• The Florida Situation Report - A Monthly Newsletter from the Florida Chamber

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    April 29, 2022
    Your April Insights
    April 29, 2022
    The Florida Chamber political team continuously analyzes new voter registration trends, changes to House and Senate districts, and voter behavior as we work to recruit and elect pro-jobs candidates to secure Florida's future. Please share this report with your management team and send us a note if you have questions, perspectives, or recommendations. Florida is at a crossroads and we invite you to help us save it.
    In This Issue:
    Florida: Behind the Numbers • Voter Registration Analysis • Chamber Statewide Polling • New House and Senate Partisan Performance Index • Tools for Your Company's Political Strategy  Social Media Toolkit • Upcoming Events
    Florida: Behind the Numbers
    Sponsored by ChamberHub - the Florida Chamber's Exclusive Voter File
    Voter Registration Analysis
    Key Takeaways from the Voter File:
    Since the 2020 General Election...
    • The Democratic Party's share of active registered voters has declined in every county in Florida;
    • Republican Party share of active registered voters has increased in 51 of 67 counties;
    • NPA voter registration has increased in all but one of Florida's 67 counites.
    Florida Chamber Statewide Polling Analysis
    New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Florida Voters Bullish on Florida, Pessimistic about America
    How do you feel things in Florida are going, are things headed in the
    right direction or have things gotten off on the wrong track?
    Right Direction - 49%
    Wrong Track - 43%
    Voters in eight of Florida’s ten media markets believe Florida is headed in the right direction, with only two believing otherwise by a narrow margin: Miami-Fort Lauderdale (40:45) and Tampa-St.Pete (45:49).
    How do you feel things in the United States are going, are things headed in the
    right direction or have things gotten off on the wrong track?
    Right Direction - 27%
    Wrong Track - 63%
    NOW LIVE: New House and Senate Partisan Performance Ratings
    Sponsored by the Florida Partisan Performance Index
    The Big Picture: The Florida Chamber recently introduced the Florida Partisan Performance Index's new district analysis covering the Florida House and Senate. The Performance Index highlights the battleground seats that will be on the ballot this year as well as the seats that are considered "safe" for each major political party. 
    Gain Access or Interested in a Corporate Political Briefing?: Contact Nick Catroppo to schedule your customized corporate political briefing - an exclusive benefit for Florida Chamber Board of Governor members or get access to the newly updated Partisan Performance Index. 
    Tools for Your Company's Political Strategy
    The Florida Free Enterprise Fund
    “The Florida Chamber of Commerce has been an early, vocal, and financial supporter of countless successful ballot initiatives, state legislators, and cabinet officials. The Chamber is constantly taking on public sector labor unions, extreme environmentalists, and trial lawyers who are working to undermine Florida’s business community. For decades, the Chamber has helped unite businesses throughout Florida by recruiting pro-jobs candidates and helping elect them to office.” - Tracy Duda Chapman, A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
    Join the Florida Chamber's Free Enterprise Fund - a non-partisan fund that works to support campaigns that promote and believe in free enterprise and job creation. A membership in the Florida Chamber Free Enterprise Fund is reserved for political donors at the $10,000 level or above.
    Join these companies as an early Free Enterprise Fund investor:
    Join Today
    Political Members Access
    The Florida Chamber Political Institute
    The Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI), the research-based arm of the Chamber’s political operations department, understands that the candidate selection process is vital. Our engagement efforts begin by recruiting and electing pro-business, pro-jobs candidates, chosen by rigorous candidate interview sessions — Florida’s most thorough and well-respected pro-business candidate review processes. FCPI travels statewide and interviews hundreds of new candidates — in addition to reviewing each candidate’s completed questionnaire. Incumbent candidates are evaluated on a rigorous set of factors, including the grade they earn on our annual legislative report card, How They Voted, which is based on their voting record on issues important to Florida businesses. This helps the Florida Chamber advocate for candidates who have Florida’s future as a priority.
    REGISTER: FCPI Candidate Interviews (FCPI Members Only)
    Access ChamberHub - Exclusively for FCPI Members
    The Florida Institute for Political Leadership
    Florida needs good leaders who want to serve their local communities and run for public office.
    Across the State of Florida there are over 6,200 electable positions, and thousands of appointed officials, that make and shape policy for millions of Florida families and businesses. From local boards, city councils and county officials to the State Legislature, there is a growing need to ensure candidates running for office understand the issues facing Florida and our economic future.
    The Florida Institute for Political Leadership is Florida's preeminent non-partisan local campaign training school to recruit better candidates. Host a Candidate Training School in your community, nominate someone to run for office, or register for an upcoming school by contacting Andrew Wiggins.
    Upcoming Events, Engagement Opportunities and Important Dates
    1. Register Today: 2022 Florida Chamber Political Institute Candidate Interviews (Exclusive to FCPI Members)
    2. Florida Prosperity and Economic Opportunity Solution Summit - May 25th
    3. Florida Learners to Earners Workforce Solution Summit - June 28th
    4. Florida Chamber Safety Council On-Demand Trainings
    Primary Election - August 23rd
    General Election - November 8th
    Social Media Toolkit
    Are you interested in running for office to improve your local community? Join @theFIPL
    for a Free Online Campaign School to learn of local opportunities to run, how to prepare to run and how to run a winning campaign. Register for next month's school here: https://fipl.org/register/ #FlaPol
    The @FlChamber would like to thank and recognize our Florida Chamber Political Institute Candidate Interview Presenting Sponsor, @insideFPL! We would not be able to find and recruit pro-jobs candidates without your support.
    The updated #Florida Partisan Performance Index has launched, which helps analyze the new FL #House and #Senate districts and measures how each district performs every election cycle. To access this @FlChamber political members only tool, click here: https://flchamber.com/ppi
    📢 To learn more, run for office, or help the Florida Chamber, please contact:
    Nick Catroppo, Vice President of Political Operations
    O: 850-521-1298 | C: 352-587-4122 | E: ncatroppo@flchamber.com
    Marian Johnson, Executive Director, Florida Chamber Political Institute
    C: 850-212-7073 | E: marianjohnson@flchamber.com
    Andrew Wiggins, Senior Director of Political Affairs and Coalition Advocacy
    O: 850-521-1240 | C: 850-251-3244 | E: awiggins@flchamber.com
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