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U.S. Chamber of Commerce holding off support for David Jolly … for now

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is perennially one of the strongest financial supporters of Republicans around the country. The group spent more than $35 million in the 2014 midterms and had already spent more than $1.9 million for embattled Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, more than a million for Arizona Senator John McCain, and $1.5 million in ads against Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy. The Chamber also spent some serious money on Republicans in contested congressional races, spending more than $650,000 on Georgia Republican Drew Ferguson and more than $200,000 on…

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David Jolly refutes charge of lying in 60 Minutes story about fundraising requirement

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David Jolly is at war with a part of his own party. The National Republican Campaign Committee is pushing back hard on that “60 Minutes” piece that aired Sunday featuring the Pinellas County congressman, and specifically his legislation that would ban federal office holders from raising campaign contributions. In a letter penned by NRCC Executive Director Rob Simms to CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, Patricia Slevin and Miles Doran, the NRCC says that Jolly lied when he told O’Donnell that he was told at a meeting shortly after being elected…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.25.16 — David Jolly gets his moment in the sun

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After David Jolly announced his proposal earlier this that would ban federal officeholders from fundraising while in office earlier this year, all of his Florida senate opponents on both sides of the aisle dismissed it immediately. Under the Pinellas County congressman’s “Stop Act,” elected federal officials would still be permitted to attend fundraisers and speak to donors. People would still be allowed to contribute to campaigns of their choosing. But under no circumstance would federal officeholders be allowed to personally ask people…

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FDP calls “unconscionable” Marco Rubio’s vote against wider gun background checks

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The FBI is now treating the San Bernardino shooting by a husband and wife that killed 14 and wounded 21 as an act of terrorism, a spokesman said on Friday. The announcement comes two days after the horrific attack, and a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted down a gun control measure that would have extended FBI background checks on every firearms purchase. Four Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure but Marco Rubio was not one of them, a decision…

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Norah O’Donnell says Charlie Crist cross could elect Kendrick Meek

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Check out Norah O’Donnell’s reaction to the news that Charlie Crist is poised to enter the Florida senatorial race as an independent. Appearing on Morning Joe today, the MSNBC correspondent was absolutely giddy with excitement at the prospect that Crist’s independent run could give Democrat Kendrick Meek “a real shot!” NORAH O’DONNELL: I think this is a huge development, in part because of Charlie Crist’s past and his future, and also because it does give Kendrick Meek a real shot at this…

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Norah O’Donnell says Charlie Crist cross could elect Kendrick Meek

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Check out Norah O’Donnell’s reaction to the news that Charlie Crist is poised to enter the Florida senatorial race as an independent. Appearing on Morning Joe today, the MSNBC correspondent was absolutely giddy with excitement at the prospect that Crist’s independent run could give Democrat Kendrick Meek “a real shot!” NORAH O’DONNELL: I think this is a huge development, in part because of Charlie Crist’s past and his future, and also because it does give Kendrick Meek a real shot at this…

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