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Observations from the Pinellas Co. Donald Trump election watch party

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Last week, the Republican Party of Pinellas County emailed an announcement for the Donald Trump South Carolina Primary Watch Party. The event was to be held Saturday in Pinellas Park at Quaker Steak and Lube on 49th Street. Theresa and I decided to drop by. We arrived about 6:30 p.m. and the organizers were already setting up. T-shirts, hats, yard signs and other Trump material were on display. By 7:15 p.m., the large room at Quaker Steak was full of people…

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Republican 2016 hopefuls get emotional on eve of SC primary

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The Republican battle for South Carolina turned deeply personal on the eve of Saturday’s high-stakes presidential primary, as New York businessman Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his Republican rivals fought for a southern surprise. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a pastor, evoked “the body of Christ” in his closing message while fending off allegations of campaign misconduct in a state where most Republicans identify as evangelical Christians. At the same time, Trump allies took subtle shots…

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Donald Trump supporters invited to two upcoming events in Pinellas

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Donald Trump supporters in St. Pete have a couple of chances to show their “Make America Great Again” pride in the coming week. Supporters are hosting a South Carolina Primary watch party this weekend and a volunteer training and organizational meeting next week. The South Carolina Primary watch party will be Saturday from 8 p.m. until closing time at Quaker Steak & Lube at 10400 49th Street North in Clearwater just off of U.S. 19. Watch out for dueling political…

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Postcards from South Carolina: Key state leaders endorse Jeb Bush ahead of GOP primary

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As the South Carolina primary approaches, a group of leading South Carolina state and federal lawmakers are endorsing Jeb Bush for president. The new crop of supporters includes Education Superintendent Molly Spearman, State Sen. Ross Turner, State Rep. Kirkman Finlay, and former U.S. Rep. Henry Brown. Spearman has been superintendent of education since 2014; Turner and Finlay were both elected in 2012. Brown represented South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District from 1985 to 2001. The new supporters join U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham,…

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NBC Poll: Donald Trump leads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina

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With four days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Ted Cruz in the Hawkeye State and holds commanding leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Among likely GOP caucus-goers, Trump leads Cruz in Iowa, 32 percent to 25 percent, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Marco Rubio is in third with 18 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 8 percent. Jeb Bush is at 4 percent in the Iowa poll. The results mark a shift…

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