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4 Florida newspapers praise David Jolly’s proposed ban on direct solicitation of campaign funds

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Four major Florida newspapers support Pinellas County U.S. Rep.  David Jolly’s newly proposed “Stop Act” that would prohibit federally elected officials from directly soliciting campaign contributions. Editorial boards from both the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune support Jolly’s proposal. The Orlando Sentinel and Daytona Beach News Journal also published editorials supporting the legislation. “U.S. Rep. David Jolly has a big idea in a little four-page bill,” the Times editorial read. “The Indian Shores Republican wants to ban federal…

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Democrat Patrick Murphy announces run for U.S. Senate

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South Florida Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy has declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. “It just boils down to where I think being in the U.S. Senate, we can really have a great impact,” Murphy told SaintPetersBlog late Sunday afternoon by phone, giving his first interview after declaring that he is a candidate for office. Murphy becomes the first official entrant from either party to announce his intentions for the seat currently occupied by Marco Rubio.…

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