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Bob Dole joins Jeb Bush campaign

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Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is endorsing Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the 2016 GOP candidate’s chairman for veteran outreach. “I consider nearly all the Republican candidates to be my friends, but I have determined that Jeb Bush is the most qualified,” Dole said in a statement issued out by the Bush campaign on Wednesday morning. “Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country — from the anemic economy…

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History shows Marco Rubio resignation would be rare event

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s editorial on Wednesday that called on Marco Rubio to resign “and not rip us off” ignited a number of others to follow suit. It came as Rubio has continued to miss votes in the upper chamber of Congress while on the campaign trail and unapologetic about it. Instead, he’s indicated he doesn’t even really like the job. Historical precedent, though, indicates  that if Rubio quit, it would be the exception to usual presidential politics. On his…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.28.15 – Pressure grows on Rubio to leave U.S. Senate

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As he continues to pile up missed votes, Marco Rubio hasn’t been shy about the fact that he can’t stand the U.S. Senate. Fine, say his critics. Resign and let someone else do the job instead. This morning the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is calling for Rubio to step down in their lead editorial. If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it. Let us elect someone who wants to be there and earn an…

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Jeb Bush has made $29 million since leaving the Florida Governor’s Mansion

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He may not be as rich as Carly Florina or Hillary Clinton, but Jeb Bush has done quite well for himself since leaving government nine years ago. And before then as well. The former Florida Governor posted the past 33 years of tax returns on his website on Tuesday afternoon, a total of 1,150 pages. It’s considered to be the highest number of tax returns ever presented to the American public, more than the 30 years of returns that Bob Dole presented 20 years…

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Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax returns later today

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Jeb Bush is about to release 33 years of his tax returns on his website late this afternoon. Fox News’ Carl Cameron broke that news on Fox and Friends this morning. That’s a record for transparency when it comes to tax returns. The previous record was held by Bob Dole, the GOP presidential nominee 20 years ago. He provided 30 years of returns in 1995. But it’s a dramatic departure from the Republican Party’s last presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, who initially indicated that he wasn’t going…

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Donald Trump leading Marco Rubio in Suffolk University New Hampshire poll

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Winning New Hampshire doesn’t determine anything when it comes to winning the Republican presidential nomination. If that were the case, Pat Buchanan would have been the nominee in 1996, and John McCain the party’s standard bearer in 2000. But they weren’t. Both Bob Dole and George W. Bush rallied from their stunning early losses to capture the nomination for president. But having said that, Marco Rubio can’t be too pleased to see that a new Suffolk University Poll released on…

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The Representatives from K-Street

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“Members of this Shadow Congress — not all of whom are registered lobbyists — hail from 41 of 50 states (Texas has the most, with 17) and they’re almost as likely to be Democrats as Republicans. Some, like Tom Daschle and Bob Dole, were powerful congressional leaders, whose presence on K Street has drawn scrutiny in the past. But far more are low-profile back-benchers we’d never heard of and we doubt you had either:“ TPM’s Justin Elliot and Zachary Roth…

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