Florida Democratic Party Needs to Get Its Act Together (OPINION)

Florida Democrats can turn things around, but it will take a long-term plan, cohesive economic messaging that appeals to working people, year-round voter registration, permanent offices offering tangible services, and electing down-ballot candidates to build a bench.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Amid GOP Gains in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost Is 1st Gen Zer to Win House Seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 10:21 PM

Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)

For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Florida’s Latino Independents Lean Republican in Futuro Media Poll

After Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters in Florida revealed high support for Gov. DeSantis and the Republican Party, Latino Rebels spoke to respondents to get a better sense of the political environment in a battleground state that is quickly becoming a crimson stronghold for the GOP.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

In Futuro Media’s First-Ever Political Poll, DeSantis Has Highest Favorable Rating With Florida Latino Voters

In the first battleground state political poll from Futuro Media that spans three key states and issues important to the U.S. Latino community, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has the highest favorable rating with the state’s Latino voters in the leadup to the 2022 midterms.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 6:00 AM

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

People Trapped, 2.5M Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 8:28 AM

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:48 AM

‘Boricuas’ in Florida at Epicenter of Housing Crisis

The lack of affordable housing has been exacerbated by the pandemic, but it’s a systemic problem that goes back much further.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)

The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Gov. DeSantis Making Florida a Place of Intolerance (OPINION)

Once again, Florida Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is failing to condemn neo-Nazis holding demonstrations in Florida. He and his Republican colleagues are creating an environment in Florida where hateful individuals and groups are emboldened.

  • Jul 26, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

I’m Suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Attacks on Free Speech, Press (OPINION)

The First Amendment has protected advocacy journalism in America since the founding of this country. Unfortunately for press freedom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stomped on that tradition by declaring his administration to be government regulators of journalism.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Haitians Aiming for Florida Keys Outpace 2021 Migration

The rise in the desperate and sometimes deadly voyages on overloaded vessels comes amid deepening political instability, skyrocketing inflation, severe fuel shortages, and a spike in gang-related violence and kidnappings in Haiti.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 2:57 PM

Florida Sen. Scott: ‘Not Enough Support in Congress’ for Puerto Rico Statehood

Scott’s words should fall hard on advocates of Puerto Rican statehood, as he has been one of the movement’s most prominent proponents in government.

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • 12:27 PM

Migrant Minors Dispute Pits Florida Against Catholic Church

The debate over whether to deter or accommodate minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents has pitted Florida’s Catholic governor against the state’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • 1:51 PM

Where Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Amidst the Omicron Surge? (OPINION)

In an episode reminiscent of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s infamous flight to Cancún as his state grappled with one of the worst environmental disasters in decades, Gov. Ron DeSantis is missing in action as Floridians struggle with an ongoing public health crisis.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Venezuelan Girl Beaten by Students at Florida Middle School (VIDEO)

The students at Southwest Middle School in Orlando, Florida were making fun of how Leonela Caballero spoke, and when she answered back and told them her nationality, they rushed her and started beating her.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

Florida Gov. DeSantis Raises Millions From Finance Industry While Selling Out Working-Class People (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a man who, while focusing on his own ambition, consistently sells out working-class Floridians to some of the greediest people in the country.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 8:49 AM

OPINION: DeSantis Keeps Refusing to Prioritize Disasters in Florida

What is DeSantis doing while this public health disaster unfolds and 38,741 Floridians die so far under his watch? He is selling anti-mask campaign merch.

  • Jul 26, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

What Really Happened With Central Florida Latino Voters in 2020?

“Observing the precinct data, a clear trend that is hard to ignore quickly emerged: The higher the proportion of Puerto Rican voters in a given precinct, the higher the proportional support for Joe Biden was in the 2020 presidential election in that precinct.”

  • Jan 19, 2021
  • 5:41 PM

For Florida Democrats, Failure Can No Longer Be an Option (OPINION)

We cannot afford a continuation of the Republican trifecta that has controlled both chambers of the Florida Legislature and Governor’s mansion for 20 years.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 1:22 PM

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