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NRCC releases ad to thank Brian Mast, Republicans for health care vote

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is thanking Republicans in new digital ad campaign. The committee released a new web ad — called “Promise Made, Promise Kept” — to highlight the passage of the American Health Care Act. The 50-second spot thanks Republicans for their support, and targets Democrats for their support of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. “The NRCC plans to remind voters through 2018 that Democrats were happy to continue to condemn them to a rapidly failing…

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Marco Rubio D.C. office to make several personnel changes, new hires

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Marco Rubio is announcing several new promotions and staff hires in his Washington, D.C. office. Lauren Reamy, a member of the Florida Senator’s staff since 2015, has been promoted to Legislative Director. Robert “Bobby” Zarate will lead Rubio’s foreign policy team after joining the staff as a Senior Foreign Policy adviser in December 2016, and Matt Wolking has been promoted to Senior Communications adviser and Press Secretary. In addition to the promotions, Olivia Perez-Cubas is rejoining the Senate office as…

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Bill Nelson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz vow bipartisan opposition to drilling

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and three Florida members of Congress, Democrats U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch, and Republican Vern Buchanan sounded an alarm Monday against President Donald Trump‘s potential interests in oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coasts and said they’re gathering bipartisan support in opposition. Nelson, Wasserman Schultz of Weston, and Buchanan of Longboat Key announced they intend to file bills Monday to tighten protections set in drilling moratoria, adding they already have four other Florida…

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Gus Bilirakis: Congress, staff should not be exempt in GOP health care bill

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Gus Bilirakis has already heard from plenty of constituents that he shouldn’t vote for repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act. But while the Tarpon Springs Republican congressman was fully supportive of the GOP health care bill that never resulted in a vote last month in Congress, he is decidedly against a provision in the new legislation being floated this week that would allow members of Congress and their staff to exempt themselves from the legislation. “In this country, lawmakers are not…

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Democrats take shot at Carlos Curbelo, Brian Mast over congressional carve out

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Florida Congressional Republicans Carlos Curbelo and Brian Mast are once again in the crosshairs of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, this time in new digital ads highlighting the proposed new GOP House health care plan that includes a provision that would exempt members of Congress and their staff from the plan. Curbelo represents Florida’s 26th Congressional District, Mast represents Florida’s 18th District. The two seats are part of the 30 that the DCCC is aiming to win back next year in…

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Only 7 members of Florida’s congressional delegation hosting town halls during Easter break

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(Updated) Gainesville Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho held a raucous town hall meeting Monday night, as he was jeered by members of the audience before he finished his opening statement. “I really, really expected them to be a little more civil,” Yoho to the Gainesville Sun after the event.“This was the rowdiest crowd.” Similar statements have been made by congressional Republicans around the country in 2017, as angry Democrats have crowded town halls in some of the most conservative parts of the country, expressing their…

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Report: Carlos Curbelo target of attack ads over attempted Obamacare repeal

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A progressive health care group has its sights set on Rep. Carlos Curbelo. According to POLITICO, Save My Care, a coalition of progressive health care advocacy groups, has launched a seven-figure television ad buy in seven competitive House districts across the country, including Curbelo’s South Florida district. The ad campaign, according to POLITICO, targets five Republican lawmakers from districts won by Hillary Clinton. Aside from Curbelo, the ad campaign will focus on California Republican Darrell Issa, Arizona Republican Martha McSally,…

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