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Mitch Perry Report for 8.3.16 – How many GOP candidates still “not there yet” on Trump?

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New York Representative Richard Hanna yesterday became the first Republican in Congress to say that not only could he not support Donald Trump for president (he said that months ago), but he now says he’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton in the fall. “While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton,” Hanna wrote in an op-ed. I will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good American who loves his country is…

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Activists deliver box of flip-flops to Marco Rubio’s Tampa district office

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If Marco Rubio and his staffers in Tampa and Miami decide to hit the beach this holiday weekend, they’ll be well stocked in footwear. Activists in both cities descended up the Florida senator’s district offices today to deliver a boxful of flip-flop sandals to his office, an obvious reference to his decision last week to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, after telling everyone for over a year that he was done with that institution. “We just wanted to highlight these issues that…

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Rick Scott schedules national media blitz for Thursday

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Rick Scott‘s spot on Morning Joe last week may not have gone so well, but Thursday finds the Florida Governor up and down the cable dial. His morning started with hits on Fox and Friends and CNBC’s Squawk Box before afternoon spots with Neil Caputo on Fox News and Jake Tapper on CNN. Scott’s interest to national media may have something to do with his endorsement of Donald Trump. “I’m asking all Republicans today to come together and begin preparing to win the general election…

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Today on Context Florida: Going nuts, blind ambition, mendacity in the morning, disavowing Duke and no joy in Mudville

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Today on Context Florida: The “establishment” of the Republican Party is going nuts, says Dan Gelber. Donald Trump is leading a hostile takeover of their party and they — the Koch brothers, Glenn Beck, the National Review, George Will and every other self-professed conservative thinker — don’t know what do to about it. First, they ignored him. Then they laughed at him. But now that Trump is on the verge of winning the nomination, the party leaders are frantically trying to…

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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio scrambling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Super Tuesday

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Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continue to swing at Donald Trump ahead of the Super Tuesday presidential primaries that could help the Republican front-runner expand his delegate lead in an increasingly caustic nomination fight. From Rubio mocking “Hair Force One” to Cruz dismissing Trump’s wealth as a result of “picking the right Daddy” and suggesting the billionaire has business ties to the Mafia, the two first-term senators have unleashed a personal and policy-based barrage. And they’re using the Sunday talk…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.26.15 – Iowa

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the working week. Well, we’re 98 days until the Iowa caucuses, a political lifetime away, right? Well, yes and know. The trend there had been set, but that turned upside down last week when Ben Carson swooped over Donald Trump in two polls taken from the Hawkeye State. Now, I know this is anecdotal, but check out this New York Times story by Trip Gabriel about why Iowans like the retired pediatric neurosurgeon. “He is kind…

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Donald Trump says #CNNDebate was unfair to other candidates

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As a nod to his new “Humble” nickname, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday said the previous night’s candidate debate was “a little bit unfair to a lot of other people, frankly.” “I thought I was on too much,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “I felt badly for everybody else. Every question had to do with me … I mean, everything was about Trump …. “And then they go into this debate and there was split screens all…

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