Florida

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

Election Night Report: Donald Trump is keeping it tight in swing states, prepare for an all-night nail biter

The pre-election narrative was practically a coronation for the new queen Crooked Hillary, the only problem being the vote totals aren’t turning out that way.

Florida's I-4 corridor: Where presidents get picked

Adam C. Smith, Tampa Bay Times

Ultimately, what makes the I-4 corridor such impeccable territory for picking presidents is that it is America: Midwestern, Northeastern, Southern. Country, city, suburban. Black, white, Hispanic. Native, transplant, agricultural, high-tech. Young, old, mostly middle class. And constantly changing.

Are Conservatives Coming Around To Trump?

CHQ's endorsed candidate for the open Senate seat in Florida, Congressman Ron DeSantis, yesterday issued a strong statement calling for Republican unity behind Donald Trump. In a state that fielded two of Trump's competitors in the GOP primaries DeSantis' statement took some guts, especially given that one of his earliest and biggest backers - the Club for Growth - have been leaders of the #NeverTrump movement.

Rubio facing a dark day in Sunshine State

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Rubio trails GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by double digits in recent polls, a stunning development few would have predicted in spring 2015 when the rising star launched his White House bid in Miami. Simply put, if Rubio loses Florida’s primary, he’s finished in 2016, and there will be many questions about his political future.

In Florida, Trump and Rubio run final lap on different tracks

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump’s Florida total: one rally and one town hall in a week. It wasn't exactly the schedule of a man who is terribly worried about the state's 99-delegate winner-take-all prize. By contrast, Marco Rubio spent the week camped out — the words of one key aide — in Florida in what has increasingly seemed like a doomed effort to win his home state.

Tea Party’s plan to replace Marco Rubio

Andrea Drusch, National Journal

Florida’s Tea Parties have already consolidated around the Senate candidacy of Rep. Ron DeSantis and now there are signs that establishment groups like DeSantis as well, making DeSantis the perfect conservative candidate to replace Marco Rubio in the upper chamber.

FL Judge Clears Way for Gay Marriage

Arian Campos-Flores, Wall Street Journal

A federal judge cleared the way for same-sex couples in Florida to begin marrying Tues., a victory for gay-marriage supporters in the nation’s third-most-populous state.

Florida Now #3, Passes NY in Population

Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg

Florida, with 29 electoral votes, is the nation’s largest swing state in presidential elections, siding with both Republican and Democratic candidates. The most-populous states are Democratic California and Republican Texas.

Encouraging Signs for GOP in Early Voting

Rick Moran, American Thinker

After this election, Dems may rethink their strategy about early voting. We find that early voting totals in Nevada, Iowa, Louisiana, Colorado, and Florida all favor the GOP.

Charities Taking Care of Unaccompanied Minors Getting Big Fed. Grants

Marianela Toledo, Daily Signal

Florida nonprofits have taken in more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who illegally crossed the southern border, but those organizations are being paid handsomely by taxpayers for doing so.

Satanists to Distribute Religious Materials in FL Public Schools

Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times

The Satanic Temple has announced that it will provide pamphlets on Satanism to students in Orange County, Florida, in response to a school board decision that allows for religious materials to be disseminated in public schools.

Florida’s Pam Bondi: One AG Who Stands For The Law

Despite the angry protests and venom spewed at her from her detractors — Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has been true to her oath and right on the issues; that’s why we endorse Pam Bondi for reelection as Florida’s Attorney General.

If Your Child Is In A Portable Classroom Thank An Illegal Alien

American taxpayers and neighborhoods will keep footing the bill for the lawless immigration policies of Democrats like President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown through higher taxes and a lower quality of life for as long as voters allow these policies to continue. Sign our petitions to stop new federal spending on illegal children and to defend America's borders.

Endangered Governors List: GOP Edition

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

While the Senate looks to be breaking in one direction, gubernatorial mansions across the country appear poised to swap parties. Republicans have a batch of vulnerable governors, but none are as embattled as those in Pennsylvania, Maine, and Florida. 

Illegal Alien Disaster Awaiting Your School District

Obama's open borders policy could cause a disaster when school starts. Local officials are not being told how many illegal alien children are being released in their school districts. No one knows whether these children have had any immunizations, how old they are, or how long they will stay.

FL County TEA Party Endorses Incumbents in Local Races

Sara Kennedy, Bradenton Herald

Tea Party Manatee, a FL county organization, has issued endorsements for the Aug. 26 primary election, choosing Republican Gov. Rick Scott to head its slate, and also recommending Manatee County Commissioners Michael Gallen and Robin DiSabatino.

New Law Bans Abortions If Docs Determine Baby Can Survive

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

FL Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that moves the Sunshine State into the forefront of states protecting the unborn by banning abortion in cases where a doctor determines a baby can survive outside the mother’s womb. 

We Love Rand Paul, But… UPDATED With Statement from Senator Paul's Office

UPDATED ARTICLE: We said Senator Rand Paul missed the boat when he made comments in opposition to voter ID laws because those laws are "offending people," now his office has sent us a clarification putting his remarks in the full context that The New York Times left out. 

Teacher Bans Bible From Class, Humiliates Christian Student

The Right Scoop Staff

A boneheaded teacher callde a Christian student's parents in front of the entire class to tell them his Bible was not allowed in class. The Liberty Institute is now representing the Rubeo family. They are demanding that the student be allowed to read his Bible during free reading time.