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Conservatives welcome Donald Trump with delight – and wariness

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For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump‘s presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any ideological principles. It’s an uneasy marriage of political convenience at best. Some conservatives worry whether they can trust their new…

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Despite apparent tension, Marco Rubio says things are “fine” with Jeb Bush

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Relations between presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are “fine,” even as footage from the Milwaukee Republican Party debate show some tension between the two Floridians. As reported by Corrine Cathcart of ABC News, Bush appeared to brush off Rubio’s attempt to speak with him during a commercial break at the debate Tuesday night. Rubio, in an interview Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America,” dismissed the rumor of a possible feud. “It looked that way, but that’s not what…

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Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

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The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner‘s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their…

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Florida Speaker Larry Cretul endorses Pam Bondi for AG

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Today, the Bondi Campaign announced that the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has endorsed Pam Bondi for attorney general. Speaker Larry Cretul will serve on the Bondi for attorney general state leadership steering committee. “Our nation is at a crossroads, and Florida’s next attorney general will need to be prepared to deal with an intensifying courtroom debate over encroaching federalism,” said Speaker Cretul. “Pam Bondi is a prosecutor and knows her way around a courtroom. I am confident…

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Marco Rubio raising money with Colorado’s Jane Norton, Penn’s Pat Toomey

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Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton announced Wednesday that she plans to host a fundraiser with Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio and Pennsylvania candidate Pat Toomey. Norton is locked in a close race for the GOP nomination with Weld County DA Ken Buck. A spokesman told the Denver Post that the event is an effort to bolster Norton’s credentials as “a conservative, surrounding herself with conservatives, and will govern as a conservative.” Buck, who had little name recognition before the campaign began,…

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Marco Rubio raising money with Colorado’s Jane Norton, Penn’s Pat Toomey

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Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton announced Wednesday that she plans to host a fundraiser with Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio and Pensylvania candidate Pat Toomey. Norton is locked in a close race for the GOP nomination with Weld County DA Ken Buck. A spokesman told the Denver Post that the event is an effort to make bolster Norton’s credentials as “a conservative, surrounding herself with conservatives, and will govern as a conservative.” Buck, who had little name recognition before the campaign…

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AJ Matthews endorses former rival Dana Young in House District 57

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AJ Matthews, who recently suspended his campaign for House District 57, has officially thrown his support behind Dana Young for the seat. “Dana Young is the person we need representing our community in the Florida House,” said Matthews. “She is a conservative who will stand up for our Republican principles and be a powerful voice for us in the legislature.” “AJ is a true public servant. He has served our community as Tampa Police Officer, and our country in the…

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