JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.9.2022 — DeSantis, Rubio Absolutely Destroy Democrats on Election Night— Lee, Luna, Mills, Bean—More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —11.9.2022 — DeSantis, Rubio Absolutely Destroy Democrats on Election Night— Lee, Luna, Mills, Bean—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 9, 2022


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DeSantis, Rubio, Republicans Destroy Democrats on Election Night

Election Night in Florida turned out to be the most brutal shellacking of Democrats in the state’s history. Both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio lead the Republican “Red Wave” defeating Charlie and Rep. Val Demings by double-digits.

The defeat of Florida Democrats solidified that Florida was indeed a “Red State” and that voters continue to reject the Democratic Socialist positions Florida Democrats have embraced.

CFO Jimmy Patronis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and AG Commissioner-elect Wilton Simpson, all won their respective race.

Did I mention that Democrats endured brutal losses statewide?

DeSantis’s crushing win over Crist READ MORE

Rubio Defeats Demings READ MORE


The Agony of the Democratic Defeat

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), who is (was) the most controversial state lawmaker, was defeated by Republican Susan Plasencia Tuesday Night.

How brutal was the loss? Republicans now hold a supermajority in the state legislature. READ MORE


Ron DeSantis-It’s Election Day – make your voice heard and go vote.

Charlie Crist-PANHANDLE — you still have time to make it to the polls. Be in line by 7 PM CT and make your voice heard!

Val Demings-This election may be over, but there are dreams that are still alive. I believe in you, and in our ability to change the world. And though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, together we are going to fight for our democracy and for the American Dream.


Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio


"Rubio Defeats Demings, Retains Senate Seat" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The polls have closed, and the U.S. Senate race has been called in favor of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with a solid percentage total. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) was looking to flip a Senate seat in favor of the Democrats, as they are attempting to maintain their majority in the chamber. This is Rubio’s 3rd time winning this seat

"Cory Mills Flips Key Congressional Seat in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The congressional race between combat veteran Cory Mills and Florida Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Karen Green was over before it even started the moment the primary election was over.

"DeSantis Crushes Crist by 20 Points" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Salazar Beats Taddeo in Contentious Congressional Race" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has prevailed against State Sen. Annette Taddeo (D) in one of the most contentious congressional races of the 2020 midterm election cycle.

"Democrats Face Tough Losses on Election Night" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Luna Wins District 13" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The race for Florida's Congressional District 13 has been nothing short of fierce. Based on the results, Anna Paulina Luna (R) wins against Eric Lynn (D). Final tally according to the New York Times shows Luna with 53.4% of the vote ahead of Lynn's 44.8%. The race has been between a staunch liberal and a staunch conservative, with Luna backed by former President Donald Trump and Lynn receiving the endorsement of former President Barack Obama, although Lynn describes himself as "moderate."

"Laurel Lee Defeats Alan Cohn, Will Serve in House" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In Florida’s 15th Congressional District, Laurel Lee (R-FL) has defeated Alan Cohn (D) and will serve in the United States House of Representatives. Lee was the former Secretary of State appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

"Aaron Bean Defeats LaShonda Holloway, Will Serve in U.S. House" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In Florida’s 4th Congressional District, Aaron Bean (R-FL) has defeated LaShonda Holloway (D) and will serve in the United States House of Representatives. Bean had served in the Florida state legislature for 8 years prior to running for this seat.

"DeSantis Pushes Back Against Biden DOJ Monitors Interfering in Florida's Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Reminds Floridians of State's New Holiday" by The Floridians Jackson Bakich

"DeSantis Issues Emergency Declaration for 34 Counties" by The Floridians Daniel Molina

"Democrats Warn of low Early Voting Support" by The Floridians Daniel Molina

"Bovo Holds Victims of Communism Day Press Conference" by The Floridians Daniel Molina

"Waltz Energizes Voters in Volusia" by The Floridians Grayson Bakich

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.”

"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.

"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 ca

mpaign 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

"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, candid

ates 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.


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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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