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NRCC releases ad to thank Brian Mast, Republicans for health care vote

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is thanking Republicans in new digital ad campaign. The committee released a new web ad — called “Promise Made, Promise Kept” — to highlight the passage of the American Health Care Act. The 50-second spot thanks Republicans for their support, and targets Democrats for their support of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. “The NRCC plans to remind voters through 2018 that Democrats were happy to continue to condemn them to a rapidly failing…

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Charlie Crist, Stephanie Murphy among top GOP targets for 2018

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National Republicans, in an effort to boost their majority for the midterms, are targeting top House Democrats over the next two years – including Florida’s Charlie Crist and Stephanie Murphy. POLITICO first reported on the list of 36 lawmakers coming from the National Republican Congressional Committee, with a particular focus on “blue-collar parts of the country where President Donald Trump is popular.” Nearly one-third of the districts on the NRCC spreadsheet were taken by President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton…

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Charlie Crist CD 13 campaign continues psychological warfare offensive

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David Jolly easily handled Mark Bircher in the GOP primary contest in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Now, the Indian Shores Republican is turning his full attention to defeating Charlie Crist, which won’t be easy. Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a special election in March 2014 by just 1.8 percentage points. That was when the district did not include more liberal enclaves of downtown and South St. Petersburg, making it much more favorable for a Democrat to win in 2016. Trying to set the mood from the onset, Matthew…

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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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Joe Henderson: GOP message for David Jolly, ‘Play along. Or else.’

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It was a big story earlier this year when U.S. Rep. David Jolly proposed a law that would stop lawmakers, especially those named David Jolly, from spending at least four hours a day on the phone begging for money. He even went on “60 Minutes” to promote his bill, called the Stop Act. He told a national audience how members of Congress have hours of fundraising for themselves and their party built into their daily schedules. They are given a…

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NRCC says it looks forward to ‘having conversation’ with David Jolly

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Could the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) be coming to help save the day for David Jolly after all? That could be the case after the head of that committee said late last week he looks forward to having conversations with him in his re-election race against Charlie Crist this fall. The relationship between the Pinellas County Congressman and the committee responsible for electing Republicans to Congress seemed to be in tatters after Jolly’s appearance on “60 Minutes” back in April.…

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Minnesota’s Rick Nolan joins David Jolly in discussing the Stop Act at National Press Club in D.C.

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Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan was one of what were called the “Watergate babies” when he was originally elected to Congress in a huge Democratic class in 1974. He left after 1980, but returned in 2012 after more than 30 years in the private sector. He says lots of things have changed in the three decades in between, and one of them is the excessive money in politics. “When I served in the past, we did not spend anytime dialing for dollars. It…

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