The Peel Back🍊—2.18.2023—DeSantis Wages War on Drugs—Florida GOP to Pick new Leader—More...

The Peel Back🍊—2.18.2023—DeSantis Wages War on Drugs—Florida GOP to Pick new Leader—More...

Political News Floridians are Waking up to on Saturday

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 18, 2023


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Florida Republicans to Vote in New Chairman

This weekend's vote for chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is pivotal in the upcoming 2024 Presidential primary election, which could showcase an epic drag-out slugfest between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump. READ MORE

War on Drugs

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wages his war on illicit drugs in Florida and helps Americans recover from addiction. During a recent press conference with First Lady Casey DeSantis, Gov. DeSantis announced appropriations set aside to fight the war on drugs.

Florida is treating substance abuse:

- $26.8 Million to expand the CORE Network

- $10.2 Million to establish the Office of Opioid Recovery

- $39.4 Million for Prevention

- $92.5 Million for Treatment

- $25.3 Million for Recovery & Peer Support

- $11.3 Million for New Database


Hola! Estoy Aqui Contigo!

While is Español is pretty shabby, Rep. Byron Donalds has teamed up with his Cuban-American amigos in the House of Representatives to take on the communist regime in Cuba READ MORE


Rep. Anna V. Eskamani-Team Anna is so excited to be celebrating Congressman @MaxwellFrostFL tonight for his ceremonial swearing in! Unfortunately a few of us had a late committee meeting & are still in Tallahassee working on constituent services but we are with you in spirit and so proud!

Cory Mills -Ban foreign purchase and ownership of American lands by China and file imminent domain to regain American farmlands and properties around military bases. #ProtectTheHomeland

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis
Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis

"Donalds Reintroduces DEMOCRACIA Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) has joined forces with Florida Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R) to reintroduce legislation. Donalds has reintroduced the bicameral DEMOCRACIA Act. READ MORE

"Patronis: 'ESG is Against Capitalism, Against Job Creation'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis appeared on Newsmax's The Balance to explain Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) anti-ESG (Environmental Social Governance) agenda. Simply put, "ESG is against capitalism. It’s against job creation." READ MORE

"Scott, Donalds Introduce New Cuba Sanctions" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Republicans in Congress continue to push for action regarding Cuba. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), a long-time crusader for Cuban freedom, reintroduces the DEMOCRACIA Act in the Senate, while Rep. Byron Donalds, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart introduce its House counterpart. READ MORE

"DeSantis and Trump Square Off During Upcoming Florida GOP Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The upcoming Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman’s election between Vice Chairman Christian Ziegler and Chair of Chairs Evan Power, could be Round 1 of the highly anticipated heavyweight presidential primary bout between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis. READ MORE

The Peal Back: 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,,, and 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

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