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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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In new ad, NRCC says Joe Garcia is ‘exactly who shouldn’t be in Congress’

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mi Democrat “is exactly who shouldn’t be in Congress.” The group released new television and radio ads Wednesday that call Garcia an embarrassment and say he could be dangerous if elected. “Garcia has wrong ideas, saying that ‘Communism works.’ He has dangerous views, supporting the Iran nuclear deal, which allows Iran a path to nuclear weapons. And Garcia embarrasses us repeatedly, with scandal, after scandal, after scandal,” an announcer says in the advertisement. “Joe Garcia: we fired him once and…

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NRCC calls Joe Garcia ‘too dangerous’ in new Spanish language ad

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is taking a swipe at Joe Garcia in Spanish. The political committee released a new Spanish-language TV ad over the weekend. The advertisement, according to a translation, is meant to highlight Garcia’s support of the Iran nuclear deal. “We fired Joe Garcia once because he embarrassed us, but to send him back to Congress now would be a danger,” an announcer says in the ad, according to a translation. “Garcia said that communism works. And…

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NRCC takes aim at Joe Garcia in new TV, radio spots

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The National Republican Congressional Committee has its sights set on defeating Joe Garcia. The committee released TV and radio spots Wednesday targeting the former congressman. In a new television ad, the NRCC is hoping to paint Garcia a danger to South Florida residents if he’s elected. “We fired Joe Garcia once because he embarrassed us. But sending him back to Congress could actually be dangerous,” an announcer says in the 30-second spot. “Garcia said its been proven that communism works.…

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Ex-Miami Congressman Joe Garcia hopes to make comeback

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The Miami-area congressional seat held by Republican Carlos Curbelo is one of the nation’s most competitive – it’s pingponged between the GOP and the Democrats the last three elections. Now Joe Garcia, who held the seat from 2013 to 2015, and Annette Taddeo, who unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor in 2014, are running a tight race in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary for a chance to challenge Curbelo in November. The race is key nationally to help give Democrats a…

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After new financial disclosure, Annette Taddeo’s ‘middle-class’ claim is even more tenuous

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Annette Taddeo still clings to the impression that she is “middle-class.” But that claim is becoming more tenuous with each passing day. For those who don’t remember, here is a quick refresher. Taddeo, Charlie Crist’s former running mate and current Democratic congressional candidate, had openly proclaimed a middle-class lifestyle, even as she lives in an unambiguously non-middle-class 6,500-square-foot Miami home assessed at $1.25 million. In April, Taddeo told MSNBC she was part of the “middle-class,” despite 15 months earlier listing a net worth of…

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