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Leon County GOP head calls Andrew Gillum ’embarrassing’

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The chair of the capital area’s Republican Party is firing back after Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum ignited a partisan firestorm this weekend over recent subpoenas into city-backed redevelopment deals. Gillum told the Tampa Bay Times’ Windy March on Saturday weekend, “ ‘I just know that based on the way they have come after me ever since — prior to my jumping into this race, back during Hurricane Hermine … all I can tell you there’s enough on the record”…

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Emails continue to hound Andrew Gillum; fundraising invitation among newest trove

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A slowly simmering email kerfuffle is turning into a close-to-uncomfortably hot scandal for Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who announced his candidacy for Florida governor in 2018 last month. Another email has been unearthed revealing he used state equipment as a means for campaigning, which is an ethics violation in the state of Florida. The email in question invited a host of people to a Florida Democratic fundraiser, according to The Tallahassee Democrat. “Last month, the city of Tallahassee turned over 60…

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Evan Power joins Ramba Consulting Group

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Now that the dust has finally settled from the 2016 Session, Adams Streeters are retooling and getting ready for the next go-around. The most recent personnel move: lobbyist Evan Power will join Ramba Consulting Group. Power comes to the firm — helmed by eponym Dave Ramba —  after some 12 years of experience both inside and outside Florida government. Power served in the Florida House in both the Majority Office as well as the Procedures and Policy Office as a Legislative Analyst for former Speaker and current…

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James Madison Institute announces top under-40 Florida leaders for 2015

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The James Madison Institute released its 2015 Leaders Fellowship list Wednesday, featuring more than 100 under-40 leaders from across the Sunshine State. The JMI Leaders Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to network young leaders and educate them on key public policy issues and the impact they have on the state’s economic development. The Tallahassee-based think tank started the program last year, and JMI CEO Dr. Bob McClure said applications “flooded in” for the second class. The fellowship has representation…

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Marco Rubio to hold breakfast fundraiser Tuesday in Tallahassee

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio returns to his old stomping grounds – Tallahassee – for a Rubio Victory PAC breakfast fundraising reception today for the prospective 2016 presidential candidate. Rubio will have “something important” to say in a few days, on April 13. The $1,000-a-plate general reception begins 8:30 a.m. at the Governors Club Plantation Room, 202 S. Adams Street in Tallahassee. There will also be a VIP meet-and-greet at 8 a.m. A place as co-host is $2,500 per person; a spot on the…

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