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Bill Nelson again talking the ‘centrist’ talk regarding Supreme Court nominee

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Senator Bill Nelson does a good job of talking the moderate, bipartisan approach in the U.S. Senate. In the end, he nearly always votes with the liberals in his party. To be sure, Sen. Marco Rubio votes primarily the same way as his Republican colleagues. The difference is Rubio makes no statements about being a centrist. He makes it clear he is a conservative and votes that way. Nelson, who is up for re-election in 2018, has a high-profile vote…

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Report: Randolph Bracy considering 2018 U.S. Senate bid

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Sen. Randolph Bracy could be eyeing higher office. The Florida Times-Union reported Thursday that Bracy is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2018. If he decides to jump into the race, Bracy would face sitting U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a Democratic primary. “I’m considering it; I’ll leave it there,” he told the paper. First elected to the Florida House in 2012, Bracy won his Senate District 11 seat in November. The 39-year-old serves as the chairman of the…

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Rick Scott’s political committee raises more than $2.9M in 2016

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Gov. Rick Scott continued to grow his war chest in 2016, raising millions of dollars amid speculation he plans to mount a U.S. Senate bid in two years. State records show Let’s Get to Work — the political committee that fueled Scott’s 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial races — raised more than $2.9 million in 2016. And that sum will likely rise, since the most recent campaign finance data does not include money raised in December. The committee spent more than $2.5…

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Rick Scott considering bid for US Senate in 2018

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who challenged the Republican establishment six years ago and stormed his way into the governor’s mansion, now says he is considering running for the U.S. Senate. During a wide-range interview with reporters on Tuesday, Scott conceded that “an option I have” is to run for the seat held by Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018. Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, has already said he plans to run for a fourth term. Scott, who has…

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Marco Rubio makes closing argument in new TV ad

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Sen. Marco Rubio is making his closing arguments in his final TV spot. According to the Rubio campaign, 30-second spot, called “Debt,” is meant to discuss each generation’s “debt and duty to the next. “America is the greatest country in the world, and keeping it that way is every generation’s debt to the next,” he says in the advertisement. “Today, our country is more divided than ever and our challenges are growing more grave, threatening who we are and everything…

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Report: FBI investigating donor scheme tied to Patrick Murphy

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The FBI is investigating an alleged illegal donation scheme involving Rep. Patrick Murphy, according to a new report. The Hill reported Tuesday that FBI is investigating a scheme involving a wealthy Saudi family that supports Murphy. According to the report, the Hill found no evidence Murphy was involved in the alleged scheme, and the campaign declined to say whether he was aware of the probe. “This complaint was written by a Republican super PAC willing to say anything to elect…

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American Federation of Teachers relaunches ad targeting Marco Rubio

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The American Federation of Teachers is relaunching an ad campaign opposing Marco Rubio. The organization announced Friday it was relaunching a campaign that claims Rubio “flip-flopped from writing legislation to provide relief to Puerto Rico to siding with hedge funds.” “Time and time again, Marco Rubio has revealed where his allegiance lies. Rubio flip-flopped from writing legislation to provide relief for Puerto Rico, to siding with hedge funds demanding that Puerto Rico make deeper cuts in education and impose regressive…

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