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  • Fact Check: Trump is Right About Puerto Rico, Critics Manipulating Hurricane Maria Death ‘Estimates’

    09/13/2018 12:31:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have been pounding President Donald Trump over the past few days, as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, over his alleged insensitivity to deaths in Puerto Rico last year from Hurricane Maria. On Thursday morning, President Trump pushed back on Twitter, alleging that Democrats had inflated the death toll “in order to make me look as bad as possible.” That led to more criticism, with the Associated Press accusing Trump of making claims “without evidence.” But Trump is correct. His opponents — including the media — have strained for more than a year to turn Hurricane Maria...
  • Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’

    09/13/2018 6:19:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Megan Keller
    Jeb Bush criticized President Trump's controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. "Incredibly disheartening comments from our President," Bush tweeted Thursday. Trump beat the former Florida governor for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Trump sparked controversy earlier Thursday when he tweeted that the estimated 3,000 death toll was intentionally inflated by Democrats. The 3,000 approximation comes from a George Washington University study that tried to total how many "excess deaths" occurred because of Hurricane Maria and would not have happened in the absence of the cyclone. Those involved with the study have emphasized...
  • Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis softly criticize Trump for Puerto Rico conspiracy theory

    09/13/2018 12:30:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/13/18
    President Trump appears to be alone in his baseless assertion that Hurricane Maria's death toll was inflated "by the Democrats in order to make [him] look as bad as possible."[cut] Rick Scott ✔ @ScottforFlorida I disagree with @POTUS– an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I'll continue to help PR 11:45 AM - Sep 13, 2018 11.4K 4,804 people are talking about this Additionally, the...
  • Primary upset in Florida makes it official – It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

    08/29/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 29, 2018 | John Fund
    Tuesday’s primaries show there’s no doubt the Democratic Party is lurching to the left. The last time Florida Democrats won the state’s governorship was in 1994. With GOP Gov. Rick Scott leaving office to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic Party leaders were determined to nominate a candidate who could appeal to centrists. They recruited former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of a popular former governor and U.S. senator, who had won support from business in the past. But in a major upset, Graham lost the gubernatorial primary to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who had the endorsement of Bernie Sanders...
  • It's Socialism vs. Trump after Massive Turnout In Florida’s Tuesday Primary

    08/29/2018 8:50:10 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 30 replies
    Florida is the largest swing state in the union and possibly the most demographically representative with transplants from the Northeast and Midwest, along with natives of the South. Plus it’s the third largest state after California and Texas, which are not as representative. That makes the results of Tuesday’s primaries so intriguing to the tea-leaf reading set. In this case we can see some real actual trends, because it is not just one special election that both sides were trying to make into a national referendum — it’s a mini three-quarters of America. One big takeaway: The establishment, “centrist” portions...
  • Trump having good night in Florida primary, Scott, DeSantis, Mast have massive leads.

    08/28/2018 4:38:08 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 229 replies
    Trump owns Florida Primary as Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis, Brian Mast are all winning big time.....Trump team wins big again. Republicans having a stellar evening tonight in Florida.
  • Trump endorses Arizona governor ahead of primary

    08/27/2018 10:59:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump endorsed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Monday ahead of the state's primaries. "Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona is doing a great job. It would be really nice to show your support tomorrow by voting for him in Tuesdays Primary," Trump tweeted. "Doug is strong on Crime, the Border, and our Second Amendment. Loves our Military & our Vets. He has my full and complete Endorsement." The endorsement came in a string of tweets, in which Trump doubled down on his support of Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who's seeking the Florida governor's mansion, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Dem hopes for senate takeover fade as Nelson stumbles in Florida

    08/27/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 8/27/2018 | Rick Moran
    Democrats who still hold out hope for a takeover of the senate in November are fretting about the prospects of one of their most vulnerable incumbents. Senator Bill Nelson is being outspent, out manuevered, and out classed in his race to keep his Florida senate seat blue. His opponent, Governor Rick Scott, has been all over the state, contrasting his vigorous campaign with that of the 75 year old Nelson. Any hopes of Democrats taking over the senate hinge on them holding seats in states won by Trump in 2016. All are locked in tight races with excellent GOP challengers....
  • 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...
  • Trump & GOP have another good primary election night in Alaska & Wyoming.

    08/21/2018 11:27:02 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 24 replies
    Trump & the GOP chalk up another great Mid-Term primary election in Alaska & Wyoming. No Democrat "Blue Wave" in either state. Next Tuesday Florida holds its Mid-Term Primary election and, if Rick Scott & Ron DeSantis win the Senator & Governor spots, Florida will turn "Trump Red", big time, and the Democrat "Blue Wave" will be reduced to a trickle. We shall all see next week. Go Trump, Go, Scott, Go, DeSantis, Go, MAGA!!!
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Pushes to Ban Guns that Were Banned in 1988

    08/02/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 8/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing to ban guns that have been illegal since the 1988 passage of the Undetectable Firearms Act. He is seeking to ban them all over again as part of the Democrat onslaught against 3D gun print files. The Miami Herald quotes Nelson saying, “Just think of the billions of dollars we spend trying to protect national security. And now, suddenly there is going to be published on the internet the plans for making a gun that can evade the detection systems in airports and seaports and all of these governmental buildings as well as some...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 57 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • Blue Ebb Tide In Florida: Dem Registration Edge Drops Ahead Of Midterms

    08/13/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Auug 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Floridians go to the polls for their midterm primaries in two weeks, and the electorate looks surprisingly the same as it did two or four years ago. Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this purple state based on reaction to Donald Trump and the disaster response in Puerto Rico, Democrats didn’t make any gains in their share of the electorate. In fact, as Politico’s Marc Caputo reports, they lost ground: Last week we wondered “where’s the blue wave?” when Democratic absentee ballot returns weren’t as proportionately high as they were at this time of the election in 2014, the...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

    08/08/2018 7:25:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Leary, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson
    Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking. The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim. "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate. "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday. He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick...
  • Leftist Protesters Crash Republican Rally, Create Mayhem

    07/30/2018 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 46 replies
    The radicalized American left gets more dangerous every day. We are treated daily to outrages against administration appointments in public areas, to attacks on people wearing MAGA hats or Trump shirts, to people taking pickaxes to the Trump Hollywood star to an actress and copycats holding a severed Trump head to virtual calls for violence against any Trump supporters. A huge GOP rally in Florida over the weekend saw the same dangers. Two years ago, this particular rally on Florida’s West Coast south of Tampa Bay had just a handful of security and police. This year, there were about 30...
  • Rick Scott Up 3 Points Over Bill Nelson Per Mason-Dixon Poll

    07/31/2018 10:46:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 7/31/2018 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday, Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategies released its latest survey on the upcoming U.S. Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). According to the poll conducted July 24-25 of 625 registered Florida voters, Scott has 47-44 percent lead over Nelson, which is a shift from a poll conducted in February when Nelson was up 45-44 percent. The Mason-Dixon poll is in line with many other recent polls that also show Scott with a slight edge over Nelson. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average of the race, Nelson is up 1.2 percent.
  • More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says

    07/31/2018 1:15:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 65 replies ^ | 7/30/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday. The Risk Protection Order, signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott just three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas, aims to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County...
  • FAU Poll Finds [Gov. Rick]Scott Maintains Lead on Nelson in Florida Senate (trunc)

    07/26/2018 3:26:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    CBS8 ^ | July 26, 2018 | Staff
    BOCA RATON, Fla., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has maintained a slight lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race, 44 to 40 percent, with 17 percent still undecided, according to the statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
  • Donald Trump has Florida campaign stop planned to support DeSantis

    07/24/2018 5:11:55 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 6 replies
    Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/24/2018 | Skyler Swisher
    President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Tampa on July 31, providing a boost to Ron DeSantis’ campaign for governor, the president’s campaign said late Monday. The event is expected to be at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 7 p.m., the Tampa Bay Times reported. Trump endorsed the Republican congressman in a tweet he fired off as he landed at Palm Beach International Airport in December, writing that DeSantis would make a “great governor” of Florida. DeSantis is squaring off against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the Aug. 28 primary. Trump has been a frequent visitor to Palm Beach,...