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Voting went well in Florida — except for premature release of results

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Primary voting ran smoothly in Florida Tuesday, for the most part, but Secretary of State Ken Detzner said he had already contacted legal authorities about the release of returns in Broward County before the polls closed. “It’s unacceptable that the results were released prior to the polls closing,” Detzner said during a news conference in Tallahassee. “We have referred this breach to the state attorney and the sheriff of Broward County.” He had not yet spoken to Broward Supervisor of Elections…

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Tom Jackson: Maybe if we thought of primaries as playoffs …

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The impression I get is people have the wrong idea about primary elections. To apply a sports analogy, people — I’d call them voters, except they’re plainly not — think of primaries as the exhibition season. This is not without solid foundation. I mean, they do sort of look like the preseason. Starry-eyed unknowns hoping to take down the veteran; once-storied hotshots looking for one last hurrah. (I’m looking at you, Jim Norman.) And the way we treat it, it’s…

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Florida, Ohio primary watch: Marco Rubio seeks survival, Hillary Clinton momentum

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Five more states chime into the rambunctious campaign 2016 conversation on Tuesday, and no one’s listening with greater interest than Marco Rubio and John Kasich, both of them desperate to win their home states and avoid being flattened by Donald Trump‘s steamroller. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is out to reclaim momentum after Bernie Sanders rocked her with a Rust Belt upset in Michigan. A look at what to watch for in Tuesday’s voting: THE TIMELINE The evening’s first…

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Email Insights: Marco Rubio’s team tells Floridians to let them know if there’s problems at the polls

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Problems at the polls? Marco Rubio’s team wants to know. In an email to supporters on Thursday, the Rubio campaign told voters to let the campaign’s legal team know if they “encounter any problems or delays” when casting a vote. “Tomorrow, polls will open across Florida, and you will have your chance to make sure that it’s a great day for Marco,” campaign officials said in an email Thursday. “Unfortunately, the last few weeks have been marred by reports of…

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Donald Trump targets Marco Rubio’s friendship with Ralph Arza and David Rivera in new ad

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A new Donald Trump ad is hitting Marco Rubio for his relationships with two controversial allies. Trump tweeted out the advertisement on Wednesday afternoon. The 30-second video features pictures of Rubio with former Ralph Arza and David Rivera. Both men have been shrouded in controversy, but Rubio has remained friends with them. Arza resigned from the Florida House in 2006 after using a racial slur; while Rivera has faced several ethical issues over the years. According to Tampa Bay Times,…

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Today on Context Florida: RNC money pitch, grown-up conversations, the next big thing, better readers & leaders and the Florida GOP primary

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Today on Context Florida: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, just asked Tony Parker, the RNC treasurer, to get in touch with Linda Cunningham. Yeah, he did. She got the letter in the mail this week. Had a handwritten note from Tony himself, promising that if Cunningham would send him a pledge for $35-$50, he’d personally tell good old Reince that she anteed up the dough. Tony made it really easy; included a charge card form and all. He…

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