Sunday, August 18, 2019
The second round of the Democratic presidential debates wrapped up on Wednesday night and now, with more stringent requirements to make the third debate, some of the candidates tried to claim their last moment in the spotlight.
Here’s a look at some of Tuesday night’s winners and losers. One major caveat. When the Democrats held their first round in Miami at the end of June, the first debate was almost totally eclipsed by the second one. With Biden and Harris back in the second debate, the same thing could happen once again.
Trump is coming back to Central Florida with news breaking this week that he will be heading to the Villages on August 6 for an event focusing on Medicare. The Villages has increasingly become a bastion of Republican support in the Sunshine State as older voters--many of whom fled high tax blue states to head to Florida--increasingly back the GOP.
With the next round of debates between the various Democratic presidential hopefuls scheduled for later this week, former Vice President Joe Biden trotted out a host of endorsements from prominent Florida Democrats, most of whom are out of office.
On Monday,  state Representative Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, a veteran and small business owner, announced he was challenging Spano. Hattersley was first elected to the Florida House last year and represents parts of Hillsborough County.
This week, Mast went to bat for Rob Jones, a Republican hoping to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va. Jones, like Mast, lost limbs when he served in Afghanistan. While Jones served in the Marines, Mast was in the Army.
Good announced on Monday that she was running against Buchanan who was first elected to Congress back in 2006.
Morning Consult released its quarterly look at where all 100 members of the Senate stand with voters in their home states and both U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., get good marks from Floridians.
“Offensive terms appearing in other DoD documents include skin color descriptions such as ‘Yellow’ for Asian Americans and ‘Red’ for Native Americans. This is quite simply unacceptable, and my legislation will see that it is fixed,” Hastings added.
With next year marking the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, earlier this year, the Legislature voted to create a  19-member Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. State Sen. Lauren Book’s, D-Plantation, proposal was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis.