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Say what? PPP survey reports Allen West leading GOP field of 2016 Senate candidates

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Allen West has been in the news a lot this week — but not for anything he’s done of late. Despite outspending Democrat Patrick Murphy by a 4-1 ratio in his bid for re-election to Congress in 2012, the South Florida Tea Party favorite lost to Murphy in that celebrated race. Now Murphy is running for the U.S. Senate, and West is … well, still apparently the head of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas-based think tank. Before…

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The week ahead: Tally turns into Capital City

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Tallahassee will become the capital city this week when lawmakers arrive at the state capitol Tuesday for the 2015 Legislative Session and begin debate on how to spend $77 billion. Other issues as well will be considered during the next 10 weeks; developing a state water policy, curbing the use of standardize test in public schools, allowing guns on university campuses, and changing regulations governing alcohol, gambling and marijuana. For the inhabitants of the Capitol Political Media bubble the two-months…

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Five state legislators endorse Pam Bondi for attorney general

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Today, the Pam Bondi Campaign announced that five state legislators from all areas of the state have endorsed Bondi in her bid to become Florida’s next attorney general. They will be the first announced members of a statewide steering committee to help with providing leadership and policy insight to the campaign team. “As the next Attorney General, Bondi is going to play a key role in fighting gang activity, mortgage fraud, Medicaid fraud, and in keeping our children and seniors…

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Marco Rubio lands big-name supporters for Senate campaign

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The fundraiser set to be hosted Wednesday by elected officials and business leaders at the posh Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables sounds like countless other receptions benefiting Florida’s political establishment. But the invitation topped with bold-faced names is for Marco Rubio, the upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate daring to challenge the popular Gov. Charlie Crist for the GOP nomination. Rubio has been mostly raising money over the Internet. Crist has been attending swanky events almost nightly this month. Their…

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