Political Tidbits

Nov 16, 2023

Is Kamala Harris…Biden’s No. 2 Problem…WSJ columnist thinks so & wrote about it last week.  Read it here.

A key FL GOP legislator Randy Fine…dropped his support of DeSantis for President…Florida Playbook was told by Fine…he received messages from colleagues that were tinged with “envy” …” wishing they could do it but perhaps feeling stuck.”

ALERT…political parties wake up…the public…dislikes both parties…28% the highest share in 30 years of polling have unfavorable views.

Nikki Haley’s is hitting it big $$$$…she recruited Senator Mitt Romney’s Spencer Zwick who never stops when it comes to raising money…a significant development.

Senator Joe Manchin…WV’s favorite son is on a mission…to “mobilize the middle” if anyone can do it…Joe can…within days after informing America…he is not running for the U. S. Senate again…he was in Athens, Ga….no telling where he will turn up next.

JUST IN…strong debate performances by Nikki Haley has gotten the attention of the party’s big donors…in New York looking for moneyed backers who want an alternative (sorry Gov. DeSantis) to Donald Trump.  Big names seen at small meet-and-greet breakfast with financiers…BlackRock CEO Larry Fink…and an evening fundraiser co-hosted by former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn.

BTW, Florida Playbook had a piece from the Financial Times…saying Robert Bigelow, DeSantis biggest donor of $20 million criticized DeSantis for a weak campaign…and was considering back Trump.  “Bigelow said he expected the governor to contact him. But it was DeSantis’s wife Casey who called, two weeks later.”

Moms for Liberty…formed in Florida…should have gotten a wakeup call…after the 2022 elections…that voters do not support their effort to ban books and restricted discussion…in the classroom of gender and race…school board candidates backed by the group in multiple states…lost.

Speaking of political parties…friends write from WV…about the fights underway in the State GOP Committee…plus large numbers filing for statewide office…creating battles everywhere…they wonder if anything will be left of the Republican Party…after the May primary election. Attention Democrats.