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Congressional Leadership Fund to stump for Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo

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More national help is on the way to promote Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Mast of the Treasure Coast and Carlos Curbelo of Miami, with the launch this weekend of “Super Saturday” grassroots efforts organized by The Congressional Leadership Fund.

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Is Pam Keith running for Congress, or still in Senate campaign mode?

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Is Pam Keith running for Congress, or is she still seeking a U.S. Senate seat? In a new fundraising email to supporters, Keith – who recently announced a bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District – flaunts an endorsement from the Democracy for America chapters in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties. DFA is the progressive committee founded in 2004 by former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean, which boasts more than one million members.

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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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Endorsement Watch: Hispanic Leadership Fund, National Association of Police Organizations, others issue endorsements

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With just a few days until the election, organizations are continuing to roll out endorsements for state and federal candidates. — Add the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce to the list of groups backing Randy Perkins. The Chamber endorsed Perkins in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The organization, according to the Perkins campaign, made its decision based on his “understanding of the importance of a robust business climate and the role of economic development when it comes to policy and…

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Joni Ernst-affiliated PAC gives $5K to Brian Mast in CD 18

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Brian Mast, the Republican candidate in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, reported $8,700 in contributions in a new filing with the Federal Election Commission Monday, including $5,000 from a committee backing Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. Mast is running against self-funding Democrat Randy Perkins for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. Ernst, elected in 2014, has become a major player in GOP politics and is best known for her annual “Roast…

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Congressional Leadership Fund focuses on Brian Mast’s service in new ad

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Brian Mast’s service record is front and center in a new ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund. The super PAC released its third ad Friday in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The 60-second spot features Cody Bonk, a former Army medic of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In the ad, Bonk describes what happens the day Mast lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. The ad also features footage from a TC Palm editorial board meeting, where Democrat Randy…

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Democrats throughout Florida call on GOP opponents to denounce #TrumpTapes vulgar comments

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A newly released videotape showing Donald Trump making crude comments about a married woman he tried to seduce is sending shock waves throughout Florida politics. “I’ve said some foolish things,” the Republican presidential nominee said overnight Friday in a taped apology posted on Facebook. “But there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women.” But Florida Democratic candidates statewide are not letting Trump off the hook so easily. Nearly all of them are…

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