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Sandy Adams suspends campaign for Florida’s 6th Congressional District

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Former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams put out a quick news release Wednesday afternoon announcing she will suspend her congressional campaign in Florida’s 6th Congressional District because of health issues. “I recently discovered a significant health issue that demands my focus and attention,” Adams said in the release. “Over the next several weeks, I will be focusing on my health and will reassess my campaign to determine if I can give it a 100% commitment. I owe that to my family, and to the residents…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Health care reform votes might make Democrats vulnerable in midterm elections

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As the waiter delivered a heaping tuna salad sandwich and waffle fries, Bill Jones cut to the chase about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. “He’s totally lost my vote with how he’s acted publicly, and health care just plays into that,” Jones said from his sidewalk table at Dexter’s, a busy downtown spot. Two years ago Jones, a 44-year-old consultant, was one of the independent voters that helped the blunt-talking Orlando Democrat win a seat in Congress. Today the health care…

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Money flowing into GOP battle against Suzanne Kosmas

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Despite raking in $1.36 million so far for her re-election bid, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas has drawn three serious Republican challengers. Former Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse CEO Craig Miller is boasting that he has brought in more than $341,000 to his campaign coffers — though the campaign does not note that $200,000 of that came from Miller’s own funds. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, has raised almost $287,000 and has almost $168,000 on hand-but $100,000 of that came out her own personal…

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Suzanne Kosmas, Alan Grayson outpace GOP rivals

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News of a Republican surge in 2010 has yet to reach GOP donors in Central Florida. The area’s two freshman Democrats, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson of Orlando and Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach, far outpaced their Republican opponents in the final three months of 2009 and start the year with about $940,000 (Grayson) and $834,000 (Kosmas) in their campaign coffers. The one exception is Grayson challenger Armando Gutierrez, a Republican transplant from South Florida who raised more than $200,000…

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