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2017

Congressional Leadership Fund to stump for Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo

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More national help is on the way to promote Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Mast of the Treasure Coast and Carlos Curbelo of Miami, with the launch this weekend of “Super Saturday” grassroots efforts organized by The Congressional Leadership Fund.

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Philip Levine attributes lack of fundraising to hurricanes

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A spokesman for Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who is widely expected to jump into next year’s race for governor, Friday explained his political committee’s lack of fundraising for September. “In the month of September, Mayor Levine was solely focused on helping a number of communities prepare and weather Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and therefore made a decision to pause all fundraising activities for his political committee,” said Christian Ulvert, spokesman for Levine and All About Florida, the committee.

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Joe Henderson: Actually, we should politicize tragedy

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Don’t politicize tragedy. That’s on page 1 in the standard response manual for how gun rights supporters respond to a mass murder like the one Sunday morning in Las Vegas. That’s where U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell turned when reporters asked if he might consider tougher controls on weapons now that 59 more people were dead.

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Critical Puerto Rico infrastructure contractor lacks history of results

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Whitefish Energy Holdings, the Montana-based company charged with the critical task of rebuilding Puerto Rico’s decimated power transmission lines, has little history demonstrating its ability to complete the Herculean task for which it was hired. Nevertheless, the company has made significant promises of performance in its brief, two-year lifespan.

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Joe Henderson: Vegas killer ‘just a guy’ but he wasn’t

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There was no reason to know the name Stephen Paddock before we awoke to the news Monday morning that he had gone on a murderous rampage. The man we’ll now remember as the Las Vegas killer had apparently committed nothing worse than a minor traffic violation.

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