Juice🍊—3.29.2024—Election 2028: DeSantis Doesn't Skip a Beat. —Trump Backs Bilirakis—More...

Juice🍊—3.29.2024—Election 2028: DeSantis Doesn't Skip a Beat. —Trump Backs Bilirakis—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 29, 2024

DeSantis not Missing a Beat

His 2024 presidential campaign was a failure, and he spent tens of millions of dollars for a distant second-place finish in the Iowa Caucuses, but Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't appear to have skipped a political beat when it comes to governing. Since dropping out of the race against former President Donald Trump, Gov.DeSantis has been traversing the state of Florida signing legislation, and continuing a quasi-campaign for president. Well, that is what I think. He says he hasn't ruled out a run for President in 2028, so why not use the last two years of his stint as governor of Florida to continue to maximize his exposure around the state and country?

After all, DeSantis is still "America's Governor" and if he wants to mount a run in 2028, he is going to have to continue being the nation's top governor.

Remember, DeSantis loses his gubernatorial bully pulpit in 2026. So, it will be that much harder to raise campaign cash.

Over the past several weeks, DeSantis has jetted around the state signing bills no less than 10 times, with his latest stop being in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he and Rep. Chip LaMarca toasted the signing of a new wine bill that allows wine merchants to sell larger volume bottles of wine.

Bottoms up for 2028?

Gov Ron DeSantis
Gov Ron DeSantis

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Squatters Beware!

Florida Signs First in the Nation Anti-Squatter Bill Into Law—By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—Following jarring stories of squatters residing in and destroying homeowners' properties, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation Wednesday afternoon removing squatters'...

Squatters Beware!

Florida Signs First in the Nation Anti-Squatter Bill Into Law—By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—Following jarring stories of squatters residing in and destroying homeowners' properties, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation Wednesday afternoon removing squatters'...


Casey DeSantis-The Governor’s mother, who has a heart of gold, helped with the volunteer efforts at the Wakulla County Senior Center yesterday.

Thank you, Karen!

Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost-Nearly 90,000 households in Central Florida are at risk losing internet access next month if we don’t extend funding for the ACP.

I joined FCC commissioner @agomezfcc and State Representative @JohannaForFL for a roundtable with local seniors, one of the communities that would be deeply impacted by the end of this program. Every person in every community, regardless of income or demographics, deserves access to high-speed internet.

Brian Mast-Effects of Joe Biden giving aid to terrorists:

– American ships passing through the Red Sea are being attacked.

– The Iranian-funded Hamas terrorists launched the Oct.7th attack on Israel.

– The Taliban in Afghanistan has more than $7 BILLION worth of U.S. military equipment.

The Capitol
The Capitol

Gus Bilirakis Endorsed by Donald Trump in 2024 Election —By The Floridian's Jim McCool

New Bill Seeks to End Clean Energy in Florida —By The Floridian's Liv Caputo

Lawmakers Denounce Maduro Preventing Opposition Candidate's Registration —By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Because 'I'm a Democrat': Woman Behind Anti-Squatting Bill Slams DeSantis —By The Floridian's Liv Caputo

Orlando Commissioner Arrested on Fraud Charges —By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

DeSantis Won't be Taking his Family to Disney —By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Luna Calls on Gallagher to Resign Early for Special Election —By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Donalds Accuses DOJ of 'Stonewalling' to Protect Joe, Hunter Biden —By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Securing Florida's Future: The Power of Career and Technical Education —OPINION

Florida Legislators Rally Around Israel as Scott Meets with Netanyahu —By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Governor Ron DeSantis
Governor Ron DeSantis campaigns in Iowa

'Tiger King' Joe Exotic is Back in Santa Rosa County Jail For...Music? —By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—

Donalds Calls on Gallagher to 'Finish the Job' Before Leaving...—By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republicans barely have a majority before the 2024 election, and this is cause for concern the GOP as they look to expand their political influence. When Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher (R)

Trump Calls Kennedy-Shanahan Ticket as 'Radical Left' —By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—

Mast Exposes Government Funding Bill, Providing Rationale for 'No' Vote —By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—

Ashley Moody Secures 15-Year Sentence For Human Trafficker —By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—

Scott Introduces Bill Forbidding CBP One App as ID —By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—

Rubio Breaks News of Aborted Children Fetal Tissue Trafficking, Demands Retribution—By the Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding an investigation...

Mast Exposes Government Funding Bill, Providing Rationale for 'No' Vote—By Jackson Bakich—Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) provided a rationale for his “nay” vote against the $1.2 trillion government funding package. Only six Florida Republicans voted...

Ashley Moody Secures 15-Year Sentence For Human Trafficker—By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—A human trafficker who forced two New York women into sex work has just received a 15-year prison sentence, thanks to Attorney General Ashley Moody’s prosecution...

US Post Office Could be Renamed to Honor Jimmy Buffett Thanks to Gimenez Bill—By the Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—US Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) has filed a bill to rename the Federal Post Office located in Key West, Florida, as the...

Buchanan, Soto Urge Biden Administration to Reverse Course Regarding Medicare Program—By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Darren Soto (D-FL) announced they led a letter with 18 House Members urging President...

Florida’s Leadership in Technology Is Critical to U.S. National Security—Opinion—Technology has always advantaged some societies over others. The Manhattan Project is one example that is under popular debate again, following the blockbuster Oppenheimer...

Scott Introduces Bill Forbidding CBP One App as ID—By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Part of what has allowed the ongoing border crisis to occur is the acceptance of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) CBP One asylum processing app as a valid...

nikki fried DeSantis
nikki fried DeSantis

'Full of Racists': Florida Democrats Slam Democratic Party Leadership for Ousting Black County Chairs—By the Floridian's Javier Liv Caputo—PALM BEACH, FL—The Florida Democratic Party is under fire from some African American members accusing its Central Committee of racism for ousting two embattled black county chairs but choosing to keep a third white one in office.

Scott Calls Out Mucarsel-Powell for Supporting Cuban Appeasement —By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) joined freedom fighters on the campaign trail in Miami calling for freedom and democracy in Cuba. Within those demands, Sen. Scott condemned President Joe Biden and his administration’s...

Top Trump Surrogate DC Draino may Run for Congress Against Lee in Florida —By the Floridian's Javier Manjarres—One of former President Donald Trump’s top presidential surrogates and political influencers, Rogan O’Handley, aka DC Draino, may be considering a run for the U.S. Congress against Republican Rep. Laurel Lee in Florida’s 15th District.

Scott Drafts Senate Resolution Proposing Measures to Secure Southern Border —By the Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) filed a resolution outlining policy measures President Joe Biden could adopt to manage the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

Rep. Leek Earns Four Sheriff Endorsements Amidst Senate Bid —By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Representative Tom Leek (R-Ormond Beach) is running for Florida State Senate District 7 as State Senator Travis Hutson (R-FL-7)...

Mast Attributes UN Resolution to Biden Appeasing Far-Left —By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—The United Nations Security Council has called on an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and Gaza, also calling on the immediate and unconditional release of the hostages...

Luna Discusses Motion to Oust Speaker, Says Nothing Except 'Swamp Alive and Well'—By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) filed a motion to vacate Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) after the passage...

Castor Introduces Bill Looking to Curb Youth Mental Health Crisis—By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Early Action and Responsiveness Lifts Youth (EARLY) Minds Act, a bill...

Frost Introduces Another Gun Bill Aimed at Stopping Straw Purchasers—By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Much like an over-21 sibling or relative buying alcohol on behalf of their below-21 friends or relatives, people will purchase firearms on behalf of people...

Trump Rallies Against Laurel Lee—By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Donald Trump (R) scored some breathing room this week as his $454 million bond was reduced to $175 million. Though his poll numbers continue to surge, Republicans face the threat...

Mast Attributes UN Resolution to Biden Appeasing Far-Left—By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—The United Nations Security Council has called on an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and Gaza, also calling on the immediate and unconditional release...

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

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Waltz Accuses Biden Administration of Making 'Political Pig' Out of Israel-Hamas War —By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As Israel continues its war against Hamas by advancing into Rafah, Gaza, Vice President Kamala Harris recently spoke with ABC News against the measure, saying there would be "consequences" if the Jewish State continued. Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL)...

Salazar Demands Direct US Involvement in Haiti to 'Restore Order and Peace' —By the Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Trump Responds to Reduced Bond and 'Biden Trial' —By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—The race was on for President Donald Trump (R) to pay a $454 million bond, which was significantly reduced to $175 million this morning. In light of the announcement, President Trump...

New Proposal Could Lower Florida Power & Light Customer Bills —By the Floridian's Jim McCool

Mexico's President Won't go After Cartels, Cites 'Mexico First' Agenda —By the Floridian's Daniel Molina—Tension between the United States and Mexico continues to increase, and the southern border has only exacerbated concerns. Lawmakers have long questioned why Mexico’s...

Rubio Discusses How U.S. Can Aid in 'Apocalyptic' Haiti Crisis—By the Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The ongoing crisis in Haiti has sparked discussion in the United States, such as potential aid and how to deal with the expected mass migration of fleeing Haitians...

Florida Counties to Receive AT&T-BlackRock Fiber Network—By the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Gigapower – the joint venture between AT&T and BlackRock – has announced that it is expanding its “state-of-the-art” fiber network to Okaloosa County, Crestview...

Four Sheriffs Endorse Tom Leek for Senate District 7—By the Floridian's Liv Caputo—All four local sheriffs representing Florida's Senate District 7 have endorsed Republican Rep. Tom Leek for the newly vacant Senate seat in the Republican...


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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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