Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.2.2022 —FL Democrats Reject Buying Russian Oil—Moskowitz, Patronis...

Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.2.2022 —FL Democrats Reject Buying Russian Oil—Moskowitz, Patronis...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 2, 2022

Replacing Deutch

The race to replace Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch is underway. After the very likable, dog-loving congressman from West Boca Raton announced that he was leaving the U.S. House of Representatives, the name that quickly circulated as the most viable replacement was former State Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D).

The Floridian has learned that an active move to “clear the field” for Moskowitz is in progress, but other prominent Democrats are still expected to jump in the race.

For more on the race, READ MORE HERE

CFO Jimmy Patronis put on Notice

Adam Hattersley has officially announced that he will be challenging CFO Patronis in the 2022 midterm elections.

"Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy to be Florida's next Chief Financial Officer. Floridians deserve a CFO who will show up and fight for them. I pledge to be that CFO. I will represent you, the people of Florida, and not special interests. "

Game on.

Russian Oil is Bad. Real Bad.

The U.S. has become more dependent on foreign oil, and even Democrats are warning that buying Russian oil is counter-productive for America and a “losing issue for Floridians.”

Who said such a thing?

Progressive State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith. READ MORE


Linda Stewart-SB868 Sexual Battery Upon A Mentally Incapacitated Person, Unanimously Passes Senate. We want to make sure there is consistency when prosecuting these instances of sexual assault & we need to make it clear that rape is rape, regardless of victim’s choice to become under influence

Michael Grieco-Scary bill…if it passes, a child simply accused of a crime can be held in kid jail…in perpetuity… I tried to amend it…

Lauren Book-I am proud to call Joe Biden our President and I am grateful for his steady leadership during what are extremely challenging times both domestically and abroad. @

Senator Annette Taddeo (She/Her/Ella)-A successful welcome reception for Colombia Day at the Capitol 2022! Thank you to all our guests and sponsors who were able to facilitate such a joyous event.

Joe Harding-CS/HB 1453 “Sexually Explicit Material” passed through committee unanimously today. This is a threat that can happen to anyone, but a threat many women deal with daily. It is never ok to steal someone’s images or create fake and damaging photos in attempt to hurt someone.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-So now we need to secure the border? After over 2 million illegal immigrants crossed the border in 2021? And someone still hasn't seen the crisis firsthand or visited the hardworking Border Patrol agents working so hard to get a handle on this issue Biden created!

Rep. Anthony Sabatini-Worst State of the Union address in the history of our Nation


Jared Moskowitz
Jared Moskowitz

"Democrat Moskowitz Frontrunner to Replace Deutch" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rep. Smith: 'Florida's People are Losing" With Biden's Russian Oil Buys" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Broward County Schools Accept Defeat, Installs Bleeding Control Packs" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, that left 17 innocent teachers and students dead, Broward County Schools has taken measures to ensure there isn't another school shooting in the county.

"Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Bill Advances in Senate" by News Service of Florida's Ryan Dailey—TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is poised to consider a controversial measure that would prohibit school instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in early grade levels, as one Republican called on lawmakers to “soften” the bill when it is heard on the Senate floor.

"Brian Mast Calls Out Biden Over Border Crisis Hypocrisy" by The Floridian's Jim McCoo—US Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has called out President Biden (D) for securing the Capitol with fencing and national guard units in preparation for the State of the Union Address, but won't look to secure the Southern Border with Mexico with fencing and military troops.

"Florida Taxpayers Shouldn’t Subsidize Outdated Waste Technology" OPINION—In 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a first-of-its-kind ambitious goal under the Trump Administration to achieve a 50 percent national recycling rate by 2030. This goal was not only a much-celebrated environmental win by the vast array of diverse states and stakeholders, including Florida, it was also the culmination of coordinated support by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Even on Capitol Hill, 2020 saw the most recycling-related legislative activity ever.

"Fried Calls DeSantis 'Unpatriotic' for Refusing to Send National Guard to DC" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a gubernatorial campaign Twitter “Live” event Monday night where she took issue with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent refusal to send the Florida National Guard to Washington, D.C. for the State of the Union Address.

"Florida GOP Leaders Call for Maintaining State Control Over Water, Support for SB 2508" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Scott: Biden 'Pushed America to a Dangerous Dependence on Russia'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) directed criticism at President Joe Biden (D), arguing that the President has been counterproductive regarding energy independence in the United States. Amidst the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the former Governor of Florida has expressed his support for Ukraine while sharing his disappointment that Biden has “pushed America to a dangerous dependence on Russia & other foreign energy.”

"Levine Cava Endorses Judge Brown Jackson" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida is expected to be the host of a number of important midterm election races, including the gubernatorial race and the senatorial race. Last week, President Joe Biden’s (D) announcement of his pick for the Supreme Court added more focus to Florida when the President nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

"Former Florida NRA President Warns Floridians About 'Bogus' Political Mailing" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The former president of the Florida chapter of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Marion Hammer, has issued an email warning Floridians of an alleged mailing that imitates the “orange” alert postcard that the NRA is known to send out.

"Rubio Predicts Ukraine Will Become a Russian Puppet Government" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Many U.S. politicians have contributed their two cents to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Now, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is anticipating a "puppet Russian installed government" in Ukraine.

"Grieco Scores Long List of Democratic Endorsements" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Rick Scott Touts 'Rescue America' Plan at CPAC 2022 Stage" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Rubio at CPAC 2022: Infusion Of Marxism Influence Has 'Reinvigoration' Americans To Fight Back For Freedom and Liberty" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—ORLANDO, Florida — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) kicked off the second day at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) warning how the infusion of Marxism influences has threatened American freedom and culture but remarked how Americans are fighting back, saying it is a sign of a "pendulum swing back" in the right direction.

"Waltz: Invasion 'Violates... Fabric of International Norms'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) commented on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, saying that the invasion “violates the very fabric of international norms and is a direct threat to our Western values.” With mounting sanctions against Russia and NATO discussing a proper response to the invasion, the Florida Republican directed blame to the President while assessing the global implications of the invasion.

Op-Ed: As Democrats Overlook Florida, Republicans See Opportunity" by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel—For generations, Democrats have taken the Black vote for granted while failing to deliver. That strategy doesn’t work anymore. This week, the Republican National Committee is cutting the ribbon on our first Black American Community Center in Florida. It’s a symbol of our commitment to reaching new voters and showing they have a home in the Republican Party.


"GOP Parental Rights Bill Passes, Few Republicans Jump Ship" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Today, the nationally recognized Parental Rights in Education, or "Don't Say Gay" bill, as Democrats have branded it, has passed the Florida House of Representatives.

"Russia Launches 'Full-Scale' Invasion Across Ukraine, Warns Of 'Consequences' If West Intervenes" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DeSantis: Margaritas Won't Cure Bidenflation" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, Republicans directed criticism at the Biden Administration and Democrats, highlighting “Bidenflation” and those accused of contributing to it. With the Sunshine State hosting high profile political races in the upcoming 2022 November midterm election, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) released a video on social media, enjoying a margarita but lamenting that it won't cure "Bidenflation."

"Florida Senate Confirms Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Surgeon General" by News Service of Florida

"We Cannot Let Fatherlessness Stain Black History" OPINION by Jack Brewer—It is a problem many recognize, too few discuss, and even fewer know how to address, but the problem is persistent and leading to a generation of failed children. Too many children do not grow up with a father in their home. Thankfully this week leaders in the State of Florida stepped up to begin addressing the fatherless crisis.

"Oil Company Pulls Back Permit Requests for Drilling in Everglades" by Javier Manjarres and News Service of Florida

"Biden Unveils 'First Tranche' Of Russia Sanctions" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden announced new sanctions aimed at punishing Russia, the "first tranche" of sanctions targeting the country's financial markets in response to Moscow's actions that he characterized as the "beginning of an invasion of Ukraine."

"FL GOP Responds to Carlos Smith's Failed Amendment on 'Don't Say Gay' Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The "Don't Say Gay" bill in the Florida legislature has managed to stir national controversy among parental rights advocates and LGBTQ allies.

"COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 4,000" by News Service of Florida—The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 has dropped below 4,000 after a surge in late December and early January caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

"Rep. Daley's HB 1269 Approaches Last Committee" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Having a background in horses, South Florida State Rep. Dan Daley (D-97) has successfully passed HB 1269 through its second committee. The bill intends to bring back standardbred racing in Florida.

Sen. Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Rick Scott Unveils Republican Post-Election 11-Point 'Plan To Rescue America'" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) unveiled a sweeping 11-point blueprint plan, jam-packed with 128 specific policy ideas to "rescue America" that Republicans should enact once they retake control of both chambers this midterm election.

"Mills, Republican Legislators Slam Sabatini Over Missed Votes, Voting Against Wounded Veterans" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Mast Shares Support for 'Freedom Convoy'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—News of the Canadian Trucker Convoy has spread across the United States like wildfire, and it has added to the divided country. Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) have voiced their support of the convoy, selling shirts sporting “Truck Yeah” in the front.

"Laura Loomer Secures Top Republican Operative on Campaign Team" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In her campaign for the US Congress, Laura Loomer (R), who is running in Florida's 11th District against incumbent Rep. Daniel Webster (R), has seen many milestones achieved, but none like this. The Loomer campaign has secured a top Florida GOP operative, MaryAnn Pistilli as its new campaign manager.

"Gaetz Continues to Oppose McCarthy's Potential House Speakership" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is persistent in his efforts to ruffle House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s political feathers as the “firebrand” legislator continues pushing the idea that former President Donald Trump should be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, if and when House Republicans take control of that chamber of Congress.

"Demings Irked by Defund the Police Narrative Against Democrats" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—One issue that Republicans and Democrats have differed on is law enforcement and the funding of police since the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), who’s vying to unseat Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), took to social media to slam Republicans, arguing that they attempted to “shamefully… sabotage” the argument against “Democrats defunding the police.”

"Russia's Aggression in Ukraine Threatens the Western Hemisphere" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Russia’s threat of war against Ukraine, and possibly against NATO, is a powerplay that President Vladimir Putin has been nurturing for years. Now, with an unthinkable but convenient alliance with China, he is striving to undermine U.S. national security in the Western Hemisphere, cozying up to anti-democratic regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

"Poll Indicates a "Red Wave" Could Happen in November" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans are expecting a “red wave” in the upcoming midterm election, and a new poll might indicate that Republicans could pick up seat in November. A recent battleground survey conducted shows that there is “a deep dive on a key target group: Hispanic voters.”

"Mucarsel-Powell Opts Out From Seeking A Rematch Against Giménez" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) announced Friday that she wouldn't run for Congress, opting not to seek a 2022 rematch for her old south Florida House seat, further exacerbating just how badly Democrats are facing in recruiting Hispanic as they look to remain in control during a difficult midterm election year.

The JUICE is squeezed by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

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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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