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Better Florida Alliance releases U.S. Senate taxpayer report cards

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The reports cards are out, and some U.S. Senate candidates performed better than others on Better Florida Alliance’s Taxpayer Report Cards. Better Florida Alliance, a network of pro-growth Floridians, released its Taxpayer Report Cards on Monday. The group, according to its website, considered information from several sources, including voting records, public statements and a candidate’s personal record. “The results are interesting because of the diversity of each candidate,” said BFA spokesman Brian Burgess in a statement. “Some candidates have a…

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Florida Republican Senate candidates seek outsider advantage in push for Marco Rubio’s seat

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The Florida Republican Senate primary is largely sounding like a group that’s trampling over each other to claim the title of being the non-Washington guy. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis says Washington hasn’t changed him, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says Washington won’t change him, and businessman Todd Wilcox proudly proclaims that he’s the only person running who has never held a political position and says Washington can’t change him. All three worked the Republican Party of Florida annual meeting on Friday…

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David Jolly hails Chavista defeat in Venezuelan elections

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Voters may have rebuked Venezuela’s ruling United Social Party in elections Sunday, but Congressman David Jolly calls it a “victory for democracy.” In a statement Monday, the Indian Shores Republican hailed the victory of the Democratic Unity Roundtable opposition party, which over the weekend defeated the long-ruling party of former President Hugo Chávez in the National Assembly. “Last night, socialism took a back seat to democracy,” said Jolly, who is in a hotly contested Republican primary to fill Marco Rubio‘s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat.…

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