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Hillsborough Democrats blast Confederate monument vote as ‘white supremacy, white privilege’

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Two days after Hillsborough County Commissioners made national news by voting to keep a Confederate monument in front of its County Courthouse Annex, the Hillsborough Democratic Party says the commissioners who did so “should be ashamed of themselves.” Four commissioners, all Republicans, voted to maintain a statue built in 1911 of a Confederate soldier in front of the courthouse. They also approved Crist’s proposal to add a mural behind the monument, showcasing what Crist called “love and diversity” of the…

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Latino activists protest at Donald Trump rally in Tampa

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As thousands of Donald Trump supporters were heading into the Florida State Fairgrounds on another hot and sticky August morning Wednesday, a group of immigration activists gathered at the sidewalk in front of the main entrance gate off of U.S. Highway 301 to denounce Trump and his statements about Mexicans and immigration. Although new Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, hinted the GOP presidential nominee was rethinking his radical proposal to deport the approximately 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.26.16 – A hot mess in Philly

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Day One of the #DemsinPhilly was something of a hot mess — sometimes chaotic, but ultimately rewarding. But enough of what went on with me before or after entering the Wells Fargo Center yesterday afternoon. The highlight was Michelle Obama‘s address, described by some pundits as one of the finest in recent vintage, and certainly the most memorable from any First Lady that I can think of. Cory Booker was also strong, though I agree with David Axelrod‘s helpful criticism that if he can modulate…

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Poll: Tough road ahead in Pinellas for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Charlie Justice, Janet Long

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With months to go before the Nov. 6 general election, it appears that two incumbent Pinellas County commissioners could face a hard time keeping their seats, according to results of a poll released Monday. Commissioner Charlie Justice (44 percent) holds an eight percentage point lead over Republican challenger Mike Mikurak (36 percent). But about a fifth of voters are undecided and could certainly sway the outcome of the election for the District 3 seat. The poll results are more disturbing…

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Jeb Bush unveils six-point plan on immigration

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There are two issues that could prevent Republican primary voters from embracing a Jeb Bush candidacy when they begin going to the polls next year — his support of the Common Core education standards, and his perceived “weakness” on immigration. Hours before Bush will join 13 other GOP presidential candidates in the first debate of the political season from New Hampshire tonight, the former Florida Governor has released a six-point plan laying our his vision on how to handle the situation with…

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Poll offers clues to GOP on how to woo Millennials

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The GOP has been working on formulating messages that will appeal to younger voters. Their efforts include reaching out to women and minorities, including the latest effort Tuesday using New York Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik – the youngest woman ever elected to Congress – to lead a House hearing on “millennials and the GOP.” It’s no wonder this is being crafted as a key effort gearing up to the 2016 presidential election. A survey conducted this month by Toluna Quicksurveys showed…

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