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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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Family matters: Excitement builds for western Panhandle Senate primary

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Florida’s western Panhandle has not been exactly known as a hotbed of electoral campaigns during recent election cycles. The region stretching from Pensacola to Panama City is steadfastly Republican in registration and in electoral dominance. GOP primaries decide most fights in the region, and incumbency has ensured few contentious primaries outside of local offices. The region is made up of Congressional District 1, part of Congressional District 2, Senate District 1 and Senate District 2. Several State House districts dot the landscape,…

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Self-styled D.C. “outsider” Steve Southerland turns up as Washington lobbyist

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On the campaign trail, former U.S. Rep.  Steve Southerland would always take great pains to remind anyone who would listen — especially anyone with a camera — that he was from the “real America.” He’d tell you he wasn’t some snobby sophisticate with insider ties to Capitol Hill power players like his 2014 opponent Gwen Graham. By Southerland’s account, the admittedly polished Graham was so tied in with the Washington establishment she was “more Potomac than Gulf Coast,” to use the National Republican Congressional Committee’s phrase.…

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Gwen Graham hauls in $525,000+ in first quarter fundraising

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Newly minted U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is set to be a major target of the National Republican Congressional Committee in her bid for re-election to Florida’s notoriously difficult-to-hold District 2, but according to figures released on Monday, she won’t be outgunned by the GOP House money machine: She raised more than half a million in her first three months in Congress. A good deal of that money came from sources outside traditional Democratic sources like trial lawyers and teachers, which are crucial for Graham’s chances…

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