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  • 5 things to expect at Donald Trump’s rally in Panama City [Florida]

    05/06/2019 9:23:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | May 6, 2019 | Jacob Ogles
    Prepare yourselves. President Donald Trump will host a rally at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater on Wednesday in Panama City. So what should attendees expect? A #MAGA rally doesn’t hold to the script as tightly as many political events, but you can count on characteristic spectacle. We spoke with some of the political figures planning to attend and here’s what they told us to expect. 1.Major Crowds Packing the house has long been a tradition for Trump, even when polls showed weakening support in 2016. So expect a serious show of strength as the President arrives in Florida’s conservative Panhandle....
  • President Trump plans campaign rally in Panama City Beach

    05/01/2019 7:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The News Herald ^ | April 29, 2019 | Eryn Dion
    Members of President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign are planning a rally for May 8 at Aaron Bessant Park, according to documents filed with the city and obtained by the News Herald. Emails show members of Trump’s team reached out to the city last week about the plans and permits needed to secure the site. After some back and forth, Panama City Beach City Manager Mario Gisbert signed the special event agreement on Monday. This will be the first time Trump has visited Panama City Beach since his last campaign rally in October 2016, though he did visit areas on the...
  • Trump is greeted by huge crowds of jubilant MAGA fans as he lands in Mar-a-Lago with Melania

    04/21/2019 10:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2019 | Staff
    President Donald Trump and Melania have landed in Mar-a-Lago for the Easter weekend in Palm Beach •The couple were joined by son Barron and Donald's daughter Tiffany for the long holiday weekend •On landing on Thursday night Trump told supporters at the airport: 'Game over folks, now it's back to work' •Crowds of supporters in MAGA hats were pictured waiting as Air Force One arrived at Palm Beach airport •Later fans holding homemade signs lined the streets as Trump's motorcade passed through Florida •He had earlier not stopped to take questions from the press as he left the White House...
  • Romney: We have a 'responsibility' to fulfill Obama's 'commitment' to Dreamers

    04/07/2019 11:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Sunday Dreamers, children of immigrants brought into the country illegally, should get legal status. "Well, it's been put in place by President Obama and I believe we have a responsibility to fulfill what is a presidential pledge and commitment. So that's in the past. I would provide legal status for those Dreamers in the country," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press," referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields these individuals from deportation. "That's something the president's put on the table. I think we should get that job done, and hope,...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • Trump campaign preparing early focus on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

    03/13/2019 3:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2019 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is preparing an early focus on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that were instrumental to his improbable 2016 victory but where his support has softened, two campaign advisers said. The decision to accelerate campaign organising and eventually get the Republican president to make trips to the three states is a recognition that Trump’s path to re-election in 2020 will need to repeat some of the successes he had in 2016. Advisers also see a need to bolster Trump’s support in Florida, a battleground state he considers his second home but where opinion polls show him...
  • The Tireless Ron DeSantis.....making Florida even greater

    03/11/2019 7:02:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2019 | DEROY MURDOCK
    After contested recounts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, DeSantis, 40, prevailed over Gillum, 39, by a margin more svelte than Palm Beach — 49.6 percent to 49.2 percent. Among 8.1 million ballots cast, just 32,463 votes divided victor from vanquished. Most significantly, DeSantis replaced three Florida supreme court justices who were required to retire at age 75. His appointees — Barbara Lagoa, Robert J. Luck, and Carlos Muńiz — have shifted the court’s composition from four liberals and three conservatives to one liberal and six conservatives. This jump to the right should keep the Sunshine State’s top tribunal safe...
  • Irrational Dems stand in way of immigration compromise

    02/02/2019 11:05:22 AM PST · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    lowellsun.com ^ | UPDATED: 02/02/2019 06:35:32 AM EST | Sen Rick Scott
    I've been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear.
  • Asian Republican Enthusiasm for Florida Governor Election

    12/13/2018 2:02:31 AM PST · by Doreener · 6 replies
    Championing Republican principle of merit, hard work, self-responsibility, family values, and etc, Asian Americans are welcome in the Republican Party. Contributing to the Republican National Committee’s record-breaking 72 million voter contacts, Asian American Republicans are energized to elect Republican candidates up and down the ballot in elections to help restore the American Dream. Chinese American Republicans from Florida showed their unprecedented enthusiasm for Ron DeSantis. Check for Asians for DeSantis Nuńez info now.
  • Profile of a Sinking Blue State, or Why Florida Dodged a Bullet in Election 2018

    12/12/2018 10:44:01 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 12th 2018 | Nancy Smith
    On a day when an editorial in the venerable Chicago Tribune newspaper is making national news for pleading with Illinois lawmakers to clean up the state's fiscal mess, it's a good time for Florida to count its blessings. There but for the grace of God and a slew of successful conservative policies ... The Sunshine State barely avoided a great big fiscal rathole of its own on Election Day by rejecting progressive leadership and the prospect of turning a sound red state blue. Maybe not Illinois blue, but a Gillum victory likely would have started the Sunshine State down Insolvency...
  • POLL: Rick Scott Leads Bill Nelson by Five Points in Contentious Florida U.S. Senate Race

    11/02/2018 6:58:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov, 2018 | Kyle Morris
    A new poll of 696 active Florida voters shows Republican Rick Scott leading Democrat Bill Nelson by five-points in Florida’s United States Senate race. According to the Vox Populi poll, 48 percent of those surveyed said they will vote for Scott, while 43 percent said they intend to vote for Nelson. Nine percent remain undecided in the poll. When factoring in undecided votes, Scott and Nelson are tied at 50 percent. Scott outperforms Senator Nelson with voters from his own party with 63 percent of Republicans supporting him compared to the 54 percent of Democrats who support Nelson.
  • Campaign’s final week could include President Trump visit (West Virginia)

    10/27/2018 4:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. Morrisey, who has trailed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in most of the major polls, predicted during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” earlier this week that Trump would return. Trump visited Wheeling Sept. 29. “A vote for Patrick...
  • Trump fears Florida wipeout

    10/26/2018 9:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 26, 2018 | Alex Isenstadt
    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 messages are being sent to Floridians who still haven’t cast their absentee ballots. And discussions are underway about blanketing the state with robocalls from Trump. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway were in the state in...
  • Updates on Mid-term elections

    10/15/2018 7:33:55 AM PDT · by LS · 50 replies
    self | 10/'15/2018 | LS
    Just a few observations that I see few people out there making. 1. Keep in mind that virtually ALL absentee ballots that are arriving now were MAILED on or about the time of the Judge K hearings & almost certainly will reflect that outrage. 2. I am hearing rumblings---can't put much solid behind it---that DemoKKKrats are really, really getting worried. At every level. In AZ, Enema has just imploded with one scandal after another, in NV Heller has built his lead, in ND, MO, TX, and TN, the Rs have settled into solid leads (and no, Betamale has NEVER, EVER...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Democrats Die Again on the Wrong Hill

    10/08/2018 5:09:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 8, 2018 | Peter Van Buren
    There seems to be no strategy other than Trump rage, and despite going nuclear on a man's life, they just can't win. While Democrats continue to refight the 2016 election, Republicans confirmed their second Supreme Court judge over the weekend. And the soiled Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process put Democratic strategy for the 2018 midterms in plain view. The question is: will what hasn’t worked to date do any better for the Dems a month from now? This week’s FBI investigation was never going to turn up much beyond incomplete recollections. Apart from liberal Twitter, all of whom are apparently trauma...
  • Dems: Yes, Avenatti hurt us on Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 7:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 7, 2018 | Allahpundit
    The only thing that’ll make the Kavanaugh saga sweeter for righties at this point is watching their least favorite lawyer get the Billy Batts treatment from his Democratic frenemies. He’s spent the past six months telling them to go get their shinebox. They were destined to stomp him as soon as an opportunity presented itself. “Well you know at some point there were a lot of folks coming forward making all sorts of accusations,” said Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, when asked about the allegations raised by Avenatti and his client. “It turns it into a circus atmosphere and...
  • Red-state Democrats refuse to come out against Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 6:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2018 | Burgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Democratic leaders need a unified caucus to put maximum pressure on a handful of holdout Republicans. Democrats have all the cover they need to vote in lockstep against Brett Kavanaugh. But a half-dozen of them have refused to go there, even after the pair of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Democratic insiders are feeling more bullish than ever that the party’s 49 caucus members ultimately will oppose Kavanaugh. Yet the undeclared bloc of Democratic senators could be a problem for Democratic leaders, who want to put the weight of the nomination entirely on a handful of holdout...
  • Disney World guest displays 'Re-Elect Trump' banner at Magic Kingdom

    09/24/2018 11:05:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | September 24, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A "Re-elect Donald Trump" banner was displayed then quickly taken down at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Sunday. In a since-deleted Facebook Live video, a Disney guest is seen pulling the banner from a bag, walking up to Main Street Railroad Station and unraveling the banner above the railing with help from another man. Some guests could be seen and heard yelling and taking pictures while the banner was up, which lasted slightly longer than a minute. At that point, a Disney employee told the men to take the banner down, although the video did not...
  • Florida Governor Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%

    09/15/2018 4:42:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 191 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09/11/18 Poll | Rasmussen
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election, Gillum leads 49% to 44%.