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Mitch Perry Report for 7.10.15 — A whole lotta political stuff

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It was just an average Thursday in the Florida political world. But first a note about Jeb Bush, who announced that through his own campaign and his Super PAC Right to Rise, has raised a total of $114 million this year, with all but $11 million coming from Right to Rise, which began fundraising for the “non-candidate” back in mid-December. You remember the $100 million figure was broadcast months ago as part of the “Shock and Awe” phase of the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.1.15 — The politics of envy and being relatable

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Envy is considered one of the seven deadly sins in Christianity. It’s something that would be ideal if we didn’t occasionally suffer from, but it’s all too human for us to do so. I don’t know if it’s something I read or heard years ago, but when it comes to money (like sex), I always have tried to take the notion that it’s only one’s own that one should be concerned with. Otherwise one could go mad, bemoaning the fact…

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Jeb Bush super PAC to soon begin airing ads in Florida

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With Florida again figuring to be one of the most valued swing-state nations in the country, local television stations up and down the state’s 10 biggest media markets are undoubtedly salivating for the campaign to get more intense. As first reported on Twitter by Kevin Cate, Jeb Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise, is starting to pull TV rate cards in the Sunshine State — specifically WFTX-TV Fox 4, the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers-Naples. As a super PAC, Right to Rise can…

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Jeb Bush super PAC launches first New Hampshire ad

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Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s presidential run, started its first New Hampshire ad on Wednesday. NH1.com first reported on the 30-second spot, called “Run to Win,” which broadcast online in the first-in-the-nation primary state, as well as Iowa, the first caucus state in the presidential primary. A spokesperson said the ad, which will run through July 1, targets Republicans and independent voters. The ad features video of Bush when the former Florida governor announced his campaign…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.18.15 — Rand Paul becomes the latest pol to promise to “blow up the tax code”

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Rand Paul today is unveiling his “Fair and Flat Tax,” where he aims to repeal the entire IRS tax code and replace it with a broad-based 14.5 percent tax on individuals and businesses. He says he would eliminate “nearly” every special-interest loophole, while also eliminating the payroll tax on workers and several federal taxes outright, including gift and estate taxes, telephone taxes, and all duties and tariffs. Headline, Scroll, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Mike Merrill, United for Care, Right to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.1.15 — Waiting for the Big One

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Happy June 1, the beginning of Hurricane season. So cue up the the stories about how we are or are not ready for a major storm. Journalism can be so predictable sometimes… Much more importantly is the fact that though Florida hasn’t been hard hit by a weather event in a decade,  a recent national report showed that Florida’s average homeowner premium of more than $2,000 a year is twice the national average, as reported by the AP’s Gary Fineout. Speaking of…

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Jeb Bush to blow off Iowa straw poll — and says he ‘misinterpreted’ question on Iraq

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Jeb Bush confirmed this afternoon that he will not be participating in the Iowa Straw poll taking place this August. The news became the biggest story of the political scene in the U.S. today, obscuring to a degree the controversy emanating from Bush’s unusual response to a question asked by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly regarding the invasion of Iraq that was broadcast on Monday night. In that interview, Bush told Kelly that even knowing in retrospect that Iraq did not possess so-called weapons…

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