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Hillary Clinton has more cash; Donald Trump forgives loans

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart’s operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election. Republican nominee Donald Trump also zeroed-out more than $47 million in personal loans he’s made to his own campaign since last year. Trump and the Republican Party, which officially selected Trump as its White House contender Tuesday, had $41 million cash on hand compared with…

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Initial paperwork filed to open Clearwater-area brewery

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Clearwater may be getting a new microbrewery. According to documents filed with the state, a company named Fat Lion Brewing applied for an environmental resource permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District in August. According to that application the company “proposes a craft brewery with tasting room at a former furniture factory. The would-be brewery would renovate three buildings to make room for the establishment and demolish another for parking. Fat Lion was established in September of last year…

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American Crossroads takes aim at Patrick Murphy in attack email

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Conventional wisdom among some pundits (and Florida Democrats) is that Patrick Murphy is more viable in a general election U.S. Senate contest in Florida in 2016 than his most prominent Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. While the fire-breathing Grayson is a hero to progressives in the Sunshine State and around the country for his take-no-prisoners attitude toward Republicans, Murphy’s political record and rhetoric is much more centrist in nature, which is what establishment Florida Democrats in particular seem to favor in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.2.15 — Obama getting closer to win on Iran deal

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Like so many other Democrats who are coming out in support of the P+5 nuclear deal with Iran, Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said yesterday that while “it was a very hard choice,” he was going to back Barack Obama in the most important foreign policy accord of his presidency. “I will support this agreement because it puts us on a known path of limiting Iran’s nuclear program for the next 15 years with the full support of the international community,”…

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Engage Cuba kicks off drive to end U.S. sanctions

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Last night in Miami, Alan Gross, the American citizen who was detained in Cuba by the Castro-led government for five years before his release last December, spoke at the inaugural fundraiser for New Cuba PAC, a political action committee created to push for the end of the U.S. 53-year economic embargo against the Communist island. “It was a magical night,” says James Williams with Engage Cuba, a new nonprofit advocacy group created in tandem with the new PAC. “It really felt in many ways…

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Blaise Ingoglia asks if Florida Democrats are really ‘Ready for Hillary’

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Blaise Ingoglia, newly elected Republican Party of Florida chair, has a question today for state Democrats: “Are you ready for Hillary Clinton, as foreign governments seem to be?” Ingoglia refers to statements made by several leading Republicans saying the William J. Clinton Foundation has taken donations from foreign governments, even while Hillary – the prospective Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 – served as secretary of state. “I wonder what Florida Democrats and Chairwoman Allison Tant have to say about this obviously ethically corrupt…

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