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Florida political parties raise millions ahead of primary

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In the months leading up to the crucial primary election, Florida’s two political parties and affiliated committees took in millions from gambling interests, utility companies and others with a stake in the outcome of this year’s contests. Campaign fundraising reports filed late Friday showed that the Florida Democratic Party raised $4.72 million in cash compared to $4.1 million to the Republican Party of Florida over the last five months. This is the first time in years that the Democrats have…

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Bernie Sanders addresses his wounded “revolutionaries” in Arizona

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was unable to come up with a sequel to his “Michigan miracle” last week, dropping the key state of Ohio and a majority of delegates Tuesday night to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After dropping Ohio and Florida and with results in Illinois and Missouri still in doubt, Sanders spoke to a boisterous crowd in Phoenix, Arizona where he attempted to rally the troops and keep his self-styled political “revolution” rolling despite newly longer odds. “Don’t settle for…

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Bernie Sanders wins Florida Young Dems straw poll 89%-11%

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to win Florida’s Democratic presidential primary contest on Tuesday over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the generational enthusiasm gap was evidenced in a big way in a straw poll conducted by the state’s Young Democrats. Sanders blew out Clinton by an overwhelming margin among Florida Young Dems, taking in 88.5 percent of the vote with more than 1,000 ballots cast, according to the group in a release Tuesday morning. “We are thrilled at the level…

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Today on Context Florida: Assignment of benefits, primary Karma, human trafficking, dirty caucusing and water law facts

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Today on Context Florida: When consumers experience water damage unconnected to hurricanes, Alan Daley says they usually call a plumber, a roofing specialist or their insurance company to repair the damage. The plumbing or roofing contractor will probably suggest that the consumer assign the insurance benefits, so that payment for any work will go directly from the insurer to the contractor – a process known as “assignment of benefits” (AOB). Like in 49 other states across the U.S., the process is…

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