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Florida GOP Chair Blaise Ingoglia says ‘shadow’ Donald Trump vote in Florida is real

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The conventional wisdom in Florida is that the Hillary Clinton campaign has created a much more robust infrastructure in the state compared to the Donald Trump campaign. There are now 82 Hillary For America/Florida Democratic Party field offices in the state, dozens more than the Trump campaign. Clinton and her allies have spent more than $50 million on television advertising, while Trump has spent around $30 million. But Blaise Ingoglia, the always-fiery Republican Party of Florida chair, disputes the notion that the…

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Hillary Clinton’s Florida campaign headquarters will be based in Tampa

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More details are emerging regarding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Florida. According to a memo from Craig Smith with Hillary for America, the campaign’s Florida headquarters will be in Tampa, though a specific site has not been announced as of yet. Though rumors had circulated that Tampa would be the central office, that was not confirmed until Tuesday. Last Friday it was learned that Simone Ward, who has served as political director for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee for the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.2.16 – Cleveland, meet California

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The imagery coming out of California late last week wasn’t extremely alarming, but it was instructive. Protestors, many of them black or brown, went a bit nuts at Donald Trump campaign appearances Thursday night in Orange County on Thursday night and to a lesser extent on Friday in Burlingame, just south of San Francisco (and right near the airport). It was similar to the sort of images we saw at an ill-fated Trump rally in Chicago last month when violent exchanges…

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Hillary Clinton’s Florida effort to be led by former DSCC head Simone Ward

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Simone Ward will direct Hillary Clinton‘s Florida campaign. The 38-year-old Ward had been serving as the national political director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the past year, the first African-American ever to do so. According to a biography of her published in The Atlantic, Ward began her political year while still attending Oklahoma City University, where she spent a semester interning for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. Since then, she’s served stints at the Democratic National Committee, the White House, Mercer & Associates,…

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