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Martin Dyckman: Winner-take-all primary could backfire on Florida GOP

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The first Florida presidential primary that ever mattered was intended to enhance U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie’s campaign for the Democratic nomination. It dealt him a staggering defeat instead. Florida Republican leaders might want to consider that example before structuring next year’s primary as a winner-take-all clincher for former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. For the Republicans going into 2016, the field is even more volatile than it was for the Democrats in 1972. No assumption is safe.…

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