Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis Resigns From House To Focus On Gubernatorial Race, Effective Immediately

NBC News reports: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is resigning from Congress as he mounts his bid to become Florida’s next governor. DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday announcing his immediate resignation. The northeast Florida Republican said in his letter that he will be spending time campaigning and it would be “inappropriate” to accept a salary …

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FLORIDA: DeSantis Picks Gubernatorial Running Mate Who Once Tweeted “Con-Man Trump #SupportsKKK”

The Miami Herald reports: Miami state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez is to be named Republican Ron DeSantis’ running mate Thursday, the first time a Cuban-American woman has been chosen as a lieutenant governor candidate in Florida, sources familiar with the decision tell POLITICO. Nuñez, a Miami native who has served for eight years in the Florida House, would not comment about …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +3 In New Gubernatorial Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: The Florida governor’s race is too close to call, with 50 percent of likely voters for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, and 47 percent for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. There are wide gender and racial gaps, as men back DeSantis 52 – 45 percent, …

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Hurricane Watch Issued For Gulf Coast [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Gordon is pushing into the Gulf of Mexico as it continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Florida. Gordon will head for a northern Gulf Coast landfall late Tuesday as a strong tropical storm or possibly a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center has now issued a hurricane watch from the …

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FLORIDA: Nazis Make Racist Robocalls Against Gillum

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Robocalls against Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that say they were paid for by a neo-Nazi group in Idaho are going out to voters in Tallahassee. The automated calls are narrated by someone pretending to be Gillum and using an exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background. The calls end with a disclaimer that …

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FLORIDA: Donors Flood Gillum With $1M In One Day

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Andrew Gillum’s historic come-from-behind primary win coupled by a volley of attacks from his Republican opponents has opened a floodgate of cash for the Tallahassee mayor’s quest to be the next governor of Florida. On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Democratic nominee had his best day of fundraising – collecting more than $1 million. On Thursday, the Democratic …

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Fox News Apologizes For “Monkey This Up” Comment By Rep. Ron DeSantis: We Do Not Condone This Language

“A little while ago we had Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor in Florida, on for an interview to discuss the Florida election. During the interview he made what some are calling an inappropriate comment about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum. We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified …

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GOP Nominee Ron DeSantis Warns FL Voters Not To “Monkey This Up” By Electing The Black Guy [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Republican candidate Ron DeSantis’ general election campaign for governor of Florida got off to an abysmal start on Wednesday morning when he went on Fox News and warned voters not to “monkey this up” by electing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, who would be the first African-American to lead the state. “The last thing we need …

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Parkland’s David Hogg: “The Young People Will Win”

The Washington Post reports: “The young people will win,” vowed David Hogg, the Parkland activist who has turned the stalled movement for gun control into a plea for political engagement. The change registered far beyond the suburb of South Florida where 17 students and educators died on Feb. 14, Hogg said. Tuesday’s primaries advanced two 39-year-old candidates for governor. The …

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Ron DeSantis Attacks Dem Gov Nominee For Backing Single-Payer: He Wants To Turn Florida Into Venezuela

Mediaite reports: Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who officially clinched the GOP nomination Tuesday night, appeared on The Ingraham Angle and is already taking aim at his Democratic opponent. He’ll be facing off against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who received the endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “He wants to abolish ICE. He wants a billion-dollar tax increase. He wants …

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FLORIDA: Lesbian Mom Wins Dem US House Primary

Via press release from the Victory Fund: Openly LGBTQ candidate Lauren Baer won her primary for a U.S. House seat and is on-track to becoming the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Florida. The seat is considered pivotal to Democrats’ efforts to retake the House, and she will face Republican anti-LGBTQ incumbent Brian Mast in November. Baer will …

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FLORIDA: Bernie-Backed Democrat Upsets Gov Primary

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Democrats picked Andrew Gillum, the charismatic liberal activist and mayor of Tallahassee, as the party’s nominee for governor. It was an historic pick. Gillum is the first black nominee for Florida governor from either major party. Nominating Gillum also represents a strategic break for Democrats. For most of the last 20 years, the party has …

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Florida Mass Shooter Had Been Hospitalized Twice For Mental Illness, Prescribed Anti-Psychotic Medications

The Associated Press reports: Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooter ID’d As “Disgruntled” Gamer

Heavy.com reports: David Katz has been identified as the gunman who opened fire Sunday during a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others, authorities said at a press conference. The 24-year-old Katz, a Maryland resident who fatally shot himself at the scene, was described as a “disgruntled” gamer who had participated …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Florida “Madden” Video Game Tournament, Multiple Fatalities Reported [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A gunman opened fire Sunday at a Madden video game tournament along Jacksonville’s riverwalk, and Florida authorities reported multiple fatalities. “Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. “Multiple fatalities at the scene, many …

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Screaming “Trump Guy” Arrested At Airport Says Cops Are “Treating Me Like A Fucking Black Person” [VIDEO]

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said that Epstein began to yell when …

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