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Cash flow could be issue for 4 GOP contenders seeking boost from New Hampshire

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Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz,  just when they’re about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will show who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. For Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich, the aim is a strong showing in New Hampshire on Feb. 9 that power-boosts them deep into primary season. Marco Rubio‘s imperative is to…

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Stage set for chaos as New Hampshire primary looms

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Uncertainties are mounting in New Hampshire as Republican presidential candidates fail to sway the state’s many fence-sitters one way or the other, despite months of outreach by the various campaigns. More than 40 percent are not registered with any political party, giving them the power to choose which party they’d like to vote with come Feb. 9. Seeking to emerge as the establishment contender against billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, four of those candidates — John Kasich,…

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Granite State paper, grassroots organizers force Feb. 4 Democratic debate outside DNC

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Another televised Democratic presidential debate is now planned for New Hampshire next week, organized outside the usual coordination of such debates by the Democratic National Committee. The Feb. 4 prime-time debate will be held five days before that state’s primary, and is expected to include all three Democratic candidates. Hosted by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, the event will be broadcast on MSNBC and moderated by MSNBC personalities Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, the Union Leader announced Tuesday afternoon. Some details…

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In new advertisement, Jeb Bush turns his attention to jobs

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Jeb Bush is talking about jobs in a new advertisement hitting the airwaves in New Hampshire this week. The 30-second spot — dubbed “Jobs” — is slated to rotate into the campaign’s New Hampshire ad buy on Wednesday. The advertisement, as first reported by James Pindell’s Ground Game on Tuesday morning, focuses on Bush’s jobs record. “If we build the best possible business climate, no one can compete with the United States,” Bush is seen saying in the new ad.…

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Poll: Support for Donald Trump remains strong

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Donald Trump may have the best chance of getting elected president, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The poll found 56 percent of Republican-leaning voters said Trump had the best chance of getting elected in November 2016, followed by  Ted Cruz with 17 percent. No other candidate cracked double digits when asked which Republican candidate had the best chance of winning in November. The poll, released Tuesday, shows Trump leads the Republican field with 37 percent support. Cruz…

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Marco Rubio in new advertisement: Hillary Clinton is “disqualified” from being president

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Hillary Clinton isn’t qualified to be president. That’s the assertion Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign is making in a new television advertisement airing in New Hampshire and South Carolina. The 30-second spot — called “Disqualified” — features clips from the Fox Business debate last week. During the spot, Rubio says that Clinton is “disqualified from being commander in chief of the United States.” New evidence just points to one thing → Hillary Clinton has disqualified herself from the presidency. https://t.co/adQSLNkUum —…

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Marco Rubio betting on a long-haul strategy to win nomination

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Under pressure to emerge as the Republican mainstream’s presidential contender, Sen. Marco Rubio is increasingly relying on a national strategy as he lowers expectations for February’s primary contests. He’s betting big that Republican voters across the political spectrum will ultimately coalesce behind his candidacy in the state-by-state slog for delegates his team envisions for the months ahead. It’s a strategy fraught with risk for Rubio, who’s still fighting to break out among the pack of candidates looking up at New…

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