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Debate another chance for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz to try to slow Donald Trump

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Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz head into Thursday’s Republican debate eager to seize one last chance to slow Donald Trump‘s momentum before next week’s Super Tuesday mega-round of voting. The situation is likely more dire for Trump’s rivals than they’re publicly letting on. Rubio and Cruz so far have shown little willingness to take on the former reality television star when the national spotlight shines brightest. But that may well change Thursday night, in the ninth GOP debate of the…

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Jeb Bush lauded at Tenn. GOP event, but will state vote follow?

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The speakers at the Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser over the weekend took turns heaping praise on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the keynote speaker at the annual Statesmen’s Dinner. While Gov. Bill Haslam and Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker stopped short of an official endorsement of the likely presidential candidate, their comments did more than hint that they would welcome his entry into the race. “If we want to win the presidency we’re going to have to appeal to…

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