Tag: Florida Democrats

Florida Democrats Applaud Biden’s Handling of Hurricane Ian Response

All nine Democrats in Florida’s congressional delegation wrote President Joe Biden thanking him for his administration’s Whole-of-Government response to Hurricane Ian. On Friday, Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted for a continuing resolution to...

Charlie Crist Routing Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo in New Poll of Florida Democrats

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is crushing his Democratic primary foes as he looks to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis in November, a new poll shows. Florida Politics commissioned St. Pete Polls to look at...
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Florida Democrats Call on Ron DeSantis to Focus on Condominium Reform in Special Session

This week, Florida’s congressional Democrats called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to put condominium reform on its agenda for next week’s special legislative session and tackle the issue after 98 people died in a Surfside...

Florida Democrats Will Have Tough Time Defending COVID Policies Like Shutdowns and Mask Mandates

In April 2020, Florida Democrats attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis for not shutting down the state fast enough when faced with the COVID pandemic. Then, in May, when the governor decided to reopen Florida, Democrats criticized...

Florida Democrats Getting Ready for Election Lawsuits

In September, former Vice President Joe Biden campaign formed a “special litigation” team of hundreds of lawyers to move forward with possible election challenges if the results are close in Florida. 
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Florida Democrats Continue to Push Fixing Unemployment System

The pandemic has caused problem after problem with Florida’s current system to come to the surface. It’s been months since the pandemic shut down the state of Florida and unemployment went over 15 percent, but state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, said Republicans in Tallahassee knew when they passed a bill in 2011 to create the current system that it was inadequate.
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Florida Democrats in Congress Back VoteSafe Act From Kamala Harris, James Clyburn

A host of Democrats on Capitol Hill are backing the proposal including Florida U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Donna Shalala and Darren Soto. AHastings went to bat for the bill, which has next to no chance of getting through the Senate, on Wednesday. 

Joe Biden Routing Bernie Sanders in Florida, Poll Shows

Former Vice President Joe Biden is on track for a big win in the Sunshine State in next week’s Democratic presidential primary, a new poll shows.

Florida Democrats Want Congress to Fund Efforts Against Maduro Regime and Draw NRCC’s Fire

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) quickly weighed in and pointed to the vote of two South Florida Democrats who are expected to be top targets for the GOP in 2020. 

News From Around Florida

State Rep Wants to Expand Open Carry Most open carry proposal in Florida would have only applied to citizens with a concealed weapons permit. But now, state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, wants all gun owners...

Companies Raising Minimum Wage On Their Own as Florida Democrats Push Making it Higher

There are plenty of companies in Florida that have raised their minimum wages over the last year and some of them have plans to increase wages more in the coming months.

Florida Democrats Tout Unity After Primary

Florida Democrats say they are ready for November and have put what at times was a contentious primary behind them. Four of the five candidates who competed in last Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary appeared at an...