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Patrick Murphy endorsed by Planned Parenthood for U.S. Senate

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Planned Parenthood now backs Patrick Murphy in Florida’s race for U.S. senator. Their endorsement only boosted Murphy’s resolve on fighting for women’s right to choose and health care — two things he said his opponent, Marco Rubio, is against. “This is an organization that provides vital health care to millions of women across this country,” he said. “While Marco Rubio opposes a woman’s right to choose, voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and has exploited the Zika virus to attack women’s health, I will…

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Pride Fund endorses Hillary Clinton

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The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence – a political action committee created as a response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre – announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday and a Pride Fund leader would meet with her in Tampa. Pride Fund Executive Director Jason Lindsay will meet with Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, during her Tampa stop. After the gay-hating, ISIS-pledging madman Omar Mateen shot up Orlando’s popular gay nightclub Pulse on June 12, killing 49 and wounding 53, the political…

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Ben Diamond gets backing of firefighters for HD 68 bid

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Another day, another endorsement for Democrat Ben Diamond. The Florida Professional Firefighters announced Wednesday their endorsement of Diamond in the competitive race for House District 68.  “The Florida Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse Ben Diamond,” said Winthrop “Will” Newton, 2nd District Vice President. “Ben cares about his community and will do an excellent job representing his district in Tallahassee. We can also trust Ben to do what’s right for the firefighters and emergency medical services personnel of Florida.” Since announcing…

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Republican Senate committee wastes no time backing Marco Rubio

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For more than a year, Republicans in the U.S. Senate played no favorites among candidates running to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but now that Rubio has decided last-minute to seek re-election that changed swiftly. The chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, quickly declared Rubio will have “the full support of the NRSC.” “Marco Rubio is a valued leader for Florida and for our country, and I welcome his decision to ask voters for the opportunity…

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Teachers’ unions back Patrick Murphy in U.S. Senate race

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has won the endorsement of some of the most powerful unions in Florida — the teachers’ unions — for his run for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat. The Florida Education Association, National Education Association, and the American Federation of Teachers all are supporting Murphy’s Democratic run, FEA President Joanne McCall announced at a Murphy news conference in Palm Beach County Monday. With 140,000 members, the FEA has traditionally been a powerful ally for Democratic candidates, providing large sums of…

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Rick Scott calls for end of ‘Republican on Republican’ violence and coalescence around Donald Trump

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In an appearance on the Greta Van Susteren show Wednesday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott backed up his endorsement of Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination and called for an end of “Republican on Republican violence.” In an appearance on the “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren” show on the Fox News Channel, Scott stayed with his theme of letting the voters decide, and said “Donald Trump is clearly the will of the voters” and it is time for…

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Patrick Murphy gets NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsement in U.S. Senate race

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy grabbed a break-though progressive endorsement Monday as NARAL Pro-Choice America picked him over U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in Florida’s Democratic U.S. Senate race. NARAL Pro-Choice America Senior Vice President Sasha Bruce called Murphy “fearless” in fighting to defend and expand Americans’ reproductive freedom.” “Patrick has been fearless in going up against the anti-choice majority in Congress and pushing back against the Republican-led smear campaign targeting Planned Parenthood and other health care providers,” she continued in a statement…

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