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Marco Rubio presidential campaign owes $1.5M in debt

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Marco Rubio might be running for re-election, but his presidential campaign is still more than $1 million in the red. Campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Rubio’s presidential campaign had more than $1.5 million in debt as of Sept. 30. The sum includes the costs of telemarketing services, media production, and legal fees. According to campaign finance records, the presidential campaign owed $570,657 for telemarketing; $315,000 for media production; $167,000 for legal fees; $350,000 for strategic…

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Hillary Clinton crushes Bernie Sanders in Florida Primary

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The Democratic presidential primary race was expected to be an easy victory for Hillary Clinton in Florida, and that’s what it was. The Associated Press officially called the race for Clinton immediately after the polls closed in the Panhandle. With 97 percent of the vote counted, Clinton is hammering Bernie Sanders in the Sunshine State with a 64 to 33 percent lead. The Associated Press reports that with 214 delegates at stake, Clinton is assured of winning at least 118. Sanders will pick up at least 45.…

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders tangle on economy in Democratic debate

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled aggressively on economic issues in a Democratic presidential debate over trade, Wall Street influence and more. Clinton accused him of turning his back on the auto industry and Sanders countered in the Sunday night debate that Clinton’s friends on Wall Street had “destroyed this economy.” It was a marked change in tone for the two Democrats, signaling Sanders’ increasingly difficult effort to slow the momentum of the party’s front-runner. Both candidates frequently interrupted one…

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Hillary Clinton now faces struggle to win back younger voters

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Standing in a line of thousands outside an arena at Colorado State University, Aleksandr Cronk contemplated the grim possibility that the man he was waiting to see, Bernie Sanders, may not make it to the November ballot and he’d have to decide whether to vote for Hillary Clinton. Like millions of young voters nationwide, Cronk has been electrified by Sanders’ longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Even as Clinton has racked up a commanding lead in the contest, she’s…

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As the deadline to register to vote looms, millions of Floridians begin casting ballots

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There may be a month until Florida’s presidential preference primary, but thousands of Sunshine State voters are already casting their ballots. Elections offices across the state have sent about 1.8 million absentee, or vote by mail, ballots this election cycle. About 47 percent of those ballots went to registered Republicans; while 40 percent were sent to registered Democrats. The remainder of those ballots were sent to voters who weren’t registered with a major party. “There is a definitive buzz,” said…

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Viewers’ Guide: Post-NH, a tense Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders rematch

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Grudge match. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The debate comes just 48 hours after Sanders’ victory over Clinton in the New Hampshire primary by 22 percentage points, a jagged pill made more so because she lost with women, her presumed base of support. The key audience is now minority voters influential in upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada, and Hillary…

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Florida GOP calls N.H. results sign Democrats want someone other than Hillary Clinton

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The Republican Party of Florida said the New Hampshire primary results show voters are looking for an alternative to Hillary Clinton. Clinton is projected to come in second place in the Granite State, with most news outlets already calling Bernie Sanders the winner of the state’s primary. Sanders was long favored to be the winner, with many polls showing him with a double digit lead over Clinton. New Hampshire has been good to the Clinton family in the past. The…

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