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Nancy Pelosi visit demonstrates Ted Deutch’s growing role in nat’l party

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U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch Thursday or a public event at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors. That appearance was followed by a major Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser at a private home in Fort Lauderdale; at $5,000 a ticket, the event raised $300,000. All the money Deutch raised will go toward the Democratic efforts to win back the House of Representatives. Because of the difficult 2018 Senate map for Democrats, most political experts…

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GOP mocks national Dems for ‘zero chance’ of beating Vern Buchanan in 2018

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Though the 2018 congressional elections are still a year and a half away, the news headlines continue to make Democrats believe that 2018 will be a wave election that could see them take over the House of Representatives. It won’t be easy, even if the daily revelations from Washington continue to chip away at President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s ratings. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced 20 more congressional districts targeted for recruitment and potential investment,…

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New DCCC ad attacks Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart over GOP health care bill

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Since the American Health Care Act was pulled last Friday, most members of Congress did not have to vote on the controversial bill. Nevertheless, the legislation did quickly pass through three separate committees on its way to a potential floor vote. And that hasn’t stopped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) from criticizing Republicans for their support of the AHCA in the committee process. Seizing the universal disdain for the aborted bill, the DCCC is now going after two Miami Republican who…

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Tea Party parallel? Liberals taking aim at their own party

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Four days after Donald Trump‘s surprising White House victory, the liberal organization CREDO Action fired off a frantic warning to its 4.6 million anxious supporters. Their worry wasn’t the new president. It was his opposition. “Democratic leaders have been welcoming Trump,” the email said. “That’s not acceptable. Democratic leaders need to stand up and fight. Now.” Amid a national surge of anti-Trump protests, boycotts and actions, liberals have begun taking aim at a different target: Their own party. Over the…

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Ex-Gov. Charlie Crist aims for political comeback in House

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It’s a sunny fall day at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg, and Charlie Crist is in his element. “What’s your name?,” he purrs to a woman in a wheelchair, taking her hand. He beams a white smile that matches his snow-white hair, contrasting with his tan face. “May I get a picture?” he asks, bending down on one knee. The woman giggles. Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, is a former governor, former state attorney general and was on the short list…

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Latest polling should serve as a warning to ‘Mean David’ Jolly

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A new poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows Charlie Crist maintaining a double-digit lead over incumbent Republican David Jolly. Crist leads Jolly by a 50-39 percent margin. The 11 percent of undecided voters lean Democratic by a 37-20 percent margin. Despite this healthy lead, the Crist campaign would do well not to crow too loudly about these latest numbers. That’s because, as Republican political consultant Nick Hansen first noted on Twitter, Crist and his allies have spent…

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DCCC pushes total Charlie Crist ad buy to $2M, sending mixed signals in CD 13

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National Democrats are boosting former Gov. Charlie Crist with another $462,000 of TV advertising in the race against incumbent Republican David Jolly for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The extra cash – coming from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee –  could result in a “lopsided air war in the Tampa Bay area,” writes Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida, which could represent either an opportunity for Republicans or a sign of trouble for Democrats. All told, Crist supporters have reserved $2 million…

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