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Today on Context Florida: Alan Grayson, Florida Supreme Court and Go Set a Watchman

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Today on Context Florida: Supporters and detractors of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson agree: He’s a lightning rod. The Republican Party of Florida loves this about him because it provides fresh material for attack ads. The Democratic establishment hates it because it screws up the possibility of having a clean, organized, efficient, and mostly boring primary. But politics is supposed to be about passion says Chris Timmons. It is supposed to be fun. The Florida Supreme Court has the final say in…

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Today on Context Florida: Confederate flags, Hillsborough County and thank goodness for Alan Grayson

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Today on Context Florida: With all due respect to serious prayer, Peter Schorsch says what is on the mind of every political pundit in the state or anyone who loves reading about Florida politics. As U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-No Filter Whatsoever) enters the race for U.S. Senate, we are thrilled. Yes, we are all bowing our heads and doing a Tim Tebow at our respective desks: “Dear Lord, thank you! Thank you!” When Catherine Durkin Robinson taught high school, several…

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Today on Context Florida: Stephanie Collins, Rep. Erik Fresen and the Confederate flag

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Today on Context Florida: Catherine Durkin Robinson talks about Stephanie Collins, a high school friend who was abducted and murdered by a serial killer and his wife, who both thrived off the attention. It is difficult to get a guilty verdict and death sentence once, she writes, never mind three times, in Florida. Therefore it’s worth noting how pathetic it is that the man continues to sit on death row and appeal these convictions over and over again. Robinson demands Gov.…

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Today on Context Florida: Legislative dysfunction, Jeb & race, public shaming, shrinkage and affordable housing

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Today on Context Florida: The Florida Senate and several communities hoping to receive state money for local projects or programs are unhappy, says Bob Sparks. The public food fight between legislative chambers and the governor was an embarrassment that could have serious ramifications. Florida Republicans are giving the Democratic National Committee a layup of an opportunity to portray both legislative chambers and executive leadership as dysfunctional. All they need are news clips from the past four months. So Jeb! didn’t know.…

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Today on Context Florida: Smiling Marco Rubio, fracking and Democratic Tea Party

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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio must be smiling, says Chris Timmons. The baby-faced U.S. senator and presidential hopeful is having the best two weeks of his life. Not only did he get needlessly razed by the arch-liberal New York Times in two attack pieces, he’s also receiving the cold shoulder by everybody’s who’s somebody in Florida’s Republican establishment. According to CNN, 11 of the 17 Republicans in Florida’s congressional delegation support Bush. Nevertheless, Rubio’s gotta be thinking: It’s 2010 all over again.…

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