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John Kasich dropping out of prez race; Donald Trump on clear GOP path

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination. Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate’s plans. The decision comes a day after Trump’s only other rival, Ted Cruz, dropped out. With no opponents left in the race, Trump becomes the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee to…

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Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game

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After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the presidential nominee. Our Principles, which is devoted to keeping Trump from winning, and super PACs backing Ted Cruz and John Kasich are spending their time and money researching the complex process of delegate selection and reaching out to those party insiders. None of…

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New poll has Marco Rubio within striking distance of Donald Trump in Florida

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Although Marco Rubio and his camp continue to say that he will Florida in the winner-take-all GOP presidential primary on March 15, there’s been little statistical evidence to date indicating that might be possible. Until now. A poll taken by the Tarrance group released Saturday shows Donald Trump continuing to lead in Florida, but only by five percentage points over Rubio, 35.4 percent to 30.3 percent. Ted Cruz is a distant third at 15.5 percent, and John Kasich is at 8.5 percent. Ben Carson, who dropped out of…

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Anti-Donald Trump advertisements expected to flood Florida airwaves

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Get ready for a barrage of anti-Donald Trump ads, Florida. Our Principles PAC is expected to begin airing an advertisement taking aim at Trump and his failed school, Trump University. The advertisement, according to the Tampa Bay Times, is part of a national television ad buy, with an emphasis on several targeted states, including Florida. The 60-second advertisement — called “Scam” — features snippets of Trump talking about his institution. A male voice is then heard talking about the university,…

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Jeb Bush finding place for brother’s tenure in 2016 campaign

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After initially struggling with questions about the Iraq War and his brother’s tenure as the nation’s leader, Jeb Bush has tossed aside any hesitations about embracing former President George W. Bush’s legacy and is searching for new ways to incorporate him into his White House campaign. It’s a shift due in no small part to the jabs of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who isn’t backing down from his assertions that Bush’s brother bears some responsibility for 9/11. “In the latest…

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New ad blasts Jeb Bush for debate comment that his brother “kept us safe”

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Progressive liberals are taking Jeb Bush to task for his comment during the second GOP debate that his brother — former President George W. Bush — “kept us safe.” A new attack ad from Americans United for Change will start nationwide on Monday. The campaign, which already premiered on the group’s Facebook page, will appear on several cable news stations and run for the next few days. “It’s as if Jeb Bush believes his brother’s presidency began on September 12th,…

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Jeb Bush shuffles campaign staff again

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For the second time in less than two weeks, Jeb Bush is shuffling the top tier of his 2016 campaign staff, The Wall Street Journal reports. The job of political director – expected to go to Kentucky-based consultant Scott Jennings – will instead be filled by David James, who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and helped lead the Pennsylvania Republican Party. “After a successful announcement…

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