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With this week seeing the start of the regular session of the Florida Legislature and being Consumer Protection Week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased his consumer protection agenda, which includes protecting Floridians from unnecessary fees, working to eliminate fraud and scams, and ensuring Florida’s insurance markets aren’t flooded with unnecessary litigation.
While some telemarketing tactics are legitimate, the practice is often associated with fraudulent activity, scams, and identity theft. The proposed legislation is sponsored by state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia.
This week, Gruters, now the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), was tapped by Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to head up a new Committee on Election Integrity which is “dedicated to restoring election transparency and ensuring voters have confidence in future election processes” and “will work closely with state parties and other stakeholders in our elections across the country on voting policies and best practices, such as ensuring poll watchers are allowed to properly observe counting processes, meaningful voter ID laws are codified, and all Americans have faith in our elections process.”
State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, has introduced the Senate version of the bill.
“It is an honor to have many of my fellow Senators, as well as leaders in our communities and state, serve in these important capacities,” said Simpson on Friday. “I have full confidence that they will diligently and effectively represent the Florida Senate and the state of Florida.”
After a pro-Trump violent mob stormed the Capitol two weeks ago, leading to the deaths of five people including a Capitol police officer, the departing president’s standing has declined in the polls. With the U.S. House having impeached Trump for a second time, the Republican ranks on Capitol Hill are cracking though probably not enough to convict him in a trial in the U.S. Senate.
Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come.
Despite getting Amendment 2 over the finish line with more than 60 percent of the vote, Morgan, who also led the charge on amendments expanding medical marijuana, said this is his last effort to change the Florida Constitution at the ballot box.
Election Day has come and gone and now we can focus on the lessons and results other than the presidential race which is still too close to call.
Over the past decade, Florida Republicans have made it a habit of winning the close ones. Rick Scott narrowly edged then state CFO Alex Sink in the 2010 gubernatorial race. Four years later, Scott held off former Gov. Charlie Crist. In 2016, Trump beat out Hillary Clinton in the Sunshine State.
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and President Donald Trump’s team are trying to get their campaign back on track--but it will difficult with COVID-19 dominating the headlines.