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Donald Trump’s trap: GOP nominee can’t let go of perceived slights

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For Donald Trump, it’s become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can’t let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation. Trump spent the days after winning the Republican nomination criticizing a U.S. district court judge’s Mexican heritage. The morning after accepting the Republican nomination at the party’s convention, Trump re-litigated months-old grievances with primary rival Ted Cruz. Now, he’s sparring with an American Muslim family whose son was killed in…

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Large number of GOP senators skipping Donald Trump’s convention

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Sen. Steve Daines of Montana will be fly-fishing with his wife. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he has to mow his lawn (yes, he has one even in Arizona). Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will be traveling her state by bush plane. And Sen. John McCain of Arizona will be visiting the Grand Canyon, and joked that his friend Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would be coming along and might even fall in (just kidding, an aide later…

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Marco Rubio enters into joint fundraising committee with six other U.S. Senate candidates, including Rob Portman and Pat Toomey

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Marco Rubio will be one of seven U.S. Senate candidates benefit ting from a fundraiser by New York hedge-funder Paul Singer. What’s really interesting is that fundraiser is being held under the umbrella of the U.S. Senate Victory Committee, which was recently organized as a joint fundraising committee that will distribute funds to the seven Republicans who were identified on Federal Election Commission paperwork as participants in the venture. They are Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), a former state Attorney General; Rep.…

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USA Today: Charlie Crist Brightens GOP’s Senate Outlook

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From Susan Davis, USA Today: Charlie Crist’s entry in the Florida Senate race for 2010 gives Republicans a strong player on a field that again will be tilted in favor of the Democrats. After picking up six seats in 2006 and nine last year, Democrats have no coming retirements and hold only two seats in 2010 races that election analysts currently consider competitive. Republicans hold four seats in races that figure to be close. Counting the two independents who tend…

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