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Email insights: Congressional Leadership Fund targets Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in CD 26

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The Congressional Leadership Fund has wasted no time in lobbing its first attack after Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who announced this week she would challenge Republican Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District. The super PAC, which has the backing of the entire House Republican leadership, sent an email Wednesday saying Mucarsel-Powell is “slowly becoming a perennial candidate.”

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Jose Felix Diaz, six others qualify to run in SD 40 special election

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The race is set. State records show seven candidates — three Republicans, three Democrats and one no party affiliation candidate — have qualified to run in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. The one-day qualifying period was set to end at noon Wednesday for the special election. State records show Republicans Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, former state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, and Lorenzo Palomares; and Democrats Ana Rivas Logan, Steve Smith, and Annette…

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David Rivera banks another $110,000 for April

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Former state representative and congressman David Rivera banked $110,750 last month toward his 2018 run for House District 105, campaign finance records show. The April take follows a $100,000 loan. Rivera is looking to replace term-limited state Rep. Carlos Trujillo in the Republican-leaning district. His only competitor, Republican Ana Maria Rodriguez, collected $36,800 for April, bringing her total to $51,425. Rivera served in the Florida House for four terms before heading to the U.S. House where he served 2 years before losing…

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David Rivera files to run for HD 105

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Former Republican state representative and congressman David Rivera has filed to run for House District 105 in 2018, which is set to be vacated by Miami Republican Carlos Trujillo due to term limits. Rivera served in the Florida House for four terms before heading to the U.S. House where he served 2 years before losing his re-election bid to former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia. Garcia himself only held the seat for two years before he was knocked out by…

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Florida ‘crossover’ congressional districts give Democrats glimmer of hope in 2018

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Democrats could be in for more election woes in 2018, according to a new post from political blog Sabato’s Crystal Ball. In the post, author Kyle Kondik gives a rundown of the 2016 cycle’s “crossover” congressional seats – districts that voted for one party on the congressional level, and another for president. There were 26 such seats in the 2012 cycle, and 2016 saw an increase to 35. A dozen of the crossover seats sent a Democrat to Congress and backed…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.14.16 – Fun with Guccifer 2.0

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Over the summer, a hacker who went by the nom de guerre of Guccifer 2.0 began distributing internal documents from the Democratic National Committee to a variety of reporters and bloggers here in Florida. I was one of those recipients. I bring that up this morning because of the story in Wednesday’s NY Times , which revisits the issue, and highlights the document dumps in the CD 26 Democratic primary between Annette Taddeo and Joe Garcia. And it reviews the correspondence between Guccifer 2.0 and a blogger who…

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In new ad, NRCC says Joe Garcia is ‘exactly who shouldn’t be in Congress’

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mi Democrat “is exactly who shouldn’t be in Congress.” The group released new television and radio ads Wednesday that call Garcia an embarrassment and say he could be dangerous if elected. “Garcia has wrong ideas, saying that ‘Communism works.’ He has dangerous views, supporting the Iran nuclear deal, which allows Iran a path to nuclear weapons. And Garcia embarrasses us repeatedly, with scandal, after scandal, after scandal,” an announcer says in the advertisement. “Joe Garcia: we fired him once and…

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