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Brian E. Crowley
Florida
Elections may come and go but politics never stops.
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Republican businessman and Florida U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff says he loves Donald Trump and if rival Marco Rubio doesn't, Beruff would be happy to take his place at the Republican National Convention. Rubio recently described Trump as "worrisome," while still saying he will vote for Trump because he believes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Crowley Political Report
After a crummy week of media reports questioning the veracity of parts of his resume, Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is apparently hoping to change topics with this tidbit about Republican Marco Rubio. We suspect Rubio (and Murphy's Democratic rival, Alan Grayson, are not about to let Murphy's resume questions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Crowley Political Report
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Governor Rick Scott is urging Florida voters to take a look at his buddy, businessman Carlos Beruff, as their choice to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Washington GOP leaders begged Marco Rubio to run for a second term and, after much staging, Rubio "reluctantly" announced this week that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Crowley Political Report
Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 in the Texas vs. United States immigration case, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton criticized Republicans for failing to act on immigration reform and chastised GOP nominee Donald Trump. The case could have a significant impact on Florida's Hispanic voters who may view the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Crowley Political Report
When you decide to run for statewide office in Florida, a candidate can expect the state's media to very carefully examine who they are, what they say, and how they got where they are. If a candidate exaggerates his resume - well, it is gonna get ugly. Ugly has hit... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Crowley Political Report
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Marco Rubio is asking Floridians to ignore a year of telling them that if he lost his bid for the presidency he would not run for a second term in the U.S. Senate. And Rubio is keeping that promise. How you may ask? Well, Rubio is not really running for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Crowley Political Report
Florida Democratic congressional candidate Bob Poe, just released a video where he talks publicly for the first time about being HIV positive A former state Democratic Party chairman, Poe, 61, says in the video that he was first diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago. Poe is running in Central Florida's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Nothing surprising about this - President Obama, after meeting with Bernie Sanders today, released a video endorsing Hillary Clinton. Not said: Dear Bernie, please step the hell aside. Transcript as provided by Clinton Campaign: “For more than a year now—across thousands of miles, and all 50 states—tens of millions of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
On the one hand, former presidential candidate Marco Rubio publicly shakes his head in dismay at the conduct of Donald Trump. That of course does not stop Rubio from trying to raise money for the Florida Republican Party in an effort to elect Trump. See below. Friend, You and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Minutes ago, former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio posted a definite "no" on Facebook apparently in an effort to end speculation that he is even remotely interested in being Donald Trump's running mate. Of course, his statement could also be interpreted as offering a hint that he might be willing... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Just minutes ago, Jeb Bush posted a statement on Facebook criticizing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and saying he will not vote for Trump in November. In fact, Bush said he will simply sit out the presidential election. Bush said he cannot bring himself to voter for Democrat Hillary Clinton.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
By Brian E. Crowley On the 1960 British Pathé newsreel, the headline says "Kennedy talks strategy with Congress leaders." Palm Beach was used to its Kennedys but not like this. For the first time, this quiet island whose residents valued privacy as much as wealth, was becoming the center of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Moments ago on Florida Governor Rick Scott's Facebook page, he said, "it is time for the "Stop Trump" movement to end." Scott has long supported Trump even though he did not formally endorse Trump during the Florida primary. In his Facebook post this afternoon, Scott it is time for "Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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This morning, North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham posted a video saying she is seriously considering running for governor in 2018 following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Let's start with this premise - yes she is running. This will bring great joy to many Democrats who look at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Let's start with the fact that Rick Scott is not one of Florida's most beloved governors. Still, the video going viral of a former Lake Worth city commissioner screaming at Scott as he was getting a cup of coffee in a Gainesville Starbucks is troubling. Cara Jennings, 38, is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Well this is odd. BuzzFeed is reporting that David Jolly's campaign changed his Wikipedia page to delete reference to his involvement with the Church of Scientology, the fact that he was a lobbyist, and other information about the Republican U.S. Senate candidate. From BuzzFeed: Sarah Bascom, Jolly’s spokesperson, confirmed that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Never doubt that Jeb Bush is taking his humiliating defeat for the Republican nomination very personally. His endorsement of Ted Cruz says more about Bush's anger at how Donald Trump pushed him out of the presidential race than his sudden love for Cruz. And Bush's decision not to endorse Marco... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Jeb Bush is not endorsing Marco Rubio. Clearly Bush is still pouting. He may loathe Donald Trump, but with Rubio it's personal and nothing would please Bush more than to see Rubio lose the Florida primary. Meanwhile, Rubio is rediscovering his home state. The man who adorned the cover of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Maybe it was just a coincidence but among the many notable things about Mitt Romney's attack on Donald Trump today was his use of the phrase "con artist." That term as become a favorite of Marco Rubio who has repeatedly called Trump a con artist as the campaigns entered Super... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Grim news for Marco Rubio if Florida political insiders are correct. An overwhelming number of those surveyed by the Tampa Bay Times - 90 percent - say they expect Rubio to lose the Florida primary on Super Tuesday. The Times Insider Poll includes top Republicans, Democrats and no party insiders.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Marco Rubio's campaign wasted little time asking for money in an email sent out as Super Tuesday voters were still being counted. The email warns against handing "our party over to a dangerous con artist.'' On the campaign trail during the last few days, Rubio has repeatedly called Donald Trump... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
No matter Super Tuesday's results, Marco Rubio is not going to give up his quest to win the the Republican nomination even if that means fighting Donald Trump at the convention. According to Politico, top campaign adviser Terry Sullivan told donors Tuesday that Trump will not have enough delegates at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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“Please clap.” It may have been the saddest moment in the political career of Jeb Bush – a moment when even he must have known that his campaign would soon end. Everything was wrong with his campaign. He was the wrong candidate at the wrong time. He stubbornly stuck to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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When Jeb Bush’s big brother showed up in South Carolina to campaign for him, the Bush family squarely presented voters with this question – Do you want to continue their seven decades-old political dynasty? There has never been anything quite like the Bushes in American politics. From Prescott Bush who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
The murder of a black teenager is featured in a new ad being shown in South Carolina from Donald Trump's campaign. The 30-second ad focuses on the 2008 murder of 17=year old Jamiel Shaw, Jr. The teenager was killed by an illegal immigrant. Jamiel's father, is featured in the ad.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Crowley Political Report