JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.7.2022 — President Trump Rallies In Miami, Poised to Run Again— Donalds Calls Out Hunter Biden—Rubio, Demings, Scott, Mills—More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.7.2022 — President Trump Rallies In Miami, Poised to Run Again— Donalds Calls Out Hunter Biden—Rubio, Demings, Scott, Mills—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 7, 2022

 

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President Donald Trump Steps Up to Bat

With speculation swirling that he will be announcing a third run for president next week, President Donald Trump was in Miami rallying for Senator Marco Rubio alongside members of Florida’s congressional delegation and presumptive future members of Congress.

President Trump has played the role of “kingmaker” to perfection and the 2022 midterm elections was what all of us knew would be the gauge he would use to make the case for another run for office.

The “Red Wave” is coming on Election Day, there is no stopping it.

Republicans are poised to galvanize Trump like never before, but who will the Democrats put up to face him in 2024?

It won’t be President Biden.

See who else attended and spoke at the Trump/Rubio rally in Miami READ MORE

 

The Last Hoorah

Rep. Val Demings is channeling President Trump in hopes that she will peal away enough Republican and Independent voters away from Sen. Rubio.

Fat chance. Demings has placed a two-spot Fox News ad depicting Trump attacking Rubio for missing votes when they ran in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race.

It’s over for Demings. READ MORE

Squeezers

Marco Rubio-In Ocala #Florida they are ready for the #RedWave coming to save our country

Val Demings-Shame on Marco Rubio for using the Pulse Nightclub shooting as an excuse to run for re-election after his failed presidential run, and then do nothing about gun violence.

 

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

 

"President Trump Rallies For Rubio in Miami, Sets the Stage for Reelection Bid" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres–MIAMI—As expected at one of his trademark campaign rallies, thousands of Trump faithful came to see former President Donald Trump campaign for Senator Marco Rubio just days before the 2022 midterm elections.

"Biden's $1 Billion in Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan 'Unaccounted' For" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The first year of Biden's presidency saw the infamously disastrous pull-out of US troops from Afghanistan. Now the issue is re-surging as the Biden Administration has given $1 Billion to the Taliban-controlled government, and US agencies are refusing to explain how the money was spent.

"Mast Continues Slamming Biden's War on Domestic Energy" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The continued kneecapping of the American energy industry by the Biden Administration is an equally-hammered on talking point by Republicans. Florida Republicans such as Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-3) and Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL-26) have been easily some of the most vociferous, and Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-10) is undoubtedly a persistent member of the group. A recent tweet by Mast says that "inflation is already costing American families $8000 per year and a diesel shortage is going to make it even worse. We need to unleash domestic energy production NOW."

"Rick Scott Calls Out Democrat's Policies on Crime" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Alongside inflation, one of the main issues this election cycle has been crime. Whether it has been at the border or the negation of cash bail, Republicans around the nation have been calling out Democrats for their intention to legislate loose-on-crime policies. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is one of those Republicans. He sent out a tweet regarding this notion on Saturday.

"Bryon Donalds Addresses NYC Crime Ahead of Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) gave his thoughts on the rising crime in New York City, and what is causing the citywide misconduct in the first place. As someone that grew up in Brooklyn, Donalds shared personal stories about the streets he walked that are now dealing with crime.

"Rick Scott Pokes Hole in Biden's Jobs Claim" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) objected to President Joe Biden’s (D) attempt to spin the job numbers that came out yesterday morning. It is indeed true that part-time jobs have increased by over 200k workers, but what the President forgot to mention is that over 400k full-time jobs have been lost.

"Demings Enlists President Donald Trump to Attack Marco Rubio" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio Warns ESG Practices Can Break Antitrust Laws" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"AG Moody Announces 'One Pill Can Kill' Fentanyl Education Page" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Ron and Casey DeSantis
Ron and Casey DeSantis

"Rubio Pens Op-Ed Against ‘Radical’ Demings" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In an op-ed for Fox News, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) recounts his family’s exile from Cuba. He explains that Leftist policies drove his family and many others away, vowing to not allow the same thing to happen to the United States. As he’s done since the beginning of campaign season, Rubio calls Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) “radical,” warning of the policies she represents in Washington.

"Miami Herald Endorses Annette Taddeo" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Janet Cruz Brands Jay Collins 'Extreme' in Latest Attack Ad" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Senator Janet Cruz (D-18) just launched a new ad bashing her opponent, combat veteran, Jay Collins (R-18) calling him, "extreme," for featuring a January 6th riot participant in a commercial.

"Casey DeSantis Announces 1.1 Million Committed 'Mamas for DeSantis'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In June, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the Mamas for DeSantis initiative, which looks to mobilize mothers around the state to “join the movement” to reelect Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). At a recent event, the First Lady of Florida announced that over 1.1 million Mamas for DeSantis have been secured, eclipsing her original goal of 1 million.

"DeSantis Sends Out Flurry of Endorsements Before 2022 Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Over the past few days, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been incredibly active not only on social media, but in person, stumping for Republican candidates around the nation. With the midterms just 5 days away, “America’s Governor” is looking to make an impact this election cycle.

"Rubio Teams Says he “Gets Things Done for Florida” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—One of the most closely watched elections in the state will come to a close on November 8th, and the Rubio campaign is making a final plea for reelection. While Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is polling ahead of his Democratic rival, the Rubio campaign is stressing just how important this election is. After President Barack Obama (D) endorsed Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), the Rubio campaign is praising the GOP Senator, calling him someone who “gets things done for Florida.”

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

"Rubio Questions Move to Pull Out Fighter Jets in Japan Amid China Tension" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Recently, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced their plan to shut down an entire fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft jets in Okinawa, Japan with no intention of replacing them. This comes at a time in which Communist China is appearing to be more and more aggressive within the region. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) along with his colleagues have written a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin with their concerns.

"DeSantis Says Crist & Biden are ‘two peas in a pod’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden (D) touched down in South Florida to extend an endorsement to Florida Reps. Charlie Crist (D) and Val Demings (D). While Crist has praised the president, welcoming his endorsement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has warned that this will only hurt the Crist campaign. With political pundits warning of a “red wave,” DeSantis says “Joe Biden and Charlie Crist are two peas in a pod.”

"Rubio Says China Bigger Threat to U.S. Than the Former Soviet Union" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—FORT LAUDERDALE— During his address to the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), Senator Marco Rubio spoke about the importance of supporting law enforcement, the role law enforcement plays in our community, but also touched on the greatest challenge that the U.S. faces—China.

"Crist Refuses to Say if Mask Mandates Would Apply to Kids in School" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, we covered Charlie Crist (D) saying he is open to reimplementing mask mandates in Florida if elected Governor. However, he did not say to what extent these hypothetical mandates would extend.

"DeSantis Appears to Stir the 2024 Presidential pot, Again" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis could be stirring the political pot again with his endorsement of Utah Senator Mike Lee’s reelection campaign.

"DeSantis Calls Biden's Stumping for Crist "In Kind Contribution to My Campaign"—Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D) has played the last trick up his sleeve against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). With one week left, President Biden himself has come to Florida, stumping for Crist at a recent campaign event in Miami Gardens. Biden calls DeSantis "Trump incarnate" (how does that work?) and praises Crist as being "a great governor before and will make an even greater governor again because of who he is going to be replacing.”

Senator Rick Scott
Senator Rick Scott

 

"Rick Scott Raises Concerns Over Sending $2 Million to Cuba" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Levin Cava Slams Development Decision" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The Board of County Commissioners has voted to move the urban development boundary, which has angered lawmakers across South Florida. In response to the decision, Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levin Cava released a statement, warning of the dangers that the development decision will yield.

"Crist Says DeSantis Signed ‘Freedom Away’ by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With the midterm election a week away, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) is reminding Floridians that Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken away their freedom. Similar to his comments during their gubernatorial debate, the former Governor of Florida is pushing back against Gov. DeSantis’ defense of a “Free Florida.”

"DeSantis Gives Hurricane Ian Update 1 Month After Landfall" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Citizens Property Insurance Sees Massive Gains After Hurricane Ian" by The Floridian's Jim McCool and News Service of Florida

"DeSantis Closes out Campaign With 'Keeping Florida Free' TV ad" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Call the latest DeSantis "Keep Florida Free" campaign ad a buzzer-beating 3-point shot, a golden goal in Fútbol (Real Football), or a game-winning home run to left field.

"DeSantis Rakes in $5.2 million, Totals $84 Million Cash on Hand" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled in nearly $5.2 million for his political committee and campaign account in the closing days of October, as he continued to far outdistance Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in raising money.

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

 

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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