Florida

Florida Survives Category 5 Liberalism

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press propagandized relentlessly for Gillum, who was flush with money from George Soros and Tom Steyer, while kneecapping the scrappier DeSantis over minor lapses, and Gillum still couldn’t win. Notice also the media’s silence about Obama. Yet again the darling of journalists shows himself to be a crappy campaigner for others. But it appears that a slight majority of Floridians still fear left-wing pols who threaten to seize money more than Republicans capable of making some.

Latino voters in Florida could help Republicans win in key races

Salena Zito, New York Post

This is Florida, where hurricanes, pythons and local issues like the caravan of Latin Americans approaching the border dominate the conversation. “First of all, let’s make something clear. To me, there’s a big difference between an immigrant and an illegal,” one voter said. “And in all fairness to everyone, you have to follow the law.” Two Latino candidates from two Latino majority districts could help the GOP keep their House majority on Tuesday. And, in the richest of ironies, voters who dislike Trump but are now leaning Republican could make all the difference.

The monkey with a well-done nothingburger

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Barack Obama practically invented charisma. But who you calling articulate, man? Here’s Barack Obama, the man himself, campaigning at Kent State University in Ohio, on Sept. 3, 2007: “I come from Chicago. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too. You know, whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction.” You could look it up, as Casey Stengel used to say. We’ve clearly got enough monkeys to go around. And maybe one or two we don’t really need.

It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

John Fund, Fox News

The primary season for Campaign 2018 is now nearing a close. In most of the key races in the November midterm elections, voters will be given a clear choice between a candidate favorable to President Trump’s policies and someone who wants to upend them. Unlike many previous midterm elections, this November will truly represent a choice and not an echo.

Trump’s Unconstitutional Gun Confiscation Plans

What President Trump's proposal does is violate the Fifth Amendment to make it easier to violate the Second Amendment – a demonstration of just how far afield from the Constitution Republicans will stray when not securely moored to constitutional conservative principles.

Second Amendment In Jeopardy In The House Next Week

Democrats are working with gun-control groups to find a way to politicize the Parkland, Florida killings to their advantage for November's midterm elections. Democrats don’t really want to do anything that will help identify and stop troubled people from killing, they want to milk these tragedies for political advantage and the GOP's squishy Capitol Hill leaders are ready to help them.

Second Amendment Shows The Limits Of Trump’s Transactional Presidency

As conservatives gathered at CPAC to celebrate a successful first year of the presidency of Donald Trump the President’s response to Nikolas Cruz’s crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the limits of Trump’s commitment to conservative principles and the conservative agenda.

'We Have to Do Something'

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The biggest problem with the gun control debate has been its failure to boil down slogans to proposals. That problem won't be alleviated so long as the media insist on putting mourning teenagers on television with the chyron "DO SOMETHING." Something is nothing unless someone puts some actual proposals on the table.

Florida School Shooting Reveals Epic Government Failures

While the anti-gun crowd demands that the federal government ban the AR-15 and any other gun that they think looks like an “assault weapon,” what the latest revelations about the government and police failures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell us is that, as things stand now, waiting for the police to come and protect you from the next Nikolas Cruz is a death sentence.

Ben Stein Is Not A Gun Guy, But…

Ben Stein is an eminently sensible guy, but like many eminently sensible sounding proposals, his proposal that the United States government should ban the AR-15, and similar so-called “assault weapons,” is a cop-out to avoid fixing the real problem; parents and government officials who ignore and cover for antisocial, near feral, humans like Nikolas Cruz until they kill someone.

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

Election Night Report: Donald Trump is keeping it tight in swing states, prepare for an all-night nail biter

The pre-election narrative was practically a coronation for the new queen Crooked Hillary, the only problem being the vote totals aren’t turning out that way.

Florida's I-4 corridor: Where presidents get picked

Adam C. Smith, Tampa Bay Times

Ultimately, what makes the I-4 corridor such impeccable territory for picking presidents is that it is America: Midwestern, Northeastern, Southern. Country, city, suburban. Black, white, Hispanic. Native, transplant, agricultural, high-tech. Young, old, mostly middle class. And constantly changing.

Are Conservatives Coming Around To Trump?

CHQ's endorsed candidate for the open Senate seat in Florida, Congressman Ron DeSantis, yesterday issued a strong statement calling for Republican unity behind Donald Trump. In a state that fielded two of Trump's competitors in the GOP primaries DeSantis' statement took some guts, especially given that one of his earliest and biggest backers - the Club for Growth - have been leaders of the #NeverTrump movement.

Rubio facing a dark day in Sunshine State

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Rubio trails GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by double digits in recent polls, a stunning development few would have predicted in spring 2015 when the rising star launched his White House bid in Miami. Simply put, if Rubio loses Florida’s primary, he’s finished in 2016, and there will be many questions about his political future.

In Florida, Trump and Rubio run final lap on different tracks

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump’s Florida total: one rally and one town hall in a week. It wasn't exactly the schedule of a man who is terribly worried about the state's 99-delegate winner-take-all prize. By contrast, Marco Rubio spent the week camped out — the words of one key aide — in Florida in what has increasingly seemed like a doomed effort to win his home state.

Tea Party’s plan to replace Marco Rubio

Andrea Drusch, National Journal

Florida’s Tea Parties have already consolidated around the Senate candidacy of Rep. Ron DeSantis and now there are signs that establishment groups like DeSantis as well, making DeSantis the perfect conservative candidate to replace Marco Rubio in the upper chamber.

FL Judge Clears Way for Gay Marriage

Arian Campos-Flores, Wall Street Journal

A federal judge cleared the way for same-sex couples in Florida to begin marrying Tues., a victory for gay-marriage supporters in the nation’s third-most-populous state.

Florida Now #3, Passes NY in Population

Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg

Florida, with 29 electoral votes, is the nation’s largest swing state in presidential elections, siding with both Republican and Democratic candidates. The most-populous states are Democratic California and Republican Texas.

Encouraging Signs for GOP in Early Voting

Rick Moran, American Thinker

After this election, Dems may rethink their strategy about early voting. We find that early voting totals in Nevada, Iowa, Louisiana, Colorado, and Florida all favor the GOP.