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Marco Rubio attacked for being out of the mainstream in American Bridge ad

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Although Marco Rubio has yet to truly break through in the 2015-2016 GOP presidential campaign, he’s been doing enough to keep himself in the game. A Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday shows him in third place in Iowa with 13 percent support, an eight-point increase from a month ago. And Democratic-leaning groups certainly haven’t written him off yet. The liberal group American Bridge has a new ad out this morning, blasting Rubio for being out of the political mainstream on issues like abortion…

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In energy speech, Marco Rubio says he’ll ‘cripple’ the regulatory power of all federal agencies

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Marco Rubio gave his first major speech on energy policy Friday afternoon at BOC Water Hydraulics in Salem, Ohio, where he spent considerable time criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for overriding consumers and undercutting innovators, resulting in “fewer choices, fewer jobs, and higher prices for our people.” Speaking in the home of fellow GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, Rubio said that if elected, he’d immediately stop the Clean Power Plan, a set of carbon pollution standards for existing power plants…

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American Bridge announces #JebNoFilter

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Although the conservative website The Federalist convincingly shows that the full context of Jeb Bush’s “stuff happens” remark indicates that he was not shrugging off the latest example of gun violence run amok in America, that’s not how it played around the country as his comments bounced around the web last Friday afternoon. The comment got heavy coverage on the network news on Friday night as well, and fed into the narrative that the former Florida governor has shown more than a little…

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American Bridge releases parody quiz to tie Jeb Bush to Donald Trump

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On a number of issues, there is no difference between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump –– including campaign tactics and abortion, so says the progressives at super-PAC American Bridge. With the new website JebTrump.com, American Bridge launched a digital media campaign featuring a quiz showing “zero inches of space” between the Republican former governor and Trump, the outspoken real-estate billionaire leading the 2016 presidential race. First reported by The Hill, the quiz is a parody of a recent ad released by the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.21.15 — Bill McCollum isn’t seriously thinking of running for Senate. Is he?

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I was going to opine on John Kasich entering the GOP presidential contest this morning, but let’s get to that tomorrow. Instead, let’s talk about the Florida U.S. Senate race, now that David Jolly is officially in the race, along with U.S. Ron DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and retired CIA contractor Todd Wilcox. Lately the conventional wisdom from at least two Florida political reporters/analysts is that with such a relatively unknown field, former Central Florida U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum could be viable if…

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On his 4th try, Jeb Bush clarifies he would not have gone to war in Iraq

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Today in Arizona, Jeb Bush attempted to set the record straight once and for all about what he would have done, in retrospect, if he were president in 2003 in regards to invading Iraq. “Knowing what we now know, I would not have engaged,” Bush said at a campaign stop in Tempe. “I would not have gone into Iraq.” The probable GOP presidential candidate has had a brutal week, being attacked on both the left and the right for his…

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American Bridge releases new report on Koch Brothers’ influence in Florida

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The enormously wealthy and powerful Charles and David Koch, better known as the Koch Brothers, have become an increasingly influential team in recent years as they spend their money on causes (and candidates) they support. But in progressive, and even independent circles, their name has been invoked as representing something almost sinister and polluting the body politic. Now the Democratic Super PAC for American Bridge 21st Century hopes that by linking them to Florida presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, they can…

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