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Six Florida congressional express support for single payer health care system

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As Senate Republicans return to Washington this week, looking to salvage their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, support grows among Democrats for a single-payer health care system. The co-sponsor count for Michigan Democrat John Conyers‘ “Medicare for All” bill now stands at 113, nearly twice as many as last year. One of those new Democratic co-sponsors is Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor.

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Senate Republicans begin targeting Bill Nelson in new digital ad campaign

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Bill Nelson isn’t running for re-election for another year, but it’s never too early to start the campaign against him. That’s what the National Republican Senate Committee is doing this week, unveiling a new digital ad campaign to inform Florida voters of what they call Nelson’s “liberal record” in Washington, comparing his Senate voting record to Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren. “Bill Nelson has positioned himself squarely on the left, voting with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren 92 percent of the time,” said NRSC…

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NRSC focuses on Patrick Murphy’s resume in new ad

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Rep. Patrick Murphy’s resume is at the center of a new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The new ad hits Murphy over allegations he padded his resume. In June, CBS Miami ran a two-part report where it revealed he did not meet the minimum requirements to become a CPA in Florida and wasn’t a small business owner. “Patrick Murphy lied about being a CPA, lied about being a small business owner, and continues to lie about his professional…

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NRSC launches website to bracket Patrick Murphy’s campaign

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Within hours of U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy announcing a bid for the U.S. Senate, the National Republican Senatorial Committee launched a new website “welcoming” the Jupiter Democrat to the race. “After barely serving one term in the House of Representatives … Murphy is already asking Floridians for a promotion,” says a NRSC statement. “Fittingly, Murphy has decided to launch his campaign on the anniversary of ObamaCare in an effort to highlight his support for its $716 billion in cuts to Medicare.” To…

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NRSC chair John Cornyn tells Charlie Crist to return the cash

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Letter from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to Charlie Crist: Dear Governor Crist, I was disappointed by several reports today noting that you have refused to return the contributions made to your U.S. Senate campaign while you were a Republican. This reversal stands in stark contrast to your previous statements that you would provide donors with “pro-rated refunds” upon your announcement that you were leaving the Republican Party. Breaking this promise demonstrates an enormous lack of character, as Floridians are reminded that…

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John Cornyn: GOP leaders want their money back from Charlie Crist

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With Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist expected to formally announce late Thursday that he will run for the Senate as an independent, GOP leaders made clear they would do their best to starve him of campaign funds. At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), said, “I certainly will request the money that I donated to his campaign from my leadership PAC back.” Senator Cornyn added that, “people have already…

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NRSC website lists Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek as candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, but not Marco Rubio

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In March, TPM reported that Sen. John Cornyn sounded downright regretful when explaining why he’s sticking to his early endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, despite a surge from conservative darling former state House Speaker Marco Rubio as the two slug it out in the Republican primary. “I’m not going to do anything to change that. I think I’m honor-bound to leave it as it is. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be spending any money in the primary,…

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