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Hillary Clinton targets Donald Trump in new advertisement

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Hillary Clinton is going after Republican front-runner Donald Trump in a new advertisement, without ever mentioning his name. The Clinton campaign is launching the ad in New York ahead of its April 19 primary, according to POLITICO Playbook. The 30-second spot, called New York, features Clinton speaking over images of New York. “New York, 20 million people strong. No, we don’t all look the same, we don’t all sound the same either. But when we pull together we do the…

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Rick Scott backs Donald Trump, calls on GOP to ‘accept and respect the will of the voters’

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Gov. Rick Scott is formally backing Republican front-runner Donald Trump. “I’m asking all Republicans today to come together and begin preparing to win the general election in November,” said Scott in a statement posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “With his victories yesterday, I believe now is the time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump.” The endorsement has been expected for months. In January, the Naples Republican wrote a glowing editorial…

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Ted Cruz says Americans have “a clear choice going forward”

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Ted Cruz declared a victory (of sorts) Tuesday, despite coming up short in four of the five Republican primaries. “Tonight was a good night,” he said. “Tonight we continued to gain delegates and continued our march to 1,237. And, after tonight, America now has a clear choice going forward.” Cruz was neck-in-neck with Donald Trump in Missouri, with unofficial election results from Missouri showing the two virtually tied as of 11 p.m. EDT. In North Carolina, Cruz came in second with…

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Donald Trump has 17-point advantage over Marco Rubio in new Florida poll

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Donald Trump has a 17-point lead over Marco Rubio going into Tuesday’s presidential preference primary. According to a new Monmouth University Poll of likely primary voters in Florida, Trump is leading the Republican field with 44 percent support. Rubio is in second with 27 percent of Florida Republicans saying they backed him. Ted Cruz is in third with 17 percent, followed by John Kasich at 9 percent. “Florida is do or die for the Rubio campaign, but it looks like…

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Marco Rubio focuses on the American Dream in new video

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For Marco Rubio, it’s all about the American Dream. In a new video released by his campaign Thursday, the Florida Republican talks about the importance of the American Dream. “Because we did what needed to be done, our children became the freest and most prosperous Americans that ever lived,” he is heard saying in the video. “Because we dd what we needed to be done, the American Dream didn’t just survive, the American Dream reached more people and changed more…

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Anti-Donald Trump advertisements expected to flood Florida airwaves

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Get ready for a barrage of anti-Donald Trump ads, Florida. Our Principles PAC is expected to begin airing an advertisement taking aim at Trump and his failed school, Trump University. The advertisement, according to the Tampa Bay Times, is part of a national television ad buy, with an emphasis on several targeted states, including Florida. The 60-second advertisement — called “Scam” — features snippets of Trump talking about his institution. A male voice is then heard talking about the university,…

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Report: Paul Singer may join Marco Rubio campaign as national finance chair

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Marco Rubio could be getting a little help from a billionaire backer. The New York Post on Monday reported Paul Singer could be tapped as the national finance chair of Rubio’s presidential bid. In October, Singer announced he planned to back Rubio in the 2016 presidential election. At the time, Singer told dozens of other donors that Rubio was the only candidate who can “navigate this complex primary process, and still be in the position to defeat” Hillary Clinton in the…

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