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Even before presidential launch, Marco Rubio has built nationwide money machine

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is likely to formally declare his intention to run for president later this month, already has built an operation that brought in cash from all corners of the nation and banked more money than similar congressional fundraising operations. It’s a good start for the Republican from West Miami, Fla., if he expects to compete in a crowded GOP field that will kick off its 2016 presidential race 10 months from now in Iowa and New…

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WSJ: Could Jim Greer’s arrest hurt Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign?

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Former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer was arrested today for charges stemming from an investigation into how he spent committee funds during his tenure. While the arrest presents obvious problems for Greer, it could also hurt his former close ally, Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party in April to mount an independent bid for the Senate. During his tenure as party chairman, even up until they day he resigned in February, Crist supported Greer. “It’s surprising,” Crist said Wednesday at…

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Eric Cantor to endorse Marco Rubio

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From Politico: House Republican Whip Eric Cantor will announce his endorsement of Marco Rubio’s Senate campaign this morning, hailing Rubio as a champion of economic expansion and a reliable check on the Obama White House. “This Administration’s policies have put a squeeze on our nation’s job creators and entrepreneurs, and Marco will help fight for pro-growth policies that empower the American entrepreneur and small business people to thrive and create sustainable jobs,” Cantor will say. “America needs energetic, smart, responsible…

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Mitch McConnell distances himself from Charlie Crist

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Politico: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday distanced himself from the Senate campaign of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, and also offered a warning about a potential independent run for the open seat. “We’re going to elect a Republican senator in Florida, and the Republican primary voters in Florida are going to determine who that is,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “We’ve been looking at the surveys, as you indicate, and it looks like Marco Rubio is running…

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Carrie Meek joins Twitter to support her son’s Senate campaign

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Former U.S. Representative Carrie Meek has created a Twitter account with a very cool handle – @myson4USsenate – with a very important purpose – electing her son Kendrick Meek to the United States Senate.

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Carrie Meek joins Twitter to support her son’s Senate campaign

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Former U.S. Representative Carrie Meek has created a Twitter account with a very cool handle – @myson4USsenate – with a very important purpose – electing her son Kendrick Meek to the United States Senate.

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Senate not-so-hopeful Nina Hayden raises just $300 for campaign against Jack Latvala

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At some point, a candidate and their supporters have to be realistic about their campaign’s viablity, much less their ability to win an election.  And I believe that’s the point at which Nina Hayden finds herself today, now that she has reported raising just $300 for her state Senate campaign against Jack Latvala, who has raised more than $504,000.  At this point, Hayden has less than $800 left on hand.

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