JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.25.2022 —Is the Match-up Between DeSantis and Crist Etched in Stone?

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.25.2022 —Is the Match-up Between DeSantis and Crist Etched in Stone?

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
April 25, 2022


Crist Surges Ahead?

Former Republican Governor and Rep. Charlie Crist is the Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner right now, and it appears as if the political winds are at his back and could have him on a collision course with Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried was perceived to be on the path to victory over Senator Annette Taddeo and Rep. Crist, but over the past several months, the constant attacks against DeSantis have been backed up by nothing more than more attacks.

Crist has attacked DeSantis but has also offered substantive policies that Democrats can chew on. Fried has not.

“I’ll say it as many times as I need to: DeSantis is a threat and a traitor to our Democracy.”- Rep. Charlie Crist

Polls will come out showing that Crist is leading Fried and Taddeo, but even though he may have more cash in the bank, Fried has enough money to make the gubernatorial primary interesting, and could actually defeat Crist.

But for that to happen, something has got to give with Fried.

Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will have one enormous mountain to climb in the general election against DeSantis.

Crist, Taddeo, or Fried will hobble into the general with some cash to defeat DeSantis and his $100 million+ reelection campaign.

Game. Set. Match?


Socialism and Val Demings

The Rubio reelection campaign continues to label Rep. Val Demings as a Socialist sympathizer. Now they have launched a website to highlight Demings’ support for the “Socialist agenda” that Progressives have been championing. READ MORE


Byron Donalds-Many on the left will call us “tokens,” but we call ourselves proud Americans who stand for freedom, the constitution, & conservative principles. Thank you, @CorrinRankin, CAGOP Central Valley Vice-Chair, for your leadership & efforts to break through the mess DEMs made in CA.

Rep. Val Demings-Lack of health care is an injustice. We must not only uphold the #AffordableCareAct, we must expand it and ensure everyone has access to affordable, reliable health care services.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-#Desantis wants Central Florida residents to absorb #ReedyCreek's BILLION DOLLARS in bond debt and face new taxes to remind you he’s a tough guy. #TantrumTax

Lauren Book-Despite the efforts and actions of Florida’s Governor and GOP legislators, Black voices, choices, and history cannot be silenced or erased from our state. Democrats across the state will continue to fight against Republican efforts to limit our rights and freedoms.

Rep. Brian Mast-Reports say that Biden is considering sending VA doctors to the border to treat illegal immigrants instead of veterans. This is completely unacceptable and a slap in the face to American veterans!


Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"Rubio Mocks Demings for Co-opting Past Obama and Biden Campaign Slogans" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Chuck Nadd Accuses Simpson of Not Siding With 'Conservative values'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, veteran Chuck Nadd (R-FL), took aim at his primary opponent Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL) over the weekend for not being a friend of, "conservative values," in Florida.

"Navy Vet Erick Aguilar Ready to Share His 'America First Message' with CD 4" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With President Joe Biden's first midterm election just around the corner, Republicans are in prime position to win many congressional races, especially in Florida.

"DeSantis Signs 'Stop Woke' Bill Into law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has officially signed the 'Stop Woke' legislative measure into law. The Florida Legislature just a few days ago initiated a special session with their sights set on ending the corporation’s unique tax status.

"Lauren Book: Republicans are "Silencing Black Voices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Sen. Lauren Book (D-FL) recently shared a press release regarding her response to the passage and signage of HB 7, commonly known as the “Stop Woke Bill.” The Senate Minority Leader says that the governor has caused the “Erasure of black voices in Florida.”

"Crist Doubles Down on Recreational Marijuana Support" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Media Targets Simpson Over Passage of DeSantis’ Disney Special District Repeal" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Governor Ron DeSantis continues to flex his political muscles in Florida. And as he does so, members of Florida’s mainstream media have begun taking shots at the Republican leader of the Florida Senate for helping to carry out the Governor’s priority of terminating Disney’s “special district.”

"DeSantis Taps Diaz for Education Commissioner" by News Service of Florida and Javier Manjarres

"Republican Lawmakers Denounce DeSantis Being Called a 'Racist'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Fine to Democrat Carlos Guillermo Smith : Don’t Say LGBTQ" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Conservative Florida State Rep. Randy Fine (R) has taken issue with Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) for his grandstanding on the controversial Reedy Creek issue, his bashing of Gov. DeSantis, and above all, personalizing issues that “don’t have anything to do with him.”

"Steube Announces Re-election, Face Primary With Buchanan" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Rubio Team Chides Demings' 'Deafening Silence' on Cuba" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) team is criticizing Florida Rep. Val Demings' (D) "deafening silence" on the upcoming talks between the Biden Administration and the Castro regime.

"Manny Diaz Vows 'to Better Serve Parents and Students' in Dept. of Education" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Elvira Salazar Questions Biden's Foreign Policy" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has issued a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken questioning U.S. foreign policy.

"DeSantis: Disney ‘Chose the Wrong guy’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) feud with Disney continues as the Governor vows to not “allow woke corporations to strong-arm our state.” While the move has gotten him called “authoritarian trash” by Democrats, DeSantis has pushed to make sure that Disney cannot govern itself. As the rivalry continues, DeSantis is expressing that “if Disney wants to pick a fight, they chose the wrong guy.”

"Sabatini Declares "Welcome to the NEW GOP" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After the Florida Senate voted to end Disney’s status as a special tax district, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-FL) gave a message of optimism for Republicans and declared that the bill will also be passed in the Florida House. In a tweet, Sabatini is signaling change within the approaches conservatives are taking to legislation.

"Support for Cancelling Keystone XL Pipeline Slides" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—New data from St. Leo University shows regress in support for the Keystone XL Pipeline cancellation, and a majority of respondents taking a middle-of-the-road approach to climate change. The data provided by St. Leo was formulated by polling 1000 people nationally, and 500 people in the state of Florida. For the most part, the differences between the two are not far apart.

"Eskamani Calls DeSantis ‘Authoritarian Trash’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In the latest development between the rivalry between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), the Governor is calling for the Florida Legislature to remove Disney’s self-governing role.

"Rubio Calls 'Chief Demings' a Failure in Congress" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Move Against Disney Shows DeSantis Clout" by News Service of Florida

"Florida Judge Strikes Down Airport Mask Mandate; GOP Celebrates" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republicans around the state of Florida have been celebrating after the provision mandating masks in airports and airplanes has been lifted. The mandate was lifted by federal judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump (R). According to The New York Post, Mizelle made the decision because the CDC “failed to properly explain its decision to impose the mandate or follow proper rulemaking procedures.”

"Florida Democratic Lawmaker Calls DeSantis a Racist" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A large group of Democratic activists and state legislators, including, Sens. Shevrin Jones, Lauren Book, and Rosalind Osgood, and Representatives Dottie Joseph, Felicia Robinson, and Angie Dixon, all defiantly spoke out against Gov. Ron DeSantis, some calling him racist over his special session to address redistricting congressional maps.

"Waltz: Biden Will 'Diminish our Space Capabilities'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Shevrin Jones Sends Clear 'Woke' Message to Gov. DeSantis" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Bovo Says Mail-in Ballots Compromised 2020 Presidential Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During Senator Marco Rubio’s roundtable discussion with members of the Colombian community in Broward County to talk about their native Colombia, Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo warned...

"Speaker Pelosi Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who’s once again vying for the top post in the state of Florida, has just received an endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D). Pelosi, who was just sanctioned by Russia, released a video “personally asking” voters to support Crist as he challenges Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

"Laura Loomer Outraises Incumbent Republican Congressman Webster" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Much like former President Donald Trump did in 2016, Republican Congressional candidate Laura Loomer continues to buck the GOP establishment with her run for Congress against Rep. Daniel Webster (R).

"Brian Mast Calls Reversing Title 42 'Ass-backwards' Decision" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Title 42 has been an issue of controversy, especially with the ongoing Border Crisis that has persisted since early last year. Republicans have remained supportive of the, "Remain in Mexico" policy, especially Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) who claimed reversing Title 42 would be a "ass-backward" decision.

"Conservative Solar Workers Express 'Betrayal' Over Utility-backed Legislation" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg

EXCLUSIVE—"Rubio Says Leftists Like Demings 'Want to Ruin This Country' (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Weston—Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio held a roundtable with members of the Colombian-American community where he shined a light on the upcoming elections in Colombia where a Marxist candidate could very well become the next president of that country, and how leftists look to destroy the U.S.

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

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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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