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Charlie Crist campaign adds another $5,500 to his campaign warchest

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Charlie Crist added another $5,500 in campaign contributions Wednesday. Among the contributions was a $1,000 check from the political committee, Friends of Rose DeLauro. DeLauro has been representing Connecticut’s third district in the U.S. House of Representatives for over two decades. Crist also received a $1,000 contribution from Democrats Reshaping America (Dreampac), a Democratic super PAC, and a $1,000 contribution from Lisa DeBartolo, who oversees the DeBartolo Family Foundation as its executive director. She is also executive vice president of DeBartolo Holdings. She’s perhaps best known for being the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.1.15 — Will Reince Preibus have the guts to change the GOP presidential primary schedule?

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Since I’ve been following politics, it’s been a common complaint to question why the two major political parties have allowed two relatively homogenous states like Iowa and New Hampshire to have such an outsized influence in choosing our presidential nominees. And over the past three presidential cycles, invariably there’s been “serious” proposals floated to change the cycle, though also, invariably, inertia allows the status quo to remain in place. But Reince Priebus says this time he’s serious. The Republican National Committee chairman said this…

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Democratic women blast Marco Rubio’s paid family leave program, saying it’s missing the ‘paid’ part

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Last week, Marco Rubio became the first Republican presidential candidate to release a paid family leave proposal, but the reviews haven’t been very favorable. Unlike the proposals floated by Democratic presidential candidates Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Rubio’s plan disdains any government mandates, and instead advocates giving tax incentives so businesses will offer it to their employees. “I can barely use the word ‘plan’ here, because what Marco Rubio has laid out for paid leave wouldn’t do a thing to…

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