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Yolie Capin blasts Democratic Party as elitist in wake of Trump victory

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Democrats around Florida and the country awoke Wednesday in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump as president, and the recriminations quickly began. For Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin, the fault lies with the Democratic Party, and the Democratic National Committee. Although she prefaces her comments by saying she thinks Hillary Clinton is “brilliant” and that she desperately wanted her to win the presidency, Capin says that the fact that Clinton couldn’t defeat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.8.16 — Getting the results before the polls close

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The last presidential contest I really didn’t pay that much attention to was back in 1980, but I do remember this: I was in high school, and I had the TV on but the sound down when Jimmy Carter came out at around 6:15 PST to announce he was conceding the election. It was pretty early in the evening, but it was obvious Carter wasn’t going to catch up to Ronald Reagan that night. Although Carter wanted to get the misery…

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Donald Trump talks up his support from blacks and Latinos in Tampa speech

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Looking over the thousands of adoring fans who had waited for hours to see him speak, Donald Trump kicked off his 50-minute speech at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Saturday morning by comparing his audience to Hillary Clinton’s campaign appearance with two of the biggest celebrities in America on Friday night in Cleveland. “We don’t need Jay Z to fill up arenas,” he said as the crowd cheered. “I actually like Jay-Z but you know, the language last night? Ohhhh. Ohhhhh.” According to press reports, the famed…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump use whatever they’ve got in the final push

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Knock on every door. Marshal every volunteer. Lob every attack. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are opening the final weekend of a marathon campaign by pulling out every tool they have to get their supporters to vote. Polls show critical battleground states may still be up for grabs ahead of Tuesday’s election. Clinton and her allies rushed to shore up support among African-Americans, acknowledging signs of weaker-than-expected turnout in early vote data. That has raised a red flag about diminished…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.2.16 — Hillary Clinton returns to the oldie but goodies in Dade City speech

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Remember when Hillary Clinton would invoke Michelle Obama‘s phrase when dealing with Donald Trump that, “When they go low, we go high?” That was so, oh, I don’t know, October-like. In Pasco County yesterday, the Democratic presidential nominee spent considerable time tearing apart Trump, invoking his greatest hits of insults as she tries to rally the base in the final week of the campaign. Clinton dug deep, referring to how The Donald boasted on Howard Stern’s show about how he…

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Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton camp discussed ousting Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Jennifer Granholm

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In July, Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee, after leaked emails showed party officials conspiring to sabotage the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now, a new email message from the Gmail account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta — posted by WikiLeaks Tuesday — indicate Hillary Clinton, the candidate campaign officials were considered to be in the tank for, also had serious issues with Wasserman Schultz. Clinton’s staff even discussed ousting her well before her unexpected midsummer exit.…

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Moments to remember — or try to forget — from Campaign 2016

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Every presidential race has its big moments. This one, more than most. A look back at some of the historic, amusing and cringe-inducing events of Campaign 2016. There are plenty more where these came from. Play along at home and think about what you would add to the list. ___ GOING DOWN? Donald Trump‘s long ride down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his presidential bid in June 2015 wasn’t huge news at the time. It only merited a…

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