John Morgan backs Joe Biden for president

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'He called me. I said yes.'

Orlando personal injury attorney and political rainmaker John Morgan is throwing his support behind Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election.

“He called me. I said yes,” Morgan told Florida Politics.

Morgan once was one of the go-to kingmakers for Democratic candidates in Florida. His Lake Mary house has hosted fundraisers for the likes of both Clintons, Barack Obama, and Elizabeth Warren, and he held one for Biden at a hotel. But since 2015 Morgan has reduced his partisan activities, insisting he’s no longer a Democrat, as he’s focused his attention on state initiatives, first to legalize medical marijuana, and now to increase Florida’s minimum wage.

But he still gets out in the partisan lanes occasionally, and still has pull within the party he disavowed.

Morgan announced his endorsement shortly after former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, one of last year’s unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidates praised Morgan’s #RaiseTheWage campaign, even as he bemoaned the rise of the progressive wing.

“I agree @MayorLevine. I have much respect for so many running. Many have been in my home. Many are good friends. I am going with @JoeBiden,” Morgan tweeted Monday.

“Now is the time to think with our heads and win not just the battle, but the war. Joe is ready day one.”

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


  • Cogent Observer

    May 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Obnoxious and Creepy. Respectively.

    When, hopefully, Biden is defeated, he can join the ambulance chaser under a new business name: Obnoxious & Creepy, P.A.

  • Mary Pezzi

    May 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I would never vote for Biden, who thinks things are “fine” as long as big-money investments are making money for the corporate-dems. He and Pelosi, and all the rest of the Clinton Democrats have failed to push back Reaganomics that changed everything. All boats used to rise together – on average all earnings across economic lines rose about 70% from 1945 to 1979, compared to what happened from 1980 to 2009 that saw low-wage workers’ pay rise only 15% compared to the 95% gain of the top 20% and the absolute breakout earnings 260% rise of the 1%. This was by design due to massive tax cuts under Reagan, Bush and now Trump that are based on the sorry excuse of “trickle-down” theory that masks wealth transfer. The Democrats need to fail big-time until they stop recruiting Republicans to run as Democrats (especially in Florida) that are given the DCCC endorsement and support to primary Progressive Democrats!!!!! I will not vote for ANY corporate-Dems on the list of 21 for POTUS. Biden is the top of that list, with a son who “earned” $50,000 a WEEK doing the bidding of Ukraine business while Biden was VP.


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