Florida Republicans then and now: the ideological change – tonight at 5pm ET

Tonight we’re doing a Twitter Space on the complete ideological shift of Florida Republicans, who were once considered a moderate party which was strong in suburbs and some urban areas. The 1990’s Florida GOP was generally viewed as more centrist than the national party.

While elements of the shift rightward and toward culture wars and non-free market based principles can be traced to the 1960’s, it was in the 2000’s, culminating with the 2010 Election that Florida’s GOP really turned. The DeSantis era has completed that transition and now the Florida GOP resembles a lock-stop party built on culturally populist, neo-fascist and anti-free market principles.

We discuss all of this tonight at 5pm ET (actual start time is 5:05 ET) on Twitter.

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