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David Jolly and Alan Grayson to debate in U.S. Senate race Monday

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Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will debate for Florida’s U.S. Senate race Monday in a format to be broadcast on the internet. The very existence of the debate, which Grayson and Jolly announced with no details March 1, is controversial because it features just one Republican of five major candidates and just one Democrat of at least two major candidates. And it has them facing off four months before anyone has a chance to become their parties’ nominees in…

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Donald Trump holds his own event as GOP rivals debate

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As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa’s kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own. Just 3 miles from the site of the final GOP presidential debate before voting begins, Republican front-runner Trump held what amounted to a cross between his typical rally and a fundraising telethon to benefit veterans. Between his usual talking points on issues like the country’s trade imbalance and media camera angles, Trump read out the names of…

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Democratic voters think Hillary Clinton “overwhelmingly” won debate, PPP survey says

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A Public Policy Polling survey of Democratic primary voters nationally who watched Saturday night’s debate finds that it reinforced Hillary Clinton’s front runner status. Viewers overwhelmingly think she won the debate, and particularly trust her over the rest of the Democratic field when it comes to issues of national security. Key findings from the survey include: Sixty-seven percent of voters think Clinton won the debate, to 20 percent for Bernie Sanders and 7 percent for Martin O’Malley. On a related…

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Salt Shaker Test applied to recent Viewpoint Florida polling

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When two highly regarded Florida-based firms join forces for research into voter attitudes, we have little choice but to take them and their findings seriously. In the case of Viewpoint Florida, two of Florida’s top-tier firms – Data Targeting (Pat Bainter and co.) and Public Concepts (Randy Nielsen and Rich Johnson) – have collaborated to “study and publish opinion data … important to all Floridians.” This week they released a poll of “likely Republican Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) voters in…

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GOP suspends partnership with NBC News for February debate

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The Republican National Committee says it’s suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties and won’t allow the network to co-host a presidential primary debate scheduled for February. The letter from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News chief Andrew Lack comes after this week’s heavily criticized debate on CNBC. Priebus says the CNBC debate did not focus on economic issues as promised, and that candidates were asked questions that “were inaccurate or downright offensive.” NBC News, in a…

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Ready to debate: A guide to the Democratic 2016 candidates

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The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it’s time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience. Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates. ___ HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Key features: Nearly everybody recognizes her. She’s the only candidate who’s lived in the White House already, as first lady. A quick sketch: — Daughter of a fabric store owner and…

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Democratic debate a breakout chance for Martin O’Malley, others

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Stuck far behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Martin O’Malley needs a breakout moment in the party’s first debate to catch up to the front-runners. And he knows it. “This will really be the first time that nationally voters see that there’s more than one alternative to this year’s inevitable front-runner, Secretary Clinton,” O’Malley said. “It’s a very, very important opportunity for me to not only present my vision for where…

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