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Florida Republican gubernatorial primary heats up

President Trump supports Rep. Ron DeSantis; Peter Doocy reports.

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On the roster: A defining debate for Florida policy – Both parties see increase in primary voters – Farm bill can be heard delayed in the Senate: How would you say, in Greenville,… -, paper -, plastic -, or reptile?

A DEFININGa DEBATE FOR FLORIDA POLICY
ORLANDOOther than give us a chance to get a pair of Mickey ears and grab a fried grouper sandwich, why is Fox News hosting the Florida Governor election debate tonight?

It’s pretty simple: What happens in Florida politics right now, could play a role, more than in any other state.

Florida, with 29 electoral men, the same as in New York and more than in any state except California and Texas. By the time we get to 2020-census, the “Sunshine State”, at least 3 million new residents since 2010, and ready to be a member of an elite club of three elections heavyweights.

Most importantly, Florida is the largest swing state by far. The shape of America’s political future will be decided in the main part of what do the voters here. So, we tend to be more the direction and the intensity of the political winds in Florida than in most places.

No Democrat Governor of Florida was elected in 24 years. And in this period, the candidates that the Republicans have accepted, have tried to stick to the model made by Jeb Bush in his eight years – a conciliatory kind of conservatism.

These two things can change this year.

Democrats seem to be coalescing around former Miami Beach mayor Phillip Levine, the richer than Croesus in the cruise-ship business, and then turned his focus to the policy. He runs as a moderate pragmatist, with a “get it done” mantra. If he actually has the upper hand over top rival, Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of longtime Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, in the Aug. 28 primary Levine is, uses a different kind of opponent than Florida Republicans.

Levine ‘ s deep pockets, convincing delivery and the willingness to fight on behalf of liberal causes, like gun control and the environment – is very popular with Floridians –could be very troublesome in a state that is more likely to litigate country-wide race between the ideological 40-yard lines.

But how will the Republicans react? Today’s debate has a lot to say about the.

It is difficult for a device to everything at the age of 43, but the leader, Adam Putnam has managed to do this. He won election to the state Parliament at the age of 22 years, served two terms with his rural Central Florida district before winning a seat in the house, and as the youngest member of Congress at the age of 26 years. He was for a decade a popular and reliably conservative member of the house. In 2010, he ran for and handily won election as state agriculture Commissioner.

Where you live, the agriculture of the Commission may not be a big deal, but it is in Florida. The state has about 47,000 farms generate almost $9 billion per year, and the Agency monitors much more than just farms. Most importantly for tonight, though, it is one of five National -, state-level elected offices. He won twice, and in 2014, the top vote getter in the state.

Ron DeSantis, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer.

Only 36, he has represented a heavily Republican house district in the North-Eastern part of the state since 2013. He won for the first time in a crowded six-way primary, in which his background as a Marine lawyer and former Federal Prosecutor with a double-Ivy-League diplomas, and helped him stand.

In Congress, he has aligned himself closely, first with the populist freedom Caucus. First of all, as a staunch enemy of the Obama administration, and now as one of the most outspoken advocates of President Trump, DeSantis was an almost ubiquitous presence on cable news.

He has a back seat no one in his efforts to derail the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , and work to discredit the FBI, both of which have made him a darling of the MAGA Republicans all over the country.

DeSantis has tried to bring to make that a scorched earth approach to the race here, but so far, that is still not enough to make a difference. Polls here have shown again and again, him rear edge of the better-known Putnam, wide margins. With two months to go and all eyes in Florida politics in a ballroom here at the Gaylord Palms Resort, he has the chance to try, reset the race.

He can show, to rule that he is willing to, a diverse, growing condition of 21 million? Can he also show that he is ready for a General election fight in a state that is among the most the just is divided into American politics?

Can Putnam adapting to the new populist tone in his party?, without renouncing to the traditional, conservative policies, which have already made him one of the most popular and successful politicians in the state

We find out tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, when moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will start you on the heart and kidneys.

THE RULES: THE DIFFERENCE IN OPINION
“Who but a superficial acquaintance with the sources from which they are drawn, will recall a variety of instances; and those who have a tolerable knowledge of human nature, you are no longer in need of such lights to their opinion either of the reality or, to the extent the Agency.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 6

TIME OUT: FLORIDA’S FIRST TOURIST
History: “in the vicinity of present-day St. Augustine, Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast, and claimed the territory for the Spanish crown. Although other European navigators may the of Florida have spotted the Peninsula, Ponce de Leon is credited with the first recorded landing and the first detailed study of the Florida coast. The Spanish Explorer was in search of the ‘fountain of youth’, a fabled water source that was said to have eternal youth. Ponce de Leon the Peninsula, which he believed to be an island, La Florida because his discovery occurred during the time of the Easter feast, or Pascua Florida. it is named In 1521 he returned to Florida, in an effort to establish a Spanish colony on the island. However, hostile Indians attacked his expedition moved soon after landing, and the party in Cuba, where Ponce de Leon died from a fatal wound suffered during the battle. Successful Spanish colonization of the Peninsula began at St. Augustine in 1565, and in 1819, the territory passed into US control under the terms of the Florida purchase Treaty between Spain and the United States.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average level of agreement:
from 41.8 percent
Average of the refusal:
with a high of 51.8 percent
Net Score:
-10 Points
The exchange of one week:
1 points
[On average contains: Gallup: 41% approve – 55% lean; CNBC: 41% approve – 47% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 43% approve – 52% lean; USA Today/Suffolk University: 43% approve – 51% oppose; CNN: 41% approve – 54% lean.]
Control of the house
Republican Average:
41.6%
Democratic Average: 48 Percent
Advantage:
Democrats plus 6.4 points
Change from a week ago:
democratic advantage by 0.4 points
[Average, includes: USA Today/Suffolk University: 45% Dems, 39% of GOP; Quinnipiac University: 49% Dems 43% GOP; CNN: 50% Dems 42% GOP; Gallup: 48% Dems 43% GOP; the Monmouth-University: 48% Dems 41% GOP.]
BOTH PARTIES SEE INCREASE IN PRIMARY VOTERS
The hill: “An increase in voters has prompted the enthusiasm to throw millions more Democrat ballots in the primary elections this year, turnout explosion in front of the mid-term elections, in which the motivation is the key to the party’s chances of reclaiming control of the house. However, Republican voters are not going to show up in higher numbers than in the previous medium-term cycles, a sign that the GOP is the sealed fate of apathetic conservatives, who from the day of the election, but the voters open to persuasion from both sides. The Hill analysis of primary elections in 30 States so far, until Tuesday night, competitions, shows voters turning in both parties in higher numbers than in the last two elections. Nearly 13.8 million people have voted in the Democratic primary contests this year — 5 million more than the 8.7 million who have voted in the same States in the 2014 midterm elections, according to information managed by state elections offices.”

Dems come closer to the solution of the ‘super delegate’ disagreement – WaPo: “The Democratic National Committee two-year debate on his presidential primary rules came closer to resolution Wednesday as the key rulemaking body voted to curtail the power of the unpledged delegates called “superdelegates’ — at the next convention. At the end of a three hour telephone conference for the public was opened, the rules and articles of Association, the Committee adopted a compromise that emerged from lengthy negotiations between supporters of Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 campaign, and the followers of sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In the past, superdelegates course on the convention for all of the candidates were able to vote in the first election. The new rule superdelegates vote would prohibit, until a second ballot, or, in the case of a candidate came to the convention with enough delegates pledged, deserves to be in the primaries and Caucasus to secure the nomination.”

Obama on the campaign – CNBC: “the Former President Barack Obamawas shut down, when it comes to the taking of President Donald Trump and the Republican party. That’s not going to last much longer. The most high-profile member of the Democratic party, is expected to hit the campaign trail for the house, Senate and gubernatorial candidates in the midterm elections, while the leadership of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The timeline is fluid, but the former President is expected to have an impact in September…”

FARM BILL IN ARREARS, IN THE SENATE
Politico: “the Senate leadership is the aim of holding a floor vote on the farm bill this week is now in doubt as a key farm-state lawmakers are working to address a new demand of sen. Marco Rubio on the determination that the promotion of agricultural trade with Cuba. The Florida-Republicans on Wednesday said on Twitter that he would block all of the new changes to the farm bill unless the Senate votes to strike a provision which will be issued in USDA funding for the foreign market development programs would allow the adopted in Cuba — or to senators that his proposal to prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars that are spent for the company in the possession of the Cuban military After a full day of debate on Wednesday, the Senate just cleared had a manager package, by unanimous decision, contains 18 mostly non-controversial changes, including a new protection for pollinators and regulations, the funding for the milk-donation program and raise the catastrophic coverage level under a policy of insurance for milk producers.”

The judgment of the judge: Let ‘ s be constitutional – This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano ask, if immigrants are deported without a trial: “The forced separation by the government of the children by their parents without a trial, if there is neither a danger to others child abuse or abduction, or both. If the Federal authorities of the President to bring to such a morally repulsive behavior-whether as a negotiation technique to the political opponents to the negotiating table or force it to go the immigrants home-there are public Prosecutor’s office because of the acute and long-term damage they have caused to the children. … If he had asked his lawyers first, he learned that there is no legal basis for its official aversion to due process”. More here.

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Trump, Putin summit date set for the 19. July in Helsinki – AP

Trump calls his followers the “super elite” – The hill

The Congress is refusing to Finance the construction of the new Guantanamo-prison – McClatchy

AUDIBLE:
AS YOU WOULD SAY, IN GREENVILLE,…
“Whatever you have to finish it, hell, because this country is torn apart.” –Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., said the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein in terms of the long-running Russia agreement sample at the Thursday hearing.

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PAPER -, PLASTIC -, OR REPTILE?
Miami Herald: “A two-metre alligator has walk in Lakewood Ranch English on his own, earlier this month. Researchers have calculated that a 17-year-old boy, they say, grabbed the alligator from the wild and made it all the way in the convenience store. Around 2:30 P.m. 15. June, someone fell out of the gator at the Wawa at 14510 state road 70 in Lakewood Ranch, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies responded and called the fish and Wildlife Commission sent a trapper from the Wawa. The two-foot alligator was relocated to a suitable environment, according to the FWC, and was not injured. On Friday, the teenager was issued a citation, charging it with illegally or harvesting of an American alligator, a second-degree misdemeanor. The teenager was not arrested, but informed that you are to appear in court on may 21. July.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“In a culture where everything from textbooks, TV SATs has been renormed and dumbed down, one should be grateful for an intellectual challenge.” – Charles Krauthammer , writing in the Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2000.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? Sign up here.

Chris Stirewalt, Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in July 2010, and serves as politics editor in Washington, DC

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