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Ahead of Venezuela freedom rally, Rick Scott says it is important to be a ‘voice for freedom’

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Stressing the importance of being a “voice for freedom,” Gov. Rick Scott will once again hold a rally in Miami today calling on Venezuela to completely release Leopoldo Lopez and all political prisoners. The rally — scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at El Arepazo #2 in Miami — is the second rally Scott has held advocating for Lopez’s release. The Naples Republican held a similar rally calling for Lopez’s release in May, after news reports suggested Lopez’s health was failing.

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Busloads of ‘hundreds’ planned for Aramis Ayala rally in Tallahassee

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A coalition of Civil Rights and other organizations is planning to bus hundreds of supporters to Tallahassee for a rally Thursday for Orlando’s embattled State Attorney Aramis Ayala. The “Ride For Aramis,” events will conclude with a 12:30 p.m. rally on the Duval Road steps of the Florida Capitol. Organizers, which include the NAACP, Latino Justice, Florida Council of Churches, Orange County Black Voice, the 8th Amendment Project, Color of Change, Equal Justice USA, and Let Your Voice Be Heard…

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Donald Trump rally in Melbourne confirmed

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President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign. Team Trump-Pence, the successor to Donald J. Trump for President, announced the president’s rally would be at a 5 p.m. event at the AeroMod International Hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. The appearance presumably is on his way for his weekly weekend visit to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. It also comes hours after SpaceX will be making the…

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First time voters bring energy to Donald Trump ‘movement’ in Jacksonville

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A factor that makes the current presidential race difficult to handicap: Donald Trump tapping into “unlikely voters” — either young voters newly engaged by the process, or older voters who, after years of being disappointed by “establishment” politicians, appreciate what they see as candor from the GOP nominee. Illustrating this phenomenon is sunrise in Jacksonville, where a couple hundred Trump supporters queued up ahead of a rally set to start at noon. The earliest showed up hours before dawn. And…

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Rick Scott won’t attend Donald Trump Tallahassee rally

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Gov. Rick Scott said he won’t be attending GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s Tallahassee rally on Tuesday night because of a scheduling conflict. His daily schedule shows a 4:45 p.m. “Teacher of the Year” event and a “Leadership Dinner” at the Governor’s Mansion from 6-7:30 p.m. Trump’s rally is set to begin at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the city’s antique car museum, near Interstate 10. Scott, a Trump supporter, also is national chairman of the “Rebuilding America Now” super PAC…

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Rally outside U.S. Senate debate at UCF gleefully energized against both candidates

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To passers-by at the political rally on the green courtyard outside the Fairwinds Alumni building at UCF, where a U.S. Senate debate was to happen later that night, both U.S. Senate candidates must have sounded bad. Patrick Murphy‘s detractors called him privileged and said his record was among the least effective in Congress, so how could he be trusted with a higher seat? Marco Rubio‘s detractors said it was time for him to go due to his poor attendance record and opposition…

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