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Tom Jackson: A GOP convention unlike any other

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At long last, it looks like Republicans are going to do this thing. This unexpected, astonishing and — not to put too fine a point on it — crazy thing. They’re going to nominate for president a demagogic, bullying, uncouth, uncurious, insincere, shifty, disloyal blowhard with minuscule thumbs and an unconscionable comb over. In short, out of all the constitutionally eligible Republicans in America, the party of Lincoln is about to anoint the grump at the end of the bar…

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Rick Scott gearing up for GOP convention speech

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Gov. Rick Scott brushed off questions about whether Donald Trump would be able to secure the nomination next week, saying the New York Republican is the clear winner. “He clearly won the delegates,” said Scott during a stop in Naples on Friday. “My goal is that we have a great convention, and we highlight where we’re going as a country and a party, and we have a big win and change the direction of this country.” Scott is one of dozens…

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Blaise Ingoglia: Want to be a delegate to the Republican convention?

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For the past several months voters across the country have witnessed and participated in one of the most competitive presidential primary elections the Republican Party has held in decades. While one of our candidates could still very likely reach the needed 1,237 delegate threshold to clinch the nomination, it is also possible that none of the candidates will obtain the required number of delegates, resulting in an open convention where delegates will play a key part. But who are these…

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Today on Context Florida: American Transformers, Floridian president, TR’s big stick, open carry convention and dealmaking

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Today on Context Florida: There’s a new reality show in America, says Adam Goodman, generating ratings and rave reviews before an audience that had been waiting a long time for it to begin. It’s called “The New American Transformers,” but unlike the “Transformer” movies this series does not revolve around a galactic battle but something much more down to Earth. It is a story about Americans looking to transform a system that’s broken, in a country that’s lost its way, led…

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Top GOP donor Al Austin, chair of host committee seeking 2012 RNC convention, raising money for Charlie Crist’s independent campaign

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It’s no surprise that the estimable Gtreg Truax, Hillsborough’s state committeeman to the Republican Party of Florida, is sticking with his guy, Charlie Crist, even though Crist has bolted the GOP to run as an independent for the US Senate.  But how can Al Alustin, one of the country’s top GOP fundraisers, justify his support of Crist while leading Tampa’s effort to woo the Republican National Convention to the city in 2012? Last night, I attended a fundraiser for Crist…

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Top GOP donor Al Austin, chair of host committee seeking 2012 RNC convention, raising money for Charlie Crist’s independent campaign

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It’s no surprise that the estimable Greg Truax, Hillsborough’s state committeeman to the Republican Party of Florida, is sticking with his guy, Charlie Crist, even though Crist has bolted the GOP to run as an independent for the US Senate.  But how can Al Austin, one of the country’s top GOP fundraisers, justify his support of Crist while leading Tampa’s effort to woo the Republican National Convention to the city in 2012? Last night, I attended a fundraiser for Crist…

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