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Democrats not willing to spend on Florida race, aiding Marco Rubio

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is getting help from an unlikely quarter as he campaigns for re-election: The Democratic Party. The party’s Senate committee this week abandoned Rubio’s Democratic rival, Rep. Patrick Murphy, yanking advertising off the expensive airwaves of the Sunshine State and sending the money to competitive races in smaller states where fundraising dollars go farther. The decision leaves Murphy, who’s raised only about one-third as much as Rubio in recent months, largely on his own. And it has…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.28.16 — Our bodies, our politicians

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During the first half-hour or so of Monday night’s presidential debate, there was plenty of chatter on Twitter on what appeared to be a case of the sniffles being suffered by Donald J. Trump. Former Vermont governor and NBC News commentator Howard Dean speculated it might have to do with cocaine use. “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?” he tweeted, which has now gotten him into a lot of hot water. Now, I’m not going to spin a few words about the…

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Hillary Clinton campaign raced through $50 million last month

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Hillary Clinton spent $645,000 more a day than her opponent Donald Trump last month, but even with her $50 million campaign outlay, she has not been able to pull away from him in the race for the White House. Clinton’s campaign had its most expensive month to date in August, eclipsing its previous monthly high by more than $12 million. And combined, Clinton and the national Democratic Party paid out $78 million in August, while Trump and the Republican National…

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Hillary Clinton has more cash; Donald Trump forgives loans

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart’s operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election. Republican nominee Donald Trump also zeroed-out more than $47 million in personal loans he’s made to his own campaign since last year. Trump and the Republican Party, which officially selected Trump as its White House contender Tuesday, had $41 million cash on hand compared with…

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Priorities USA launches ‘Stop Trump/Stop Hate’ campaign

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The super PAC backing Hillary Clinton is focusing on millennials with a new multi-million dollar ad campaign. Priorities USA launched its Stop Trump/Stop Hate campaign this week. The campaign is aimed at millennial voters — typically those voters between the ages of 18 and 34 — in key swing states, including Florida. The committee launched the campaign Thursday with a 30-second spot called “Dante.” The advertisement is backed by a $500,000 ad buy and will run on pre-roll, Facebook, Instagram…

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New Priorities USA ad targets Donald Trump for mocking people with disabilities

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The super PAC backing Hillary Clinton’s bid for president is out with a new advertisement taking aim at Donald Trump and his controversial comments about people with disabilities. The 60-second spot is set to begin airing in seven states, including Florida, Ohio and Virginia, this week. The advertisement kicks off $20 million ad buy by Priorities USA, the political committee backing Clinton. The $20 million ad buy runs through the convention. The advertisement — called “Grace” — features the Glaros…

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Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC targets Donald Trump in new advertisements

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Here comes the barrage of political ads. Priorities USA, a super PAC backing Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, released two campaign advertisements Monday targeting Republican Donald Trump. Both spots aim to cast Trump in an anti-woman light. In the first ad, Trump is shown speaking at a rally and saying “nobody respects women more than Donald Trump, that I can tell you.” The 30-second spot, called “Respect,” then goes on to show clips of Trump speaking about abortion restrictions and describing Megyn…

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