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Will Florida continue its 50-year streak of choosing the GOP nominee?

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Five delegate-rich states are casting ballots today in Republican primaries. If history is any indication, Florida is poised in 2016 to continue its long-running streak as the state which chooses the Republican Party nominee. Crunching the numbers, a Smart Politics analysis found Florida is one of just three states that backed the eventual Republican nominee in every presidential election cycle since 1956. The other two are Illinois and Kentucky. States voting on “Super Tuesday redux” are in the Midwest (Illinois,…

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AIF poll shows Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio by small margin

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Don’t call Florida for Donald Trump quite yet. Trump continues to lead in Florida, but that margin is shrinking, according to a new Associated Industries of Florida survey of likely Republican primary voters. Trump leads the GOP field with 34 percent, followed by Marco Rubio with 27 percent. Ted Cruz rounds out the Top 3 with 17 percent. The survey found Rubio is the most well liked among the top three Republican hopefuls. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they had…

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As Hillary Clinton expands Florida operations, GOP shifts focus to emails

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Hillary Clinton is expanding her operation in Florida, and with that comes increased scrutiny from the Republican Party of Florida and the Republican National Committee. The Clinton campaign opens a new organizing office in Miami Beach at 7 p.m. Monday. It will be the sixth the campaign has opened this month. “There isn’t a barrier too big for Hillary to tear down — and that’s why we’re organizing Miami-Dade by talking to our friends and neighbors about what’s at stake in…

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Donna Brazile: GOP divide could help Democrats in Florida, elsewhere

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Donna Brazile weighs in on Charlie Crist vs. Kendrick Meek vs. Marco Rubio: Harry Truman once said, “If you give the people a choice between a watered-down Republican and a Republican, they will choose the real thing every time.” Welcome to the 2010 midterm elections! Truman’s truism is a little ironic considering “watered-down Republican” Dwight David Eisenhower stomped, thrashed, thumped, and squashed the granddaddy of all “real” Republicans, Ohio’s Sen. Robert A. Taft, to win the 1952 Republican nomination. Not…

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