JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.16.2022 —The Extremist vs. The Extremist—Rep. Toledo Tells Endorsement Lie

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.16.2022 —The Extremist vs. The Extremist—Rep. Toledo Tells Endorsement Lie

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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May 16, 2022

 

The Extremist vs. The Extremist

Both Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Val Demings are calling each other an “extremist” in their contentious U.S. Senate race.

Rep. Demings is calling Sen. Rubio an extremist because he does to share the same pro-Abortion position that she does (including late-term abortion).

Rubio has called Demings an extremist because of her positions on like abortion, and her voting record, which is 94% in line with that of the Progressive “Squad” in the House of Representatives.  READ MORE

Getting Caught in a Little White Line

Rep. Jackie Toledo is running for Congress and has begun to dish out her endorsements, but not all of those nods of approval for her candidacy are true.

Toledo’s announcement that CFO Jimmy Patronis has endorsed her is inaccurate. It’s not true. READ MORE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-As a mom myself, I know it’s unacceptable that some American families are struggling to find safe, affordable baby formula. The President and Congress must take every action possible to swiftly increase the supply of formula. There’s no time for partisan politics or blame games.

US Rep Kathy Castor-My heart is with the victims of today’s heinous racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo. This is a horrific act of violence, and another reminder of the urgency to act on common sense gun reforms to keep our neighbors safe

Rep. Carlos G Smith-This may be DeSantis’ most frightening appointment to date. Florida now has a QAnon conspiracy theorist and promoter of the big lie overseeing our state elections and DeSantis’ elections police.

Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez-The avg. gas price in South Florida is $4.52 today. Americans are hurting while the Biden admin continues to make it worse.

Rep. Brian Mast-Initiatives like this are important, but we need to address the underlying cause of the seagrass shortage: rampant pollution and toxic discharges from Lake O.

Marco Rubio-Inflation,gas prices, even baby formula, everything is a disaster under Biden and the democrat congress . And Polk County #Florida is fired up & ready to reclaim America in November

 

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Taps Lawmaker Byrd as Secretary of State" by News Service of Florida—by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE --- State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in Florida.

"Fast Track Sought in Redistricting Fight" by News Service of Florida—by The Floridian's Jim McCool—TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to “urgency” as the 2022 elections near, attorneys for voting-rights groups requested Friday that a battle over a new congressional redistricting plan be put on a fast track to the Florida Supreme Court.

"Abortion Group Coaches People Against Using 'Partial-Birth' and 'Born Alive' Terms" by The Floridian Javier Manjarres—As tens of thousands of pro-Choice advocates rallied this past weekend in support of Roe vs. Wade–the historic Supreme Court decision that all but constitute abortion—organizations like Planned Parenthood and the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL)

"Florida Chamber Endorses Jimmy Patronis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The Florida Chamber has endorsed Jimmy Patronis (R), Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, in his reelection campaign.

"Demings: Rubio is an 'Extremist' on Abortion" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), who’s affirmed that abortion will be a topic of importance in her platform, is now calling Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) an “extremist” on abortion. After Justice Alito’s leaked draft earlier this month signaling that the Supreme Court intended to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Demings was one of a number of Democrats who emerged in staunch opposition ahead of her election.

"Rubio Speaks at Win Back America Rally" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) attended Polk County GOP’s Win Back America Rally. At the event, Rubio discussed “how Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership has led to sky-high inflation and record gas prices, open borders, and a formula crisis that is concerning parents everywhere.” Aside from criticizing the Biden administration, Rubio criticized Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) because of her voting record.

"Mast's Environmental Bill Passes Easily" by The Floridian's Jim McCool —Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) received a win on Wednesday and so did the state of Florida. Mast introduced a bipartisan bill that “will require the first-ever federal assessment and action plan to combat harmful algal blooms in Florida.” The bill was written by Mast and former Democratic Senator of Florida Bill Nelson in 2018.

"Kat Cammack Responds to CNN Criticizing Her Over Baby Formula Shortage Remarks" —Amid the current supply chain crisis plaguing the country, baby formula has become one of the latest products to go scarce as a result of the current inflation. This week US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) put full pressure on the Biden Administrations' apparent prioritization of illegal immigrants over Americans in regards to the baby formula shortage.

"Jackie Toledo Caught Lying About Receiving Patronis Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republican State Rep. Jackie Toledo, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 15th District, put herself in a bit of a bind when her campaign recently announced that she has received the full endorsement of Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.

"Scott Calls Democratic Letter "slap in the face" to the Venezuelan People" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Charlie Crist Responds to Fried, Reaffirms his Strong Pro-Choice Stance" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington D.C. — Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary is being intensified with many contenders anxious to dethrone Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Progressive candidate Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) has bashed perceived frontrunner and career politician, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), going as far as to call him"pro-life."

"Charlie Crist's Hardline Position on Immigration Softens" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Washington— As the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border continues, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers agree that the border needs to be secured, including Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D).

"Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Channeling former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, incoming Florida House Minority Leader Ramon Alexander has called it quits after sexual misconduct and harassment allegations were levied on him earlier this week by a former male athletics employee at Florida A&M University.

"EXCLUSIVE: Rick Scott Addresses 'Laughable' Democratic Claim he Supports Raising Taxes" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In part of an exclusive interview with The Floridian, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) went on record to expand upon his views on President Joe Biden (D), taxes, and accusations in which is he being tagged with raising taxes on minorities and lower-income Americans. Sen. Scott’s response was both clear and directed.

Sen. Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"EXCLUSIVE: Rick Scott Calls Democratic Support for Infanticide 'Radical'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Cruz: Biden is 'a Laughing Stock at Home and Abroad'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Scott Appointed Judge Blocks DeSantis’ map" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—It appears there’s trouble in paradise for the DeSantis administration as a Florida state trial judge has blocked the DeSantis map in North Florida for 2022. Judge Layne Smith has ordered a restored FL-05 be used for this year.

"Elvira Salazar’s Mental Health bill Unanimously Passes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar’s (R) mental health and substance abuse bill has passed the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. H.R. 7234 has passed the subcommittee with unanimous consent as part of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act.

"Team Rubio: Demings Supports 'Abortion up Until Birth' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has asserted that abortion rights will be at the forefront of her senatorial campaign. In response, the Rubio campaign is now criticizing the former Orlando police chief, arguing that is in favor “of abortion up until the moment of birth.”

"Jackie Toledo Appears to Blur Florida's Campaign Fundraising Line" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Rep. Jackie Toldeo (R-FL)is running for the U.S. Congress in Florida's 15th District and was able to raise almost $100,000 during the recently concluded legislative session.

"FL Democrats Launch Historic 'Blue Shift Florida'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Democrats made history this week with the announcement of their latest project, "Blue Shift Florida." The plan could play a critical role in impacting state politics in Florida for years to come.

"Can GOP Congressional Candidates be America First and Still Back Rand Paul for President?"The already-contentious Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s newly-drawn 7th District is about to blow up as both Combat veteran Cory Mills and Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini have begun to exchange political jabs as they vie for the support of the Trump base of the Republican Party.=

"Mast Exposes Double Standard of the 'Disinformation Board'-by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In doing a thorough background check of the new White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) found an interesting tweet from April of 2020 in which Jean-Pierre states, “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.”

"House Republicans Applaud Scott's Claim Biden is "Incoherent" and "Unwell" With big 'Amen!'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINTON—House Republican lawmakers in Washington said a resounding “Amen!” in response to Senator Rick Scott calling on President Joe Biden to resign and calling him “unwell” and “unfit for office.”

"Rick Scott Calls Biden 'Incoherent, Incapacitated, and Confused'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington—Capitol Hill is abuzz today after US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) dressed down President Joe Biden by questioning his mental capacity and calling for him to resign.

"City of Sweetwater Demands Restitution from Sophia Lacayo" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio

"Rubio Responds to Leftist Abortion Demonstrations" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since the Roe V. Wade SCOTUS leak, emotions, invasion of privacy, and pure, enraged vitriol have been at an all-time high. Just recently, there have been demonstrations at the homes of Supreme Court Justices such as Justice Alito and Justice Kavanaugh. There have been protests at churches, arson at pro-life centers

"Trump Surges Past Biden Among Puerto Ricans" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Young Conservative Author Censored by Big Tech" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, many conservative voices that were once silenced on the social media platform have now been uncensored. However, this has not stopped Big Tech's censorship at large.  Alexia Bianchi, a conservative USF senior and author...

"Rubio Team Slams Demings’ new Ethics Complaint" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings’ (D) senatorial campaign continues to face controversy in the form of ethics violation complaints. Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) reelection team is now criticizing the Florida Democrat over a fourth ethics violation complaint that has been directed to her.

 

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