JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.28.2022 —Charlie Crist Goes Missing —Fried Fries Crist on Abortion Flip-Flop

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.28.2022 —Charlie Crist Goes Missing —Fried Fries Crist on Abortion Flip-Flop

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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April 28, 2022

 

Pro-Life Charlie Meet Pro-Choice Charlie

Because Rep. Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial campaign is finally catching steam going into May, a growing number of Florida’s political class are now counting AG Commissioner Nikki Fried out of the Democratic primary race, some are even giving her a standing eight count.

But Fried isn’t throwing in the towel just yet, as the spunky former Pot lobbyist has just landed an uppercut to Crist’s grown (again) by bringing his evolving position on abortion.

Politifact just gave Crist a “False” ruling after he recently stated that he has “always” believed in a woman’s right to choose of killing a baby in the womb.

Fried pounced. READ MORE

 

Political Police Have Been Called in to Look for the M.I.A Crist

For months, Crist has been campaigning to defeat Gov. Ron DeSantis, but while DeSantis shows up for work every day, Crist does not.

Actually, Crist “phones it in” and has shuttered his Washington, D.C. office.

This office has been working remotely for months, and there has been little sign of Crist in the Capitol.

Charlie has been voting by proxy, and as we said, is just phoning in his votes.

Most of Crist’s votes are taken by Rep. Darren Soto, the guitar-playing Democrat from Central Florida. READ MORE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. We honor the victims of the Nazis—killed simply for being Jewish. And we recommit ourselves to the cause of combatting rising anti-Semitism at home and abroad.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-ADVOCACY MATTERS! This is a clear victory for everyone who spoke out against this legislation and in favor of consumer choice and clean energy alternatives! Stay vigilant-- No doubt FPL will be back to try to use their influence to screw over Floridians.

Lauren Book-I’ve led TWO successful efforts to expand Medicaid to make sure new moms and babies have coverage when they need it. Now, our state’s tiniest babies will receive life-saving donor breast milk when prescribed by a doctor.

Jenna Persons-Mulicka-One very special honor during this #AutismAcceptanceMonth was meeting Dr. Temple Grandin and joining with so many others in our community recently at the 15th annual Promising Pathways conference, hosted by @fgcu! Thank you @fgcu for being an invaluable community partner!

AG Ashley Moody-On #YomHaShoah, we remember the six million innocent lives lost in the Holocaust and vow to never allow such evil to take root again.

Jimmy Patronis-One of the underutilized features of @twitter is the DM system, it’s been neglected. Making the messaging system more robust will give it more utility to the app.

 

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"Nikki Fried Fundraises off of Charlie Crist's 'pro-Life" Flip-Flopping" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Rep. Charlie Crist appearing to surge early in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary race, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is once again calling out the former Republican governor for “flip-flopping on abortion rights” over the course of his political career.=

"Progressive Squad Focuses on Florida, Continues Targeting DeSantis, Cory Mills" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Progressive “Squad” in the U.S. House of Representatives appear to have their sights focused on Florida, as Reps. Cory Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have now targeted both Gov. Ron DeSantis and combat veteran and Republican congressional candidate Cory Mills.

"Donalds Calls Biden's Border Decision a 'slap in the face' to Armed Forces" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) is calling out the Biden administration for their decision to send VA resources to the border to address the crisis that Donalds believes Biden holds responsibility for. Since the announcement that President Joe Biden (D) was going to end Title 42, Republicans have been hitting the border issue with consistency.

"Nikki Fried Asks: Where is Charlie Crist?" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Nikki Fried (D-FL) campaign has sent out a press release including excerpts from The Dispatch regarding former governor of Florida (as a Republican) Charlie Crist and his absence in person at Capitol Hill.

"Bryan Avila may run for State Senate to Replace Manny Diaz" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rep. Nixon Compares Public Reaction to Her Activism to Fine's Call to Defund Special Olympics" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Waltz Questions Possible CCP Purchase of Forbes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has directed a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen questioning whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is reviewing the ongoing acquisition of Forbes Global Media Holdings (Forbes) by Magnus Opus Ltd (Magnus Opus), which is a China-based special purchase (SPAC).

"Kroger Delivery Hiring 200 Associates as it Expands to South Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Moody Targets Synthetic Drugs" by The News Service of Florida—As Florida continues to grapple with deadly opioids such as fentanyl, Attorney General Ashley Moody on Tuesday issued an emergency rule to outlaw eight synthetic drugs.

"Elon Musk Buys Twitter; Rubio Weighs In" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In a story that has been developing over the last couple of weeks, after back and forth of whether it was going to happen, Elon Musk has finally bought Twitter. For a price of around 44 billion dollars, the Space X and Tesla head honcho will now take the reins of the social media giant.

Gov Ron DeSantis
Gov Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Rails Against Biden's Meeting With Communist Cuba" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has joined the choir of dissent against the Biden administration’s decision to hold high-level talks with the Communist Cuban government over the increase of illegal Cuban immigrants arriving at the U.S. southern border.

"Sen. Scott: 'Iran is Evil'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —Sen. Rick Scott (FL-R) called Iran “evil” and called for President Joe Biden (D) to stop the process of reaching a nuclear deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

"Gov. DeSantis Signs New Election Integrity Bill into Law" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Sen. Rick Scott (FL-R) called Iran “evil” and called for President Joe Biden (D) to stop the process of reaching a nuclear deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

"Opioid Lawyers" by Regina Brown

"Crist Calls DeSantis Supporters 'Toothless Crowd'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The once kind, gentle, and all-inclusive former Republican Governor of Florida, Rep. Charlie Crist, just pulled a page out of former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s divisive playbook when he referred to a large swath of Florida voters who support Gov. Ron DeSantis as being a “toothless crowd.”

"Elvira Salazar Accuses Mexico of USMCA Violation" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) is calling for an investigation to be launched regarding Mexico’s alleged cooperation with the Castro regime in human trafficking. If true, this would be a violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) because of Mexico’s use of foreign medical personnel from Cuba.

"DeSantis Endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL) who is also running for Agricultural Commissioner in the 2022 midterm election, has just been endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis: Democrats Want 'Absolute Control' Over Voters" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Amidst criticism from political opponents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is pushing back and accusing Democrats of wanting to enact “absolute control” over voters. DeSantis, who’s intensified his rivalry with Democrats in recent weeks given a number of bills he’s signed, called himself “a fighter” who’s trying to maintain Florida as a free state.

"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.

"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.”

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

"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.

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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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