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Bob White wants to give GOP voters an alternative in governor’s race

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For Florida Republicans unsure who to support for governor in 2018, Bob White wants to give them a staunchly conservative alternative. One might add ‘libertarian’ as well: White chairs the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, which is “dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets,” its website says. The Florida GOP has occupied the Governor’s Mansion for nearly two decades. Several candidates — both officially and unofficially — hope to keep…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.24.15 — Will the RPOF gamble on having a meaningful primary election?

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There’s no question that over the past two decades that Florida has become one of the biggest swing states in the nation, a status that can ultimately determine who our next president is. It may not be the swing state (arguably you could call Ohio the ultimate swing state), but it’s crucially important, especially for the Republican Party. Like political junkies everywhere not living in Iowa or New Hampshire (or in more recent years, Nevada and South Carolina), party officials grew weary that when the presidential…

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In H-45, GOP rivals line up allies

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She is a School Board member from one of Pasco County’s most prominent families. He is a lawyer with the backing of one of Pasco’s most powerful politicians. Never mind that the primary is more than a year away. The battle between fellow Republicans Kathryn Starkey and Richard Corcoran for the House District 45 seat is on. By the fundraising numbers alone, the opponents are neck and neck. Starkey has raised $52,000 since February, and Corcoran has raised just under…

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