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League of Conservation Voters to spend $100,000 more on digital ad campaign vs. David Jolly

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The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Wednesday announced a new $100,000 digital ad campaign against Florida Congressional District 13 Republican David Jolly, who is battling for re-election against Democrat Charlie Crist. This is the second time in two weeks the environmental organization has announced they are spending money to try to doom Jolly’s re-election efforts. LCV announced a $200,000 mail campaign last week in the district, which encompasses most of Pinellas County. The new ad contends Jolly protected “big oil” and gas…

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Endorsement Watch: National Right to Life, the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Retail Federation and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — National Right to Life, the Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Retail Federation — issued endorsements. — Local law enforcement officials have thrown their support behind Neal Dunn in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. The Dunn campaign announced the support of Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford; former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner, former Bay…

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Patrick Murphy gets League of Conservation Voters endorsement

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy won the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters in his race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and vowed to focus on Everglades restoration and stopping the related algae blooms fouling Florida’s coasts. Murphy and LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld spent much of the announcement, made in Palm Beach Gardens Tuesday, attacking Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio‘s environmental record on issues ranging from climate change to water quality. They…

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Conservation group takes Marco Rubio to task, calls him ‘wrong for Florida’

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Shortly after Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced he would run for re-election, environmentalist group League of Conservation Voters took him to task for his positions on the environment and said he was “wrong for Florida.” “Marco Rubio’s failed run for president laid bare his true colors,” the group said in a Wednesday email. “Rubio is dangerously out of step with Floridians and has taken every opportunity to advocate for the big polluters that have contributed over $700,000 to his…

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Gwen Graham earns plaudits, charts singular course with recent Clean Air vote

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On Wednesday the League of Conservation Voters announced the launch of an online ad campaign to — no, not to raise campaign cash like every other email we see these days — but rather to show its appreciation for U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham for her vote last week against a bill to roll back environmental protection provisions under the Clean Air Act. “Congresswoman Gwen Graham is standing up to climate change deniers and taking a commonsense approach to protecting our health and the environment…

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Interesting read: Washington Monthly is on the trail with Kendrick Meek

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An interesting read from the Washington Monthly: On paper, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D), a leading U.S. Senate candidate in Florida, should be in reasonably good electoral shape. He’s a fairly popular congressman and law-enforcement officer who enjoys the backing of Democratic giants like former President Bill Clinton. What’s more, the Democratic candidate will be in a three-way contest in November, with Republican Marco Rubio and used-to-be-Republican Charlie Crist. It’s fairly easy to imagine the winning scenario — Rubio and Crist…

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