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Chris Christie gives ominous warning for future of NH primary if rivals finish at the top

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doubts the future of New Hampshire’s primary if Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio take the three spots Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidate, in an aggressive campaign throughout New Hampshire, warns voters of the three leading candidates since they have spent relatively little time in the state. As the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters are steadfastly protective of the state’s status. That could and if Trump, Cruz and Rubio do well on February…

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New Jeb Bush ad uses Rick Santorum’s stumble to take a shot at Marco Rubio

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Jeb Bush is jumping on Rick Santorum’s inability to name an accomplishment of Marco Rubio, using the footage of in a new television advertisement. As first reported by CNN, the 60-second spot will start running in New Hampshire on Saturday. The advertisement features clips from an interview with Santorum on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday. During the interview, Santorum struggles to name something Rubio had done during his first term in the Senate. After showing about 30 seconds of Santorum…

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New poll puts Marco Rubio at 2nd place in New Hampshire

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Marco Rubio is gaining ground in New Hampshire, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Among likely Republican primary voters, Rubio is in second place with 17 percent, up 6 points from the Jan. 28 NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. The new survey found Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field with support from 30 percent of respondents, while 15 percent picked Ted Cruz. John Kasich leads among the governors with 10 percent, followed by Jeb Bush…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.5.16 – “An artful smear”

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Good morning from Nashua, New Hampshire. I have to admit that my first thoughts this morning are not what happened at last night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but will I make it safely to Manchester this morning to see Sanders. Folks, it’s snowing pretty hard in southern New Hampshire this morning (7:10 a.m.). I ran around in a parking lot about an hour ago to get a workout in, but the snowflakes are piling up. This California…

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New Chris Christie ad pounces on Rick Santorum’s stumble to define Marco Rubio

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Chris Christie took a swipe at Marco Rubio in a new advertisement that features a top backer’s inability to identify one of Rubio’s accomplishments The 60-second spot — called “It’s a Simple Question” — features clips from a “Morning Joe” segment Thursday. In the video, Rick Santorum fails to name one of Rubio’s Senate accomplishments. “All I’m asking is a simple question,” the advertisement shows Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough saying to Santorum. “List one accomplishment Marco Rubio has achieved…

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Ted Cruz raises $3 million since Iowa caucus win

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Republican Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has raised $3 million since winning the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. That’s according to Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe, who tweeted out the new fundraising numbers on Thursday. Roe says the Cruz campaign has raised $10 million overall since the beginning of the year. That includes 182,000 individual contributions averaging $55 each. Cruz was enjoying a big fundraising advantage over his Republican rivals even before the new numbers were released. His campaign closed the…

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Chris Christie says if he faces Hillary Clinton in debate, he’d “beat her rear end”

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says if he faces Hillary Clinton on a debate stage, he’d “beat her rear end.” Christie, who like Clinton is a lawyer, says he’s the last person Clinton wants to debate. “You know why?” he asked an audience in Lebanon, New Hampshire. “She’s been running away from federal prosecutors the last six months.” He was referring to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. “She sees a federal…

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