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Five Florida politicians with a lot on the line today even though they’re not on the ballot

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Their names are not on the ballot today, but five Florida politicians have a lot on the line as voters head to polls Tuesday. Governor Rick Scott, Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran, Senate President-designate Joe Negron, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry each have a lot at stake in today’s elections. For Scott, there is an opportunity to demonstrate his influence if the candidates he has backed win their competitive legislative races. Scott has directly or indirectly assisted Doug Broxson in Senate District 1, Ritch Workman in Senate District…

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Endorsement Watch: Conservative Leadership PAC, Florida Realtors, National Organization for Women in Florida, and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Conservative Leadership PAC, the National Organization for Women in Florida, and Florida REALTORS PAC — issued endorsements. — The International Association of Firefighters and the Florida Professional Fire Fighters endorsed Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate. “We know Patrick will continue to stand up for workers’ rights, fight to protect retirement benefits, and…

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Endorsement watch: National Women’s Political Caucus of Florida, National Federation of Independent Business and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the National Women’s Political Caucus, Fraternal Order of Police, and the National Federation of Independent Business — issued endorsements. — The National Federation of Independent Business has thrown its support behind Marco Rubio. The national organization announced it had endorsed Rubio in his re-election bid. In a statement, Bill Herrle, the executive director…

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Adam Putnam says Chuck Clemons ‘clearly best choice’ in HD 21 race

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Chuck Clemons has picked up the endorsement of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the three-way Republican Primary for House District 21. “I am proud to endorse my friend, Chuck Clemons, for the Florida House,” Putnam said. “Over the course of our 20-year friendship, I have always known him to be a steady and committed conservative with strong leadership skills. His professional experience and deep roots in the community clearly make him the best choice to serve the residents of District…

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