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Matt Gaetz, Greg Evers among candidates in Florida’s 1st District

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A legislator who backed comments describing Black Lives Matter as a terrorist group and another who held an online giveaway of a semi-automatic rifle are among eight Republicans trying to succeed a retiring congressman in Florida’s conservative Panhandle. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller‘s heavily conservative 1st Congressional District, which is home to five military installations and a large population of veterans, has gone Republican since 1994. State Sen. Greg Evers and state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced they were running in the…

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North Florida Neighbors funds media buy for Matt Gaetz

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As the clock ticks down to Tuesday’s primary election, a super PAC backing Matt Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District has made another media buy to support his candidacy. Campaign finance records show that North Florida Neighbors paid Dallas’ Scott Howell & Co.advertising firm a little more than $24,000 last Thursday. The group recently financed a pro-Gaetz spot burnishing his conservative bona fides on veterans’ advocacy and anti-terrorism. The deeply conservative 1st District in the state’s Panhandle is home to Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB and the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue…

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Super PAC emerges to support Matt Gaetz and Neal Dunn in Panhandle congressional races

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As far as Super PACs go, the one that is backing two Republicans in a pair of Panhandle congressional race has a nice enough name. It’s called “North Florida Neighbors.” How genteel. How stately. How very north Florida. North Florida Neighbors announced Friday that it is supporting conservative state Rep. Matt Gaetz in his bid for Florida’s 1st Congressional District, along with the previously announced support of conservative Panama City veteran, surgeon and businessman Neal Dunn in Florida’s Second Congressional District. Both congressional seats are open in 2016. Due to…

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