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Kathy Castor signs on to bipartisan legislation calling for drug price transparency

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Tampa Bay-area Congresswoman Kathy Castor is the latest Democrat to sign on to bipartisan legislation that addresses skyrocketing prescription drug price increases. On Tuesday, the Tampa Representative announced she was co-sponsoring the FAIR Drug Pricing Act, would require manufacturers who increase the price of a drug by more than ten percent a year to disclose the information behind that decision to taxpayers, including their spending on research and development, as well as advertising and marketing. “We must work to ensure that lifesaving treatments are never out…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.28.15 – Pressure grows on Rubio to leave U.S. Senate

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As he continues to pile up missed votes, Marco Rubio hasn’t been shy about the fact that he can’t stand the U.S. Senate. Fine, say his critics. Resign and let someone else do the job instead. This morning the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is calling for Rubio to step down in their lead editorial. If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it. Let us elect someone who wants to be there and earn an…

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Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign

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When Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage at fundraisers thrown by a group that wants to elect her president, she’s not presented as a White House candidate. She’s a “special guest.” When Jeb Bush raises money for a group preparing to run major parts of his all-but-certain presidential campaign, he doesn’t ask for the cash himself. And the hundreds of millions these groups will raise? They have to spend it without talking strategy with the candidates and campaigns they support.…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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