JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —10.17.2022 — DeSantis Wants Death Penalty Law Changed — Is President Trump Unelectable in 2024?— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —10.17.2022 — DeSantis Wants Death Penalty Law Changed — Is President Trump Unelectable in 2024?— More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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October 17, 2022

 

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Will Old Sparky be Brought Back in Florida?

The 2023 legislative session in Florida is still about 5 months away from starting, but Republican legislatures have already been given the task of proposing new death penalty legislation.

During a campaign rally in Broward County this past weekend, Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he believes the state legislature will “ be able to do something legislatively” about the current death penalty sentencing guidelines.

What he wants, DeSantis gets.

Who will propose the legislative measure?

Will Sens Dennis Baxley, Danny Burgess,  George B. Gainer, Ed Hooper, or Keith Perry, be called on to tackle this task? READ MORE

President Donald Trump is ‘unelectable?’

There is no question that former President Donald Trump will bring significant baggage with him if he were to run for reelection in 2024.

But with that said, will voters give him a second chance considering how badly the Biden Administration has destroyed the national economy?

Will Floridians vote for Trump over Biden or whomever the Democrats nominate in 2024? READ MORE

 

Squeezers

Rick Scott-I'm fighting to ensure growers affected by #HurricaneIan can recover from losses and continue putting food on your kitchen tables. The @USDA must quickly approve a disaster declaration for Florida's growers in order to have a successful winter and spring harvest season.

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Floridians are already feeling the devastating effects of climate change in the form of flooding & stronger storms, and Hurricane Ian is just the latest example. We have an imperative to take swift & decisive action on climate change before it's too late.

Congressman Greg Steube-Florida’s agriculture industry feeds 100 million Americans year-round. I joined my colleagues in the FL delegation in asking @USDA to quickly approve the state’s request to help our growers whose crops were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ian.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Black voters matter. Period. That’s why I’m joining @CharlieCrist this Monday to talk about the issues that matter to our communities the most.

 

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President Donald Trump/ The Floridian

"DeSantis to Seek Change in Florida's Death Penalty" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Governor Ron DeSantis has signaled that the Republican-led state legislature could address the 2017 death penalty law that requires a unanimous jury to find that a criminal defendant should be put to death.

"Taddeo Leads Salazar in new Cook Report" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has been on the campaign trail as she seeks to unseat Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R). In a newly released Cook Political Report, the election for Florida’s 27th congressional district could favor the Democratic challenger. Taddeo is now calling Salazar “politically convenient” as Salazar meets with voters to clinch her reelection.

"Rubio Questions “Where was Val?’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) campaign has released a new advertisement, questioning “where was Val?” The advertisement, referencing the COVID-19 pandemic, questions where Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) was during the pandemic. Citing Rubio’s contributions to the Payment Protection Plan, the advertisement argues that “the choice is clear.

"Paul Ryan Says Trump is Unelectable in 2024" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican criticism against President Donald Trump (R) continues to mount as the 2022 midterm elections looms nearer. Outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R) has already expressed that voters should vote Democrat in the upcoming Arizona election, and now Speaker Paul Ryan (R) is chiming in on the upcoming general election. Commenting on 2024, Ryan is affirming that Trump will not be the GOP nominee because of his “unelectability.”

"Parkland Father Attacks Luna in New Political Mailer" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida's Congressional District 13 race has been particularly vicious between Anna Paulina Luna (R) and Eric Lynn (D). Shortly after the sentencing of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz to life in prison, a verdict Governor Ron DeSantis (R) himself condemned, an attack mailer targeting Luna was released.

"First Lady DeSantis Announces $45 Million in Hurricane Relief" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Demings Looks for Credit Following Hurricane Ian" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Rubio Wants U.S. to Stand Up to Mexico's Unfair Trade Practices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In a recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a message to the American people and the federal government: Don’t bend to Mexican intimidation tacts over trade, as the title is aptly named.

"Broward Sheriff Tony Disagrees With Parkland Verdict" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Political figures continue to respond to the Parkland shooting verdict, expressing their disapproval of the jury's decision. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) commented on the ruling during a press conference, sharing that he was "disappointed" in the ruling. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has now responded to the ruling, sharing that he also disagrees with the verdict.

"DeSantis Wanted Death Penalty for Parkland School Shooter" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, a jury recommended life in prison for Nikolas Cruz, who perpetrated the school shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The shooting resulted in the untimely death of 17 people. Leading up to the moment of the final verdict, calls for the death penalty intensified, and those closely watching the coverage were soon disappointed in the verdict.

"DeSantis Destroys Democrat Voting Narrative, Expands Voting Opportunities After Hurricane" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In a time period where Democrats are accusing Republicans of voter suppression, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is changing that narrative. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the Florida Governor is issuing an emergency executive order in support the voting rights of those affected by the storm.

"Jury Recommends Life in Prison to Parkland School Shooter" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Val Demings
Val Demings

"Demings Centers Senate Campaign on Abortion" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"30 Florida Sheriffs Denounce "Anti-law Enforcement Hate Group" Florida Rising" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida State Senator Loranne Ausley (D) continues to find herself embroiled in controversy. After receiving scrutiny over a mailer released in support of her reelection campaign, Florida Rising, a progressive grassroots group that endorsed Ausley is now under fire from 30 Florida Sheriffs.

"Treasury Department Announces DeSantis Audit Due to Martha's Vineyard Flight" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Deputy Inspector General of the Treasury Department, Richard Delmar, recently announced that he plans to audit and investigate the State of Florida (and Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-FL by proxy) following the Florida Governor’s decision to used allotted money from the state legislature to transport undocumented immigrants by plane to sanctuary states.

"Taddeo Ahead by 1 Point Against 'Liar and Fake' Salazar" by The Floridian's —The battle for Congressional District 27 between Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Annette Taddeo (D) is one of the most closely-watched contests in the nation.

"What to Look out for in Florida’s Upcoming Gubernatorial Debate" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—With Florida’s much-anticipated gubernatorial debate nearing, Floridians look to tune in to the year’s most anticipated political spectacle.

"Patronis Still Looking For Tesla To Address Car Batteries Blowing up" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—While the State of Florida rebuilds infrastructure after Hurricane Ian, one privately-owned company has a unique challenge of its own. Recent instances of Tesla electric vehicles catching fire after saltwater reaches the lithium-ion battery have appeared. With Floridians owning 95,000 electric vehicles, the second-highest number in the country, it seems unfortunately inevitable some would fall victim to flooding.

"UF Students Protest Ben Sasse Presidential Appointment" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Crist's Running Mate Mocks DeSantis, Says he Likes to Play Dress up [Video]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—MIAMI—Shortly before Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist took the stage to address 200 or so Pro-Choice supports at his rally in Little Havana, Lt. Governor pick Karl Hernandez-Mats slighted Gov. Ron DeSantis by saying that while he was afraid of “drag queens,” he still liked to “play dress up.”

"Crist, Hernandez-Mats Launch 'Latinas for Choice'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and his running mate Karla Hernandez-Mats (D) have launched “Latinas for Choice.” Crist has maintained his intention to ensure the right to choose for women across the country. In a video posted on social media, Hernandez-Mats touted the initiative, sharing their commitment to the pro-choice movement.

"Hernandez-Mats: No Compromise on Abortion [Video]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—MIAMI—Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist held a “Latinas for Choice” campaign rally at the famed Ball & Chain restaurant and bar in Little Havana, where the one-time Pro-Life Republican governor of Florida anchored his campaign on the issue of abortion.

"DeSantis Announces Reopening of Hurricane" by the Floridian's  Damaged Bridge as Trucks Cross Behind" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Following the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian, the state of Florida saw powerlines go down, extreme flooding, and even a bridge collapse that allowed people to access to Sanibel Island. A temporary bridge has already been constructed and today support vehicles have been mobilized across the water in order to provide assistance to the area.

debbie wasseman schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"UF Alum Wasserman Schultz has 'Concerns' Over Ben Sasse Hire" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"California Pays Significantly More State Gas Tax Than DeSantis's Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Calls Florida a ‘Law-and-Order State’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Days after meeting with President Joe Biden ((D), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is directing political jabs to "Blue States." Arguing that “crime and mayhem” are running amuck in Democrat-run cities and states, Governor DeSantis has warned that Florida will remain a “law-and-order state.”

"President Donald Trump Endorses Combat Veteran Cory Mills for Congress" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The much-anticipated endorsement from former President Donald Trump for Combat veteran and Republican congressional nominee Cory Mills has finally come down.

"Casey DeSantis Appears in Touching New 'That is Who Ron DeSantis Is' Campaign Ad" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Demings Blasts Rubio's Attendance Record, Forgets Senate Doesn't Allow Proxy Votes" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Allie Braswell Answers to Bankruptcy, Carpetbagging, and Flip Flopping" by by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Parkland Parents Call Ausley Mailer ‘Disgusting’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Democrats continue to receive backlash over a mailer that depicted Republican candidate Cory Simon (R) on a shooting target. Republicans have rebuked the advertisement, and now Parkland parents are denouncing the advertisement as well. The Parkland Parents have responded to the mailer, calling out Florida Democrats and calling the mailer “disgusting.”

"The bag Gov. DeSantis Never Leaves Home Without" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Charlie Crist Doubles Down on Pro-Choice Stance" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist met with supporters in a pro-abortion gathering in response to the Women’s March Organization’s call to action. The Women’s March has assigned October 8th the “National Day of Action” in support of abortion rights.

"Aaron Bean Says Biden is 'Making Every Wrong Move'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After an 8-year tenure in Florida’s State Senate, Aaron Bean (R-FL) is running for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 4th District. While discussing about the “Biden Border Crisis” in an exclusive interview with The Floridian, Sen. Bean also mentioned other issues that are really resonating with voters this campaign cycle.

"Sen. Ben Sasse Expected to Resign; Lone Finalist to Become President of UF" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—According to reports by news organizations such as Fox News, CNN, and NBC News, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is expected to resign from his Senate seat with the prospect of becoming the next president of the University of Florida.

"U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Hands DeSantis Legal Victory" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals handed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his administration a big win this week as the court ruled that the Norwegian Cruise Line could not require passengers and crew to be vaccinated in order to sail out of a Florida port.

"Casey DeSantis Visits First Responders in SW Florida" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Associated Press Says Pine Island Bridge Not Rebuilt One Day After Its Rebuilding" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Recently, Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the Pine Island bridge being rebuilt in an extraordinarily fast three days. The next day, the Associated Press tweets a video about the damage to Pine Island that Hurricane Ian wrought.

"Val Demings Claims the U.S. Doesn't Have Open Borders" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Week after week, news that vast amounts of fentanyl – amounts that could kill millions of Americans – has shown up in the United States after crossing the southern border. Also, millions of undocumented immigrants (4.4 million to be exact) have illegally made the trek into the land of the free since President Joe Biden (D) stepped into office. However, figures like Vice President Kamala Harris (D) and Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) swear that the border is secure.

"Both Republican and Democrat Lawmakers are Presidential Election Deniers" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Both Republicans and Democrats are denying the outcome of the past two presidential elections.

Cammack: 'Democrats are Living in an Alternate Reality' by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The midterms are a month away, and the prospects of the Democratic Party continue to look grim. As the majority party in a period of downturn, prioritizing issues many voters do not consider urgent, they have a tough time selling their image.

"Legacy Media is Pushing Critical Hurricane Ian Narrative of Lee County Officials" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"DeSantis Seeks to Shield Redistricting Documents" by News Service of Florida

"Biden Visits Fort Myers to Survey Damage, Praises DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Charlie Crist's Campaign Bus Hits Road for Wrong Hurricane" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Hurricane Ivan left widespread damage throughout the Caribbean and along the gulf states when it made landfall on September 16, 2004, so someone should tell Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats that his gubernatorial campaign is campaigning off of Hurricane Ivan and not “Hurrican Ian,” (Sic) which hit Florida a week ago.

"DeSantis Announces Pine Island Bridge Rebuilt Ahead of Schedule," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Recovery in Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian has crossed a major milestone today. Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) held a press conference in Matlacha announcing the building of a temporary bridge to Pine Island ahead of schedule. While some final inspections remain necessary, the speed at which the bridge was built is nothing short of extraordinary.

"New Charlie Crist Ad Boasts the ex-Republican Governor's Deeds While in Office" by

The Floridian's Mateo Guillamonte—Charlie Crist’s campaign published a new political advertisement yesterday, October 5th, where he bashes Governor Ron DeSantis while lauding Crist's policies while in office as a Republican Governor.

"DeSantis Activates Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan After Ian," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"PolitiFact's Yacob Reyes Continues Questionable Reporting Against DeSantis," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Last week, The Floridian detailed Politico's attempt to politicize Hurricane Ian and the backlash on Twitter. One week later, it is PolitiFact that is in hot water.

"Gov. DeSantis Crushing Democrat Crist by Double-Digits in Florida," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As hurricane recovery efforts continue across much of the state of Florida, a new Mason-Dixon public opinion poll released this morning shows that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is beating the Democratic gubernatorial nominee by 11 percentage points.

"Steube Says Hurricane Ian's Death Toll Potentially Higher" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Mast Wants Answers Concerning Fauci Greenlit Dog Experiments," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Photos Further Debunk Claims of Recovery Efforts Stalling Because of DeSantis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Mason-Dixon Polling Shows Rubio Ahead of Demings by 6 Points" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Senate race between incumbent Marco Rubio (R) and challenger Rep. Val Demings (D) has been tight, but now it appears as if Sen. Rubio is creating some distance between himself and Rep. Demings. According to the latest Mason-Dixon poll, Senator Rubio is ahead 47% to Demings' 41%.

 

 

 

 

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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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