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Bob Buckhorn says Hillary Clinton is wrong in opposing the TPP

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Bob Buckhorn is very keen on getting Hillary Clinton elected. He traveled to New Hampshire this past winter to campaign for her, and has been front-and-center at the three campaign events she’s held in Tampa during this election cycle. Yet when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership, Buckhorn says both Clinton and Donald Trump are dead wrong in opposing the controversial free trade pact. “I think they’re both wrong,” the Tampa Mayor told RealClearPolitics’ Tom Bevan in a lunchtime discussion held at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel…

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Hillsborough GOP Chair Deb Tamargo says media strays on covering presidential race because of “sexier” issues

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While some Republicans are jumping off the Donald Trump train with just four weeks until Election Day, Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee Chair Deb Tamargo says the calls coming into her office on Monday supported the GOP presidential nominee, and were critical of Paul Ryan. The Speaker of the House told Congressional Republicans Monday they should feel free to stop supporting Trump if they felt it would improve their electoral prospects. Although the conventional wisdom among political observers says Trump more than held his own in the second debate on Sunday night…

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Sabato’s Crystal Ball ranking moves Marco Rubio to second place

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In the race for the White House, still a year and a half away, Florida is opening up as the critical Electoral College prize in 2016. Although much can still happen in the presidential contest, Sabato’s Crystal Ball writers Geoffrey Skelley, Kyle Kondik, and Larry Sabato find it increasingly clear: for the GOP to win 270 or more electoral votes, it must include Florida. As Republicans eye the Florida prize, it seems appropriate that the two top-tier hopefuls in Crystal…

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Charlie Crist’s indy bid hurting Kendrick Meek more than Marco Rubio

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Republicans furrowing their brows over the Florida Senate race should try smiling instead, says the National Review: Calling Crist’s support among these Democrats “a proverbial house of cards,” Coker opined that it’s “very questionable whether or not these party and race numbers can hold up over the next six months unless the national Democratic party and its leaders (including President Barack Obama) throw Meek under the bus.” Worse, “when you see that more than half of Crist voters are Democrats, that’s…

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