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Candidates use Rick Scott’s praise to try to boost their primary chances

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Some state Senate candidates may be getting a little boost from Gov. Rick Scott. Ritch Workman in Senate District 17 and Kathleen Passidomo in Senate District 28 have released advertisements featuring Scott. In both of the ads, Scott is shown touting their accomplishments. “When Gov. Scott needed a big job done, he called in the Workman,” an announcer says in a 30-second spot for Workman. “He’s one of the hardest working members of the Florida Legislature, and I got to work closely with him when we…

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Carlos Beruff campaign says new poll shows ‘statistical dead heat’ with Patrick Murphy

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Carlos Beruff is running neck-and-neck with Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to a new poll. In an email to supporters and activists Tuesday, the Manatee County Republican’s campaign said Beruff was in a statistical dead heat with Murphy in the general election. The campaign cited a poll that showed Beruff trailed Murphy 40 percent to 42 percent. “The Washington establishment got their man. They hand-picked Marco Rubio and now are trying to ram him down the throats of the voters of…

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