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‘Little’ Marco Rubio holds big cards in Rex Tillerson confirmation

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We all remember when presidential candidate Donald Trump stuck Republican opponent Marco Rubio with the label of “Little Marco.” It’s hard to say if that insult led directly to Trump’s sizable thumping of Rubio in the Florida primary, but it’s worth mentioning because “Little” Marco holds perhaps the biggest card in Trump’s push to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Rubio sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Tillerson is expected to appear Wednesday as part of the…

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Today on Context Florida: Republicans don’t think – they believe, high-stakes elections, America at a crossroads and tanning beds

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Today on Context Florida: Florida GOP voters don’t want to think, says Diane Roberts, they just want to believe. Rick Scott endorsed his Soul Brother, but only after that big Florida Primary win. Scott signaled his man-crush back in January, writing breathlessly for USA Today that Herr Drumpf reminds him of, well, him: wealthy, an “outsider,” a business hombre incensed over “endless and tedious regulation and taxation.” You know …  crap like the Clean Water Act. And the Voting Rights Act.…

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Florida Primary watch party illustrates what’s wrong with the GOP

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Was it a party or a wake? The Pinellas County Republican Party Executive Committee held its Primary Watch Party Tuesday evening in Pinellas Park. Held at the Big Storm Brewing Company, a brand-new craft brewery and tap house, the event drew about 50 (or so) Party members, who gathered for Presidential Primary results. Nick DiCeglie, President of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, hosted the event. The event was like none I could remember. Very low key. The crowd was…

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On the end to Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign: Requiem for a lightweight

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The most common formulation for political failure in a presidential campaign is this: It was too little, too late. But in the case of Marco Rubio, it was too little, too soon. Rubio withdrew from the presidential race Tuesday, another patch of bloodstained pavement on Trump Boulevard. Our self-described favorite son managed to lose 66 of the 67 counties in Florida to a bloated, orange buffoon with genetically engineered hair. How did Rubio achieve this grand face-plant on his home turf? In the end,…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera applauds Marco Rubio for running a ‘courageous and positive campaign’

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera is sending well wishes to his friend Marco Rubio. Lopez-Cantera, the state’s lieutenant governor and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a statement that he wanted to congratulate Rubio for a “courageous and positive campaign.” “Elections do not always have outcomes one expects, but I know that Marco’s Reagan-esque optimism is something our country desperately needs right now,” said Lopez-Cantera in a statement. “I know Marco’s voice will continue to be a part of the conservative…

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Patrick Murphy “thrilled” by Hillary Clinton’s Florida win

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Patrick Murphy has applauded Hillary Clinton for her commanding win in Florida. “Hillary Clinton’s victory tonight is proof positive that Floridians want a leader in the White House who is committed to fighting for what matters most to our families — rebuilding the middle class, protecting Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, fighting for women’s health care and reforming our criminal justice system,” Murphy said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “Secretary Clinton is one of the most qualified candidates we…

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Hillary Clinton crushes Bernie Sanders in Florida Primary

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The Democratic presidential primary race was expected to be an easy victory for Hillary Clinton in Florida, and that’s what it was. The Associated Press officially called the race for Clinton immediately after the polls closed in the Panhandle. With 97 percent of the vote counted, Clinton is hammering Bernie Sanders in the Sunshine State with a 64 to 33 percent lead. The Associated Press reports that with 214 delegates at stake, Clinton is assured of winning at least 118. Sanders will pick up at least 45.…

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