Tag: Charlie Crist

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Allen West Is Still Loathed by Liberal Democrats

Democrats continue their obsession with former Congressman Allen West (R), as the two Democratic Senate candidates in Florida, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, are quick to reference West in their attacks against one another.

Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

Marco Rubio’s Former Campaign Manager Backs Jeb Bush

Last week, Politico reported that Jose Mallea, Senator Marco Rubio’s former 2010 Senate campaign manager, was backing former Governor Jeb Bush and would be hired by Bush’s Right to Rise PAC to do some “Hispanic outreach” for the former governor’s expected 2016 presidential campaign.

First Poll Shows Rubio Surge After Announcement, Now Beating Bush in Florida

AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is surely smiling this morning after the first poll in Florida since he announced he is running for president showed that he had received a substantial bump in his numbers. Rubio’s surge was so substantial, in fact, that he is now one point ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), as opposed to a 12-point deficit from a poll at the beginning of the month.

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Ted Cruz Winning the ‘Talk Show Primary’

With his early entry into the race for the hunt for the Republican nomination for president, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has become the talk of conservative radio. In fact, he is not just the talk of talk radio, but the toast of talk radio. Some feel that Cruz is winning the “talk show primary.”

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Manjarres: Marco Rubio Will Run in 2016

Marco Rubio has been telling close friends and advisers that he is all but in, signaling to those in-the-know that he has had his fill of the U.S. Senate, and is looking to move up to a higher office.

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Jeb Bush, The GOP’s Hope For 2016?

His track record of support squishy candidates, or holding his support for more conservative ones, leads many to believe that he himself is a Republican establishment squish whose every move is calculated and based on political expediency. The truth is, Jeb is just a shrewd politician. He is conservative, he is GOP establishment, and he is all about Jeb.