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Hillary Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

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Hillary Clinton is expanding her focus in the final days of the presidential race, seeking to help down-ballot congressional candidates. In Pittsburgh on Saturday, Clinton assailed incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, saying he had failed to “stand up” to Donald Trump in the face of his comments about Mexican immigrants and a Muslim-American military family. She also noted that Trump had “said terrible things about women” and “spread the lie that our first black president wasn’t born in America.” “If…

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Donald Trump team says ‘we are behind’ but can still win the race

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Donald Trump‘s campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House. With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump’s team said “the race is not over” and pledged to keep campaigning hard — even in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania that polls show are now trending Clinton’s way.…

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce holding off support for David Jolly … for now

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is perennially one of the strongest financial supporters of Republicans around the country. The group spent more than $35 million in the 2014 midterms and had already spent more than $1.9 million for embattled Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, more than a million for Arizona Senator John McCain, and $1.5 million in ads against Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy. The Chamber also spent some serious money on Republicans in contested congressional races, spending more than $650,000 on Georgia Republican Drew Ferguson and more than $200,000 on…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.11.16 – Marco Rubio isn’t dominating Patrick Murphy or Alan Grayson in latest Q Senate poll

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Before we dig into the new poll on the Florida Senate race, can I reference the lead story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times? Two men get into a road-rage argument on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Plant City. One guy pulls out a gun and shoots the other dead. He then “cooperates” with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Dept., isn’t charged, and is free to go home, where he tells a reporter who confronts him that, “it’s been a very taxing day.”…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.21.16 — After gun control proposals go down, Bill Nelson says “The NRA wins again”

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The U.S. Senate voted on four different gun-control proposals last night — two offered by Republicans, two by Democrats. They all failed. First up was California Democrat Dianne Feinstein‘s bit, which would give the Department of Justice the power to stop anyone on the terror watch list from buying a gun. That garnered just 47 votes. Then came Texas Republican John Cornyn‘s proposal, which would have law enforcement notified when someone on the terror watch list tries to buy a gun, failed with just…

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FDP calls “unconscionable” Marco Rubio’s vote against wider gun background checks

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The FBI is now treating the San Bernardino shooting by a husband and wife that killed 14 and wounded 21 as an act of terrorism, a spokesman said on Friday. The announcement comes two days after the horrific attack, and a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted down a gun control measure that would have extended FBI background checks on every firearms purchase. Four Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure but Marco Rubio was not one of them, a decision…

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Patrick Murphy responds to Club for Growth pro-Alan Grayson ad, says GOP is ‘afraid’

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A new digital ad from the Club for Growth applauds liberal Alan Grayson, while panning fellow Democrat Patrick Murphy, over each lawmaker’s position on the Export-Import Bank of the United States. According to a statement, the group will begin airing the ad statewide on MSNBC and other channels accross Florida, the third phase of a $1 million media campaign that includes digital ads. The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the nation’s official export credit agency. As an independent, self-sustaining…

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