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Brian E. Crowley
Florida
Elections may come and go but politics never stops.
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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
Jeb Bush, who raised more than $120 million for the Right to Rise Super PAC, said he favors a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that allows such PACs to operate untethered. During a speech today before the Rotary Club in Nashua, New Hampshire, Bush said... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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Is there a feud between Marco Rubio and Joe Scarborough? The New York Times explores this question and comes up with some interesting answers. An excerpt: In an election season marked by animosity, egos and insults, this feud transcends media, politics and state lines. It follows two men from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Jeb Bush never called Michael Schiavo. Consider that for a minute. Whether you agree or disagree with ending of Terri Schiavo’s life shouldn’t Bush have called the husband? There is no question that Bush became overwhelmed by the sadness of the situation. He quickly sided with Terri’s parents who deeply... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Jeb, "I'm my own man" Bush has brought in his mom to help out his presidential campaign. In a new 30-second ad, Barbara Bush talks about what a swell son here third child is and how Jeb would be a swell president. The former First Lady, famously said the White... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
In less than two minutes, Jeb Bush six times says Marco Rubio, "cut and run" saway from immigration reform when Rubio was a member of the bi-partisan Gang of Eight. Bush questions Marco's leadership skills and says when he sees a problem he tries to solve. Bush suggests that he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
I have concluded without any hesitation Jeb Bush is that man. For those worried about going it alone you don't have to worry with Jeb Bush. Last night he did not talk the most but he made the most sense Moments after Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina endorsed Jeb... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
Marco Rubio has two news television ads on the heels of last night's Republican debate. From his news release: The first ad, “Support,” features Kelly Terry-Willis, whose brother, Brian, was murdered protecting the U.S. border in 2010. Brian’s murder exposed the Obama Administration’s infamous Fast and Furious operation. Kelly supports... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
No candidate may have more to lose tonight during the Fox Business News debate than Jeb Bush. While there is some polling that suggests he is slowing moving up in New Hampshire, his campaign still needs a moment to set fire-up voters. So far, that moment has been elusive. Bush... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
With his campaign spinning out of control, Jeb Bush seems to be going off in a dozen different directions in the effort to save his candidacy. He has made fun of Marco Rubio's height and his Right to Rise PAC is using a boots wearing figure to call Rubio a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Crowley Political Report