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First look — Americans for Prosperity goes in on Senate FHIX plan in new mailers

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Conservative political group Americans for Prosperity-Florida told FloridaPolitics.com Thursday afternoon that it will target legislators supportive of a FHIX-style healthcare expansion plan with a new mail piece portraying the ongoing Senate-driven negotiations as a “game.” The mailers feature the number to Senate President Andy Gardiner‘s district office in Orlando and exhorts recipients to “Tell Andy Gardiner we’re done playing the Health Care game.” “We want real reforms, not more ObamaCare Medicaid expansion,” the piece proclaims. “While the Senate continues to negotiate with…

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Rick Scott has spent $14 million on advertising, but can’t afford to spell Bill McCollum’s name right

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott has spent more than $14 million on advertising, but it doesn’t appear like any of that money is going to a proofreader.  Mr. Scott, I know you don’t care too much for your opponent, but it’s M-C-C-O-L-L-U-M.  Check out this gaffe from one of Scott’s latest direct mail pieces.

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Rick Scott has spent $14 million on advertising, but can’t afford to spell Bill McCollum’s name right

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott has spent more than $14 million on advertising, but it doesn’t appear like any of that money is going to a proofreader.  Mr. Scott, I know you don’t care too much for your opponent, but it’s M-C-C-O-L-L-U-M.  Check out this gaffe from one of Scott’s latest direct mail pieces.

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As rumors circulate that Kathleen Ford may make him next Police Chief, Randall Jones shows up on two mail-pieces for her campaign

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Rumors are circulating around City Hall, especially among the high command of the Police Department, that Kathleen Ford has made a deal with Randall Jones, failed candidate for Pinellas County Sheriff, that would make him the next Police Chief in a Ford administration. These rumors are gaining traction as a slew of direct mail arrives in voters’ mailboxes, all of it emphasizing Jones’ endorsement of Ford. The mail is paid by the St. Petersburg Democratic Club, the controversial PAC headed…

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Florida Democratic Party puts its money where its mouth is, sends direct mail for SP Mayoral Candidate Kathleen Ford

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Well, now this race is going to get really interesting… Rumors have been circulating for weeks that the Florida Democratic Party was going to prioritize the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race. There have been whispers about polling, about the SEIU getting more involved, about shadowy 527s with six-figure bank accounts prepared to blast Bill Foster. All of these rumors are about to come true. The first indication that rumor is now reality is this mailpiece for, err, about Kathleen Ford, paid…

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Isn’t this ridiculous?

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A close friend went into the clink last week. He had already agreed to a plea bargain and so he turned himself into the court on Tuesday. His case was over. Yet the next day, more than 50 pieces of direct mail arrived in his mailbox. All hand-stamped with first-class postage. Factoring in creative costs and research time, I figure it costs about a buck a piece for this advertising. Multiply that out by the number of people arrested or incarcerated…

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