Biden's job performance almost ten months before the 2022 midterm elections, with more than half of potential voters disapproving his handling of the economy and pandemic, a new poll revealed.

"(VIDEO) Rubio Credits Trump for Environmental Funding, Not Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a press conference with other members of the Florida Republican Congressional delegation, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) flipped the script on Democrats giving Trump credit for environmental support over the current Biden Administration.

"Elections Law Fights Ramp Up Again" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Amid fierce opposition from Democrats, a Senate committee Tuesday backed an elections bill that includes adding more rules for voting by mail and creating a state office to investigate allegations of voting irregularities.

"Demings Responds to Rubio Congratulating her for Receiving 'Hyperpartisan' Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has aimed criticism at Florida Rep. Val Demings (D)calling her a far-Left candidate who’s a “Pelosi Puppet.” In a recent assessment, the senior senator from Florida added that Demings would also be a “Schumer Puppet” should she be elected to the Senate. As endorsements pour in for each candidate, Rubio’s reelection team is now congratulating Demings for having received the endorsement from a Green New Deal PAC, calling it “hyperpartisan.”

"DeSantis's Environment Resiliency Plan Receives Bipartisan Praise" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Republican-led Florida Legislature Could Tackle Corporate Welfare" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In the era of COVID, Americans from all walks of life have endured extraordinary economic woes because of the U.S. economy practically shutting down with the spread of the pandemic, and now the Florida legislature may play a role in ending 'Corporate welfare.'

"Levine Cava Touts Decrease in gun Violence" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media this week to discuss the accomplishments of the Miami-Dade County government, affirming that “our plan is working,” Levine Cava discussed how she has addressed gun violence.

"Central Florida Republicans Raise Big Cash to Replace Stephanie Murphy" by The Floridians—The Republican congressional primary race to replace retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in Florida’s 7th Congressional District is heating up, this as the top three contenders in the crowded primary race —Navy Seal Brady Duke, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Combat Veteran Cory Mills—have all reported raising over $700,000 for their respective campaigns.

"NRSC Launches New Podcast 'Red Zone' With Trump as Its Debut Guest" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"New Poll: DeSantis Beats Biden in 2024, but not Trump" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid rumors of him running for president in 2024, Floridians do not seem to be fully behind Governor DeSantis (R-FL) leaving his post as governor. In fact, Floridians prefer President Trump to Gov.DeSantis in the latest 2024 presidential polls.

"Biden To Sign Executive Order On Crypto Regulations As Matter of 'National Security' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mast Says Biden 'Sending a Middle Finger' to Florida Over Water Conservation" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rep. Rashida Tlaib wants to end U.S. funding to apartheid Lebanon" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg

Taddeo Dubbed 'the Most Compelling Candidate'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has shared an article from the Economist calling her “the most compelling candidate” in the upcoming 2022 midterm election. The Florida Democrat is currently campaigning across the state of Florida on her RV tour to unseat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

"Senate Tees Up Potential Election Changes" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—each year, add steps for voting by mail and create a state office to probe alleged election irregularities.

"(VIDEO) DeSantis Calls Out Nazi 'Jackasses,' Says he Will not be Smeared by Democrats" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As "Nazis" trended on Twitter, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), addressed last weekend's Orlando Nazi rally, calling those who partook in the gathering as "Jackasses."

"Rubio on Demings Silence: 'She Doesn't Want To Tell People The Truth'" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to Rep. Val Demings' silence on the question if she "think Floridians are better off than they were a year ago," saying his Democratic opponent is afraid to tell American "people the truth."

"(VIDEO) DeSantis Wants Hotels Punished for Housing Illegal Immigrants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WEST PALM BEACH—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed a report by The Floridian of 4 busloads of illegal immigrants having been unloaded in Maitland, Florida this weekend, saying that there are “a lot of assets that are involved in first identifying, you know what exactly is going on there, and then trying to figure out who’s involved.”

Rep. Kat Cammack during an interview with The Floridian
Kat Cammack Police

"Cammack: Food Supply is a 'National security threat'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Charlie Crist Replaces Politicized Holocaust Message" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—The international community mourned the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust last Thursday to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration serves as a day to “never forget” the consequences of tyranny and unchecked hate. Leaders across the globe made statements in solitarily with the Jewish community and pledged to keep those victims’ memories alive.

"DeSantis: The Media Thinks Voters are ‘Stupid’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again taking issue with the Mainstream Media, accusing it of thinking voters are “stupid.” Much like President Donald Trump (R), DeSantis has been vocal regarding what he believes is a double standard in the media.

"Rubio Campaign Sounds Off on Demings for Avoiding the Media" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After making her official bid for the US Senate, US Rep. Val Demings (R-FL) has made a 180-degree change in her public appearance. This week, the Rubio campaign sounded off on Demings for avoiding the media in an awkward interaction with someone just before or after a campaign event.

"Senate Ready to Take Up Abortion Limit" by News Service of Florida

"Demings Raises Whopping $7.1 Million to Closeout 2021" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Val Demings (D), who is running to the U.S. Senate this year against Sen. Marco Rubio (R), has posted another whopping fundraising quarter to end 2021

"(VIDEO) Loomer Exposes Buses of Illegal Immigrants Arriving in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Awards Cities With $80 Million in Rebuild Florida Funds, Democrats Call him a 'Fraud'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—FORT LAUDERDALE—Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that some $80 million was awarded to several South Florida cities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program.

"Slain NYPD Officer Widow In Powerful Eulogy Blast Manhattan DA and System That 'Continues To Fail Us'" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

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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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