Florida GOP

Florida GOP Lawmakers Use Last Days Of Legislative Session To Attack Trans Rights
Florida State House Votes To Hide DeSantis’ Travel Records As He Preps 2024 Announcement
Where Things Stand: Pour One Out In Matt Gaetz’ Direction

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is crying, and pressing charges, over spilled milk.

Or wine, in this case.

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Where Things Stand: Florida State GOPers Make It Clear Boosting DeSantis 2024 Is Their Number One Job
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We’ve been covering the Florida state legislature from this perspective for some time now, as the degree to which Florida Republicans are beholden to DeSantis’ political objectives became increasingly clear. Each and every one of bills introduced in the state legislature attacking “wokeness,” diversity initiatives in schools, voting rights and the LGBT community in the past year have appeared hand-made to capture the attention of the furthest-right members of the MAGA base on a national level as DeSantis weighs a 2024 bid.

As DeSantis gears up to finally announce he’s running at the end of his state’s legislative session this month, his Republican friends in the state house gave him one final treat: the legislature passed several sweeping new restrictions on voting rights, and a change to election law that allows DeSantis to run for president and remain governor.

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Voting Rights Group Sues Florida For Registration Process That Sets Former Felons Up To Fail
Florida GOPers Flex Dinner With Trump After Snubbing DeSantis
Florida GOP ‘Fed Up’ With DeSantis’ Pre-2024 Agenda: ‘We’re Not The Party of Cancel Culture’
Trump Swipes More Florida GOP Endorsements From DeSantis
Where Things Stand: Didn’t Know Florida Could Be So Cold
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Two more Republican members of Florida’s congressional delegation have completely ignored Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plea to hold off on endorsing Donald Trump while he tricks absolutely no one into thinking he’s still mulling a presidential election.

Reps. Greg Steube and John Rutherford announced this week that they’re throwing their weight behind the other Florida resident’s 2024 bid, both issuing Trump endorsements dripping with MAGA flair.

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Florida Republican Behind ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Pleads Guilty To COVID Relief Fraud
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