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Ben Pollara is a political consultant and a founding partner of LSN Partners, a Miami Beach-based government and public affairs firm. He runs United for Care, the Florida medical marijuana campaign and is a self-described “hyper-partisan” Democrat.

Ben Pollara: Medical marijuana implementation for the 29, 48 … or 71 percent?

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Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues claims to have polled Floridians on whether they want marijuana legalized. They do not. Undisclosed interests hired a political consultant, who then hired Donald Trump‘s pollster to ask the same question. They got the same answer: 48 percent oppose legalization, while 46 percent support it. I have two questions that don’t necessitate public opinion research to answer: – Who cares? – Why are we even talking about this? Medical marijuana has now twice been before Florida…

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Ben Pollara: Stephen Bittel only choice to lead Florida Dems out of desolation, irrelevancy

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I won’t be in Orlando this weekend to vote for the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party. I’m not a state committeeman, so I don’t even have a vote. But I certainly have an opinion on who should lead the political party that I’ve been a member of, and heavily involved with, since I first registered to vote at 18. Stephen Bittel is unequivocally the best candidate for the job and the only candidate capable of effecting the sort…

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Ben Pollara: An insider’s view of Day 3 of the DNC

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The smartest member of Florida’s delegation on Day 3 of #DemsInPhilly was Alex Sink, by a mile. She strolled into the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday wearing an elegant white dress and a pair of blue running sneakers. Well done. Her footwear choice left my leather loafers an even more painful choice than they already were. My former co-finance director for Alex’s gubernatorial campaign, and current executive director of Ruth’s List, Marley Wilkes, could be spotted all over Philly trying to…

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