You know the story about David versus Goliath, right?
This year in Florida politics, Gov. Ron DeSantis is Goliath and the Florida Democratic Party is David, but it looks like Goliath is going to get the best of little Davy.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has hauled in $5 million for his reelection bid just last month alone.
AG Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is lagging behind DeSantis by 20 percentage points in the latest St. Leo University poll, raised a “whopping” $440,000 to match DeSantis’s $5 million.
According to our abacus, the Friends of DeSantis Committee has raked in in $92 million since early 2019, and another $6 million during the same time period.
Commissioner Fried has brought in a total of $2 million since jumping in the race.
$98M > $2M
The Floridian first reported the news that Alina Garcia, a former Rubio aide, has decided to run for the State House in District 115 and not run in State Senate Seat 38. READ MORE
Marco Rubio-Last year Pelosi puppet Val Demings demanded an end to the immediate deportation of illegal immigrants. Last week Biden announced he is going to meet her demands. Soon this decision will trigger a full scale illegal immigration invasion of America
Rep. Matt Gaetz-The Obama administration tried to destroy our military by starving it of resources. The Biden administration is trying to destroy our military by force-feeding it wokeism.
Rep. Ted Deutch-Glad to see the first of 18 fuel ships arrive at Yemen's Hodeida port. This desperately needed fuel shows how the ceasefire can improve the lives of the Yemeni people. I urge all parties to maintain the agreement & continue working towards a political resolution to the conflict.
Rep. Val Demings-Is anyone really against capping insulin costs? Critical medicines should not be crippling families with unnecessary debt. We have passed a $35 monthly out of pocket cap.
"Daniel Webster Saves Floridians $4 Million in Taxpayer Dollars" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Incumbent Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL), who has been in his current office since 2010, has announced that in the past 12 years, he has saved over $4 million in tax payer dollars to run his Congressional office.
"Senate Candidate Alina Garcia Pivots, Will now run in Florida House District 115" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Marco Rubio staffer and state senate candidate Alina Garcia will not be running in State Senate District 38, and will be filing paperwork to run in House District 115, the seat Rep. Vance Alupis, Jr. (R) is vacating.
"Army Veteran to Vie with Simpson for Ag Commissioner" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Florida, Other States Sue Over Immigration Enforcement" by News Service of Florida
"Demings Accused of Contributing to 'Border Crisis'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Given the growing concerns bipartisan lawmakers have shared regarding border crossings, the Biden administration's intention to end “Title 42” has caused an uproar. Title 42 is a pandemic border policy enacted by the Trump administration, which allowed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deport migrants, citing health concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"DeSantis Reminds Voters of 'Disgraceful 60 Minutes hit job'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is continuing his rivalry with the mainstream media, referencing what he is calling a “manufactured and disgraceful ’60 Minutes’ hit job.” The comments from the Governor come after First Lady Casey DeSantis also directed comments at “the dishonest corporate media.”
"New Poll: Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Parental Rights, Split on CRT" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the Parental Rights in Education bill and Stop W.O.K.E. Act passed the Florida legislature in controversy, the average Floridian may disagree with this sentiment. New polling shows that more Floridians are overwhelmingly supportive of parental rights in the classroom.
"Russia’s Increasing Ties With Venezuela Pose National Security Threat to U.S. & Latin America" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—While world leaders fear that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be just the beginning of a broader military incursion into Eastern Europe, President Vladimir Putin’s next big hostile move could be against the U.S. through Latin America, with his heavy and growing military footprint inside Socialist Venezuela.
"We Will See Many More Venezuelas if China Wins" by Senator Marco Rubio—In 1987, the U.S. government launched a massive anti-drug campaign. One of the most memorable ads featured a sizzling egg and the warning, “This is your brain on drugs.”
"New Florida Capitol Sign Vandalized With 'Say Gay'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A new image has emerged on Twitter of the new Florida Capitol sign appearing to be vandalized over the recently signed "Parental Rights in Education" law.
"Rep. Smith Admits Word 'Gay' not in 'Don't Say Gay' law" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Democrats brought all of their opposition to the table when it came to the Parental Rights in Education bill. Republicans have criticized Democrats for "sloganeering" the bill when they dubbed it the "Don't Say Gay" bill. However, State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-49) has denied misrepresenting the Parental Rights in Education bill.
"Communications Workers of America Endorse Crist" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who’s amassed support from Florida unions, has gained another endorsement in the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The announcement came over the weekend as reports indicate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has a double-digit lead over gubernatorial hopefuls.
"Ashley Moody Endorses Jimmy Patronis in Reelection bid" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After joining him to endorse Wilton Simpson (R) for Florida Agriculture, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) has now endorsed Florida’s Chief Financial officer Jimmy Patronis (R) in his reelection bid. Both Moody and Patronis have worked together to tackle concerns in Florida concerning fraud and scams.
"Rubio Team Slams Demings’ ‘Dishonesty’ on oil Price" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Numerous concerns including energy independence, skyrocketing gas prices and inflation have dominated the media heading into the 2022 midterm election. Concerns were exasperated when President Joe Biden (D) argued that all of it stems from President Vladmir Putin and his attack on Ukraine.
"State Says Redistricting Case Should Be Put On Hold" by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — With lawmakers heading into a special legislative session this month, Secretary of State Laurel Lee is asking a federal court to put on hold a case that argues judges should set Florida’s new congressional districts.
"DeSantis Continues to Champion his 'Family First' Agenda in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—While the Florida First agenda that Gov. Ron DeSantis has put forth since taking office has catapulted the state’s profile across the nation, the Family First initiative, which includes his Parental Rights in Education law, he has also championed has set Florida apart from the other states.
"House Republicans Introduce “Tax Free Social Security” Bill First " by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republicans across the country are praising Rep. Thomas Massie’s ‘Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R.6590)’ after the bill’s filing in early February 2022.
"DeSantis Announces 'Sweet Florida' New Song" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced the release of "Sweet Florida" from Florida natives Johnny Van Zant and Donnie Van Zant, who co-wrote and released their new single.
"DeSantis Teases Revoking Disney's Self-governing Status" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"Elvira Salazar, Pingree Tackle Alpha-1 Home Infusion Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
"Senator Taddeo Vows to Continue Fighting Against Parental Rights Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law, much of the resistance stopped. However, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40) has vowed to continue to fight against the bill that has now become law.
"Activist Lawmaker Calls DeSantis a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the controversial issue of allowing Transgendered individuals to compete in women’s sports and use female-only facilities, gay rights activists across the nation continue to push the narrative that Republicans like Gov. Ron DeSantis are QAnon conspiracy theorists, and are against gay and transgendered children.
"Wasserman Schultz Says Judge Brown Jackson 'More Than Qualified'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson came to an end, Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were quick to point out just how qualified they believed Judge Brown Jackson was to sit on the highest court in the land.
"Rubio Questions SBA Over PPP Backlog" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a proponent of the Payment Protection Program (PPP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is questioning the Small Business Association (SBA) over a backlog of program applications.
'Rubio, Sabatini Comment On Democratic Covid Pandemic Ideology" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —According to U.S. census data used in an article by Axios, the three counties that saw the largest number of people leave were L.A. County, New York County, and Cook County, Illinois (including Chicago). This all occurred during the height of the pandemic (July 2020 – July 2021).
"Clowdus Backs DeSantis, Condemns False 'Don't Say Gay' Media Narrative" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Conservative Republican and Florida First candidate Brian Clowdus, who is running for the Florida House of Representatives in District 6 this election cycle, has come out swinging in support of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Florida First, Family First legislative agenda.
"Simpson Dubbed 'Workhorse' in new Campaign Ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Wilton Simpson (R), President of the Florida Senate and candidate for the Agriculture Commissioner position, has released a new advertisement touting President Donald Trump’s (R) endorsement and calling him a "workhorse." The advertisement comes after Army veteran Chuck Nadd (R) announced his intention to run for the post.
"DeSantis Touts Continued job Growth in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Today, Governor DeSantis (R-FL) updated the state on Florida's economic development. Florida saw jobs added for the 22nd consecutive month as the unemployment rate continued to fall.
"Congressional Race Gets Ugly Republican Congressional Primary Race in Florida Getting Ugly" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When former NRA president Marion Hammer sent out an email condemning a political mailing that she alleged looked like one of the gun rights giant customary mailings, little did she know that it would fuel the budding Republican congressional primary feud between former Combat veteran Cory Mills and Rep. Anthony Sabatini?
"Mast Calls Out Biden for "Failures" in the Middle East" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—“Heartbreaking consequences of Joe Biden’s failures for girls who have grown up in a free society," stated Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) in response to a tweet to the headline by The Hill. The report shares that the Taliban is stopping education for girls above the 6th grade.
The JUICE is squeezed by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool