Pols line up for Donald Trump’s undefeated-in-Florida blessing at Miami rally
FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Oct. 9, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. Trump has been teasing another presidential run since before he left the White House. But aides to the former president are now preparing for a 2024 campaign that could be announced soon after next week's midterms. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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Gov. Ron DeSantis will be appearing at an event 142 miles away, with a country singer.

“Special guest” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is at the top of a line-up of Republicans from every corner of the state coming to Miami Sunday for President Donald Trump’s official blessing.

Rubio famously feuded with Trump in 2015 when they were both running for President. But now, he and a slew of state pols are coming to be a part of what they hope will be a continuation of Trump’s winning endorsements for office in the Sunshine State.

President Trump delivered a historic red wave for Florida in the 2018 midterms with his slate of endorsed candidates up and down the ballot and molded the Sunshine State into the MAGA stronghold it is today,” says a news release announcing the lineup that also notes that Trump has 19 wins and zero losses for his Sunshine State endorsements.

“Thanks to President Trump, Florida is no longer a purple state; it’s an America First Red State,” the release says.

Notably absent, however, is Trump’s biggest and most successful endorsement from the 2018 Midterms — Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Around the time Rubio is scheduled to deliver his remarks, DeSantis’ schedule shows him in the Sun City Center Community Hall. Then, around the time former President Trump is scheduled to speak, DeSantis will be appearing with Parker McCollum, a country singer-songwriter, at the Alico Arena in Fort Myers.

The split-screen events have ignited talk that the rivalry between Trump and DeSantis — both eyeing a presidential run — is about to burst into full view.

Republican Party Chairman and Sen. Joe Gruters is scheduled to be in Miami on Sunday, making it likely he’ll miss DeSantis’ scheduled stop in Gruters’ home base, in Sarasota County. DeSantis is scheduled to be at the Universal Flight Training in East Sarasota in the early evening.

Other Republicans lined up to talk at Sunday’s event that Trump’s Save America PAC have announced are:

— Sen. Rick Scott;

— Sen. Wilton Simpson, nominee for Agriculture Commissioner;

— Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, up for re-election in Florida’s 26th Congressional District;

— Rep. Vern Buchanan, up for re-election in Florida’s 16th Congressional District;

— Rep. Matt Gaetz, up for re-election in Florida’s 1st Congressional District;

— Rep. Michael Waltz, up for re-election in Florida’s 6th Congressional District;

— Rep. Kat Cammack, up for re-election in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District;

— Rep. Byron Donalds, up for re-election in Florida’s 19th Congressional District;

—  Rep. Carlos Gimenez, up for re-election in Florida’s 28th Congressional District;

Cory Mills, the nominee for Florida’s 7th Congressional District; and

Anna Paulina-Luna, the nominee for U.S. Representative for Florida’s 13th Congressional District

Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo, is not there for the endorsement — he won his election last year. But he’ll also be speaking at the invitation from Trump’s people. He said he’s not even going to write a speech when he takes the stage at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition.

“I usually speak from the heart,” he said. “You get the crowd fired up to make sure if they haven’t voted, then they are going out to vote and they’re bringing their friends along with themselves.”

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • Joe Corsin

    November 3, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    All the biggest crooks, empty suits, and degenerates that he wiped his azz with came up to be recognized by his stupid supporters. That’s too bad that after the midterms we have Trump on the ballot… DARK GARLAND’S BALLOT. He will vote NO to Trump crime spree. He’s cooked!!!🔥

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  • Tom

    November 3, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Better for America’s Gov not to be in attendance. It’s better to have distance.
    He does not need him. He’s getting a huge win.

    Dark Garland, The AG? Utter incompetence.

    • Joe Corsin

      November 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      That’s right..you are not competent enough to vote. Used to cheer for the orange crook. Judgement skills are in the toilet.. your credibility is in the septic tank.

  • Tom

    November 3, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Better for America’s Gov not to be in attendance. It’s better to have distance.
    He does not need him. He’s getting a huge win.

    Dark Garland, The AG? Utter incompetence.

    • Joe Corsin

      November 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      Ok double post you get double smack. Whole bar!👹

    • SteveHC

      November 3, 2022 at 8:27 pm

      “America’s Governor”??? In which universe do you live? At LEAST half the country can’t stand DeSantis, just as that same half can’t stand Trump.

      • Tom

        November 3, 2022 at 8:55 pm

        What galaxy U in idiot?
        It’s well established in political circles he is America’s Gov. are you an idiot?

        Majority of Independents like him.
        He’s close to getting 60% of vote.

        Be quiet, I am the political FP legend.

        • Charlie Crist

          November 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm

          👆Legendary imbecile. Can’t spell, can’t compose a paragraph property, lie, and not competent enough to vote. Serious intellectual disability and quite possibly PERSONALITY DISORDER 👹

        • Bill

          November 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm

          If nothing else, I voted against desantis which will at least cancel out your vote and most of my fellow unaffiliated voter friends don’t like him either despite your thinking they do. I don’t doubt he’ll win but it won’t be with my help.

  • Yrral

    November 3, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    It will be raining cats and dog , through Wednesday,when a Tropical Low arrive over Florida,it may even have a little spin to it

  • David in Shoreline

    November 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    I still like Trump, but if he does anything to hinder Governor DeSantis’ rise to the White House, I will never forgive him. Trump should stick to golf. DeSantis has earned his shot at the Presidency. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime candidate and I’ve never been more proud to support a politician.

    • MAGA Forever

      November 6, 2022 at 6:54 am

      Only a RINO would support low-energy DumSantis over the greatest president in history. Little Ronnie needs to stand aside and not forget who got him elected.

      Trump will annihilate all others in 2024. After that it will be the great Kari Lake. For 8 more years. America will be great again!

    • Vicky

      November 6, 2022 at 10:02 am

      DeSantis will have his turn.,, in 2028! Trump has some unfinished business in DC! DeSantis is young and getting experienced. No need to rush him. Let him stay in Florida another few years and he’ll be ready!! Trump 2024! It doesn’t have to be two powerhouses fighting when they can work together for the whole country!

      • marylou

        November 6, 2022 at 8:20 pm

        Desantis’ cruelty is not new. It was present even during the one year that Desantis was a teacher at Darlington High School in Georgia.

        Students recalled an incident in which DeSantis dared a student – who bragged about the quantity of milk he could drink – to chug as much as he could in one sitting. The student complied and proceeded to throw up in front of dozens of other students, according to the Times.

        A former student, now a teacher, who witnessed the incident, told the Times. “I put myself in that moment, and it’s just unthinkable. There’s a cruelty to the sense of humor.” –New York Times

        Is this how you want YOUR child treated?


  • Mr. Haney

    November 3, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Republicans are.traitors.

  • Yrral

    November 4, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Desantis,singing Stormy Weather,do not know,why their no sun in the , sky,since Trump and I are not together Stormy Weather,vote early before Tropical Storm Nicole ,this week

  • Tom

    November 4, 2022 at 6:41 am

    U continue to suck Joey corsin.
    Loser, pedophile degenerate.
    Clueless. Legend of FP

    • Charlie Crist

      November 4, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Seek help for your crippling personality disorder buddy 👹

  • Elliott Offen

    November 5, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Donald Trump many frauds, thefts, grifts, and sex assaults. But Hunter’s laptop 🤡

  • MAGA Forever

    November 6, 2022 at 6:49 am

    DumSantis is low energy. Poor attempt at carbon copy of the Greatest one. Sad.

    He better watch himself or bad things may happen.

    • Charlie Crist

      November 6, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      👆 Report to FBI

  • Ken

    November 6, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Sun, November 06, 2022
    05:00 pm (EST)
    Doors Open: 12:00 pm

    Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
    10901 Coral Way
    Miami, fl 33165

    Charlie Crist and Val Demings support the following—
    *Both Support the liberal class curriculum for children. Critical Race Theory, who is a racist, LGBTQ, gender identity.
    *Biden’s Open borders policy (est 5 million have crossed to date) more tax for the middle class.
    *Both oppose Voter ID.
    *Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
    *Both opposed to the wall, (Demings voted against the wall.)
    *Supports Sanctuary cities.
    *Support convicts the right to vote from State & Federal Prisons.
    *School same sex restrooms, transgender locker rooms. (middle & high school.)
    *Both supports the liberal class room curriculum for children in critical race theory who is a racist, LGBTQ theory, gender identity.
    *Freeze on American oil production yet buying oil from other countries who pollute the environment?
    * Abortions with no restrictions.
    *Support Joe Biden policies to the letter.
    *Both support reparations from white American citizens.
    *De-fund the Police, Democrats.
    *Taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens including college, welfare, medical.
    *Both support early release, no bail releases.
    *Packing the USSC.
    *Ending the filibuster.
    *Both support Gun control.
    *Biden’s tax increases. Student Loan Forgiveness (CBO score 400 billion tax over 10 years) Inflation Recovery Act (CBO score 80 billion tax over 10 years.) There wasn’t inflation until the Biden took office.
    *Demings votes with Biden over 95% of the time.

    Val Demings campaign is financially supported by socialist George Soros. Some others Soros has funded are Raphal Warnock, Rep Ilhan Abdullahi Omar MN, Rep Rashida Tlaib MI, Rep Alexandra Ocasio- Cortez NY, and Beto O’Rourke. Soros has his sights set on Florida.


    • Elliott Offen

      November 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      After the Trump rally you’ll hear next to nothing about what he said because it was nothing but gibberish and lies and stupidity.

  • marylou

    November 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    This week graduates of Darlington High School in Georgia, where Desantis taught for one year, revealed that Desantis went to student parties where underage drinking was going on: “As an 18-year-old, I remember thinking, ‘What are you doing here, dude?'” the former student spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, the Times reported.

    Students provided at least one photo showing Ron surrounded by teenage girls who had their arms around him. Ron’s arms and hands are not visible in the photo. One of the girls is holding what is allegedly a beer bottle. An interviewed student referred to Desantis as a “hot teacher” who girls loved. Desantis only taught at Darlington for one year. —Sites including New York Times

    Accusations made by Republicans are usually confessions. Is this what’s behind the obsession with “grooming”?

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