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Neal Dunn also says he’s posting $500K+ in fundraising

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Republican Panama City surgeon Neal Dunn, challenging incumbent Democrat Gwen Graham for her 2nd Congressional District seat, on Monday said his campaign “will file with over $500,000 in his first seven weeks as a candidate – a new record” in that district. Dunn’s campaign said it had raised “more than $450,000 in contributions and (Dunn) personally added $50,000 to his campaign during the third quarter of 2016,” according to a press release. At the same time, Graham’s campaign said it too had…

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Gwen Graham posts another $500K+ fundraising quarter

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Three times in a row, Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Graham has raked in more than a half-million dollars from contributors, her campaign announced Monday morning. Her team patted her on the back, calling her $1.2 million cash-on-hand number “an impressive war chest for a race more than a year away.” The release refers to her first re-election, but which race she eventually runs remains to be seen. Graham’s 2nd Congressional District, covering north Florida from Bonifay to Perry, could be redrawn by…

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Poll offers clues to GOP on how to woo Millennials

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The GOP has been working on formulating messages that will appeal to younger voters. Their efforts include reaching out to women and minorities, including the latest effort Tuesday using New York Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik – the youngest woman ever elected to Congress – to lead a House hearing on “millennials and the GOP.” It’s no wonder this is being crafted as a key effort gearing up to the 2016 presidential election. A survey conducted this month by Toluna Quicksurveys showed…

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Jeff Kottkamp: Medical marijuana amendment could sway 2016 presidential election

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If the Florida Legislature fails to pass a medical marijuana bill this session the issue is almost certain to resurface as a proposed constitutional amendment in 2016. A similar amendment narrowly failed in 2014. However, it is widely believed that in a presidential election cycle (when Democrats in Florida turn out by 4-6 percent more than in non-presidential election cycles) a medical marijuana amendment will pass. The real question may not be whether a medical marijuana amendment will pass (recent…

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Florida Democrats come out against Marco Rubio ahead of presidential announcement

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The Florida Democratic Party is getting out ahead of Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s expected Monday night presidential announcement. “As far as self-serving vanity projects go, Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign should win a prize. After failing to win a majority of the vote in 2010’s Tea Party wave, Rubio bailed on Floridians, and now embodies everything voters hate about Washington – partisan dysfunction and placing the needs of the wealthiest few above the middle class,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Alison…

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