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Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball portends a potential Democratic blowout presidential election

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University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato latest “Crystal Ball” prediction of the 2016 presidential election spells gloom for the Republican Party this November. The longtime political analyst is predicting that if it’s a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump matchup, it will be an electoral college blowout, 347-191. Sabato’s Crystal Ball is a weekly online political newsletter and website that analyzes American politics. In the new column, written by Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoffrey Skelley, the authors acknowledge that while it’s an “extra-early, ridiculously…

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Hillary Clinton targets Donald Trump in new advertisement

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Hillary Clinton is going after Republican front-runner Donald Trump in a new advertisement, without ever mentioning his name. The Clinton campaign is launching the ad in New York ahead of its April 19 primary, according to POLITICO Playbook. The 30-second spot, called New York, features Clinton speaking over images of New York. “New York, 20 million people strong. No, we don’t all look the same, we don’t all sound the same either. But when we pull together we do the…

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Federation of Republican Women: We support the nominee

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As big time Republican leaders prop up their egos and influence by supporting this presidential candidate or that presidential candidate and threatening not to support another, a significant grassroots GOP organization, which does the heavy campaign lifting right down to the grassroots, says it will support whoever the nominee is. The board of the National Federation of Republican Women unanimously approved a resolution that chapters, officers and rank-and-file members will support the party’s nominee. That means Donald Trump, Ted Cruz…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.24.16 — Jeb Bush’s endorsement of Ted Cruz means … what?

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On why Americans hate politics, example #462. Jeb Bush came out and endorsed Ted Cruz on Wednesday. As he put it yesterday, “For the sake of our party and country, we must overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee, most likely Hillary Clinton, this fall.” It’s curious why the former Florida Governor only now is backing Cruz though. Two weeks ago, Bush met up…

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54 percent of voters say they won’t vote for Donald Trump

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Donald Trump may be the leading in the polls, but more than 50 percent of voters said they wouldn’t vote for him in November. According to a Quinnipiac University Poll, 54 percent of registered voters surveyed said they wouldn’t vote for the New York Republican in the general election. Forty-three percent of respondents stated that they wouldn’t support Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. But voters might not have any other options. The survey found that Trump leads the GOP field with…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kasich, McConnell; Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Kasich; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Kasich, McConnell, Priebus. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — McDonough, Kasich, McConnell.…

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Florida Primary watch party illustrates what’s wrong with the GOP

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Was it a party or a wake? The Pinellas County Republican Party Executive Committee held its Primary Watch Party Tuesday evening in Pinellas Park. Held at the Big Storm Brewing Company, a brand-new craft brewery and tap house, the event drew about 50 (or so) Party members, who gathered for Presidential Primary results. Nick DiCeglie, President of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, hosted the event. The event was like none I could remember. Very low key. The crowd was…

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