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Pam Bondi’s office says Hillsborough PTC can decide whether to hire lobbyists

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(UPDATED) The Florida Attorney General’s office has decided it’s up to the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission to decide whether it wants to hire lobbyists. The decision came at the request from St. Petersburg GOP state Sen. Jeff Brandes for an opinion on the issue. In a letter to Brandes on Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Ellen B. Gwynne wrote, “This is not a matter that the Attorney General may presently comment on.” She went on to quote the AG’s website, which…

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Bill that would regulate fracking in Florida advances in state House

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A bill that would create a new regulatory framework in Florida for the controversial practice known as fracking  passed a House panel Wednesday, despite overwhelming public testimony against it. The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill (HB 191), filed by Estero Republican Rep. Ray Rodrigues and Rep. Cary Pigman, an Avon Park Republican, on a 9-3 vote. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to create fractures in rock formations, allowing natural gas and oil to…

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Bobby Jindal to be on Florida GOP ballot for president next year, but not George Pataki

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia delivered a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday with a list of 14 GOP presidential candidates who have qualified to be on the Florida presidential preference primary next March. The letter lists Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rand Paul (shown in photo signing forms in Orlando two weeks ago at the Sunshine Summit putting his…

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Former Secret Service agent and Md. Senate candidate Dan Bongino says he’s thinking of entering Florida U.S. Senate race

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Republican Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who nearly defeated an incumbent Democrats in race for Congress in Maryland last year, says that he is considering entering the Republican race for Senate in Florida, and will probably make up his mind by the beginning of 2016. Bonging moved to Palm City earlier this year, which immediately led to speculation that he was interested in the open 18th Congressional District seat in 2016 currently held by Patrick Murphy, who is running for…

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Martin O’Malley to make rare Florida fundraising stop next month in Miami Beach

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, languishing a distant third in the Democratic race for president, will make a rare appearance in Florida next month, at a fundraiser in Miami Beach co-hosted by former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and Rena and Richard Florida. That’s urban development guru and author of “The Rise of the Creative Class,” Richard Florida. The event takes place Dec. 2. “I got to know Governor O’Malley when I was mayor of Miami and he was mayor of…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera rails against Washington Republicans in new video

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On the campaign trail, Carlos Lopez-Cantera has been hammering home the difference between himself and the other Republicans in the GOP senate primary race by claiming that he is a Florida Republican, not from Washington D.C. CLC makes that same point again in a new video that his campaign is pushing out on social media Monday. “And it’s time as Republicans we look in the mirror, and face the hard facts,” Lopez-Cantera says from a speech given at the Sunshine…

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New NH GOP poll shows majority of voters still yearn for Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney has said consistently that he’s not a candidate for president in 2016, and he certainly won’t be in New Hampshire next February: The deadline for all candidates to file for next winter’s presidential primary expired Friday. However, if he was, he’d be the leading candidate in the Granite State, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll published Sunday. The poll shows Romney with 31 percent support, compared to Donald Trump‘s 15 percent. However, with Romney not mentioned in the survey, the New…

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