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Mitch Perry Report for 6.1.16 – Let the 2018 GOP gubernatorial chatter begin

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My colleague Jim Rosica has a piece up this morning entitled, “Did Adam Putnam just launch the first ad of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.” Check it out and decide for yourself whether indeed that’s the case. What’s truly not in dispute is that the 41-year-old Agriculture Commissioner has been the guy referred to by seemingly everyone in Florida politics as the likely 2018 GOP gubernatorial candidate. Such a premise almost assumes that he wouldn’t face any intra-party competition, which, the more you think about…

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Eddie Adams Jr. and Christine Quinn battle it out in GOP CD 14 contest

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Although Florida’s 14th Congressional District isn’t nearly as solidly a Democratic seat as it was a year ago, nobody expects incumbent Kathy Castor to have any trouble holding on to the seat this November. Redistricting ordered by the Florida Supreme Court last year led the Florida Legislature to draw up the seat that now makes it a Democratic + 6 seat, considered “solid” Democrat, according to the Cook Congressional Report.  Local political analyst Barry Edwards says the seat is “still overwhelming and not competitive for…

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Jim Norman gets crushed in Hillsborough County Republican straw poll

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The Jim Norman comeback story has hit a roadblock. The former Hillsborough County Commissioner is trying to revive his political career this year as he contends for the open countywide District seat this year, but he came in a distant second to businessman Tim Schock in a straw poll vote held in the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee on Tuesday night, losing 66-13. “I think this shows where the grassroots strength really resides in this race,” Schock said after the…

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