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Kathy Castor weighs in (sort of) on abortion as Democratic litmus test

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California Gov. Jerry Brown believes the deciding factor for Democratic candidates should be intelligence, suggesting that as a litmus test, abortion would not be helpful nationwide. “The litmus test should be intelligence, caring about, as Harry Truman or Roosevelt used to call it, the common man,” Brown NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet The Press over the weekend. “We’re not going to get everybody on board. And I’m sorry but running in San Francisco is not like running in Tulare County or Modoc, California,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.11.12 — Bill Clinton comes back to Tampa Bay

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Bill Clinton comes to Pinellas County tonight, after two earlier scheduled events in Palm Beach County and Fort Myers, and the question is: will he make news? The 42nd president of the United States got himself and his wife’s campaign into all types of hot water when he “blasted” the Affordable Care Act last week, though a closer look at his words show his stance isn’t radically different than what Hillary Clinton has been saying on the stump — though certainly not as bluntly. “The current…

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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards to USF students: Millennials will decide this election

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  Cecile Richards paid a visit to the University of South Florida campus Monday, where she told an audience consisting of mostly female students, that people like themselves — especially those living in Florida’s Interstate 4 corridor — will help decide the presidential election next month. “Millennial voters are going to determine who the next president is,” said Richards, who has been president of Planned Parenthood for the past decade. “And the millennial voters who are going to matter the most…

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Patrick Murphy accuses Marco Rubio of ‘cowardice’ for not standing up to Donald Trump

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Marco Rubio issued a tweet Friday night condemning Donald Trump for his sexually lewd comments that surfaced from a 2005 video, but that’s not good enough for Patrick Murphy, his Democratic opponent in next month’s U.S. Senate race in Florida. “Florida women and families deserve better than a tweet,” Murphy said on a conference call Monday morning. “We’ve seen Marco Rubio play this game before, through the months of Donald Trump demonizing immigrants and Muslims, attacking a Gold Star family, or lodging racist or misogynist attacks, Marco Rubio…

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Planned Parenthood PAC president to stump for Hillary Clinton in Florida

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards has been an active surrogate for Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign. And on Sunday and Monday, Richards will be active in Florida for the Democratic nominee and the current front-runner. Richards will be in Gainesville Sunday, rallying the troops at 4 p.m. at a phone bank at 4056 W. Newberry Road, before an 8 p.m. appearance at a debate watch party at 1731 NW 6th St. Monday finds Richards with two voter registration drive stops. Monday at…

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Capitol Reax: Medical marijuana, abortion restrictions, IT security, criminal justice

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Gov. Rick Scott signed a raft of bills into law on Friday, including ones to expand medical marijuana to more patients in need. The bill extends the Right to Try Act to include medical marijuana and also gives assurances to dispensing organizations that have already received a license from the department of state. Susan Driscoll, president of Surterra Therapeutics and managing director of Alpha Foliage, said in a statement: “Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature have helped a lot of…

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