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Mitch Perry Report for 6.1.16 – Let the 2018 GOP gubernatorial chatter begin

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My colleague Jim Rosica has a piece up this morning entitled, “Did Adam Putnam just launch the first ad of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.” Check it out and decide for yourself whether indeed that’s the case. What’s truly not in dispute is that the 41-year-old Agriculture Commissioner has been the guy referred to by seemingly everyone in Florida politics as the likely 2018 GOP gubernatorial candidate. Such a premise almost assumes that he wouldn’t face any intra-party competition, which, the more you think about…

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Special anti-corruption session likely, Charlie Crist says

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From Steve Bosquet: As Gov. Charlie Crist tries to salvage his U.S. Senate bid by increasingly running away from the  Legislature, it looks like he’ll call lawmakers into special session, possibly in May or June, to consider anti-corruption recommendations expected from a statewide grand jury. Crist petitioned the Supreme Court to empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate corruption and he has frequently lamented the number of elected officials he has had to suspend from office. Continue reading here. He…

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