Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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Team Hillary Announced

"Hillary Clinton has lined up more than 150 elected officials and community leaders in Florida to promote her 2016 presidential candidacy."

Her campaign said late Monday it has launched a “Florida Leadership Council” to organize events and volunteers ahead of the March 15 state primary. The group includes U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the only Democrat elected statewide, and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a longtime Clinton friend.
"Clinton’s state support includes Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant as well as every Florida Democratic member of Congress except Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, and Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee. Her father, former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, is on Clinton’s list."
So are eight state senators and 28 state representatives, and the mayors of Tampa and Orlando and, in South Florida, of North Miami, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Hallandale Beach, Weston and Wilton Manors. Clinton’s team also includes county commissioners, school board members, city council members, former elected officials, activists and fundraisers.
"Hillary Clinton rolls out Florida support."

Crime dropping in Florida

"Mid-year stats show crime continuing to drop in Florida."

FlaGOP Stand Against Obama

"After Paris Terrorist Attacks, Florida GOP Leaders Stand Against Obama Letting Syrian Refugees In."

Scott finds an ally

"Facing criticism from some fellow Republicans over his plan to spend $250 million to attract more companies to the state, Gov. Rick Scott found a new ally Monday in Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn[, a Democrat]." "Buckhorn backs Scott plan for millions more to lure businesses."

He never served

"On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” Jeb Bush said that it was time for the United States to go to war with ISIS, and to put together an international coalition to rout the jihadis from their strongholds in Syria and Iraq." "Jeb Bush’s Call for War." See also "Jeb Bush Says U.S. ‘Should Declare War’ in Fight Against Islamic State."