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Once again, Alan Grayson violates ethics rules, using House committee clip in campaign ad

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Alan Grayson simply doesn’t get it: mixing a campaign with his official duties in Congress is a violation of ethics rules. Because if he does “get it,” how will Grayson explain his latest campaign ad? The Orlando congressman, in a new TV commercial for his U.S. Senate campaign, offers testimonials from high-profile liberals such as Michael Moore and Martin Sheen, plugging his “courage and leadership,” as well as a propensity to “speak his mind.” So far, so good. Also featured in…

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Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader

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The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader. In the unruly U.S. House, Republicans enjoy a near-historic majority, yet deep divisions between ultra-conservatives and more traditional GOP lawmakers have left them at a loss over who should be in charge. In the Republican presidential primary, experienced governors and senators – long the party’s national leaders-in-waiting – are overshadowed by outsiders like Donald Trump who only seem to get stronger as they challenge the GOP establishment.…

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Vern Buchanan named to House Budget Committee

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As rumors of a possible Senate run simmer in the background, Sarasota U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan takes a step up the U.S. House ladder, assuming a seat on the Budget Committee on Wednesday. “As a businessman for over 30 years, I know what it means to balance a budget and meet a payroll,” said Buchanan in an announcement. “I look forward to joining Chairman [Georgia Rep. Tom] Price and the other committee members as we work to grow the economy, create jobs,…

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St. Pete Times lists Florida’s six most vulnerable U.S. House seats and Bill Young’s aint one of ’em

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The Republican Party needs 40 seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the road runs through Florida. Here’s the St. Petersburg Times’ inaugural ranking, in descending order, of the six House seats in Florida most vulnerable to a party switch this fall.  The one seat you will NOT find on there is Republican Bill Young’s 10th Congressional District.  Another snub of too-nice-to-deserve-this state Sen. Charlie Justice.

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St. Pete Times lists Florida’s six most vulnerable U.S. House seats and Bill Young’s aint one of ’em

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The Republican Party needs 40 seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the road runs through Florida. Here’s the St. Petersburg Times’ inaugural ranking, in descending order, of the six House seats in Florida most vulnerable to a party switch this fall.  The one seat you will NOT find on there is Republican Bill Young’s 10th Congressional District.  Another snub of too-nice-to-deserve-this state Sen. Charlie Justice.

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Daily Kos features Jim Piccillo

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Daily Kos featured Jim Piccillo, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Florida’s 5th District. This is an open seat, as Tea Party Republican Ginny Brown-Waite will retire at the end of her term. Raised by a strong single mother, Jim has a broad background in public service. He served six years in the U.S. Army, and was decorated for his role in responding to the 9/11 tragedy. After leaving the Army in 2002, Jim organized statewide food drives…

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Midterm elections will cost at least $3.7 billion, Center for Responsive Politics estimates

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With Democrats battling to keep control of both chambers of Congress and Republicans eager to make gains, the money race is fast underway for 2010’s federal midterm elections. By the time that every dollar is spent and every check is cashed, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics estimates the cost of the Nov. 2 contests will be more than $3.7 billion. “With so much on the line, the outpouring of big money into federal campaigns looks likely to continue at…

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