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A month into presidency, Donald Trump prepares for a campaign rally

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President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida — 1,354 days before the 2020 election. The unusually early politicking follows a pattern: Trump filed his paperwork for re-election on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day. By comparison, President Barack Obama didn’t make his re-election bid official with the Federal Election Commission until April 2011. Huge rallies were the hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign. He continued to do them, although with smaller crowds, throughout the early part of…

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In Tallahassee, Tim Kaine’s ‘Rattler strike’ needs some work

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Give Tim Kaine credit for at least attempting Florida A&M University‘s “Strike, Strike, and Strike Again” chant. The Democratic vice-presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Virginia stopped by the campus of Tallahassee’s historically black university Friday afternoon. He greeted several hundred students, donning a green FAMU cap and giving his best approximation of the Rattler Strike, which involves jamming two crooked fingers (the “fangs”) in the air. The school’s sports teams are named the Rattlers because “when the school relocated to…

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