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Marco Rubio makes closing argument in new TV ad

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Sen. Marco Rubio is making his closing arguments in his final TV spot. According to the Rubio campaign, 30-second spot, called “Debt,” is meant to discuss each generation’s “debt and duty to the next. “America is the greatest country in the world, and keeping it that way is every generation’s debt to the next,” he says in the advertisement. “Today, our country is more divided than ever and our challenges are growing more grave, threatening who we are and everything…

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Marco Rubio has a 6-point lead over Patrick Murphy in new Florida poll

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Another day, another poll showing Sen. Marco Rubio ahead in the Sunshine State’s U.S. Senate race. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Rubio has a 6 percentage point lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy. According to the poll, 50 percent of respondents backed Rubio, compared to 44 percent for Murphy. Five percent of voters said they either didn’t know who they were voting for or were voting for someone else. The poll of 626 likely Florida voters has a margin…

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Florida poll: Hillary Clinton at 49%, Donald Trump at 47%

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With less than a week until the election, the race in Florida remains tight. A new CNN/ORC poll found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Florida. The poll found 49 percent of likely Florida voters said they were backing Clinton, while 47 percent said they supported Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while 1 percent said they backed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The poll of 773 likely voters has a margin of 3.5 percent.…

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Report: FBI investigating donor scheme tied to Patrick Murphy

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The FBI is investigating an alleged illegal donation scheme involving Rep. Patrick Murphy, according to a new report. The Hill reported Tuesday that FBI is investigating a scheme involving a wealthy Saudi family that supports Murphy. According to the report, the Hill found no evidence Murphy was involved in the alleged scheme, and the campaign declined to say whether he was aware of the probe. “This complaint was written by a Republican super PAC willing to say anything to elect…

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New Florida poll: 28% of registered Republicans who already cast ballots voted for Hillary Clinton

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It’s an admittedly small sample, but a new poll shows that among the early and mail-in vote in Florida, 28 percent of registered Republicans already voted for Hillary Clinton. Conversely, only 6 percent of registered Democrats have voted for Donald Trump. That’s according to a TargetSmart/William & Mary survey. It also shows that with a week before the election, Clinton leads Trump 48 to 40 percent. That’s a dramatic contrast to several recent polls putting the race much closer.  The RealClearPolitics average in Florida now favors Trump by…

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Joni Ernst-affiliated PAC gives $5K to Brian Mast in CD 18

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Brian Mast, the Republican candidate in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, reported $8,700 in contributions in a new filing with the Federal Election Commission Monday, including $5,000 from a committee backing Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. Mast is running against self-funding Democrat Randy Perkins for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. Ernst, elected in 2014, has become a major player in GOP politics and is best known for her annual “Roast…

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Bob Graham announces his support for fellow Democrat Bob Buesing’s state Senate bid

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With just eight days to go before the voting ends in Florida, state Senate District 18 Democratic hopeful Bob Buesing received some welcome news Monday when former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham endorsed him. “Bob Buesing is the right person to work across the aisle to address Florida’s challenges and get things done for the people of Senate District 18 in Tallahassee,” said Graham in a statement issued by the Buesing campaign early Monday. “I’m endorsing Bob because he’ll be a fresh voice in Tallahassee dedicated…

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