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Marco Rubio’s Iowa lessons: Being a meme does not help a presidential campaign

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Marco Rubio learned one lesson this week: being a meme is not good for a presidential campaign (or serious politics). While campaigning in Iowa this week, the hapless Florida senator was making a traditional campaign appearance at the Iowa State Fair, joined by most other GOP presidential contenders. On the way, Rubio felt a need for some man-of-the-people populism, by tossing a football with a few local constituents. In retrospect, it might not have been the best idea – despite…

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Details emerge about Jeb Bush’s late-summer fundraising schedule

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Now that the traditional Iowa State Fair food fest and political cattle call has concluded, Republican candidate Jeb Bush released his late-summer fundraising schedule. The former governor will be launching a busy multi-state tour through September 15. According to the National Finance Calendar obtained by Florida Politics, Bush and family members – including his brother, former President George W. Bush — will appear at a variety of meet-and-greet receptions starting Tuesday. The tour will include stops in Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, Alabama,…

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