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Mitch Perry Report for 8.4.16 — Patrick Murphy shuts down the debate

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Well, so much for the free flow of ideas inside the Florida Democratic Party. Patrick Murphy announced yesterday he would not engage in any debates with Alan Grayson or Pam Keith in advance of the Aug. 30 Senate primary election, citing allegations of domestic abuse charged by Grayson’s ex-wife last week. “Over the last week, I have heard from many people, including survivors of domestic abuse, that Alan Grayson’s continued presence in this race is an insult to the countless Floridians whose lives have been…

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Deadline for proposed Alan Grayson-Patrick Murphy debates approaches

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There’s less than two months to go before the extremely competitive Democratic primary for U.S. Senate takes place, yet no debates have officially been scheduled between the two major candidates in that race, Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson. That may be changing though. Or maybe not. FloridaPolitics.com has learned that three NPR affiliates in the state – WUSF in Tampa, WMFE in Orlando and WLRN in Miami – are attempting to hold radio debates between the primary candidates for both the Democratic and Republican…

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The week that was in Florida politics – March 13

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I was all prepared to begin this week’s column telling you how cool and smooth I think John Armstrong is. I’ve taken some shots at the Secretary of Health over his handling of developing rules to implement the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. The process places us in an adversarial relationship and the Scott administration communication strategy makes it a heated one. My Buckeye education though mandates acknowledgement of a skilled player at work. Seriously, Pittsburgh Pirates icons decorate…

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