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Easter and Passover as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Grab your bonnet, pull out the seersucker and get ready for a good-old-fashion Easter egg hunt. Americans are expected to spend about $18.4 billion on Easter this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. That projection is 6 percent higher than last year’s record of $17.3 billion and marks an all-time high in the 14 years the national organization has conducted the survey. The increase in spending is likely due to how late the holiday falls on the…

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Blake Dowling: Not in this lifetime – tech and the Guns N’ Roses reunion tour

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On a Wednesday evening in 1988, I joined my friend Quinn Borland for an epic concert in Albany, Georgia. Opening for rock legends Motley Crüe was a little-known band called Guns N’ Roses. I was in middle school, so it was an incredibly big deal to be out on the town on a school night. The show was spectacular, and in the years to follow, the band rocketed to worldwide success. Fast forward to 1992, and my friend Ron LaFace…

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Marco Rubio to hold breakfast fundraiser Tuesday in Tallahassee

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio returns to his old stomping grounds – Tallahassee – for a Rubio Victory PAC breakfast fundraising reception today for the prospective 2016 presidential candidate. Rubio will have “something important” to say in a few days, on April 13. The $1,000-a-plate general reception begins 8:30 a.m. at the Governors Club Plantation Room, 202 S. Adams Street in Tallahassee. There will also be a VIP meet-and-greet at 8 a.m. A place as co-host is $2,500 per person; a spot on the…

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Mark Delegal orchestrating another impressive push in TallyMadness

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#3 seed Mark Delegal is in late-round shape in the early going so far in TallyMadness ’15, putting up gaudy numbers in his Round of 64 matchup against #14 seed Albert Balido, who was selected by the bracket’s nominating committee for the first time this year. The favorite has not just jumped out to a lead of nearly 95 percent to 5 percent, but has organized a legion of voters that has garnered the Holland & Knight lobbyist almost 2,000 votes more than…

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