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Nomination math may see GOP presidential candidates skip Florida primary

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As everybody chasing the White House knows, Florida’s 29 electoral votes may well decide the whole ballgame next November. But, S.V. Dáte writes in National Journal, the same cannot be said for its 99 Republican primary delegates, where the path to victory will likely go through elsewhere. The high cost of advertising statewide, Florida’s diffuse political geography, and new rules passed by the state GOP may lead candidates to forego campaigning in the state altogether. Writes Dáte: …[T]his time around, the Flor­ida party de­cided to ditch…

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The case against Jeb Bush, the force behind SB 6

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While the future of the state’s education system hangs in the balance, let’s take a closer look at the real force behind the Florida Senate’s drive to pass SB 6, Jeb Bush (“I talked to Jeb this morning,” Thrasher said Thursday, still celebrating passage of the tenure bill, albeit on a close 21-17 vote. “He was very pleased with what we did. Very pleased.”) The chattering class – typified in this case by one Scott Maxwell – continue to propagate…

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