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Tom Kean says it’s still too early to count Chris Christie out

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Although Tom Kean has strong ties to the Bush family, he’s not about to endorse Jeb Bush for president – not this early, anyway. The former New Jersey governor, 80, is perhaps best known nationally as the co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, which was charged with providing the American people the fullest possible account of the facts and circumstances related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was appointed to that commission by Jeb’s brother, George W. Bush. In…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.17.15 — David Jolly to get a challenger?

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Happy St. Patrick Day to you and  yours. Well, it was quite a busy Monday. There were a number of stories I reported on yesterday, but none bigger locally than this: the Pinellas County Democratic Party already has one more candidate to challenge David Jolly in 2016 than they did last year. He’s Eric Lynn, and he’s definitely going to run for the Democratic nomination in the CD13 contest. (Check that. On Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for Lynn told Florida Politics that…

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Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean to give commencement speech at Eckerd College

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Former GOP New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean will be speak at the Eckerd College Commencement on Sunday, May 17. Called “the courtly elder statesmen of New Jersey Republicanism,” by The Wall Street Journal, the 79-year-old Kean is perhaps best known nationally as being the co-chair (along with former Democratic U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton) of the 9/11 Commission Report, published in 2003. Kean served as governor in New Jersey from 1982-90. Like one of his successors, Christine Whitman, Kean is associated with that dying…

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