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Campaign donors having second thoughts about Marco Rubio

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Just when Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio needs them the most, big-dollar contributors from the party’s wealthy main stream are having second thoughts about his future in the 2016 race. Fresh misgivings about Rubio’s path forward are the latest — and potentially the most debilitating — in a series of obstacles that threatens the Florida senator’s future in this rollercoaster Republican campaign. “Super Tuesday came and Rubio didn’t do as well as some of us hoped. So people are saying,…

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Already eyeing general election, Jeb Bush builds data operation

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Months before the first primaries, Jeb Bush and his allies are building a data-driven operation to turn out voters in the general election much later — spending heavily on the assumption he will overcome his sluggish start and win the Republican presidential nomination. It’s a strategy aimed at avoiding a 2016 repeat of the GOP’s glaring deficiencies in using technology to get their supporters to vote four years ago. But it’s already hit a roadblock. Bush and his advisers have…

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