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Entries in senatorial debate (5)


GOP women make headlines with Senate candidates, straw poll

Republican National Committee Co-chair Sharon Day (left) with Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Florida Federation of Republican Women Man of the Year Mike Hightower. (Photo The US Report)

The Florida Federation of Republican Women made headlines after vetting three US Senate candidates and conducting a straw poll on Sunday. FFRW held its annual conference in Tallahassee at Hotel Duval, and just like in past years, the place was packed. Many people stood because there were no empty seats and there were a lot of media attending.

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Florida GOP Women will roast a celeb, grill would-be senators at conference

The Florida Federation of Republican Women will hold a first-ever celebrity roast as part of their 62nd Annual Board of Directors gathering in Tallahassee at Hotel Duval. The roast won’t be the only first-ever—the group is also sponsoring a debate among the candidates vying for the nomination to oppose a Democrat, Sen. Bill Nelson, in the 2012 General Election.

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GOP women to host first US Senate debate for Florida

(Left to right) Former state Rep. Adam Hasner, former US Sen. George LeMieux, Rep. Connie Mack and Col. Mike McCallister have confirmed participation in the US Senatorial Debate in Tallahassee.(Photo used with permission, FFRW)


Ed. Note, Feb. 1, 2012: Adam Hasner will not participate in the Senate debate; he suspended his run for the Senate to run for the US House in District 22.


(Tallahassee) The Florida Federation of Republican Women will host the first Florida U.S. Senatorial debate of 2012 in Tallahassee on February 19, 2012, at the Hotel Duval. The event will also be the first to feature the four most viable candidates in the race at the same event.

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Dr. Paul to Conway during debate—Stimulus jobs cost $413,000 each

Screen Snip from video Dr. Rand Paul.Dr. Rand Paul (R) took on Democrat Jack Conway in a debate moderated by Chris Wallace on Fox News on Sunday, and one of the more startling statistics that came to light involved President Barack Obama’s controversial Stimulus bill. Paul said, "The Stimulus package was a trillion dollars. If you divide it out and count only jobs created, it was $413,000 per job."

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Rubio-Crist debate shows sharp divide on Stimulus and no indie run for Crist

Rubio and Crist faced off on Chris Wallace's Fox News Sunday. [photo from screen by Kay B. Day]Former Speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio debated Governor Charlie Crist on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday and the difference in the candidates was glaringly obvious. Both Republican candidates approach the role of a senator differently—there’s a sharp contrast in perspectives on the duties of the federal government and on matters like the Stimulus. That contrast even applies to politicians the two admire.

Crist named Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) as leaders he most admires.

Rubio named Sen. Jim DeMint, leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund. That fund has officially endorsed Rubio. DeMint, like Rubio, is very popular with grassroots fiscal conservatives.

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