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Mike Lee endorses Ron DeSantis for U.S. Senate

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Florida Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron DeSantis scored another key endorsement Thursday, from Senate conservative Mike Lee. “Ron DeSantis is the gold standard for constitutional conservatism in Florida and is the clear conservative choice for the U.S. Senate,” Lee said. “He will make an immediate impact in the Senate and will be a leader in restoring the Constitution and rule of law, reducing spending and debt, shrinking the bureaucracy and ensuring that only true constitutionalists make it to the Supreme Court. I…

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Ron DeSantis touts RedState, disses Alan Grayson

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The always active Ron DeSantis for Senate press shop was working again on Monday, promoting the Ponte Vedra Republican’s appearance at Erick Erickson’s Red State Gathering (where he was endorsed for Senate by the conservative commentator), then dissing Democratic Senate candidate and fellow U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in emails. During his Red State speech, DeSantis said a number of things that his outreach operation thought noteworthy, such as his assertion that “the Democrats, really have no interest, at all, in being good stewards of our American…

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Marco Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

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In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography. Rubio has issued the most detailed economic agenda to aid the middle class, anchored by a book on countering the wage stagnation that has exacerbated inequality between the rich and the rest. Rivals Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and others have similarly decried the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, signaling that Republicans are…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.16.15 — The $2 billion elephant in the Capitol

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For those of you out there less enamored by Florida’s reputation as the “Gunshine State,” there was some positive news out of Tallahassee Wednesday night. That proposal that would give school superintendents the ability to designate a school district employee or volunteer to carry a concealed weapon on a school campus was scheduled on the docket Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee. Committee Chairman John Legg, though, exercised his authority and said it wouldn’t come up again in his committee.…

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Marco Rubio defends his tax plan at Heritage

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On Tax Day, Marco Rubio and Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee appeared at the Heritage Foundation in Washington to discuss their much-hyped tax reform package, called the Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Reform Plan. “This is not a middle-class tax hike, this is a middle-class tax cut,” Sen. Lee emphasized in his opening remarks, which were streamed via Heritage’s website. But many organizations are claiming that’s not accurate. The plan calls for collapsing the current rates for individuals from seven…

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Marco Rubio on key issues of 2016 campaign

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A snapshot of where Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stands on issues likely to be debated during the Republican presidential primaries, as he enters the race. IMMIGRATION Rubio, whose parents emigrated from Cuba, was a co-author of a bipartisan immigration overhaul that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Rubio backed off the issue, after the measure came under fire from conservatives, saying it could not win enough support in Congress. Rubio now says that…

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Things to look for in Marco Rubio’s announcement speech

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When Marco Rubio gives his speech announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president later this afternoon in downtown Miami, there are certain themes that he will undoubtedly hit upon (albeit in only 12 minutes, which is what we’ve been informed will be its duration). Fresh off President Obama’s meeting up with Raul Castro over the weekend at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, you can rest assured that the administration’s diplomatic breakthrough with the communist island will…

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