Tag: American Health Care Act
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Ryan NicolOctober 16, 2018
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has released a new ad hitting U.S. Rep. Brian Mast on his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last year. Mast, the Republican incumbent in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, is attempting to defend his seat against Democratic challenger Lauren Baer. The DCCC’s new 30-second spot, titled “Down Here,” […]

Scott PowersJuly 18, 2017
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Republican U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster has picked up a Democratic challenger in Florida’s 11th Congressional District, with Samuel Allen seeking to make the Affordable Care Act the centerpiece of his campaign. Allen, 30, of Tavares, is a telecommunications specialist who once ran unsuccessfully for town council in Howie-in-the-Hills in Lake County, While he’s ready to […]

Scott PowersMay 30, 2017
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“Hey guys, if everyone would assemble themselves beside the tombstones and the coffin,” declared progressive organizer Melanie Gold, and with that the weekly protest rally outside Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s Orlando office commenced Tuesday, urging him to oppose the American Health Care Act Gold and others have been organizing such protests every Tuesday lunch […]

Scott PowersMay 16, 2017
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Republican gubernatorial candidate and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam brought his “Florida First” campaign to the Orlando area for the first time Tuesday afternoon, promising conservative, pro-growth values and belittling liberals he expects to go after him. The fifth-generation Floridian and former state and U.S. lawmaker continued the opening themes of his brand new campaign, declaring […]

Scott PowersMay 9, 2017
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A week after she watched the Republican American Health Care Act pass the House against her wishes, Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy still is getting an earful on the woes of health care, on Tuesday from a chamber of commerce meeting that did not necessarily share her concerns. Several members of the Sanford Chamber of Commerce peppered […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 29, 2017
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The biggest political setback for the Donald Trump administration, thus far: the failure to get the American Health Care Act even to the House floor. The administration’s attempts to message its health care reform legislation were short-lived. However, one of the key theaters in that effort was Jacksonville, where VP Mike Pence, Gov. Rick Scott, and Mayor Lenny Curry messaged on […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 25, 2017
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As VP Mike Pence prepared to come to Jacksonville last Saturday to sell the American Health Care Act to Florida, some of the best members of the media dreaded it. A TV person’s reaction: “Oh, God, I hope I don’t get called in.” A print guy’s take: “I hate watching these politician events.” In the end, neither of […]


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