Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis

Vox reports: Republican Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum, the young Tallahassee mayor who was vying to become the first black governor in Florida history, to keep the Sunshine State’s governor’s mansion in GOP hands. DeSantis clung tightly to President Trump, except when Trump advanced a conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. DeSantis …

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FLORIDA: Gillum And Nelson Both +4 In Final Poll

CNBC reports: Democrats hold slim leads in Florida’s pivotal statewide races in the final push to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a poll released Monday found. In a Senate race that will help to determine control of the chamber, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, according to the NBC News/Marist survey. The Democrat garners 50 …

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Florida Yoga Studio Killer Revealed As Far-Right, Incel, Anti-Gay, Racist, Anti-Immigrant Extremist [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At Yoga Studio, Three Dead Including Gunman, Andrew Gillum Suspends Campaign

The Miami Herald reports: A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida’s capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man shot six people and pistol-whipped another after walking into the studio, which is part of a small Tallahassee shopping center. The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Leads Rally For Andrew Gillum

NBC News Miami reports: As the 2018 election season nears a close to the final full week of candidate, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will have a big name beside him during an event in Miami on Friday. Former President Barack Obama will attend a rally at the Ice Palace film studio near Downtown Miami, where he will urge voters …

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Michael Cohen: “Get Out And Vote” For Andrew Gillum

The Hill reports: President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen retweeted a message from Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Friday, encouraging his Twitter followers to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “GetOutAndVote,” Cohen tweeted along with a message from the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee. “I believe that we will win — but only if we vote,” Gillum wrote. Gillum …

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Andrew Gillum: Trump Is “Howling Because He’s Weak”

Politico reports: Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hit back at President Donald Trump on Monday, after Trump called Gillum a “thief” in an inflammatory tweet. Soon after, Gillum called out Trump on Twitter. The race for Florida’s governor is one of several nationally watched elections this November. Gillum is the first black nominee from any major party …

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Trump Calls Democrat Andrew Gillum A “Thief”

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum on Monday as a “thief,” and implied his lack of education as compared to the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis. Gillum attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in political science. The education jab seems to be a variation of Trump’s favorite criticism of his black critics: …

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FBI Names Bombing Suspect As South Florida Man

NBC News reports: A Florida resident was identified Friday as the suspect who sent a dozen pipe bomb packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, several law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence played a role in the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, the officials said. Officials seized his white van, which had pictures of Trump and the presidential …

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11th Possible Bomb Found Addressed To Cory Booker

ABC News reports: Multiple sources tell ABC News that authorities have now recovered an 11th package as part of the widening investigation into suspected bombs. Sources said the package was recovered at or near Opa-locka, Florida, and it was addressed to Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. The postal facility in Opa-locka has emerged as a focal point for investigators …

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FLORIDA: White House Plans Political Rescue Mission

Politico reports: The White House is planning a political rescue mission in Florida, fearing a wipeout in a key swing state next month that could damage President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes. Trump is expected to visit the state at least twice, according to two people familiar with the plans. Visits from several Cabinet members are likely, as well. Presidential text …

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Hunt For Serial Bomber Focuses On South Florida

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Trump have turned their attention toward southern Florida, believing that a number of the explosive devices were mailed from the area, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. The focus on Florida came as law-enforcement officials around …

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Gillum On DeSantis: I’m Not Saying He’s A Racist, I’m Just Saying The Racists Believe He’s A Racist [VIDEO]

“My grandmother used to say, ‘A hit dog will holler,’ and it hollered through this room. First of all, he’s got neo-Nazis helping him out in this state. Now, I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist, I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist.” – Andrew Gillum at last night’s debate with Ron DeSantis. The Independent reports: The pair …

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FLORIDA: Office Of House Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package [VIDEO]

CBS Miami reports: The building that houses Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in Sunrise was evacuated after a suspicious package arrived in the mail, according to Sunrise police. A Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called in to determine what exactly was delivered to the congresswoman’s office at 777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. The evacuation came as authorities intercepted suspicious devices …

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Andrew Gillum Targeted With “Monkey” Robocalls

NBC News reports: A racist robocall that refers to Andrew Gillum as a “negro” and a “monkey” is making the rounds in Florida, prompting a furious response from the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s campaign. Florida voters who receive the call — audio of which was obtained by NBC News — hear a man impersonating the African-American politician. “Well hello there. I …

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DeSantis Flails When Asked If Trump Is A Good Role Model For Kids, Talks About Jerusalem Instead [VIDEO]

NBC News reports on last night’s debate: The two scuffled on the economy, race, and, of course, Trump, who came up when moderator Jake Tapper asked DeSantis if he thought Trump was a good role model for children. The question was based in part on a DeSantis primary ad featuring one of his children stacking toy blocks as DeSantis exclaimed, …

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FLORIDA: GOP Official Charged With Murdering Fleeing Shoplifter, Ordered To Be Held Without Bail [VIDEO]

Florida’s Lakeland Ledger reports: Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn will remain in jail without the chance to post bail following his indictment Friday on a charge of second-degree murder. Dunn, 47, had his first court appearance Saturday morning before Judge Bob Grode at the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow. Grode ordered Dunn to be held without bond. Dunn was arrested …

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Issues Order Extending Early Voting In (Red) Counties Affected By Hurricane Michael

You can bet this wouldn’t have happened if the counties were in the blue parts of the state. Via press release: Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the resources they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from …

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FLORIDA: More Than 1000 Still Missing After Hurricane

Reuters reports: More than a thousand people were still missing on Wednesday a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities across the Florida Panhandle, killing at least 27. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than 1,135 people in Florida who lost contact with friends and family, Matthew Marchetti, the group’s …

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FLORIDA: GOP Official Kills Fleeing Shoplifter, Previously Held Anti-Parkland Rally, Attended Confederacy Rally

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: Lakeland police have released surveillance video showing a city commissioner shoot a man who was trying to steal a hatchet from his military surplus store. Michael Dunn is a Lakeland City Commissioner who took office in January of 2018. The shooting happened Oct. 3 at the Vets Army Navy Surplus which is owned by Dunn. …

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