Florida Elections

Trump has called several GOP donors who contributed money to Ron DeSantis asking them to stop boosting the Florida governor: report

Trump has informed some political donors to stop boosting Ron DeSantis, per The Washington Post. During his calls with donors, the ex-president said that DeSantis could be a potential 2024 rival. Trump's endorsement of DeSantis' 2018 gubernatorial bid was a key moment in the governor's political rise. Former President Donald...
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Why Stacey Abrams is a clear underdog in Georgia

The 2022 elections are, so far, shaping up to be better than Democrats had imagined. They're now favored to hold the Senate, and they appear likely to keep their losses in the House below the historical midterm average for the party that controls the White House.
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President Biden Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ian Barrels Toward Florida

On Saturday, President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for Florida. The declaration comes as Tropical Storm Ian gained intensity and hurled toward the tropical state. The President’s recent announcement comes after he postponed a trip to southern Florida. Biden was set to be in the sunshine state on Tuesday when he had plans to discuss health care in Fort Lauderdale. Afterward, he was set to attend a Democratic National Committee event in Orlando.

Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of 9.18.22

The gap between registered Republicans and Democrats increased in the GOP's favor. President Joe Biden will visit Orlando on Tuesday, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist will be there to greet him. However, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings doesn’t plan to attend, even though the rally is in her...

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Florida Emergency Declaration

And ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Ian beginning on September 23, 2022, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which...

Karla Hernández suggests Charlie Crist’s pro-choice position may have limits

"We certainly want to at least go back to what we had." Charlie Crist would like to eliminate restrictions on abortion, but questions remain about how far he would go. Crist’s running mate said Saturday she is not entirely sure how far he would be willing to go in creating the right to later-term procedures, suggesting that the law prior to this year would be a sufficient restoration.

Rubio vs. Demings in a spirited U.S. Senate race in Florida

Besides that for governor, there is another high-profile statewide race in Florida leading to the November 8th election – that for U.S. Senate. It’s becoming a case of dueling campaign ads. In the red corner, incumbent Republican Marco Rubio. “Demmings votes with Pelosi 100% of the time," Rubio...

President Biden Approves Governor DeSantis' Request for Emergency Declaration Ahead of Landfall

Washington - Sunday September 25, 2022: President Biden has approved Florida Governor DeSantis’s request for an emergency declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The declaration authorizes FEMA to provide support for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance under the public assistance program. As Tropical Storm...

Opinion: DeSantis Reelection Strategy Seems To Be About Pleasing Republicans Rather Than Convincing Democrats

Governor Ron DeSantisGage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The last few days has seen Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis proudly flying plane-loads of illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, and touting his policies and priorities in states like Kansas and Wisconsin while offering his endorsement to other Republican candidates.

Charlie Crist's running mate Karla Hernández-Mats wants accountability for charter schools

DELAND — About 50 Volusia Democrats crowded into their headquarters Friday evening to meet one of the newest faces of the 2022 Florida election, Karla Hernández-Mats. Charlie Crist's running mate, Hernández-Mats is president of United Teachers of Dade since 2016 and a first-generation Miami native of Honduran descent. She gave dozens of hugs, posed for...

Long editorial board discussions lead to tough call on Florida House campaigns | Our View

Almost 150 years ago, Edward Willis Scripps founded The Cleveland Press, which he sold for a penny. His philosophy, as espoused in the first edition, was simple:. Be neither "Republican, not Democrat, not Greenback, not Prohibitionist ... We simply intend to support good men and condemn bad ones, no matter what party they belong to."