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Ted Deutch endorses Patrick Murphy in Senate bid

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has received an early endorsement this morning on the first day of his campaign for U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, who represents Florida’s 21st Congressional District, released a statement of support for the Jupiter Democrat, who announced today he is seeking Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. Rubio will vacate the seat if he chooses to run for president in 2016. “I am proud to endorse my friend, colleague, and fellow Democrat Patrick Murphy for the United States…

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Ted Deutch takes to Twitter to skewer state ‘climate change’ ban

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Congressman Ted Deutch of coastal Boca Raton took to social media Thursday with a pointed message to Gov. Rick Scott amid reports that the governor prohibited any mention of the terms “global warming” or “climate change” in state governmental reports and documents. See the full tweet embedded below: Message for @FLGovScott: #DontCensorScience Retweet or tweet your pic to tell the Guv to stop silencing scientists. pic.twitter.com/8sGdIWyZVn — Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) March 12, 2015 The Natural Resources Defense Council picked up the tweet with…

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@Aronberg officially rolls out Ted Deutch endorsement

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Anyone else starting to notice that Dave Aronberg’s “Dear Friends” letters are setting the agenda for the Democratic nomination in the AG race. Aronberg’s latest missive officially rolls out the endorsement of “Friend of the Condo” U.S. Rep Ted Deutch: I am proud to announce that Congressman Ted Deutch has endorsed our campaign for Attorney General. “I served alongside Dave Aronberg in the Florida Senate for three years, and during that time I witnessed firsthand Dave’s commitment to fighting consumer…

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Alex Sink revs up Democrats, takes jabs at Republicans

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Taking a few jabs at Republicans, and offering herself as an antidote to what Democrats see as extremism from the right in Tallahassee, Alex Sink began rallying Broward activists for her gubernatorial campaign. “The campaign season is in full force,” Sink told about 75 people at a Democratic Professionals Council lunch at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Part of the reason politics is becoming front and center for people other than political activists – who live and breathe all…

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Charlie Crist lands speaking spot at AFL-CIO convention

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From the Palm Beach Post: The Florida AFL-CIO just announced the list of speakers for its convention this weekend in Jacksonville, where the state’s biggest labor movement will decide which candidates to endorse (and support financially) in the 2010 elections. Here’s the schedule of speakers: Ted Deutch, Friday, 2 p.m. Charlie Crist, Friday, 2:30 p.m. Scott Maddox, Saturday, 9 a.m. Kendrick Meek, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. That’s right, Charlie Crist. You’ve got to think that anything less than full support for…

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By setting special election date in April, Charlie Crist complicates chances of health care reform passing

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Interesting point from Anthony Man: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, resigned from his Broward-Palm Beach County congressional seat, effective Jan. 3. When he announced his decision in October, he’d hoped that sticking around until the beginning of the year would mean health care legislation would be done and signed into law by the president. But, as everyone knows, that debate bogged down and Wexler – a certain “yes” on health care overhaul – is gone. Enter Gov. Charlie Crist.…

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American Association of Political Consultants issues statement regarding the use of disclaimers on new media communications

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Last week, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) issued this policy statement in response to a Florida Election Commission complaint filed against Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman in St. Petersburg, alleging he omitted the state’s required disclaimer in online advertisements he was sending out. Brian Franklin, a member of AAPC and a consultant to State Senator Ted Deutch of Florida, requested this statement to aid the senator in writing and defending his proposed legislation regarding disclaimers on online advertising. The…

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