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Ron DeSantis admits GOP faithful are ‘demoralized, depressed and dejected’ at D.C. Republicans

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If Republican primary politics are all about reaching out to the conservative base, then on paper, Jacksonville-area U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis should be a strong contender as the GOP Senate nominee in 2016. The Sunshine State native (who grew up in the quaint Pinellas County town of Dunedin) has only been in elected office for three years, having won a congressional seat in Florida’s 6th District in 2012, but his profile has been growing statewide since he became the first Republican to announce…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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American Spectator reports on Jim DeMint’s speech to the Hillsborough GOP

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A fairly good writer once said: There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads, God knows where. Or words to that effect. The tide in 2010, in Florida and across the nation, appears to be a conservative reaction to the leftward lurch in Washington. We see this among Republicans, independents, even among a limited number of sentient Democrats. The late enchantment with the little hustler from Chicago appears to have largely dissipated. Buyers’…

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American Spectator reports on Jim DeMint’s speech to the Hillsborough GOP

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A fairly good writer once said: There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads, God knows where. Or words to that effect. The tide in 2010, in Florida and across the nation, appears to be a conservative reaction to the leftward lurch in Washington. We see this among Republicans, independents, even among a limited number of sentient Democrats. The late enchantment with the little hustler from Chicago appears to have largely dissipated. Buyers’…

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The Marco Moneybomb

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From National Review: Sen. Jim DeMint — a.k.a., “Wellington,” since he appears to be winning the Battle of Waterloo — writes his supporters: I am writing to ask you to help build support for former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio who is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Governor Charlie Crist. The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is launching a “moneybomb” today for Marco Rubio that is set to go off on February 10, the one-year anniversary of…

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Jim DeMint backs Marco Rubio

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Conservative Sen. Jim DeMint’s backing of Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race is the latest salvo in an internal Republican struggle over who will lead the way in salvaging the GOP’s damaged brand. On Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican will endorse Rubio, a 38-year-old former state House speaker, bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a moderate who has periodically found himself at odds with right-wing elements of his party. National Republicans argue that…

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