Briefs

‘People just need to chill out’ from talks of 2024 presidential bids, Gov. Ron DeSantis says

BY: - November 16, 2022

Following former President Donald Trump officially launching his 2024 presidential campaign, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday didn’t acknowledge Trump’s big announcement last night. And former President Trump didn’t mention DeSantis’ name during his speech at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday evening. Asked by a reporter Wednesday “about a civil war brewing between” the two high-profile men in Florida, […]

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

Trump fundraisers push for big donations for GOP Herschel Walker in Senate runoff election

BY: - November 11, 2022

As the control of the U.S. Senate remains up for grabs, former President Donald Trump has launched an effort to boost fundraising for Herschel Walker, a Trump-backed Republican candidate competing in a runoff election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race. Trump, who is a resident of South Florida, is attempting to raise at least $1 million […]

With Nicole approaching, voting groups want state to extend time to ‘cure’ ballots

BY: - November 9, 2022

The deadline for Florida voters who need to “cure” their vote-by-mail is Thursday at 5 p.m., but a coalition of voting rights groups want Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Cord Byrd to extend that deadline with Tropical Storm Nicole heading to Florida later tonight. More than 16,000 Florida voters have had their vote-by-mail […]

Election Day news conference: Charlie Crist says Florida’s ‘going to wake up today’

BY: - November 8, 2022

Charlie Crist says that despite the polls and early voting results that favor Republicans going into Tuesday’s midterm election, he remains optimistic that Florida’s electorate will make a statement tonight by rejecting incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis’s bid for a second term. “Florida maybe has been a little bit asleep, but I’ll tell you what – […]

More than 4.78 million Floridians have cast ballots as early voting ends

BY: - November 7, 2022

Registered Republican voters in Florida have cast more ballots than registered Democrats going into Election Day, according to the latest numbers provided by the state’s Division of Elections website. As of this morning, a total of 2,078,121 Republicans have cast ballots via early voting or vote-by-mail. Democrats have cast a combined total of 1,757,093 votes, […]

Democrat Val Demings to run Trump ad dissing GOP Marco Rubio during upcoming Trump rally

BY: - November 4, 2022

With the upcoming Florida rally hosted by former President Donald Trump coming soon, U.S. Rep. Val Demings’ campaign on Friday released an ad on YouTube featuring clips of Trump dissing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The ad is scheduled to run on Fox News on Sunday, the same day the former GOP president plans to speak […]

Rubio, Scott (but not DeSantis) to speak at Trump-led rally Sunday in Miami

BY: - November 3, 2022

Two days from the Nov. 8 election, former President Donald Trump is hosting a rally backed by the Save America PAC for Republican candidates at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Trump will speak at 5 p.m., according to the Save America PAC press release. Noticeably missing from the list is Gov. Ron DeSantis. His […]

President Joe Biden campaigns in South Florida for Democrats Tuesday

BY: - November 1, 2022

President Joe Biden is scheduled to hold a rally for Florida Democratic candidates Charlie Crist and Val Demings Tuesday evening, just one week before Election Day. Crist faces off with Gov. Ron DeSantis in the gubernatorial race and Demings faces Rubio for the U.S. Senate on Nov. 8, with both candidates trailing in their races. […]

Black voting advocate group is running newspaper ads to encourage voter participation

BY: - October 31, 2022

With Election Day looming, a Black voting advocacy group is running advertisements in some of the state’s biggest Black newspapers to get the word out that it’s time for people to plan to get to the polls. Members of the Orlando-based Equal Ground Education Fund say that that one of their primary goals as an organization is […]

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Republicans surpass Dems in combined early voting/vote-by-mail

BY: - October 28, 2022

As of Friday morning, registered Republicans moved ahead of registered Democrats in votes cast by mail and at early voting precincts for the Nov. 8 election. More than 2.1 million voters have already voted in the Sunshine State. There have been 895,990 registered Republicans who have cast votes as of Friday morning, compared to 865,400 […]

Former Trump aide Meadows loses bid to avoid Fulton grand jury probe into 2020 election interference

BY: - October 27, 2022

Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows is the latest ally of the former president ordered to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury just ahead of a final court decision on a standing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s subpoena. A South Carolina judge ordered that Meadows must comply with a subpoena as part of […]