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Lincoln Chafee ends his presidential campaign

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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Friday he would end his quixotic Democratic presidential campaign after failing to gain traction against Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders. “After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today,” Chafee said at a women’s forum held by the Democratic National Committee. “But I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace.” Chafee delivered a widely panned debate performance…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.21.15 — Quitting Jim Webb

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Jim Webb announced yesterday that he is dropping his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I fully accept that my views on many issues are not compatible with the power structure and the nominating base of the Democratic Party,” Webb told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington. The current Democratic hierarchy, he said, “is not comfortable with many of the policies laid forth, and frankly I am not that comfortable with many of theirs.” Now before the meme begins…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.14.15 — HRC says she’s a progressive who can win

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Good morning from the Motel 6 on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. Okay, let’s get right into discussing last night’s Democratic rumble in Las Vegas. Experience matters. Although it’s been over seven years since she last engaged in a presidential debate, Hillary Clinton did battle it out with Barack Obama, John Edwards, Joe Biden and several other Democrats more than two dozen times in 2007-2008, and that experience showed last night in the first Democratic debate of the season. Sure, there…

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Ready to debate: A guide to the Democratic 2016 candidates

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The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it’s time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience. Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates. ___ HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Key features: Nearly everybody recognizes her. She’s the only candidate who’s lived in the White House already, as first lady. A quick sketch: — Daughter of a fabric store owner and…

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Democratic debate a breakout chance for Martin O’Malley, others

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Stuck far behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Martin O’Malley needs a breakout moment in the party’s first debate to catch up to the front-runners. And he knows it. “This will really be the first time that nationally voters see that there’s more than one alternative to this year’s inevitable front-runner, Secretary Clinton,” O’Malley said. “It’s a very, very important opportunity for me to not only present my vision for where…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.13.15 — Martin O’Malley’s moment?

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So, after the Republicans (led by Donald Trump) have seized the country’s attention with their presidential contest so far in 2015, the five Democrats (sans Joe Biden) running for president get their shot in a two-hour debate from Las Vegas on CNN at 9 p.m. Eastern. There will be some intriguing things to watch for — such as how Bernie Sanders will make his pitch for the black vote. A CNN/ORC poll in South Carolina released yesterday  was very troubling for…

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Jeb Bush gets ‘Skimmed’ for popular email news digest

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On Wednesday morning, Jeb Bush got “Skimmed.” The Republican presidential hopeful appeared on theSkimm, a daily email news digest featuring “Skimm Your Candidate,” a series of interviews with the 2016 White House aspirants patterned after a preliminary job interview. Skimm began in 2012 as daily email newsletters with fresh content produced by Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, two NBC News staffers who met at in Rome during college. The Daily Skimm now reaches an audience of more than 1.5 million…

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