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Billionaire car dealer Norman Braman betting big-time on Carlos Lopez-Cantera

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Wealthy Florida car dealer Norman Braman is hoping to recoup his losses from backing Marco Rubio for President by doubling down on Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera‘s bid for the Senate seat Rubio is vacating. As Alex Gloriso of OpenSecrets.org writes, Braman is using every available avenue for money – traditional, unconventional, and questionable – in order to boost CLC’s chances over his Republican primary rivals. The wealthy car dealer leads the statewide finance committee for Lopez-Cantera. He’s also given $200,000 to the single-candidate super PAC backing him – almost…

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July 4th Weekend is brought to you by these lobbyists and political organizations

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It doesn’t get much more American than the Fourth of July. After all, the holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was then 239 years go our founders took great personal risk to declare their independence, and created this democratic republic out of their blood, sweat, and philosophical determination. The politics of 1776 were void of “registered lobbyists” but the things that we associate with Independence Day today, however — trips to recreational locales, beer &  spirits and even…

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David McKalip’s list of contributions includes $500 to Democrat Janet Long

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David McKalip, the now disgraced doctor who sent out a racist email depicting President Obama as a tribal witch doctor, has an extensive record of contributions to Florida politicians and political causes. Why does this matter? Because you just know that this was not the first time McKalip’s real beliefs were shared with policy makers. How many meetings must he have had with elected officials during which his ignorance reared its ugly head? According to the Florida Divison of Elections…

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