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Rod Smith teases “major announcement,” could be entering SD 8 race

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Standing in front of the Alachua County Court House, former state Sen. Rod Smith teased a “major announcement” for Tuesday morning, which almost certainly will mark his entry into the race for the newly redrawn Senate District 8. The Gainesville attorney and former Florida Democratic Party chair would be the second candidate in the contest, joining Gainesville Republican Rep. Keith Perry, who announced Friday he would skip his last term in House District 21 to run for the seat. Smith has…

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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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