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Orlando Sentinel column: Why would Kendrick Meek oppose savings for Medicare

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Today, the Orlando Sentinel published “a column about waste, fraud, abuse and self-destruction by U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek.” The column outlines a bill to reduce costs to Medicare recipients and Rep. Kendrick Meek’s opposition to the bill. The column questions Meek’s opposition to the bill while he received tens of thousands of dollars from Medicare suppliers. “There is a clear pattern of Congressman Meek putting special interests ahead of the people’s interests: Meek has received money from big oil including…

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Bill McCollum faces an uphill fight to regain the initiative

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If the rest of Florida sounded like the crowds huddled at the state Republican Party quarterly business meeting, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum wouldn’t be facing a potential primary defeat to a health-care millionaire waging his first race for public office. Around the Hyatt Tampa Bay, signs adorned the halls that read “Bush would vote for Bill McCollum.” Longtime political allies spoke well of the man from Longwood who spent two decades in Congress, who helped lead the impeachment of President…

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