“Wheels Fall Off Scott’s Bus Tour,” began today’s Politico Florida Playbook. “Rick Scott campaign stop besieged by red tide protesters,” wrote Zac Anderson in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Indeed, working with less than two days’ notice that Scott would be at a Venice restaurant to greet supporters, Englewood Indivisible, Indivisible Venice, several Democratic Party organizations and…Details
VENICE – Florida Governor Rick Scott lasted about 10 minutes at a restaurant this morning before crowds eventually booed him out the back door. Scott, who is currently running for Senate against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, was visiting Mojos Real Cuban in Venice, Florida, for a campaign stop when he was greeted by hundreds of protesters…Details
The Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce reports businesses on the two islands lost $19 million in just July and August. Thursday, US Senator Bill Nelson met with business owners to talk about solutions.Details
Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis spoke at a conference of an anti-Muslim extremist group in October 2017 whose founder argues devout Muslims cannot be loyal Americans. DeSantis, who resigned from his U.S. House seat last week to focus on his run for governor, spoke to the group meeting in Washington, D.C., taking a hard line…Details
With a horrific red tide killing marine life and tourism on Florida’s southwest coast, and with toxic green algae bringing misery to the Treasure Coast and Fort Myers area on a now-annual basis, it’s understandable that Gov. Rick Scott would want to run away from his environmental record. Voters shouldn’t let him. (Read more in…Details
After months of limiting his contact with Florida voters and reporters, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis this week turned into a ubiquitous and pugnacious presence on the campaign trail. He also jumped head-long into the realm of the absurd with some of his attacks on Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum. Desantis suggested Saturday in Central Florida…Details
TALLAHASSEE, FLA—The Sierra Club today released “Tu Isla Salvaría,” an animated Spanish language music video. The video reminds Puerto Ricans living in Florida of the role climate change plays in hurricanes like the ones that devastated the island last year, as well as Governor Scott and his Siting Board’s role in approving or rejecting the…Details
Nearly half of Florida’s 67 counties had fewer jobs than a decade ago, according to a 2017 report by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Most are smaller rural communities in North and Central Florida and around Lake Okeechobee. Other counties include Alachua, Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, DeSoto, Gadsden, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Holmes, Levy, and Okaloosa.…Details
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum accepted invitations to debates hosted by Univision and by Leadership Florida. But whether Republican Ron DeSantis will be on stage as well remains unclear.
“We hope that Congressman DeSantis will join us, though it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to answer a single question about his nonexistent campaign platform,” said Gillum adviser Scott Arceneaux in a statement.Details
Per Rasmussen Reports, Democrat Andrew Gillum has a six point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the gubernatorial race.
The Rasmussen poll of 800 likely voters was conducted Monday and Tuesday.
Gillum was buoyed by female and NPA voters, and held his own with men and white voters, while DeSantis continues to show difficulty reaching out beyond his base.Details
DeSantis Struggles to Pivot to the General Election Why does Ron DeSantis want to be governor? Who knows. Two weeks into the general election, DeSantis is still unable to articulate what he would do for the people of Florida or his plans to address the most urgent issues facing the state — like health care,…Details
Black is white. Day is night. Gov. Rick Scott has nothing to do with algae mess plaguing Florida. At least that’s what the Republican governor’s television ads slamming his opponent in the race for U.S. Senate say. Hahaha. That is like trying to blame world peace on Osama Bin Laden. Nobody with a grain of sense is buying it.…Details
The Miami Herald Catches Ron DeSantis Planning a Fundraiser with Racist Former Representative Ralph Arza
With each passing day, new reports reveal just how closely Ron DeSantis has aligned himself with the most toxic and divisive figures in our politics. Last night, the DeSantis campaign released a fundraising invitation that listed former Representative Ralph Arza as a co-host. In 2006, Rep. Arza was forced to resign in disgrace after calling the Miami-Dade…Details
During Puerto Rico’s Darkest Hour, DeSantis Sided with Donald Trump In an election year stunt, Ron DeSantis is trying to style himself as a friend of Puerto Rico. His record though tells a very different story. Last year — during the island’s darkest hour — DeSantis sided with Donald Trump over the people of Puerto Rico. In…Details
Florida has not seen anything like the epic race pitting Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum against Rep. Ron DeSantis, both aspiring to become Governor. Gillum made history by becoming the first black nominee for Governor in the history of the state after beating four other candidates, all millionaires, while running a bold and progressive campaign. DeSantis defeated Agriculture Commissioner Adam…Details
The three top-of-ticket Republicans each offered varying degrees of incoherence as they staked out positions in support of Tallahassee’s quixotic crusade against allowing Florida patients to smoke medical marijuana.
Meanwhile, in the real world, voters believe — by a whopping 66-24 margin — that medical marijuana patients be allowed to smoke marijuana under the law.Details
Nikki Fried for Agriculture Commissioner is running to: Prioritize & conserve our water Support local farmers Uphold strong consumer protections Ensure complete background checks for gun permits Expand patient access to medical marijuana End the environmental crisis Nikki isn’t a politician. She’s a lifelong Floridian, lifelong Democrat, attorney, and passionate activist. She is a fighter…Details
The president’s denial of the death count altogether, claiming the other party inflated the figure to smear him, has elicited outrage from Democrats. The estimate of 2,975 excess deaths from September 2017 to February 2018 was reached by George Washington University researchers in an independent study, and its findings were adopted by Puerto Rico’s governor. The president’s denials…Details
In May, Republicans were outspending Democrats over the airwaves by nearly a 50-to-1 margin in Florida’s Senate race – thanks in large part to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s millions.
Last month, the margin fell to a 3-to-1 margin.