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Protests at Marco Rubio’s office say focus is on access, not booting him

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio lost leases on his offices in Tampa and Jacksonville in part because of landlord’s impatience with the incessant barrage of protests out front. Is Orlando next? The plaza in front of the downtown Orlando office building housing Rubio’s Central Florida office was the site of another protest Tuesday, as it has been almost every Tuesday this year. This time, it was For Our Future and other groups pressing a combination of state, local and federal liberal…

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Progressive group says sporadic voters key to Democrats pre-Election Day gains

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Florida Democrats could have sporadic and first time voters to thank for high pre-Election Day turnout. As of Monday afternoon, more than 6.4 million Floridians have already voted. State records show more than 2.56 million Democrats have voted, compared to 2.47 million Republicans. Democrats now lead Republicans in pre-Election Day totals by more than 88,000 votes. “On the eve of Election Day, Florida sits in uncharted electoral waters thanks to the record-breaking number of votes already cast during the vote-by-mail…

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Progressive group touts energetic base, as more than 6.1 million Floridians have voted

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The Democratic base is fired up and ready to go, at least according to a new memo from For Our Future. In a memo Saturday, the progressive super PAC said internal tracking polls show “strong enthusiasm among voters that are the core of the voters who turned out to elect Barack Obama.” The organization said voters in seven swing states, including Florida, are “registering high and sustained enthusiasm” and are on target to turn out voters comparable with 2008 and…

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Tampa Democrats work to woo black voters to get behind Hillary Clinton

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With the registration deadline to vote in the November election approaching next week, the Democratic Party and their allies held a couple of events in Tampa this weekend to attempt to get as many voters as possible on the rolls. While U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy fired up volunteers as they prepared to register voters Sunday in Ybor City, another event — designed to get more black voters registered — was held Saturday at a barbershop. For Our Future, a liberal super PAC created by Tom…

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African-American coalition ad buy in black press pushes voting

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A coalition of three groups is urging African-American voters to “make a plan to vote” in the Nov. 8 election, with a $20,000 ad buy in Florida’s black press and on the internet. The initial ads unveiled Tuesday by the coalition of the National Congress of Black Women, Stop The Violence & Embrace, and For Our Future, makes no partisan or issue position statements. They depict black voters casting votes, with the message, “We’ve made history before — let’s do…

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Progress Florida rolls out ‘Wrong Way Rubio’ digital ad campaign

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Progress Florida is tying Marco Rubio to Donald Trump in a new digital ad campaign. The progressive organization has teamed up with For Our Future to launch a digital campaign that ties Rubio to some of Trump’s more shocking statements. “Supporting the Republican nominee for president means supporting Donald Trump, period,” said Mark Ferrulo, executive director of Progress Florida. “That means you want in the Oval Office a man who will push building a wall with Mexico, banning Muslims and…

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Activists deliver box of flip-flops to Marco Rubio’s Tampa district office

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If Marco Rubio and his staffers in Tampa and Miami decide to hit the beach this holiday weekend, they’ll be well stocked in footwear. Activists in both cities descended up the Florida senator’s district offices today to deliver a boxful of flip-flop sandals to his office, an obvious reference to his decision last week to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, after telling everyone for over a year that he was done with that institution. “We just wanted to highlight these issues that…

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