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Patrick Murphy finally agrees to participate in Univision televised debate against Marco Rubio

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The campaign for Florida U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy said Wednesday he has agreed to engage in a debate with rival Marco Rubio on Univision later this month. “Patrick looks forward to making the important choice facing Florida’s Hispanic communities clear in Univision’s Spanish-language debate,” said Murphy campaign manager Josh Wolf. “Marco Rubio abandoned Florida’s Hispanic communities, ran away from his own plan for immigration reform, and continues to support Donald Trump for president. Patrick will show up and fight for Florida’s…

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Patrick Murphy to debate Marco Rubio two times before Nov. 8 election

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Patrick Murphy and Marco Rubio announced Monday they would debate three times and participate in a separate campaign forum, bringing an end to speculation Murphy was reluctant to engage in debates with the GOP Senate incumbent. However, there’s still a dispute about how many events they will actually have, because Rubio says two of the events have ties to Murphy supporters. The first debate will be held in Orlando on October 17, and is sponsored by POLITICO, ABC affiliate WFTV, and Cox Media, and will be…

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GOP suspends partnership with NBC News for February debate

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The Republican National Committee says it’s suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties and won’t allow the network to co-host a presidential primary debate scheduled for February. The letter from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News chief Andrew Lack comes after this week’s heavily criticized debate on CNBC. Priebus says the CNBC debate did not focus on economic issues as promised, and that candidates were asked questions that “were inaccurate or downright offensive.” NBC News, in a…

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Univision drops Miss USA pageant over Donald Trump comments

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Donald Trump‘s fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA pageant from its UniMas network and cut all ties with Trump over comments on Mexican immigrants. The company said Thursday it was canceling its Spanish-language coverage of the pageant July 12. It also has severed its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss USA pageant, because of what it called “insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants”…

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