JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.19.2022 — Florida Politics and the Big Lies — More Lies, Lies, Lies— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.19.2022 — Florida Politics and the Big Lies — More Lies, Lies, Lies— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 19, 2022


Stretching to Truth

It is the political funny season, and candidates for elected office will do anything to win, including lie about just about everything. This appears to be the case for Conservative firebrand State Rep. Anthony Sabatini.

Sabatini, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 7th District, recently claimed that he was a “Father” and that he and Gov. Ron DeSantis worked together to pass Constitutional Carry.

This never happened.

Constitutional Carry was never addressed. It never made it to the House floor. Gov. DeSantis never signed it into law. READ MORE


More Lies, Lies, Lies

Jack Hoffman is pushing back against his primary opponent Karen Gonzalez Pittman and the progressive state blog Florida Politics after a hit piece was written against him that has now been debunked.

Considering that the publisher of the blog and the general campaign consultant for Gonzalez Pittman are practically family, well….

Hoffman and Gonzalez Pittman are running in the Republican primary race in House District 65. READ MORE


Industrial Strength Endorsements

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has rolled out some endorsements this week, backing Senator Marco Rubio, Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Attorney General Ashley Moody, in their bids for reelection.

“United States Senator Marco Rubio has been a warrior in Washington, promoting pro-business ideas and initiatives that not only impact Floridians directly but have put Florida’s accomplishments on the national stage,” said AIF President and CEO Brewster Bevis. “We are honored to support Senator Rubio and his re-election bid, and we are proud of the work he has done in the United States Senate.”


Rick Scott-.@JoeBiden’s failure to stand with the brave Cuban people is shameful. Today, I again called on Biden to condemn the human rights abuses of the illegitimate communist Cuban regime, end his appeasement & support my DEMOCRACIA Act. #SOSCuba #PatriaYVida

Rep. Ted Deutch-28 years ago, Argentina's AMIA Jewish center was bombed. To this day, the victims & Argentine people haven’t seen justice & accountability for the atrocity. Today, yet again, I joined @DWStweets ’ resolution to demand we hold Iran & Hezbollah responsible for terrorist activities.

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Putin's Russia is attempting to grow its foothold in the Americas. My NDAA provision requiring DOD to prepare a report on these efforts recently passed the House. With this report, our country can develop an effective counter-strategy against expanding Russian influence.

Anthony Sabatini
Anthony Sabatini/ The Floridian

"Anthony Sabatini Falsely Claims he and DeSantis Helped Pass 'Constitutional Carry,'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Jake Hoffman Crushes 'Fake News' Blog and Gonzalez Pittman's Bogus Attacks," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On Friday, the Karen Gonzalez Pittman Campaign launched attacks on her main opponent Jake Hoffman. The substance of her allegation is that Hoffman applied for PPP loans and then used them for a spending spree. Her “evidence” for this attack included a hazy line of innuendo based on Facebook posts and misinterpreted financial disclosures.

"Casey DeSantis Counters Gavin Newsom's Attack Ads," The Floridian's Jim McCool—California Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has made headlines for running controversial attack ads in Florida, targeting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) after he threatened to fine the Special Olympics over its vaccine mandate. Now First Lady Casey DeSantis is pushing back against Gov. Newsom.

"DeSantis Signs Curriculum Transparency Bill into Law," by The Floridian's —The DeSantis Administration has prided Florida in being dubbed the, "Education State." Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has signed yet another education bill into law, this time to improve curriculum transparency for Florida parents.

"Gimenez Looks to Codify Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Immigration Policy, Calls Biden 'Weak and Gutless' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez along with fellow Floridians, Reps. Kat Cammack and John Rutherford (co-sponsors), have introduced a legislative measure to codify former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Late last week, Rep. Gimenez introduced his “Migrant Protection Protocols Act, which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, calling the Biden Administration's move to end the Trump-era immigration policy as "weak and gutless."

"Republican Congressional Debate—District 7," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On Wednesday, August 10, The Floridian and the Seminole Republican Women, Federated Club, will be hosting a debate between the qualified Republican congressional candidates in Florida's District 7.

"Fried: ‘Let’s Make History Together!’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Democrats gathered in Tampa for the Leadership Blue Gala hosted by Blue Shift Florida. Democrats like Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) took the stage to fire up members of the party and their respective campaigns.

"Florida CD 7 GOP Race: Duke Leads in Money Raised, Mill Leads in the Polls," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—U.S. Navy Seal Brady Duke has once again topped the field of Republican congressional candidates in money raised in the District 7 primary race.

Jared Moskowitz
Jared Moskowitz/ The Floridian

"Moskowitz Raises Whopping $1 Million in Congressional Race," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Democrat Jared Moskowitz has surpassed the $1 million threshold for his congressional campaign in Florida's 23rd District

"Rubio and Demings Trade Blows Through Press Releases," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Gaetz, Crenshaw, and AOC Champion Therapies for Veterans in National Defense Act," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—WASHINGTON – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives,  Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) have partnered with prominent congressional Democrat on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). No, it wasn’t Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL) or Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), but none other than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

"DeSantis Endorses 'Pro-parent' School Board Candidates,

by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Education and parental rights has become the forefront of concern for many Florida Republicans. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has released a new batch of school board endorsements for, "Pro-parent," candidates.

"Gaetz Holds the 'High Ground,' Votes in Favor of the National Defense Authorization Act," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent out a press release showcasing his approval for the House’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a measure that includes $525 million to Rep. Gaetz’s congressional district in North Florida.

"January 6th Commission Lawmakers Receive," Capitol Police Security Detail," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—WASHINGTON – The January 6th Committee members are now being escorted around the U.S. Capitol by armed Capitol Police security detail.

"Taddeo Asserts Salazar 'Doesn't Care' to Keep Communities Safe," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, the Florida House passed the Active Shooter Alert Act, which creates an Amber-alert-like system for a situation involving an active shooter. The legislation was passed with a vote of 260-169. 43 Republicans voted against the legislation, and one of those voters is Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R).

debbie wasseman schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Wasserman Schultz Says Crisis Pregnancy Centers are 'Preying on Women' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Amidst discussion of states banning abortions, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) released a video on social media, providing information about abortion care in the state of Florida. Highlighting that Florida is still "one of the last bastions of safe abortion care in the south," Rep. Wasserman Schultz condemned "fake 'crisis pregnancy centers" that are "preying on women during their most desperate hour."

"DeSantis Says 'Democrats are Scared' Heading Into 2022 Midterm Election," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Former Mayor of New York City and 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg (D) is entering Florida politics. He’s not running for office in the state, but reports indicate that the political figure has donated $1 million to the Florida Democrat Party. With important races on the line in the upcoming midterm election, both sides of the aisle are doing as much as they can to expand their legislative ground. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has criticized the effort, saying that it shows that "Democrats are scared."

"The U.S. Capitol and the 'Dog' House of Representatives," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON—During these long ‘Dog Days of Summer,’ it appears as if the U.S. House of Representatives has gone to the dogs, not the Rep. Stephanie Murphy-led Blue Dog Democrats, but to actual furry friends.

"Ivana Trump has Passed Away," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Ocasio-Cortez Says U.S. Capitol not 'Designed to Protect Women' [VIDEO]," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Florida Republican Poll Shows Mills Leading Sabatini," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—According to the word on the street that State Rep. Anthony Sabatini is putting out, Rep. Sabatini has a commanding double-digit lead in his contested Republican congressional primary race. Republican pollster Ryan Tyson, who recently conducted a poll for the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) in four closely-watched congressional primary races, shows that Rep. Sabatini is actually losing to combat veteran Cory Mills.

"Inflation Rises, Biden Poll Numbers Fall," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Labor Department has released job numbers concerning the Consumer Price Index. The CPI is a general statistic that factors in everyday goods that Americans purchase on a regular basis (gas, housing, groceries). The numbers showed that in one year, prices (and therefore inflation) have risen 9.1%, and 1.3% from May 2022 to June 2022, alone.

"Trump's Potential Presidential Announcement Keeps 2024 Republicans on ice," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Donalds Say Republicans Could not get Away With Making 'Breakfast Tacos' Remark," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rick Scott: Biden 'Broke promise' to Not Raise Taxes," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Two years ago, then-presidential candidate Biden promised his tax plan and fiscal agenda would not raise taxes on Americans making under $400,ooo per year. Today, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is asserting that the president has officially broken this promise.

"Rubio Calls for U.S. to Support Cuban Freedom Following 1 Year Anniversary of Demonstrations," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After one year of Cubans demonstrating in the streets demanding freedom and economic resolve, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement regarding the anniversary of the event. Within the Rubio press release, the Florida Senator calls out the Biden administration for watching “this oppression play out” and calls upon the U.S. Government to “act to keep the spirit of the courageous 11J (11th of July) protestors alive.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis: California is a 'Woke Tyranny,'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is now engaging in a war of words with California Governor Gavin Newsom (D). Gov. DeSantis's latest comments come after Governor Newsom ran an anti-DeSantis advertisement in Florida last week. In a message to supporters, DeSantis declared that Florida has answered the call to be the "freest" state in the country while trying to be the antithesis of California, a "woke tyranny."

"Florida Rep. Kat Cammack Receives Flurry of Endorsements," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays Accused of 'Illegal Electioneering,'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Republican State Senator and Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays is being accused of overstepping his authority and expressing biased support for Rep. Daniel Webster over his Republican congressional opponent, Conservative Journalist Laura Loomer.

"DeSantis Spokeswoman Backs Parent Who Challenged School Board Over 'Pornographic' Books," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Clay County School District has come under national scrutiny for silencing a concerned parent over his concerns about the district allowing children to read sexually charged and "pornographic" books in school.

"Protections Extended for Venezuelans in U.S.," by News Service of Florida

"Anna Paulina Luna Says 'Breakfast Tacos' Comment Will Lead to 'Latin Exit' From Democratic Party," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican lawmakers and candidates for elected office are sounding the alarm on the recent "Breakfast Tacos" comment First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (D) made at a rally. While giving a speech in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Biden said that attendees are "as unique as... breakfast tacos." The comment has angered Latino groups and Republicans like Anna Paulina Luna, who argue that it could lead to a "Latin-Exit of the DNC this November."

"Joe Biden Continues Struggling With Hispanics, or 'Breakfast Tacos,'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—First Lady of United States, Dr. Jill Biden, has been chastised by those in the media, specifically Hispanic media, for mentioning and equivocating the Latino community to “breakfast tacos” in San Antonio. This incident has garnered a lot of attention from conservatives as well; Marco Rubio changed his profile picture on Twitter to a taco in response:




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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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