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Martin Dyckman: On Jeb Bush’s relevance

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Aiming to regain some relevance in the Republican Party, Jeb Bush argues that it should show voters that it stands “for a few a big ideas” rather than only for things to vote against. Regrettably, four specific ideas that he proposed in a Nov. 24 Wall Street Journal op-ed are not simply big but bad. “Republicans should support convening a constitutional convention to pass term limits, a balanced budget amendment and restraints on the Commerce Clause, which has given the…

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Big donors face question: Demand refund from Charlie Crist?

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Charlie Crist‘s decision to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent has left a bunch of big-name contributors with a decision to make: Do they follow the angry dictate of furious Republican Party officials and demand their money back? Or not? For many longtime Crist supporters — some of whom go back to his first statewide campaign in 1998 — it’s a tough call. Consider Ben Hill Griffin III of the big Florida citrus and political family. “Right now I’m…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney Genergal. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney General. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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