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FAU poll: Donald Trump has big lead over opponents in Florida

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Donald Trump has a 32 point lead over his closest competitor in Florida, found a Florida Atlantic University poll. The New York businessman leads the pack with nearly 48 percent. His closest competitor, the survey found, is Ted Cruz at 16.3 percent. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are neck-and-neck in Florida, with 11.1 percent and 9.5 percent respectively. The poll was conducted between Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. The GOP presidential poll surveyed 386 adults registered as likely Republican primary…

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Jeb Bush calls for “complete overhaul” of system in education plan

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Jeb Bush is calling for a complete overhaul of the nation’s education system in a plan that focuses heavily on school choice. In a post on Medium, Bush unveiled a wide-sweeping education plan that increases support for charter schools and makes federal aid to low-income and special needs students portable. The proposal also gives high school graduates a $50,000 line of credit to help pay for college and would make the federal debt collection system more transparent. “Every individual in…

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‘Super PAC’ supporting Jeb Bush attempts to crowdfund Super Bowl ad

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The super PAC supporting GOP hopeful Jeb Bush is asking donors to pitch in to fund a Super Bowl advertisement. On Friday, the New York Times reported Mike Murphy, the head or Right to Rise, urged donors in an email to contribute online to air an advertisement supporting Bush in New England during the Super Bowl. 
The Super Bowl is Feb. 7, two days before New Hampshire’s primary on Feb. 9. According to the New York Times, the email to…

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New video highlights Marco Rubio’s conservative credentials

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Marco Rubio is out with a new video touting his conservative credentials ahead of Thursday night’s Republican debate. The video — called “The Conservative Choice for President” — is meant to highlight Rubio’s conservative ratings. The ad features Glenn Beck and conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren singing Rubio’s praises. “So here it is. I picked Marco Rubio for president,” the 30-second video features Lahren saying. “Here’s why: Rubio is young, tenacious, well-spoken and, most importantly, he can actually win.” Rubio…

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First wave of Florida ballots to be mailed before Iowa, New Hampshire votes

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Some Florida voters could be casting their ballots about the same time as voters in early-voting states. Thousands of vote-by-mail, or absentee, ballots are expected to be sent out in advance of Florida’s presidential preference primary. According to the Florida Division of Elections, the first wave of mail ballots will by sent to military and overseas voters by Jan. 30; the Iowa caucuses are Feb. 1. The second wave of ballots goes out on Feb. 9, the same day as…

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Reuters poll: Donald Trump maintains lead over GOP field

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A new Reuters poll shows Donald Trump is maintaining a hefty lead among registered Republicans. Among registered Republicans, 42.2 percent said they supported the New York businessman, compared with 15 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz and 11.2 percent for Ben Carson. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush rounded out the Top 5 candidates, with 8.5 percent of the respondents said they supported Rubio and 7.7 percent supported Bush. The Reuters/Ipsos poll collects data entirely using online surveys. The…

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