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Robbie Mook says Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in early balloting in Florida by 170,000 votes

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Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 170,000 ballots in Florida heading into the final weekend of early voting. That’s what Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook said on a conference call Friday afternoon. In comparison, Mook said that on the Friday before Election Day in 2012, Barack Obama was losing to Mitt Romney in Florida by 15,000 votes. The president went on to defeat Romney in the Sunshine State by less than one percentage point. Political scientists have stated that there is no way that Trump can win the White…

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Janet Cruz says she believes Florida Democrats can flip 6 House seats this fall

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Florida Republicans dominate state government in Tallahassee, and in the state House, it’s not even close. Yet incoming House Minority Leader Janet Cruz says that she “conservatively” believes that the Democrats can flip  six seats this coming fall, and just as importantly, retain that number in 2018, beginning their journey to finally getting close to parity in the GOP-controlled chamber. “So we build six seats now,” Cruz told the audience who gathered early Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia for…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.28.16 — Hillary’s turn

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President Barack Obama certainly set the bar high for Hillary Clinton‘s acceptance speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention, but most fair-minded people will know that going in. Even his harshest critics acknowledge that Barack Obama is one of the finest orators our nation has ever had in the White House, and the grading curve should be different from everyone else. But by this point, it should be obvious about what we’re going to hear tonight — a healthy dose of optimism about this country,…

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Robbie Mook wants Florida Democrats to open their homes for campaign staffers

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The man who will be nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, made a surprise impromptu appearance before the Florida Democratic Delegation breakfast on Wednesday. Unfortunately, this reporter didn’t see any of it, and doesn’t have any quotes to offer you. A massive slowdown on I-95 South going into downtown Philadelphia delayed the commute — but I actually wasn’t late. Kaine showed up before the 8:30 a.m. starting time, before making the rounds…

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Bob Buckhorn, Rick Kriseman endorse Hillary Clinton for president

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Coming as absolutely no surprise, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Friday. “As Mayor of the City of Tampa I am honored to support Hillary. Her proven track-record as Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady has given her the background she needs to continue fighting for America’s children and families,” Buckhorn said with a prepared statement. “Nobody is better prepared to be the President of the United States and as the father of two daughters I…

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Karl Nurse says Hillary Clinton needs to respond to Bernie Sanders challenge on financial reform

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Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give an address on Wall Street oversight on Monday, and Karl Nurse says it can’t come quick enough. The St. Petersburg City councilman attended a V.I.P. reception for Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in Tampa last month, and said he learned that the Democratic candidate for president would be giving two major speeches in the next few weeks — one on economic policy, and one about Wall Street. Nurse said he’s been observing the large crowds that Vermont Independent…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.30.15 Chris Christie wants to ‘tell it like it is’ — But will anyone be listening?

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Welcome to Tuesday, June 30th — also known as the last day you’ll be receiving annoying fundraising emails for… at least a few more days. Yes, it’s the end of the fiscal second quarter, and candidates are flooding email boxes of those even marginally involved in politics to an all-time annoying level. Meanwhile, Chris Christie is choosing this day to do what his entire political career has led to — running for the highest office in the land. #TellingItLikeItIs is…

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