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Mitch Perry Report for 3.7.16 – Dems tag team on Rick Snyder in Flint

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Wouldn’t it be interesting, as comedian Sarah Silverman noted on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night, for all of the candidates — Republicans and Democrats — to debate at one time? The differences between the two parties standard-bearers would become event more evident. Take the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, for example. During Thursday night’s GOP debate in Detroit, the Fox News crew asked all of one question about the situation in the Detroit suburb. That’s where thousands of children from mostly low-income…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.12.15 — On this LGBT issue, Florida and Rick Scott resist social conservative pressures

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Thirty-eights years after Anita Bryant, Florida no longer officially bans gays from adopting children. Though it’s been legal for such couples to adopt since 2010, Governor Scott signed a bill into law last night that now makes that official.  As you’ll recall, this issue roiled social conservatives in and outside of the Legislature this spring. The inclusion of the amendment by Miami Beach Democrat David Richardson to repeal the state statute on gay adoption (which was ruled unconstitutional by a court in…

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Jeb Bush adds veteran Hispanic operative Emily Benavides to bolster outreach

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Jeb Bush hired veteran operative Emily Benavides to help bolster Hispanic outreach in his likely presidential campaign. Benavides joins Right to Rise PAC as communications adviser and spokesperson specializing in Hispanic media. This would then become a senior position in a potential campaign, reports Adrian Carrasquillo for BuzzFeed News. “I’m excited to join Governor Bush’s team,” Benavides told BuzzFeed in an email. “I look forward to communicating Governor Bush’s conservative ideas for greater economic growth and opportunity for all Americans.”…

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