Nikki Fried claims Jacksonville voters rejected Ron DeSantis’ ‘radicalization’ of GOP
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'People are starting to reject the radicalization of the Republican Party.'

Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried says one reason Democrats had a good night in Jacksonville Tuesday was because of Ron DeSantis.

Specifically, Fried said, because voters in the Jacksonville mayoral race, the race for Duval County Property Appraiser, and City Council were consciously rejecting the “radicalization” DeSantis has brought to the Republican Party.

“It’s happening here in Florida that people are starting to reject the radicalization of the Republican Party. And certainly the Republican Party under Ron DeSantis who has taken our state in such a dangerous direction,” Fried said on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out” Wednesday.

“You saw even in the results last night that the Republicans did outpace us when it comes to the actual voters, but you saw almost 13,000 crossovers between NPA’s and Republicans,” Fried said.

Fried noted that the Republican in the race for Mayor, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce CEO Daniel Davis “went even further right” in his unsuccessful campaign against Democrat Donna Deegan, a former newscaster who will be the city’s first female Mayor.

Indeed, Davis held events down the stretch with a January 6 protester hosting, as well as with right-of-center members of the Duval County School Board and the state Board of Education.

Fried noted that Jacksonville’s rejection of DeSantis had downballot effects, including the election of Joyce Morgan, a City Council member who will be Duval County’s first Black and female Property Appraiser, and wins in City Council races, too.

DeSantis endorsed Davis and the Republican candidate for Property Appraiser, Jason Fischer, but ultimately offered little support beyond posing for pictures and offering quotes for the candidates. His tepid endorsements have received criticism from the right also, notably from DeSantis’ chief political rival, former President Donald Trump.

“In a big upset, the DeSanctimonious backed Republican candidate for Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, LOST. This is a shocker. If they would have asked me to Endorse, he would have won, easily. Too proud to do so,” Trump said.

“Fools! This is a BIG LOSS for the Republican Party,” Trump added. “Remember, ‘Rob’ only won because of me!!!”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Michael K

    May 17, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    She’s correct.
    The backlash against intolerance, bigotry, and authoritarianism has begun.

    • Earl Pitts American

      May 17, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      Dook 4 brains comment Michael K.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 18, 2023 at 8:23 am

      As it turns out, distractions about trans kids and drag queens have failed to distract from the actual danger to our children: getting murd3r3d at school by a magafreak with an AR15

  • Tom

    May 17, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    I’m sure there are more than a few people who voted for him that now have regrets. I think she might be on to something.

    • Earl Pitts American

      May 17, 2023 at 8:06 pm

      Dook 4 Brains Comment Tom.

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 17, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Good evening America,
    When both Nikki Fried and Donald Trump are telling the same dook 4 brains lie about our beloved “America’s Govornor” I, Earl Pitts American become moved to step up my official announcement.
    I was holding back out of respect to Former President Trump but now…..deuces on that.
    Brace yourselves America.
    Here it is America:
    “Good evening Ladies and Gentelmen I give you The Next President of The United States of America Ron Desantis”!!!!!!!!!!
    Queue Patriotic All American Music Cranked Up All The $ffin Way And Rip The $ffin Knob Off!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • FrankieM

      May 18, 2023 at 12:08 am

      Earl, you need to write for theOnion.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 18, 2023 at 5:56 am


        • Elliott Offen

          May 18, 2023 at 3:40 pm

          👆 Report this pedophile for trying to lure kids on here.

  • Antifa PizzaGaetz

    May 17, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Be Kind, Or Else

  • Impeach Biden

    May 17, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    Why does this site give any press to Nikki Fried? She has been on a personal vendetta against DeSantis since she somehow won the Ag Commissioner title four years ago. The people of Florida got wise to her nonsense, posting her sorority picture on all the states gas pumps using that election to seek her main goal as Governor of Florida. She got routed by flip flopper Charlie Crist and her fake scientist Rebekah Jones is as nutty as Fraud is. Just go away Nikki. Move to Kalifornia where your people are.

  • Impeach Biden

    May 17, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    Ah yes the moderator kicked me out. Free speech is dead on this board. Thank God for people like Elon Musk exposing left wing sites like this that will not show opposing view points. No wonder most of this site now has nothing but fraudulent polling with Trump vs DesSantis. Free thinkers know what is going on.

    • FrankieM

      May 18, 2023 at 12:07 am

      Paranoid much? Put the brownies down.

      • Impeach Biden

        May 18, 2023 at 5:10 am

        Not at all. You can’t say anything negative about Nikki Fried in this board. This site protects her from criticism.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 18, 2023 at 8:21 am

          Hey there IB Syndrome, I get the ole “your comment is awaiting moderation” sometimes. I suspect the keywords are possible “violins” rhetoric. I have yet to have a comment fail to pass moderation that I’ve ever noticed, but it does take them some time to get it done, at which point relevancy has usually passed but what can ya do. Check back later. Your anti-Freed comment will probably show up eventually.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 18, 2023 at 9:02 am

          Maybe the real issue is that you, IBS, possibly can’t criticize a woman without using misogynist language and saying stupid shit like how she should be ray upped and that sort of unfortunate type of thing the MAGA people will say about any and every woman with whom they have even the most minor disagreement in world view and/or opinion.

    • Tom

      May 18, 2023 at 7:36 am

      I have comments moderated all the time and I’m pretty sure I have an opposing point of view to you. The chatbot just searches for words, not necessarily context. As for our favorite narcissist with a megaphone, I’m pretty sure musk is interested in nothing more than lining his own pockets but feel free to be a free thinker, get all rebellious and move to twitter. He’ll thank you for it.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 18, 2023 at 8:50 am

        Good morning Tom,
        Good sharing on how the chatbot works. Often I, Earl Pitts American, will subistute a character for a letter, ex: pretend Chicago is a chatbot banned word. But you want to not only use that word, but you want to go above and beyond and take it to a more meaningfull descriptave level -“$hitcago”. There you go 1) the chatbot is totally blind to $hitcago 2) everyone knows and sees your pure genious.

        And things like HeII: chatbot is totally blind to He followed by two capital letter i’s [above]. And most folks have no clue you are the chatbot master – heck most folks think you spelled out the real “bad” word.
        So the moral of the story: work chatbot’s @55 dont let chatbot wirk your @55.
        Oh Tom one more small almost irrelevant thing:
        I, Earl Pitts American, take umbrage to you incorrectly putting Musk ahead of me, Earl Pitts American, I have nobody above my, Earl Pitts American’s, narcissiam and my, Earl Pitts American’s, super large megaphone and my, Earl Pitts American’s, super large ego. Deuces on Musk.
        Thank you Tom,
        Earl Pitts “Most Loved Most Hated” American

    • Earl Pitts American

      May 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      Thats just part of a vast left wing dook 4 brains conspiricy. If you look at that criminal its 100% clear its H¥nter 8iden.

      • Elliott Offen

        May 18, 2023 at 3:39 pm

        👆 Report this fkn pedo to Florida Politics for trying to lure kids on here. Report to FDLE and FBI as well.

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