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Breaking down the results of the Georgia special election

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The last month has been filled with media coverage of yesterday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. One would think this was the most significant race in the history of Congress. Why has this race dominated the media, while another special election in neighboring South Carolina has received almost no attention? Both the Georgia and South Carolina districts feature resignations by Republicans Congressmen who took positions in the Donald Trump administration. In Georgia, Tom Price resigned to become Secretary…

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Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Gwen Graham

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Gwen Graham has scored the endorsement of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. “Only one Democrat for Governor of Florida —my good friend Gwen Graham — has the passion and commitment, the track record and the leadership skills to stand up, speak out, protect our priorities, and get things done,” the Georgia Democrat said in a statement. “Gwen is a champion for the progressive values so many of us share, and I am proud to give Gwen Graham my strongest…

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Young Americans: Most see Donald Trump as illegitimate president

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Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. “You can’t be saying that (if) you’re the president,” says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida. That Trump is undeniably the nation’s 45th president doesn’t sit easily with young Americans like Anderson who are the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate of the future, according to a new poll. A…

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Conciliatory meeting between Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr.’s son

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The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:10 p.m. The son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says he had a “very constructive” meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on the holiday marking King’s life. Martin Luther King III played down Trump’s recent claim that Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, was “all talk.” He told reporters at Trump Tower on Monday that in the heat of emotion, “a lot of things get said on both sides.” King…

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Charlie Crist looking forward to attending Donald Trump inauguration

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There are now 24 Democratic members of Congress who say they won’t attend the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as America’s 45th president on Friday. Charlie Crist isn’t one or them. “I will be attending the inauguration, and I look forward to it,” Crist told this reporter on Sunday, after hosting a press event where he called for Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The growing number of Democrats who say they will boycott the inauguration began after Trump publicly…

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Charlie Crist, David Jolly fish for votes three days before election

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David Jolly and Charlie Crist spent much of Saturday the way they’ve spent much of the past few months – casting a net for votes. Jolly, the Republican incumbent, is facing a challenge from Democrat Crist for the 13th Congressional District seat. Jolly spent the first part of the morning at an Alzheimer’s Awareness Fair at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the University of South Florida campus in downtown St. Petersburg. His office had helped arrange the event, which included…

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Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis: Vote, vote, vote

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Civil rights icon John Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, came to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to support former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent David Jolly for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Lewis, who has represented Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since 1986, said he had followed Crist’s career. “I’m delighted and very pleased and honored to be standing here with you,” Lewis told Crist. “I’m here to support you. I’m looking forward to getting things…

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