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It’s likely to be a close election in Florida, again

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Another close election in Florida? Count on it. Through Friday, 2,268,663 Democrats and 2,261,383 Republicans had cast ballots by mail or at early voting sites – a difference of 7,280 in favor of Democrats. Overall, more than 5.7 million Floridians have voted, or nearly 45 percent of those registered. That far surpasses 2012 totals, when 4.8 million Floridians cast ballots before Election Day. As early voting was set to end in 51 of Florida’s 67 counties Saturday, Hillary Clinton and…

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Donald Trump talks up his support from blacks and Latinos in Tampa speech

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Looking over the thousands of adoring fans who had waited for hours to see him speak, Donald Trump kicked off his 50-minute speech at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Saturday morning by comparing his audience to Hillary Clinton’s campaign appearance with two of the biggest celebrities in America on Friday night in Cleveland. “We don’t need Jay Z to fill up arenas,” he said as the crowd cheered. “I actually like Jay-Z but you know, the language last night? Ohhhh. Ohhhhh.” According to press reports, the famed…

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Tim Kaine, Jon Bon Jovi to appear Saturday at State Theatre in St. Pete

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Get ready to rock the vote, St. Petersburg. Jon Bon Jovi is scheduled to perform during a get out the vote rally at the State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on Saturday. The concert is part of the Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Love Trumps Hate” performance series, and is meant to rally support for Clinton ahead of Tuesday’s election. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, is also scheduled to attend the rally. The St. Petersburg event will cap off his…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.19.16 — Will Chris Wallace find debate fodder in WikiLeaks?

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Chris Wallace has been laying low over the past week, bypassing his normal turn as host of Fox News Sunday as he prepared to host tonight’s final presidential debate from the Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Las Vegas campus (though a photo of his mug continues to be prominently featured on virtually every Fox broadcast). Like any solid reporter, he’s undoubtedly been hunkered down preparing the best questions to pose to the candidates tonight. But let’s be honest. He’s also…

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Jon Bon Jovi to hold GOTV event for Hillary Clinton in Tampa on November 5

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Eight years ago, comedian Chris Rock cracked jokes in East Tampa on the Saturday before the election to drive out voters to support Barack Obama three days later. This time around, rocker Jon Bon Jovi will be performing in Tampa, trying to entice voters to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday the New Jersey musician — best known these days for his performance in ads for DIRECTV — will host a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for Clinton’s “Love Trumps Hate”…

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Hillary Clinton aims to raise just the right amount for ’16 campaign

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The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Plaza Hotel, Jon Bon Jovi at home in Jersey. So, too, are the Democratic Party’s wealthiest donors, from a Facebook co-founder to the heiress of a brewing fortune. Yet even as Clinton picks up the pace of fundraising this month, the front-runner for her party’s presidential nomination is holding back in some ways — a “just enough” strategy that her supporters say…

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