JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.1.2022 — Election 'Fright Night for Florida Democrats— Contentious Congressional Race in Miami— Taddeo, Salazar, Castro Mast—More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.1.2022 — Election 'Fright Night for Florida Democrats— Contentious Congressional Race in Miami— Taddeo, Salazar, Castro Mast—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 1, 2022

 

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Tricked Not Treated

With Halloween behind us, the 2022 midterm election is a week away and Democrats are pulling out all the stop and scary talking points in hopes to dissuade any remaining undecided voters to go out and support their candidates. From the looks of it, election night (Fright Night) is going to be another scary encounter for Florida Democrats.

The numbers just don’t appear to be there for Democrats, and it looks as if many have already begun to concede defeat.

President Joe Biden is coming down to campaign for Charlie Crist and Rep. Val Demings, which could excite Democrats (not Independents), while President Donald Trump will rally with Senator Marco Rubio on November 6 in  Miami-Dade.

Expected a huge crowd to see President Trump and Sen. Rubio.

Republicans like Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis have been rallying big crowds around the state, a testament to the excitement behind their respective campaigns.

Florida Democrats, however, have had nothing more than “low energy” events, which they have described as being many small, intimate gatherings of supporters.

But the problem Democrats have is messaging.

It’s the same old failed message from 2022, and have now coupled that message with a devoted pro-abortion and ‘Republicans are racists’ narrative, it’s lights out for them.

Democrats cannot pivot to the one issue that is of concern to all Americans–THE ECONOMY.

They just don’t have an argument for it. They can try to dismiss the Republican narrative that it's Bidenflation that is causing the price of eggs, gas, meat, and just about everything else, to go up, but Americans know better.

Give Democrats credit for trying to save their sinking ship, but it's too late. The movie Titanic comes to mind.

Congressional Slugfest in Miami Gets Uglier

The hotly contested congressional race (cage match) between Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar and Democratic State Sen. Annette Taddeo, had gotten downright ugly, as expected.

Salazar is being accused of dodging debates and sympathizing with Fidel Castro and Nicolas Maduro.

Taddeo is being accused of supporting the presidency of the new Brazilian President Lula for not denouncing his Leftist ways.

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Annette Taddeo
Annette Taddeo

"Salazar Won't Debate Taddeo, and Taddeo Won't Condemn Brazil's Leftist new Presidentby The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With one week until the 2022 midterm elections come to a head, the last remaining Democratic government in South America, Brazil, has voted in a Leftist leader, a move that is influencing American politics. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), the incumbent congresswoman in Florida’s 27th congressional district, called out her Democratic opponent State Senator Annette Taddeo for not openly denouncing Lula da Silva’s election night victory.

"Rubio Talks Senate Race with Levinby The Floridian's Daniel Molina— Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined Mark Levin on his Life, Liberty, and Levin show to discuss his upcoming race with Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). Rubio, currently polling ahead of Demings in the Senate race, shared his thoughts on the outcome of the election.

"Rep. Mast Blames Scary Halloween Prices on Bidenby The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the Halloween season comes to a close and Americans start turning their attention to not only the ballot box but the Christmas season, prices on material goods are coming into play. Candy sales go through the roof during this time of year, and perhaps people are starting to see a lighter wallet after passing out Milky Ways to trick-or-treaters. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) is noticing, and he’s pointing the finger at President Joe Biden (D) for the rise in prices.

"Democrats Chide DeSantis’ ‘Silence’ in Antisemitic Incidentby The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Democrats across the state of Florida are responding to antisemitic graffiti found in Weston, Florida. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) held a press conference, denouncing the messages and the vandalism that occurred. In a video posted on social media, Karla Hernandez-Mats (D) is now calling for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to condemn the incident.

"Parents Warned of Potential Fentanyl-Laced" Halloween Candiesby The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Every Halloween, parents are warned to be vigilant over the candy their children receive when trick-or-treating on Halloween, but this year the warning about potentially deadly candy being distributed is a real threat, and parents are being urged to take extra precautions.

"Crist Open to Reinstating Mask Mandatesby The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Unless Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D) can pull a Hail Mary, it looks like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will retain his post. A recent clip posted by the DeSantis War Room Twitter account, however, may be the final nail in Crist's campaign coffin. The brief video shows Crist at a recent campaign speech stating he is in favor of potentially reinstating mask mandates.

"Rubio Calls Coverage of GOP Canvasser Attack "Disgusting" & "Grotesque" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Last week, Republiancanvasser Christopher Monzon became a victim of a severe beating in South Florida, supposedly for his political affiliations while handing out fliers. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) condemned local media's coverage of the attack in a tweet, claiming the press blamed Monzon while downplaying the apparent political motives of his attackers.

"DeSantis Speaks in South FL, Makes Case for GOP in Novemberby The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Campaigns for Zeldin in New Yorkby The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Casey DeSantis: Flipping Coins and Kicking Cancer" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Waltz Slams US Military's Priority on Cultural Engineering Over China" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the midterms closing in, candidates are focusing more on domestic and cultural issues rather than those abroad. While state governments cannot conduct foreign policy, these same domestic and cultural issues are affecting our influence abroad.

"Sabatini Continues Bashing Ted Cruz for Endorsing Cory Mills" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the midterms closing in, candidates are focusing more on domestic and cultural issues rather than those abroad. While state governments cannot conduct foreign policy, these same domestic and cultural issues are affecting our influence abroad. Most notably, the prevalence of social engineering in the military at the same time China is making aggressive moves towards Taiwan. Recently, Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL-6) appeared on Fox's Mornings with Maria highlighting the incongruence of readiness and priorities between the two powers.

"Scott Calls on FBI to Explain $1 Million Payment to Christopher Steele" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Following the investigation into President Donald Trump (R) and his supposed “Russian collusion,” Republicans did some investigating of their own and found the eventual foul play by Christopher Steele and the infamous Steele Dossier. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is now asking the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz why the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) attempted to pay $1 million to Steele.

"Health Insurance Aetna Step it up During Breast Cancer Awareness Month" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Cammack Responds to Border Crisis Numbers: "Dereliction of Duty" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the border crisis worsens, the Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee releases new statistics regarding the crossings. The report shows that the number of migrant encounters has officially passed two million in the fiscal year of 2022, the first time in history. When broken down by month, this translates to 18 months straight with more than 150,000 migrant encounters. It is no wonder, then, that Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-3) calls this "dereliction of duty" reacting to the tweet in a recent post.

"Eskamani, Book Forget DeSantis Did Credit them for the Diaper Tax Relief Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Since 2017, Florida Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D) has made it her mission to implement tax relief on diapers. Back in May, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed this initiative into law, with sales tax on diapers lifted beginning July 1. Additionally, this also covers baby clothes, lasting until June 2023. Despite this, the bill's most prominent cosponsor, Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-42) claims neither she nor Senator Book received credit for the bill in a recent tweet.

"Rick Scott Calls for Mayorkas Resignation Over Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Last weekend, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the numbers concerning migrant encounters for the month of September (and for the fiscal year, which ended last month). The numbers are significant. Because of these historic numbers, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has doubled down and is calling for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign once again over the border crisis.

"Salazar Expresses Concern to Secretary Yellen About Mexican Banking Candidate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has issued a letter to Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary. The letter urges by the Biden administration to make sure the United States votes against Alicia Ibarra for President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

"Masvidal Endorses DeSantis in new ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has released a new advertisement featuring professional MMA fighter and Miami-native Jorge Masvidal. In the video, Masvidal endorses DeSantis, outlining why Floridians should reelect the Florida Governor.

"Trump Believes DeSantis 'Can't Take him Down' in 2024" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres–Former President Donald Trump has just taken another political jab at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with a video he released on his Truth Social, where the President agrees with Megan Kelly’s assertion that DeSantis can’t beat Trump in 2024.

"Rick Scott Positioned to Become Senate Majority Leader" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Republicans poised to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and possibly the U.S. Senate, could Republicans winning control of the Senate usher in Florida Senator Rick Scott as the new Senate Majority Leader?

"DeSantis Responds to NYC Vaccine Ruling" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The New York Supreme Court has announced that workers fired for not taking the COVID-19 vaccination will be rehired. This comes after New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced last month that New York City would no longer institute the mandate for private employees beginning November 1st. In response to the announcement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) delivered a political swipe at the state's vaccine ruling.

"Hospitalized Rubio Canvasser Provides Video, Statement of Attack" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, a campaign canvasser by the name of Christopher Monzon became a victim of a violent altercation. Monzon claims the fight began because he was distributing fliers for Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), thus attacked for his political affiliations. He suffers a broken jaw, internal bleeding, and will require reconstructive surgery due to the severity of his injuries.

"Donalds Discusses a Diversifying GOP's Midterm Prospects by The Floridian's  Daniel Molina—With just under two weeks left, the GOP's ambitions for Congress and governorships continue to be favorable. The issues of economy, inflation, gas prices, and border security are affecting Americans of every stripe, purpling once solidly-blue voting blocs. This, in turn, is diversifying the Republican Party, not just in voters but in candidates running for office. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL-19) spoke with Fox News' Harris Faulkner about these topics in a recent interview, which Donalds tweeted below.

"DeSantis Crushing Crist by 14 Points in New Poll" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Elections Officials Grapple with Misinformation, Myths" by News Service of Florida

Marco rubio
Marco Rubio

"Rubio Confident GOP Will ‘Retake Washington’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With election day drawing nearer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is confident that Democrats will retain the House. However, Republicans are hopeful that they will overtake the House as polls indicate there could be a “red wave” in November. This week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle to discuss just that. Rubio outlined 3 things Republicans should do if they “retake Washington.”

"Sabatini Fixated on Congress, Continues Paving Road for a Potential Congressional Run" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Days after losing his Republican congressional race by 15 percentage points to Combat Veteran Cory Mills, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini announced that he would be running for Congress again in Florida’s 11th District, where Rep. Daniel Webster is the incumbent legislator.

"Miami Herald Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Brian Mast Calls Out Biden for Economic Struggles 2 Weeks Before Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, a CNN article written by Eric Bradner lays out the most important issue on voters’ minds this election cycle: inflation and the economy as a whole. With this in mind, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) sent out multiple tweets calling out President Joe Biden (D) and the nation’s lackluster economic performance so far during his administration.

"Former Crist Colleagues Endorse DeSantis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Ballot Drop Box Security Questioned in Broward County, Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—An NBC 6 television news segment on the first day of early voting in Broward County appears to show an unidentified woman, possibly a campaign volunteer or staffer, depositing multiple ballots in one of the remote ballot drop boxes that the Broward Supervisor of Elections, Joe Scott, is responsible for protecting.

"Ron DeSantis 'Donkey Dunks' Charlie Crist During Gubernatorial Debate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Charlie Crist was all that anyone could hope for, as both men came prepared and ready to brawl. From the onset, Rep. Crist went on the attack. He had to.

"DeSantis and Crist Spar in First and Only Debate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Accuses Crist of Supporting 'Sex-Selective' and 'Dismemberment Abortions'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During the much-anticipated gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (D), the issue of abortion took centerstage as Rep. Crist answered just about every question by pivoting back to address abortion.

"Taddeo Shares new ad With Former Salazar Voters" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has released a new advertisement, taking a political swipe at Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R). In the advertisement, two former Salazar supporters comment on why they’re not voting for Salazar in the upcoming election. Sharing the ad on social media, Taddeo shared that she’s gained their support because she puts “country above party.”

"Gimenez Calls for Natural Gas Production" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden Administration's war on fossil fuels in the name of environmentalism has garnered strong criticism from Republicans. In light of continued emptying of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the ability of the United States to remain energy independent is of serious concern. Recently, Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL-26) appeared on Fox News' Evening Edit to discuss the balance between American energy independence and environmental integrity.

"Byron Donalds' Solution to Border Crisis: 'VOTE REPUBLICAN'"by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In what Fox News reporter Bill Melugin described as a “blatant Friday late night news dump,” the CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) released their numbers for the month of September, showcasing a record high in migrant encounters for both the month and the fiscal year. Following the data release, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) gave a plea to the nation including his solution to fix the problem.

"Rubio and DeSantis Supporter Attacked in Miami-Dade Needs Facial Reconstructive Surgery" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Appears to Have Clear Advantage Over Crist Among Jewish Voters" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Gov. Charlie Crist prepare to face off in the 2020 midterm gubernatorial election, both men have been deemed pro-Israel and supportive of the overall Jewish community in the state of Florid, and pray that the important voting bloc supports their respective gubernatorial campaigns.

"Demings Claims Opposition to Defunding Police Despite Voting Record" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As a former police chief, it would make sense for Rep. Val Demings (D-FL-10) to be against defunding police. In a recent tweet, Demings posted a short video saying that those in favor of defunding are a "small minority" and that "Democrats overwhelmingly voted for legislation to fund our police, including my bill to solve unsolved murders." As such, she says, "when Republicans claim we’re “defunding the police,” that’s “ALTERNATIVE FACTS.”

"Palm Beach Post Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Says Fauci's 'Gaslighting' the Country" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again touting the state's stance on COVID-19. With reports that a new COVID-19 variant could strike in the winter, the Florida Governor is responding to recent comments from Dr. Fauci. It's no secret that DeSantis is a sharp critic of Fauci, and as Fauci readies himself for retirement, DeSantis warns that Fauci is "gaslighting" the country.

"Rubio Adds More First Responder Endorsements" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) received further support from first responders. Both the South Florida Council of Fire Fighters and the International Union of Police Associations announced endorsements for Rubio's reelection.

"Democrat Karen Green Believes Democrats are 'Baby Killing" and Racist?" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In appalling news out of Florida’s 7th Congressional District, it appears that Karen Green (D), who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, briefly became a conservative just days before the general election. Green is running against Cory Mills (R), an Army combat veteran, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump (R) and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Broward Elections Supervisor Shuts Down Reporter for Asking About Illegal Voter's Arrest" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott was visibly bothered when grassroots activist and independent reporter Chris Nelson confronted him over the recent arrest of Alford Samuels for illegally voting in Broward County.

"Changes to Credit Card System Hurts Consumers"—OPINION

"Ron DeSantis Announces Record Unemployment Numbers" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced the second lowest unemployment rate in Florida’s history, hitting 2.5%, while simultaneously achieving the second fastest GDP growth across all 50 states, despite national GDP slipping into a recession (two consecutive quarters of declining GDP). This is the lowest unemployment rate for the state since October 2006.

 

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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