Joe Biden aims to drive GOP contrast in Florida a week out
President Joe Biden arrives to give treats to trick-or-treaters on the South Lawn of the White House. Image via AP.

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The Democratic leader is still making Florida a priority.

President Joe Biden is heading to Florida to underline the contrast between the Democratic and Republican agendas, blasting the GOP over proposals to undo prescription drug price caps and change Social Security and Medicare.

Biden’s trip Tuesday will include taxpayer-funded remarks in Hallandale Beach, where the White House said he would highlight Republicans’ “very different vision” for America. Also on Biden’s schedule are a fundraiser for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and a rally for the state’s Democratic Party, including Senate candidate Val Demings.

The visit to Florida, where Democrats are trailing in both the Senate and the gubernatorial races, may appear counterintuitive just one week before polls close in the midterm elections when so many other races are tighter. Yet Biden allies say it exemplifies the President’s efforts to go where he can be helpful — Florida Democrats are hoping Biden can help boost base turnout — but also to drive a message that vulnerable Democrats can amplify nationwide.

Biden has avoided appearing with some of the Democrats’ most embattled candidates, including Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, but his aides insist he can be helpful from afar by talking about GOP policies they believe voters find objectionable. Biden is set to campaign in New Mexico on Thursday, California on Friday and Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Biden has seized on Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s February proposal to sunset all federal legislation after five years, which the President says would require Congress to reauthorize Medicare and Social Security, as emblematic of what he’s termed the “ultra-MAGA” agenda Democrats are running against.

Besides Scott’s plan, the White House said Biden would emphasize other GOP proposals that affect older Americans, including raising the retirement age and repealing Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers and the $2,000-a-year cap on out-of-pocket drug costs included in Democrats’ August health care and climate law.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


11 comments

  • just sayin

    November 1, 2022 at 7:40 am

    As a conservative, I really don’t want Joe to come campaign in Florida. Republicans already have a comfortable lead in every important race. I’d prefer he spend his time showing off his intellect, dignity, and proven success record in Georgia and Arizona.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 1, 2022 at 8:44 am

      Send Joe to Pennsylvania too.🤣

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  • Elliott Offen

    November 1, 2022 at 7:53 am

    There will always be neo nazis in government on the state level and in Congress until the GOP is declared a national security threat and eliminated. What we can’t have though is a neo nazi in the presidency again. I think everyone who cares about the country and isn’t stupid understands that now. Vote blue in 2024, 2028, and 2032.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 1, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Yup. Those of us that care about this country and want a secure Southern Border will vote Red next week. Did you know illegals that are flooding this country right now get put on Medicaid after two weeks. No wonder they come.

      • Elliott Offen

        November 1, 2022 at 8:55 am

        😭 Illegals! Fentanyl candy! Muslims! Communist! Be afraid! Be very afraid!
        Vote for far right mad men, grifters, and empty suits!!!!!😭

        • Impeach Biden

          November 1, 2022 at 9:45 am

          How many are you willing to sponsor Corsin, Offen, Crist, Fake Tom?

    • just sayin

      November 1, 2022 at 10:05 am

      Yes, the only way to preserve democracy is to keep the same party in power for the next fourteen years and beyond. There must be only one party in power if we truly want to live up to our democratic ideals.

  • Claude Kirk the younger

    November 1, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Misinformation Alert:
    The headline has been deemed misinformation along with the remainder of the article. Due to the fact it misleads the feble-minded into the erronious belief that Joe Biden has the ability to make decisions about anything. We are waiting 24 hours for the Florida based business to remove this dangerous repost of an AP article or face a $50,000.00 fine for each day this misinformation remains on the public domain.

  • Yrral

    November 2, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Florida is red,wonder why a hurricane always has target for Florida, even on election day Google Florida Tropical Storm

    • just sayin

      November 2, 2022 at 7:38 am

      Yes, God is a 21st century white liberal and punishes Florida with hurricanes because 25% of its population votes a certain way. Follow the science!

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