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Ted Cruz promises smaller government, slams Donald Trump at Orlando rally

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Ted Cruz arrived in Central Florida for a rally Friday morning, joined by Fox News anchor Sean Hannity and former candidate Carly Fiorina, who recently endorsed the Republican White House hopeful. During a speech at the Faith Assembly of God megachurch in Orlando, the Texas senator doubled down on promises he’s been making on the campaign trail – smaller government, repealing Obamacare and helping small business. Between Cruz’s pitch to voters, he exchanged quips and banter with Hannity, decrying both fellow…

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Donald Trump says ads are coming to early-voting states

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s finally planning to put some money on the line while several of his rivals receive new attention and support. The billionaire businessman, who has so far relied on the news media to promote his unorthodox campaign, said in an interview Tuesday night on Fox News that his campaign will begin paid advertising soon in the first states to vote in the GOP nomination race. “We’re going to start some ads, I think, over…

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On Sean Hannity radio show, Marco Rubio refuses the bait to criticize Jeb Bush

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Marco Rubio played it cool throughout Thursday, as only a man who knows there is a real possibility of becoming his party’s nominee for president possibly could be. The 44-year-old Florida senator did numerous interviews throughout the day, fresh off the almost universal recognition that he was the standout in the 10-person field of candidates who participated in the third Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado. The most dramatic moment came early, when Jeb Bush attacked his protege for his spotty voting…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.23.15 — Friday follies

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Will Iowa voters be getting trashed again by Donald Trump today? (Or by one of his interns?) We saw the unprecedented action of a Trump apology yesterday, after he re-tweeted a tweet from one of his interns who wrote, “#BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa… Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? @realDonaldTrump #GOP“ That came after the first poll since mid-July where Trump wasn’t leading — in this case, a Quinnipiac survey that has Ben Carson up relatively big — 8 points — over…

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Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

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Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump‘s ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself. NBC’s “Meet the Press” had its biggest audience in more than a year for its Trump interview on Aug. 16, leading that show’s biggest competitors — ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’ “Face the Nation” — to feature phone interviews with…

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Marco Rubio nonprofit announces it’s raised $15.8 million

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Conservative Solutions Project, a nonprofit group supporting Marco Rubio, announced today that it has raised $15.8 million, which will allow it to extend its national cable ad featuring the Florida senator slamming the U.S.-Iran nuclear nuclear negotiations. That information came via a statement made by Pat Shortridge, the president of the Conservative Solutions Project. “Due to the overwhelming response to Conservative Solutions Project and our initial advertising campaign in opposition to President Obama’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, Conservative Solutions Project…

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Jeb Bush can’t satisfy anyone with his stances on immigration

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Although Jeb Bush’s moderate stances on immigration have been portrayed as a potential drag on his chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination, it’s immigration advocates who are speaking out critically today, his first full day as an official candidate for president. In Derry, N.H., Bush conducted a sit-down interview with Sean Hannity that will be broadcast later tonight on Fox News. When pressed by the conservative talk-show host that securing the southern border with Mexico should be his first action…

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