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Endorsement Watch: Fraternal Order of Police, Republican Liberty Caucus, Florida Pharmacy Association, and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Florida Professional Firefighters — issued endorsements. — The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Rebecca Negron in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. “Rebecca Negron has served the citizens of her community and will be a much-needed voice…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.19.16 – Sorry, LeBron. Actually not sorry

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I know soccer aficionados (somewhat pretentiously) like to call their favorite sport “The Beautiful Game.” As much as I respect that it’s the world’s favorite sport, it ain’t America’s. That would be football. Personally, I would advocate that basketball is actually the most beautiful sport when it’s executed the way the San Antonio Spurs did two years ago in defeating LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, and what the Golden State Warriors did last year. The Warriors were…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.24.15 — Will the RPOF gamble on having a meaningful primary election?

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There’s no question that over the past two decades that Florida has become one of the biggest swing states in the nation, a status that can ultimately determine who our next president is. It may not be the swing state (arguably you could call Ohio the ultimate swing state), but it’s crucially important, especially for the Republican Party. Like political junkies everywhere not living in Iowa or New Hampshire (or in more recent years, Nevada and South Carolina), party officials grew weary that when the presidential…

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Constitutional amendment on solar power close to Florida Supreme Court review

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It’s only the middle of March, but Floridians for Solar Choice, the political action committee pushing to get a solar-energy initiative on the ballot in 2015,  are on the verge of having enough valid petition signatures to get a review by the Florida Supreme Court. The group submitted 66,493 valid petition signatures on Friday, just shy of the 68,314 needed to trigger court review. If approved, the measure would open up the business of selling electricity from solar energy to the public…

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John Thrasher not everyone’s choice for GOP job

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A philosophical dustup at a Republican meeting Thursday night designed to elect state Sen. John Thrasher as the GOP state committeeman from St. Johns County ended with police called and a dissenter escorted out. John Stevens, the Northeast Florida chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, has been a vocal opponent of Thrasher’s run to become chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Selection as a committeeman is a requirement to run for the party leadership post. Stevens arrived at the…

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John Thrasher not everyone’s choice for GOP job

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A philosophical dustup at a Republican meeting Thursday night designed to elect state Sen. John Thrasher as the GOP state committeeman from St. Johns County ended with police called and a dissenter escorted out. John Stevens, the Northeast Florida chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, has been a vocal opponent of Thrasher’s run to become chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Selection as a committeeman is a requirement to run for the party leadership post. Stevens arrived at the…

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