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Poll: Adam Putnam is front-runner in governor’s race

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It’s clear that Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been running a careful race for Florida governor. And Republican voters like what they are seeing, according to a new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

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Paulson’s principles: Money, money, money!

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It has been said that money is the lifeblood of politics. If so, many members of the Florida congressional delegation are very healthy, while others are on life support.

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Chris Latvala says his dad’s not the moderate in governor’s race

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Chris Latvala predicts the race for governor will be a campaign unlike any ever seen before in the Sunshine State, especially within the Republican Party. The Clearwater Republican, first elected to the state House in 2014, has a unique view of the race, considering that his father, Jack Latvala, is now seeking to occupy the Governor’s mansion.

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AFP-FL to host summer town hall series with Ron DeSantis

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Americans for Prosperity-Florida is hitting the road to energize activists about tax reform. The grassroots organization is scheduled to hold “Un-Rig the Economy” town hall meetings in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in August and September to talk with activists about the current situation in Washington, D.C. and energize them for what’s to come. The AFP-FL team will be joined by local leaders and members of the federal affairs team to discuss the need to enact comprehensive tax reform. Rep.…

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Money pouring in for Florida’s Congress members in tough districts

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Members of Florida’s congressional delegation vulnerable because of their balanced districts each raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the second quarter of 2017, new reports show. The latest campaign finance reports posted this week, covering money raised and spent in April, May and June, shows that Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Mast of Palm City and Carlos Curbelo of Miami had the biggest hauls in the second quarter, while Democrats Charlie Crist of St. Petersburg and Stephanie Murphy of Winter…

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Jack Latvala: ‘It is very possible I end up announcing something in the near future’

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Sen. Jack Latvala didn’t use an appearance at the Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida to announce a 2018 gubernatorial bid. Then again, he didn’t use it to quash any rumors about his plans for the future. “We have several members of the press here today, so if I was to specifically make an announcement, then there wouldn’t be a reason for them to come to an announcement if I had one,” said the Clearwater Republican when asked what was…

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Richard Corcoran, Ron DeSantis, Jose Oliva attend Koch brothers retreat in Colorado Springs

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Three of Florida’s top conservative lawmakers — including two potential Republican candidates for Governor — attended a Colorado retreat this weekend hosted by the influential Koch network. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and state Rep. Jose Oliva are listed among the big-name Republican politicians and donors at a three-day event held this weekend in Colorado Springs. Presenting the conference is the Seminar Network, one of the satellite organizations of billionaires Charles and David Koch. The goal of…

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