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GOP governors launch ‘news’ site critics call propaganda

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Republican governors are getting into the “news” business.

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GOP governors gather amid push for ‘disruptive change’

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The country’s Republican governors are meeting in battleground Florida with what many of them see as an opportunity for “disruptive” changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care following the election of Donald Trump. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday on MSNBC that Trump elevates “the possibilities in terms of what we can do to take power out of Washington and send it back to the states” and more importantly “back…

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Americans For Prosperity focusing on Florida Senate race and on grassroots efforts

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Americans For Prosperity, the conservative organization founded by the Koch brothers that deluged television with electioneering commercials the past two cycles is pushing its grassroots efforts now. At its annual “Defending the American Dream” summit in Orlando Friday, AFP leaders stressed their ground-level organization in states like Florida to push business-friendly candidates in U.S. Senate races like Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. An estimated 2,000 AFP activists, including about 750 from Orlando, turned out this weekend for the Summit at…

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Endorsement Watch: Associated Industries of Florida, Democratic Progressive Caucus, the Florida Retail Federation and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including Associated Industries of Florida, the Democratic Progressive Caucus, and the Florida Retail Federation — issued endorsements. — Associated Industries of Florida has endorsed Marco Rubio in his U.S. Senate re-election bid. “Marco has led rational efforts to reassert American principles of freedom and representative government throughout the globe,” said Tom Feeney, the president…

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Donald Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech

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Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons the political newcomer has learned, two of his staunchest Republican critics warn that he could be heading for losses in a pair of battleground states. Trump is set to deliver an economic speech on Monday to the prestigious Detroit Economic Club in his effort to step past his spats over…

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Koch network refusing to help Donald Trump

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From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political leaders are giving “frightening” answers to America’s challenges. One of his chief lieutenants was more direct as he made clear that Koch’s expansive political network would not use its tremendous resources to help Trump win this…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.21.16 — Ted Cruz’s courage

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One of the biggest surprises of how the Republican primary season played out to this reporter was how successful Ted Cruz was. When you looked at the panoply of candidates who had serious potential to go all the way in 2016, he was never at the front of my list (neither, of course, was Donald Trump). But Cruz emerged over the much more hyped Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, et al. He’s a true believer, what Paul Ryan likes…

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