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Email insights: Democratic website helps handle “Your Republican Uncle” during Thanksgiving

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For most people, holidays are supposed to be filled with fun, food and celebration. With that in mind, for the sake of keeping the peace, it’s always a good rule of thumb to avoid talking politics during family get-togethers. However, that may be next to impossible this year, as Thanksgiving falls in the midst of the highly charged 2016 presidential elections. Coming to the rescue is an email from the Democratic National Committee, which offers “The Democrat’s Guide to Talking Politics…

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Email insights: Counting out Jeb Bush is a big mistake

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For anyone who appreciates presidential politics, it would be a fool’s errand to write off Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign. In a new email update from Right to Rise PAC – providing exclusive information from the campaign trail – the former Florida governor is far from finished, despite “lagging national polls” and receiving less airtime than any other candidate during the “much-maligned” CNBC debate. According to Right to Rise Chairman Mike Murphy, Bush will ultimately prevail, particularly over last week’s “noise…

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Email insights: Ruth’s List celebrates election wins, but there’s more to do

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With any election, no matter how you slice it, somebody comes out on top. In the 2015 elections, Ruth’s List Florida had a good night. And by the next day, there was an email showing they were ready to boast. “Ruth’s List-endorsed candidate, Lisa Wheeler-Brown won her election for St. Petersburg City Council and Kristin Rosen Gonzalez secured a first-place finish in a crowded field for Miami Beach Commissioner,” the email read. Neither candidate would have won without the help…

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Daniel Webster says he’ll run for House Speaker

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Hours after telling supporters he had “not yet come to a decision” on whether he would run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Florida U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster called an audible: He’s in it to win it. Webster made the announcement during the Sean Hannity radio program Friday afternoon. Hannity asked, “Will you run for speaker?” “Yes, I will,” Webster answered. In an earlier email on Friday, the Central Florida Republican played Hamlet, saying he wasn’t sure – while asking for campaign contributions. The…

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Email insights: As medical marijuana stalls in Tallahassee, Ben Pollara presses on

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As Tallahassee lawmakers finish their third week of the 2015 legislative session, Ben Pollara finds little to cheer this week in Florida’s struggle to legalize medical marijuana. “It ain’t looking good,” the United for Care leader says in a new email update. “Despite the voices of 58 percent of Floridians and our efforts in the Legislature,” Pollara continues, “third week of the session just ended without a hearing in either house.” Elected representatives do just that – represent the people of Florida. As…

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Email insights: Dennis Ross schools us on history, freedom in Hungary and America

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross is reaching out to those of Hungarian descent, as well as students of European history, in a new email celebrating the 167th anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution and War for Independence. The family of the Senior Deputy Majority Whip is of Hungarian descent, and the email offers Ross’ support for Hungary and its citizens as they honor their freedom. It also provides an opportunity for a quick lesson in European history. The Kingdom of Hungary, originally part…

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Email insights: Tom Rooney takes on ATF

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Federal regulators took it too far when they tried to ban the popular M855 sporting ammo, says U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney. Now, in a new email blast, Rooney is promoting the steps he is making to ensure government overreach as that does not happen again. Public pressure forced the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to withdraw plans to ban M855. That close call drove the Florida Republican – as well as 40 cosponsors — to press the ATF, among…

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