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GOP governors launch ‘news’ site critics call propaganda

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Republican governors are getting into the “news” business.

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Cost to protect Rick Scott now up to nearly $3 million

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Protecting Gov. Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott, their family, and the Governor’s Mansion and grounds cost the state nearly $3 million last fiscal year, up from $2.6 million the year before. The annual Report of Transportation and Protective Services, issued Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, showed the cost to safeguard the governor alone rose roughly $218,000 from 2015-16, to almost $2.3 million in 2016-17.

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Republicans quickly attack Gwen Graham as non-achieving, non-transparent

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Republicans wasted little time, setting their sights quickly on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham Tuesday, accusing her of having no achievements in public service, and hiding some of her congressional records. In separate releases, the Republican Party of Florida said she lacks accomplishments to run on; the Republican Governors Association said the former congresswoman did not release her congressional records before leaving office at the end of December. The pair of responses may indicate a level of concern the Republicans could…

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Email Insights: Republican Governors Association takes aim at Gwen Graham

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The 2018 gubernatorial race has officially begun — even though none of the likely candidates have filed paperwork to run. In an email Thursday, the Republican Governors Association blasted outgoing Rep. Gwen Graham, one of several Democrats considering a 2018 run. The association said Graham’s office hasn’t responded to Freedom of Information Act requests made by the Republican Governors Association. According to documents provided by the Republican Governors Association, the organization requested all documents related to Graham Companies, real estate…

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GOP governors gather amid push for ‘disruptive change’

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The country’s Republican governors are meeting in battleground Florida with what many of them see as an opportunity for “disruptive” changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care following the election of Donald Trump. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday on MSNBC that Trump elevates “the possibilities in terms of what we can do to take power out of Washington and send it back to the states” and more importantly “back…

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Rick Scott releases excerpts of RGA speech for Monday night

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Gov. Rick Scott has released excerpts of his prepared remarks for Monday night’s Republican Governor’s Association’s Executive Roundtable Reception and Dinner in Orlando. “Expected attendees include around 30 Republican governors from all across the country, including new incoming governors,” said Melissa Stone, spokeswoman for Let’s Get to Work, Scott’s political committee, and his former chief of staff. The unedited excerpts are below: “The most striking part about this election is how the pundits and the so-called ‘experts’ inside the beltway had already…

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Rick Scott, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley headline GOP governors’ meeting in Orlando

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will headline the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association in Orlando next week. Scott will host the event that will have two major sessions, “Republican Governors: Leading The Charge,” on Tuesday, and “Best States For Business: Behind The Headlines,” on Wednesday, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort. The conference is not open to the public. The Leading The Charge session will be moderated by Bill…

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