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Pam Bondi to join Donald Trump transition team executive committee

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There will be Florida input on the Donald Trump transition team, with Attorney General Pam Bondi named as a member of the transition team’s executive committee. The team will be chaired by VP-elect Mike Pence, with campaign surrogates Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Gen. Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, and Sen. Jeff Sessions as vice-chairs. “I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on Day 1, grow our economy,…

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Donald Trump Jr. to tailgate before Florida/Georgia game

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As “yuuuge” as the “World’s Biggest Cocktail Party” (i.e., the Florida/Georgia game) is in Jacksonville, the tailgate scene may be even bigger for GOP partisans. Donald Trump Jr. will tailgate with the Republican Party of Duval County Saturday at noon. The so-called FL/GA Victory Tailgate will be on the sidewalk between Lots J and M outside of EverBank Field. Trump will be joined by CD 4 candidate John Rutherford, Sen. Aaron Bean, and other politicians, including some Georgia representation and other Jacksonville pols who…

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Unlike first, second debate doesn’t set viewership record

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An estimated 66.5 million people watched the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, down from the record-setting audience who saw their first match but on par with the Obama-Romney contests four years ago. The first debate reached a total of 84 million viewers, more than for any other presidential debate on record, the Nielsen company said on Monday. The previous record of 80.6 million had been set for the only debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in…

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Hillary Clinton airing thousands of positive ads while Donald Trump silent

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It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the television to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month. Meanwhile, anyone flipping through the channels looking for positive ads about Donald Trump would be disappointed: He hasn’t yet put up a spot appealing to November voters, and groups supporting him have been similarly silent. The lopsided commercial airwaves show the presidential candidates have drastically different views of the…

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