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Florida Senate poised to shift to the right

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From the Jacksonville Observer: The Florida Senate could be poised for a major power shift, with a bloc of moderate Republicans likely weakened by departures and intra-party rivalries. The changes are already underway, lawmakers and lobbyists say. Republican Sen. Joe Negron’s victory this week in a special election to replace outgoing Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, is expected to tilt the seat slightly more to the right. And another special election this fall to replace the late Sen. Jim…

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The dog days of Summer have arrived

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Labor Day is as far down the road as the 4th of July is in the rearview mirror. These are officially the dog days of Summer. Maybe the heat can explain: How Cristina Silva writes this limp article as part of her coverage of the race in District 5. “The seat is being vacated by City Council member Jamie Bennett, who is running for mayor. Bennett supports all three candidates. ‘They all would do a good job,’ he said.” A…

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Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John McCain to raise money for Charlie Crist

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Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is getting a big boost for his U.S. Senate bid from a bevy of GOP A-listers. Helping to raise money for Crist in Washington are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The power trio will be on hand – along with yet other Republican luminaries – to help attract major donors at an event for Crist…

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