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Brian E. Crowley
Florida
Elections may come and go but politics never stops.
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Charlie Crist Tweeted a few minutes ago that if the Florida Legislature redraws the congressional map with in a way that favors him - he will run for Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly's seat. With the Florida Supreme Court telling the legislature that it violated the Florida Constitution with gerrymandered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Jeb Bush returned to Tallahassee today to use the town where he spent eight years as governor as a backdrop for his 2016 presidential campaign. The Republican candidate suggested that Washington is place that badly needs his Sunshine State solutions. It is a speech that is odd in the way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Today in Ames, Iowa, Donald Trump caused a ruckus when he said Arizona Sen. John McCain "is not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured." McCain was a Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Take that Donald Trump. You may have more mouth...and lord know you do....but former Florida Governor Jeb Bush clearly has more campaign money. His Right to Rise USA PAC picked up $103 million from more 9,900 donors. And the PAC still has $98 million suggesting that the Bush group is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Well what a mess created by Florida Republican leaders in the state House and Senate. Their grim determination to draw congressional districts to best suit the needs of the GOP - and to do much of it in secret - showed a particular disdain for Florida voters. As the Florida... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Not many candidates for the U.S. Senate would have a campaign website dubbed "with guts." But then not many candidates are like Congressman Alan Grayson. Today Grayson announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Senate. The Florida congressman will be pressuring the party establishment's favorite, Congressman Patrick Murphy. Grayson's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has a new video that starts with him reminding voters that, "I took on the teachers union in Florida." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate also criticizes Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for only having "three bills that she sponsored" become law. In the video Bush says:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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In a lengthy column on the conservative Town Hall website, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is sharply critical of the ongoing negotiations with Iran over nuclear weapons. Bush, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, also questions the Obama administration's overall Middle East policy. While the column is deep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush issued the following statement about today's 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding federal exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act. Bush makes it clear that the issue will be part of the 2016 presidential campaign. "I am disappointed by today’s Supreme Court... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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There are a lot of misconceptions about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In this report in Sunday's Washington Post, five myths about the 2016 Republican presidential candidate are explored. Note: the above caricature by Crowley Political Report artist Patrick Crowley did not appear in the Washington Post. Now to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Jeb Bush is doing a series of videos that his 2016 presidential campaign is calling JebNoFilter. Here's what he said today about his worst Father's Day gift. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a folks gathered at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington D. C. this morning that he opposes the notion that when there is a conflict of ideas that "people of faith must yield." "We can create a government that is the servant not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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BuzzFeed listened in on a conference call with Republican media strategist Mike Murphy and super donors to Jeb Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise. According to BuzzFeed, which admits "crashing" the call, Murphy pushed donors to keep raising money before the close of the current campaign finance period on June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Take all of these early polls with a grain of salt including this one from Quinnipiac that shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Florida. Clinton gets 47 percent to Rubio's 44 percent. She gets 46 percent to Bush's 42 percent. Essentially tied. What the poll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Jeb Bush looked very much like a 62-year old white guy giving it his best to play with the cool kids - and in an odd way he pulls it off during his appearance on Jimmy Fallon. A number of interesting double entendres here. Plus Bush gets a chance to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
Nicolle Wallace, a member of The View cast, and a frequent guest on Morning Joe, started fanning herself as she described Jeb Bush as "hot" when he speaks Spanish. Wallace worked for Jeb before moving to his brother's White House press shop. She later was a key figure on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Jun 16, 2015
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Does Jeb Bush like being compared to his brother, former President George W. Bush? That is the central question in an interesting piece written by Politico Florida reporter Marc Caputo. For much of his political career, Jeb Bush has performed a delicate balancing act when it came to his family.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is attending a Palm Beach fundraiser Friday at the home of Pepe Fanjul, Jr., executive vice president of Florida Crystals and vice president of Fanjul Corporation. The Fanjul family are among the most powerful sugar tycoons in the world. Pepe's father, who is on the host... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Whatever one thinks of Peter Schorsch, and he is indeed a controversial figure, no one can deny that he has been an innovative leader of Florida's New Media. Again and again Schorsch sees an opening and grabs it - profitably. As Florida newspapers continue layoffs, struggle to grab audience share,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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As ceremonies begin today for the opening of the 60-day session of the Florida Legislature, with the help of the Florida Memory Project, let's take a look back at what women did on opening day. Let's slip back to the early 1960s where wives of Florida lawmakers wore hats and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
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Jeb Bush believed he was starting a revolution. "This is huger than huge and bigger than big," wrote Bush in a 1 a.m. email to Sally Bradshaw his chief of staff. Bush also thought it might cost him a second term as Florida governor. "If we are unsuccessful . .... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Crowley Political Report
In an interview airing this moring on Miami televsion station WPLG, Jeb Bush tells Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg that he his preparing an ebook and will release 250,000 emails from his time a Florida governor from 1999 to 2007. "Part of serving or running, both of them, is transparency.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Crowley Political Report
Republican Rick Scott won a second term by a slim 80,000 vote margin out of 5.9 million votes. Scott won 48 percent of the vote, keeping office the same way he won it the first time - with less than a majority of Florida voters supporting him. Charlie Crist failed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Crowley Political Report
Last week, Crowley Political Report told you that Florida Gov. Rick Scott may be ready to dump up to $22 million of his own money into his campaign for reelection. Yesterday, the Miami Herald came close to getting Scott to admit it. From the Herald: Asked if he (Scott) might... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Crowley Political Report