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Florida GOP announcement about ‘Leadership Victory Committee’ never mentions Donald Trump

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While Donald Trump may only now be getting serious about establishing a ground game in Florida, the Republican Party of Florida says they’ll be more than ready to get their voters to the polls this November. On Thursday, the RPOF announced its Florida Leadership Victory Committee, which it says will work to ensure that Republicans up and down the ballot are successful. It will be co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Four Republicans each offered comments about the importance of getting…

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Jac VerSteeg: How Marco Rubio might get Hillary Clinton elected

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Marco Rubio says he decided to run for reelection because it will be imperative to have people like him in the U.S. Senate if Hillary Clinton is elected president. “There’s [a] role for the Senate that could end up being its most important in the years to come: The Constitutional power to act as a check and balance on the excesses of a president.” But it is worth asking: Does Rubio’s decision to run make it more likely that Clinton…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.23.16 – Another story on Patrick Murphy enhancing his resume

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Forgive us for not being too coherent, having stayed up until the early morning hours today watching the Hillsborough County MPO’s discussion of the TBX project until 2:20 a.m.this morning. You can read our account here. Although the huge news in Florida Politics yesterday morning was Marco Rubio‘s re-entry into a Senate race he said he would never get back into; you have to believe Rubio feels like he can handle his competition pretty handily. The Democratic Party, both statewide and…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera officially drops out of Florida’s U.S. Senate race

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Shortly after Marco Rubio officially announced that he would be running for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat, his good friend Carlos Lopez-Cantera said he would be dropping out of the race. “I want to thank all of my supporters in this campaign, and I want to congratulate and thank Marco for his decision to pursue re-election to the U.S. Senate,” he said in a statement. “As his friend, I know this was a thoughtful yet difficult decision that was made with our country’s best…

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Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson blast Marco Rubio’s decision to run for re-election to his Senate seat

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Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson are reacting to the news that Marco Rubio intends to run for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. “Marco Rubio abandoned his constituents, and now he’s treating them like a consolation prize. Unlike Marco Rubio, I love working hard every single day for the people of Florida,” Murphy said early Wednesday. “From missing the most votes of any Florida Senator in nearly 50 years, to seeking to ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest, to repeatedly voting against closing the terrorist gun loophole, Rubio is…

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Poll: Marco Rubio remains unpopular in the Sunshine State

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Marco Rubio continues to be unpopular in his home state, found a new poll by Public Policy Polling. The survey, released Friday afternoon, found 30 percent of Floridians polled said approved of Rubio’s job performance. Another 49 percent said they disapproved of the job Rubio was doing, while 20 percent stated that they weren’t sure. The survey of 508 registered voters was conducted on June 15 and 16. The poll came just about 10 days after the company’s last Florida poll…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera commends David Jolly for decision to run for re-election

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera is applauding his one-time opponent’s decision to run for re-election in the U.S. House. Lopez-Cantera, the state’s lieutenant governor and one of several Republicans running for the U.S. Senate, commended Rep. David Jolly for “doing the right thing and taking on Charlie Crist.” Jolly, an Indian Shores Republican, announced Friday afternoon he was dropping his U.S. Senate bid and running for re-election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District instead. Crist, a Democrat, is also running in CD 13. “Charlie…

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