JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.21.2022 — Florida Politics: Kicking and Screaming — Demings Votes to Ban Guns— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.21.2022 — Florida Politics: Kicking and Screaming — Demings Votes to Ban Guns— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 21, 2022


Politics are Getting Ugly in Florida

State Rep. Webster Barnaby (R) is being accused of threatening a campaign worker of his primary opponent, State Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff (R). Florida Politics is getting ugly.

In a video posted on Facebook, Debbie Kehrley, who used to be friendly and go to church with Rep. Barnaby, said that the lawmaker pulled up to the Deltona intersection where she was campaigning and began to scream at her.

Kehrley was sign waving for Doug Petite another gentleman running for a County seat. Kehrley had Elizabeth Fetterhoff signs in the ground around her when Barnaby pulled up and stopped on the road and allegedly started yelling and screaming at her and threatening her.

Say ‘NO’ to Guns

Rep. Val Demings (D) has joined her fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives in voting for an expansive gun ban measure.

Demings wants to ban all semi-automatic rifles. She also wants to limit weapons that can use detachable magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. READ MORE

The Campaign Trail...

It's getting very lively in the Republican primary race in Florida's 7th District.

The two perceived frontrunners in the race—State Rep. Anthony Sabatini and Combat Veteran Cory Mills—have been posting a steady flow of endorsements.

Rep. Sabatini has been endorsed by the Border Patrol Union and the Florida Family Action group.

Mills has rolled out the support of newly-minted Rep. Mayra Flores and has stated on social media that he would be receiving a "huge endorsement" in the coming days.

The two men face off alongside 5 other GOP candidates in a debate hosted by the Republican Party of Florida at the Sunshine Summit in Hollywood this coming weekend.


Ron DeSantis-Biden’s Border Crisis constitutes a catastrophic failure of leadership. While Washington does nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigration into our states, Florida has passed concrete laws to defend our state against the consequences of Biden’s dereliction of duty.

Charlie Crist-Yesterday 157 Republicans voted against codifying marriage equality for LGBTQ+ couples.

Every Floridian should be alarmed because we know those rights are what Ron DeSantis is going after next.

Nikki Fried-I’m Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat and today I’m debating Charlie Crist for the chance to take on Ron DeSantis.

Our polling days we’re even.

I’m pro-choice, he’s “pro-life.”

I took on the NRA, he took their cash.

I’ve won as a Democrat, he lost.

marco rubio
Marco Rubio

"Demings Votes to ban 'All Semi-Automatic Rifles'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio, Scott Introduce the 'Turn Off The Tap Act' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican Senators are looking to address an issue that has involves the state-controlled Chinese companies and their business dealings with the American government. The Republicans seeking to address this issue – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) – have introduced the Turn off the Tap Act, which is designed to keep federal funds out of the hands of “firms listed on several federal blacklists, including the Department of Commerce’s Entity List and the Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List.”

"DeSantis: ‘Biden is Blundering our Country’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to criticize President Joe Biden (D), saying that “Biden is blundering our country towards the abyss.”

"Deutch: ‘Climate Change is not a Partisan Issue’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Crist Unveils ‘Accessibility for All’ Plan" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Ron DeSantis: 'The Checks Are In The Mail'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As a part of Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) new "Freedom First" budget for Florida, the administration is once again placing Florida families at the front of their agenda by distributing $450 checks per child to take care of Back-To-School and family expenses. However, several Progressive Democratic state lawmakers have been critical of the move, accusing the policy of not being as altruistic as it seems.

"New Poll Shows Biden has Lost the 'Breakfast Tacos' (Hispanics) Vote" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—President Joe Biden and his administration are sinking fast into the political guacamole dip. A new Quinnipiac Poll shows that President Biden's "unique as Tacos" campaign to lure Hispanics into supporting his economic and foreign policy agendas continues to fail, and the "Breakfast Tacos" First Lady Jill Biden spoke about appears to have burned on the kitchen stove. Time could already be running out for President Biden.

"Laura Loomer Capitalizes on Rep. Webster's Absence From Recent Debate," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Georgia Backs Florida in Elections Law Fight" by News Service of Florida

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

"RNC Tags Crist as the 'Joe Biden of Florida'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Republican National Committee (RNC) has recently sent out a press release calling Florida gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) the “Joe Biden of Florida.” Rep.Crist, who has a longer political career than his Democratic primary opponent Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL),  is known by most as the establishment candidate. Crist also served as Governor of Florida (as a Republican) and has been in politics since becoming a state senator in 1993.

"Protect Our Future PAC Endorses Moskowitz," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Crist Unveils ‘Freedom to Learn’ Education Plan," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has released his education plan, affirming that he will make Florida a place where there’s “freedom to learn.” This contrasts with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) claim that Florida is the freest state in the country, but Democrats like Crist and California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) disagree.

"Bilirakis: 'This is the Highest Rate of Inflation We’ve Seen in More Than 40 years'" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis

"Scotty Moore Back on Ballot with Crucial Endorsements," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Murphy Champions NDAA Provisions to Counter Russian Influence in Latin America," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Late last week, the House passed the bipartisan defense bill, which includes provisions that were included by Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D). the provisions address potential threats from Russia and China, and Florida lawmakers have warned of the national security threat that Russia poses to both the United States and Latin America given its relationship with Venezuela.

"Rubio ad Highlights Law Enforcement Support, Calls Demings "Radical Rubberstamp' by The Floridian's —Senator Marco Rubio has released his first advertisement for the 2022 midterm election, highlighting the support that he has received from the law enforcement community. Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has touted her previous time in law enforcement while recounting her time as Orlando's police chief. However, the Rubio campaign ad argues that "Val Demings turned her back on law enforcement."

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Says Misleading Fundraising 'Wrong,'" by News Service of Florida

"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.

Nikki Fried
Nikki Fried

"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.

"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.



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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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