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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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Carly Fiorina calls debate process “broken” after learning she’s shut out of Saturday night forum

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With Rand Paul dropping out of the GOP presidential race, the field is winnowing out. That doesn’t mean that the rest of the 10-person field gets to stand on one debate stage this Saturday night. Although ABC, the debate sponsor, says they haven’t yet announced the lineup of candidates, Carly Fiorina says she has learned she won’t be invited – and she’s not pleased about that. “Our debate process is broken,” the only female Republican candidate writes to Party Chair Reince Priebus…

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Marco Rubio dismisses Chris Christie’s dismissal of him

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Marco Rubio says rival Chris Christie‘s dismissal of him as unprepared to lead the nation is a sign that the Florida senator is a threat to the New Jersey governor in the GOP nomination fight. During an interview with CNN, Rubio said, “When people attack you, usually they don’t attack someone who isn’t doing well.” Rubio nearly beat billionaire Donald Trump for second place in the Iowa caucuses Monday night. Christie finished near the bottom of the crowded GOP field,…

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