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2016 Florida Presidential Preference Primary

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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Slow, steady voting reported throughout Central Florida

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Voters are hardly flocking to polls but supervisors of elections throughout Central Florida are saying the presidential primary flows have been steady and headed toward turnouts in the 40-50 percent range of eligible voters. There have been no serious lines and just a few technical glitches in Seminole and Orange counties, all minor and taken care of in short order, and no problems reported in Osceola or Lake counties, the supervisors reported. Perhaps more so than in any previous election,…

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Rick Scott prepared to talk economy, not endorsements

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When it comes to endorsing a 2016 presidential hopeful, Gov. Rick Scott is standing firm on his belief that it’s all about the economy. Talking points prepared by the governor’s office show that between Oct. 6 and Nov. 23, the governor was prepared to pivot to the economy when asked about the 2016 presidential race. The talking points, which were first reported by Gary Fineout’s The Fine Print blog, show Scott’s office also prepared to respond to questions about frontrunner…

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New polling from Associated Industries shows Donald Trump strong but “race still young”

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New polling shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sweeping primaries in Florida and early-vote state New Hampshire, and tying with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in South Carolina. The pollster, though, warns the “race is still young” and “there is still much room for movement for virtually all of the candidates.” More to the point, other focus-group surveys suggest Trump “may have hit his ceiling.” The polling of “likely” Republican voters was done this month by Associated Industries of Florida, one of the state’s premier business lobbies, for its…

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