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Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorable’ comments at center of new Donald Trump ad

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Hillary Clinton’s words are being used against her in a new TV ad for Donald Trump. The Trump campaign released a 30-second spot Monday features footage of Clinton calling Trump supporters deplorable, comments she made during a fundraiser on Friday. Clinton later expressed regret for the comments. “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she is shown saying in the TV ad. “The racists, the sexists, the homophobic, the xenophobic, the Islamophobic.…

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New poll shows Donald Trump, Marco Rubio leading in Florida

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A new poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton in the Sunshine State. The automated poll conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling showed Trump was at 46 percent. Clinton, the poll found, was at 42 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, followed by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, with 1 percent. Eight percent of respondents said they were undecided. The survey was conducted Sept. 7 and 8, and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. Clinton has…

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New poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton

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With nine weeks until Election Day, the race to the White House remains close. A new CNN/ORC poll shows Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton among likely voters, 45 percent to 43 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 7 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 2 percent. Both Clinton and Trump remain deeply disliked. The survey found 54 percent of likely voters had an unfavorable opinion of Trump. Fifty-six percent of likely voters said they had an unfavorable…

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Hillary Clinton scheduled to campaign in Tampa on Tuesday

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Hillary Clinton is Florida bound. Clinton is scheduled to return to Florida on Tuesday. Her campaign announced Friday that Clinton will hold a public event in Tampa, where she’ll talk about her plans to keep the county safe. According to the campaign, she expected to focus on the importance of working with allies, and how “Donald Trump doesn’t have the temperament to serve as commander in chief.” Clinton was last the Tampa Bay region about a month ago, when she…

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Marco Rubio challenges Patrick Murphy to six televised debates

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Challenge, accepted? On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio challenged Rep. Patrick Murphy to six media-sponsored live debates before Election Day. In a letter to Murphy, Rubio said Floridians deserved to hear from both candidates. Rubio easily won his primary Tuesday, receiving 72 percent of the vote. He’ll face Murphy — who beat Alan Grayson with 49 percent of the vote — in the November election. “Despite our differences, I hope we can agree that voters deserve to know where we stand on…

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It’s not the party … it’s the after party! A rundown of where Tampa Bay candidates will be on Election Night

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Votes have been cast. Now it comes to this — Primary Election day. For some, the campaign ends here. With others, the road now leads to November. Either way, candidates will be attending a range of events, where celebrations — or the drowning of sorrows — will take place Tuesday night. Here is a rundown of primary night watch parties and other celebrations throughout Tampa Bay: Congressman David Jolly, running for re-election to Florida’s 13th Congressional District, cast his vote…

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Florida Dems raised $4.7 million in second fundraising period of 2016

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Florida Democrats posted big fundraising numbers in the second reporting period of 2016. State records show the Florida Democratic Party raised more than $4.7 million between April 1 and Aug. 25. That sum accounts for non-federal funds, and is more than double what the Florida Democratic Party raised in the second period of 2012. “We’re using these funds to hold Republicans accountable and build the strongest grassroots field program the state has ever seen,” said Allison Tant, the chairwoman of…

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