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NRCC calls Joe Garcia ‘too dangerous’ in new Spanish language ad

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is taking a swipe at Joe Garcia in Spanish. The political committee released a new Spanish-language TV ad over the weekend. The advertisement, according to a translation, is meant to highlight Garcia’s support of the Iran nuclear deal. “We fired Joe Garcia once because he embarrassed us, but to send him back to Congress now would be a danger,” an announcer says in the ad, according to a translation. “Garcia said that communism works. And…

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Dennis Ross makes official announcement; running for fourth term

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A fourth two-year term in Congress is what U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, a Lakeland Republican, is wishing for. On Thursday, Ross, 56, made his official announcement for the post in the three counties of his 15th Congressional District after redistricting orders from the Florida Supreme Court, warning of terrorism and the national debt. “Our work is not done. I firmly believe that these next two years are the most important two years in our lifetime. Our safety and security are at…

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Rebecca Negron running for Congress in District 18

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Martin County School Board member Rebecca Negron has announced a run for the congressional seat vacated by Patrick Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate. “I believe we live in a nation that, as our founding fathers intended, has given its citizens the greatest opportunities for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” said Negron, wife of state Sen. Joe Negron, in a statement. “However, I am concerned that if we continue on our current path, those opportunities will be threatened.  We are straying…

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Gwen Graham hauls in $525,000+ in first quarter fundraising

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Newly minted U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is set to be a major target of the National Republican Congressional Committee in her bid for re-election to Florida’s notoriously difficult-to-hold District 2, but according to figures released on Monday, she won’t be outgunned by the GOP House money machine: She raised more than half a million in her first three months in Congress. A good deal of that money came from sources outside traditional Democratic sources like trial lawyers and teachers, which are crucial for Graham’s chances…

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