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Hillary Clinton targets Donald Trump in new advertisement

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Hillary Clinton is going after Republican front-runner Donald Trump in a new advertisement, without ever mentioning his name. The Clinton campaign is launching the ad in New York ahead of its April 19 primary, according to POLITICO Playbook. The 30-second spot, called New York, features Clinton speaking over images of New York. “New York, 20 million people strong. No, we don’t all look the same, we don’t all sound the same either. But when we pull together we do the…

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Hillary Clinton campaign hitting airwaves in Florida

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Hillary Clinton is taking to the airwaves in Florida. The Democratic presidential hopeful’s campaign announced Wednesday it started airing two televisions advertisements in the Orlando market Wednesday. The first 30-second spot, called “Stand,” is narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. According to the campaign, the advertisement aims to highlight Clinton’s commitment to defending the progress made during President Barack Obama’s time in office. The second 30-second television spot, called “Predatory,” features Clinton calling out a pharmaceutical company for predatory practices. The…

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton maintain sizable leads in national NBC News tracking poll

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Republicans nationwide think Donald Trump will be their party’s nominee, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. The survey found 56 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters believe Trump will be the eventual Republican nominee; while 22 percent said Ted Cruz would be the nominee. Ten percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters said Marco Rubio would be the nominee. The New York businessman continues to lead the Republican field with 38 percent support, followed by Cruz at 18 percent and…

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Benjamin Crump endorses Hillary Clinton

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A high-profile Tallahassee attorney has endorsed Hillary Clinton. According to BuzzFeed News, Benjamin Crump, the attorney who represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is backing Clinton in the presidential race. Crump is expected to talk to South Carolina voters about Clinton’s record, according to Politico. Crump, according to BuzzFeed News, introduced Clinton at the National Bar Association’s event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He is also among civil rights leaders set to…

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Democrat Martin O’Malley ends his presidential campaign

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. O’Malley’s decision to drop out of the race came even before a winner had been declared but as early results showed O’Malley garnering negligible support in the first primary contest. His plans were disclosed by two people familiar with his decision, who weren’t authorized to discuss the…

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Hillary Clinton campaign hires Mahen Gunaratna as Florida press secretary

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With less than two months before the state’s primary, Hillary Clinton is staffing up in Florida. The campaign has hired Mahen Gunaratna as the campaign’s Florida press secretary. The announcement comes as the campaign begins to ramp up for the March 15 presidential preference primary. Gunaratna is no stranger to Florida. He served as the Rep. Frederica Wilson’s communications director, and before that as the Rep. Kendrick Meek’s press secretary. He also served as the research director for Meek’s 2010…

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Polling roundup: Candidates continue to jockey for top spot in Iowa

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Want to know who is pulling ahead in Iowa? The answer might just depend on which poll you’re looking at. A flurry of polls released this week in advance of the Iowa caucuses showed it could be a tight race among the Republican presidential hopefuls. Three polls have Donald Trump leading the pack — two of which showed the New York businessman maintained a commanding lead. The two remaining polls out of Iowa had Trump neck-and-neck with Ted Cruz, with the…

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