Monday, December 14, 2020

Ivanka and Jared to Relocate to Florida as Rumors Swirl About Ivanka Running for U.S. Senate

CNN reports:

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are currently in the final stages of purchasing a plot of land in an exclusive enclave nicknamed "billionaire bunker," near Miami Beach, Florida, according to a source familiar with the transaction.

The lot, which is just shy of two acres and sits on Biscayne Bay, was listed at $31.8 million and the couple offered somewhere in the range of $28-30 million, the source said. The sale

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is pending under contract, meaning the buyer's offer has been accepted by the seller, who happens to be legendary Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias.

A spokesperson for Trump declined CNN's request for comment on the transaction.


The dollar amount is stunning, but comparable to the other 29 estates and 11 lots that make up Indian Creek Island, an ultra-private "village," as one local real estate expert describes the area.

"(Indian Creek Island) is one of Miami's most private and sought after neighborhoods, frequented by high net-worth individuals seeking privacy," said Dora Puig, who has during her career sold more than $3 billion worth of real estate and is the owner of a luxury boutique brokerage in the area. (Puig was not involved in the sale or purchase of the Trump-Kushner transaction.)

It turns out that the move might coincide with Ivanka's interest in running for political office.  The article continues:

Ivanka definitely has political ambitions, no question about it," the source told CNN. "She wants to run for something, but that still needs to be figured out."

Putting down roots in Florida is certainly a first step.

"Assuming she's not interested in a low-profile political office, that would leave the United States Senate as a possibility," said Adam C. Smith, former Tampa Bay Times political editor and now consultant with Mercury Public Affairs. "Marco Rubio is up for reelection in 2022 and is expected to run again. But I wouldn't think Rubio would deter her if she wanted to run. The last time Marco Rubio ran against a Trump in Florida, in the 2016 presidential primary, Rubio was crushed by 19 percentage points."

"Normally, you'd expect a credible candidate for US Senate to spend years building a political and financial network, but those normal rules would not apply to Ivanka," he said. "I think she'd be the immediate frontrunner if she ran for US Senate against Rubio, given her father's popularity in the Sunshine State."

That Ivanka would even consider running statewide in Florida as a Republican shows how conservative ideas and principles are no longer central to the Trump-dominated GOP.  While living in New York City, Jared and Ivanka were considered liberals who gave to liberal causes and supported Democratic candidates.  It wasn't until October 22, 2018 that Ivanka and Jared switched their party registration from Democrat to Republican. 

I just don't buy Mr. Smith's assumption that Ivanka, or any other of  Donald Trump's intellectually and ethically-challenged children, are going to be able to assume his popularity within the party.   While Florida Democrats no doubt would love to see Ivanka win the nomination over Rubio, I doubt it would happen.  Still it would be fun watching Rubio battle it out with Ivanka.  Rubio, after all, made a deliberate choice after 2016 to sell out his political soul to go all in on Donald Trump, thinking it would earn him some loyalty.   Who knew "loyalty" with Trump was a one-way street?  Pretty much everyone.

OOP's short takes:

  • Monday was the first day of the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Finally, light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Monday also is the day the Electors cast their vote for President.  Biden won three states - Arizona, Wisconsin and Georgia - by a combined 43,000 votes.  If Trump had won those states, then the electoral college vote would be 269-269.  With no candidate having a majority, the U.S. House of Representatives, voting by delegation, would have picked the President.  Given the Republicans have a majority of delegations, that would have meant a second term of President Trump. 
  • Politico has an excellent article on the Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s use of millions of dollars in Liberty University funds for what appears political activity.  Liberty is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious and education.  While it's often a gray area in terms of what is political,  501(c)(3) non-profit organizations cannot be engaged in politics.


leon dixon said... which is consonant with an election which had not been tampered with. Statistical evidence can be challenged and is challenging to follow. One hopes for better evidence by the end of the week.

leon dixon said...

FRAUD vitiates any results obtained by it!
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YES! & our 4 cases with massive evidence of fraud pending at #SupremeCourt where our plaintiffs who are electors have standing & raise constitutional claims.
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@KrakenWood It would seem that each of the four cases are now IN THE PUBLIC RECORD and that idiots who mew about there being no evidence need to pull their horns in and try reading.

leon dixon said...

Donald J. Trump

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Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud. There has never been anything like this in our Country!" I think he is truthful and I don't recall anything in previous American history like this. It would seem when voting machines are examined and found to be capable of switching votes and then proven to have done so that the FRAUD WILL be reversed by competent authority.

leon dixon said... Might as well have
an informed source.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Leon 11:06,

And why do you think that Trump's attorneys didn't bother to introduce this "[t]remendous evidence ... of voter fraud" in any of the gazillion cases they filed to overturn the election?

Paul K. Ogden said...

I would add, we're supposed to believe the Democrats engineered this massive, multi-state conspiracy to rig the election for Biden, but they didn't bother to do a single thing to help any of their federal or state candidates below the presidential level?

That's as believable as the nonsense that the Russians didn't interfere in the 2016 election.

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