Florida Republicans will consolidate around Donald Trump in February

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'It is time for Republicans to come together.'

Evan Power, the Chair of the Republican Party of Florida, has a message for undecideds in the presidential race: Get on the Donald Trump train, or get left behind.

Power announced the state GOP will vote next month to endorse the former President, who he says is now the “presumptive nominee” after the first two states have voted.

“The results of Iowa and New Hampshire make it clear that President Trump is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party,” Power said.

“To that end, the Republican Party of Florida will hold a formal vote to endorse President Trump at our annual meeting on February 10th. It is time for Republicans to come together and put 100% of our focus on defeating Joe Biden and his failed administration in November.”

Rep. Dean Black, a Jacksonville Republican and the Chair of the Republican Party of Duval County, will make the motion, breaking his declared neutrality up until now in the 2024 race.

“This primary is over and the Florida GOP is united behind President Trump! Floridians can’t afford four more years of crooked Joe Biden’s doddering weakness and ineptitude. We must stop America’s decline. We need a strong President again who has always put America First. That man is President Donald J. Trump!”

Even before DeSantis exited the race, Trump was around 60% in polls of Florida Republicans, so it’s clear the official party is following the will of the voters expected to show up in March for Florida’s winner-take-all contest.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • WhatNow

    January 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    God help us all…

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      January 24, 2024 at 7:03 pm

      Good evening WhatNow,
      Most likely you were not able to finish your Sage Post above because you Over Relaxed Your Sphincter and doodled on yourself.
      Dont worry I Earl Pitts American will finish it for you.
      “God help us all…Should our Sage Nation be fool enough to elect another Democrat as POTUS”.
      There you go WhatNow… who’ your besty?
      Earl Pitts American

      • Tommy Thompson

        January 25, 2024 at 4:02 pm

        Hey Earl, I think I know your brother Stu. Can you say hello to him for me?

  • JD

    January 24, 2024 at 6:40 pm

    Because they’re a bunch of pussies. Grow some spine and give up the orange demagogue.

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      January 24, 2024 at 7:08 pm

      Good evening JD,
      Let me know when you are ready to give up your lefty ways and enter our Sage Conversion To A Sage Patriot Program.
      Its not too late for you JD we will make your Parents proud of their wayward off-spring. Might even write you back into their inheratance JD.
      Thanks JD,
      Earl Pitts American

      • JD

        January 24, 2024 at 7:22 pm

        I only appear left because you are so far right.

        I’m right centrist, conservative. Even my parents call you all RINOs at this point.

        Lost you way. Someday you’ll realize your fealty was not deserved to DeSantis or the Orange Goon.

        Clean up your f@cking party. I’ll sit as an NPA and vote Democrat until that day.

        • The Dude

          January 24, 2024 at 8:21 pm

          Right of centrist yet voting for Biden again? It’s been a disastrous term so far for Biden and you want to give him four more years?

          • JD

            January 24, 2024 at 8:35 pm

            The Dow hit 38000 for the first time in it’s history. Under Biden.

            Lowest Jobless numbers since the 1960’s. Under Biden.

            Companies announced $300B in manufacturing investments in the USA. Under Biden.

            The Veterns PACT Act. – the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed veterans. Under Biden

            Yeah, those are a few that seem so DISASTROUS.

            Again, clean up your party and you might have some good kitchen table issues to talk about other than culture wars.

          • MH/Duuuval

            January 24, 2024 at 8:59 pm

            MAGA mites are trying desperately to defund — not the police — but the IRS. Biden’s IRS has been going after those making $400K and up; DJT’s undermanned IRS went for low-hanging fruit, such as yourself, Dud.

          • Dont Say FLA

            January 25, 2024 at 7:28 am

            IF the alternative is really gonna be another (up to) 4 years of the last loser, probably 65% of US Americans will prefer to give Biden four more years.

            Trump will be the biggest landslide loser in all of history. Trump’s going to lose like nobody’s ever seen before.

      • JD

        January 24, 2024 at 8:35 pm

        The Dow hit 38000 for the first time in it’s history. Under Biden.

        Lowest Jobless numbers since the 1960’s. Under Biden.

        Companies announced $300B in manufacturing investments in the USA. Under Biden.

        The Veterns PACT Act. – the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed veterans. Under Biden

        Yeah, those are a few that seem so DISASTROUS.
        Again, clean up your party and you might have some good kitchen table issues to talk about other than culture wars.

        • Impeach Biden

          January 25, 2024 at 5:38 am

          Why don’t you bring up the cost of fuel? How about rampant inflation, the so called “Bidenomics”? Foreign Policy? Don’t recall hundreds of attacks by terrorists on US installations under the previous administration? The Middle East, Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle? Then there is the Southern Border. I believe this country has absorbed nearly nine million illegals since day one of the Biden administration. Hang your hat on that one. The worst President and administration since Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter thanks the American people every single day.

          • Dont Say FLA

            January 25, 2024 at 7:26 am

            Everybody, IBS prefers the previous loser to the winner and current office holder.

            IBS, Now that everybody knows, you can stop trying to convince us. We believe you. That’s your preference. Got it.

          • Tom

            January 25, 2024 at 7:58 am

            Fuel – historically low during the pandemic under trump, record gouging after pandemic ended because of OPEC and under biden and now at a low of $3.181 per US gallon.
            Rampant inflation – record low during pandemic under trump, globally through the roof after pandemic ended under biden and now 3.4% with full employment.
            Terrorist attacks, yep, they’re a thing but given that Russia invaded Ukraine and Hamas attacked Israel, and given our level of military support in both conflicts, hardly surprising and unlikely to stop. We could keep writing love letters to Kim Jong Un or kiss Putin’s backside some more, maybe withdraw from NATO – I guess that’s what keeps everything under control. Afghan withdrawal, trump set all that up with a non negotiable date and biden had no choice, nor would the taliban negotiate on us pulling out. That’s all on trump and messy or not, we’re better off for it.
            Souther border, yep, congress needs to fix that and seeing as republicans hold the house majority, they really should get to it. Comprehensive immigration reform would be a good thing but apparently, hunter biden’s laptop is more important.
            Give or take the price of groceries, which is definitely worse in Florida, I’m making money in my 401K and things are pretty stable without the day to day brain farts of a raving narcissist/lunatic/moron like trump.
            PS: I’m not a democrat, I’m not overly progressive and I definitely think biden is too old to run but I’ll vote for him any day over republicans with the culture wars and whatever policies they have (I’ve not heard anyone articulate a single policy yet other than taking revenge on whoever they think wronged them).
            James Buchanan is rated as worst with our boy trump at second. Carter doesn’t even rate a mention.

          • JD

            January 25, 2024 at 8:30 am

            I’ll address your other points, but many Americans think Jimmy Carter was the only President in Living memory that actually walks his positive moral.

            Can you say that about the orange goon? Sure he walks his negative morals, but who wants that in a leader?

          • JD

            January 25, 2024 at 8:37 am

            Your issues like fuel costs, inflation, and immigration requires a rear-view mirror look at Trump’s administration. For instance, fuel prices are influenced by global factors, including Trump’s deal with Saudi Arabia to cut oil production, which had lasting impacts beyond his presidency. Inflation is a multi-faceted issue, with contributing factors like Trump-era tariffs and trade policies, along with demand for certain good and “greed-flation” by corporations. On immigration, many of the challenges at the Southern Border, often attributed to Biden, have roots in policies from Trump’s administration, such as stringent border controls and changes in asylum policies, which contributed to a backlog and other systemic issues.

            Look to your Orange Goon for most of the problem that Biden has had to clean up – and did a damn good job so far. And if you look historically, that’s been happening since Reagan.

          • JD

            January 25, 2024 at 8:43 am

            In the Middle East, U.S. involvement has evolved over decades, with Trump’s administration managing relationships and conflicts such as the Syrian civil war, building on the policies of previous presidents (include Clinton, Bush 2, and Obama). In Afghanistan, Trump’s significant decision to negotiate with the Taliban and establish a timeline for troop withdrawal set a course that the Biden administration later followed through with. So trying to pin those on one President is BS.

            You’re just big mad because someone called your orange goon a bad name. He sucked as a leader, as a businessman, a husband, and generally all around human being. How he represents people’s interests is either telling about what they care about and their morals or their level of awareness.

          • Michael K

            January 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm

            whatabout whatabout whatabout.

      • Beverly Brevity

        January 25, 2024 at 4:46 pm

        Good to see you use fewer words now that DeSantis lost and the brown wind is out of your sails, Earl.
        Just can’t get it up for Trump as much as you did for DeSantis, huh — the word count, I mean.

  • MH/Duuuval

    January 24, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Calling all crooks — DJT needs you!

    “A Russian-American businessman based in Miami is suspected of making nearly $23 million from alleged insider trading involving former President Donald Trump’s media company, according to the Miami Herald. The businessman, Anton Postolnikov, is the owner of a Caribbean bank that caters to the porn industry and also reportedly loaned $8 million to Trump’s media company. Postolnikov, who owns a few residences on exclusive Fisher Island in Miami, is the nephew of a former high-ranking Russian government official who at one time was a staffer for Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to media reports.” (online Politico)

    • MH/Duuuval

      January 25, 2024 at 2:36 pm

      Turns out that in the waning days in offic3 after J6 DJT gave Boeing a waiver that now seems to have given Boeing a free hand to self-inspect. Not a good look, if you have to fly these days.

  • Dont Say FLA

    January 25, 2024 at 7:23 am

    Push him back into the ocean, please.

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    January 25, 2024 at 7:31 am

    Trump better be tired of all the winning by the time the GOP Primaries have finished.

    LOL @ the G0P, picking their biggest loser. What a bunch of stools

  • wake up yall

    January 25, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Draft evader. Rapist. Bankrupter. Pussy Grabber. Poop diaper. Spray tan. Multimillion dollar debtor. Pathological liar. Election denier. Insurrectionist. Defendant. Stinky. Campaign bling all made in China. Tramp!

    • Impeach Biden

      January 25, 2024 at 9:17 am

      Why didn’t your boy Joe Biden serve? Hmmmmm. Another Draft Dodger.

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 25, 2024 at 9:27 am

        Biden’s older son was a combat vet who died of service-related injuries. That’s enough for one family to give, wouldn’t you say?

        • Impeach Biden

          January 25, 2024 at 9:51 am

          You call that leadership? The old guy avoids serving yet his son serves. How do you know his cancer was service related? Then there is Hunter. How long did he serve before he got kicked out?

          • MH/Duuuval

            January 25, 2024 at 2:44 pm

            You’re on thin ice with the comment about Bo. Vets with Agent Orange and later those exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan have had to fight uphill for decades to get the VA to provide them the medical care they need and were promised.

            And, yes, hell yes, it’s enough for one family to give up one member in a lifetime.

            As for draft dodging, there are more examples of this in US politics — starting with DJT’s spurious bone spurs — than you have fingers and toes.

      • JD

        January 25, 2024 at 11:53 am

        Biden obtained five student deferments while attending college and law school during the Vietnam War era, which was a common practice at that time. After completing his education, Biden was examined for military service and received a medical deferment due to a history of asthma in his teenage years. This deferment was based on medical grounds and was not a matter of Biden actively seeking to avoid service, but rather a result of the medical standards for military service at the time.

        • The Dude

          January 25, 2024 at 1:05 pm

          Well JD your words not mine. At the start of this thread you labeled some people as pussies. Well Joe Biden fits that description perfectly. Education deferment and suddenly asthma. Wasn’t this guy a lifeguard, even an athlete at one time? He was using every trick in the book to avoid. Yes, he wasn’t the only one. This is the clown that was looking at his watch like he was bored when 13 service members were brought home dead from Afghanistan on his withdrawal debacle. Thank God he wasn’t my CIC By the way you are about as conservative as Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar and company.

          • JD

            January 25, 2024 at 2:10 pm

            There’s a separation between conservativism and MAGATism. They’re not mutually inclusive of each other. I’m the former and any comparison in your mind to the folks you listed is only in your mind from the slim interactions here.

            As for Biden’s service deferments, them’s the facts. Interpretation of them are like a butthole and opinion. Just about everyone has got one and usually they stink.

          • The Dude

            January 25, 2024 at 2:40 pm

            I’m no MAGA guy JD and you certainly are no conservative. That’s my opinion and it don’t stink😄

          • MH/Duuuval

            January 26, 2024 at 9:52 pm

            DJT inked the deal with the Taliban and set a withdrawal date that Biden implemented.

      • TJC

        January 25, 2024 at 5:03 pm

        It is speculated that exposure to burn pits may have triggered his brain cancer, although that hasn’t been proven. Many who were exposed have fallen ill, and it may take years before any links become clear. But all you have to do is look at the Camp Lejeune disaster and the history of agent orange to see the possibilities.
        Besides, the point is, Beau Biden served his country, just like you. If it irritates you to hear someone say his death was service related, you’d be best off letting it go. Arguing about it makes you sound small.

        • Impeach Biden

          January 25, 2024 at 5:46 pm

          I have a friend that is dying of brain cancer as well. He did not serve. So who does he blame for his unfortunate condition? It’s sad that it happens and it is terrible. Bottom line is there is no proof that Beau’s cancer was service related.

          • MH/Duuuval

            January 26, 2024 at 12:10 pm

            A little logic might be helpful here. Your friend has a terminal disease but didn’t serve in the military. Bo Biden died of a similar disease and had been exposed for a period of time to a burn pit. This is apples and oranges. Get it? Your friend can’t possibly place the origins of his illness on military service, but Biden’s family can make that case. Thousands of vets would disagree with your illogical statement and your failure to apply current science.

          • TJC

            January 26, 2024 at 3:56 pm

            There’s no proof that it isn’t service related. Thousands were poisoned at Camp LeJeune, thousands were poisoned by agent orange, and years passed before the military would acknowledge the deadly mistakes made. “Bottom line is” you are making yourself sound small by arguing the point. He served.

    • Dont Say FLA

      January 29, 2024 at 9:09 am

      You forgot “Such a sore loser that he became literally covered in open, red sores”

  • Josh Green

    January 25, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Bunch of spineless Yes Men.

  • Linwood Wright

    January 25, 2024 at 10:49 am

    All i’m reading here is that Florida Republicans support rape.

    • Monica

      January 25, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      Bill Clinton says hi. Whatever happened to Anthony Weiner? Talk about an appropriate name. 🤣

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 25, 2024 at 5:44 pm

        Still going commando?

      • Linwood Wright

        January 30, 2024 at 3:27 pm

        Whataboutism is all you have, eh?

        You support a RAPIST, but you’re making excuses for it.
        I hope you don’t have any daughters. They would be ashamed of you.

  • Dancing Outlaw

    January 25, 2024 at 11:13 am

    Whatever Trump’s red sores are, I hope they’re contagious.

  • Biscuit

    January 25, 2024 at 5:31 pm

    “Florida Republicans will consolidate around Donald Trump.”
    Not a surprise. Just look at any pile of cow poop and you’ll see how the flies “consolidate” around it. They think it’s yummy. They’re flies.

  • Floridas G0P blew their load too soon

    January 29, 2024 at 9:12 am

    It’s still January but Florida Republicans already consolidated around Donald Trump. Florida’s G0P evidently has PE. It explains their obsession with little girls. Got PE? Little girls don’t know any better.

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