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Candidates no longer in prez race take 229K votes in primaries; Jeb Bush leads with 88K

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For Jeb Bush, his presidential aspirations may be over, but not in the hearts of many of his more strident supporters. For the primaries and caucuses in 2016, nearly a quarter-million votes have been cast so far for 11 of the 13 Republicans who have already exited the race, including Bush, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee. Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics analyzed the first two dozen early GOP contests, finding that more than 229,000 votes – almost 2…

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Jeb Bush says Marco Rubio’s record of accomplishments “is slim”

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Jeb Bush is looking to capitalize on a flub by a Marco Rubio supporter. In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, the former Republican governor said Rubio has accomplished little during his time in the Senate. The interview came just one day after Rick Santorum was unable to list one of Rubio’s accomplishments. “His record of accomplishment is slim,” said Bush. “He was the Speaker of the (Florida) House, and he did a fine job there. But every…

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New Jeb Bush ad uses Rick Santorum’s stumble to take a shot at Marco Rubio

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Jeb Bush is jumping on Rick Santorum’s inability to name an accomplishment of Marco Rubio, using the footage of in a new television advertisement. As first reported by CNN, the 60-second spot will start running in New Hampshire on Saturday. The advertisement features clips from an interview with Santorum on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday. During the interview, Santorum struggles to name something Rubio had done during his first term in the Senate. After showing about 30 seconds of Santorum…

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Rick Santorum struggles to name one of Marco Rubio’s Senate accomplishments

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One day after endorsing Marco Rubio, former GOP hopeful Rick Santorum hit the media circuit to explain why he backed the Florida senator. There was just one problem. When pressed by the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe to list one of Rubio’s accomplishments in the Senate, the Pennsylvania Republican appeared stumped. “You know, here’s what I would say about that.  My feeling on Marco is someone who has tremendous potential, tremendous gifts,” said Santorum during the interview with MSNBC Morning…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.4.16 – The field narrows

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Nashua, N.H. — Good morning from the Extended Stay America motel in Nashua, where it was an absolutely balmy 53 degrees at 5:30 a.m. It’s not, however, expected to get any warmer. No rain in the forecast (I don’t think) after a day that, well, if this were Florida, you’d have been hearing of severe flooding by lunchtime. By I digress. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum quit the race yesterday — er, “suspended” — their campaigns. Whatever. I’m genuinely disappointed…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.2.16 – Clinton 23 gets delegates, Sanders 21 in New Hampshire

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We’re on to New Hampshire, but first … Ted Cruz deserves plaudits for grinding out a great victory for himself in Iowa last night, but can he win enough delegates to earn the nomination? I maintain that he can’t and won’t, which makes Marco Rubio‘s strong third-place victory the big story going into the next week. Let’s look at the incredibly close results in the Democratic Primary. First off, Hillary Clinton is being called “the apparent victor” by every media…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.1.16 — Iowa, finally

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Good morning, everyone. While there will definitely be drama in awaiting the returns from Iowa tonight, I will argue right now that if Ted Cruz ekes out a victory, it won’t really mean all that much in the end. That’s a prediction, something I try to stay away from in — at least putting such statements in print (or in cyberspace). However, think about it: Iowa is a state that is designed for a guy like Cruz — heavy with religiously…

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