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Everglades Trust endorses Bob Buesing in the SD 18 race

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Attorney and Senate District 18 Democratic candidate Bob Buesing boasts on the campaign trail he is a proud signer of the Now Or Neverglades Declaration, so it’s not exactly a surprise he is receiving the endorsement of the Everglades Trust. Buesing was one of 18 candidates running in local, state, and federal races in Florida next month who received the backing of the Trust Thursday, the first time in their 22-year history the group is making endorsements. “After years of inaction from political leaders, we decided it’s Now…

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Marco Rubio campaign reports raising $2.85M

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Sen. Marco Rubio raised nearly $3 million ahead of the election, his campaign announced this week. The campaign announced Thursday that Rubio raised $2.85 million in 19 days. According to the campaign, $1.74 million of that went directly to the campaign, while 1.1 million went to the “Rubio Victory Committee.” According to the most recent campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission, Rubio raised more than $11.1 million through Sept. 30. Reports show he had $5.5 million cash-on-hand…

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Broward ballot battle over Amendment 2 makes Norm Kent a Democratic hero

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Norm Kent — criminal defense attorney in Broward County, publisher of the South Florida Gay News, and past chairman of NORML — may be the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy and Democrats throughout Broward. At noon Thursday, Judge Lisa Phillips will hear Kent’s suit against Broward Supervisor of Elections, and bastion of governmental incompetence, Brenda Snipes, brought on behalf of two registered voters in the county. At issue is the widely reported absence of Amendment…

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Iraq veteran says Marco Rubio insulted Kurdish forces in Senate debate

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While discussing U.S. policy in Syria during the Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy in Davie on Wednesday night, Rubio one-upped his Democratic opponent by chiding him for saying that the Kurdish resistance fighters known as the Peshmerga were fighting in Iraq, not Syria. Now a Democratic Representative and Iraq veteran is calling on Rubio to apologize for “using these brave soldiers as a punchline.” “As a veteran of the war in Iraq, I know exactly what kind of sacrifice the…

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Marco Rubio 49%, Patrick Murphy 43% according to new UNF poll

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A University of North Florida poll released Thursday shows Sen. Marco Rubio poised to win re-election. The survey, from the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, shows Rubio ahead of his Democratic challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy, 49 to 43 percent. Polling was conducted Oct. 20-25. “Rubio is maintaining his six-percentage point lead from our poll earlier in the month,” said Dr. Michael Binder, research director of the Public Opinion Research Lab. “Rubio can attribute his lead to support from NPAs and more Democrats willing…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.27.16 – Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy battle it one last time

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So much in the news today to discuss, but let’s start (and end) with a review of last night’s debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy. If you were scoring at home (congratulations if you were, to paraphrase Keith Olbermann from his ESPN days), you might have had Rubio up by a few points at the end, but like the first debate, it was relatively competitive throughout. Rubio has a lot more experience on the debate stage, which is why Murphy should have debated Pam Keith and…

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Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy spar over policy, fall back on old attacks

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Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy tried to to focus largely on policy during a televised debate Wednesday, but neither man could escape from attacks that have dogged them for months. Rubio was blasted for his attendance record, one of the worst in the Senate, while Murphy was criticized his limited record congressional accomplishments. And while neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump were anywhere near the Broward College stage, both presidential hopefuls loomed large over the debate. The debate…

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