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“Florida Man buys state” — American Bridge PAC says Americans for Prosperity PAC buys Florida

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The liberal American Bridge super PAC has released a voluminous new report contending that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have become “puppets” of the rival conservative Americans For Prosperity super PAC. American Bridge’s 144-page report, entitled “Florida Man Buys State: Koch Impacts In the Sunshine State,” was released Friday to coincide with Americans for Prosperity’s annual Defending The American Dream Summit in Orlando this weekend. Rubio will be a keynote speaker Friday. The report seeks to…

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Emails from 2010 show Texas investigators thought Trump U was a get-rich-quick scam that preyed on novices

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As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump‘s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press show the staff of then-State Attorney General Gregg Abbott weren’t buying what Trump was selling. Abbott is now the state’s Republican governor and a vocal Trump supporter. “The consumers we…

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Group sponsoring Ron DeSantis appearance in Tampa denounced for associations with the Koch Brothers

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Hours before he was scheduled to speak about military issues at an event at the Cuban Club in Ybor City on Friday night, the Democratic opposition group American Bridge 21st Century, is blasting the group sponsoring the event featuring GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ron DeSantis. The event is being produced by the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), a veterans group that has been funded by the Koch Brothers. “This propped-up veterans group by the Kochs isn’t fooling anyone. Never would a legitimate veterans’ group…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.12.16 – Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders clash in Milwaukee

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While watching the first hour of Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, I started thinking that Marco Rubio has gotten a bit of a bum rap. For months (maybe longer), political reporters have complained that Rubio has liberally inserted his standard stump speech into his answers to questions on the campaign trail. That meme hit Def Com One Thursday week, of course, with his celebrated meltdown in front of a nationally televised audience. ( Those “Marcobots” from American Bridge who dogged Rubio…

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Democrats, others react to GOP Milwaukee debate

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The three remaining Democrats running for president debate Saturday night in Iowa, but until then, their supporters were left sitting in the peanut gallery throwing out choice comments, at least on Tuesday night during the Fox Business News GOP debate from Milwaukee. “Despite the softballs lobbed at Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and company tonight, they each managed to highlight why they can’t be elected president,” said Jessica Mackler with American Bridge. “Tonight the American people heard tired excuses. Why they don’t deserve a…

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DNC seizes on Sun-Sentinel’s call for Marco Rubio to resign

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Without further editorial comment, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday sent out a mass email statement that included the entire content of Wednesday morning’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel lead editorial, entitled, “Marco Rubio should resign, not rip us off.” It comes after Rubio has continued to make reactionary remarks when asked about his poor attendance record in the Senate this year. Rubio had missed 92 of the year’s 284 roll calls as of Tuesday morning, a 68 percent attendance rate. That’s worse…

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American Bridge slams Marco Rubio for link to “religious freedom” bills

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A liberal opposition research group blasted 2016 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for his connection to “religious freedom” bills filed in the Florida and Arkansas legislatures. American Bridge PAC singled out the Miami Republican for his relationship with District 74 Republican Rep. Julio Gonzalez, who last week filed HB 401, which would allow adoption agencies to not place children with couples whose lifestyle is “contrary to the religious or moral convictions” of the agency. American Bridge decried Gonzalez’s…

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