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Corrine Brown leads Al Lawson, 42%-37%, in new poll of CD 5 race

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The first poll of the Democratic primary race in Florida 5th Congressional District between incumbent Rep. Corrine Brown and former state Senate Al Lawson shows Brown with a slight edge. When 524 likely Democratic voters were asked who they would vote for, Brown was the choice of 42 percent with Lawson at 37 percent; 21 percent of the voters are undecided. Brown also has a superior favorable/unfavorable spread to Lawson. Brown’s favorability comes in at 48 percent, and unfavorability at 19 percent, a…

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Chris Hand: Jim King’s legacy still holding court

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After Jim King became Florida Senate President in late 2002, he did something that today might seem radical on both sides of the aisle: He elevated members of the other party. Just a few weeks earlier, Florida Republicans had reached a new zenith in their political ascendancy. For the first time in modern history, not a single Democrat would serve in the governorship, Cabinet, or legislative majority. Though Democrats had won the last two U.S. Senate elections, and had battled…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Does Al Lawson deserve credit for Allen Boyd’s vote on Health Care Reform?

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U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, who voted against national health care last November, said on Friday that he will vote for the new bill when it comes to the House floor. The Monticello Democrat said he studied the revised bill and the Congressional Budget Office report on its costs and benefits. He said “it’s not perfect” but that the package meets the four criteria he set forth in a series of 16 meetings across the 2nd Congressional District last summer. “My…

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Does Al Lawson deserve credit for Allen Boyd’s vote on Health Care Reform?

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U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, who voted against national health care last November, said on Friday that he will vote for the new bill when it comes to the House floor. The Monticello Democrat said he studied the revised bill and the Congressional Budget Office report on its costs and benefits. He said “it’s not perfect” but that the package meets the four criteria he set forth in a series of 16 meetings across the 2nd Congressional District last summer. “My…

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