JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.1.2022 — Just Like Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist Resigns— The Chief vs. The Chiefs Choice— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.1.2022 — Just Like Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist Resigns— The Chief vs. The Chiefs Choice— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 1, 2022


Charlie Crist has Called it Quits

Don’t get too excited. Rep. Crist resigned from his position as Congressman to focus on his gubernatorial race against Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Crist’s move mimics what DeSantis did back in 2018 when he ran resigned to run for governor. The only difference is that DeSantis quit much earlier than Crist.

Crist appears to have leveraged his congressional bully pulpit for as long as he could. No harm, no foul. READ MORE

The Former Police Chief vs The Police’s Choice

Since deciding to run for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Val Demings has been referring to herself as “The Chief.”

Demings was once the Orlando Chief of Police but never used that past title in any of her previous congressional races.

Now “Chief” Demings is running against Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been endorsed by just about every single Sheriff and Police Chief in the state of Florida.

According to many law enforcement deputies, police officers, sheriffs, and chiefs, Demings turned her back on them, and they believe that Rubio is the best choice of the two to continue on in the Senate. READ MORE


Lauren Book-This November, Floridians are going to take back their rights & freedoms – women’s rights, freedom of speech, voting rights, and more.

It all starts at the ballot box.

US Rep Kathy Castor-The fight for our freedoms, including the fundamental right for women to choose when to have children, is up to you!  Stand with me and @HouseDemocrats to protect our rights and the rights of our daughters to determine their pathways in life.

Congressman Greg Steube-The mismanagement on every level of the withdrawal of American troops and personnel from Afghanistan deserves serious and diligent oversight.I’m joining my colleagues in demanding answers from @SecDef and @SecBlinken

Dr. Neal Dunn-Fentanyl overdoses are a growing issue in our district. Federal officials, county sheriffs, & local law enforcement must work together to stop this before it gets worse.

María Elvira Salazar -Today, thousands of people in Poland are celebrating the anniversary of the Solidarity Movement, whose bravery showed us that solidarity can bring a tyrant to their knees. Their movement continues to inspire many, especially those in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua


Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Crist Resigns from House; Focuses on Gubernatorial Campaign" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich— On Wednesday, August 31st, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced his resignation from his seat in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, effective immediately. The “Staff for the Office of the 13th Congressional District of Florida” will continue to supply services for constituents up until January when the new candidate is sworn-in next year. This move will allow Crist to focus on the gubernatorial race against incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

"Kat Cammack Signs Letter Condemning Biden Admin for Afghanistan Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the United States reckons with the recent 1-year anniversary of the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, many Republicans have called out President Joe Biden (D) for his lack of acknowledgement of the event in which 13 U.S. Service Members lost their lives. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) was not the first to condemn the President’s failure to take responsibility for the evacuation, but she and her colleagues in the House of Representatives will almost certainly not be the last.

"DeSantis Team Slams Biden & 'Henchman' Crist" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After reports circulated regarding a local Florida Republican Party HQ being defaced, Republicans directed criticism at President Joe Biden (D). Recent comments by the President and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D) have been deemed controversial, accusing the GOP of being "semi-fascist." In a message to supporters, Team DeSantis slamming the president and "his henchman Charlie Crist."

"Rubio Touts Law Enforcement Support in new ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Letter Urges Vaccine Mandate end for Service Members" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Secret Overnight Flights From Mexico Land in Greensboro" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—Apparent secret flights have landed in Greensboro, N.C. in the weeks following the Biden Administration's announcement that illegal migrants will be housed at the former American Hebrew Academy.

"Janelle Perez receives endorsement from Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Miami- Through a statement released on Wednesday, State Senate candidate Janelle Perez revealed Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s endorsement for her Senatorial Campaign.

Karen Green with Hillary Clinton
Karen Green with Hillary Clinton

"Progressive Karen Green Faces Combat Veteran Cory Mills in General Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Sues FDA Over Drug Importation Records" by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not complied with a public-records request about the state’s proposed program to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.

"First Responder Groups Endorse Ashley Moody by the Droves," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Casey DeSantis Announces the 'Pathway to Purpose' Initiative," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—First Lady of the state of Florida Casey DeSantis officially announced the amplification of her Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose, which is intended to target the elderly community with support and increased assistance for those in need.

"Mast Says Biden's Inflation Reduction Act will End Up 'Screwing the American People'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since the passing and the signage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), politicians on both side of the aisle have predicted vastly different outcomes. For instance, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has been very vocal about his disdain for the bill and the negative side effects he believes the legislation will produce.

"Scott Calls on Republicans to Vote on Debt Cancellation Accountability Act," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—This past week, President Biden (D) announced a new initiative to cancel billions of dollars of student loan debt. This will only increase the tax burden on working-class Americans. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is at the forefront in fighting this plan. On Tuesday, Scott heightened his calls for fellow Republicans to vote for the Debt Cancellation Accountability Act.

"Trial Attorneys Continue to Drive up Insurance Premiums,"—OPINION

"Steube: When Democrats Can't Win on Policy, They Resort to Name Calling," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Maybe it's just to gin up voters for midterms, but there seems to be a trend line of Democrats antagonizing Republicans. From President Biden's "semi-fascist" remark to New York Governor Kathy Hochul's demand for Republicans in her state go to Florida, to Florida's own Charlie Crist saying Ron DeSantis (R) supporters have "hate in their hearts."

"State Sets Medical Marijuana Dosage, Supply Limits," by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- Florida health officials have released a highly anticipated rule setting THC dosage amounts and supply limits on products doctors can order for medical-marijuana patients.

Daniella Levine Cava

"Mayor Levine Cava Announces HOMES Plan," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has taken to social media to announce the county's housing initiative called the HOMES plan. The announcement comes after Floridians have faced skyrocketing prices.

"Sanders Surges in Presidential Poll," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Local Florida Republican Party HQ Vandalized by Anarchists," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—A few months ago, the United States saw a spike in vandalism against pro-life facilities such as crisis pregnancy centers after the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Now, there has been an episode of vandalism in Seminole County, Florida, at the Seminole County GOP office, just days after President Joe Biden (D) called the ‘MAGA,’ pro-Trump Republicans ‘Semi-fascists’ at a fundraiser.

"Crist Says Biden Was Being "Honest" on "Semi-Fascist" Remark," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Barely a week after winning the Democratic primary for Governor, Charlie Crist (D) continues to alienate Floridians. As we have covered, Crist called Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist whose supporters have "hate in their hearts" and does not want their vote. Saturday, Rep Crist picked Karla Hernandez-Mats, an apparent Fidel Castro...

"Rubio Calls on Biden to Sanction Nicaragua for Human Rights Violations," by the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In a recent blog post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called for more pressure against the Nicaraguan totalitarian regime led by Dictator Daniel Ortega and his spouse Rosario Murillo. The call for more pressure comes after repeated instances of human rights violations...

"Hernandez-Mats's Disdain for Veterans and Love for Fidel Castro Could Sink Crist, Florida Democrats," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Rep. Charlie Crist has tapped a controversial Miami-Dade County Teacher’s Union president, Kathy Hernandez-Mats, to be his running mate.

"Mast and Steube: Of Course There's No Case for FBI Raid on Trump," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Team DeSantis Likens Hernandez-Mats to Randi Weingarten, Calls her 'Radical'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The political sparring has officially begun as the Democratic gubernatorial ticket and the DeSantis administration are unloading on each other. Over the weekend, gubernatorial candidate Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D)announced that Karla Hernandez-Mats was his running mate.

"Waltz Calls Afghanistan Withdrawal 'un-American’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina‚—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed for Fox news, exploring “Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal.” Republican critics have voiced their disapproval of the President’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan. Since the withdrawal, Waltz has argued that the ‘fundamentally un-American’ move has only exacerbated tension in the middle east.

"Rubio Calls Demings ‘a Do-Nothing Congresswoman’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined One Nation with Brian Kilmeade to discuss a number of topics, including his race against Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). Officially the senatorial candidate in the general election, Rep. Demings has embarked on her "Running to Win" tour across the state. In response to his challenger, Rubio is calling Demings ‘a Do-Nothing Congresswoman.”

"Anthony Sabatini Looks to run for Congress Again," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than a week after getting crushed by 15 percentage point in his congressional race in Florida’s 7th District, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, has announced that he will be running for Congress in District 11 if Rep. Dan Webster retires.

"Meet Karla Hernandez-Mats, Crist's Radical Running Mate," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—It seems as though Charlie Crist (D) isn't too keen on winning the appeal of Floridan voters. On Thursday, Rep. Crist flat-out called Governor Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist and said that his supporters have "hate in their hearts," adding that he didn't want their votes. Now, his new running mate may just sink his popularity even further. Karla Hernandez-Mats is the head of United Teachers of Dade, a large teachers' union in the Miami-Dade area.

Greg Steube
Greg Steube

"Steube Discusses FBI Censoring Facebook on Hunter Biden's Laptop," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In a recent interview with Joe Rogan, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the FBI ordered social media not to spread news about Hunter Biden's laptop. While Newsweek clarifies that this was to verify the story's authenticity, the recent raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home raises suspicion in hindsight. On Friday, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL-17) offered his insights on Fox News' Evening Edit.

"Rep. Donalds Commemorates 13 Fallen Service Members in Afghanistan Withdrawal; Reaffirms Call for Biden to Resign," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Friday, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) sent out a press release regarding the one-year anniversary of the 13 service members who died in Kabul during the attempted evacuation of the U.S. military from Afghanistan. The attempted withdrawal was supposed to bring the United States out of the area peacefully for the first time since 9/11 but ended in tragedy when radical Islamic extremist groups descended upon the area.

"Donalds Compares Mayor Bowser's School Vaccine Mandate to Segregation," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis Suspends Controversial Broward County School Board Members," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Demings Calls Rubio an Anti-Abortion Radical Despite Her Own Pro-Abortion Radicalism," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Ever since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, many "Red States" have acted accordingly, placing heavy restrictions on, or outright banning, abortion. Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he has and would support legislation that has exceptions for pregnancies, including pregnancies that have been a result of rape or incest.

"Rubio Calls Out Demings for Supporting Mass Student Loan Forgiveness," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, President Joe Biden (D) made an announcement stating that his administration would be paying tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt to individuals using taxpayer dollars. Republicans have jeered this decision, while some Democrats have applauded it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not a fan.

"DeSantis Announces New SunPass Savings Program," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—If any of The Floridian's readership frequently drives on Florida's toll roads, you can breathe a bit easier now. On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is implementing a new "SunPass Savings" program beginning September 1st. This six-month initiative is estimated to save users $38 million, and DeSantis is calling on the State Legislature to "take necessary action" next year so more Floridians can save toll money.

"Diaz-Balart Condemns Biden's Reduction in Force of Office of Cuba Broadcasting," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—For many years, the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) has given the Cuban people news media through its Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) that the state disallows. Recently, however, just over a year after the historic July 11th protests, its budget has been facing a Reduction in Force (RIF). Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) is calling this RIF "despicable" and an attempt by the Biden administration "to appease the Communist oppressors."


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