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St. Leo University Florida presidential poll out shows Donald Trump with 31% — Marco Rubio 15% — Jeb Bush 14%

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Donald Trump continues to lead in the GOP presidential race in Florida, according to a new poll released on Wednesday by St. Leo University Polling Institute. The NYC businessman is at 30.6 percent, up nearly 5 percent points from a similar survey conducted in October. Marco Rubio is in second place with 15 percent, a drop of over 6 points over the past two months. Jeb Bush is at 14.3 percent, a drop of 1 percent since October. Ben Carson slips to fourth…

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Bobby Jindal to be on Florida GOP ballot for president next year, but not George Pataki

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia delivered a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday with a list of 14 GOP presidential candidates who have qualified to be on the Florida presidential preference primary next March. The letter lists Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rand Paul (shown in photo signing forms in Orlando two weeks ago at the Sunshine Summit putting his…

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Ted Cruz soars to 2nd place behind Donald Trump in new Iowa poll

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Donald Trump leads in Iowa in a Quinnipiac poll released on Tuesday, but barely — and his closest competitor is not Dr. Ben Carson, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Trump narrowly leads Cruz, 25-23 percent, a doubling of support for Cruz since the last Quinnipiac poll in Iowa taken last month. Carson is third with 18 percent, and Marco Rubio is fourth with 13 percent. Rand Paul is next at 5 percent, then Jeb Bush at 4 percent. Carly Fiorina…

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New Bloomberg poll: Donald Trump 24%, Ben Carson 20%, Marco Rubio 12%

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A Bloomberg Politics poll released on Thursday morning shows Donald Trump continuing to lead the GOP race for president with 24 percent, followed up by Dr. Ben Carson at 20 percent. Marco Rubio continues his rise — the Florida Senator is now at 12 percent. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is fourth with 9 percent. Jeb Bush is next up with 5 percent, followed by Chris Christie at 4 percent, and then a four-way tie at 3 percent between Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Mike…

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Marco Rubio wins support of Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot

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Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot said Wednesday he will support Republican Marco Rubio for president, adding another prominent donor to the Florida senator’s endorsement list. “He’s clearly, in our opinion, the brightest of the bunch,” said VanderSloot, founder and chief executive of the health care products company Melaleuca. “He has a great understanding of what it takes to have a robust economy and he has a real firm grasp on international affairs.” VanderSloot said he plans to raise money for Rubio,…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz says GOP has gone too far in responses to Paris terrorist attacks

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accusing Marco Rubio and other Republicans of descending to the bottom of the barrel in their partisan responses to the Paris terrorist attacks. “This weekend our three Democratic candidates for president held a substantive conversation about keeping our country safe that remained serious and demonstrated respect for voters,” Wasserman Schultz said, referring to the Democratic presidential debate broadcast live on CBS on Saturday night from Des Moines. “In sharp contrast, Republican candidates for president…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.16.15 – A post 11/13 world?

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The rhetoric coming from the two-day cavalcade of Republican presidential candidates that took place in Orlando this past weekend changed halfway through due to the Paris terrorist attacks, but not as much as you might think. That’s because for many of the candidates, criticizing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton‘s foreign policy achievements/objectives has been the stock and trade of their message about why they’re running for president, because they see an America gone adrift, a country that lacks leadership. They just…

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