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Marco Rubio D.C. office to make several personnel changes, new hires

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Marco Rubio is announcing several new promotions and staff hires in his Washington, D.C. office. Lauren Reamy, a member of the Florida Senator’s staff since 2015, has been promoted to Legislative Director. Robert “Bobby” Zarate will lead Rubio’s foreign policy team after joining the staff as a Senior Foreign Policy adviser in December 2016, and Matt Wolking has been promoted to Senior Communications adviser and Press Secretary. In addition to the promotions, Olivia Perez-Cubas is rejoining the Senate office as…

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Patrick Murphy asks when will Florida’s U.S. Senate candidates un-endorse Donald Trump

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Patrick Murphy asks a simple question of the Florida Republicans running for U.S. Senate: Will they jump on the bandwagon and start un-endorsing Donald Trump? Last week, the presumptive GOP nominee outraged both sides of the political aisle when he blasted federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, questioning his Mexican ancestry for decisions in the Trump University lawsuits. As a result, support for Trump – including that of House Speaker Paul Ryan – is beginning to show signs of strain. In an email…

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Darryl E. Owens: GOP revolt – too little, too late to stop Donald Trump

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From Congress came stunning news this week of a mutiny on the “Trumpy.” After Donald Trump recently judged Mexican-American U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel unable to adjudicate impartially a lawsuit involving Trump University, his latest bid at political self-immolation made Republican Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk want to holler, throw up both his hands. “I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for president,” Kirk, the first GOP Senator facing re-election to rescind his endorsement. “After much consideration, I have…

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FDP calls “unconscionable” Marco Rubio’s vote against wider gun background checks

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The FBI is now treating the San Bernardino shooting by a husband and wife that killed 14 and wounded 21 as an act of terrorism, a spokesman said on Friday. The announcement comes two days after the horrific attack, and a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted down a gun control measure that would have extended FBI background checks on every firearms purchase. Four Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure but Marco Rubio was not one of them, a decision…

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Marco Rubio to John Kerry: Release secret Iran deal letters

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio issued a joint announcement along with Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking the nation’s top diplomat to release letters he sent to foreign officials regarding Iran sanctions as part of the recently proposed nuclear weapons deal. The statement imploring Kerry to release the correspondence seemed to suggest their contents may include assurances that U.S. punitive measures would not seriously disrupt international trade. “These letters appear to reassure these foreign governments that their companies…

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USA Today: Charlie Crist Brightens GOP’s Senate Outlook

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From Susan Davis, USA Today: Charlie Crist’s entry in the Florida Senate race for 2010 gives Republicans a strong player on a field that again will be tilted in favor of the Democrats. After picking up six seats in 2006 and nine last year, Democrats have no coming retirements and hold only two seats in 2010 races that election analysts currently consider competitive. Republicans hold four seats in races that figure to be close. Counting the two independents who tend…

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