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Blaise Ingoglia, Christian Ziegler introduce new plans as Florida GOP chair race approaches

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As the race for Republican Party of Florida chair heads into its final days, Blaise Ingoglia and Christian Ziegler are proposing new plans to try to persuade fellow executive members to vote for them this Saturday. Ziegler is the 34-year-old Sarasota County Committeeman challenging Ingoglia’s re-election bid. He introduced a new website called The GOPExchange, a place Ziegler says where County Republican Party leaders can securely browse and download previously developed resources and used by other county parties to help support their efforts to…

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GOP candidates disavow Donald Trump’s call for Muslim database

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Republican presidential candidates on Friday swiftly condemned Donald Trump‘s call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction with the GOP front-runner. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Trump’s proposal “abhorrent.” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Trump was trying to “divide people.” And Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has largely avoided criticizing Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, said that while he’s a fan of the billionaire businessman, “I’m not a fan…

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Ted Cruz adds to GOP divide on how best to overhaul tax system

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In proposing the U.S. adopt a flat tax coupled with a levy similar to a European-style value added tax, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is contributing to a division in the Republican presidential field. Some simply want to cut existing rates. But others — Cruz among them — suggest scrapping the nation’s tax code entirely and starting over from scratch. All the tax plans released by the Republican candidates to date would starkly reduce the amount of money Americans and U.S.…

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Washington Times slurps Marco Rubio

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Wash Times’ Adam Guillette on Marco Rubio…Any commentary which includes the sentence “Jeb Bush recently said that the party needs to stop looking back to Reagan and start looking toward the future. Marco Rubio is that future” is just going to be bad for Charlie Crist. The full article: On the surface, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appears to be the rising star in the Sunshine State. Mr. Crist won a landslide election, maintains high approval ratings and was considered as…

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