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Marco Rubio to chair commission on China

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Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced Wednesday that he has been appointed chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The commission was created in 2000 to monitor human rights and legal issues in China and submit an annual report to the president and Congress. Rubio previously served as chair of the 23-member body, which includes nine senators, nine representatives and five senior administration officials appointed by the president. “I am honored to continue leading the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and…

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AFSCME Florida endorses Patrick Murphy in Florida senate contest

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The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is endorsing Jupiter Congressman Patrick Murphy in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. “We believe that Congressman Murphy is the best suited for our agenda in Washington D.C. and will help move working families forward,” said Andy Madtes, AFSCME’s executive director, on a conference call set up by the Murphy campaign on Thursday afternoon. When asked if it was a close call for his union’s 15,000-plus dues paying members…

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Barney Frank endorses Patrick Murphy in Fla Dem Sen Primary

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In Lake Buena Vista, former longtime Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced that he was backing Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate Saturday afternoon, one of his most noteworthy endorsements of his 2016 Senate contest. “I have no doubt that he is the best candidate to win this crucial senate seat so we can take back the Senate,” said Frank. It was a surprise in more than one way. Frank had not been advertised as appearing at the Florida Democratic Convention, where a press conference was held…

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Florida Democrats to convene this weekend at Disney Resort

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The Florida Democratic Party will gather this weekend for their fall convention in Lake Buena Vista. The confab comes almost a full  year before the 2016 election, where in addition to trying to keep the state blue for the third straight time at the presidential level, the party is hoping to get one of their own to join Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate. One of the highlights of the three-day event takes place Saturday night when Senate candidates Alan Grayson, Patrick…

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