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Mike Pence to address RPOF Victory dinner in October

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Mike Pence will address Florida Republicans in October. The Republican Party of Florida announced Wednesday that Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee and the governor of Indiana, is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Victory Dinner on Oct. 15. “The Republican Party of Florida is grateful and excited to announce that Gov. Mike Pence will deliver remarks at our Victory Dinner on October 15,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia in a statement. “We eagerly await the powerful conservative message of…

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Gov. Scott to get first state Supreme Court pick

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Florida Supreme Court Justice James Perry announced Monday he is stepping down Dec. 30, which will give Gov. Rick Scott his first opportunity to begin reshaping a court that has frustrated Republicans on issues ranging from political maps to protecting doctors from lawsuits. Perry, 72, is forced to leave the court because he’s reached the mandatory retirement age. Scott will almost certainly appoint a more conservative justice to replace him, though he didn’t give details about what he will look…

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Florida political parties raise millions ahead of primary

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In the months leading up to the crucial primary election, Florida’s two political parties and affiliated committees took in millions from gambling interests, utility companies and others with a stake in the outcome of this year’s contests. Campaign fundraising reports filed late Friday showed that the Florida Democratic Party raised $4.72 million in cash compared to $4.1 million to the Republican Party of Florida over the last five months. This is the first time in years that the Democrats have…

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Publix: Where shopping — and making hefty political contributions — are a pleasure

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Publix Supermarkets has given nearly $2.6 million to Florida candidates and committees during the 2016 election cycle, including more than $300,000 since the start of August. Among the Lakeland-based company’s most recent contributions were a $100,000 check to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and an additional $150,000 payment to the group’s “Florida Jobs” political committee. Adam Putnam’s “Florida Grown” political committee also picked up $50,000 from the supermarket chain, with another $6,000 in August contributions heading to the campaign accounts…

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Personnel note: Spokesman Wadi Gaitan leaving Florida GOP

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Wadi Gaitan is leaving his post at the Republican Party of Florida. Gaitan, the state party’s communications director, announced he is leaving the Florida GOP to join the LIBRE Initiative, a grassroots organization dedicated to informing the Hispanic community about conservative principles, like limited government, property rights and free enterprise. “It has been an exciting two years and I am grateful for the opportunity Chairman Blaise Ingoglia and the FL GOP team afforded me,” said Gaitan in a statement. According…

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Marco Rubio to attend opening of RPOF Victory offices in Panama City

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Sen. Marco Rubio will help Florida Republicans open offices in the Panama City this week. The Republican Party of Florida announced it is opening an RPOF Victory office in Panama City later this week. Rubio, a Miami Republican running for re-election, is expected to be on hand. “As we work to ensure Republicans win up and down the ballot in Florida come November, the Panama City Victory office is the first of many that will serve as a center for…

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Rick Scott to chair Donald Trump Super PAC

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Scott announced Wednesday that he would start raising money and work on behalf of Rebuilding America Now. Scott is a multi-millionaire businessman who jumped into politics in 2010 when he first ran for governor. He has spent roughly $85 million of his own money on his two races. He said in an interview with Fox News that Rebuilding…

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