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Shock poll in Congressional District 13: Charlie Crist 54%, David Jolly 36%

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A shocking new poll in Florida’s 13th Congressional District gives Democrat Charlie Crist an 18-point lead over GOP incumbent David Jolly. The Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida puts the race at 54 to 36 percent. Nine percent of CD 13 voters are undecided, and one percent support another candidate. The 18-point gap is by far the largest of any poll conducted in what is considered to be one of the most competitive congressional races in the country, though the redistricting of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.16.16 – Do Trump politics go on, even if he doesn’t?

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Donald Trump‘s chances of becoming president seem to dim by the day. While there’s still plenty of time for him to comeback and defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall, the odds diminish daily. But while conventional wisdom has it that Trump is one-off political phenomenon, buttressed by his money and celebrity, what about the millions who support his message. Where does that movement go? A lot of it would go towards supporting a protectionist, xenophobic party, according to George Mason…

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CD 15 Democratic candidate Jim Lange finds it rough going in trying to defeat an entrenched incumbent

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(UPDATED) Lutz business consultant Jim Lange is learning the hard way why incumbent members of the House of Representatives get elected on average more than 96 percent of the time. The first-time Democratic candidate is challenging three-term incumbent Republican Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, and he’s not doing all that great right now. “Overwhelmed,” “frustrating,” and “humbling” are some of the words he uses to describe life on the campaign trail as an unknown challenger with limited campaign funds against a well known incumbent.…

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DCCC says David Jolly failed to speak out on Donald Trump’s statement on the Khan family, but he did

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is calling out a number of House Republicans for failing to issue a statement in the wake of Donald Trump’s attack on Khizr and Ghazala Khan over the weekend. The Khans were the parents of an Army Captain Human Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The couple became nationally famous after they appeared at the Democratic National Convention last Thursday night, where Khizr Khan dramatically unveiled a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and challenged Trump if he had ever…

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Charlie Crist named to DCCC’s “Red-to-Blue” program

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Charlie Crist has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) list of of 2016 candidates for their “Red to Blue” program, which highlights strong Democratic candidates running in open seats and districts held by Republicans that the DCCC hope to flip this November. The program offers these candidates financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support. In most cases, the Democrats are first-time candidates, and such recognition gives encouragement and confidence in them that the party believes that they have a somewhat legitimate chance to…

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Five St. Pete City Council endorse Charlie Crist in CD 13 race

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With the Florida presidential primary now history, attention and energy will now go to some of the congressional elections upcoming later this summer. Former Governor Charlie Crist is the leading candidate at the moment to win the open CD 13 seat in Pinellas County, and he got a shot in the arm Thursday with no fewer than five members of the St. Petersburg City Council announcing their support for him at a ceremony in front of City Hall. Jim Kennedy, Darden Rice,…

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David Jolly reacts to conservative criticism of his record

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A close observation of Pinellas County Congressman David Jolly‘s record in the House indicates that despite the occasional pragmatic vote (he does represent a moderate district in Congress after all), nobody would accuse him of being a liberal. Well, almost no one. Today the Club for Growth, an economic conservative political group, came out with a statement blasting the newest entrant into the GOP Senate 2016 race, with their president, David McIntosh calling Jolly, “a big-spending liberal and former lobbyist who…

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