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Is Senate candidate Doug Broxson running in the Panhandle … or Jacksonville?

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Mike Hill and Doug Broxson, two state House members vying for Senate District 1 in the Florida Panhandle both released TV ads this week. Both are sticking to conservative notes and relating their message to the veteran-rich Panhandle district they seek to serve. But a closer look at the Broxson commercial shows several odd things for a Panhandle candidate. Point 1: Army vet? Write in candidate? Resident of St. Augustine (400 miles from SD 1)? Political operative staffing a congressional…

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Pam Bondi wins straw poll of Florida Federation of Young Republicans

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Pam Bondi won another straw poll in the race for attorney general. The Florida Federation of Young Republicans conducted this most recent poll, which was closely contested, with Pam Bondi winning with 35 votes while Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp received 34 votes. A third candidate received 18 votes. “Despite the Lt. Governor’s statewide profile, this straw poll reinforces what we are seeing throughout the state and country,” said Bondi consultant Brett Doster. “Republican voters are frustrated by the status quo.…

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Time Magazine: In Florida, can Charlie Crist turn tide against Marco Rubio

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Time Magazine takes a look at Crist vs. Rubio: Florida voters knew Republican Governor Charlie Crist would go on the attack sooner or later this year to try to salvage his floundering campaign for the U.S. Senate. But they surely had no idea that his rival’s grooming habits would become an issue. Last week on Fox News, Crist blasted his surging opponent in the August Republican primary election, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, for having used a GOP-issued American…

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