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Mitch Perry Report for 10.6.16 — Do you want to live forever?

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On the campaign trail last year, an ebullient Jeb Bush used to talk about how we were on the verge of the greatest time to be alive ever, with a limitless future ahead. “We’re on the verge of where my little boy Jack, my four day-old Jack is going to live until he’s 130 years old,” Bush told hundreds of Republican activists at a New Hampshire Republican Party summit in April of 2015. Later, he moved it up to 150 years. Jeb…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.25.16 – Obama in a time of terrorism

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As you might have heard, President Barack Obama has been severely criticized in some quarters this week for his reaction to the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels. Some objected to the president choosing to hang with Raul Castro while watching that historical baseball game in Havana between the Rays and the Cuban national team. They note that he devoted less than a minute to Brussels in his 34-minute speech on Tuesday morning. Some thought it in poor taste when he…

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FSU took in $626,247 from Charles Koch Foundation last year

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Over the years, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have spent vast amounts of money on political advertising and campaign donations in recent years trying to get Republicans elected. In January, they promised through their political network to spend nearly $900 million on the 2016 election, after spending nearly $400 million during the 2012 campaign. Not so well known until recent years is how much they’ve been spending on college campuses in recent years — but it’s increasing year by year. In…

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The Atlantic: The New Math in Florida

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The way to the heart of a Florida voter is through the stomach. Bread and butter issues like taxes and the economy tend to work well.  A three-way race scrambles the conventional dynamics in ways that even a molecular gastronomist would appreciate. Do Democrat Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio try to run up their base percentages, trying to keep Crist from building a coalition, or do they try to appeal to the broad middle — even though the middle…

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The technical aspects of how Charlie Crist will qualify for the U.S. Senate race

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The Atlantic offers this primer: Charlie Crist is facing a deadline of 12:00 noon on Friday to decide whether he will drop out of his Republican Senate primary and run as an independent. Crist says he will make the call on Thursday, but at noon on Friday, the Florida Elections Division will stop accepting paperwork for new Senate candidates. Thankfully for Crist, it will be easy for him to get on the ballot as an independent, because he doesn’t actually need…

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Political aficionados chatting up Kendrick Meek

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Here is a quick run-down of what people have said and written about Kendrick’s campaign in the few days: Yesterday, President Obama singled out Kendrick during his stop in Miami: “Somewhere around here is the next senator from the great state of Florida, Kendrick Meek…  There he is. Kendrick’s doing a great job.” Mark Blumenthal posted an entry on Pollster.com that asks “What About Kendrick Meek?” -“Meek has a shot at generating the same sort of enthusiasm within Florida as benefited…

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