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DCCC singles out David Jolly on highway trust fund vote — even though Nancy Pelosi, other Fla. Dems did the same

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly caught fire from progressives Thursday over a vote this month on HR 2353, the short-term Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The Indian Rocks Republican was one of the 387 members of Congress to support a two-month extension of the highway trust fund. But singling out Jolly – who represents the mostly moderate Florida Congressional District 13 – may not have been the right thing to do politically. In a new radio ad launching this week,…

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Today on Context Florida: Media fail, Rick Scott & simplicity, Congress pay and thyroid cancer

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Today on Context Florida: Since the media have failed miserably in their once valuable watchdog role of spotlighting new military interventions under President Obama, Henry Kelley says it’s laughable to now watch them fret with deep concern over the Republican responses to crappy hypothetical questions. Simplicity is always in season for some politicians, notes Daniel Tilson. Cherry-picking what information to share with the public is part and parcel of how some of our most powerful elected officials – Gov. Rick Scott,…

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Gwen Graham co-sponsoring ban on seismic oil testing along Florida’s Atlantic coast

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham announced on Wednesday that she has joined several key Florida Democrats — plus one Republican, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey — in supporting a new bill on Capitol Hill to prevent seismic testing for oil along Florida’s eastern coast. The bill — H.R. 2276 — would partially contravene a decision made last year by the Obama administration to open up much of the Eastern Seaboard for oil exploration by way of sending powerful seismic sonar waves through the ocean. “North Florida…

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Alex Sink endorses Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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Former Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink — Florida’s most recently serving statewide elected Democrat not named Bill Nelson — offered up her endorsement of U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy on Tuesday. “Florida needs a leader in the U.S. Senate who will combine fiscal responsibility with practical solutions,” said Sink in a statement. “As our next senator, Patrick will work to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for seniors, empower the middle class, and protect the Everglades. Patrick will be a leader all Floridians can be proud of, and I am…

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Congressional Democrats send letter to Rick Scott calling on him to drop lawsuit

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The letter writing surrounding Medicaid and Low Income Pool continues as ten Congressional Democrats sent a note to Gov. Rick Scott on Friday calling on him to drop his yet-to-be-filed lawsuit against the Obama Administration for coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order to continue to receive supplemental Medicaid funding for hospitals. “We are concerned that you intend to take Florida down a wasteful and counterproductive path with a frivolous and baseless lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and…

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Alan Grayson will “probably yes” run for U.S. Senate

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Outspoken U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will “probably yes” run for U.S. Senate in 2016, leading to an ideological primary battle against the announced candidate Patrick Murphy, a more centrist Democrat. Grayson, an Orlando Democrat popular in liberal circles, made the comment during an online Democracy Now! video. Asked whether he’s planning to run for the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for his presidential campaign, Grayson said, “I’m giving it a lot of attention. The answer is probably…

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Frederica Wilson endorses Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson is endorsing her congressional colleague Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Wilson, a Miami progressive Democrat, represents Florida’s 24th Congressional District. Earlier in the day, progressive Democrats asked U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a grassroots favorite from Orlando, to enter the primary against Murphy. They fear that Murphy, a former Republican, is simply too moderate. “This gentleman will make a fine senator,” Wilson said in a statement. “Since arriving in Congress, Patrick has distinguished himself…

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