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GOP strategist Rick Wilson tees off on Donald Trump

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As the Republican field running for governor grows, a top GOP strategist offered some advice Wednesday to candidates seeking to follow term-limited Gov. Rick Scott. “Just don’t be Trump’s mini-me, a simple rule,” Rick Wilson told the Capital Tiger Bay Club in a luncheon speech.

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John Morgan had a different kind of stump speech for Tallahassee

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Orlando trial lawyer and possible gubernatorial candidate John Morgan was a study in highs and lows Thursday as he spoke to Tallahassee’s Capital Tiger Bay Club. In wide-ranging remarks, Morgan – who said he still hasn’t decided on a 2018 run – pinballed between self-deprecating fat jokes and curse-word spiked anecdotes, and more serious musings about social good and the nature of God. “There is more right about America than wrong,” he said at one point. “And there is more right…

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Capitol Press Corps members talk shop after 2016 Session

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Members of the Florida Capitol Press Corps broke down the 2016 Legislative Session at the Capital City Tiger Bay Club’s April meeting on Friday, April Fool’s Day. Reporters Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, Tia Mitchell of the Florida Times-Union, Bill Cotterell of the Tallahassee Democrat, Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida, and Dara Kam of News Service of Florida answered questions posed by PR pro Christina Johnson, founder of On3 Public Relations. Much of the conversation was more or less exposition of what went down during the annual lawmaking period,…

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This Friday, I step into the Tiger’s Den of the Capital Tiger Bay Club

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Once upon a time, appearing at the Capital Tiger Bay Club meant you were going to get skewered. With leaders like Lee Hinkle and Scott Dailey ready — and more than able — to toy with you the way a cat plays with a half-dead mouse, entering into the Tiger’s Den was not for the faint of heart. In full disclosure, I have not attended a Capital Tiger Bay event in years, but I am told this is a kinder,…

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Today on Context Florida: Environmental disappointments, Loretta Lynch, Skip Foster and healthcare

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Today on Context Florida: What began as the “year of the environment” for the 2015 legislative session has turned into a year of disappointment for many environmentalists, says Bruce Ritchie. Amendment 1 and statewide water policy were major issues heading into the session, with growth management also emerging once the opening gavel dropped. The House-proposed spending plan includes at least $10 million for land buying – House leaders say $205 million for the Florida Forever program – while the Senate proposes…

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A postcard from Tallahassee Tiger Bay

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Skip Foster, the new publisher at the Tallahassee Democrat, was greeted as a liberator in his maiden speech to the Capital Tiger Bay Club. The gray-haired eminences who make up the Club’s membership know the difference between a good newspaper and a Chamber of Commerce rag. They’re embarrassed that the Times – New York and Tampa Bay — regularly come to town to break stories that were there, sometimes for years, for the Democrat’s taking. Mike Pate, the last publisher…

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