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Email insights: Patrick Murphy campaign ties Marco Rubio to Donald Trump in spooky scenario

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Rep. Patrick Murphy is hoping to give voters a scare this Halloween. In a Halloween-themed email, the Murphy campaign once again tried to tie Sen. Marco Rubio to GOP nominee Donald Trump. “Floridians in search of a fright this Halloween, need to look no further than the spineless senator and the orange monster he wants to make president,” the campaign said in an email. “There is no haunted houses scarier than the White House, with Donald Trump’s finger on the…

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Rick Scott says ‘there’s a clear choice’ in 2016 election

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With about a week until Election Day, Gov. Rick Scott remains confident Donald Trump come out on top. “I think Trump is going to win, and I think the reason he’s going to win is that there’s a clear choice,” he said following a stop in Fort Myers. “Even though we’ve added 1.2 million jobs since I got elected in 2010, it’s still the No. 1 issue in the country. He’s created jobs; he knows how to create jobs. She’s…

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Direct mail round-up: Jack Latvala reminds Pinellas voters what’s at stake this election

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A new mailer from Clearwater Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala offers a simple message: “This election is not just about Washington D.C.” Latvala’s mailer lets Pinellas County voters know what he believes is at stake this November — at both the state and local levels — with a handy voters’ guide for down-ballot races. “It’s also about Florida and Pinellas County!” he says. On the congressional level, the mailer suggests support for Republicans Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate and David Jolly for…

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Randy Perkins sinks another $1M into CD 18 race, 2nd since Oct. 20

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Democratic CD 18 candidate Randy Perkins put another $1 million of his own money into his campaign last week, according to a new notice filed with the Federal Election Commission. Perkins’ Oct. 27 contribution follows a separate $1 million cash infusion he made Oct. 20, and he has now put nearly $8 million of his own money into his campaign since filing for the seat. Through Oct. 19, Perkins had only raised about $685,000 through individual contributions. Brian Mast, Perkins’…

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New Senate Leadership Fund ad blasts Patrick Murphy for lying about, well, everything

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A new ad from the Senate Leadership Fund blasts U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy with a litany of what they say are his sins – lying, embellishing and not doing much in Congress. The criticisms have been leveled before by Murphy’s detractors and his opponent Marco Rubio – the ad says Murphy lied about everything from his business record to his education. “He lied about his education,” the ad states. “Murphy’s claims of business experience, outright false. Why did he pad…

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Barack Obama: ‘This is the moment where America has to take a stand’

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At the University of Central Florida Friday night, a triumphant-sounding Barack Obama made a bold declaration to voters — in this election, no less than the direction of America was at stake. The president, no doubt buoyed by resurgent popularity and comforted by the realization that the end is near, proclaimed fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton a worthy bearer of his progressive legacy. “This is the moment where America has to take a stand and decide what it is what we believe in and…

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American Federation of Teachers relaunches ad targeting Marco Rubio

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The American Federation of Teachers is relaunching an ad campaign opposing Marco Rubio. The organization announced Friday it was relaunching a campaign that claims Rubio “flip-flopped from writing legislation to provide relief to Puerto Rico to siding with hedge funds.” “Time and time again, Marco Rubio has revealed where his allegiance lies. Rubio flip-flopped from writing legislation to provide relief for Puerto Rico, to siding with hedge funds demanding that Puerto Rico make deeper cuts in education and impose regressive…

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