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Endorsement watch: NRA, Fraternal Order of Police, Eagle Forum PAC and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Conservative Leadership PAC, the National Organization for Women in Florida, and Florida REALTORS PAC — issued endorsements. — The International Association of Firefighters and the Florida Professional Fire Fighters endorsed Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate. “We know Patrick will continue to stand up for workers’ rights, fight to protect retirement benefits, and…

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Mitch Perry Report 5.13.15 — Bill de Blasio unveils a progressive contract with America

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In Washington yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his progressive “contract with America,” a 13-point liberal platform in which every child has free kindergarten, wages start at $15 an hour, there would be national paid sick leave and family leave, higher taxes on the wealthy, opposition to unfair trade laws (such as the Trans Pacific Partnership) and comprehensive immigration reform. “These 13 progressive ideas will make an enormous difference for families all over this country, for everyday Americans. They…

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American Conservative Union: Alan Grayson has more conservative voting record than Patrick Murphy

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Florida progressives have been slamming Patrick Murphy ever since the Jupiter-based U.S. representative entered the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 Senate seat earlier this year, slamming him as a “Wall Street Democrat,” among other choice comments. Their hope is that Orlando area U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson enters the contest, giving them a classic choice between a perceived centrist and a tried and true liberal. We’re wondering what they might say about the new rankings that have just been released from…

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Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis says conservatives need “breathing room” to come around on climate change

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Bob Inglis believes that climate change is man made and very real, and he’s trying to persuade his fellow conservatives to believe that as well. Cynics might say he’s fighting a losing cause, but the former South Carolina Representative believes that there are free enterprise solutions to climate change, and is convinced that’s the elixir that will allow Republicans to support efforts to combat global warming. “That’s what I believe will move the needle here,” Inglis told this reporter on…

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Republicans seek the perfect date (read: candidate) for 2016

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Let’s say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they’ve got to have — and what they can do without. There are all sorts of things to start the list: leadership, vision, charisma, communication skills, and foreign policy cred. And more: fundraising prowess, authenticity, empathy, a keen understanding of the presidency, and maybe a little familiarity with running for the office. And…

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