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In Maitland, Mike Pence talks up Donald Trump as a defender of traditional American values

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Indiana governor and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence appeared at the Maitland Civic Center in Seminole County Monday afternoon, where he spoke to a galvanized audience of fans on the faults of Hillary Clinton and the virtues of Donald Trump eight days before the presidential election comes to a close. Trump was the only candidate who, Pence said, can return America to a standard it has lost after eight years of Barack Obama‘s policies. Pence extolled Trump’s virtues as classically American — “strong, freedom…

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Hillary Clinton VP search focus is Tim Kaine, Tom Vilsack, Tom Perez

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Hillary Clinton‘s vice presidential search is centering on three main contenders, with an announcement expected as soon as Friday as the Democrat prepares for her party’s national convention next week in Philadelphia. Clinton’s campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa governor and longtime Clinton ally; and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a progressive champion who would be the first Hispanic…

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Marco Rubio on VP rumors: ‘I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to be considered’

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Cross Marco Rubio off the list of possible vice presidential candidates. In a Facebook message Monday, the Florida Senator said he would not seek and do not want to be considered for vice president. The announcement came after some had speculated Rubio was in the running to join Trump on the ticket. “While Republican voters have chosen Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee, my previously stated reservations about his campaign and concerns with many of his policies remain unchanged,”…

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David Jolly aims to curb federal elected officials from raising money while in office

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The corrupting effect of money on politics is a battle cry often heard from the left or more often from third-party or independent voters. Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, however, is throwing his weight behind a measure that could limit how federal candidates raise money. Jolly has proposed bill that would prevent federally elected officials while in office – including the president, vice president and members of Congress – from devoting time directly soliciting contributions for re-election or election to…

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