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Joe Gruters to run Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Florida

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Sarasota County GOP Chairman Joe Gruters has been named the state chairman of Donald Trump‘s campaign in Florida. Susan Wiles, currently managing partner of the Jacksonville office of the lobbying group Ballard Partners, will serve as co-chair. Wiles is perhaps best known for managing Rick Scott‘s successful 2010 campaign for governor. “My message is clearly resonating in Florida,” said Trump in a statement. “We have tremendous support from so many great people in the state. I am proud to watch that…

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In Sarasota, Donald Trump says the world is abusing the United States

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Donald Trump has flirted with running a serious presidential campaign four times in the past 18 years — in 1988, when he was arguably at the zenith of his popularity as his Art of the Deal memoir topped The New York Times best-seller list, as well as 2000, 2004 and four years ago. So even though he says he’s going to surprise some people when he makes his announcement about 2016 next month, it’s best to remain skeptical. Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday night, speaking…

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