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Donald Trump assures Orlando throng “If we win Florida, it’s over”

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump found his anti-establishment crowd in full throat in Orlando Saturday and assured them “If we win Florida, it’s over!” In an hour-and-12-minute speech to a raucous crowd at a packed University of Central Florida basketball arena, Trump offered few policy statements and little new. But he brought the bluster, vowing that he could negotiate deals no one in government today can do, that he can be tough like no one else, and that he would protect…

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Why didn’t Pam Bondi answer questions today about 2008 Amendment 1 campaign? Because she didn’t bother to vote in that election

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At this afternoon’s Tiger Bay debate between the GOP aspirants for Attorney General, candidate Pam Bondi was asked directly by political consultant Dave Zachem about how she voted in January 2008 on the much-discussed Amendment 1 ballot initiative (which doubled the homestead exemption for almost all Florida homeowners). This initiative was championed by Governor Charlie Crist, who promised property taxes would “drop like a rock.”  With all of the money spent in support of Amendment 1, you would have had to been living…

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Why didn’t Pam Bondi answer questions today about 2008 Amendment 1 campaign? Because she didn’t bother to vote in that election

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At this afternoon’s Tiger Bay debate between the GOP aspirants for attorney general, candidate Pam Bondi was asked directly by political consultant Dave Zachem about how she voted in January 2008 on the much-discussed Amendment 1 ballot initiative (which doubled the homestead exemption for almost all Florida homeowners). This initiative was championed by Gov. Charlie Crist, who promised property taxes would “drop like a rock.”  With all of the money spent in support of Amendment 1, you would have had to been living…

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Under new proposal, Florida may have to move presidential primary

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Florida’s presidential primary election in 2012 could be more than two months later than it was in 2008 under new rules being considered by the Republican National Committee. Under the draft proposal set to be voted on by the RNC in August, Florida and all but four other states would be barred from having presidential primary contests before April 1, without facing harsh new penalties. “It’s an attempt to have it all a little more organized,” said Paul Senft, a…

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