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Rick Scott-led pro-Donald Trump super PAC struggles, scales back

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Rebuilding America Now, the Rick Scott-run super PAC intended to be the main advertising support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid, is struggling after the departure of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. CNN is reporting that individuals associated with Rebuilding America are beginning to worry as donors ignore repeated pleas for last-minute cash. At first, the super PAC was imagined as a force to compete with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s $100-million-plus operation. Now, Scott and others are scaling back operations, instead focusing…

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Donald Trump makes first ad buys in battleground states, including Florida

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With his new leadership team promising a sharper message, Donald Trump on Thursday moved to invest nearly $5 million in battleground state advertising. The investment over the coming 10 days in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania marks the Republican presidential contender’s first major general election expenditures in the swing states, which are considered critical to his narrowing path to the White House. The advertising plans, confirmed by Kantar Media’s political ad tracker, come a day after Trump announced another…

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Rick Scott to chair Donald Trump Super PAC

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Scott announced Wednesday that he would start raising money and work on behalf of Rebuilding America Now. Scott is a multi-millionaire businessman who jumped into politics in 2010 when he first ran for governor. He has spent roughly $85 million of his own money on his two races. He said in an interview with Fox News that Rebuilding…

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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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