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Aakash Patel picks up endorsement of prominent Fla. Republican Joe Gruters

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Tampa entrepreneur Aakash Patel is touting the endorsement of another prominent Florida Republican backing his bid for the District 1 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. This time It’s Joe Gruters, the Sarasota-region state Representative who also serves as the vice chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Gruters was Donald Trump’s campaign co-chairman in Florida in 2016.

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.1.16 – Will Clinton vs. Trump be a “hate and castrate” election?

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For political reporters and everyone else who wants to keep the excitement of the 2015-2016 presidential election cycle going strong, you’ve got to be pulling for Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to exceed expectations in the Super Tuesday contests. Otherwise, we’re staring at an eight-month slog of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in the general election. That matchup could likely be the most negative in U.S. history. Think otherwise? Then I suggest you dip into the reporting that The New…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.26.15 – Iowa

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the working week. Well, we’re 98 days until the Iowa caucuses, a political lifetime away, right? Well, yes and know. The trend there had been set, but that turned upside down last week when Ben Carson swooped over Donald Trump in two polls taken from the Hawkeye State. Now, I know this is anecdotal, but check out this New York Times story by Trip Gabriel about why Iowans like the retired pediatric neurosurgeon. “He is kind…

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