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Ballard Partners going national, opens D.C. office

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Ballard Partners is extending its reach, announcing it is opening an office in Washington, D.C. Brian Ballard, the firm’s president, announced this week Ballard Partners has opened an office in the nation’s capital. The announcement comes just weeks after President Donald Trump, who Ballard supported, took the oath of office. “There is great enthusiasm with President Trump’s new administration in Washington. We are thrilled to be part of this excitement with the opening of our new Ballard Partners office in…

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Floridians head to D.C. for Donald Trump inauguration

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A hush has fallen on the state capital. Sure, there’s plenty of work to do before the start of the 2017 Legislative Session. But some Florida politicos are using this week to flee Florida and head to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Gov. Rick Scott will be there. An ardent supporter of the New York Republican, Scott was the chairman of the super PAC that backed Trump’s presidential bid. He was expected to head to D.C. on Tuesday,…

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Susie Wiles backs Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair

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A top Republican strategist has thrown her support behind Blaise Ingoglia in his re-election bid for chairman of the Florida GOP. Susie Wiles, a Jacksonville political consultant and an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, endorsed has Ingoglia’s re-election campaign, Ingoglia announced Monday. Wiles was Trump’s top political strategist in Florida, and helped deliver a Florida victory. “Susie Wiles and Trump Florida Team did an amazing job harnessing the passion and the enthusiasm of the voters this election cycle and…

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RNC’s ground game behind Donald Trump deserves more credit for Florida victory

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Plenty of congratulations are going out to the Donald Trump campaign, which is well-deserved. Others unhappy with the outcome are expressing other sentiments. Several pundits are in the process of analyzing and pronouncing “winners and losers.” In Florida, the lists on both sides are long, but not necessarily complete. The Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith correctly mentions Trump’s Florida director Susie Wiles and most certainly grassroots workhorses, like Deborah Cox-Roush on the winners side. Though not mentioned, the Republican Party of Florida did what they could with the…

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A rundown of the real winners and losers from Florida’s general election

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Yesterday’s slate of general elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of the real winners and losers coming out of Tuesday. Winners Rick Scott — The Naples Republican was an early backer of the president-elect, comparing Trump’s rise to his own 2010 gubernatorial run and even penning an op-ed way back in January that Trump captured “the frustration of many Americans.” No doubt he’s taking notes for his own rumored 2018…

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Donald Trump campaign and RNC are confident in Florida campaign

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On the last day of early voting in Florida, the Donald Trump campaign and the RNC expressed confidence in the Sunshine State ground game. Yet questions remain even after a Sunday morning press call regarding the Florida effort. Ahead of the call with representatives from the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign, Team Trump circulated stats that said Trump was outperforming the Mitt Romney campaign of 2012. Republicans comprise 1.4 percent more of the early vote share than at this point in 2012, said…

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Donald Trump to collect relief donations at Florida rallies

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is spending a lot of time in Florida over the next week, and at his Sunshine State rallies, he intends to collect relief supplies for those in need after Hurricane Matthew. Trump seeks the following items: one-gallon containers of drinking water; 6-packs of bottled water; flashlights; batteries (AA or C preferred); baby wipes, diapers (any size), or baby formula. Trump has a Panama City rally Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Aaron Bessant Park. On Wednesday, Trump will be…

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