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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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Progressive group touts energetic base, as more than 6.1 million Floridians have voted

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The Democratic base is fired up and ready to go, at least according to a new memo from For Our Future. In a memo Saturday, the progressive super PAC said internal tracking polls show “strong enthusiasm among voters that are the core of the voters who turned out to elect Barack Obama.” The organization said voters in seven swing states, including Florida, are “registering high and sustained enthusiasm” and are on target to turn out voters comparable with 2008 and…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump make closing arguments in new TV spots

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making one last push to appeal to voters, taking to the airwaves this weekend. Both campaigns released advertisements Saturday, with each painting a starkly different picture of the election. The new ads come as polls show a dead heat between the two candidates. According to RealClearPolitics, Clinton leads Trump nationwide on average 1.8 percentage points. The Clinton campaign released a 60-second spot featuring the Katy Perry song “Roar.” The ad features images of voters…

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More than 5.7 million have voted in Florida

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Democrats continue to hold a lead over Republicans in pre-election totals, fueled in large part by big turnout during the early voting period. State figures released Saturday morning show nearly 2.3 million Democrats and nearly 2.3 million Republicans have voted by mail or in person during the early voting period. Democrats have returned 7,280 more ballots than their GOP counterparts. Nearly 1.1 million no party affiliation voters have already voted. According to the Division of Elections, more than 5.7 million…

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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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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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Rick Scott says ‘there’s a clear choice’ in 2016 election

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With about a week until Election Day, Gov. Rick Scott remains confident Donald Trump come out on top. “I think Trump is going to win, and I think the reason he’s going to win is that there’s a clear choice,” he said following a stop in Fort Myers. “Even though we’ve added 1.2 million jobs since I got elected in 2010, it’s still the No. 1 issue in the country. He’s created jobs; he knows how to create jobs. She’s…

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