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Brian E. Crowley
Florida
Elections may come and go but politics never stops.
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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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
Jeb Bush got some campaign advice from Jimmy Kimmel who brought on DJ Khaled to give Bush an inspirational message. Kimmel said he asked Khaled to do a motivational message for "someone who really needs it. Someone who is really down right now - Jeb Bush." Ouch. So if you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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This is the kind of silliness that Florida Governor Rick Scott has become known for in the Sunshine State. In a lengthy Op-ed in USA Today, Scott sings the praises of Donald Trump and then says but golly, "I have no plans to endorse a candidate." Well that's courageous as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Crowley Political Report
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The Des Moines Register is reporting that Jeb Bush's flailing Iowa campaign is canceling it television ad buys in Iowa. From the Register: Jeb Bush's campaign is canceling its Iowa television advertising buy and shifting money to double staff on the ground in January, the final month before the high-stakes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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During a question and answer session at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Jeb Bush was asked what he would say to Donald Trump - whose winter palace is a few miles away, if he were there. Bush, not missing a beat, said, "I'd say, Donald, I'll take you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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While Jeb Bush was asked a number of serious policy questions during his appearance before nearly 900 members and guests today at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Bush became his most animated when he was asked how the selfie has affected campaigning. Bush's campaign enjoyed the moment so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Jeb Bush makes his second Florida stop today in West Palm Beach where he will speak to nearly 900 members and guests of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. The non-partisan Forum Club will likely likely lean toward a significant number of Republican members and guests eager to hear... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Jeb Bush has three events Monday in the Sunshine State where he is likely to receive an enthusiastic welcome from fellow Floridians. The GOP presidential candidate has been struggling to push ahead of front runner Donald Trump. Even in his home state, where Bush was Governor from 1999 to 2007,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Hillary Clinton's campaign is using the Saturday's debate as a launching point for this new ad which is expected to go up in Iowa and New Hampshire. The ad starts in black and white showing families with Clinton saying: "America is not just electing a president, we're also electing a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
This morning South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham used YouTube to tell supporters that he is no longer a candidate for president. The Republican's campaign never really garnered much support and the biggest question facing him - and a number of other candidates, has been when it would end. Graham describes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Clearly Right to Rise, the Jeb Bush PAC, has had a Vulcan mind meld with the Bush campaign. Both are aggressively attacking Donald Trump as if Trump is the only candidate left in the Republican presidential primary. Surely it is just a coincidence. This video, the second in as many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Better Florida Alliance has a new web video suggesting the Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is weak on ISIS and too eager for more gun control. Murphy is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. Murphy is being challenged in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
A time when access to public meetings and records is becoming more challenging, the First Amendment Foundation and the Poynter Institute are announcing a new partnership that will strengthen the effort of protecting a citizen's right to public meeting and access. The announcement is below. (Disclosure: Crowley Political Report is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
There seems to be a bit of an odd juxtaposition in this new Right to Rise ad for Jeb Bush. The 30 second ad start with a voice over saying , "one candidate tough enough to take on the bully." The screen splits showing Donald Trump and Bush who says,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
This is Marco Rubio at his video best. Looking earnest. Looking concerned. Looking determined. And saying - well nothing really. But it sounds very good. "We will have a foreign policy of moral clarity that is clear whose side we're on. We are on the side of freedom and democracy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Jeb bush's new video starts with this question - "What makes us who we are?" It is a question that Bush has been struggling to answer since he launched his campaign for president. Recent polls suggest that Bush is largely an after thought, if that, for many Republican voters. Still,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Marco Rubio's new television ad is dubbed "About." The ad begins tomorrow in Iowa and New Hampshire. As he often does, Rubio simply faces the camera and using his best earnest voice speaks to the audience. "This election is about the essence of America. About all of us who feel... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Crowley Political Report