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Pam Keith slams Congressional Black Caucus’ endorsement of Patrick Murphy for Senate

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) PAC is endorsing Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate, and Pam Keith isn’t impressed. Murphy said he was proud to get the backing of the caucus Wednesday, saying, “In the Senate, I will fight for our progressive priorities, like fixing our broken criminal justice system, raising the minimum wage, and strengthening our middle class for hardworking families. “All Floridians deserve the opportunity to succeed, and I will fight for our families every day in the U.S. Senate.” It’s an important endorsement…

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Patrick Murphy gets League of Conservation Voters endorsement

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy won the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters in his race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and vowed to focus on Everglades restoration and stopping the related algae blooms fouling Florida’s coasts. Murphy and LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld spent much of the announcement, made in Palm Beach Gardens Tuesday, attacking Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio‘s environmental record on issues ranging from climate change to water quality. They…

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Joe Henderson: In Florida U.S. Senate race, it’s liar versus slacker

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It won’t show up on the ballot this way, but the parameters of a likely November showdown between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy for a U.S. Senate seat are becoming clear. Place your “X” for the liar or the slacker. Rubio will try to win re-election by framing Murphy as a serial fibber who can’t be trusted. Murphy will try for the upset by framing Rubio as someone who didn’t show up for work because he wasn’t interested in the…

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In Tampa, Patrick Murphy says Marco Rubio is running to be president, not a full-time Senator

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Although they both have a primary election to get through in two weeks, both Patrick Murphy and Marco Rubio are acting like the general election for U.S. Senate is already here. That was evident in Tampa on Monday morning, when the Jupiter Democrat denied he was overlooking Alan Grayson and the Aug. 30 primary, but then immediately lit into his probable Republican opponent. “We don’t take anything for granted,” Murphy responded, adding that he’s going out and about to try to meet as many voters as he…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.15.16 -Team USA Basketball team continues to barely get by in XXXI Olympiad

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Time for sport, as they say on the BBC. Well, so much for those stories about how those dire predictions about how the Rio Olympics have been proven wrong: Yesterday in Rio, U.S. gold medalist Ryan Lochte said robbers posing as police pointed a gun at his head and took his money, while three other U.S. swimmers with him were forced to lie on the ground by their assailants and also were robbed. Things had been going so smoothly in Brazil until then, hadn’t…

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Better Florida Alliance rates U.S. Senate candidates on national security

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The Better Florida Alliance, a conservative group dedicated to economic freedom, tough national security and strict Constitutional government has issued report cards rating Florida’s major U.S. Senate candidates on “National Security” issues. The group gave all A grades to the Republicans, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and his challenger Carlos Beruff, and low and failing grades, Cs, Ds and Fs, to the Democrats, U.S. Reps. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson. “The United States faces growing threats around the world, made worse by…

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In Tampa, Alan Grayson says a Senate victory for him is the chance “to take our govt. back”

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“All rise!” Those were the first words that Alan Grayson uttered in jest while entering a conference room at the Seminole Heights Library in Tampa on Thursday night. The Orlando area U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate candidate then gave a sarcastic shoutout to the “trackers” who follow his every move in public, before setting in for the next hour-and-half- to take questions from approximately 80 people at the town-hall meeting. Gun control, the environment, restoring the voting rights to ex-felons, and even…

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