Tag: Katherine Harris

Mitch PerryOctober 25, 2017
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7min245
Florida Republicans smirked when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed Vern Buchanan second on its “2018 Republican Retirement Watchlist.” They were equally amused when the DCCC listed the Sarasota Republican’s 16th Congressional District as one of 79 around the nation for targeting next year. Whether they’ll still be delighted a year from now is unclear, but […]

Mitch PerryOctober 16, 2017
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2min163
Last spring, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced it will target Florida’s 16th Congressional District for recruitment and potential investment. Florida Republicans laughed, mocking the idea that incumbent Vern Buchanan‘s Sarasota-area seat was somehow “unsafe.” They’re probably still laughing, especially after Monday’s release of third-quarter fundraising numbers. Buchanan continues to build up his war chest against any and […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2017
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4min244
Historically, the Secretary of State in Florida was elected by the public, but that changed in 1998, when constitutional changes removed that position from the elected Cabinet of the executive branch. Now, 19 years later, Fernandina Beach Republican Sen. Aaron Bean wants to bring that position back into the Cabinet. At the Senate Committee on Ethics and […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 22, 2017
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Bill Nelson isn’t running for re-election for another year, but it’s never too early to start the campaign against him. That’s what the National Republican Senate Committee is doing this week, unveiling a new digital ad campaign to inform Florida voters of what they call Nelson’s “liberal record” in Washington, comparing his Senate voting record to […]

Mitch PerryJuly 15, 2016
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9min225
Although many polls show the presidential election could go either way, the Democratic candidates in Florida’s Senate District 19 and House District 70 at Friday’s Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting say they can’t fathom an America with Donald Trump leading the nation. “There are 45 million Republicans in this country, and that’s the best they […]

Mitch PerryNovember 13, 2015
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7min178
Last Saturday as promised, Marco Rubio released American Express statements from 2005 and 2006, responding to questions about his use of that card that belonged to the Republican Party of Florida, saying that only eight of the charges were for personal expenses and that he had paid them off personally. The controversy has dogged Rubio on […]


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