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No longer a given that Florida will support Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush

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It’s no longer a safe assumption that one of Florida’s two most popular Republicans will carry the presidential primary in their home state, as most of the GOP candidates turned their attention Friday to the state’s winner-take-all primary. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush no longer lead the polls in Florida, where Republicans are gravitating toward outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson. And party activists showed as much, if not more, enthusiasm for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz than…

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Now it’s 13: Ben Carson latest to attend Florida GOP Sunshine Summit

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Now it’s a Baker’s Dozen. Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson will be the 13th candidate to appear at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit, scheduled next week in Orlando. “We are excited to welcome Ben Carson to our list of presidential candidates speaking at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando,” said a statement Wednesday from RPOF officials. “With the event just nine days away, our grassroots are ready to hear candidates share their vision for the future of our nation…

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Florida GOP to host Sunshine Presidential Summit in October

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Fielding four Florida-based candidates in the GOP primary and 29 valuable Electoral College votes, the Sunshine State is poised to be ground zero in the 2016 presidential race. Leveraging its place in national politics, the Republican Party of Florida is planning the “Sunshine Summit” for October 23 and 24 in Orlando. In a memo obtained by Florida Politics, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia welcomes all Republican candidates to the race and invites them to join the Summit — an event expected to draw more than 2,500 activists and donors wanting to hear from the…

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