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Ron Paul All But Hangs Up the White Flag on Presidential Bid

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas sent out strong signals on Monday that he is cutting back on his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

As I reflect on our 2012 presidential campaign, I am humbled by the supporters who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much, Paul noted in an email to supporters on Monday. And I am so proud of what we have accomplished. We will not stop until we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human history.

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Connie Mack Slams George LeMieux in New Ad

The team behind Republican U.S. Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Connie Mack took aim at GOP primary rival former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux on Monday in a new Web ad. The ad attacks LeMieux, who served 16 months in the Senate, for joining then-U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, to jump over and vote with the Democrats to break a Republican filibuster on President Barack Obamas jobs bill back in 2010.

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George LeMieux Backers in Legislature Demand Connie Mack Release Travel Records

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has done well in getting the support of Republican members of the Florida Legislature -- more than 30 so far have endorsed him -- in his bid for the GOP nomination to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November, and now he is bringing some of them into his primary fight with U.S. Rep. Connie Mack.

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J.C. Watts Backs deFaria to Challenge Wasserman Schultz

Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma has been busy in recent months as one of the leading advocates for Newt Gingrichs presidential bid and, on Monday, he continued his endorsements, announcing that he was backing businessman Ozzie deFaria for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., best known nationally for leading the Democratic National Committee.

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New Poll Shows Solid Majority Back Obamacare Repeal

Rasmussen Reports released a poll of likely voters on Monday that finds a solid majority of them -- 56 percent -- want to see the federal health-care law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 repealed while only 37 percent wish to see the law remain in place. Opponents of the legislation remain firmly against it with 46 percent of the total surveyed saying they strongly favor repeal while only 26 percent say they strongly support the law.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken on May 12 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

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Herman Cain Adds Ozzie deFaria to His 'Army of Davids'

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continues to remain politically active in Florida. On Tuesday, Cain added businessman Ozzie deFaria, who is running in the crowded Republican primary field looking to topple Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to his Army of Davids -- candidates who agree with Cain on tax reform, namely the 9-9-9 plan. Conservative activist Joe Kaufman, who is also running in the GOP primary, was added to the Army of Davids earlier in the month.

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Karen Harrington Gets Support of Pro-Life Group

Businesswoman Karen Harrington, who was the Republican nominee that lost out to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., in 2010 and is angling for a rematch in 2012, announced on Tuesday that she had won the backing of the Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that backs pro-life candidates.

I am truly honored that the Susan B. Anthony List has embraced our campaign to defeat one of the most polarizing and radical pro-choice members of Congress, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Harrington said on Tuesday.

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Richard Burr Backs deFaria to Contest Debbie Wasserman Schultz

While he has represented North Carolina in Washington since winning a congressional seat in the 1994 election cycle and moved up to the Senate a decade later, Richard Burr has not had the high profile of some recent legislators from the Tarheel State like Jesse Helms, John Edwards and even Heath Shuler who had more success in Washington as a congressman than he ever did as quarterback for the Redskins.

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Thrasher and Wise Back Aaron Bean for First Coast Senate Seat

On Thursday, former state Rep. Aaron Bean unveiled two major endorsements as he continues his battle for a seat in the Florida Senate, winning the backing of Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, and Sen. Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville. Bean had stepped aside for Thrasher when he ran for the Florida Senate back in 2009.

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Nugent Backs Harrington to Take on Wasserman Schultz

Freshman U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent announced on Thursday that he was backing fellow Florida Republican Karen Harrington, abusinesswoman who is running for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

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