JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.28.2022 — FL Democrats Target 'Fake Dems'— Republicans Score Big Religious Freedom win in Supreme Court— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.28.2022 — FL Democrats Target 'Fake Dems'— Republicans Score Big Religious Freedom win in Supreme Court— More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 28, 2022



FL Democratic Lawmaker Looks to Enlist Real Democrats, not "Fake Dems"

Democratic State Senator Jason Pizzo is considered by many to be a reasonable and “moderate” Democratic lawmaker who always looks to find a middle ground with his Republican counterparts.

This has always appeared to be the case, but now that Sen. Pizzo has won his state senate race unopposed, Pizzo is out campaigning for a handful of his fellow Democrats, except for one, the “fake" Democrat Rep. James Bush III.

In a tweet, Sen. Pizzo stated, “Finally, let’s lose fake Dems and elect folks like@Gantt4Florida!!”

Ashley Gantt has mounted a primary challenge to Rep. Bush, the long-time Democrat from Miami-Dade County.

Pizzo did not respond to our request for comment over his tweet, but it’s obvious that like all Democrats and Republicans, Pizzo needs to tow the fractured Democratic Party line.

Pizzo has even announced a $5ooK pledge to help fellow non-fake Democrats win across the state.

The issue Democrats like Pizzo have with Rep. Bush is that he is seen as a “DeSantis Democrat.”

Bush has been seen standing alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis at quite a few press conferences in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties over the past few years, including one to praise First Responders of the Surfside condominium collapse last year.

Bush was invited, Pizzo was not, and that could be why he is sore at Bush.

Surfside is part of Pizzo's district.

Pizzo has been praised for being onsite every day at the building collapse site and for filing the recent legislation that Gov. DeSantis signed into law renaming a portion of Collins Ave as "98 Points of Light Road" to remember the 98 individuals who died when the building fell.

Pizzo did that.

In looking at Bush’s 2022 sponsored bills in the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, NONE made it out of committee. All except for a few that were found their way into the Freedom First budget, were either tabled or just “Died” in committee, so it wasn't like Republicans did him any favors.

With Republicans continuing to garner massive voter support (1 million new registered GOP voters across the country), does anyone blame Pizzo for pushing for more Democratic Party-friendly candidates?

Bush is no “fake” Democrat, but he is a DeSantis Democrat.

Religious Freedom Win

The latest Supreme Court decision has poured salt into the gaping wound the Progressive and pro-Choice activists endured after Roe vs Wade was overturned. READ MORE

Florida Republican lawmakers cheer on the ruling, Democrats on the other hand, not so much. READ MORE



Progressive State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) has praised Gov. DeSantis for signing a bill into law! Because Rep. Smith has in the past fallen short of calling DeSantis the second coming of Satan, it is rare that he actually did this.

Do not be surprised to see DeSantis name a road somewhere in Wilton Manors after "Carlitos" Smith or have Press Secretary and Secret Agent Christina Pushaw tweet about the love he expressed. (Sarcasm)

>>>>Rep. Carlos G Smith Retweeted : Robin Bartleman @Robin_Bartleman-What a happy day - I can’t believe it happened! @MiyaMarcanoFdnI know it will bring some peace. Miya was definitely shining down on us Thank you to @LindaStewartFL @GovRonDeSantis

and all of my colleagues who made tenant safety a priority.


The Campaign Trial...

Republican congressional candidate in FL CD 7 Cory Mills has just received the endorsement of "Florida's Sheriff" Grady Judd.

Lauren Book-Full house at the Miramar Dem Club! @DWStweets and I discussed the legacy of Roe, support options for our veterans, and what Dems are doing to take back Florida. @MarieWoodsonFL
, I look forward to continue working with you to provide further employment pathways for our vets.
Charlie Crist-Make no mistake: this fight isn’t over. Abortion is still legal in Florida and we’ll make damn sure it stays that way once we defeat Ron DeSantis this November.
Senator Jason Pizzo-Now is the time for all of us to do what we can to get real Democrats (re)elected to the FL State Senate and House. Today, in addition to walking and knocking on doors, I am pledging $500,000 in contributions, that will go towards targeted races throughout the state.
Rep. Anthony Sabatini-Great to be at the Republican Club of Northeast Volusia County tonight—it’s time to ELIMINATE the Federal Department of Education & give power BACK to the states
Jimmy Patronis-The failed policies of the current administration creates the environment that allows for these outcomes. America's deadliest human trafficking incidents in decades could have been avoided. CLOSE THE BORDER NOW!


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"HS FB Coach Wins Prayer in School SCOTUS Case; FL Politicians React," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Wasserman Schultz Rallies for Abortion in Ft. Lauderdale," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich-- Pro-abortion politicians over the weekend attended the “Bans off our Bodies” rally in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in opposition to the recent blockbuster Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The 1973 decision which gave the right to women to receive an abortion in all 50 states set a high precedent for nearly 50 years.

"Rubio Camp: Demings Copied ‘Rubio’s Strong Proposals’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina-- Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) and the Rubio campaign are once again at odds over Cuba. Over the weekend, the Democratic senatorial hopeful introduced a bill that would push for internet freedom in the island. However, the Rubio campaign, which has often criticized Demings for being silent regarding foreign policy, is now accusing Demings of having copied “Rubio’s strong proposals to help the people of Cuba… one year late.”

"Eskamani Mobilizes Reproductive Rights Protest," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina--In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade, Democrats have begun mobilizing voters against the decision across the nation. Florida State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D), who’s running for reelection, began the week by mobilizing a protest for reproductive rights and calling for voters to become more engaged in state and local elections.

"Citadel Headquarters Relocates to Miami," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina--Florida continues to attract businesses as it will now be the destination of Citadel, a $51 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Ken Griffin. Initially located in Chicago, Griffin made the announcement to employees, sharing that the global headquarters would be moving from Chicago to Miami. With Citadel moving to Miami, it now becomes the latest investment firm to move to Florida as the pandemic ensues.

"Supreme Court Ruling Scores 'Another win for Religious Freedom'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Roe vs. Wade Ruling Could Boost Nikki Fried's Gubernatorial Campaign," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-- Republicans are on pace to make huge gains in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures around the country, but now that Roe vs. Wade has been overturned, that crushing “Red Wave” that we all expected this November might have hit an unforeseen sandbar.

Sen. Lauren Book
Sen. Lauren Book

"Lauren Book Positioned to Endorse Charlie Crist for Governor," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-- State Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D) is a rising star and is considered the future of the Florida Democratic Party. Leader Book's endorsement in any Democratic primary race is highly sought after, and it now appears as if Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep, Charlie Crist is in line to garner Leader Book's endorsement in that hotly contested gubernatorial primary race.

"DeSantis Called 'Heartless,' Accused of not Caring for his Family," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-- FORT LAUDERDALE—During a rally in protest of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling, State Senator Tina Polsky (D) announced to the crowd of about 250 at the Esplanade in Downtown Fort Lauderdale that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't care about women, particularly his wife and daughters.

"DeSantis Vetoes 'Alimony Bill,'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Lawmakers Divided on Roe vs. Wade Ruling," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"CNN Commentator and Trump-Hater Ana Navarro Wants Kids With Autism Aborted," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Roe v. Wade Officially Overturned; FL Politicians React," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Gov DeSantis Praises Supreme Court Decision to Abolish Abortion," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres-- Shortly after attending the one year anniversary remembrance ceremony for the Surfside condominium collapse that killed 98 people, Gov. Ron DeSantis opined on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

"U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade Abortion Ruling," by The Floridian' Javier Manjarres-- The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the longstanding 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.

"Laura Loomer Says Webster Won't Debate her Because of his 'Declining' Health," by The Floridian's Jim McCool-- Conservative journalist and Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer (R-FL) has been stepping up her critical rhetoric against  US Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) in their contentious Republican congressional primary race in District 11. Now, Loomer is blaming Webster's perceived declining health for dodging primary debates with her.

"Waltz Supports FY23 Defense Bill" by The Flordian's Daniel Molina --This week, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) issued a statement in support of the FY23 Defense Bill. Waltz, who is the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, spoke in favor of the bill, which includes numerous of his priorities.

"DeSantis Responds to Gillum's Indictment and Arrest" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich--FORT LAUDERDALE-- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to former Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum's recent arrest on federal charges stemming during a press conference at Broward Health Medical Center.

"Kamala Harris & Politicians Around Florida React to Supreme Court Gun Law Decision" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --In a summer news cycle that has been dominated by the Supreme Court, which is expected to overturn Roe vs. Wade, it is not surprising that the High Court has announced another newsworthy decision. The case involves New York regulations that required an individual to have “proper cause” in order to obtain a concealed carry permit.

"DeSantis Says Opponents of the 'Freedom First' Budget 'Could be Held Accountable'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL -  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) held a press conference at Broward Health Medical Center where he signed the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Forms of Dementia Education and Public Awareness (SB 806) into law.

"[VIDEO] Demings Recites Bible Scripture but Ridicules Rubio When he Does" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres--Congresswoman and senatorial candidate Val Demings was recently confronted by an unknown individual at a campaign stop in Florida, where he asked her, “Do you know the price of gas in Florida?” Rep. Demings, who rarely responds to media inquiries and ad-hock questioning in public, addressed the question by reciting Bible scripture, something that he has criticized Senator Marco Rubio for doing on Twitter.

"Casey DeSantis Announces 'Continue the Mission' Initiative" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --First Lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis has announced the launch of a new program known as the “Continue the Mission” initiative.

"Rick Scott Introduces the 'Let's Get to Work Act'; Embodies Former Campaign Slogan" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich --Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is echoing a familiar slogan yet again. The slogan is “Let’s get to work” and it was Scott’s slogan as he successfully won the governor’s seat in both 2010 and 2014, and it fueled his Senate campaign in 2018.

"NAPO Endorses Rubio for Senate" by The Floridian's 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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