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The latest from Ron DeSantis: Florida governor sparks 2024 bid amid Disney and NAACP spat

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Speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Conference in Orlando on Monday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis outlined his vision for maintaining and even growing a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Washington Post The report states that he proposed that should he be elected president and serve two full terms, the number of conservative justices could rise to seven out of a total of nine, indicating that John Roberts (who is sometimes considered liberal are in favor of the judges) and Sonia Sotomayor to be substituted as may be required.

“So it’s possible that in those eight years, we have an opportunity to strengthen the justices … make improvements with Alito and Thomas as well as really with those other guys, and if you were able to do that, You will have a 7-2 conservative majority on the Supreme Court that will last a quarter of a century,” Mr. DeSantis said to thunderous applause.

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 17:50

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It appears that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped the “FL” from his personal Twitter handle and has acquired the @RonDeSantis handle from its previous owner.

It appears that his team has also ditched the Sunshine State from his handle, becoming @TeamRonDeSantis.

An official announcement of his candidacy is expected this week as he files paperwork and meets with donors, has already visited several early primary states and begun a short international trip.

On Monday, Senator Tim Scott entered the race to be the Republican nominee and received a surprisingly warm welcome from the current leader of the pack, Donald Trump (who surprisingly also dissed DeSantis in the same post).

oliver o’connellMay 23, 2023 17:38

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is brushing off any concerns about the NAACP issuing one formal advice Warning travelers that the Sunshine State is “openly hostile” toward black people, people of color and LGBT+ people.

Independent People contacted Mr. DeSantis’ office on Monday about the May 20 advisory issued by the largest and oldest civil rights organization in the United States.

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 17:30

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Trump bashes DeSantis, sharing surprisingly positive response to another 2024 challenger

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 17:00

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Governor Ron DeSantis is asking that a federal judge be disqualified from a First Amendment lawsuit filed by Disney against Florida’s governor and his appointees, claiming the jurist’s prior statements in other cases interfere with the state’s efforts to acquire Disney World. But his impartiality has been questioned. Governing Body.

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 16:30

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During his own stint in the White House in 2018, Mr. Trump loudly supported Mr. DeSantis’ bid for the governor’s mansion, throwing his weight behind the former congressman and appearing at rallies to stomp for him , played a key role in the narrow defeat of the Democratic candidate. Opponent and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Since then, however, a great deal of water has passed under the bridge and the two men are now increasingly hostile towards each other.

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 16:00

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Organizers based in the city of St. Cloud outside Orlando announced Thursday that they have canceled the upcoming June 10 event, saying they know it is “unsafe to hold this event.”

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 15:30

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz found himself infuriated on Sunday after the late civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter attempted to invoke Dr. King’s legacy to attack the modern incarnation of the anti-racism movement.

Mr. Cruz used Dr. King’s name in his own tweets attacking the NAACP, one of America’s oldest and best-known anti-racism organizations.

john bowden There is a story.

oliver o’connell23 May 2023 15:00

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Jack Sweeney, a student at the University of Central Florida, created a Twitter account called “@DeSantisJet” that tracks the whereabouts of the plane Mr. DeSantis uses.

Alisha Rehman Sarkar Report.

oliver o’connellMay 23, 2023 14:35

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Ron DeSantis teased his 2024 bid while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando on Monday.

As a subtle swipe at Donald Trump he announced his plan to run for eight years – something Mr Trump cannot do after already serving four years.

Mr. DeSantis also vowed to “protect” the Christian faith and family during the event.

“My first act as governor, after being sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, was to return to the governor’s residence … to baptize my son, Mason,” he said.

Rachel Sharpe23 May 2023 14:00