JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.9.2022 — Nikki Fried's Next Move — FL Democrats Continue Push for Ban on Guns— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.9.2022 — Nikki Fried's Next Move — FL Democrats Continue Push for Ban on Guns— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 9, 2022

 

What will Fried do Post November 8?

After losing her gubernatorial primary race against Rep. Charlie Crist, AG Commissioner Nikki Fried has not missed a beat and continues her campaign to defeat Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Fried is by far the biggest anti-DeSantis cheerleader in the state.

But what is next for Fried?

Once the election is over, what then?

Word on the street is that Fried could be looking at a TV gig and is not done with politics, leaving many of us politicos to speculate where she will run next.

Could we see a future congressional run for Fried? (My bet)

We can’t say for sure, but Fried’s future looks bright.

Stay tuned…

 

Ban on Guns

Florida Democrats continue to push for a ban on guns and ammunition. Will they succeed? READ MORE

Squeezers

 

US Rep Kathy Castor-Why does Gov Ron DeSantis turn a blind eye to illegal election rigging by one of the state’s most powerful corporations? Probably the same reason DeSantis & GOP legislators allow FPL to hike customer electricity bills and block lower cost clean energy.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-Fentanyl made to look like candy is a dangerous threat to our communities. In #FL03, we've seen fentanyl stamped with border cartels' logos turning up, with pill presses and distribution plans nearby. Securing the border is the first step to stop this.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Imagine telling #FLA seniors you voted against reducing Medicare Rx costs? That's exactly what @marcorubio did.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Donald Trump continues to show us who he is, and yet is never held accountable for his actions that has grave consequences. And while he gets to roam free, filing appeals, after STEALING classified documents, you have men & women spending life in prison for petty crimes.

 

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Senator Marco Rubio/ The Floridian

"Wasserman Schultz Continues Push to 'Ban Assault Weapons'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Cruz Warns of Weingarten's 'Damage' to US" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Steube Accuses Biden of Buying Votes with Student Loan Forgiveness" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Bilirakis Discusses how to fix Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio Calls Out VA Inefficiency After Vets Experience Long Delays" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) penned a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to voice his opinions and share his worries about the delays that former service members are experiencing in the VA. The Florida Senator did not fail to mention that the state of Florida has 1.5 million veterans living within its border and felt the need to address the delays that the service members have been facing.

"Rick Scott Announces Plan to Fund the Government Thru 2023" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With the September 30th deadline to fund the government fast approaching, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling on his colleagues to pass a continuing resolution that will fund the government through 2023, by maintaining the current functions and programs of the federal government. This moves intention is to keep the Democrats from pushing any far-left agenda before the midterms, while also keeping the government funded.

"Taddeo Says DeSantis Puts Politics Over American Dream" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) held a press conference this week, slamming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The congressional hopeful was joined by Janelle Perez (D) to "condemn the Governor's call to bus Cubans to Delaware." Both Perez and Taddeo directed verbal jabs at DeSantis and Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez (R), arguing that they are putting politics over the American Dream.

"DeSantis Calls Florida Democrats Disgraceful for Comparing Border Crisis to Cubans Fleeing Communism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Miami—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took Florida Democrats to task for their apparent hypocrisy after they accused him and his administration of using "Anti-Cuban, Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric" on the campaign trail while refusing to condemn Democratic gubernatorial Lt. Governor pick Karla Hernandez-Mats's sympathetic tweet towards the late Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.

"Governor Ron DeSantis announces State-Wide Toll Relief plan" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Diaz-Balart, Gimenez, Salazar Tackle Nicaragua in Letter" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans have joined forces to ask the U.S. Office of International Religious Freedom to intervene in Nicaragua. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), and Carlos Gimenez (R) have joined forces to issue a letter to the Office . In the letter, Reps. Diaz-Balart, Gimenez, and Salazar share their “concern over the alarming repression of religious freedom by the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua.

"Demings Releases Pro-Abortion Ad Attacking Rubio, Rubio Responds" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Floridian recently covered Rep. Val Demings' (D) labeling of Marco Rubio (R) an "extremist" for his hardline pro-life stance. Sen. Rubio has stated support for legislation that offered exceptions to abortion in cases of rape and incest, while Demings has consistently voted against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. In this clash of absolute stances on abortion, Demings has recently released an attack ad against Rubio.

"AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Pumps School Supplies to 2 Thousand Families" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Shannon Bream to Take Over as Anchor for Fox News Sunday" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

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charlie crist

"Crist's 'Caught Lying' About Florida's Parental Rights in Education Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"New Ad Flexes DeSantis' First-Term Accomplishments" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Rep. Brian Mast Goes Scorched Earth on Biden Over 'Rainbow' Fentanyl" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Along the countless numbers of crimes that occur at the southern border (other than illegal immigration itself), law enforcement and border patrol agents have a new problem on their hands as there have been reports of mass quantities of the highly addictive, and incredibly lethal drug, fentanyl, being found The introduction of this drug into American society has caused politicians and pundits around the nation to sound the alarm as it has become one of the leading killers in the United States and has become the #1 killer of those aged 18-45.

"Crist Says He is "So Damn Proud" of Biden's Thursday Speech" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Few Democrats have outwardly spoken much about President Biden's (D) Philadelphia speech calling "MAGA Republicans" a threat to democracy last Thursday. At most, as The Floridian has covered, they have ignored the condemnations Biden leveled and focused on the positives, or using the same "MAGA Republican" phrase in their own tweets. In a Friday speech at a church, Democrat candidate for Florida Governor Charlie Crist praises Biden's speech, saying he is "so damn proud of him for it." DeSantis-affiliated Twitter account DeSantis War Room posted the clip Tuesday afternoon.

"Scott Calls for America to Renew 'Never Again' Promise" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich— In a recent Op-Ed with the Washington Times, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has a standard for the United States to renew and to continue to uphold: the idea of “never again.” America has dedicated itself to teaching young students about the horrors of the Second World War and all that it produced, especially the Holocaust.

"Figure-Skater Michelle Kwan Considers Future Congressional Run" by the Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—Olympic figure skater, Michelle Kwan, appears to be seriously considering a run for Congress. Kwan, who is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, has recently been appointed by President Biden to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Belize.

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Accuses Journalists of Being Republican Operatives" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Karla Hernandez-Mats, Charlie Crist's (D) pick for Lt. Governor in the 2022 midterms, continues to attract controversy less than a week after being selected. In a Sunday interview with the Miami-based Local 10 news program This Week in South Florida, Hernandez-Mats seemingly responds to the interviewers' questions in a condescending fashion and accuses them of working on behalf of the Republican Party.

 

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Rep. Val Demings

"Val Demings Claims Inflation is Not One of Her Top Issues" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Among concerns heading into the midterm elections, the impending economic crisis seems to be the most important one. However, candidate for US Senate, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) has voiced that inflation is not one of her top issues

"DeSantis Takes Labor Day Victory lap, Touts Florida’s Post-Pandemic Economic Success" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis kicked off this year’s Labor Day holiday by underscoring Florida’s post-pandemic economic progress.

"Crist's Running Mate Hernandez-Mats Deletes Sympathetic Fidel Castro Tweet" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Karla Hernandez-Mats’s controversial and sympathetic tweet for former Dictator Fidel Castro has been deleted.

"Rubio Says he's 'the Most Effective Senator in Washington'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) took part in an interview with NBC 6 Impact with Jackie Nespral. During the interview, Nespral and Sen. Rubio discussed the upcoming midterm election. Commenting on a number of topics including President Joe Biden’s student loan bailout and Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), Rubio called himself "the most effective Senator in Washington."

"Team DeSantis Slams Biden’s Record in Office" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina— Team DeSantis continues to direct its fury on President Joe Biden (D) with remarks about his record in office. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is facing Rep. Charlie Crist in the upcoming midterm election, has also maintained a rivalry with the President. In a message to supporters, the Governor’s team reiterated comments from DeSantis, slamming President Biden's record in office while also calling him “the American Nero.”

"Andrew Warren Amplifies Claims His Suspension Was Unconstitutional" by  The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"FL National Guard Could Help at Short-Staffed Prisons" by News Service of Florida

"DeSantis Revolutionizes School Boards Across Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While Republicans are expected to make significant gains during the 2022 midterm election cycle over Democrats, the most significant elections in Florida are going almost unnoticed. Last month, Gov. DeSantis and Florida Republicans managed to revolutionize school boards across Florida, which will set a new standard in school policymaking.

"Artemis 1 moon mission twice postponed while VP Harris lauds it as a "test of pure innovation" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—NASA’s latest space-exploration mission is postponed once again after VP Kamala Harris commended the Artemis 1 operation earlier this week. The $4.1 billion dollar operation is raising eyebrows as it nears a one-week delay from its original launch date.

"Nunez Calls Newsom's California "Dumpster Fire State" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis Says Democrats 'Hate you' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Although Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has led in all of the 2022 gubernatorial public opinion polls, a new survey indicates that Florida Rep. Charlie Crist's (D) campaign might be picking up steam.

"Eskamani Calls out DeSantis After Local GOP Official's Guilty Verdict" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Election Integrity in Florida is making headlines once again, but the accusation isn’t being directed at Democrats. Seminole County GOP Chairman Ben Paris has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

"Donalds, Gaetz Sign Bill Questioning Meta CEO Zuckerberg over 2020 Election; Hunter Biden Story" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Republican House lawmakers, including those on the Oversight and Judiciary Committee, penned and signed a letter to CEO of Meta (Facebook and its other apps) Mark Zuckerberg, questioning his company’s role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story days before the 2020 Presidential election.

"Marco Rubio Calls Woke Culture the Epitome of 'Insanity'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—FORT LAUDERDALE, FL— At a campaign speech featuring 100 pastors and faith leaders on Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) highlights the threat today's "insane" and "woke" culture poses against the American family.

"Rick Scott Introduces Bipartisan TICKER Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In an effort to be more transparent with the American people and to secure confidence in their investments, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have both reached across the aisle to introduce the Trading and Investing with Clear Knowledge and Expectations about Risk (TICKER) Act. The bill is designed so that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has to make recommendations about possible risky investments in Variable Interest Entities (VIE), especially if those entities are connected to China.

"Bipartisan Group of House Members Alarmed Over Biden's Pending Iran Nuke Deal" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—FORT LAUDERDALE, FL— At a campaign speech featuring 100 pastors and faith leaders on Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) highlights the threat today's "insane" and "woke" culture poses against the American family.

"Charlie Crist’s Attacks Against 'Fascist' DeSantis and Supporters Continues" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Rep. Charlie Crist has again made intense personal attacks against Governor Ron DeSantis and his supporters, continuing an onslaught that began with his victory in the Democrat gubernatorial primary and has remained til today. Through a tweet on Wednesday night, Crist described Gov. DeSantis as only caring for Floridians who support his “hateful” and “far-right extremist” agenda.

"Joe Martinez's Arrest on Public Corruption Charges Called Questionable" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio Says Biden, Democrats Have Reverted to 'Attacking Voters' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Marco Rubio appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” where the senior senator targeted the Biden administration and gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Charlie Crist, of “attacking voters” across the country.

"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.

 

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 [email protected]

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