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Mitch Perry Report 9.6.16 — Enough nonsense about how “now” the presidential election campaign season begins

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My biggest fear of an approaching major storm living here in Tampa is losing electricity, with Florida still in full summer mode here in early September. That’s exactly what happened beginning last Friday in Tallahassee, and there were still some residential homes in North Florida as of yesterday still without power. Back here in Tampa, Hillary Clinton will give a speech on national security this afternoon, where we’re officially nine weeks away from the General Election, and the first day of our…

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Allies of Jeb Bush, John Kasich spar over military spending

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John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential rival, see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina and are trying to slow the Ohio governor’s momentum after a strong showing in New Hampshire. An outside group backing Bush has begun airing a television ad ahead of the Feb. 20 primary, using Kasich’s own words. It’s an effort to undermine Kasich…

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New Right to Rise ad says South Carolina voters should end the Donald Trump charade

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A new radio advertisement that takes a swipe at Donald Trump and his profanity laced speeches is set to begin airing in South Carolina. The 60-second spot — paid for by Right to Rise USA, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush —ponders whether Trump shares South Carolina voters’ values. The advertisement features snippets from Trump’s speeches, where he is heard using some salty language. Right to Rise bleeps out any profanity. “The time is now for South Carolina to end…

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Jeb Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

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Jeb Bush‘s supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he’s now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs. When 67-year-old Harrison Cass, Jr., of Waterloo, pledged to caucus for Bush Monday night, the former Florida governor jogged across a crowded town hall-style meeting to embrace him. “I give out hugs,” Bush said at the Cedar Falls event. “I’m from…

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Marco Rubio cutting back over $100,000 in advertising spending in New Hampshire

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Just as voters in the 2016 election cycle finally go to the polls, Marco Rubio is pulling advertising spending in two of the first three primary states. NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell reports that the Florida senator is cutting $102,000 from its television advertising buy in New Hampshire, and $32,000 from advertisements in South Carolina. The New Hampshire primary takes place in 12 days, and South Carolina votes Feb. 20. The new reduction in advertisement spending comes one week after the Rubio campaign…

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‘Super PAC’ supporting Jeb Bush attempts to crowdfund Super Bowl ad

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The super PAC supporting GOP hopeful Jeb Bush is asking donors to pitch in to fund a Super Bowl advertisement. On Friday, the New York Times reported Mike Murphy, the head or Right to Rise, urged donors in an email to contribute online to air an advertisement supporting Bush in New England during the Super Bowl. 
The Super Bowl is Feb. 7, two days before New Hampshire’s primary on Feb. 9. According to the New York Times, the email to…

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Jeb Bush defends his super PAC attacks against Marco Rubio

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Jeb Bush on Wednesday defended the multimillion-dollar TV ad campaign that his super PAC backing him has unleashed on Marco Rubio this week. Two new ads produced by the Bush super PAC Right to Rise that are airing in the early primary states depict Rubio as “just another Washington politician” who has repeatedly changed his mind on immigration. “Marco Rubio and his own campaign has attacked me, has attacked Ted Cruz, has attacked Chris Christie, so let’s don’t try to feel like that anybody’s a victim here,” Bush said on MSNBC’s…

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