Florida Five: Dems could surge with new map, New law effective Friday

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Redistricting ruling could bring Democratic resurgence in Florida Senate — In a ruling that could dramatically alter the balance of political power in Florida, a Leon Circuit judge on Wednesday adopted a map of 40 state Senate districts proposed by voter-rights groups. The new maps give Democrats, who have been politically irrelevant in the Legislature for much of the past 15 years, a chance to regain a majority in the Senate. Read more

Lawmakers propose reducing scratch-off ticket sales – It’s always odd to hear Florida legislators, mostly Republicans, say they want to run state government like a business. And it’s even more unusual to hear business-minded conservatives express some social conscience when money is concerned. So how come Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, and Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, want to reduce sales of state government’s most profitable stock in trade? Read more

Human trafficking law goes into effect Friday – Expect a new sight at Florida strip clubs starting Friday. In an effort to curb human trafficking and help victims find safety, state lawmakers last year mandated that signs be posted in “a conspicuous location” to advertise a hotline they can call or text for assistance. Read more

Paul Ryan doubles down on support of Carlos Curbelo – U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is going to bat for a congressman in South Florida and Democrats are looking to make an issue of it. On Monday, Ryan sent out a fundraising email on behalf of U.S Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., who is expected to be a top target for Democrats in the 2016 elections.  Read more

Jeb Bush cancels Iowa TV buy, shifts money to ground game — Jeb Bush’s campaign is canceling its Iowa television advertising buy and shifting money to double staff on the ground in January, the final month before the high-stakes Iowa caucuses. The news will raise questions about whether the former Florida governor might pull out of Iowa given his fifth-place status here, with just 6% support of likely GOP caucusgoers.  Read more

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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5 thoughts on “Florida Five: Dems could surge with new map, New law effective Friday

  1. DavidBocc says:

    It’s way past time that we change to word Democrat to either Socialist or Communist because of the FACT that today’s Democrats support this ideology for America..
    How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

    “There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to
    create a social state. The first is the
    most important.”

    1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people

    2)) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are
    easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for
    them to live.

    3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to
    increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

    4) Gun Control– Remove the ability for people to defend themselves from the
    Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

    5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and
    Income)

    6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of
    what children learn in school.

    7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.

    8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will
    cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the
    support of the poor.

    Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

    Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest
    by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as”Useful
    Idiots.” The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have
    seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the
    U.S.

    1. lynn says:

      Everything above is on the Global Agenda List. The Global Agenda led by the Council on Foreign Relations, the avowed leader of HRC, seeks control by subjugation. Bernie Sanders is about freedom to live with dignity.

      1. DavidBocc says:

        Sanders said for a start he will tax businesses 92% and will give free everything to all you “Useful Idiots” as the Communist Party in America calls YOU. If that’s DIGNITY…count me and all REAL Americans out.

      2. Debra says:

        I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to interest you in.

  2. LittleRoot_48 says:

    Looks like our decision to relocate from our home state of FL was the right one. It’s been going down the liberal crapper for years and this will finish it off.

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