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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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Marco Rubio is confident that heavy Latino turnout will help him win Senate race

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BRANDON — Although Marco Rubio is a clear favorite to win re-election to his U.S. Senate seat tomorrow night, he wasn’t doing a victory lap when he made a visit to the Hillsborough County Republican Party headquarters in Brandon Monday morning. “Two-hundred and seventy-five thousand Republicans who requested a mail ballot have not returned it yet,” he told the crowd who surrounded him inside the small lobby area of the office. “We’re going to have to start guiding them, because…

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New Florida poll shows Marco Rubio at 50%, Patrick Murphy at 43%

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Sen. Marco Rubio has a big lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Rubio leads Murphy, 50 percent to 43 percent. The poll found 7 percent of respondents said they were either voting for someone else or didn’t know. The latest poll of 884 likely Florida voters was conducted from Nov. 3 through Nov. 6. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percent. Rubio has the backing of 93 percent…

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In Central Florida, Barack Obama says justice, fairness, environment, Civil Rights all on the ballot

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Making one last plea for Florida to support Democrat Hillary Clinton and validate his own legacy, President Barack Obama told a big, boisterous crowd in Kissimmee Sunday that democracy itself is on Tuesday’s ballot. Obama made it clear that all Democratic Party priorities and his own legacy are to be judged in the election. “You have proof that your vote matters. And I’m not going to be on the ballot this time. But everything we’ve done is on the ballot.…

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Joe Biden, Jimmy Buffett to hold GOTV rally in St. Petersburg on Monday

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Jimmy Buffett has a message for Floridians: Get out and vote. Buffett is scheduled to perform at a get out the vote rally for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, and Charlie Crist on Monday. The Florida music icon will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife. The event comes just one day before Election Day, and is meant to encourage voters to get to the polls. Murphy and Crist are also expected to…

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