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Jeb Bush thanks alumni for their support and ‘faithfulness to our cause’

Jeb Bush is thanking campaign alumni, telling his backers in an email that he appreciated their support. “You were all there for me from the beginning — making calls, raising funds, knocking doors in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and providing encouragement to fight on,” said Bush in an email to alumni. “I know […]

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Hung jury in Zakee Furqan voter fraud case requires March retrial

Jacksonville’s Zakee Furqan achieved prominence during the 2015 Jacksonville mayoral campaign, as he was part of a group of “business leaders” endorsing Alvin Brown. That endorsement became a liability when news of his felony rap sheet, including a murder conviction, was reported. The Brown campaign quickly repudiated that endorsement, and donated Furqan’s campaign contribution to charity, yet […]

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Senate hopeful Todd Wilcox calls for term limits and no pension for Congress

In a year where it’s all about Republicans proving how much they hate Washington, candidates in Florida’s Senate race are amping up their game to show their disdain for the current political culture. While David Jolly has been getting mileage about his proposal to ban members of congress from fundraising on the job, Todd Wilcox is […]

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Marco Rubio says it is time for the children of the Reagan revolution to lead

It’s time for the children of the Reagan revolution to take up “mantle of leadership.” That’s the message Marco Rubio is sending to voters in states with March 1 primaries in a new television advertisement hitting the airwaves today. The Rubio campaign said the advertisement, called “Revolution,” will air in key markets in March 1 […]

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In early Florida voting, more than 4,400 ballots have already been rejected

Although Florida’s presidential primary Election Day doesn’t take place for 19 more days, Florida voters are casting ballots every day in absentee voting. To date, more than 433,000 Floridians have cast ballots, and like the voter participation in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, Republicans are voting in greater numbers than Democrats. Not all those votes are […]

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.25.16 – Greatness comes to O-Town

Well, Carlos Beruff is now officially about to get into the GOP Senate race. You can reference our interview with the current leader of the pack, David Jolly from earlier this week, to get his take. Can we talk about greatness? Tonight in Orlando, the Golden State Warriors come to town to play the Magic at 7:00 […]

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Homebuilder Carlos Beruff enters Florida’s GOP Senate primary

Manatee County homebuilder Carlos Beruff has entered the crowded Republican Senate primary and plans to formally announce his candidacy during events in Miami and Sarasota on Monday. In January, FloridaPolitics.com was the first to report of Beruff’s possible candidacy. Beruff has set up a campaign account and produced a two-minute video designed to introduce himself […]

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Fun and games in the name of science, technology, engineering and math

Go ahead. Play another round of Angry Birds in the courtyard. It’s for science (and technology, engineering and math). The Orlando Science Center and the Motorola Solutions Foundation are teaming up to host 2016 STEM Day at the Florida Capitol. The annual event aims to raise awareness about the importance of STEM — or science, […]

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