Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry is a reporter for Florida Phoenix. He has covered politics and government in Florida for more than two decades. Most recently he is the former politics reporter for Bay News 9. He has also worked at Florida Politics, Creative Loafing and WMNF Radio in Tampa. He was also part of the original staff when the Florida Phoenix was created in 2018.

DeSantis and Newsom clash in TV debate, charging each other with lies and bullying

By: - November 30, 2023

Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gavin Newsom from California, two of the nation’s most well-known governors who sit on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum, engaged in a fiery 90-minute debate on Thursday night from Alpharetta, Georgia, which was broadcast live on the Fox News Channel. The stakes were undoubtedly higher for DeSantis, 45, who […]

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez suspends presidential campaign

By: - August 29, 2023

The last Republican to enter the 2024 race for president, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, became the first to step down from the contest Tuesday when he announced that he was suspending his struggling presidential campaign. His announcement comes less than a week after he failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential debate, a fatal […]

It’s official: Florida will see a trifecta of Republicans running for president in 2024

By: - June 14, 2023

Florida will now have three GOP candidates running for the Republican nomination for president — quite a historic event for the Sunshine State. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday afternoon, officially entering the 2024 presidential campaign. The filing came just hours after a super PAC backing his candidacy […]

U.S. judge blocks Florida’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors

By: - June 6, 2023

A federal judge in Tallahassee, Florida, has blocked a state ban on administration of gender-affirming therapies, including puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or surgery, for any patient under the age of 18. The order also addresses legislation recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (SB 254) that codifies Florida state Board of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine rules […]

When he enters POTUS race, DeSantis’ cash haul will likely overwhelm competitors — but it depends

By: - May 17, 2023

As Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to officially declare his candidacy for a GOP presidential run in 2024, one thing seems clear leading up to his announcement: DeSantis expects to start out with a hefty campaign chest larger than any others in the race. A federal political action committee, Never Back Down, which was formed to […]