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In Florida, Donald Trump faces a Hillary Clinton campaign behemoth

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For Donald Trump, the fight for Florida begins and ends with mass appeal: signature rallies and direct social media contact with voters who believe he can “make America great again.” Add some 30 Florida Trump employees to about 80 Republican Party field workers deployed around the state, and that pretty much covers the GOP nominee’s conventional ground game operation in the largest battleground state. Then there’s Hillary Clinton: 51 offices, with more on the way, and 500 employees combing Florida,…

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Mike Pence to address RPOF Victory dinner in October

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Mike Pence will address Florida Republicans in October. The Republican Party of Florida announced Wednesday that Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee and the governor of Indiana, is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Victory Dinner on Oct. 15. “The Republican Party of Florida is grateful and excited to announce that Gov. Mike Pence will deliver remarks at our Victory Dinner on October 15,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia in a statement. “We eagerly await the powerful conservative message of…

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Joe Gruters needs to either resign from Donald Trump campaign or FSU Board of Trustees

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Not surprisingly, some supporters of Donald Trump are backing his call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” CNN reports that Trump supporters in South Carolina are fine with Trump’s proposal, since their concern is terrorism and what they see as the Obama administration’s paltry response. A report by WMUR in New Hampshire also quoted Trump’s top allies in the state expressing support. For his part, Trump said he doesn’t care what the media or his fellow Republicans think about…

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A look at Lenny Curry’s transition leadership team

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Reported late on Thursday by multiple outlets, the Lenny Curry transition leadership team gives some insight into what his administration might look like. It is stocked with familiar names and steady hands who have history in Jacksonville and who have been supporters of the mayor-elect. “In the days and weeks ahead, I will be working with the transition leadership team, as well as additional advisers and team members, to implement my plan to restore Jacksonville’s greatness,” said Curry in a press release.…

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Personnel note: Ballard Partners adds legislative expert Jessica Baker

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Florida lobbying house Ballard Partners announced today it is adding legislative expert Jessica Baker to its team based out of Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Baker, a graduate of Florida State University College of Law, will be working out of the Jacksonville office and in Tallahassee during the 2015 legislative session, which begins tomorrow. Ballard President Brian Ballard cited Baker’s legal insight and knowledge of the legislative process, adding that she will become a “vital resource” for clients. “She’ll be a great…

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Skeletor’s, err, Rick Scott’s net worth: $218.6 million

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Rick Scott’s campaign manager Susie Wiles turned in her candidate’s financial disclosure and told the Buzz that Scott’s net worth is $218.6 million I’d be happy with just the .6 million!

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Skeletor’s, err, Rick Scott’s net worth: $218.6 million

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Rick Scott’s campaign manager Susie Wiles turned in her candidate’s financial disclosure and told the Buzz that Scott’s net worth is $218.6 million I’d be happy with just the .6 million!

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