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Barack Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Florida on Thursday

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Florida will be campaign central next week, as the race to Election Day approaches the final stretch. The Hillary Clinton campaign announced Friday that President Barack Obama will travel to South Florida next Thursday to campaign for Clinton. The president was scheduled to campaign in Miami earlier this month, but had to postpone his trip because of Hurricane Matthew. According to the Clinton campaign, Obama will urge Floridians to take advantage of in-person early voting, which begins Monday, Oct. 24. State…

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Anne Holton: ‘Registering voters is just crucial’

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There are 56 days until Election Day. Twenty-nine days until the voter registration deadline. And just 12 days until election officials put the first round of ballots in the mail. In Florida, where polls show a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, every vote matters. And with just a few weeks until the deadline to sign-up to vote nears, the Clinton campaign has deployed volunteers across the state — including in conservative Southwest Florida — to help turn…

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Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

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Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party’s upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process. As a result, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, announced Sunday she will step down as party chair at the end of the party’s convention. Bitterness and frustration among the more progressive wing came after some 19,000 emails were published on the website Wikileaks that suggested the Democratic National Committee played favorites during the primary, when Sanders fell short against…

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Hillary Clinton says veep pick Tim Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t

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Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality – “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” – at a boisterous rally ahead of next week’s Democratic National Convention. “He is qualified to step into this job and lead from Day One. And he is a progressive who likes to get things done,” Clinton declared at Florida International University. Kaine, a bilingual former Virginia governor, detailed his life…

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Self-assured, Tim Kaine brings a steady hand to Hillary Clinton ticket

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Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the nervous last-minute energy of political campaigns. It’s a ritual that’s so far served him well: He’s never lost a race in his rise from a part-time city council member in a medium-size city to Democratic vice presidential running mate. It’s also the…

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