It’s been less than a week since Florida’s election, but state lawmakers are already looking ahead to the next one. More than two dozen have already opened campaign accounts to run for state Senate and House seats in 2022.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The folks who run state government are trying to figure out what happens now that Florida backed the wrong horse in the presidential race and they won’t have a direct line to the Oval Office anymore. But President-elect Joe Biden says that won’t really matter.
— Biden won’t take over for more than 2 months, but he’s already getting to work. He’ll be announcing his own coronavirus team today that will draft a new plan to combat the COVID crisis. And maybe that’s just in time. Florida appears to be entering what could be described as a third wave of the disease.
— The only Democrat holding statewide office is accused of selling out to “Big Sugar.” Orlando Attorney John Morgan was the driving force behind the constitutional amendment to increase Florida’s minimum wage and he says Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried let him down.
— Florida marks the Ocoee Election Day Massacre, where a White mob went on a rampage when a Black man tried to vote in the presidential election of 1920.
— And finally, checking in with a Florida Man who picked the wrong place to rub one out.