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Senate Republicans begin targeting Bill Nelson in new digital ad campaign

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Bill Nelson isn’t running for re-election for another year, but it’s never too early to start the campaign against him. That’s what the National Republican Senate Committee is doing this week, unveiling a new digital ad campaign to inform Florida voters of what they call Nelson’s “liberal record” in Washington, comparing his Senate voting record to Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren. “Bill Nelson has positioned himself squarely on the left, voting with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren 92 percent of the time,” said NRSC…

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Democratic legislative candidates talk Donald Trump, reparations and diapers in Tiger Bay Forum

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Although many polls show the presidential election could go either way, the Democratic candidates in Florida’s Senate District 19 and House District 70 at Friday’s Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting say they can’t fathom an America with Donald Trump leading the nation. “There are 45 million Republicans in this country, and that’s the best they can come up with?” asked an incredulous Dan Fiorini, a first-time candidate in HD 70 who served as a legislative aide to former Democratic state Rep. Helen Spivey two decades ago.…

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Chris Ingram isn’t convinced Marco Rubio answered all questions about use of RPOF AmEx card

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Last Saturday as promised, Marco Rubio released American Express statements from 2005 and 2006, responding to questions about his use of that card that belonged to the Republican Party of Florida, saying that only eight of the charges were for personal expenses and that he had paid them off personally. The controversy has dogged Rubio on and off for the past five years since stories first surfaced about his spending with an AmEx card during his run for the U.S. Senate…

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National Review: Why I am not worried about Marco Rubio yet

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From National Review: Lots of readers are looking at new polls in Florida and getting worried about Marco Rubio. I’m not, yet. I’d like to see Rubio leading, obviously, but a couple of things are jumping out at me in recent polling. 1. Democrats are wavering between Crist and Meek. Until April, Kendrick Meek was above 20 percent in a three-way matchup; since then, the bottom has fallen out; in the last four, he’s hit 15, 17, 15, and 14 percent. This is…

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National Review: Why I am not worried about Marco Rubio yet

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From National Review: Lots of readers are looking at new polls in Florida and getting worried about Marco Rubio. I’m not, yet. I’d like to see Rubio leading, obviously, but a couple of things are jumping out at me in recent polling. 1. Democrats are wavering between Crist and Meek. Until April, Kendrick Meek was above 20 percent in a three-way matchup; since then, the bottom has fallen out; in the last four, he’s hit 15, 17, 15, and 14 percent. This is…

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Huff Post: Charlie Crist: Bad News for the GOP?

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Is Charlie Crist the face of a new Republican Party, or a harbinger of the GOP’s demise? He’s handsome, personable and popular: a dream candidate for Florida’s 2010 Senate race. And Charlie Crist, currently the Sunshine State’s Republican governor, will probably win. That makes him a good thing for the Republican Party, right? Yes and no. The GOP is desperate for another vote — or 10 — in the Senate, so Crist’s bid sounds like good news to the ears…

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Memo to all candidates: Stop using Top 10 lists

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The Buzz ruined my day by sharing Katherine Harris’ Top 10 Reasons Katherine Harris Will Beat Bill Nelson. For once, Adam Smith and I are in total agreement: this message is not at all funny. It’s actually kind of scary: Her #4 reason reads, “Katherine Harris is tested by fire.” Um, when. By sitting in an office and misinterpreting Florida election law? That’s being tested by fire? Anyway, this is the second time this month a major candidate has used…

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