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NRA backs Daniel Webster in CD 11 race

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The National Rifle Association is supporting Daniel Webster in the race for Florida’s 11th Congressional District seat. “On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Daniel Webster in the August 30, 2016 primary in the 11thCongressional District. We thank him for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and his dedication to defending the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen,” said NRA-PVF Chairman Chris Cox in a statement. The…

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New hacker document dump incudes DCCC notes on CD 13 race

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Files posted Monday by hacker group Guccifer 2.0 include internal documents from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on congressional races in Florida. They explicitly contain “campaign overviews” and “paths to victory” in Congressional Districts 7, 10, 13, 18 and 26. The document related to the Pinellas County’s 13th Congressional District race is dated from April when Eric Lynn was still running against Charlie Crist for the Democratic nomination. Lynn has since dropped out of the race and is now running for a…

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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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At DNC ‘Women of the House’ presentation, Florida candidates talk up Hillary Clinton’s good points

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At the Democratic National Convention’s Women of the House presentation, an array of women either in the House of Representatives or running for it in this year’s election made their case for what Hillary Clinton will do as president to advance a wide variety of issues. In their arsenal were a slew of Democratic talking points: abortion and health care rights, women in business, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, foreign policy, gun control and veterans. Seventh District candidate Stephanie Murphy, 10th…

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Nancy Pelosi thanks Florida Democrats for fighting for redistricting

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The Florida Supreme Court’s decision of a year ago to declare eight of the state’s 27 congressional districts to be drawn up in violation of the state’s constitution was greeted with delight by Democrats, and not just in Florida. Although the odds of recapturing the House of Representatives are considered extremely low this fall, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is certainly going to keep hope alive during the party’s convention week in Philadelphia, and she praised Florida Democrats for fighting…

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Annette Taddeo perfectly represents the problem blacks have with Florida Democrats

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The last thing Democrat Annette Taddeo needs is another bump in the road on the so-far rocky campaign trail, but she may well have one on her hands. According to blogger and activist Jason Henry, Taddeo is not immune to some of the racially tinged criticisms that have befallen some of her Anglo counterparts in the Florida Democratic Party. Henry says that while he was working for the Crist for Governor campaign in 2014, he caught wind of Taddeo offering her private thoughts on the ever fraught dynamics between…

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