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Americans For Prosperity focusing on Florida Senate race and on grassroots efforts

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Americans For Prosperity, the conservative organization founded by the Koch brothers that deluged television with electioneering commercials the past two cycles is pushing its grassroots efforts now. At its annual “Defending the American Dream” summit in Orlando Friday, AFP leaders stressed their ground-level organization in states like Florida to push business-friendly candidates in U.S. Senate races like Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. An estimated 2,000 AFP activists, including about 750 from Orlando, turned out this weekend for the Summit at…

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton send divergent signals on early fundraising

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Jeb Bush wants Republicans to know he’s breaking fundraising records. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants Democrats to think she won’t. While many Republicans expect Bush to have raised $100 million by the time he declares his candidacy, Clinton advisers say that’s their modest goal for the entire primary season. The reality is that both campaigns will be flush with high-dollar donors. Bush and Clinton could each pull in more than $1 billion if they become their party’s nominee. But the disparate…

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