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Republican Carlos Curbelos Now Slightly Favored Over Democrat Joe Garcia (#FL26)

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10:00am 11/2/2014 at 10:00am
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“Who is the most important politician in Miami? Fidel Castro.”

That’s an old joke I’ve heard many times down in Miami, but it rings very true in one of the most-watched midterm House elections this cycle. In Florida’s 26th district, which encompasses southwest Miami-Dade county and the Florida Keys, Hispanics are the majority...

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Will harassment claims derail a Carl DeMaio Victory? (#CA52)

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:00am 11/1/2014 at 7:00am

Earlier this month I reported on how Republican Carl DeMaio edged out incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in a district that is rated as a toss-up by most polling agencies. A week after their win, the DeMaio campaign was hit with a serious October surprise when the campaign’s former policy director, Todd Bosnich,...

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October Surprise: Carl DeMaio Hit With Sexual Harassment Accusations (#CA52)

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:45pm 10/15/2014 at 8:45pm

Late last week sexual harassment accusations against Carl DeMaio, the Republican candidate in California’s 52nd district House race, made national headlines. The “New Generation Republican” who seeks to broaden conservatism’s appeal to typically non-Republican groups has categorically denied the claims, calling them “completely false.”

The man making the accusations is Todd Bosnich,...

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#FL26: Republican Carlos Curbelo Making Progress

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00pm 10/15/2014 at 2:00pm
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Down in Florida’s 26th district, Republican candidate Carlos Curbelo and incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia are waging fierce campaigns in one of the most competitive and important House races this year.

Objective polling data is scarce for this race. One commissioned by the Curbelo campaign found the Republican in the lead 44% to...

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#CA52: Still flip opportunity as DeMaio leads in the polls

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9:00pm 10/8/2014 at 9:00pm

The openly gay “New Generation” Republican Carl DeMaio is now polling three points above incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in California’s evenly split 52nd district.

A UT San Diego poll released Monday shows DeMaio polling at 48% and Peters at 45%. Since the difference falls within the poll’s margin of error, the race...

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Martha Robertson rigged student media rules at Cornell speech (#NY23)

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm 9/25/2014 at 6:30pm
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Remember my post a week ago about Martha Robertson’s visit to Cornell and the accompanying media lockdown enforced by the Cornell Democrats?

Video and audio recording were not permitted, according to an announcement just before Robertson started her speech.

I attended but did not record because of those rules and how watchful Cornell Democrats...

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Martha Robertson gives Cornell speech in media lockdown mode (#NY23)

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:45am 9/19/2014 at 11:45am

The Democratic challenger for New York’s 23rd district, Martha Robertson, spoke briefly about her election campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed at a Cornell Democrats event Wednesday evening.

Speaking for 30 minutes to a crowd of about 40 students, Robertson, Cornell Class of 1975, mainly stuck to her autobiography and her major talking points.

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Follow the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Money

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:05pm 9/8/2014 at 6:05pm

Trust not too much to appearances. -Virgil

As the nation sweated out summer 2014, scores of people took to the supposedly charitable act of dumping ice water on their heads to raise awareness about ALS, a neuro-degenerative disease.

In truth, the act of dumping cold water on one’s head was not really a...

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#FL26: Carlos Curbelo Wins GOP Primary

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00pm 8/28/2014 at 6:00pm
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Carlos Curbelo, a 34-year old Miami-Dade School Board member, decisively won the FL26 Republican primary election last Tuesday and is now directly challenging incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia.

Curbelo, with the endorsement of former Gov. Jeb Bush, current House reps like Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and state GOP leaders, took 47% of...

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#CA52 still looking like Republican flip opportunity

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm 8/27/2014 at 5:00pm

Carl DeMaio, the first openly gay Republican running for national office, is facing off against freshman Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd District, which is largely comprised of the City of San Diego and ne...

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Argentina Defaults On Debts — Again

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:57am 8/1/2014 at 9:57am
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For the second time in 13 years, Argentina has defaulted on its government debt payments after failing to reach a settlement with the so-called “holdout” bondholders Wednesday night.

Midnight Wednesday was the deadline of a thirty-day negotiation period during which Argentina was already in technical default, having been barred by a US...

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Argentina Enters Technical Default – 30 Days ‘Til Bust?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 4:50pm 7/1/2014 at 4:50pm

During the past two weeks Argentina’s soccer team has rolled over its competition to advance to the World Cup Quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the team’s country has, yet again, collapsed into default.

For 12 years, Argentina has been engaged in a financial and legal row with private creditors in the US over payments on...

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Poll finding Cuban-Americans favor ending embargo called into question

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:40am 6/19/2014 at 11:40am

A poll released this week suggests that a majority of Cuban-Americans living in Miami favor ending the Cuban trade embargo. A finer reading calls those results into question.

The poll, conducted by Florida International University (FIU) professors Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin for the Cuban Research Initiative, finds that 52% of...

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#FL26: Democrat Joe “earwax-eating” Garcia vulnerable?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:15pm 6/15/2014 at 12:15pm
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What do the Everglades, Key West, and Homestead, Florida have in common?

Nothing, except that they are all represented by freshman Democrat Joe Garcia in Florida’s newly created 26th congressional district.

While the primaries are not until Aug. 26,  Republican Carlos Curbelo has all but secured the party nomination as the clear GOP front-runner to...

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#CA52: Flip opportunity against 1st term Dem in evenly split district

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:30am 6/13/2014 at 8:30am

What’s the most important issue facing this country? Some would say the economy, others national security and geopolitics, while others might say the erosion of personal liberties and freedoms.

Certainly, they all are. But a 39-year old entrepreneur and former member of the San Diego City Council has anot...

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