Category: Headlines

Jim RosicaNovember 13, 2015
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Todd Wilcox, GOP candidate for U.S. senator from Florida, told Sunshine Summit participants that his non-politician, non-lawyer background is a plus for seeking office. Primary voters need to ask “which candidate has real-world experience,” he said. “Let’s face it, we’re all fed up with career politicians,” Wilcox said, a seeming dig at fellow Republican and […]

Mitch PerryNovember 13, 2015
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Al Cardenas is disturbed about what’s going on with the Republican Party in 2015. A former Republican Party of Florida chairman for two terms and head of the Washington-based American Conservative Union from 2011 to 2014, he’s backing Jeb Bush this cycle, but also maintains ties with Marco Rubio. Cardenas spoke at the RPOF’s Sunshine […]

Jim RosicaNovember 13, 2015
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If you thought estoppel was hard to get people interested in, try the Renewable Fuel Standard. Generally, it’s a 10-year-old mandate by Congress aimed at getting more ethanol, an alternative fuel made from corn, into gasoline to reduce emissions for cleaner air. Smarter Fuel Future, a group that opposes the standard, had a table at […]

Mitch PerryNovember 13, 2015
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Marco Rubio says he and Ted Cruz have similar stances on immigration, which is why the Texas senator’s shots at his record on that volatile subject the past few days have surprised him. “I’m puzzled and quite frankly surprised by Ted’s attacks, since Ted’s position on immigration is not that much different than mine,” Rubio told […]

Mitch PerryNovember 13, 2015
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham gave an extremely low-key speech at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando on Friday afternoon, concentrating on foreign policy and his concern that the Republican Party could be blowing the Hispanic vote with candidates’  tough talk on immigration. Graham isn’t going anywhere in the GOP presidential race, and he essentially acknowledged […]

Mitch PerryNovember 13, 2015
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In discussing immigration at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit on Friday afternoon in Orlando, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a shot at the nearby Disney organization for their involvement in an embarrassing situation regarding foreign workers. “Let’s not have an immigration policy that displaces Americans,” Huckabee said during the middle of his […]

Jim RosicaNovember 13, 2015
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry gave a warning to Sunshine Summit attendees milling about in the hall. “You might want to come back in,” he said. “I’m getting ready to tell you how conservatives win elections.” The Republican Curry, former chair of the state GOP, beat incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown last year. He castigated Brown as putting […]

Associated PressNovember 13, 2015
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Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party’s national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party’s presidential nomination. Clinton’s margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is striking. Not only is it big, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 13, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, eschewing tie and lectern, strode onto the Sunshine Summit stage and launched into a talk show host-style monologue, joking about the next Democratic debate being held at “Leavenworth,” home of the famous federal penitentiary. But the junior U.S. senator from Texas quickly got serious, reciting a laundry list of conservative crowd-favorite […]


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