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Donald Trump, brash New Yorker, picks up Southern campaign

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Donald Trump is a brash New Yorker who knows the path to the Republican presidential nomination runs through a swath of Southern states where residents pride themselves on graciousness and gentility. He leads many state polls in the region just as he does nationally. In the last few weeks he’s hired staff members in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia to go along with staff in South Carolina, which hosts the South’s first primary. “It’s almost like we’re running…

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Marco Rubio cashed out retirement before presidential run

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Sen. Marco Rubio cashed out most of his retirement savings while preparing to launch his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, records released Friday show. Rubio, 43, sold six retirement funds in September 2014 for $68,241.09, according to his personal financial disclosure statement. He made the sale even though he apparently had ample cash in the bank: He reported between $100,000 and $250,000 in a checking account and between $50,000 and $100,000 in a money market account at the end…

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Election 2012: Mitt Romney early overwhelming favorite in Florida

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From Public Policy Polling: Mitt Romney is the early favorite for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination among the party’s voters in Colorado and Florida. Romney also led recent polls in New Mexico and Texas, and was second behind Mike Huckabee in both Georgia and North Carolina. Sarah Palin has not had the lead in any of the six states we’ve polled over the last month. Florida’s the first really important stop on the GOP calendar that we’ve looked at, and…

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