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Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

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Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party’s nomination. Not me, Carly Fiorina announced, dropping out of the campaign. A Chris Christie spokeswoman said his race was over, too. But a sizeable field remained. To the dismay of party leaders, all signs point to a drawn-out battle for delegates following Trump’s resounding victory in New Hampshire.…

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Bernie Sanders, John Kasich win 1st votes in tiny NH community

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Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday. Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville, while Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots. While that happened…

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Debate night: Donald Trump to rejoin rivals, Marco Rubio may feel heat

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An aggrieved Donald Trump was rejoining his Republican presidential rivals on the debate stage and hoping for a winning formula in New Hampshire, while the challenge for surging Marco Rubio was fending off attacks from other candidates. The debate Saturday night comes three days before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, a contest that will likely determine whether some contenders in an already shrinking field will move on or abandon their White House hopes. The billionaire Trump has enough money to stay…

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Democratic race down to just two: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders face off

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Their race newly energized, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential contest Thursday night in a tussle over their very political identities. The two candidates are sparring over who is the best standard-bearer for progressive values — and who can actually deliver on a liberal agenda of providing universal health care access, reducing income inequality, protecting worker rights and more. “Good ideas on paper are important, but you’ve got to be able…

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Poll: Jeb Bush rises to second place in New Hampshire

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Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field in New Hampshire, but a new poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Jeb Bush is in second place. Trump maintains a strong lead over his Republican opponents with 31 percent, according to a Harper Polling survey of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. Bush comes in second with 14 percent, followed by John Kasich at 12 percent. Marco Rubio is at 10 percent, while Ted Cruz is at 9 percent.…

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Jeb Bush goes after Donald Trump in 2-minute ad airing in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire residents better get comfortable. The newest Jeb Bush advertisement hitting the airwaves is a 2-minute spot taking aim at Donald Trump. According to the campaign, the spot, which was first seen on WMUR in New Hampshire, is meant to draw a contrast between Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with Bush’s record. “I am sick and tired of politicians that find way disparage people to make themselves look strong. It is not strong to insult women,” Bush is shown saying during…

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Quinnipiac poll: First-time voters help boost Donald Trump’s lead

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With hours to go before the first votes are cast, a new poll shows Donald Trump’s lead widening, due in large part to support from likely first-time caucus goers. Trump holds a 7 point lead over Ted Cruz, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning. Trump is at 31 percent, followed by Cruz at 24 percent. Marco Rubio holds his third place position with 17 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 8 percent. Trump leads Cruz 40 percent…

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