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Kathy Castor on Nancy Pelosi: No time to discuss change of leadership

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In the wake of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff‘s four-point lost to Republican Karen Handel in last week’s special election, there has been much hand-wringing among Democrats desperate to show that they’re building momentum going into the 2018 midterms. Ossoff’s loss was the fourth special election to go to the Republicans in the first six months of the Trump presidency. “Our brand is worse than Trump,” Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan lamented the day after Ossoff’s loss, while New York Representative Kathleen Rice of New York told…

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Alan Clendenin is undecided on who to vote for in DNC Chair race

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The 447 members of the Democratic National Committee that will get together for the party’s four-day spring meeting in Atlanta beginning next Thursday have an important decision – who will lead the Democratic Party over the next four years? The two best known candidates are Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, the Dept. of Labor Secretary under Barack Obama. “If I was a betting man, I’d say that Perez has the edge,” says Alan Clendenin, a DNC Commiteeman from Tampa…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.30.16 – How many votes will Tim Ryan get today?

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In Washington today, House Democrats are expected to reaffirm Nancy Pelosi as their leader for the 115th Congress today, where she is being opposed by Ohio Representative Tim Ryan. However, because the vote will be held on a secret ballot, there is a though that the vote could be a lot closer than what is expected. Pelosi is considered to be very good at what she does, which is keep her members in line when it comes to crucial votes, as well as being…

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Kathy Castor says she’ll work with Donald Trump and GOP majority in Congress ‘If there’s an opportunity’

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Kathy Castor says the voters in Florida’s 14th Congressional District re-elected her to get things done in Washington and, when she can, she’ll work with the Donald Trump administration and GOP Congress. But she’ll also resist them, depending on what policies they propose. “People elected me to solve problems and if there’s any opportunity to do that with President Trump and a Republican Congress, that’s what I’m going to do,” she said Monday. “But I’m not going to compromise the values…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.17.16 — Will there be a Democrat ready to challenge Nancy Pelosi?

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If it were up to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House Caucus would be voting for their leadership later today, where she would win another term as House minority leader, since there is no opposition to her leadership role. Not yet, anyway. In an ominous note for the 76-year-old representative from San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers at a closed-door meeting earlier this week called on her to delay leadership elections for a couple of weeks. Although their chances to retake the House…

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Bob Buckhorn blasts Donald Trump’s decade old comments on exploiting the housing market collapse

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Citing reports about Donald Trump rooted for the housing market to collapse a decade ago, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn called such sentiments “shameful” and “disqualifying” during a short conference call organized by the Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure how you make America great again by rooting for it to fail so that you can make a quick buck, or to advise people that in the wreckage of the hopes and aspirations of…

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Patrick Murphy unveils latest list of Democratic endorsements for his Senate bid

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While the political world watches and waits to see if Alan Grayson will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Senate, establishment favorite Patrick Murphy continues to stockpile endorsements. Today the South Florida Congressman announced eight Broward County Democrats getting behind his Senate campaign. They are: Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Broward County Commissioner Martin Kiar Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen Broward County Commissioner…

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