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Donald Trump’s fundraising prowess keeps Republican Party close

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Republican senators are bucking President Donald Trump’s calls to revive the health care debate. And Trump just ousted his only top White House aide with deep links to the Republican Party. But the president and his party won’t be calling it quits anytime soon. They remain tightly linked by a force more powerful than politics or personal ties: cash.

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Donald Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

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Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year. The president was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump International Hotel, his name-branded Washington venue, for an evening of hobnobbing behind closed doors Wednesday with major party financiers, including Las…

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Brian Ballard named regional vice-chair of RNC’s finance leadership team

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Florida mega lobbyist Brian Ballard was added to the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team, the party announced Monday. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn announced the pick along with a handful of other additions in a Monday press release. “I am delighted to announce the addition of these longtime friends of the Party and supporters of this administration to our Finance leadership team,” McDaniel said in the announcement. Wynn added that the new team members will help get more Republican congress members…

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Anyone foolish enough to think the Rays can’t leave the Tampa Bay market (especially if Kathleen Ford is elected)…

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…need to read about the ongoing legal battle between the NHL and Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie’s effort to move the Phoenix Coyotes. Balsillie offered the city of Glendale $50 million to drop its objections to the transfer of the franchise, an offer that city is evaluating. Imagine four years from now, when the Rays, frustrated by Kathleen Ford’s efforts to prevent the baseball team from building a new stadium, are wooed by out-of-town interests, such as Las Vegas’ Steve Wynn,…

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