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Philip Levine launches political committee, hires Matthew Van Name

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Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine appears to be inching closer to a 2018 gubernatorial bid, launching a political committee earlier this month and hiring staffers to help coordinate a statewide tour. Levine launched All About Florida earlier this month. State records show the Miami Beach political committee filed its statement of organization on Feb. 10. Levine has hired Matthew Van Name to work for the political committee. Van Name recently served as U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s campaign manager and was…

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Charlie Crist CD 13 campaign continues psychological warfare offensive

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David Jolly easily handled Mark Bircher in the GOP primary contest in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Now, the Indian Shores Republican is turning his full attention to defeating Charlie Crist, which won’t be easy. Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a special election in March 2014 by just 1.8 percentage points. That was when the district did not include more liberal enclaves of downtown and South St. Petersburg, making it much more favorable for a Democrat to win in 2016. Trying to set the mood from the onset, Matthew…

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