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  • Veterans fire back at ‘desperate’ attack on Scott’s Navy service

    10/16/2018 2:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    A group of veterans supporting Governor Rick Scott is condemning a new TV ad by a Democratic-leaning group named VoteVet. In the ad, a veteran criticizes Scott’s wearing of a Navy hat... “This ad is shameful, said Chip Diehl, a retired Air Force Brigadier General. “A weak, last minute shot to nowhere. Veterans engage to win and win with pride. We serve and follow our leaders... Why is it such a big deal when Scott wears the Navy hat? Florida is full of both veterans and current members of the military. Nearly 8 percent of the country’s 20 million veterans...
  • Good News from FLorida absentee ballot returns

    10/10/2018 1:41:29 PM PDT · by FLgoldcoast · 21 replies
    So various counties in FLorida are reporting the return of absentee ballots by mail. Last day to register was 10-9-18. Pinellas County which has an almost exactly equal number of R's and D's, so far with 2.5% returned show that 42.5% are Republican Ballots while 37% are Democrat; the rest Independent. This is a great indicator of overall intensity and gives an idea what the breakdown of turnout will look like. Pinellas is a key for the state, if Scott and Desantis win Pinellas they will almost assuredly win the state.
  • Andrew Gillum makes appeal to Jewish voters, and Jewish leaders vouch for him

    10/07/2018 6:43:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    “Folks who would spread mischaracterizations about who I am don’t know that I’ve been to Israel three times,” he said, proclaiming that “I don’t have to stand up and defend my credentials and my relationship with the Jewish community any more than Michael Bloomberg would need to do up here, except for, maybe, our last names.” Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and a prominent Jewish leader, had just delivered a speech supporting Gillum’s candidacy. “It seems to me this is a very easy choice for the voters of Florida,” he said. Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a financial...
  • Florida GOP demands Andrew Gillum fire staffer who wore profane shirt insulting Trump voters

    09/28/2018 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | 09/28/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) this week called on Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum to fire a staffer who wore a shirt with an insult directed at Americans who voted for President Trump in the 2016 election. Manny Orozco-Ballestas, the campaign's director of youth outreach, posted a photo to his Instagram last summer, showing him wearing a shirt depicting the 2016 electoral map, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The paper published the photo, which says in writing that the blue states form “The United States of America,” while the red states are labeled “Dumbf---istan.” "It is unbelievable to me...
  • Combat-Decorated Green Beret Takes On a New Enemy: The Washington Swamp(FL)

    09/25/2018 11:12:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/25/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Many politicians in Washington, D.C. are more concerned with getting elected than with governing this country. Veterans see this as something that goes against their spirit. They served in the military to protect and defend, and now they want a chance to serve in Congress to fight for their fellow Americans. Their mission is to get results and not constantly be lame-duck representatives. One such candidate is Michael Waltz, who is running in Florida's District 6, the seat Ron DeSantis currently holds as he runs for governor. He interviewed with American Thinker about why he is running for office. He...
  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • Jacksonville sheriff: Sting nets 17 men trying to have sex with children

    09/04/2018 3:11:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    WJXT ^ | 9/4/18 | Vic Micolucci
    Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the arrests of 17 men accused of soliciting underage girls and boys to arrange to meet in Jacksonville for sex. Two more arrests are pending. Williams said these men thought they were talking to 13- or 14-year-old girls or boys in chat rooms and other online forums. When they went to meet their victims, the men were met by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called it Operation DUVAL, standing for Disrupting Underage Virtual Abuse Locally. The teamed with nearly a dozen other law enforcement agencies in the trolling sting. The men accused range in age from...
  • Flashback: Obama Attacked Low Skilled Immigration in 2006 Memoir

    09/04/2018 1:39:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Political Insider ^ | August 30, 2018 | Matt
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” one American president wrote back in 2006 – and it wasn’t Donald Trump. The excerpt is from Obama’s 2006 memoir “The Audacity of Hope,” and the full quote has gone viral after commentator Candace Owens posted it to her twitter. The rest of the quote is as follows: Re: Illegal Immigrants “…this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole —it also threatens to depress further the wages of...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Explains "classic" Self Defense Shooting by Uber Driver (video)

    09/03/2018 3:43:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, Sheriff Grady Judd gives a detailed explanation of what happened in a recent self defense shooting in Polk County, Florida.  "This is justifiable homicide all day long," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "You have the right to protect yourself. This is a textbook stand your ground case. This is a classic. This was the intent of the law." The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of 28 August, 2018. The Uber driver, Robert Westlake, had picked up his fare at a bar. A young woman, Jessica, had helped the inebriated woman get into...
  • Florida GOV Race Just Took Two Sharp Turns

    08/29/2018 8:02:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    And how far to the left is Gillum? Check out this 30-second advertisement from his campaign called “Chance.” Rather than the voiceover, pay particular attention to the block-cap worded blue screens which flash between the video clips like some form of subliminal advertising.Here are the interesting screens in case you didn’t catch them as the video played: BEAT THE NRA HEALTHCARE FOR ALL $1 BILLION FOR EDUCATION BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS $15 MINIMUM WAGE ABOLISH AND REPLACE ICE END STAND YOUR GROUND LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IMPEACH TRUMP Not exactly a moderate platform, eh? We’ll see how that plays on the Redneck Riviera....
  • Putnam portrays DeSantis as Trump’s puppet during Bradenton event

    08/28/2018 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 60 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Zac Anderson
    BRADENTON — GOP candidate for governor Adam Putnam portrayed his primary opponent as President Donald Trump’s puppet during a campaign stop in Bradenton on Tuesday, saying Ron DeSantis doesn’t have his own plan to lead the state. “You can’t afford to have a governor who calls the White House every morning and says ‘What are we going to do today, boss?’” Putnam said during a breakfast event at Theresa’s Restaurant. “No, if you want to help our president make America great, the third-largest state has to be hitting on all cylinders.” “I know Florida best,” Putnam added. “I have a...
  • Florida FReepers Vote NO on Jeff Ashton YES on Howard FRIEDMAN

    08/27/2018 11:05:36 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 2 replies ^ | 8/27/2018 | Subterfuge
    Vote Howard Friedman for Orange-Osceola circuit court judge. Please! Do not allow incompetent, boorish Jeff Ashton become a judge of the good people of central Florida! Ashton was instrumental as Casey Anthony's prosecuting attorney in letting the murderer of her own child get off Scot free!! Howard is a great friend and a fantastic judge and attorney. He has been a magistrate for over 14 years hearing domestic type cases so he is very experienced at discerning lies. HOWARD FRIEDMAN - YES! Jeff Ashton - NO! NO! NO!
  • FL (Broward) Election Cheat Sheet? (Vanity)

    08/25/2018 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 2 replies
    Dark Recesses | 8/25/18 | Phinneous
    Anyone in south FL have an election cheat-sheet... especially for Broward?
  • Florida "early voting" about to end, Republicans lead.

    08/25/2018 7:12:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 81 replies
    It speaks for itself...Florida Early Voting statistics, thus far: Votes Cast: - Republicans - 768,619 - Democrats - 694,993 - Republican - +73,626 In 2016 The Democrats cast more early votes then the Republicans did...but, DJT still won the state of Florida. I suspect that Republicans, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis & Frank White will all win their races on Primary day next Tuesday. Every Republican in the state of Florida must turn out on election day. It is imperative the Democrat Party get politically destroyed in Florida and the entire USa for obvious reasons. this ios a most critical path...
  • GDP Report Is Great News For Florida

    08/24/2018 5:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 24, 2018 | Steve Cortes
    Florida is winning big league under a revitalized economy.The tremendous milestone of 4.1 percent national GDP growth shows that the United States is on the move again, and Florida is leading the pack.The state economy is booming, unemployment hovers around an all-time low, and millions of Floridians are now seeing more take home pay in their paychecks.So how did we get here? Florida small business owners attribute this surge to the GOP’s historic tax reform, which awarded millions of Floridians an immediate tax break after it was signed into law.A great case study example of how the historic tax cuts are...
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attack at Titusville, FL Back to School Event

    08/24/2018 4:55:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A male attacker with a gun opened fire at a back to school event in Titusville, Florida on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at about 5:20 p.m. About a dozen shots were fired. An armed citizen drew his own handgun and returned fire. The attacker was severely wounded with a head shot. No one else was injured. 150 people were attending the event, including over 100 children. Video was captured at the event, showing people fleeing the attacker. Shots can be heard on the audio of the video. From Reports of the shooting started coming in at 5:20 PM...
  • Florida Primary Discussion Thread

    08/21/2018 5:59:46 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 67 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 21 August, 2018 | NonValueAdded
    Election day for the mid-term primary is a week away. There are four contested state-wide offices: US Senate, Governor, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture. There is a lot of negative advertising out there and while some of the players are well known, others are not. So this is my attempt at bringing together any discussion on choosing the candidates to go up against their RAT opponents in the November General Election.
  • EXPOSED: Astonishing Fake News Against Rick Scott in Senate Race

    08/20/2018 8:41:06 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 13 replies
    I don’t really like the term “fake news” because it has come to mean any story with which the person using the phrase disagrees. That’s not particularly helpful. But there really is fake news out there, and it is being heavily promulgated by the dinosaur media that is still pretending to be mainstream. It’s not just the big dogs of CNN or the AP or the New York Times. What is going on in Florida media markets is so bad right now as to require equal time if it weren’t newspapers. It’s straightforward Democratic attack ads cast as “news” stories....
  • Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

    08/14/2018 4:35:10 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-08-14
    Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.” After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
  • Florida is registering more and more Democratic voters, right? Wrong.

    08/13/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 08/12/2018 | Langston Taylor
    That long-awaited blue wave Florida Democrats hope will lift them to sweeping victories in the U.S. Congress, Legislature and governor’s mansion has yet to appear in the state’s voter rolls. In fact, with less than 100 days before the Nov. 6 election, Democrats are actually seeing their share of the Florida electorate shrink. The percentage of Democratic voters slipped in Florida, according to final voter registration numbers for the Aug. 28 primary released over the weekend by the state’s Division of Elections