Juice🍊—4.4.2023—New Poll: DeSantis Narrowly Leads Trump in FL—Nikki Fried Arrested—More...

Juice🍊—4.4.2023—New Poll: DeSantis Narrowly Leads Trump in FL—Nikki Fried Arrested—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
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April 4, 2023

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DeSantis Vs. Trump—New Poll

Gov. Ron DeSantis is the G.O.A.T governor of Florida and absolutely crushed it during the 2022 midterm election cycle. With that said, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows that Gov. DeSantis is barely leading former President Donald Trump in their latest survey.

The poll comes out the morning President Trump is set to be arraigned in New York City.

Meanwhile, national polls tell a different story.

MUST-READ

Nikki Fried Arrested Before President Trump

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried and Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, along with other protestors, were arrested for trespassing at the state capitol in Tallahassee. MUST-READ

Squeezers

SpencerRoach-Today the rotunda was occupied by abortion-on-demand activists. The Senate just voted to pass a six week abortion ban by a vote of 26 - 13. We will never back down in the fight to protect FL’s most vulnerable citizens.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-There's been more mass shootings than days in 2023. So what does @GovRonDeSantis do: signs a law to put more firearms in the hands of untrained gun owners. Only far-right extremists want this. We need more common-sense gun safety reforms - not more NRA lackeys. #VoteBlue

Lauren Book-My message to Florida’s women & girls — There are people & funds who will help you, no matter where you live or how desperate of a situation you are in. I promise you are not alone. Call my office (850-487-5053), we will help direct you to services regardless of ability to pay.

 

Nikki Fried for Governor
Nikki Fried for Governor

"DeSantis Narrowly Beats Trump in Florida New Poll, but Trump Continues to Crush him Nationally" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Republicans around the country (both donors and voters) are beginning the process of deciding which Presidential candidate they will send to represent the party on the general election ballot.

"Nikki Fried and Lauren Book Arrested at Florida Capitol Protesting Abortion Bill" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—President Trump is not the only one facing a perp walk today. A protest against a bill limiting abortion in Florida ended with two top Florida Democrats being arrested.

"Florida Republicans Slam Biden Admin Downplaying Chinese Balloon" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—NBC has confirmed the Chinese spy balloon shot down in early February was gathering information despite the Biden Administration's downplaying of the threat. Several Florida Republicans, including Senator Marco Rubio and Representatives Mike Waltz, Ver Buchanan, and Greg Steube excoriated Biden on Twitter.

"Matt Gaetz: Somalia Example of U.S. As 'World's Policeman'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Rubio Meets with President of El Salvador" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Florida Senate Passes 6-Week Heartbeat Bill" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Hutchinson Facing Trump in GOP Primary" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The 2024 GOP primary continues to expand as Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) has announced that he will run. President Donald Trump (R) was the first to announce his candidacy, and since then 3 more Republicans have joined the race.

"DeSantis Signs Constitutional Carry Into Law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—“Constitutional Carry is in the books,” said Governor Ron DeSantis after signing the controversial constitutional carry measure spearheaded by Sen. Jay Collins.

Dr. Joseph Ladapo

"The Florida Bill That Could Help Sink DeSantis's 2024 Chances" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could be on the verge of causing himself a historic and irreparable self-inflicted political wound if he signs into law a controversial legislative measure targeting Free Speech and media outlets.

"Ladapo Calls Trump's Comments Concerning DeSantis's COVID Record 'all Blubber'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the Presidential primary season getting closer by the day, the intraparty attacks are starting to heat up, especially between former President Donald Trump (R) and potential candidate, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

"Roger Stone Says Trump Gag Order Could Constitute Election Interference" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Roger Stone called the gag order likely to be placed on his longtime ally and friend Donald Trump "unconstitutional" and said it could constitute election interference.

"Rubio Introduces Legislation to Hold Big Tech Accountable" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senator Mike Lee to introduce the Advertising Middlemen Endangering Rigorous Internet Competition Accountability (AMERICA) Act.

"VP Harris Dismissed Border Crisis Threat During Private National Security Strategy Meeting" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—The Biden administration is under fire for the lack of focus on security threats originating from the Western Hemisphere in its 2022 National Security Strategy that was released last October. Despite the growing challenges posed by criminal organizations in Central and South America, the document scarcely addresses human trafficking, drug trafficking, or illegal immigration, and fails to mention the Southern border crisis altogether.

"CIA Hires Florida LGBTQ+ Activist as 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Associate'" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson

"Byron Donalds: 'Un-American' Trump Indictment Will Backfire in 2024" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"FIU Recognized with National Award for Small Business Development Center" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Scott Reintroduces Bill Cutting Funds to Chinese-Tied Schools" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—While TikTok is the most visible means by which China seeks to subvert the United States, others are more subtle. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has reintroduced a bill preventing federal funds from going to colleges and universities with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Randy fine

"Rep. Fine Says Being Called a White Supremacist is 'Amusing'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the Florida House of Representatives continues to negotiate the 2023 legislative session...

"Bipartisan Pro-Death Penalty Push in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Following the tragic trend of mass shootings in schools across the country, the state of Florida has moved to lower the death penalty standards via SB 450.

"Florida Lawmakers File Bill Draft that Could Repeal 'Resign to Run" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—A bill draft has been filed in the Florida Senate minutes after the announcement that President Donald Trump has been indicted ...

"DeSantis Responds to Indictment of President Trump" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A bill draft has been filed in the Florida Senate minutes after the announcement that President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan Grand Jury on 30 counts related to alleged business fraud...

"Grand Jury Votes to Indict President Donald Trump" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was able to convince a grand jury to indict former President Donald Trump.

"Rubio: U.S. Must Have Strategy if China Invades Taiwan" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—China continues to seek global dominance, going so far as to prepare for a potential invasion of Taiwan by 2027. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has teamed up with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) to introduce a bill demanding the United States formulate a strategy to counteract such an event.

"Waltz Slams Austin's 'No Regrets' About Afghanistan Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna

"Luna Holds Graphic Hearing on Late-Term Abortion" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) is demanding accountability for a potential abortion-related crime in Washington, D.C., saying "one of the most egregious crimes occurred in D.C. without any oversight."

"Fried Files Ethics Complaint Against DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried has filed an ethics complaint against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Filing the complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics, Fried accuses DeSantis of receiving “gifts” from his Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee.

"FORCE Act Passes Foreign Affairs Committee by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"FL Surgeon General Calls Medical Board "Disgusting" for Revoking Doctor's Certification over "Covid-19 Misinformation" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson

"Florida Surgeon General Performs CPR on man in State Capitol, Saves his Life" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Gimenez: Biden Admin 'Knows Exactly What They're Doing' at Border" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden Administration recently claimed Republicans would cut funding for Customs and Border Protection as the migrant crisis continues. Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) punched back against this claim during a recent appearance on Newsmax.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantiscasey

"DeSantis PAC Adds Cruz Campaign Veterans" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, President Donald Trump (R) announced his Texas Elected Leadership Team. However, even though the Lone Star state overwhelmingly voted for Trump in the 2020 election, the state could be shifting its sights towards another presidential candidate. A PAC for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has added former Cruz campaign officials.

"Florida's Aetna Branch Leads Children's Week in Tallahassee" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE – As Children’s Week is in full swing in Florida's Capitol, Aetna Better Health of Florida held a large event on the Old Capitol steps on Tuesday to express their willingness to keep fighting on behalf of the livelihood of children and families.

"Rubio Says 'It's Time to Ban TikTok'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—While addressing the Senate floor, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) made his case for the ban of the social media giant, TikTok, which is owned by its Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

"Gaetz Introduces New War Powers Resolution to Pull US Troops from Somalia" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is determined to bring American soldiers home...

"DeSantis Sets Groundwork in South Carolina" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Though polls indicate that he's coming up short to President Donald Trump (R), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is still amassing support for a speculated 2024 presidential run. DeSantis has been traveling...

"Broward School Board to Vote on Resolution In Support of African-American History" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson —The Broward School Board is set to consider a resolution "in support of African-American history instruction in Broward County Public Schools". The resolution ...

"DeSantis Inches Closer to Presidential Run, Announces Trip to Israel" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In a move that is arguably a glaring step forward to announcing a run for President in 2024, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will be visiting Israel in April to attend the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem’s “Celebrate the Faces of Israel.”

 

Senator Rick Scott
Senator Rick Scott

"Rick Scott Authors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As the Fentanyl crisis continues to surge and has become more of a paramount issue for Republicans to tackle,  US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has introduced bipartisan legislation called the OPIODS Act to combat the fentanyl crisis.

"Trump Calls DeSantis 'Desperate,' Says Florida Governor Came to see him With 'Tears in his Eyes'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—In an exclusive interview on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” political show, former President Donald Trump told host Sean Hannity that Gov. Ron DeSantis came to him in “tears” asking for an endorsement during the 2018 Republican gubernatorial primary race in Florida.

"Scott and Rubio Introduce Space Sector Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Despite the space race not being as culturally relevant as it once was, Florida legislators at the federal level are still looking to promote American dominance in the stars.

"DeSantis on Open Carry Failing : 'If They Send me Something That is 90% or 80%, I'm Gonna Take" by The Floridian's Staff—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to have defended House Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo over their failure to present him with an open carry gun measure to sign.

"Moskowitz Mocks Trump Calling McConnell 'Greatest Threat to America'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Former President Donald Trump recently stated that the greatest threat to the United States is not Russia or China but high-ranking politicians, calling out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by name.

"DeSantis Bucks Congress, Says Education Policy is a 'State and Local Issue'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—MIAMI—After signing a historic “Education Reform” bill into law, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is considered a Constitutionalist, was asked if he believed education policy should be left up to the states, and not the federal government.

"DeSantis Signs Universal School Choice Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has just signed House Bill 1 in Miami, which expands school choice in Florida immensely.

"Wasserman Schultz Says Republicans Will Kill Blue Collar Jobs" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is striking back at Republicans over their proposed budget cuts. Wasserman Schultz argues that it could result in killing blue collar jobs.

 

Rep. Michael Waltz
Rep. Michael Waltz

"Do Voters 'Believe it's Time to Move on' From Trump and Back DeSantis in 2024?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With former President Donald Trump considered the frontrunner to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, and with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expected to jump into the GOP presidential sweepstakes within the next couple of months, all eyes are on early hypothetical public opinion polls.

"Waltz Warns CRT 'Endangers' Military"  by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The conversation regarding Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been a divisive topic of discussion, but now the conversation has shifted from the classroom to the military. Florida Rep. Mike Waltz (R) penned an op-ed this weekend, discussing CRT and the threat he believes it poses to the military. Waltz warns that CRT "endangers our readiness to deter, fight and win wars."

"Rubio Questions DoD for Suggesting 'Gender-Affirming Care' for Minors" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) questioning the agency’s support of “gender-affirming care” for minors. The letter, addressed to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. Lester Martínez-López, confronts the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health, in which four DoD-affiliated doctors said they strongly support instances of immediately moving to puberty blockers for children as young as seven.

"Permitless Carry Passes in Florida House, Open Carry Fails" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Tampa Bay Times has reported that the “permitless carry” bill (HB 543) has passed in the Florida House of Representatives. Assuming the likely possibility that it will pass in the Senate, the bill is now incredibly close to Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) desk.

"Health and Wellness Center Opening in Florida Embraces Medical Freedom" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—A medical center set to open in Florida this summer will allow patients to be treated by their doctor without third-party interference, according to co-founder Tanya Parus, who advocates for medical freedom.

"House Passes Parents Bill of Rights Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With a vote of 213 to 208, the House passed the Parents Bill of Rights Act. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), who voted in favor of the bill, called it an effort to maintain fundamental rights that parents posses.

"AOC Asserts that Banning TikTok Doesn't Solve Problem, Supports Cammack's Proposal" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The social media giant TikTok has become a point of focus for Republican and Democratic legislators alike. Both sides of the aisle have raised concerns over the way the app, and more specifically its Chinese parent company – ByteDance – has collected vast amounts of data on U.S. citizens.

"Gaetz Votes Against Parental Rights Bill, Says Education is a State Issue" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON—The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives has followed Florida’s lead in introducing a parental bill of rights measure.

"Gaetz Says 'Trump's Magic' Will Shine Through an Indictment, Talks about DeSantis's 'Missed Opportunity'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON—Along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former President Donald Trump, and Rep. Byron Donalds, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) one of the biggest political figures in Florida, recently spoke to The Floridian about the potential indictment of former President Trump and Gov. DeSantis’s “missed opportunity” to defend him.

 

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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