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Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and associations

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Summertime is here — well, almost. While Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, the holiday also marks the unofficial start to summer. And for many people, that means it’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. More than 39.9 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day, making one of the highest volume of travel since 2005, according to AAA – The Auto…

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Easter and Passover as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Grab your bonnet, pull out the seersucker and get ready for a good-old-fashion Easter egg hunt. Americans are expected to spend about $18.4 billion on Easter this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. That projection is 6 percent higher than last year’s record of $17.3 billion and marks an all-time high in the 14 years the national organization has conducted the survey. The increase in spending is likely due to how late the holiday falls on the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.10.16 – Why hasn’t the Florida GOP establishment rallied around Marco Rubio?

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In what is being dubbed by critics as the “low-energy” summit, Jeb Bush is scheduled to meet today in Miami separately with John Kasich and Ted Cruz, after reportedly already meeting with Marco Rubio on Wednesday. The idea being, I take it, is that Jeb might come out with an endorsement. If he’s going to do that, it should happen today, when it would have maximum impact, hours before tonight’s GOP presidential debate on the UM campus. One would assume that…

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Al Cardenas worries about drift of current Republican Party

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Al Cardenas is disturbed about what’s going on with the Republican Party in 2015. A former Republican Party of Florida chairman for two terms and head of the Washington-based American Conservative Union from 2011 to 2014, he’s backing Jeb Bush this cycle, but also maintains ties with Marco Rubio. Cardenas spoke at the RPOF’s Sunshine Summit on Friday afternoon, but the comments he made to a few reporters in a hallway offstage were as interesting as anything he said in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.29.15 – Marco Rubio scores in debate, but will it boost his polling?

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There’s lots to unpack from Wednesday night’s two-hour GOP presidential debate,  but the most important thing to remember is that there still are three full months before any voter decides on anything. Unlike 2011-2012 when GOP primary voters through the polls bounced from Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum to ultimately Mitt Romney, they’ve been stuck most of this year on just one candidate: Donald Trump. That’s changed recently with Ben Carson’s…

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Jeb Bush announces 228-member Hispanic Leadership Committee

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Among the assets that still make Jeb Bush a formidable general election candidate is his ease and connection with the Latino community, something that no other Republican brings to the table. Illustrating that connection is the Bush campaign’s announcement on Thursday of his Hispanic leadership committee, consisting of 228 people spread out over 20 states, as well as in Puerto Rico. “I’m honored to have these great Hispanic men and women join the fight for all American families, working to lower taxes…

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Jeb Bush announces large Miami-Dade County campaign team

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Struggling in the polls and now forced to engage aggressively against front-runner Donald Trump, the Jeb Bush campaign team announced that he’s got a lotta love in his home Miami-Dade County community. The Jeb!2016 Miami-Dade County Campaign Leadership group was announced on Thursday. The group is being touted as helping promote the former Florida governor’s  record of “using his conservative leadership to transform the diverse state of Florida into an economic success story.” The group is being chaired by Jeb…

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