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Jeb Bush announces large Miami-Dade County campaign team

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Struggling in the polls and now forced to engage aggressively against front-runner Donald Trump, the Jeb Bush campaign team announced that he’s got a lotta love in his home Miami-Dade County community. The Jeb!2016 Miami-Dade County Campaign Leadership group was announced on Thursday. The group is being touted as helping promote the former Florida governor’s  record of “using his conservative leadership to transform the diverse state of Florida into an economic success story.” The group is being chaired by Jeb…

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Jeb Bush returns to South Florida for grassroots PAC fundraiser

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Jeb Bush returned Monday to his South Florida political roots with a $25-a-person fundraiser for his political action committee, a contrast with recent private high-roller events. The Republican former Florida governor appeared at the Right to Rise PAC event in a local community center wearing a white Cuban-style guayabera shirt and frequently shifted from English to Spanish. About 450 people attended in a heavily Hispanic suburb west of Miami, including Bush’s wife Columba and son Jeb Jr. Neither of them…

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American Conservative Union: Alan Grayson has more conservative voting record than Patrick Murphy

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Florida progressives have been slamming Patrick Murphy ever since the Jupiter-based U.S. representative entered the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 Senate seat earlier this year, slamming him as a “Wall Street Democrat,” among other choice comments. Their hope is that Orlando area U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson enters the contest, giving them a classic choice between a perceived centrist and a tried and true liberal. We’re wondering what they might say about the new rankings that have just been released from…

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Mel Martinez’s departure shows Hispanic rift

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From Breitbart: Florida U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez’s resignation closes the latest chapter in the Republican Party’s tumultuous, decade-long effort to woo the nation’s Hispanic voters. The Cuban-American’s impending departure could leave no Hispanic Republicans in the Senate and three in the House—compared to 21 Democrats in Congress—and a sense that the national GOP is at a major crossroads with the nation’s fastest-growing demographic group… Although most Hispanics outside of Florida have long leaned Democratic, the Republican Party earned the trust…

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Florida 2010: A Senate Odyssey

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I swear Florida is cursed. Cursed in the way, the Trojans were cursed by the gods and forced to endure ten years of war because of Paris slurping on Helen. Florida slurped on George W. in 2000 and it’s been hell ever since, as if Zeus and Poseidon were just sitting around, like they did in Clash of the Titans, coming up with ways to torment the state. The latest Herculean task facing our state is replacing Mel Martinez in…

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Diaz-Balart brothers endorse Charlie Crist

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As if polling and fundraising weren’t already an uphill battle for Marco Rubio, now Cuban-American Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart have both endorsed Charlie Crist. Rubio is counting on strong support from Cuban-Americans in his Senate campaign. He was Florida’s first Cuban-American House Speaker, but his base is being pulled out from under him with this endorsement.

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CQ: Conservatives bash John Cornyn, threaten to withhold donations to GOP

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From CQ: The Texas Republican in charge of helping his party win Senate seats recently moved to narrow the field in Florida’s 2010 primary but now faces a much wider problem: an incendidary backlash by the conservative movement. As soon as Gov. Charlie Crist made the long-anticipated announcement that he would run, John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, gave Crist a quick and hearty endorsement, even though another Republican, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, wants the…

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