President Donald Trump headed to Florida as part of a six-day election tour in eight states hoping to help Republicans heading into the midterm election.
Speaking to reporters, Trump called Florida one of his favorite places and noted that Rep. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) campaign was going “very very well.” That isn’t entirely accurate. As DeSantis continues to go further right, he’s suffered more in the polls.
According to the polls from the University of North Florida, Mayor Andrew Gillum is now up by six points.
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is also in a tight race with Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). The Senator is ahead of Scott by five points, according to a Reuters poll.
The state will be one to watch for the youth vote as well as Parkland students have worked to register and mobilize high school and college students voting in their first elections. Most of these registrants are not reflected in polling models as there is no record of their past voter participation. They’re also more likely to have cell phones over land-lines and many polling firms call land-lines voters and do estimations based on a formula for the cell phone factor.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. EST (but Trump often runs behind). Watch below:
‘You morons’: Republicans unleash a flood of mockery as they ask Sondland if he was involved in ‘drug deals’
During a back-and-forth with GOP counsel Stephen Castor, US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, was asked his thoughts on previous closed-door testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton, who characterized Sondland's dealings with Ukraine by using the metaphor of a "drug deal."
The metaphor caught on with other GOP questioners, such as GOP House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Devin Nunes, causing some to wonder if he even knows that Bolton was being metaphorical. Nunes' comments prompted some pushback from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who told him that "no one thinks they're talking about a literal drug deal here. Or a drug cocktail. The import, I think, of [Bolton's] comments is quite clear, that he believed that this bargain, this quid pro quo ... was not something he wanted to be a part of."
GOP senators lob out excuses to avoid watching impeachment hearings: ‘Took my kid to school’
European ambassador Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony sent shock waves through Washington D.C. on Wednesday -- but they seemingly weren't felt by Republican senators.
Per CNN's Michael Warren, multiple GOP senators said on Wednesday that they were not watching Sondland's testimony, which directly implicated President Donald Trump in a quid-pro-quo scheme with Ukraine.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), for example, said that he "took my kid to school" instead of watching Sondland, while Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he was busy "chairing my own hearing."
Ken Starr says ‘it’s over’ for Trump: Democrats know ‘the president in fact committed the crime of bribery’
Former independent prosecutor Ken Starr suggested on Wednesday that President Donald Trump impeachment could now be a sure thing.
Following the testimony of European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, Fox News host Bret Baier called the witness "very damning" for Trump -- and Starr agreed.
"We've gotten close to the president," Starr said of Sondland's testimony. "The president may have covered himself by saying no quid pro quo, the record is muddled. So we have Gordon Sondland's understanding. It doesn't look good for the president substantively."
Starr compared the current process to the articles of impeachment that were drafted against President Richard Nixon.