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Candidates no longer in prez race take 229K votes in primaries; Jeb Bush leads with 88K

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For Jeb Bush, his presidential aspirations may be over, but not in the hearts of many of his more strident supporters. For the primaries and caucuses in 2016, nearly a quarter-million votes have been cast so far for 11 of the 13 Republicans who have already exited the race, including Bush, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee. Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics analyzed the first two dozen early GOP contests, finding that more than 229,000 votes – almost 2…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.1.15 — Corizon Health Care terminates contract with Florida prisons. That’s not a bad thing

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If you don’t know of anyone who is caught up in the Florida corrections system, stories about the care of prisoners may not matter much to you at all. But they have been disturbing, particularly regarding the state of health care for those who incarcerated. Rick Scott ran for office in 2010 promising to privatize health care in the corrections system in Florida, and that finally happened in October of 2013, when Corizon Health Care took over (along with Wexford…

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Bobby Jindal to be on Florida GOP ballot for president next year, but not George Pataki

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia delivered a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday with a list of 14 GOP presidential candidates who have qualified to be on the Florida presidential preference primary next March. The letter lists Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rand Paul (shown in photo signing forms in Orlando two weeks ago at the Sunshine Summit putting his…

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What does Jeb Bush get for $20 million in TV ad buys? Not much.

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Jeb Bush and his supporters have spent more than twice that of any other candidate or outside group on TV ads in the 2016 presidential race. And what does the former Florida governor get for nearly $20 million, asks Mark Murray of NBC News. Apparently, not much. Bush’s poll numbers are currently languishing in the single digits both nationally and in the early primary states. Right to Rise, the pro-Bush super PAC, has made $19.5 million in ad spending for…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.18.15 — So long Bobby Jindal, we hardly. Wait. We knew you very well.

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I love how political candidates, instead of saying they’re quitting a race, instead say they’re “suspending it” — as if they can freeze it cryogenically, and then bring it reheat it back in time for to run in New Hampshire. That’s what Bobby Jindal did, yesterday, suspending his moribund presidential campaign, where he never got any traction, except for a moment or two in Iowa. Once considered a rising star in the national GOP, the 44-year-old will be out of…

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ends bid for GOP nomination in 2016

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support, especially in early-voting Iowa. “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time,” Jindal said on Fox News Channel as he announced the decision to suspend his campaign. The 44-year-old governor said he wasn’t ready to endorse another candidate, but intended to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee. Term-limited and out of office in January, Jindal…

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Ben Carson: Congress should stop funding refugee resettlement

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is calling on Congress to withdraw funding to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, arguing there is no credible way to tell the difference between an Islamic State militant and an innocent citizen fleeing war. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Carson urged congressional Republicans to “extinguish” Syrian resettlement programs, saying the United States “cannot, should not and must not accept any Syrian refugees.” Carson joins other GOP presidential candidates expressing caution…

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