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NRCC calls on Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn to oppose Obama’s Gitmo closure plan

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is calling on Democratic candidates for Pinellas County’s Congressional District 13 seat to renounce President Barack Obama’s plan to shut down Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. “Do Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn support the President and his dangerous policy,” the NRCC asked in an email. “Or will they finally stand against President Obama and put the safety of American citizens before the liberal’s insatiable political need to close GITMO?” “I was working for the President at…

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Sandy Adams suspends campaign for Florida’s 6th Congressional District

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Former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams put out a quick news release Wednesday afternoon announcing she will suspend her congressional campaign in Florida’s 6th Congressional District because of health issues. “I recently discovered a significant health issue that demands my focus and attention,” Adams said in the release. “Over the next several weeks, I will be focusing on my health and will reassess my campaign to determine if I can give it a 100% commitment. I owe that to my family, and to the residents…

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9 Florida Republicans recognized as NRCC “Young Guns”

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Nine Florida Republicans are on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “radar,” which could lead to substantial campaign support. The NRCC put out a list of 32 congressional candidates Wednesday that are in the running for support through the group’s “Young Guns” program, which helps Republican candidates challenge incumbent Democrats or get the edge running for an open seat. Florida’s nine candidates on the list topped all other states in the “On the Radar” round. “These 32 candidates all provide a…

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Gwen Graham announces Apalachicola Bay Restoration Act during workday on the river

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham continued her district-focused work in Congress this morning with a visit with the Apalachicola Riverkeepers. The event doubled as an announcement of a new legislative initiative to help save the region’s threatened oyster beds, once known as especially fruitful but lately in evident decline. The freshman Democrat from Florida’s vexing 2nd Congressional District announced this morning that 20 of her fellow Florida delegation members are joining her in co-sponsoring the Apalachicola Bay Restoration Act, which would compel the…

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Carlos Curbelo among House Republicans raking in big contributions early

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First-term Miami Congressman Carlos Curbelo is raising election-season levels of campaign cash almost two years out from 2016 U.S. House elections – Curbelo’s campaign account has taken in $705,649 according to recent Federal Election Commission finance reports. That gives Curbelo an almost $1.1 million fundraising lead over Democrat Annette Taddeo, who recently announced her candidacy for the 26th District. The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a missive to press and supporters underscoring that fact Friday, along with a link to a National Journal story on how both parties’…

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Email Insights: After seven hours, candidate Annette Taddeo is already ‘tired’

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After a grueling seven hours on the campaign trail, Annette Taddeo is already tired. Just hours after Charlie Crist’s former running mate announced she is running to unseat Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District, new audio from a local radio show shows Taddeo bailed on a scheduled interview – telling producers she was “too tired” to appear. This bout with fatigue came hours before Taddeo told MSNBC she was “middle class,” despite listing a net worth of $5,713,300 only…

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NRCC launches paid robocalls targeting Gwen Graham on Hillary Clinton email scandal

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The National Republican Congressional Committee today launched paid robocalls asking Florida families to call on U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham to join other lawmakers and demand Hillary Clinton’s email server be turned over to a neutral third party. A recent report by Politico has now stated Hillary Clinton’s “missing” emails still exist on her server and are recoverable. Seizing on this report, thousands of calls will be made in Florida’s 2nd District, pressuring Graham to break her silence and demand transparency from…

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