Tag Archives: Florida

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: Docs Show Gov. Rick Scott And His Wife Have Socked Away Tens Of Millions In The Cayman Islands

The Miami Herald reports: The portfolio of Gov. Rick Scott and first lady Ann Scott includes earnings last year of at least $2.9 million in two dozen hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands, a well-known tax haven for U.S. and foreign investors. The investments had a minimum total value of $25 million and a potential value of $62 million, …

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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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Rick Scott Was Against High-Speed Rail, Killed 2011 Obama Plan, And You Know Where This $tory Is Going

The Miami Herald reports: As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried “an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.’’ It was a political slap to then-President Barack Obama, who considered the …

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FLORIDA: GOP Diploma Liar Drops Out After All

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: A day after saying she planned to continue running for a state House seat despite revelations that she lied about having a degree from Miami University and went to great lengths to deceive people, Melissa Howard reversed course Tuesday and dropped out of a contest that has received national attention. Howard said in a text message …

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FLORIDA: GOP State House Candidate Admits To Faking Diploma, Will Stay In Race With Backing Of Party

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: State House candidate Melissa Howard admitted Monday that she lied about having a degree from Miami University, apologized and declared she intends to stay in a race that has drawn national attention after it came out she was displaying a fake diploma and had gone to great lengths to deceive people about her college credentials. “I …

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GOP Florida House Candidate Nailed For Fake Diploma

Florida News Online reports: After FLA News exclusively reported Tuesday that Republican State House candidate Melissa Howard didn’t have the college degree from Miami University in Ohio that she claimed to have earned, Mrs. Howard flew to Ohio Friday to prove our report wrong. She posted a picture of a partial college transcript on her Facebook page and then later …

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FLORIDA: University Graduation Ceremony Canceled After Note Found Threatening Mass Shooting [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Florida Atlantic University canceled tonight’s graduation ceremony after a “credible threat” was found in a note stuck to a mirror in a women’s bathroom on campus. A staff member found the small sticky note at about 4:15 p.m. in the Business Building. “It was a threat specific to our graduation tonight,” said Chief of FAU …

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FLORIDA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis Teaches His Children About Trump In New Ad [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ latest ad in his Republican primary race for governor features him teaching his children with a curriculum heavy in the ways of President Trump. “Build the wall,” he says as his son piles brick-like blocks on top of each other. “Then Mr. Trump said, ‘you’re fired.’ I love that part,” DeSantis reads …

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Senate Filing: Rick Scott Likely Worth $500+ Million

Politico reports: Gov. Rick Scott’s family fortune could be upwards of $500 million, a number much larger than he has reported in the past because Florida did not require the governor to include massive investments held by his wife, according to federal financial disclosure forms filed Friday. The forms were filed as part of Scott’s bid for the U.S. Senate, …

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FLORIDA: Federal Judge Orders State To Lift GOP Ban On Using College Campuses As Early Voting Sites

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Calling it a “lopsided” burden on college students, a federal judge today told Florida that college and university campuses can be used as early voting sites in this year’s elections. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the ban put in place by Secretary of State Ken Detzner [photo above] unconstitutional. He said …

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FLORIDA: Junior And State TV Host Jeanine Pirro To Campaign For GOP Gov Candidate Ron DeSantis

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Donald Trump Jr. and Judge Jeanine Pirro will be in Orlando on Wednesday to headline both a rally and private fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ campaign for governor. Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Trump, and Pirro, a Fox News personality, are scheduled to appear at an event at B.B. King’s Blues Club on …

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GOP House Rep Bought Yacht On Very Day He Saved Millions On His Taxes With Passage Of GOP Tax Bill

Florida Politics reports: A recently filed financial disclosure shows U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan celebrated the Republican Party’s successful push for tax reform in quite the lavish way. According to the disclosure, Buchanan spent between $1 million and $5 million purchasing an Ocean Alexander yacht on Nov. 16, 2017, the same day he joined 226 other Republicans and no Democrats in …

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