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Florida Dems pick new chairman; GOP makes Palm Beach County’s Barnett state vice chair

121916-ingoglia-barnett-tallahassee.jpg Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, left, with Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Michael Barnett in Tallahassee in December. Ingoglia was re-elected chairman today and Barnett became the state GOP’s vice chairman. Coconut Grove developer and major party fundraiser Stephen Bittel was elected chairman of the Florida Democratic Party today while the Republican Party […]
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Write-in Pence? Vote won’t count, election officials say

 Voters would be wasting ballot with write-in for Pence, officials say. Republican voters and elected officials saying they’ll write-in vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as a protest vote against Donald Trump might think again. It won’t count. “You have to be an eligible write-in candidate, and he’s not,” said Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan […]
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Bill Clinton makes case for Hillary’s candidacy on Belle Glade stop

 Former President Bill Clinton spent his 41st wedding anniversary campaigning for his wife in Belle Glade Tuesday, smaking the case for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as the best way to get the education and infrastructure improvements he said the country desperately needs. “She’s the best change-maker I’ve ever known,” Bill Clinton said. “I’ve known her a […]
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Rubio stands by Trump endorsement

 Rubio standing by Trump (mostly) Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio stood by his endorsement Tuesday of Donald Trump, despite heightened pressure from Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy to disavow his party’s presidential candidate. Shortly after 2011 tape of Trump’s crude, sexist comments about women went viral Friday night, Rubio tweeted they were “vulgar, egregious & […]
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Florida Democrats sue Scott to extend voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew

 Florida Democratic Party sue to extend voter registration deadline The Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit Sunday seeking to force Gov. Rick Scott and state elections officials to extend this week’s voter registration deadline because of the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew. A host of Democrats, led by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, backed by […]
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Rubio leading, but survey says Florida’s U.S. Senate race is too-close-to-call

 Florida’s U.S. Senate race too-close-to-call, survey shows A new poll shows Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio up narrowly in a too-close-to-call contest with Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter. Quinnipiac University’s survey Wednesday showed that Rubio holds a 4 percent edge on Murphy, down from a 7 percentage point lead in the school’s […]
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Another poll shows unlike Trump, Rubio helped by Hispanics, while ratings reports turn cold on Murphy

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy Another Florida poll is out showing Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio powered by strong support among Hispanic voters — who have turned away from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The Associated Industries of Florida survey of 600 likely Hispanic voters — conducted over the weekend, into Monday — shows Trump losing […]
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Murphy draws another $3.3 million for U.S. Senate homestretch; Rubio helped by outside groups

 Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy Democrat Patrick Murphy raised $3.3 million over the past three months in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been helped largely by millions of dollars more spent by outside groups. The latest fund-raising puts the two-term Jupiter member of Congress at close to $14.5 […]
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Rubio leads Murphy in U.S. Senate race on strength of Hispanic support and boosting Democrat’s negatives

 Rubio holds lead over Murphy Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio continues to lead Democrat Patrick Murphy in the latest poll in Florida’s nationally watched Senate race, helped by strong support among Hispanic voters. Mason-Dixon Polling & Research said its survey last week of 820 likely Florida voters showed Rubio with a 7-point edge on Murphy. […]
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NPA candidates in U.S. Senate race sue to get included in TV debates

 NPA Senate candidate Steven Machat Four non-partisan candidates for U.S. Senate filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against organizers of the pair of upcoming debates between Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat Patrick Murphy, in an attempt to be included in the televised contests. Steven Machat, a Miami-based music producer and author running as a […]
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Democrats renew call for federal probe of Bondi, Trump connection

 #Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Democrats maintained their attack Wednesday on Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for what they call his pay-for-play tactics. Bondi offered a lengthy public defense Tuesday for taking what turned out to be an illegal $25,000 contribution from Trump’s foundation in 2013, around the same time the New […]
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Murphy draws another union nod in U.S. Senate race with Rubio

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy Democrat Patrick Murphy was endorsed today by the Communications Workers of America — building on his already sizable support from labor organizations in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Murphy and the union, representing 12,000 #Florida workers, announced the endorsement at the CWA’s West Palm Beach office. “Here […]
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National Dems’ ad buy against Rubio blunts GOP’s talk of white flag for Murphy

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy gets more TV help from national Democratic groups. A Democratic Super PAC is joining with a government employees&8217; union to pour almost $12 million into TV for Democrat Patrick Murphy in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The move comes after Republicans have fanned speculation that national Democrats […]
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