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New search engine linking lawmakers and constituents launches today — literally

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A powerful new tool to make state lawmakers more responsive to constituents launched today – literally. Rocket Lobby, a free legislative accountability search engine from public relations firm CATE COMM, reached the stratosphere on Thursday with its logo attached to a high-altitude weather balloon. Video of the launch is available on YouTube. RocketLobby.com allows anyone in the United States to find, email, call, or request meetings with state lawmakers – as well as grade responsiveness with an anonymous Amazon or…

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Jeb Bush super PAC to soon begin airing ads in Florida

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With Florida again figuring to be one of the most valued swing-state nations in the country, local television stations up and down the state’s 10 biggest media markets are undoubtedly salivating for the campaign to get more intense. As first reported on Twitter by Kevin Cate, Jeb Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise, is starting to pull TV rate cards in the Sunshine State — specifically WFTX-TV Fox 4, the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers-Naples. As a super PAC, Right to Rise can…

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… but who will win #CateBudget?

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As the Florida Legislature finishes its second-chance 20-day special session, Kevin Cate has renewed his bet on when the 2015-2016 state spending plan will be approved. As well as the final Sine Die of 2015. Since June 1, lawmakers have hurried to fulfill their one duty under the Florida Constitution, to pass a budget by June 30. The special session was scheduled through June 20. This time, #CateBudget, where the owner of public relations firm CateComm has a “little overtime fun” called for a best…

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#CateSineDie: Placing bets on session’s end

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It may not compare to the estimated $4 billion wagered in office betting pools during the NCAA basketball tournament, but Capitol observers have some side bets going on about the 2015 legislative session. One is when will the hanky drop. Entries for #CateSineDie are due by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Predict when lawmakers adjourn the 2015 legislative session, and win the grand prize: a pair of Gucci loafers or a donation to your favorite charity (if you are not into leather shoes).…

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