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Mitch Perry Report for 8.11.15 — Will Rick Perry be the first one off the GOP island?

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First of all, let me give a public welcome to the newest addition to the Florida Politics/SaintPetersBlog family, James Rosica, late of the Tampa Tribune. I am looking forward to reading his reports. The advent of the super PACS, we’ve been told, will keep presidential candidates around a lot longer than before, since there’s a separate venue for fundraising. The idea is that a few rich millionaires can singlehandedly keep a candidate alive. We’re about to see if that’s going to work…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.7.15 — The morning after

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Last night was the most fun I can remember watching a political debate since Chris Matthews moderated the Charlie Crist-Jim Davis-Max Linn Florida gubernatorial debate in 2006. Anyone remember that? Let’s face it, if the same tough questions were asked by moderators at MSNBC, CNN, Univision or any of the major broadcast networks, the story of the morning (besides whatever Donald Trump did) from Republicans would be how unfair the liberal media was. As it stands, some conservatives on my Twitter…

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Mitch Perry Report 8.6.15 — Anyone still standing with Rand?

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Something to watch for in both debates in Cleveland tonight: How often the 17 GOP presidential candidates actually disagree with each other. Even though they’ll be debating each other, more often than not they’ll not be ganging up on any of their opponents, but two Democrats not in the room — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. On many, many issues, all of these candidates are singing from the same chorus. Yes, there’s some slight differences on education, trade and immigration,…

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Will Jeb Bush opt not to compete in Iowa caucus?

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Jeb Bush has had his roughest week on the campaign trail, and it’s only Thursday. The former Florida governor has been getting hammered all week by critics for his fumbling of a question regarding the Iraq war, prompting New York Times columnist Gail Collins to title her piece on Thursday, “Wow, Jeb Bush is Awful.” Meanwhile, a 19-year-old college student in Reno got in Bush’s face on Wednesday to tell him that his brother, George W. Bush, was responsible for the creation of…

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