Website encourages Floridians to tweet at lawmakers who support Trump

Want to know if the man or woman (probably man) who represents you in the Florida House or Senate is a Donald Trump supporter?

The group Florida Strong wants to help you with that.

On Friday morning they announced the launch of a new website, whobackstrump.com. It lists everyone in the state legislature who has indicated support for the billionaire reality show star and (gasp) presidential frontrunner.

The list on the site is alphabetical, so if you don't know which state Senate or House district you're in, the site links to a page on each chamber's website that allows users to plug in their addresses.

The state Senate database is here, the state House database is here. (Though plugging your info into either will serve up results for both.)

As one might imagine, all listed are Republicans.

The site also links to each official's Twitter handle or email address.

One thing the site does not do, though, is offer context for each of the "endorsements" or links to media coverage of past Trump-related comments.

For example, the list includes central Pinellas County Republican State Rep. Larry Ahern, who has been clear about his support for Trump for months. Yet it also includes a Republican from a neighboring district, State Rep. Chris Latvala, who has long criticized Trump on social media, and only reluctantly said he would support the nominee (probably at the time thinking the guy didn't have a chance and the Republican establishment would manage to pull something off...but here we are).

So, while technically most Republicans support Trump, we're guessing a fair number of them are hoping for a friggin' miracle in July during the RNC.

But it's not looking so good.

Trump met with GOP leaders in Washington, DC Thursday, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, for the sake of "party unity," and Friday he received an endorsement from billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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