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Florida Family Action hosting GOP presidential straw poll next week

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Florida’s presidential primary election doesn’t take place until next March, but as the nation’s largest swing-state, it’s never too early to begin handicapping the candidates. That’s the attitude apparently being employed by John Stemberger’s Florida Family Action group, which announced today that it will be hosting an analysis/straw poll of the GOP candidates next week in Maitland. Among the panelists discussing the candidates will be Umatilla Republican state Sen. Alan Hays, national Tea Party leader Karin Hoffman from Fort Lauderdale,…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Suzanne Kosmas, Alan Grayson outpace GOP rivals

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News of a Republican surge in 2010 has yet to reach GOP donors in Central Florida. The area’s two freshman Democrats, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson of Orlando and Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach, far outpaced their Republican opponents in the final three months of 2009 and start the year with about $940,000 (Grayson) and $834,000 (Kosmas) in their campaign coffers. The one exception is Grayson challenger Armando Gutierrez, a Republican transplant from South Florida who raised more than $200,000…

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