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America Rising blasts Charlie Crist announcement, dusts off old attacks

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As Charlie Crist announces his bid for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, opponents once again gear up for battle with the former GOP governor. Coming from the pro-Republican America Rising PAC is a handy primer on the “Top Five Things to Know about Charlie Crist.” Calling Crist “ever the political opportunist,” the list dusts off several charges levied over the years against Florida’s newest Democratic congressional candidate; none of which are unfamiliar (or unexpected) to those who have followed Crist’s political…

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Email insights: Charlie Crist, seagulls and the GOP’s impeccable timing

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In politics, timing is everything. A new GOP email — coinciding with Democrat Charlie Crist’s not-quite-yet announcement for his congressional candidacy — points out his “eerie similarity” with the seagulls of the Disney movie Finding Nemo. “All of those silly little seagulls just fly around obnoxiously screaming, ‘Mine! Mine! Mine!’” says the email from the National Republican Congressional Committee. The only difference is that, unlike the seagulls, Crist is not looking for his next meal, but for his next office.…

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Email insights: David Jolly says he’s already under attack by special interests

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Just hours after launching his 2016 U.S. Senate bid, Congressman David Jolly is under attack. But his campaign is already busy preparing. According to a new email from campaign manager Nick Hansen, the Washington D.C. special interest establishment wasted no time pouncing on the Indian Shores Republican, who is seeking Marco Rubio’s open Senate seat. “Organizations that are part of the selfish politics in Washington put loyalty to ideological scorecards over allegiance to our nation,” Hansen writes. Jolly is “running…

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Senate candidate David Jolly hosts campaign kickoff in Clearwater Monday night

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Republican Congressman David Jolly is hosting a kickoff event Monday evening for his newly announced U.S. Senate campaign. Jolly, who now serves Florida’s 13th Congressional District, will hold a rally starting 7 p.m. at Alfano’s Restaurant in Clearwater during the monthly meeting of the Republican Club of Greater Largo. Jolly is seeking the open Senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination for 12016. If Jolly wins, the Indian Shores resident and Dunedin native will…

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It’s official: David Jolly goes all in on U.S. Senate run

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David Jolly is all in. The Pinellas County Congressman announced today he is in the Republican race for U.S. Senate. “Based on my record as a conservative who has gotten results in the United States Congress and who has advanced the conservative principles we ran on, I am asking the people of Florida to let me serve as their next United States senator,” Jolly, 42, told Tampa Bay Times reporter Adam Smith on Monday morning. “I have been blessed with the…

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Something about congressional candidate Eric Lynn doesn’t add up

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After yesterday’s historic redistricting ruling, I started thinking more about the possible candidates who might run in a redrawn Congressional District 13. Right now, the Democrats only have one official candidate: Eric Lynn. But something about Lynn doesn’t add up. Despite having enough wealth to afford $1.3 million in real estate assets, including a $700,000 townhome in DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., and a 2,500-square-foot home in Rockville, Md., assessed at $590,467, Lynn still chose to douse his Congressional campaign in…

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Darden Rice will not run for David Jolly’s congressional seat

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First-term St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice has announced she will not seek Florida’s 13th Congressional District seat, now held by Republican David Jolly. Rice, a 45-year-old Democrat, said she wants to focus her energies on local issues, such as the city’s recently adopted wage theft ordinance. In an email to Florida Politics on Friday, Rice issued a statement: “As I indicated, I took the necessary time while away to give the CD-13 congressional race serious consideration. I decided I will not enter…

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