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Hillary Clinton now faces struggle to win back younger voters

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Standing in a line of thousands outside an arena at Colorado State University, Aleksandr Cronk contemplated the grim possibility that the man he was waiting to see, Bernie Sanders, may not make it to the November ballot and he’d have to decide whether to vote for Hillary Clinton. Like millions of young voters nationwide, Cronk has been electrified by Sanders’ longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Even as Clinton has racked up a commanding lead in the contest, she’s…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.16.16 – Time to stop penalizing indie voters in Florida

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Greetings from the EconoLodge in Tallahassee. A week ago in New Hampshire, tens of thousands of registered independents became Democrats or Republicans for a day (or more accurately, the time it took to cast their vote) so they could vote in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary election. Although some critics scoffed at how influential independents were in the actual vote, the more important fact is that state law in New Hampshire allows registered voters to become party members so they can…

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After Iowa, Donald Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

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With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. “It’s like the Revolutionary War,” joked Chiokadze as they made their way house to house along a Londonderry street, knocking on doors that were flagged by a smart-phone app and leaving long lines of footsteps in their wake. The 22-year-olds, out-of-state volunteers involved in politics for the first time, are on…

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Today on Context Florida: Assignment of benefits, primary Karma, human trafficking, dirty caucusing and water law facts

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Today on Context Florida: When consumers experience water damage unconnected to hurricanes, Alan Daley says they usually call a plumber, a roofing specialist or their insurance company to repair the damage. The plumbing or roofing contractor will probably suggest that the consumer assign the insurance benefits, so that payment for any work will go directly from the insurer to the contractor – a process known as “assignment of benefits” (AOB). Like in 49 other states across the U.S., the process is…

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Deep dive of Iowa results shows late deciders and evangelicals sided against Donald Trump

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Donald Trump made a late play for evangelical voters in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus, but he ultimately couldn’t wrest the group away from winner Ted Cruz, according to entrance polls taken at the start of Monday’s caucuses. The polls, conducted for national media including The Associated Press, also suggest that late-deciding Iowans trended toward Cruz and third-place finisher Marco Rubio, who almost nipped Trump for a surprise second. And perhaps the most perilous indicator for Trump: He got just one…

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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

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A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie. Donald Trump, uncharacteristically humble after a second-place Iowa finish, was headed for far friendlier territory in New Hampshire, where the billionaire firebrand had a commanding lead. Amid historically large turnout in Iowa, the unexpected benefactor…

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Donald Trump loaned $10 million to his campaign toward end of 2015

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Donald Trump‘s campaign filings show the billionaire Republican front-runner spent just $6.8 million in the final three months of last year. The outlay is less than half of what Ted Cruz, his nearest rival in the polls, spent during the same period. Early in his campaign, Trump said he was willing to spend $100 million of his own money to win the Republican nomination. But propelled by his ability to generate controversy and free media, the businessman turned presidential candidate…

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