Last Call for 7.25.22 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

A digest of the day's politics and policy while the bartender refreshes your drink.

Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.

First Shot

The new list of the 100 most influential Floridians in state politics will be revealed in the forthcoming edition of INFLUENCE Magazine.

Set to debut later this year, the fall edition of INFLUENCE Magazine will profile the 100 people who leave the biggest footprints in Florida politics — who are not in elected office.

From lobbyists and major donors to academics and journalists, the INFLUENCE 100 is the benchmark for recognizing Florida’s political elite.

Think Fortune 500 just for Florida’s influence industry.

Right now, we are accepting nominations for who should be considered for inclusion in the INFLUENCE 100. We also are looking for panelists to serve on an ad hoc selection committee.

The bar has been set pretty high for this list. We’re talking about Mori Hosseini/Nick Iarossi/Eric Silagy territory here, so aim high with your suggestions.

Again, this is a list of influencers, not elected officials, so you won’t see Ron DeSantis or Buddy Dyer. But it could include politicians out of office such as, say, Richard Corcoran.

Please email me at [email protected] with your suggestions.

Evening Reads

—“Donald Trump v. Ron DeSantis: Young conservatives debate GOP’s future” via Jill Colvin of The Associated Press

—“GOP insiders think DeSantis could beat Trump in 2024. Here’s how.” via Andrew Romano and Tom LoBianco of Yahoo News

—“Nikki Fried camp scoffs at Charlie Crist’s negative turn” via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics

—“Gov. DeSantis’ Office rejects Fox Biz anchor’s ‘moronacy’ attack” via A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics

—“Al Lawson takes aim at Gov. DeSantis at ‘Flip Florida Blue’ event” via Aimee Sachs of Florida Politics

—“Congressman Byron Donalds faces old challengers, newcomer in CD 19 via Amy Bennett Williams of Naples Daily News

—“How far can it fall? AAA says gas prices dropped another 17 cents” via Scott Powers of Florida Politics

—“Hospital care at home? Orlando Health asks state for the OK” via Christine Jordan Sexton of Florida Politics

—“Reggie Gaffney goes negative on Tracie Davis in SD 5 race” via A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics

—“The impending miseducation of Florida’s schoolchildren” via Diane Roberts of the Florida Phoenix

—”Big hospitals provide skimpy charity care — despite billions in tax breaks” via Anna Wilde Mathews, Tom McGinty and Melanie Evans of The Wall Street Journal

—“‘Florida Sheriff’ adds to notorious ‘Florida Man’ legacy” via Freida Frisaro and Curt Anderson of The Associated Press

Quote of the Day

“Instead of going for the kill, instead of going for the win right now and helping the Ukrainians when they’re at their weakest, we’re going to fiddle fart around and just provide just enough rather than help them with what they need.” 

— U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, on the shortcomings of U.S. foreign policy in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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One comment

  • Joe Corsin

    July 25, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Vote RED for rich grifters and rich people
    Vote RED for far right propaganda to brainwash stupid people into supporting people who merely shovel money to the rich
    Vote RED for right wing religious police state

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