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Marco Rubio campaign poaches two Senate staffers for communications team

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In the lead up to Iowa and New Hampshire, Marco Rubio’s campaign adds two staffers from the U.S. Senate, including a former Mitt Romney press aide. Kristine Michalson, who has been serving as press secretary for Indiana Republican Sen. Dan Coats and the Joint Economic Committee, will be Rubio’s new director of press advance, Roll Call reports. “You will find me in a variety of excellent states asking venues if they have Wi-Fi for the incoming media,” Michalson said in a…

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Gwen Graham moves three measures through the U.S. House

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Today’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the National Defense Authorization Act, which appropriates $612 billion in spending for the Pentagon and military priorities, also marks the House approval of three initiatives sponsored by Democratic congresswoman from Florida’s Panhandle Gwen Graham.  Graham heralded the passage of the bill — by a vote of 269-151, with 143 of her fellow Dems voting “Nay” and 40 joining her in the “Yea” column — in a news release on Friday. “The government’s first…

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