Juice🍊—12.21.2023—All Hail Evan Power, The new Boss of the Florida GOP?—Biden Makes Bad Deal With Dictator Maduro— More...

Juice🍊—12.21.2023—All Hail Evan Power, The new Boss of the Florida GOP?—Biden Makes Bad Deal With Dictator Maduro— More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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December 21, 2023

All Hail the new Chief?

Florida GOP Chairman Christian Ziegler's goose hasn't even been cooked through yet, and Republicans have already stuck a fork in him over the sexual assault allegations he was hit with. Vice Chairman Evan Power is rolling out some hefty endorsements in his bid to be the next Grand Poobah of the state Republican Party of Florida.

We first reported that top elected Republican officials were on the verge of endorsing his candidacy and were right.

Some local Republican executive committees have also gone all in for Power. Pasco, Lake, and Broward have all endorsed, including the popular State Committeewoman Michele Merrell

AG Commissioner Wilton Simpson, Reps. Matt Gaetz and Laurel Lee, State Senators Blaise Ingoglia, Jay Collins, and Joe Gruters.

Interestingly enough, Ziegler was vice chairman of the state party under Sen. Gruters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio have both called on Ziegler to resign, but have yet to throw their support behind Ziegler. Power's wife is close to familia DeSantis, having worked on the governor's gubernatorial reelection campaign.

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Florida Lawmaker Files Bill to Toughen DUI Laws

With Uber and Lyft out there, why does anyone have to drive drunk? Florida Representative Adam Anderson (R-57) has filed a bill that would strengthen Florida’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws. ...READ MORE

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Shevrin “Shev” Jones-There’s nothing like connecting with the community to share and LISTEN at how we can better serve them. It’s always a pleasure to join my sister, friend, and colleague, @Gantt4Florida

for community conversations.

SpencerRoach-66 years ago today Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the US Army. He was sworn in as a private and served for 2 years in Germany in a tank battalion unit. His first movie after he was discharged was called “GI Blues.”

Ron DeSantis-We awarded $210 million through the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program.

This funding will ensure Florida remains the Fishing and Boating Capital of the World.

Gus Bilirakis-I enjoyed talking with such bright young students at Winding Waters K-8 School in Weeki Wachee this week. They had insightful questions about policy issues and the political process.

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Florida Legislature to Consider Strengthening DUI Laws—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Florida Republicans Blast Biden's Release of Maduro Ally Alex Saab—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden Administration recently performed a prisoner exchange with Venezuela's Maduro regime, with one of the...

Wasserman Schultz Endorses Mucarsel-Powell In Pivotal Senate Race—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has officially endorsed Senate candidate and former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) in her U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).

Ramaswamy Withdraws From Colorado GOP Primary Ballot, DeSantis Refuses to—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

DeSantis, Christie, and Others, Denounce Trump Being Removed From Colorado Ballot—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After the shocking and unprecedented ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court to bar former President Donald Trump (R)...

Mills Questions Timing of Colorado Court Ruling as House GOP Holds Hunter Biden in Contempt of Congress—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump is disqualified from appearing on the ballot...

Salazar Proposes Bipartisan Free-Trade Agreement with Uruguay—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Governor Ron DeSantis
Governor Ron DeSantis

Scott Demands China's 'Sewage Garlic' is Taken Off Shelves—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to the President and CEO of the National Growers Association Greg Ferrara to warn about the “sewage garlic” being exported by China.

New Florida Law Would Permit Adoption of Chaplains in Public Schools—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Florida House Representative Stan McClain (R-27) has filed a bill that would allow school districts and charter schools to enact policies to allow volunteer school chaplains.

Salazar Secures Funding for Small Businesses Alongside FIU—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) announced the launch of the Business Growth and Acceleration Program (BizGap) alongside Florida International University (FIU).

BREAKING: Trump Removed from Colorado Ballot, Republicans Rally Behind Him—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—

Waltz Says Biden Only Negotiating Border Security for 'Political Reasons'—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot appear on the ballot, invoking the 14th Amendment...

Commissioner Wilton Simpson Promises to Protect 2,000 Acres of Farm Land—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

Rubio Demands American Technology Not be Exported for Chinese Military Capabilities—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Luna Mocks Democrats Denying Evidence Against Biden, 'Feels Bad for Them'—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—House Republicans are preparing contempt of Congress charges against Hunter Biden after he refused to appear for a closed-door deposition...

Florida GOP Vice Chairman Power On Verge of Receiving Huge Republican Endorsements for Chairman—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) voted to strip embattled Chairman Christian Ziegler...

Lee, Scott File Bill to Counter Biden Ban on Gun Exports—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Senators Rick Scott (R-Fl) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have filed the Protect American Gun Exporter Act to nullify President Joe Biden’s recent ban on gun exports.

Haley Says Trump Could’ve Prevented January 6th—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Hamas Favored Among American Youth in New Harvard Poll—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—A new Harvard Harris Poll recently published is reporting striking support for Hamas by US college-aged individuals.

Cherfilus-McCormick Introduces Bill to Cut Copay for Remote Patient Monitoring—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) has introduced the RPM (remote patient monitoring) Cost Sharing Elimination Study Act of 2023.

Scott Refuses to Back Down, Demands Transparency from CFP after FSU Playoff Snub—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Governor Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Says Trump 'Could Have Done More,' Criticizes His Trashing of Former Officials—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—One of the primary messages Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is selling in his 2024 Presidential campaign is that he would do everything former President Donald Trump....

Bilirakis-Led Bill Fighting Against Parkinson's Passes House—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Congressmen Gus Bilirakis’ (R-FL) and Paul Tonko’s (D-NY) legislation to fight against Parkinson’s disease has passed in the House of Representatives...

Florida Republicans Censure RPOF Chair Christian Ziegler—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Manchin Says Democracy Won’t Survive if Trump Wins Election—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida Republican Lawmaker Files 'Don't Say Gay Flag' Bill—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Lawmaker files bill banning Gay pride flags from being flown over government buildings...

Haley’s Political Comet Soaring Across America's GOP Electorate—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's presidential campaign is soaring across...

Waltz Proposes National Security Councils for Indo-Pacific Nations—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Port Canaveral to Add FPL Fast Charging Electric Car Chargers—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the fast emergence of electric vehicles, Port Canaveral has expanded their infrastructure in accommodating electric cars by funding fast-charging options for these vehicles along with Florida Power and Light.

Florida Lawmakers Provide Rationale for Support of NDAA 24—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Despite a vocal minority showcasing their displeasure with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), some Florida lawmakers shared their support for the legislation and its benefits for service members.

Rubio, Senators Call for Transparency from Tampa VA after Nurse Failed to Meet Standards—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

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Florida Capitol

Trump Vows to Prevent World War 3—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With the world’s superpowers embroiled in tense relationships, President Donald Trump (R)

Florida 5th Circuit Seeks Death Penalty for Child Rapist—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed CS/HB 1297 into law...

Florida Legislature Considers Creating 'Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council'—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Florida Senator Joe Gruters (R) has filed a bill that would create an ‘Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council’ within Florida’s state government.

Steube Demands Answers on Why VA Helped Provide Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Scott's Semiconductor Bill Passes Unanimously in the Senate—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In February, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) as a co-sponsor of the Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act of 2023. Over 10 months later, the bill passed unanimously in the upper chamber.

Salazar and Schultz Reintroduce Bipartisan Venezuela ‘VERDAD’ Act—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Congresswomen Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) have jointly reintroduced the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development (VERDAD) Act.

 

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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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