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Mitch Perry Report for 11.9.16 — GOP dominance

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Where do you begin? One of the biggest political upsets in U.S. history, to start with, in Donald J. Trump beating Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America. Lots of analysis there, including about the Democratic nominee, who for the second time in eight years, thought she had the presidency in her grasp, only to lose out — forever. What about closer to home? Although Florida Democrats have had huge disappointments in 2010 and 2014…

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Marco Rubio wins second term in U.S. Senate

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Sen. Marco Rubio is heading back to Washington D.C. The Miami Republican defeated Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. According to preliminary election results, Rubio received 52 percent of the vote. Murphy received 45 percent. The victory caps off a tough political year for Rubio. He faced a devastating loss in his home state in March, coming in second to Donald Trump in Florida’s presidential preference primary.  “This nation is at a pivotal crossroads and throughout his career,…

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On eve of election, Marco Rubio says it’s up to those in public office to inject more ‘responsible discourse’

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Even before the end of this presidential election cycle, lots of Americans are concerned about how hard it might be to heal the divisions exposed in this country following the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton battle. That includes Marco Rubio, who said Monday it’s not lawmakers in Washington who have to learn to get along better, but the public itself. “We’ve reached a point in our political discourse where it’s not enough to disagree. People now believe that if someone has an opinion that you…

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Americans for Prosperity spends more than $2.5 million to effort to defeat Patrick Murphy

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Patrick Murphy frequently bashed Marco Rubio on the campaign trail this fall as a “puppet of the Koch Brothers,” citing the 98 percent grade he received from Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit political advocacy group considered the political arm of Charles and David Koch. In fact, AFP’s Florida chapter announced Monday they knocked on more than one million doors and spoke to over three million people on the phone in their effort to defeat Murphy’s bid for U.S. Senate. They also…

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It’s not the party, it’s the after party: Where to find Tampa Bay candidates on election night

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Election night parties will be raging across the state Tuesday. For some, it’s a chance to pop some bottles and celebrate. For others, it will be a somber event, marking the last hurrah of a long, hard-fought campaign. Want to party like a politician? Here’s a rundown of where candidates will be as the polls close. U.S. Senate It was one of the most-watched U.S. Senate races this election cycle. And on Tuesday night, both Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep.…

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New Florida poll shows Hillary Clinton with 3-point lead over Donald Trump, tight race between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

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A new poll of likely Florida voters gives Hillary Clinton one of her largest leads in weeks. According to a new poll from St. Pete Polls, Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the Sunshine State. The poll of 2,319 likely Florida voters shows Clinton at 48 percent, followed by Trump at 45 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1 percent. About 2 percent of respondents said they were voting…

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It’s likely to be a close election in Florida, again

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Another close election in Florida? Count on it. Through Friday, 2,268,663 Democrats and 2,261,383 Republicans had cast ballots by mail or at early voting sites – a difference of 7,280 in favor of Democrats. Overall, more than 5.7 million Floridians have voted, or nearly 45 percent of those registered. That far surpasses 2012 totals, when 4.8 million Floridians cast ballots before Election Day. As early voting was set to end in 51 of Florida’s 67 counties Saturday, Hillary Clinton and…

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