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Endorsement watch: NRA, Fraternal Order of Police, Eagle Forum PAC and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Conservative Leadership PAC, the National Organization for Women in Florida, and Florida REALTORS PAC — issued endorsements. — The International Association of Firefighters and the Florida Professional Fire Fighters endorsed Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate. “We know Patrick will continue to stand up for workers’ rights, fight to protect retirement benefits, and…

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Controversial gun bills advance in Senate

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Tuesday saw a rapid-fire morning for gun legislation in Tallahassee, with pro-Second Amendment groups getting the better of the shoot-out. A pair of bills to expand where and how Floridians can carry firearms — on college campuses and without concealment, respectively — advanced in Senate committees, as did one that strengthens the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law meant to protect the rights of people using deadly force in self-defense. The so-called “campus carry” bill — SB 68 by state Sen. Greg Evers — was approved…

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@Aronberg officially rolls out Ted Deutch endorsement

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Anyone else starting to notice that Dave Aronberg’s “Dear Friends” letters are setting the agenda for the Democratic nomination in the AG race. Aronberg’s latest missive officially rolls out the endorsement of “Friend of the Condo” U.S. Rep Ted Deutch: I am proud to announce that Congressman Ted Deutch has endorsed our campaign for Attorney General. “I served alongside Dave Aronberg in the Florida Senate for three years, and during that time I witnessed firsthand Dave’s commitment to fighting consumer…

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Must-read: Kendrick Meek pulls no punches in op-ed response to criticism from Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas

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If Kendrick Meek would show as much passion as in on display on the op-ed running in tomorrow’s Orlando Sentinel, there’d be no Jeff Greene and there’d probably be no Charlie Crist in the race: Mike Thomas is no fan of Democrats. His strong biases are often on display. Sunday’s column (“Meek shall not inherit U.S. Senate seat”) was no different. Blocks from where my mother lives sits the abandoned Poinciana Park located in the Liberty City section of Miami. Poinciana Park…

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Must-read: Kendrick Meek pulls no punches in op-ed response to criticism from Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas

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If Kendrick Meek would show as much passion as is on display on the op-ed running in tomorrow’s Orlando Sentinel, there’d be no Jeff Greene and there’d probably be no Charlie Crist in the race: Mike Thomas is no fan of Democrats. His strong biases are often on display. Sunday’s column (“Meek shall not inherit U.S. Senate seat”) was no different. Blocks from where my mother lives sits the abandoned Poinciana Park located in the Liberty City section of Miami. Poinciana Park…

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Fraternal Order of Police endorses Jack Latvala for state Senate

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Fraternal Order of Police, Clearwater Lodge 10 today became the second organization of public safety professionals to endorse Jack Latvala for the Florida Senate this week. “It was very clear from the beginning that Jack Latvala, a long time resident of Pinellas, understands the needs of our County and State and is willing to work in cooperation with other citizens to create a strong, diversified, and prosperous future, where public safety is the cornerstone of economic growth,” said Jonathan Walser,…

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Dave Aronberg posts best fundraising haul of campaign

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From Dave Aronberg: Even though our fundraising quarter was shortened to two months because of the start of the 2010 legislative session, it was our best one yet! With a campaign record of $260,000 in contributions last quarter, we keep surprising the insiders and continue our march to victory! When we started this race, some considered us the underdog. No longer. We are the financial frontrunner in this race, ahead of all candidates on both sides of the aisle. We…

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