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Will Mary Thomas be owned by DC special interest group Club for Growth?

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What does it say when a candidate is backed primarily by a single special interest group? As the race in North Florida’s 2nd Congressional District heats up, a flood of money has engulfed the Aug. 30 Republican primary, a contentious three-way contest where each candidate seeks to outdo the other for the title “most conservative.” A majority of the nearly $1.6 million benefiting CD 2 Republican hopeful Mary Thomas seems to come from a single source — the conservative action…

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Being a Charlie Crist appointee will not determine the fate of Mary Thomas

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Whether or not one is following the GOP primary for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, it is getting a lot of attention both inside and outside of the Panhandle. The winner will succeed Democrat Gwen Graham, who chose not to seek re-election in a Florida Supreme Court-inspired redrawn district. Attorney Mary Thomas is under assault in paid broadcast media. Try going on the internet without seeing an ominously silhouetted picture of Thomas charged with the sin of being a “Charlie Crist…

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Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game

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After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the presidential nominee. Our Principles, which is devoted to keeping Trump from winning, and super PACs backing Ted Cruz and John Kasich are spending their time and money researching the complex process of delegate selection and reaching out to those party insiders. None of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.17.16 – Can 2016 begin the decline of negative political advertising?

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Negative television advertising against Donald Trump meant nothing in Florida this week. Several Super PACs including American Future Fund, Club for Growth, and Our Principles PAC spent $7.4 million in anti-Trump ads, according to Vox. Meanwhile, native son Marco Rubio spent over $8 million, and got his clock cleaned by the Manhattan mogul. The Trump phenomenon is leading some of the top political consultants in the country to say that this could be the breaking point in the madness that are negative…

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Anti-Donald Trump advertisements expected to flood Florida airwaves

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Get ready for a barrage of anti-Donald Trump ads, Florida. Our Principles PAC is expected to begin airing an advertisement taking aim at Trump and his failed school, Trump University. The advertisement, according to the Tampa Bay Times, is part of a national television ad buy, with an emphasis on several targeted states, including Florida. The 60-second advertisement — called “Scam” — features snippets of Trump talking about his institution. A male voice is then heard talking about the university,…

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Club For Growth president David McIntosh eyeing more Florida races

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The fiscal conservatism political organization Club For Growth has its hands unusually full with the presidential race this year but is taking a close look at weighing in on several Florida races beyond the two it already has targeted. CFG President David McIntosh said Wednesday in Orlando that the fluidity of Florida’s congressional races, due in part to the redistricting ordered last fall, has the club looking at two or three more races. Club For Growth typically targets congressional and…

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GOP, Dems moving in opposite directions after a pivotal week

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After a pivotal week, the presidential race has become a tale of two parties on sharply different trajectories: Hillary Rodham Clinton has tightened her grip on the Democratic nomination while Republican concern is reaching new heights. Some officials are even considering what could turn into a GOP civil war to stop Donald Trump — with no fallback option. Clinton took what was essentially a victory lap on Friday, cheered by excited Democrats a day after her strong performance during an…

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