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Beware, DeSantis is as much a threat to America as Trump

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 21, 2022. If you believe Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis would be a less dangerous presidential candidate than former president Donald Trump, take a moment to consider the recent ruling striking down DeSantis’s “Stop WOKE Act.” That opinion — as well as other rulings against his attempts to inhibit dissent —

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Opinion

As Republicans take the House, the crazies take the wheel

By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, November 18, 2022. Wednesday evening, Republicans formally won control of the House. Thursday morning, in the first public act of the new majority, senior House Republicans revealed their most urgent priority: They would investigate Hunter Biden. The incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the

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Opinion

Rubio voted “no”

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. The U.S. Congress recently passed a bill, despite Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s “no” vote, which provides incentives to make sustainable energy sources more affordable. Some of these incentives include a 30% tax credit on solar energy systems, on energy

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Elections

Republicans have shown who they are. Voters should believe them

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 27, 2022. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has shown yet again that Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their extremism and contempt for voters’ intelligence. He has indicated that if Republicans are put in charge, they would be willing to put aid to Ukraine on the chopping block and play a

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Proud Boys rally for Marco Rubio’s campaign after he defends white nationalist GOP staffer 

When Christopher Monzon, a GOP canvasser working with Marco Rubio’s campaign was revealed to have extensive ties to white nationalist groups and a well-documented history of racist and antisemitic comments, Rubio spent an entire week defending him and ignoring calls to denounce his bigotry. Just recently, members of the Proud Boys, including those who stormed the Capitol on January 6, rallied for Marco

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Candidate Profile

Greg Steube just doesn’t measure up

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. In its Oct 13th editorial “Steube faces challenger for Congress”, the Daily Sun appropriately points out that the incumbent has been an arrogant, gun-toting, self-serving, extremely right-wing, Big Lie-supporting politician who has consistently voted against the interests of his constituents,

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Opinion

As a young Cuban American, I have a Marco Rubio problem

Editor:  Vote for Val Demings to represent all of us in the U.S. Senate. By Leydi Amador, The Tallahassee Democrat, Oct 21, 2022. I’m tired of people like U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio exploiting the trauma of my community for political gain. Cuban people suffer from a government that doesn’t care about them. They are hungry,

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Candidate Profile

Why you should NOT vote for Rubio

Overall Summary: Senator Rubio opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, consumer protection, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, LGBTQ rights, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, a robust safety

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Republicans

Marco Rubio plays politics instead of supporting Hurricane relief

As Floridians begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, they’re relying on their leaders to help secure federal aid to rebuild. But Marco Rubio has a long history of putting his self-serving political agenda ahead of supporting disaster relief, voting against measures to help communities recover from hurricanes and protect Florida’s infrastructure from

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Elections

DeSantis is desperate to distract voters from three major failures

Election day is now less than 7 weeks away and Governor Ron DeSantis is trying very hard to distract us from 3 key areas where he’s failed Florida. DeSantis is so determined not to discuss reproductive freedom, skyrocketing housing and property insurance costs, or gun violence that he’s willing to resort to possible criminal means to change the subject. It’s

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Elections

Steube has been a huge failure in Congress

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 21, 2022.  Thanks, Bill.   Congressman Greg Steube of U.S. Congressional District 17 which includes Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Babcock Ranch, North Port and other areas in Sarasota County, has failed us. He must be replaced this November. The list

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Elections

Where in the world is Ron DeSantis? He’s in Tennessee begging wealthy donors for more money.

Fresh off a trip to Wisconsin and Kansas to campaign alongside anti-choice extremists, Ron DeSantis is once again leaving Florida behind. This time, he’s headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will headline a fundraiser and cater to his out-of-state donor base. While DeSantis is busy charging donors $2,500 apiece for photo-ops, new reports show that Floridians are now officially

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Elections

Lt. Gov. candidate says DeSantis is on Proud Boys’ side

By FRANK DIFIORE, Staff Writer, The Daily Sun, Sept 14, 2022. Karla Hernandez-Mats poses for a photo with supporters after the press conference (SUN PHOTO BY FRANK DIFIORE). SARASOTA — The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday for making common cause with the Proud Boys in school board elections. Karla Hernandez-Mats,

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Elections

Marco Rubio voted down popular plans to lower costs for Floridians

Elect Val Demings as your US Senator on November 8, 2022. Marco Rubio is spending the first days of the general election campaign trying to hide his record of putting his party bosses and donors ahead of what’s best for Florida. Over the past year, Rubio has caved to their extreme agenda, opposing commonsense plans to lower

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Analysis

Ron DeSantis is a threat to democracy

Tonight, President Biden delivered a speech in Philadelphia on the ‘Battle for the Soul of the Nation.’ He discussed direct threats to our democracy and the danger extremism poses to our democratic values. In Florida, democracy’s greatest threat has proven to be Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis vetoed congressional maps drawn by conservative Republican lawmakers because they were

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Candidate Profile

Marco Rubio has spent years trying to cut Medicare

Florida is home to more seniors benefiting from Medicare than almost any other state in the country. But as Floridians mark the anniversary of Medicare being signed into law, Marco Rubio is doubling down on his years-long efforts to undermine seniors’ health care: Rubio supported a 2012 budget plan that aimed to “end Medicare as

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Opinion

MAGA Republicans don’t speak for America. So Democrats should.

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, July 14, 2022 Women’s rights to autonomy and health care are being eradicated. There has been minimal progress on gun safety. Republicans are either defending or downplaying an attack on the U.S. Capitol motivated by lies of a stolen election. But for those despairing about our capacity for rational self-government, there is

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