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With successful Sunshine Summit, Blaise Ingoglia makes critics eat crow

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So much for Blaise’s Blunder… After a few hiccups and a barrage of negative attention from Florida’s political media, namely the Tampa Bay Times’Adam Smith and, to a lesser extent, Politico Florida’s Marc Caputo, the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit was a smashing success. Fourteen presidential candidates and four U.S. Senate candidates spoke to more than 2,500 attendees. Three hundred and fifty press credentials were granted, although the RPOF did itself no favors by limiting access to Thursday night’s Statesman’s Dinner. CPSAN even offered wall-to-wall coverage.…

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David Jolly says Charlie Crist asked Bill Young to resign and endorse him in 1997

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David Jolly got maximum exposure on Tuesday when he crashed Charlie Crist’s announcement in St. Petersburg, where he is running for the CD 13 seat that Jolly is vacating, calling the former Florida governor a “huckster” and ” a fraud.” Appearing on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday morning, Jolly showed no signs of ceasing his war of words with the man who could succeed him in Washington next year. Jolly criticized Crist by saying that he attempted to press the late C.W. Bill Young to resign…

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Karl Nurse says Hillary Clinton needs to respond to Bernie Sanders challenge on financial reform

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Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give an address on Wall Street oversight on Monday, and Karl Nurse says it can’t come quick enough. The St. Petersburg City councilman attended a V.I.P. reception for Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in Tampa last month, and said he learned that the Democratic candidate for president would be giving two major speeches in the next few weeks — one on economic policy, and one about Wall Street. Nurse said he’s been observing the large crowds that Vermont Independent…

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DCCC attacks David Jolly on Highway Trust Fund spending

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Representing moderate Florida Congressional District 13, David Jolly has to balance a fine line in staying true to his conservative roots as well as satisfying the voters in his moderate, swing district. Groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and American Bridge 21st Century are monitoring every vote he takes, and taking issue with ones that they think will make him vulnerable in his bid for re-election next year, when he faces Democrat Eric Lynn. The DCCC is now airing a…

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On C-SPAN, David Jolly calls Democrats’ criticism on Amtrak funding irresponsible and offensive

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Last Wednesday, House Republicans voted to cut part of Amtrak’s budget, less than a day after a train crash outside of Philadelphia resulted in eight deaths and more than 200 injuries. Democrats criticized Republicans, pointing to the train tragedy as a prime example of the dangers of shortchanging the nation’s transportation needs. However, the cut would apply only to Amtrak’s capital spending, and wouldn’t touch funding levels for safety and operations. The measure still needs to clear the full House and Senate before it would…

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C-SPAN on steroids

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