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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

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Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see…

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Eric Lynn dismisses Charlie Crist’s first fundraising report in CD13 race

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Charlie Crist informed the public on Monday that he has raised more than $500,000 in his first three months as a candidate in Pinellas County’s 13th Congressional District contest. “We’re about to report an historic first quarter for a non-incumbent, non-special election Democrat in Florida,” Crist said in an email sent out to supporters. The former Republican turned independent turned Democrat is challenging Eric Lynn, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration, for the Democratic nomination for Congress.…

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Eric Lynn receives endorsements in CD 13 race from 5 Pinellas Democratic Party chairs

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Although the field is far from complete, five of the seven Pinellas County Democratic Party district chairs have already decided they’ve seen enough of first-time Congressional District 13 candidate Eric Lynn to endorse him a full year before the Democratic primary vote in Pinellas County. Torrey Craig, Steve Sarnoff, Everett Paul, Bonnie Sklaren and Bonnie Agan all have endorsed Lynn in recent days. “I think they get the sense that they know that he’s committed to having a campaign that’s focused on…

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Eric Lynn’s campaign team includes high-profile Obama staffers

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CD 13 Democratic candidate Eric Lynn, the only declared candidate in the Pinellas County congressional race, announced his campaign team today, and it includes two nationally known figures who played important parts in getting Barack Obama elected president twice. Bill Burton and Anita Dunn from the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker have signed on to the campaign as Lynn’s media consultants. Burton has been acting as the press spokesperson role ever since Lynn got into the race. He was the national spokesman for…

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Eric Lynn off to hot start in Democratic CD 13 primary contest

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Until last week, Democrat Eric Lynn had keep an extremely low-profile since announcing this spring that he was aiming to defeat David Jolly in the CD 13 contest in 2016. Sources close to the 36-year-old former Defense Department adviser under Barack Obama said he was initially intent on establishing his bona fides as a serious candidate by concentrating on fundraising. That strategy is about to pay dividends in the short-term at least, as advisors to Lynn tell Florida Politics that he will soon…

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