Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-up for 4-13-14

Here are the week’s best social media offerings from your elected officials.

We start off with a major photo from the opening ceremonies of the Hispanic Business Expo. Let me take a deep breath because everyone is in this shot. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Congressman Daniel Webster, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, Orange County Commissioners Scott Boyd and Pete Clarke, Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel, Winter Garden City Commissioner Bobby Olszewsky, and Orange County Clerk of Court Eddie Fernandez. This photo was posted on FB and shared many times.

Hispanic Business Expo Everyone

However, Mayor Dyer may have still won the week with this tweet he sent out during his State of the City Address.

Dyer took this photo mid-speech

Dyer took this photo mid-speech

No slouch on social media himself, Congressman John Mica donned an old school Ice Cream Man uniform for this FB post during an event.

Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went back to school for her 30th High School Reunion.

State Representative Joe Saunders turned 31 Years old this week. Throw him some Birthday Wishes.

State Representative Eric Eisnaugle was a winner on Tuesday and sworn in the very next day. He posted this thanks after his victory.

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam had some little visitors to the Capitol this week.

Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, buzzed former State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich with this tweet.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounding off on Twitter about the situation in Cuba.

We end with an epic Throw Back Thursday picture from Florida Governor Rick Scott. 1971 when he joined the Navy. Wow!

That’s it for now. We’ll see you next week!

Rubio endorses John Land in Apopka Mayor Race

With less than 24 hours to go, before voters head to the polls to determine it’s community’s next leader, 93 year old John Land, who’s been the Mayor of Apopka for most of the last 60 years, has announced a major endorsement from Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

In a statement released by the Land campaign, the 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful has this to say..

“I’m supporting Mayor John Land for reelection because he supports helping everyone achieve the American dream. From farm workers to foliage growers, from young entrepreneurs to retirees.

John Land has fought for his country in the US Army, built a business that employed hundreds of people and has served Apopka as Mayor with distinction. He’s lived the American dream and now he’s trying to help the next generation live it as well. I’m proud to stand with John Land.”

Land faces Public Relations Consultant Joe Kilsheimer in what has become the main event for election night tomorrow. There have been accusations between the campaigns over conflicts of interests and controversial mailers (that story HERE and HERE). The two advanced to a run-off after no candidate got more than 50% of the vote in the 4 way election last month.

Rubio says Russian Actions Violated Treaty, Pushes for Aid to Ukraine

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and about half a dozen of his GOP colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pushed for a resolution that called for a resolution of Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty or INF in Washington this morning.

In a release, Rubio’s press shop had this to say.

“Fresh off the invasion of a sovereign state, Russian cheating cannot be interpreted in anything but the most sinister terms. Cheating is not a separate issue, but is rather recognized as an equal part of President Putin’s long term plan for a resurgent Russia.

“We have introduced this resolution because the viability of future arms control agreements depends on the reliability of current ones. The INF treaty is the central arms control accord of the nuclear era. We must treat it seriously and pursue violations relentlessly. There is simply no point in having treaties unless both sides treat them with the utmost fidelity, and act in a manner binding to the agreement.”

Florida’s Junior Senator was also on the floor today, calling for aid that would preserve Ukraine’s Sovereignty by providing the country with more military equipment and training. He also pushed for applying pressure on Putin that would prevent him for moving further into the region. And in a statement that might fly under the radar, said that Russia’s relationship with Syria could be helping their Government with weapons that violate international law in their rebellion. He also pushed for development of European resources that would take power away from Putin’s Government as an energy source.

“You basically have Russia saying we don’t like the way things are going in Urkaine, so they invaded”

He spoke for about 20 minutes and I’ve posted the video below.

Rubio Slams Obamacare on 4th Anniversary of Passage

“Anniversaries are usually a happy occasion but there is one we commemorate today, that is not. The passage of Obamacare in Congress” that’s the way Florida Senator Marco Rubio kicks-off a webvid his administration released this morning.

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” and the President’s administration has had problems with the law since it’s launch.

“The law is such a disaster that every week, the White House is suspending a part of it each week” he says “In fact they have suspended some of it’s most damaging portions until the next elections has passed”.

Rubio brings up a valid point. ACA is expected to be an issue Republicans will campaign against this election cycle. You’ll also see moderate Democrats create space between the controversial law when they make their case to the voters as well.

Check out the video below.


Your Social Media Sunday Political Round-Up for 3/16/14

Here are this week’s best social media offerings from your elected officials.

One of the big political stories here in Florida was David Jolly‘s big win over Alex Sink the Florida Congressional 13th Special Election. Florida Governor Rick Scott passed on his congratulations. Scott defeated Sink in 2010 to become Governor.

Even Florida Senator Marco Rubio comes up for Jury Duty.

Alan Grayson decided to use Sink’s loss to teach a lesson.

Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford passed on congratulations to another winner this week, House 44 Special Election GOP Nominee Eric Eisnaugle who rolled to victory this week in West Orange County.

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz decided to post a message from Miami Heat Basketball future Hall of Famer Lebron James‘ad promoting the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Daniel Webster took to Facebook this week to call for action on the Keystone Pipeline.

State Senator Darren Soto, and State Representatives Linda Stewart, Victor Torres were on hand in Azalea Park yesterday for the rededication of the Roberto Clemente Mural.

Soto Stewart

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was also on hand for the important event.

Finally, here is a great photo of Commissioner Pete Clarke visiting a local Elementary School.

We’ll see you next week!