Shock Poll: The Donald Now Leading Jeb Bush In Florida

Shock Poll: Donald Trump Leads Jeb Bush In Florida – Big Government

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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is beating fellow GOP rival – former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – in his own state, according to a new report by the SaintPetersBlog.

A St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday shows the New York businessman with 26 percent support, with Jeb Bush in second place with 20 percent,” reported the SaintPetersBlog.

In light of the poll results, Trump told Breitbart News, ” I have always loved Florida, what a great honor.”

In fact, Florida has also long loved Trump, it appears. Trump won two Statesman of the Year Awards in both 2012 and 2015 from the Tampa Bay GOP.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in at third place, and Florida’s very own Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in fourth.

“He’s followed by Dr. Ben Carson at 5 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Kasich at 4 percent, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at 3 percent. 16 percent are unsure or are supporting another candidate not named in the survey,” noted the blog.

The poll surveyed 1,902 likely Republican primary Florida voters. It was conducted July 18th to 28th with a plus or minus margin of error of 2.2 percent.

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*VIDEOS* Scott Walker: Florida Economic Growth Summit – 06/02/15


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FL Governor: Obama Resorting To Extortion In Attempt To Force State Further Into Obamacare

Fla. Gov. Suing Administration For Trying To ‘Force Our State Further Into Obamacare’ – CNS

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“It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare,” a furious Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said Thursday as he announced that he plans to sue the Obama administration.

“It’s outrageous,” Scott told Fox News Thursday night.”The federal government started a program in our state in 2006. It’s called the Low Income Pool. It’s (health care) for low income families,” Scott explained. “Now, what they are saying is they are not going to keep that program going unless the state expands Obamacare (Medicaid). So this, first off, is horrible.”

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“It sounds like extortion,” Fox News’s Kimberly Guilfoyle told Scott.

“Absolutely,” the governor agreed. “First off, you think about the families in our state that are relying on this. Second, (Supreme Court Chief) Justice Roberts said…that it’s not lawful for the federal government, for the Obama administration, to use coercion tactics, basically held a gun to our head, if we don’t expand Obamacare. They say they can’t do that.”

The Supreme Court in 2012 upheld Obamacare’s individual mandate, but it also said the federal government could not compel the states to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income people. As of this writing, 28 states and the District of Columbia have ageed to expand Medicaid. The federal government has agreed to pay 100 percent of the expansion costs through 2016, but after that, the states must pick up a larger share of the costs, and that’s what worries Scott and other governors.

In July 2012, shortly after the Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Scott announced that Florida would “opt out of spending approximately $1.9 billion more taxpayer dollars required to implement a massive entitlement expansion of the Medicaid program.”

“Floridians are interested in jobs and economic growth, a quality education for their children, and keeping the cost of living low,” Governor Scott said at the time. “Neither of these major provisions in Obamacare will achieve those goals, and since Florida is legally allowed to opt out, that’s the right decision for our citizens.”

He also noted that “Florida already has health care safety net programs for those with the greatest need.”

Scott told Fox News on Thursday that he and his attorney general are working on a lawsuit right now.

He questioned whether President Obama really cares about the low-income families in Florida for whom the federal government created the LIP program in the first place.

“And doesn’t everybody now understand that this is an administration that’s going to use coercion tactics, and when it’s appropriate, they’ll cut back funding if you don’t do another program they want?”

“One, they don’t care about the low income families because they are willing to walk away from a program. And then, two, they are using bully – this is a Sopranos. They are using bullying tactics to attack our state. It’s wrong. It’s outrageous just that they’re doing this.”

A White House spokesman, asked for his reaction to the anticipated Florida lawsuit, said he hadn’t seen “specific details.”

“But what is true is that expanding Medicaid in the State of Florida would ensure that 800,000 Floridians would get access to quality health-care coverage,” Josh Earnest said on Thursday.

Earnest noted that under Obamacare, the federal government picks up the full cost of expanding Medicaid through 2016.

“So there’s not a good reason why anybody in Florida would be in a situation of trying to block a policy that would benefit 800,000 Floridians. In fact, they would have a positive impact on the finances in the State of Florida.

“And it’s difficult to explain why somebody would think that their political situation and their political interest is somehow more important than the livelihood and health of 800,000 people that they were elected to lead.”

In a message on his website Thursday, Scott said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent him a letter this week, saying that “the furture of LIP’ and “Medicaid expansion are linked.”

“We will fight to protect the healthcare of Floridians, and their right to be free from federal overreach,” Scott said. “Our citizens already pay federal taxes that go into the federal LIP program. Now, President Obama has decided that the state must take on a larger Medicaid program, forcing our taxpayers to pay even more to government, before they get their own federal tax dollars back. This is outrageous, and specifically what the Supreme Court warned against.”

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Leftist Bigots In Florida ‘Whiteface’ Black Republican Congressional Candidate’s Campaign Sign

Black GOP Candidate’s Campaign Photograph Vandalized With Whiteface Paint – Weasel Zippers

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If only she was a Democrat then MSNBC would have a week’s worth of programming.

Via NRO:

A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.

Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tells National Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face of Smith, who is African-American. The paint job appears to be carefully done and leaves the eyes untouched, creating a very creepy effect.

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Setting A Fine Example: Judge And Public Defender Brawl Outside Florida Courtroom (Video)

Judge & Public Defender Brawl Outside FL Courtroom – Gateway Pundit

Florida Judge John Murphy and public defender Andrew Weinstock came to blows on Monday outside the courtroom.

Judge Murphy asked Weinstock to step outside where he started swinging at him.

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A supervisor says the public defender thought they were going to talk it out in the hall, but says the judge threw punches at him. view full article

This took place in a Brevard County Florida courthouse.

KMOV reported:

Things got heated between a judge and a public defender in a Florida courtroom Monday.

Judge John Murphy is heard on the surveillance camera using an expletive to describe how he will beat up public defender Andrew Weinstock.

WFTV reports it happened when the judge was pressuring Weinstock to get his client to waive his right to a speedy trial.

The two are seen walking out into the hallway.

Weinstock’s supervisor says the public defender thought they were going to talk it out in the hall, but says the judge threw punches at him.

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*VIDEO* Bill Whittle Speaks At ‘Americans For Prosperity’ Event In Tallahassee, Florida


Note: This is one of the best speeches by one of the most serious-minded, articulate and intellectually sound speakers you will ever hear.

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As DOJ Tries To Stop Florida From Purging Ineligible Voters From Rolls, Investigation Reveals Voter Fraud

TV Investigation Reveals Florida Voter Fraud, While DOJ Tries To Stop Florida From Purging Ineligible Voters From Rolls – Weasel Zippers

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Via Judicial Watch:

While the Obama Justice Department mounts a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a television news station broadcasts an unbelievable segment that proves non U.S. citizens living in the Sunshine State vote regularly in elections.

The investigative piece was aired this week by an NBC affiliate in southwest Florida that actually tracked down and interviewed non U.S. citizens who are registered to vote and have cast ballots in numerous elections. The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent about two months digging around the voter rolls in the two counties and the discoveries are dumbfounding.

In that short time, more than 100 people registered to vote in those two areas were proven to be ineligible by the reporter. A Cape Coral woman, eligible to vote in elections, was tracked down through jury excusal forms that verify she’s not a U.S. citizen. A Naples woman, who is not a U.S. citizen either, voted six times in 11 years without being detected by authorities. A Jamaican man is also registered to vote though he’s not eligible. The reporter obtained his 2007 voter registration form, which shows the Jamaican man claims to be a U.S. citizen. Problem is, no one bothers checking to see if applicants are being truthful.

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