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Republican Rick Kozell announces run for Florida’s CD 18

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Attorney and Republican activist Rick Kozell is announcing he will launch a bid for South Florida’s 18th Congressional District based in Palm Beach County. Kozell is running as an outsider who, like most Americans, is fed up with dysfunction and gridlock in Congress. “Today, Congress seems more focused on growing the bureaucracy than on solving problems. It’s time we fix Washington and restore America’s reputation abroad,” Kozell said in a statement. “Throughout our community, working people are struggling while big government in…

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FiveThirtyEight: With Marco Rubio officially in, 2016 GOP race gets real

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When Marco Rubio at long last jumps in the race tonight at Miami’s Freedom Tower, it will mark the entry of the first Republican contender who could really make it to the White House in 2016, writes Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight. Why, you might ask? Rubio is both electable and conservative, and in optimal proportions. He’s in a position to satisfy the GOP establishment, tea party-aligned voters and social conservatives. In fact, Rubio’s argument for the GOP nomination looks a lot like Walker’s, and Rubio is…

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Senator Tom Coburn endorses Marco Rubio

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is endorsing Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate this morning, Saint Petersblog has learned. “From the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to the ‘Woodstock Museum,’ I’ve  fought all kinds of wasteful spending throughout my career.  But in my lifetime, I’ve never seen as wasteful a spending project as the failed $787 billion stimulus bill that Marco’s opponents supported,” Coburn said in a release. “I have closely studied Florida’s Senate candidates and have no doubt that Marco Rubio is the only fiscal…

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Jim DeMint backs Marco Rubio

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Conservative Sen. Jim DeMint’s backing of Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race is the latest salvo in an internal Republican struggle over who will lead the way in salvaging the GOP’s damaged brand. On Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican will endorse Rubio, a 38-year-old former state House speaker, bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a moderate who has periodically found himself at odds with right-wing elements of his party. National Republicans argue that…

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