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Carl Domino: Bridging the justice gap pays off for Floridians in multiple ways

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When I was a member of the Florida Legislature, I always supported efforts to expand access to justice. It’s a right that’s enshrined in the Pledge of Allegiance, the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution: “The courts shall be open to every person for redress of any injury, and justice shall be administered without sale, denial or delay.” But let’s be honest. Our legal system can be complex and difficult to navigate without an attorney, and many people cannot afford…

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Endorsement Watch: Florida Medical Association, Florida Retail Federation, SEIU Florida and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Retail Federation, and the Service Employees International Union Florida — issued endorsements. — Rebecca Negron has received the backing of James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. “It is my pleasure to be among the many solid conservatives who are supporting Rebecca Negron’s…

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Jeff Atwater endorses Rebecca Negron in CD 18

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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is backing Rebecca Negron in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. “Rebecca is one of us. She has lived and worked on the Treasure Coast and in northern Palm Beach County for nearly 40 years,” said Atwater in a statement. “She works everyday on the school board to improve our classrooms and support our teachers. I know Rebecca will fight hard in Washington every day for our community.” First elected as the state’s CFO in 2010, Atwater…

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Endorsement Watch: Conservative Leadership PAC, Florida Realtors, National Organization for Women in Florida, and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Conservative Leadership PAC, the National Organization for Women in Florida, and Florida REALTORS PAC — issued endorsements. — The International Association of Firefighters and the Florida Professional Fire Fighters endorsed Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate. “We know Patrick will continue to stand up for workers’ rights, fight to protect retirement benefits, and…

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In CD 18 race, Jonathan Chane (mistakenly) casts first stone against Randy Perkins

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Political newcomer and multimillionaire businessman Randy Perkins’ entrance into the campaign to succeed Rep. Patrick Murphy has shaken up the dynamics of that race since his November announcement. First, perceived Democratic front-runner Melissa McKinlay, ended her own bid for the 18th District within weeks of Perkins launching his, citing his ability to self-finance and her desire to continue serving full-time as a member of the Palm Beach County Commission. Then FloridaPolitics.com broke the story that Perkins transferred a million dollars into his…

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Randy Perkins garners $1.35 million in first month for congressional bid

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Democrat Randy Perkins took in a massive $1.35 million dollar haul during his first active month of running for Congress, his campaign announced Monday. The independently wealthy political novice raised some $425,000 from donors, as well as chipping in $1 million of his own money during the fourth fundraising quarter of 2015. Perkins is seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is vacating the seat to pursue the open Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio.  The Perkins campaign touted the eye-popping…

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9 Florida Republicans recognized as NRCC “Young Guns”

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Nine Florida Republicans are on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “radar,” which could lead to substantial campaign support. The NRCC put out a list of 32 congressional candidates Wednesday that are in the running for support through the group’s “Young Guns” program, which helps Republican candidates challenge incumbent Democrats or get the edge running for an open seat. Florida’s nine candidates on the list topped all other states in the “On the Radar” round. “These 32 candidates all provide a…

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