Florida residents who want an idea of what their life might be like after November if Republicans lose two key elections perhaps should look west, to San Francisco.
The liberal group ProPublica analyzed voting records for members of Congress on 119 significant votes.
It found that Democratic Rep. Val Demings, who is challenging Sen. Marco Rubio for his U.S. Senate seat, and former Rep. Charlie Crist, who is running for governor against incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, voted with left-wing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 100 percent of the time.
According to ProPublica, Demings has been a Pelosi acolyte for some time, while Crist appears to have gotten more liberal during his time in Congress.
Demings went with Pelosi on issues 97 percent of the time in the 2017-18 congressional session. For the last two cycles, her voting record has aligned perfectly with Pelosi’s.
Meanwhile, Crist seems to have gotten more liberal over time.
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ProPublica notes he voted with Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat, 90 percent of the time in the 2017-18 session. That rose to 99 in the 2019-20 session and culminated this year in a lockstep voting record.
In essence, this means that both Crist and Demings have voted for the big-spending bills that many economists say have fueled the inflation crisis, including the President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act and the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Biden’s other major spending bill, the $800 billion Inflation Reduction Act, enacted just last month, is also expected to boost the cost of living once its effects are fully felt.