Rubio and Scott vote against storm aid. DeSantis fundraises from insurance firms while Florida residents struggle to get affordable property insurance.
Follow the money, flooding and storm damage with this map. Vote for leaders who put constituents above their own political ambitions.
- Six Florida property insurance companies were declared insolvent this year, and others are canceling or not renewing policies - Axios
- Floridians are paying triple the national average for property insurance. Premiums have increased 112.8% since DeSantis took office in 2019 - DeSantis Watch
- Why didn't DeSantis take more robust action in May to shore up the property insurance market? Follow the State Farm Insurance donations. - Popular Info
- DeSantis defends delayed Hurricane Ian evacuations in Lee County - The Independent
Hurricane relief and property insurance not more Republican grandstanding
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Help voters see how Republican policies reward their corporate donors at their expense. Maps are ideal for exposing exploitation. Readers can quickly check local conditions to see how they are being affected personally. Florida Keys Dems created this map with pro bono help from DemLabs using ArcGIS Online to show flooding with real time NOAA data. Where were hurricane evacuations delayed vs the most damage took place? Which areas are still suffering the most from flooding?
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DeSantis gets $150K one-day haul from State Farm agents
Gov. Ron DeSantis got a huge wave of campaign cash from insurance agencies and entities aligned with State Farm, hundreds of contributions that come as insurance remains one of Florida’s seemingly unsolvable policy quagmires. On Aug. 1 alone, DeSantis’ political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, brought in nearly 200 separate checks from insurance agents or their firms, a huge single day amount from any one industry. The total haul was nearly $155,000, a sizable chunk of the nearly $700,000 DeSantis has received from the industry throughout the 2022 midterms. - Politico
Political donors override voters' needs
"Gov. DeSantis let these insurance companies double Floridians' rates and they're still going belly up when homeowners need them most," Crist told reporters . "You pay and pay and pay, and the insurance company isn't there for you in the end anyway." A new report shows that Florida has the HIGHEST property insurance rates in the nation. Under DeSantis, it's never been more unaffordable to buy or own a home in Florida. He took millions from insurance companies & doubled your rates. I held them accountable & lowered rates.- Charlie Crist
- Rubio voted against President Obama's $60.4 billion in emergency appropriations for Hurricane Sandy Victims. - Tampa Bay Times
- DeSantis, a newly sworn-in congressman, was one of 67 House Republicans who voted against the bill.- Tampa Bay Times
- Rubio, Scott call for Ian relief as Florida GOP votes against FEMA funding - Axios
- Just a reminder to New York…Marco Rubio and Ron DeSantis (who was in Congress at the time) voted against aid for Hurricane Sandy. But because we are New York, we care about everyone. Even when they don’t care about us. - Yuh-Line Niou (D-NY)
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- RON’S PROPERTY INSURANCE TAX ON FLORIDIANS - DeSantis Watch
- Is Florida's Property Insurance Crisis Ron DeSantis' Achilles Heel? - Newsweek
- What happened while Ron DeSantis was fighting the culture wars - Popular Information
- Fact-checking comments about Rubio and DeSantis votes against Hurricane Sandy aid - Tampa Bay Times
- NOAA Data - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- DeSantis defends delayed Hurricane Ian evacuations in Lee County amid criticism - The Independent