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Stonewall Democrats blast Deborah Clark for registering voters at Chick-Fil-A locations

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark’s push to register new voters at nine Chick-Fil-A restaurants located throughout Pinellas is not sitting well with the Pinellas County Stonewall Democrats, who say the decision is highly partisan and is “completely disrespectful” to the LGBT community. Susan McGrath,  the head of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, blasted Clark’s decision to register voters at the fast-food establishment, whose president, Dan Cathy, has made numerous statements opposing same-sex marriage.  “As an elected official, you have a duty…

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Endorsement watch: NRA, Fraternal Order of Police, Eagle Forum PAC and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Conservative Leadership PAC, the National Organization for Women in Florida, and Florida REALTORS PAC — issued endorsements. — The International Association of Firefighters and the Florida Professional Fire Fighters endorsed Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate. “We know Patrick will continue to stand up for workers’ rights, fight to protect retirement benefits, and…

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Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

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The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner‘s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their…

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Mary Thomas calls on Gwen Graham to return Planned Parenthood contributions

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Republican congressional hopeful Mary Thomas went on the offensive Monday, calling for first-term U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham to return $5,500 in campaign funds she received from Planned Parenthood. “It’s been over two weeks since the Family Research Council (FRC) exposed Rep. Gwen Graham for accepting $5,500 in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood,” Thomas wrote in a press release. “While videos continue to be released showing how Planned Parenthood sold aborted baby parts for profit, Rep. Graham remains silent on the issue.” Thomas went on to say Graham was “out of touch” with North Florida families…

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Charlie Crist faces pro-life radio ads after vetoing abortion-ultrasound bill

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is facing a new radio advertising campaign from a pro-life group after recently vetoing a bill that would have allowed women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby prior to an abortion. Today, the Family Research Council Action PAC launched a statewide radio ad campaign in response to the veto. The ad will air across the state over the next week on 74 Florida radio stations. “Governor Charlie Crist used to claim to…

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Victory Fund blog: Marco Rubio is ‘horrible’ on gay issues

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The Victory Fund’s blog, GayPolitics.com, has this post today, Is Marco Rubio Anti-Gay? The article explores the philosophies of Rubio and Charlie Crist. Could Floridians find out too late that they voted for a staunchly anti-gay U.S. senator? Florida’s leading GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio, doesn’t like to talk about social issues now that he’s the clear front runner for his party’s nomination. In fact, his campaign Web site is silent on key issues important to the…

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Family Research Council endorses Marco Rubio

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FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council Action, is endorsing Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate representing Florida. Tony Perkins, President of FRC Action, made the following statement (which can be read in its entirety after the break): “Marco Rubio has been a true friend of the family and the culture of life as a state legislator in Florida. Senators who will fight to defend the family against the radical leadership in the Senate are…

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