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Marco Rubio cutting back over $100,000 in advertising spending in New Hampshire

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Just as voters in the 2016 election cycle finally go to the polls, Marco Rubio is pulling advertising spending in two of the first three primary states. NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell reports that the Florida senator is cutting $102,000 from its television advertising buy in New Hampshire, and $32,000 from advertisements in South Carolina. The New Hampshire primary takes place in 12 days, and South Carolina votes Feb. 20. The new reduction in advertisement spending comes one week after the Rubio campaign…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.20.16 — Democratic Party establishment freaks out over Bernie Sanders

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If one were a better person, the most likeliest general election matchup in the presidential race nine months from now would be Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. That scenario may never happen, but based strictly on the polls, those two candidates lead their respective parties nationally. There could be an interesting debate about who might win that race, but if that comes to pass after the conventions in July, we’ll all have plenty of time to chew that over. What…

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WSJ: The struggles of an Obama loyalist, Kendrick Meek, in the Florida Senate race.

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From the Wall Street Journal: Until now the best roles in Florida’s Senate election drama were taken by Republicans. The tea party upstart, Marco Rubio, forced Gov. Charlie Crist to drop his lagging primary bid and take his chances as an independent. But now the Democratic script turns out to be as unpredictably wacky. Enter Kendrick Meek, stage left. A young and popular African-American congressman from Miami, the former state trooper got into this campaign before anyone else and expected…

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WSJ: Kendrick Meek may stand a chance in Florida if Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio split the conservative vote.

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Second national publication in a week to say as much: Republicans in Washington are increasingly fidgety about developments in the U.S. Senate race in Florida. The bad news is that Republican consultants are whispering that the contest between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist could split the GOP vote, handing the seat to Democrat Kendrick Meek. The Florida seat is must-win for Republicans if they are to have any hope of a Senate majority in the fall. The good news, Republican…

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WSJ: Could Jim Greer’s arrest hurt Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign?

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Former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer was arrested today for charges stemming from an investigation into how he spent committee funds during his tenure. While the arrest presents obvious problems for Greer, it could also hurt his former close ally, Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party in April to mount an independent bid for the Senate. During his tenure as party chairman, even up until they day he resigned in February, Crist supported Greer. “It’s surprising,” Crist said Wednesday at…

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