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GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis to run for Senate in Florida (Patricia Mazzei – Miami Herald)

DeSantis, who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012, has been openly thinking about the Senate since Rubio launched his presidential campaign last month. He has the encouragement of conservative groups such as the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a political action committee that in an April statement called DeSantis "exactly the kind of Republican we need in the Florida Senate race."... Continue here.

Good news: Florida legislature halts Medicaid expansion

Yesterday, in a piece entitled “Florida rejects Medicaid expansion, leaves 1 million uninsured,” the Wonk Blog’s Sarah Kliff reported that Florida’s legislature did what Governor Rick Scott would not – halt Medicaid expansion in the state: Scott wouldn’t be the one to “deny Floridians” a part of the health care law—but the Florida legislature had other plans. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing a budget that does not include funding for a Medicaid expansion. Unless the Republican-controlled legislature comes back for a special session later this year—which some Democrats are calling for—Florida will not expand Medicaid in ...

Florida Governor Rick Scott expands Medicaid

On Wednesday, Florida governor Rick Scott became the seventh Republican governor to back Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. From Bloomberg: Florida Governor Rick Scott supports expanding Medicaid in his state under President Barack Obama’s health-care law, at least while the federal government pays for it, a reversal of the Republican’s previous position. Scott said yesterday in Tallahassee that he’ll ask state lawmakers to back the expansion. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in June, Scott said he wouldn’t expand Medicaid, the health-care program for the poor, in Florida. Once Obama won re-election in November, ...

New Film Exposing Government Takeover of Healthcare to Premiere in Florida

Tea Party Patriots to Launch “The Determinators” in Theaters and 2,000 Homes Nationwide The Tea Party Patriots (TPP), the nation’s largest tea party organization, will premiere their new documentary on Obamacare, “The Determinators,” in Jupiter, FL on Saturday, October 6.  The film exposes the evils of the healthcare reform bill that many have forgotten since the bill was passed.  Featuring such healthcare experts as Dr. C.L. Gray of Physicians for Reform, Kathryn Serkes of the Doctor Patient Medical Association, Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute, Eric O’Keefe of Health Care Compact, and Sally C. Pipes of the Pacific Research ...

‘D.C. or Bust’: Hasner’s Switcheroo Shrinks Florida Senate Race

By Zayida Baker Republican candidate and former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, asked a Perry audience January 23 to send him to the U.S. Senate. He decided days later to switch races. At a meeting hosted by the Taylor County Republican Executive Committee, Hasner proclaimed that he wanted to win the Senate “not just with a Republican majority, but with a conservative majority.” He planned to be the only candidate to visit all 67 of Florida’s counties. He said that “being a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-freedom conservative is not always the easiest thing” in his home base of Palm Beach County, “the bluest part of ...

Gingrich Leads Tea Party Patriots Florida Straw Poll

Florida Activists Voted Following Presidential Tele Forum Washington, D.C. – Today, the Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, announced that Newt Gingrich leads their Tea Party Straw Poll in Florida with 35 percent of the vote following Sunday night’s Tea Party Patriots Presidential Tele Forum which featured questions by Florida activists and leaders of Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum (Ron Paul was invited but could not attend).  Nearly 6,000 Tea Party activists in Florida participated in the call, and 600 voted in the Straw Poll.  Tea Party Patriots do not endorse ...

Tea Party Patriots Florida GOP Presidential Tele-Townhall and Straw Poll

Tea Party Patriots is excited to invite you to attend the Tea Party Patriots Florida GOP Presidential Tele-Townhall and Straw Poll this Sunday evening at 8:00 pm local time!  The purpose of the Tea Party Patriots Florida Tele-Townhall is to give you the opportunity to better understand the issues being discussed in Florida and tell other Floridians what you think.  Questions for the candidates will focus on our core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.    Each GOP presidential candidate will have 10 minutes on the call to respond to questions that were selected by our Local Coordi...

Florida Speakers Bureau

Pamela Wohlschlegel State Coordinator - Florida Palm Beach County Tea Party Graduating as an electrical engineer, Pam worked in the power industry and in environmental monitoring.  She later earned her MS in Business Administration and spent three years working on her doctorate in Finance and Statistics.  Pam left graduate school to accept a position at Hewlett-Packard.  After more than two decades in high tech, she retired in 2006 and moved to Florida with her husband where she uses her time and talents to serve her church, play tennis, and take care of her beloved grandson when needed. Fiscally conservative and socially moderate, she had ...

Obama administration eyeing U.S. military bases to house illegal-immigrant minors

The Office of Refugee Resettlement is eyeing a number of U.S. military bases to house the influx of illegal immigrants who are unaccompanied minors. The Washington Examiner has the details: The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. "The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children referred to its care ...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night

As you've probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there's one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair - which you'll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down. So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can ...