JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.7.2022 — Constitutional Carry Bill put on Hold Until 2023

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.7.2022 — Constitutional Carry Bill put on Hold Until 2023

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 7, 2022


See you Next Year Constitutional Carry

For those of you hoping that Gov. Ron DeSantis would sign a Constitutional Carry bill into law, well, you are going to have to wait until next year.

The chance that Gov. DeSantis calls for another special session to address the measure is slim to none, as Speaker-designate Paul Renner is expected to make sure a Constitutional Carry bill heads to DeSantis’ desk after he gavels in next legislative session, which will be in March of 2023.

But wait, DeSantis could call a special session (again, slim chance of that happening), but it would probably be after the 2022 midterm election. READ MORE

Fmr. Green Beret and Congressional Candidate Shocks Florida Politics, Again

The crowded GOP primary race to the newly-minted 15th Congressional District just got a little less crowded after former Congressman Dennis Ross and Jerry Torres announced that they would be dropping out of the race.

Rep. Ross is out completely, but Torres has decided to run for another seat. READ MORE


Taddeo is out

After Rep. Ross and Torres both bowed out of their respective races on the same day, so did Democratic gubernatorial candidate Annette Taddeo.

Taddeo is now running for Congress against Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar.

Rep. Salazar’s seat is considered a toss-up, but considering how underwater President Joe Biden is in Florida, especially after he called for the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Communist Cuba, and the easing of sanctions against Cuba’s mini-me Maduro regime in South America, it will be very hard for Taddeo to win if she does not completely disavow Biden. READ MORE

Rep. Val Demings-It’s an honor for Orlando to host the biggest humanitarian event in Florida’s history, the @SpecialOlympics

. This collaborative event is a showcase for all that these amazing athletes can do. I’ve been proud to support it in Congress.

Rep. Matt Gaetz-When Republicans retake the majority, we are not going to relent in our oversight.

Even if John Durham is giving up, we are not.

US Rep Kathy Castor-Communities across America are being torn apart by senseless, preventable shootings daily, so again the House will take action to enact commonsense gun safety measures to protect our children and communities.

Rep. Allison Tant- Oh, and I gotta tell y'all, I'm thrilled about my girlfriend @Annette_Taddeo running for Congress. Join me in donating to her campaign! She's a fierce, dedicated & hardworking!

Charlie Crist-I applaud the Biden Administration’s decision to exclude the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the Summit of the Americas. Promoting democracy and human rights should be a top foreign policy priority. These regimes represent the very opposite of those values.

Lauren Book-Women's rights are under attack — but we won't back down! I’ve led the fight against extreme abortion bans in the Florida Senate to defend women's personal freedoms. Now, I'm proud to be endorsed by Florida's leading pro-choice organizations @FLPPPAC




Brian Mast Israel
Brian Mast Israel


"Fmr. Green Beret Jerry Torres Pivots, Runs for Congress against Rep. Kathy Castor Instead" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Could Sign Constitutional Carry Bill in 2023" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Mast Receives Jim Jordan Endorsement" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Monday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) was endorsed by the founder of the Freedom Caucus in the House, and fellow colleague, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Rep. Jordan has been in Congress since 2007 and been serving the 4th district all 15 years in the House. Currently, he sits as a ranking member on the Judiciary Committee and serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

"Crist Scores More Gubernatorial Endorsements" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) dropping out of the gubernatorial race to challenge Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), both Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) are vying for the nomination, and for endorsements. In recent weeks, Rep. Crist, who formerly served as Florida's Governor as a Republican, has emerged as the frontrunner, amassing endorsements from unions to politicians.

"Taddeo Drops out of Gubernatorial Race" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With Florida’s August primary just around the corner, the Democratic gubernatorial race will now see Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) seeking the nomination.

"Waltz: Biden is "Lining the Pockets of a Dictator", Maduro" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—It appears the United States is going from supporting one dictator to another when it comes to influencing the purchase of oil around the globe. In an effort to slow down Russian President Vladimir Putin and his campaign in east Ukraine, the Biden administration is poised to allow the shipment of oil from Venezuela into Europe, according to a report by Reuters.

"Florida Gasoline Prices Hit $4.76 Record" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida hit a record-high $4.76 on Sunday and likely will continue to rise, the AAA auto club said. "Unfortunately, the pain at the pump is likely to get even worse this week," AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a prepared statement Monday.

"Rubio: Heavily Invested Liberal Network is Attempting to "Wipe Out Hispanic Conservative Voices" by The Floridian's Jackson Backich—It was just announced recently that Latino Media Network has purchased the formerly TelevisaUnivision backed radio station, Radio Mambi out of Miami. Radio Mambi is a well-known conservative news program in South Florida’s Cuban community, but conservatives now fear that the new owners could steer the station in a new direction.

"Sen. Aaron Bean Announces Run for Congress in CD 4" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Senator Aaron Bean (R-4), who has stacked up quite the impressive résumé in the Florida Senate, has just announced his candidacy for US Congress in Florida's fourth Congressional District.

"Democrats Highlight Gun Control by Wearing Orange" By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Democrats shared their support for gun control amidst a number of shootings across the country. The weekend marked Wear Orange, which is an effort meant to raise awareness about gun violence. Across the United States, lawmakers wore orange, the White House was lit orange, and lawmakers expressed the need for gun control measures to address gun violence.

"Florida 'Red-Flag' Law Eyed Amid Gun Debate" by the News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- As a national debate rages over gun laws after last month’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, proponents of “red-flag” policies point to a Florida law as a model for states seeking to strip deadly weapons from people who could cause harm.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Progressive Advocacy Groups Oppose Gov DeSantis' Family First, Parental Rights Agenda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Senate Bill 1796, legislation related to family law and child time-sharing awaits Family First Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signature, left-wing groups such as the progressive League of Women Voters and the National Organization of Women (NOW) continue to lobby against the measure on behalf of trial lawyers who stand to lose millions of dollars in billable hours if Gov. DeSantis signs this family-first bill into law.

"Florida School District Bans Bookbags over Potential Security Threat" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Lauderdale— Parents with school-age children that attend schools within the Broward County School District have been told that as of Tuesday June 7th, “no bookbags and backpacks will be permitted in any school building” as the school district may have received a credit threat (s) of violence that could take place in the last days of the school year.

"Gaetz Calls 'Red Flag Law' Supporters Traitors to Constitution" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent a clear message to Republicans who support red flag laws and shared his own feelings about the possibility of this type of legislation getting passed in the Senate. This issue has divided some Republicans. Those who support red flag laws usually go to the “common sense” defense while those who oppose usually immediately call their colleagues RINO’s.

"DeSantis Nixes Mask Punishment for Schools" by the News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Breaking from the Legislature’s efforts to punish school districts that imposed mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday directed Florida’s new education commissioner to ignore a plan that would have made the districts ineligible for $200 million.

"Eskamani Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Not Every Republican Lawmaker Supported DeSantis' 'Freedom First' Budget" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the long-anticipated $109.9 billion “Freedom First” budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 at the Republican voter stronghold, The Villages.

"Scott on Rising Gas Prices: "Enough is Enough" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, The Floridian reported about the nationwide rising gas prices. The historic highs have brought some of the most mind-boggling numbers this country has ever seen. We reported that gas prices reached its highest rate ever. We reported that in just one day, the national average went up 5 cents. We reported that in just one month, it went up 50 cents. We reported that in just one year, it went up $1.63 roughly. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the national average went up 4 more cents today.

"Webster Receives 60 Plus Endorsement" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The senior citizen organization, 60 Plus, has officially endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for reelection. 60 Plus is a nonpartisan, non-profit advocacy group with a “free enterprise, less government, and fewer taxes view towards issues important to seniors” according to their website.

'It's Okay to Say Gay' Billboards Continue to pop up in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—June is Pride month in the LGBTQ community and activists in Florida are out in force trying to bring more attention to the false “Don’t Say Gay” political narrative that was coined during the 2022 legislative session that concluded in March.

Carlos Guillermo Smith
Carlos Guillermo Smith

"LGBTQ Political Catfight Ensues Between Christina Pushaw and Carlos Guillermo Smith" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The month of June is known to the Gay community around the world as "Pride Month" and it was only a matter of time before outspoken Progressive Florida Democrats like Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (Florida's FIRST LGBTQ Latino legislator) became unhinged or triggered over something Gov. Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw said to counter or question the narratives coming out of the militant-wing of the gay community.

"Rubio Team: Demings is 'a far-Left Radical'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has campaigned to amass support to unseat Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R). However, this week, Demings’ candidacy was finalized as she officially filed to run for the Florida Senate. Though Democrats are hopeful that Demings can defeat Rubio in November, the Rubio campaign continues to dismiss her candidacy, calling her “a far-left radical” that will not become a Florida Senator.

"DeSantis: 'Brandon... America's Most Unpopular President'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Although Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is facing 3 Democratic gubernatorial challengers in the 2022 midterm election cycle, the Republican Governor has solely focused his efforts against President Joe Biden (D). This week, the feud continues as DeSantis further accuses “Brandon” of being “America’s most unpopular president.”

"Congressional Candidate Scotty Moore Runs to Oust Darren Soto" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Gas Prices Reach a New Historic High" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In the middle of March, The Floridian wrote multiple stories on the rising gas prices, inflation, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and how all three are intertwined. Some politicians, some experts, and statistics themselves tried to warn us about the devastating effects that would occur in the weeks to come. But it appears our statesmen and stateswomen did not listen.

"New Poll: Majority of Florida Republicans Support Legal Abortion Access" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Between the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion to throw out Roe v. Wade, and Florida proposing even more legislation to crack down on the practice, abortion has made its way back to center stage for plenty of Floridians. While the state is leaning more red than ever, a recent poll suggests that a majority of Florida Republicans favor legalized abortion.

"Michael Grieco Drops State Senate Bid" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Leader of Revived State Guard Sought" by News Service of Florida—Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office is advertising for a director of the revived Florida State Guard.

The director, who must have “knowledge of military culture and organization” for a position considered part-time, would be responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing the 400-member volunteer guard, which was approved by lawmakers this year to supplement the Florida National Guard during emergencies.

"Gas Prices Could Affect Storm Evacuations" by News Service of Florida—Record fuel prices could make many Floridians less willing to evacuate if they are threatened by hurricanes, the AAA auto club said. With the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida at a near-record $4.57 on Tuesday, AAA released survey results that said 42 percent of Floridians might be hesitant about getting out of harm’s way because of fuel prices.

"Fried Continues to Attack Crist on his Past and Present Gun Stance" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"PGA Tour Takes Troubling Stance Towards College Athletes and Amateur Golfers" By The Staff at The Floridian—If you are a golf fan, you’ve likely heard about the PGA Tour’s ongoing battle with competing circuits like Greg Norman’s newly launched LIV Golf series or the proposed Premier Golf League, both of which have positioned themselves as upstart disruptors to the PGA Tour’s status quo. As anticipated, the PGA Tour has taken a zero-tolerance policy towards pros who have shown interest in competing on rival tours, threatening to fine or even ban players who tee it up in a LIV Golf competition. Whether this stance proves to be effective, or even legal, remains to be seen.



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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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