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Ralph Fernandez convinced Obama policy on Cuba a major factor in Florida going red

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Did President Obama’s latest executive actions regarding Cuba policy in October incite hardline exiles to vote for Donald Trump in large enough numbers to help him win Florida? That belief was pushed by some in the immediate days after the election, and is getting more life from a Hillary Clinton supporter who knows the Cuban exile community very well in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death over the weekend. Ralph Fernandez is a lifelong Democrat who helped raise money for Clinton’s campaign in…

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Newsweek names St. Pete Collegiate High one of nation’s best

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St. Petersburg Collegiate High School has been named one of the best high schools in America, according to the annual rankings released this week by Newsweek magazine. St. Petersburg Collegiate, on the Gibbs Campus of St. Petersburg College at 6605 Fifth Ave. N., made the list at No. 55. It is only one of 10 in the state of Florida to make the top 500 rankings, second only to Stanton College Preparatory in Jacksonville (ranked No. 6 overall). Newsweek’s list,…

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Must read from Newsweek: The Resurrection of Charlie Crist

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Newsweek goes all biblical on Charlie Crist: Not long ago, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist seemed like a dead pol walking. Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio was thrashing him in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Crist’s 30-point lead had swung to a 30-point deficit; funding was drying up, as were endorsements. “He’s deader than the day before yesterday,” former state GOP chair Tom Slade told the St. Petersburg Times in late April. “I don’t think there’s any way in the…

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With veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill — and a veto of SB 6 — a path emerges for Charlie Crist’s independent bid

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Charlie Crist can not win the Republican Primary, that much is now clear.  The right wing of Florida’s GOP absolutely despises Charlie Crist. But Charlie Crist is a loyal Republican.  Forget about him having been a Republican his entire life.  Forget about his mentor being Republican Connie Mack.  Forget all of the “less taxes, more freedom” slogans.  The bottom line is Charlie Crist’s parents are stalwart Republicans.  Mrs. Crist is the embodiement of the classic Republican woman…a modern day Pat Nixon. …

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With veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill — and a veto of SB 6 — a path emerges for Charlie Crist’s independent bid

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Charlie Crist can not win the Republican Primary, that much is now clear.  The right wing of Florida’s GOP absolutely despises Charlie Crist. But Charlie Crist is a loyal Republican.  Forget about him having been a Republican his entire life.  Forget about his mentor being Republican Connie Mack.  Forget all of the “less taxes, more freedom” slogans.  The bottom line is Charlie Crist’s parents are stalwart Republicans.  Mrs. Crist is the embodiement of the classic Republican woman…a modern day Pat Nixon. …

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Karl Rove to speak at Sarasota GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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The man George W. Bush affectionately – I think – nicked named “Turd Blossom,” will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24. Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname – a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know … – but Bush also owes Rove for devising the “strategery” that took Bush from the owner’s box at Texas…

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Karl Rove to speak at Sarasota GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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The man George W. Bush affectionately – I think – nicked named “Turd Blossom,” will be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24. Bush may have kidded Karl Rove incessantly with the nickname – a Texan saying that refers to a type of flower that grows in pastures from, well, you know … – but Bush also owes Rove for devising the “strategery” that took Bush from the owner’s box at Texas…

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