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Darryl Paulson: Donald Trump goes a-courting

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On May 18, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump releases a list of 11 judges that he would “most likely” use to select his appointees to the Supreme Court. The list of 11 names included 11 whites and eight males. Six of the 11 were appointees of George W. Bush, and the other five are currently serving on their states’ supreme court. The average age of the potential nominees is 50, compared to the average age of 68.75 on the…

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Marco Rubio scores backing of Nevada, Minnesota and North Carolina lawmakers

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The list of current and former lawmakers backing Marco Rubio is growing. On Monday, the Rubio campaign announced the backing of North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy. The endorsements come just days after the Florida Republican came in second in South Carolina. “It has been a tough time in this country and this district and I think Marco will help bring our economy back. He will strengthen this country. He will…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.18.15 — It’s not going as planned for Scott Walker

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Four years ago, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was considered a strong challenger to Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Then the Iowa Straw Poll happened. Pawlenty fared poorly, and on August 11, 2011,  he was stunningly out of the race. Flash forward four years later: Is Scott Walker this year’s version of Tim Pawlenty? Walker has been considered all year by many commentators (and this reporter) as among the top-tier candidates for the nomination. And nowhere has the Wisconsin governor been strongest…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.11.15 — Will Rick Perry be the first one off the GOP island?

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First of all, let me give a public welcome to the newest addition to the Florida Politics/SaintPetersBlog family, James Rosica, late of the Tampa Tribune. I am looking forward to reading his reports. The advent of the super PACS, we’ve been told, will keep presidential candidates around a lot longer than before, since there’s a separate venue for fundraising. The idea is that a few rich millionaires can singlehandedly keep a candidate alive. We’re about to see if that’s going to work…

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Jeb Bush team bullish on Iowa

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When Jeb Bush announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t participate in the Iowa Straw poll in August, it was immediately viewed by some pundits as the equivalent of the Bush campaign pulling out the white flag, essentially giving up on the socially conservative state. In retrospect, his pullout was ahead of the curve in other Republicans bailing out on the event, which was officially canceled a few weeks later. And according to the latest polls, Bush is competitive in the…

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Mike Huckabee sees no political motive in move to Florida

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee elaborated today on his recent move to the Florida Panhandle, saying it was related to business and personal matters and “not political at all.” The Fox News host and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate said he and his wife, Janet, took advantage of a buyer-friendly housing market. He said the move eased his frequent trips to New York, where he records his weekly show. He said he and his wife plan to hold onto their home in…

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Karen Thurman wants to know where Tim Pawlenty stands on Crist vs. Rubio

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  As Minn. Gov. and Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty travels to Orlando today to raise money for the Republican Governor’s Association, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman called on Pawlenty to let Floridians know who he will support in the state’s primary. Pawlenty has refused to make an endorsement, even though his Political Action Committee’s mission is “helping candidates and translating our ideas into policies that everyone can relate to and support.” “It’s a simple question — will Tim Pawlenty…

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