"It was all about Volusia County's Republicans — and their hard-won, impressive string of triumphs."

OUR VIEW

In Volusia, GOP triumphed

The big question, in any day-after election analysis: Why did things go the way they did? In Volusia County, up and down the ballot and with very few contradictions, it's clear: Instead of the semi-predicted “blue wave,” Volusia County saw a red rally that extended far past the marquee governor and U.S. Senate contests.

In fact — for the first time that we can find, well, ever — Volusia County will have no Democratic representation in the Florida Legislature. Meanwhile, GOP-identified candidates at county and city levels did well, and Volusia County's support for Ron DeSantis as governor, and Rick Scott for U.S. Senate, was far more thundering than the state's squeakythin margin.

The next few weeks will be spent sorting out what went right for local Republicans. But a few things are already clear:

• Local folks got it done. Speaking to The News-Journal's Mark Harper, Volusia County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Tony Ledbetter called it a “perfect ground game,” and it's not a hollow boast. The local GOP operation was disciplined and enthusiastic, with hundreds of volunteers and a daily flotilla of social-media posts. It's tempting to think that Volusia County Republicans were galvanized by the shocking shoot-up of their storefront office in South Daytona a week before the elections, but the reality is that the operation was already running at high efficiency and seemingly never skipped a beat. That probably played a significant role in the next point.

• Non-party-affiliated voters — widely expected to break for the Democratic side of the ticket — clearly leaned red in Volusia County. The local GOP advantage in registrations is relatively slight; 140,751 Republicans to 137,169 Democrats. But both Scott and DeSantis won here with more than a 10-point spread.Perhaps local nonpartisan voters were focused mainly on issues that didn't take center stage — like the economic gains, particularly with a surge of new jobs in Volusia County. But it's also likely that many were looped in by get-out-the-vote operations. Compare that to Duval County, a former GOP stronghold that is slipping into the blue category — not only has that area's Republican leadership lost their grip on overall registrations, they couldn't convince enough non-affiliated voters to their side to prevent Gillum from claiming victory there.

• While many national Republicans were running away from Trump, most Volusia County Republican candidates were running with him. That was clearly the right call. Tuesday's results firmly established that polling (including approval ratings) is seriously underestimating the controversial president's appeal. And the local Republican slate extracted maximum mileage from the simmering anger that followed the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

• The last factor may be the biggest: In many races, the GOP simply fielded better candidates. Start with Congressional District 6. The Republicans looked at Gov.-elect DeSantis' success there, and nominated a nearly identical replacement — Michael Waltz, a young, telegenic ex-military officer with an established national profile. The tougher, savvier play was to recruit DeLand native Elizabeth Fetterhoff who (pending a recount) appears to have defeated incumbent state Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach in District 26. Fetterhoff was able to match Henry's political dynasty with deep roots of her own, but her appeal went far beyond that, mixing experience and acument. Within 48 hours of her qualifying in the spring, Florida Politics editor Peter Schorsch had tagged her as a candidate to watch.

It's telling that Democrats couldn't hold onto a seat held by a competent if not stellar incumbent state representative with a well-known name, in a district drawn to favor Democrats. Volusia County Democrats did claim a few surprising victories, most notably Barbara Girtman's likely displacement of incumbent County Councilman Pat Patterson (also headed for a recount).

But overall, the Wednesday-morning quarterbacking was all about Volusia County's Republicans — and their hard-won, impressive string of triumphs.

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Lots of Work - Lots of Winning - Lots of Love For America

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They Lost.

Florida Won.

Thank You...Thank You....Thank You
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Well, it was a long line day outside many polls and a challenging level of address changes inside many polls. Our presence though made a great difference. Our colorful shirts outside and always pleasant smile and sometimes "have a nice day" responses to many angry Dems.
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helped to assure that our voters had informed direction. Many, many followed that direction and the smiles and "thank you" responses as voters left the polls made it rewarding. The "watching eyes" inside the polls kept the workers committed to doing the voting process correctly.
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We had a few disappointments among our candidates, but the huge majority of our Republicans were elected. That`s why we do what we do. That`s why you do what you do. We help to get Republicans elected in Volusia County.
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Soooo....the 2020 campaign begins today as the Dems start their attacks and President Trump keeps up the good fight. I can just imagine that it`s going to be an amazing couple of years leading up to 2020. We will be calling you again...you know we will.
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Thank You...your hard work and commitment paid off.
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Tom and Nancy Coriale

President Trump Has Tweeted About the Election Results--

Here's What He Had to Say

Leah Barkoukis
Posted: Nov 07, 2018 6:28 AM
President Trump Has Tweeted About the Election Results--Here's What He Had to Say

After campaigning for Republicans all across the country leading up to Election Day, President Trump called the results of the midterm elections a “tremendous success.”

"Thank you to all!” he tweeted.

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!

The president then quoted Ben Stein, author of “The Capitalist Code,” about the Republican victories on Tuesday.

“‘There’s only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election. Mr. Trump has magic about him. This guy has magic coming out of his ears. He is an astonishing vote getter & campaigner. The Republicans are unbelievably lucky to have him and I’m just awed at how well they’ve done. It’s all the Trump magic - Trump is the magic man. Incredible, he’s got the entire media against him, attacking him every day, and he pulls out these enormous wins.” 

He also agreed with a take by Fox News’s David Asman, who said: “How do the Democrats respond to this? Think of how his position with Republicans improves-all the candidates who won tonight. They realize how important he is because of what he did in campaigning for them. They owe him their political career.”

“Thanks, I agree!” he said.

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Received so many Congratulations from so many on our Big Victory last night, including from foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals. Now we can all get back to work and get things done!

Update: "Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well," he later tweeted on Wednesday morning. "Those that did not, say goodbye! Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!"

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ELECTION DAY - NOVEMBER 6, 2018

It is Election Day 2018, and a divided America is heading to the polls.

By Scott McIntyre for The New York Times

THIS. IS. IT.

The President Needs Our Prayers .. And Our Votes 

Pastor Andrew Brunson prays for President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House

Lord God, I ask that you pour out your Holy Spirit on President Trump. That you give him supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him. I ask that you give him wisdom on how to lead this country into righteousness. I ask that you give him perseverance and endurance and courage to stand for truth. I ask that you protect him from slander from enemies, from those who would undermine. I ask that you make him a great leader for this country. Fill him with your wisdom and strength and perseverance, and we bless him. May he be a great blessing to our country. In Jesus' name, we bless you. 

Amen

© LifeZette 

Predicts victory in the Sunshine State despite the big spending against him by liberal monied interests

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Turnout is Everything.

RED WAVE RISING

© The Gateway Pundit 

The blue wave is now a bygone figment of a liberal Hollywood fantasy.

FINAL EARLY VOTING

58,535 Republicans voted.

But in Volusia County .. that still leaves many GOP voters Missing In Action. Where are they?

Registered Voters as of 11/01/2018
(Includes Active and Inactive Voters)
 

Republicans

     
 

140,740

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Three liberal justices are leaving the Florida Supreme Court. Our next governor will pick the replacements.

Florida's next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year's gubernatorial campaign.

The court's one-page ruling Monday says "the governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies" triggered by those mandatory retirements. 

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Florida branch of the League of Women Voters and Common Cause.

Read it at FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 

Can you guess the kind of justices

Governor Gillum will appoint?

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Nancy Soderberg is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Planned Parenthood exploits taxpayer funds

to increase partisan activism: report

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Read it @ LIFE SITE NEWS

The upcoming midterms may decide whether Planned Parenthood continues to get more than $500 million from taxpayers every year.

YOU CAN 

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VOTE FOR 

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“You will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process." 

"This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you.”

“This will be the election of the caravans, the Kavanaughs, law and order, tax cuts, and you know what else? .. It's going to be the election of common sense,” President Trump said at a rally in Illinois on Saturday night. “Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border.”

NELSON, GILLUM, SODERBERG WANT OPEN BORDERS & SANCTUARY CITIES 

 

 

 

 

 

 TO STOP THEM.

GO VOTE.

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Our Republican Party headquarters targeted by gunfire

GUNMAN SHOOTS OUT WINDOWS OF GOP OFFICE

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Republican Party HQ hit by gunfire in Volusia

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Chairman Tony Ledbetter

By Mike Springer WFTV@mspringerwftv
SOUTH DAYTONA — The windows of Volusia County’s Republican Party headquarters were found shot out Monday morning and four bullet holes were discovered inside the offices.

Police were investigating shattered glass and fallen campaign posters that littered the sidewalk outside 2841 S. Nova Road, a strip mall near Reed Canal Park.

Inside, volunteers pointed to bullet holes in the walls and ceiling.

“We have never had any kind of vandalism before at a Republican Headquarters,” Tony Ledbetter, the chairman of Volusia County’s Republican Party, said in an email Monday morning. “It’s a small strip center and no other business was vandalized, so it was obviously politically motivated.”

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Chairman Tony Ledbetter was a delegate at the Cleveland Convention in 2016 and is a relentless force for Trump. Volusia Co. was a key to Trump's 2016 win in FL.

Tony is an Air Force vet and he doesn't wave or smile as his CIC walks by .. he stands at attention.

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NEW -- CBS News 2018 Battleground Tracker Florida

5 QUESTIONS THAT REVEAL WHY

FLORIDA VOTERS ARE GOING TO

ELECT RICK SCOTT / RON DESANTIS

CBS News 2018 Battleground Tracker
Florida

23. Regardless of how you are voting, from what you have seen or read about their personal background and biography, do you consider each candidate’s past experiences as generally a positive thing about them, a negative thing about them, or neither?

  Positive - Negative - Neither
Bill Nelson 43% - 36% - 20%
Rick Scott 47% - 39% - 14%
Andrew Gillum 42% 37% 20%
Ron DeSantis 45% - 32% - 23%


25. In your view, over recent years, have recent immigrants from Mexico and Latin America made life in the state of Florida better, worse, or not had an impact either way?

Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......... . . . 26%
Worse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... . . 36%
Not had an impact either way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . 38%


27. Do you believe the migrants would ultimately pose a threat to the U.S., or not a threat to the U.S.?

Threat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .  43%
Not a threat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .... . .... .. ....38%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... . .........19%

28. In what they say and do, do you think the Democratic party:

Tries to put the interests of long-term residents and U.S. citizens over recent immigrants ............12%
Tries to put the interests of recent immigrants over long-term residents and U.S. citizens -- 50%
Tries to treat each of their interests fairly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... ...... .... ... 38%

29. In what they say and do, do you think the Republican party:

Tries to put the interests of long-term residents and U.S. citizens over recent immigrants -- 72%
Tries to put the interests of recent immigrants over long-term residents and U.S. citizens . ......... 9%
Tries to treat each of their interests fairly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... ... . .... . . 19%

Read it all @ CBS TRACKER FL.

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"A long way to go, but at the moment it's looking good for Republicans in Florida"

Rush to Hannity on Oct.18 - "Voting is the answer. I know people think their vote is not enough but it is. Turnout is everything"

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UPDATED: #WalkAway

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Walkaway from the Democrat Party movement marches today in D.C. Congratulations to Brandon Straka for starting something very special. @foxandfriends

Thousands of former Democrats marched at the #WalkAway rally in Washington D.C. Saturday, urging leftists to leave the Democrat Party and support Trump and Republicans ahead of the midterm elections.

Despite frigid weather and pouring rain, participants dressed in red, white, and blue and Make America Great again hats waving American flags as they marched from John Marshall Park near the Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House.

Read it @ DEMOCRATS LEAVING

#WalkAway from Democrats Rally in Washington, DC Brandon Straka is taking his #WalkAway from the Democrat Party campaign to the streets of the nation’s capital with a rally expected to draw hundreds of former leftists. 

Read - #WalkAway - By Penny Starr

 

Exclusive — Blexit: In My Own Words

By Candace Owens 

(Excerpt)

When I uploaded my first video onto YouTube one year ago, I entitled it “Mom, Dad, I’m a Conservative.”

It was a two-minute satirical stab at the social exiling that many Americans face when they announce their conservatism to friends and family. Soon thereafter I would discover that for black Americans, the punishment that awaits is far worse than any social exile: it is a full-court social lynching.

Search the name of any prominent black conservative and peruse the words written by liberal journalists:

Dr. Ben Carson is a “porch monkey”

Larry Elder is but an “Uncle Tom”

Kanye West is “in the sunken place”

Clarence Thomas is “a womanizer”

I have been branded a self-hating black, Nazi-sympathizer and rather astonishingly — a white supremacist.

The underlying sentiments are clear; black people are meant to think and act within the confines of what white liberals deem acceptable. But while in the past the threat of slander has worked to lag the spreading of black conservatism, over this last year, I have observed something of the opposite effect.

In fact, what many have misdiagnosed as political tension between two ideologically disparate groups is actually something far greater, far more deep-rooted, and much more likely to alter the trajectory of this country as we know it. Across America, black people are beginning to question political orthodoxy. We have been quietly building an ecosystem of free thinkers and at long last, the intellectual dam is breaking.

This unique moment will come to be known as BLEXIT: the black exit from the Democrat party.

For decades, the black community has been in an emotionally abusive relationship with the Democrat Party. Our fidelity to leftist politicians coupled with our false belief that a larger government might facilitate solutions, has led to the overall collapse of our families, neighborhoods, and incidentally, our futures.

BLEXIT is a national movement of minorities that have awakened to the truth. It is for those who have taken an objective look at our decades-long allegiance to the left and asked ourselves “what do we have to show for it?”

The media has betrayed our focus. They have learned the value of our untethered emotionality and have chosen to emphasize certain topics in an effort to suspend our rational thinking. This is why in 2016, the 16 unarmed black men shot and killed by police officers took headline-precedent over the approximate 330,000 black babies aborted each year.

This is why the topic of illegal alien children being separated at the border earned excessive coverage, while the 70% black single motherhood rate — a tragedy encouraged by our government welfare programs — is ignored.

The investment into our permanent state of outrage is opportune; it inspires a predictable outcome at the polls.

Until now.

Beyond anything else, BLEXIT is a chant of freedom. It is a chorus of voices from across the country whose hearts are exploding with the realization that we are more than the color of our skin.

Read it all @ BLEXIT

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