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A rundown of the real winners and losers from Florida’s general election

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Yesterday’s slate of general elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of the real winners and losers coming out of Tuesday. Winners Rick Scott — The Naples Republican was an early backer of the president-elect, comparing Trump’s rise to his own 2010 gubernatorial run and even penning an op-ed way back in January that Trump captured “the frustration of many Americans.” No doubt he’s taking notes for his own rumored 2018…

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American Association of Political Consultants issues statement regarding the use of disclaimers on new media communications

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Last week, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) issued this policy statement in response to a Florida Election Commission complaint filed against Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman in St. Petersburg, alleging he omitted the state’s required disclaimer in online advertisements he was sending out. Brian Franklin, a member of AAPC and a consultant to State Senator Ted Deutch of Florida, requested this statement to aid the senator in writing and defending his proposed legislation regarding disclaimers on online advertising. The…

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