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Florida Chamber poll shows Marco Rubio at 46%, Patrick Murphy at 42%

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Another day, another poll showing a close race between Rep. Patrick Murphy and Sen. Marco Rubio. The Florida Chamber Political Institute released a new poll Monday that showed Rubio and Murphy were locked into a tight race. The survey found Rubio was at 46 percent, while Murphy was at 42 percent. Eleven percent of Floridians polled said they were undecided. The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20. The survey has a margin of…

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Bill Nelson: NASA reauthorization bill requires feet on Mars

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NASA will be required to commit to putting people on Mars in the latest U.S. Senate NASA reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday. The Bill, S. 3346, was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday authorizing NASA to spend $19.6 billion budgeted for the agency and setting a few new requirements, including that NASA commit to a human settlement on Mars. That’s NASA’s plan already, though it’ll take 20 years. Nelson, the Orlando Democrat who sponsored the bill, declared…

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Patrick Murphy releases new TV spot aimed at Marco Rubio’s position on abortion

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Patrick Murphy is taking a swing at Marco Rubio’s stance on abortion. In a new advertisement, a 30-second spot called “Reckless,” the Murphy campaign tries to highlight Rubio’s position on abortions, saying the Miami Republican is “reckless on choice.” The new campaign spot comes on the heels of an endorsement from Planned Parenthood. “Marco Rubio is reckless on a woman’s right to choose, radical in his attacks on women’s health funding, and irresponsible in his anti-woman rhetoric. Florida women deserve…

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Marco Rubio campaign hits Patrick Murphy over resume in new ad

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Another day, another TV ad raising questions about Patrick Murphy’s credentials. Marco Rubio released a new ad aimed at Murphy and allegations he embellished his resume. In June, CBS Miami ran a two-part report where it revealed he did not meet the minimum requirements to become a CPA in Florida and wasn’t a small business owner. “In an ad called ‘Truth,’ Marco Rubio manages to lie three times in 30 seconds. These discredited lies are all Marco Rubio has to…

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Poll: Marco Rubio leads Patrick Murphy, 50% to 43%

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Sen. Marco Rubio has a seven-point lead in the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The survey of likely Florida voters found Rubio leads Rep. Patrick Murphy, 50 percent to 43 percent. Six percent of respondents said they still didn’t know who they would vote for. Quinnipiac University polled 601 likely Florida voters between Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. The survey has a margin of error of 4 percent. Rubio leads 55 percent to 35 percent among men, but lags behind Murphy…

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Abortion rights group hits Marco Rubio over Zika

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A top abortion rights organization is taking a swing at Sen. Marco Rubio. NARAL Pro-Choice America released a new campaign ad Tuesday, hitting Rubio over his decision to support legislation that didn’t fund women’s health clinics in the wake of the Zika outbreak. The advertisement — part of a six-figure ad campaign — also takes a swing at Rubio for not allowing women infected with the disease to get an abortion. “Sen. Rubio is putting the interests of extreme right-wing…

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Bill Rufty: Polk becoming a two-Party county?

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Polk County will likely never return to the Democratic bastion that was home to four U.S. senators, three governors, and four presidents of the Florida Senate. But from Tuesday’s primaries and the fielding of candidates for the Nov. 8 general elections, Polk Democrats are slowly learning to make the now-GOP bastion a two-party county again. There was a big Democratic Primary in eastern Polk County for Florida’s 9th Congressional District, but not one of the four candidates were from Polk. However,…

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