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Florida Senate-race drama exposes GOP jitters

Jeff Atwater’s just-ended flirtation with a U.S. Senate bid speaks volumes about the nervousness of Florida Republicans these days.

The GOP’s best hope, Congressman Connie Mack, hasn’t been running the type of campaign many Republicans want to unseat a beatable Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson. Some wanted Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, to run. Others approached House Speaker Dean Cannon, who declined as did a wealthy no-name.

But the drama is about more than just Mack or the Senate race.

It’s about a Republican Party grappling with ebbing fortunes compared to the red-wave of an election year in 2010. It’s about a movement nagged by a sense of perpetual disappointment that stretches to the top of the ticket.

And it’s about the potentially colliding political agendas of Atwater, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

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C Williams

Check out which of your Reps are members of ALEC.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Alumni_in_Congress
the next link provides a list of all state legislators who are or have been members of ALEC.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Politicians#Virginia_Legislators_with_ALEC_Ties
In case you don't know what ALEC is, see the following,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/us/alec-a-tax-exempt-group-mixes-legislators-and-lobbyists.html?_r=2&pagewanted=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

Tally Folly

GOP Brand is horrific.

buckeye one

can't wait to see these TURDS swirl the bowl in November!

mike

The GOP should feel the heat.A lot of their actions have had negative effects on many of their believers.The faithful never envisioned that many of the cuts would cost them or their family jobs.The faithful never though the GOP attack on unions would threaten their job security and wages.The faithful never realized that they would have pay that much more for health care and toward retirement.Meamwhile ,corporations pocket record profits and still demand even more concessions.

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