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Virginia is 1st state to legalize, regulate fantasy sports

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Virginia has become the first state with a law regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy sports industry and specifying that fantasy sports betting is not “illegal gambling.” Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Monday that formally legalizes and regulates sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, requiring them to pay a $50,000 initial registration fee and submit to regular outside audits. The law will take effect July 1. McAuliffe said in a written statement it will “empower Virginia to…

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Bill Clinton opening fundraising spree for wife’s campaign

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Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he’s doing it for his wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential campaign has scheduled more than a dozen December events featuring the former president as her team prepares for an end-of-year finance deadline ahead of the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. The fundraising blitz, Bill Clinton’s most aggressive stretch of the year, shows how Hillary Clinton’s campaign can…

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Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook to appear at a fundraiser in Tampa later this month

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Hillary Clinton has yet to make her first visit to the Tampa Bay area as a 2016 presidential candidate, but Robby Mook, her campaign manager, will visit Tampa later this month. Mook will speak at a Hillary for America event 5 to 7 p.m. June 29 at a location to be when “guests” RSVP the event. It won’t cost much to attend. Only $25 will get you in as a “guest”; $250 will get you in as a “co-host,” and for $500…

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Interview with Mark Foley

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If you thought that former Congressman Mark Foley was going to disappear from the political landscape forever, think again. Foley is still popular and loved by many of his friends and supporters in his former Congressional District as well as throughout Palm Beach. Case in point– last Tuesday, following a fundraiser at the West Palm Beach hot spot Pistache, talk show heavyweight and lovable little fuzz-ball himself Rush ‘El Rushbo” Limbaugh identified Mark sitting down at a table, walked up…

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The Hill profile on Kendrick Meek

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When Rep. Kendrick Meek talks about his Senate campaign, you’d never know he trails by 30 points and is being all but counted out by just about everyone who knows anything about Florida politics. “The kind of campaign that we’re running I think will be book material when we’re done,” the Florida Democrat says, adding later: “I think — as a matter of fact I know — that we’re gonna be the biggest story in this campaign.” Far be it…

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538: Analysis of Virginia vote

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In trying to understand Creigh Deeds’ smashing win in yesterday’s VA gubernatorial primary, turnout patterns are one obvious thing to focus on. But the more you stare at the numbers, the more Deeds’ win looks like a triumph of persuasion for him rather than any failure in mobilization efforts by his rivals. The total vote topped 320,000 or 6.4 percent of registered voters. That was well above the 250,000 that state officials expected, and over double the turnout in the…

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