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Jill Stein tells Tampa: ‘This is the perfect storm for a voter revolt’

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Dr. Jill Stein, the 66-year-old Green Party presidential candidate, brought her campaign to Tampa Wednesday night, where she spoke to a packed house in the second floor ballroom of the Cuban Club in Ybor City. Stein is currently averaging around 2.5 percent in the national polls, not that dissimilar to the 2.7 percent Ralph Nader ultimately earned in 2000. More than one political observer has noted the similar circumstances of that election and this one — comparing the lackluster enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton among some…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.27.16 – The ‘what difference does it make?’ debate

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Was it as good as you hoped it would be, America? For months, people have talked about how they could not wait to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle it out in their first presidential debate. We all know that excitement wasn’t because of Clinton’s sterling debate style. No, it was because of the unknown about how The Donald would perform. And … ? Let’s put it this way: Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, just said on MSNBC this morning that Clinton failed to deliver…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.15.16 — One less #NeverTrump option for president in Florida

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#NeverTrump conservatives in Florida have one less option to choose for president in November now. Evan McMullin, a 40-year-old former CIA official from Utah, has been proposed as a conservative alternative to Trump. He was the nominee of the Independent Party in Florida, but has been removed from the ballot by the Florida Division of Elections because the Independent Party is not a recognized national party by the Federal Elections Commission — a requirement of state law to get on…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump straight-up tied in Florida, says new Quinnipiac poll

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in tied in Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. The poll shows the two candidates dead even at 47 percent in a one-on-one matchup. With Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein added to the mix, the two remain tied at 43 percent each. Johnson gets 8 percent, and Stein is at 2 percent (all four candidates will be on the ballot in Florida). Perhaps most interestingly, Trump…

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Hillary Clinton supporters in St. Petersburg optimistic that if elected, she’ll be able to work with Republicans

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The polls are looking good for Hillary Clinton today, exactly three months before the general election. A Monmouth University national poll released Monday night shows that 46 percent of registered voters support Clinton, while 34 percent back Donald Trump. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets 7 percent and 2 percent back Jill Stein of the Green Party. At the Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Monday afternoon, several Clinton supporters said that Trump’s verbal excesses would continue to drag him down before November “He’s got…

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Bernie Sanders supporters emboldened after WikiLeaks takes down Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Bernie Sanders will address the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, with the expectation that he will give a “full-throated’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States. But from a small sampling of the hundreds of people who gathered at JFK Plaza in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon is any indication, his most fervent supporters aren’t taking any endorsement from their candidate as a mandate to not follow their conscious. “I’m voting for my…

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NBC News poll shows Hillary Clinton up by 7 points in Florida

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Two new polls released on Friday show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in Florida, just two days after a Quinnipiac University survey showed Trump leading Clinton in the Sunshine State. A NBC News-Wall Street Journal/Marist survey shows Clinton leading Trump, 44 percent to 37 percent. With third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein added to the mix, Clinton only loses two percentage points – staying on top of Trump, 41 percent to 36 percent. Johnson gets 7 percent, and the Green Party’s Stein is at 4 percent. Support for Trump among…

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