Florida (GOP Club)

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  • Group Sues to Demand Florida Election Recount

    12/05/2016 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election. The group claims each of those votes matters a great deal because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes in the Sunshine State. Trump won by roughly 1.5 percent, a margin high enough to avoid the state's automatic-recount provisions. But last Friday, Protect Our Elections sued the state to contest the election, possibly throwing President-elect Trump's transition into an even greater state of turmoil. For the past 30 days, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein...
  • Trump's secret supports come clean now that the election is over

    11/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News Chief ^ | November 26, 2016 | James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau
    ORLANDO — Along the Interstate 4 corridor in the heart of Florida, the biggest swing region in the nation's biggest swing state, Donald Trump had a lot of backers. Many of them kept their enthusiasm to themselves. "I was guarded," Carol Foushi, a retired nurse, told a McClatchy reporter at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, a few miles from her home near Disney World. "People were passionate. They wanted Hillary; they wanted the first woman president. It was more for historic than for personal reasons." Her husband, John Foushi, used gallows humor in explaining his vote for the New York...
  • A.J. Delgado: Florida ‘in the Bag’ for Trump; Latino Vote Responding to Anti-Corruption Message

    11/08/2016 5:56:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 8, 2016 | John Hayward
    A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, checked in with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on the Election Day edition of Breitbart News Daily. A native of Florida, Delgado said she has always been confident Trump would carry the state. “It’s always been in the bag. Mr. Trump is beloved in his second home state, as it were, and the Cuban-American community in particular has really risen in its support of him, especially in the past couple of months, thanks to Mr. Trump’s efforts, directly engaging with the community, and visiting with the Cuban-American community in Miami – as well...
  • Election Day Liveblog

    11/08/2016 1:09:42 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/08/2016 | Pinned by Blake Hounshell
    11/08/2016 03:54 PM EST MIAMI -- Poll workers in Kendall, a heavily Hispanic suburb about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Miami, said they expected light lines on Tuesday due to unprecedented early voting. About a dozen people were lined up a library precinct before polls opened at 7 a.m. Shortly after a man driving a red pick-up truck with a large Trump sticker sporting two huge American flags drove by blasting his car's horn while shouting "Trump, Trump, Trump." A handful of voters, including electrician Alfredo Trejo, 50, said they were voting for Trump mostly due to concerns over Clinton's...
  • Gingrich: "Very Short Night" If Trump Wins Michigan, Florida, North Carolina

    11/08/2016 11:16:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 8, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says election night could be "very short" if Donald Trump carries North Carolina, Florida and Michigan. "If Trump carries New Hampshire, it's game on," Gingrich said on Tuesday's 'Fox & Friends.' "At that point, if I were Hillary and her team, I will be very, very worried." "We're really in for a long night unless, as the poll that came out this morning suggests, he carries Michigan, in which case we're in for a very short night because at that point it will be very clear that Donald Trump is the next president," Gingrich said....
  • Latest Florida Polls: Donald Trump Closer to POTUS, According To Recent Numbers

    11/07/2016 8:27:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | November 7, 2016 | Effie Orfanides
    The latest Florida polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat just one day before the general election. According to CBS News, the presidential nominees are tied in Ohio and in Florida, two key battleground states that will help determine who becomes the next POTUS. Trump has trailed previously in these states, though not by much, but the latest polls indicate that both states could end up going red on Tuesday. “In Ohio and Florida the races are tight and the trend line is toward Donald Trump. Trump has the narrowest of leads — up one point...
  • In Florida, Trump in Far Better Shape Than Romney Before Election Day; Clinton Lags Obama

    11/06/2016 6:44:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | November 6, 2016 | Richard D. Baris
    Reading the Early Vote Can Be Screwy, But in Florida the Trump Camp Has Reason to Be Optimistic Compared to 2012, early voting indicates Donald Trump heads into Election Day in far better shape than Mitt Romney, while Hillary Clinton lags Barack Obama. We have cautioned our readers not to read too much into early and absentee ballot returns–the reasons why were laid out by Sean Trende at RCP–but since the media made such a splash about the “surge” in Hispanic voting in Florida on Saturday we feel the need to shine some light during what has become the Dark...
  • FBI investigating alleged ‘straw donor’ scheme tied to Florida Democratic Senate candidate

    11/02/2016 10:12:38 AM PDT · by tekrat · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/2/2016 | Kate Scanlon
    The FBI is investigating allegations that a “wealthy Saudi family” perpetrated an illegal donation scheme in support of Florida Democratic Rep. and 2016 Senate candidate Patrick Murphy, who is seeking to unseat Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, The Hill reported Monday. According to the report, a conservative super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, alleged that Murphy’s high school friend, Ibrahim Al-Rashid, coordinated a “straw donor” scheme to help Murphy’s 2012 run for the House. These schemes are an effort to avoid legal limits to political campaign contributions by using other people’s names. The Hill noted that there is “no evidence that Murphy himself...
  • New CNN / ORC polls suggest new strength for Trump, Clinton rise in Florida

    11/02/2016 9:28:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 2, 2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have hit the ground hard in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania, and new CNN/ORC polls across the four states paint a picture of a tight race to the finish in critical battlegrounds. Clinton holds a 4-point edge among likely voters in the historically blue-tilting Pennsylvania, and Trump tops Clinton by 5 with voters in red-leaning Arizona. Though both states tilt in the same direction as their 2012 results, the leaders' margins are tighter than their predecessors' final leads were in each state. Florida appears to be as tight a contest as ever, with Clinton...
  • Hillary Clinton held a rally in a Florida gay bar

    10/31/2016 9:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Pink News ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jack Flanagan
    Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of mostly LGBT people at a rally at Wilton Manors, Florida, where she promised further LGBT-friendly reforms. During her speech, Clinton hit upon several hot button issues affecting gay people – including gun reform, following the Orlando gay club attack. “We are going to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands so that what happened in Orlando can never happen again,” the Democrat presidential nominee said. She brought up her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying he would reverse the progress LGBT rights have made in the US over the last few years. Trump...
  • New Polls: Trump Gaining in Pennsylvania, Ahead in Florida and Ohio

    10/26/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Why is Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in two battleground states and nearly tied in another with less than two weeks before the election? Experts, analysts, and Washington, D.C. insiders lectured the American people on how this was not supposed to happen. According to a new poll, Trump maintains a healthy lead in Ohio over Hillary Clinton, 46 to 42 percentage points and in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Florida, Trump leads Clinton 45 to 43. In Pennsylvania, Trump continues to dwindle Clinton's lead where he is now within three points of the Democratic nominee. Florida and Ohio are must...
  • Trump has 2-point edge in new Florida poll

    10/26/2016 7:58:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 26, 2016 | David Wright
    Donald Trump has a 2 percentage point edge over Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday, as both presidential campaigns blanket the critical swing state in a full sprint to Election Day. A new Bloomberg Politics poll finds Trump ahead of Clinton, 45% to 43% -- well within the poll's 3.2 percentage point margin of error -- in a four-way race among likely voters. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 4% support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein draws 2%. For perspective, President Barack Obama won the state's 29 electoral votes in 2012 by less than a percentage...
  • Florida Early Vote update, 10/26/2016

    10/26/2016 5:49:12 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 34 replies
    10/26/2016 | self
    Here are the RETURNED Florida Absentee Ballot numbers for 2016 (REPs led in this category by 79,000 in 2012). Approximately 44.6% of Absentee Ballots have been returned at this point. 47.6% of REP ballots, have been returned and 44.7% of DEM ballots have been returned. 10/26/16: REPs - 606,144, DEMs - 569,783 lead of 36,361 for REPs, 42.0% to 39.5% 10/25/16: REPs - 556,058, DEMs - 525,076 lead of 30,982 for REPs, 42.0% to 39.7% 10/24/16: REPs - 503,632, DEMs - 483,019 lead of 20,613 for REPs, 41.7% to 40.0% 10/23/16: REPs - 496,040, DEMs - 476,292 lead of 19,748...
  • Trump fans lining up early in Tallahassee

    10/25/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tallahassee Democrat | October 25, 2016 | Jeff Burlew
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2016/10/25/trump-fans-lining-up-early-tallahassee/92726616/
  • Trump Makes Subtle, Unexpected Push for Down-Ballot Republicans

    10/23/2016 6:15:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ali Vitali
    NAPLES, Fla. — While Hillary Clinton is making an explicit push for Democratic down-ballot candidates, Donald Trump is taking a more subtle approach. Sunday evening in sunny Florida, Trump repeatedly pushed his supporters to help keep Republicans in control of Congress. Asking voters to cast their votes for him in 16 days, Trump said, "That includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place," adding that it would be "nice if they helped us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days." At three other points in the speech, Trump slipped in mentions of a Republican House and Senate as...
  • CBS: 24 Percent of FL Clinton Supporters Would Consider Voting Trump to ‘Shake Up Political System’

    10/23/2016 3:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A CBS News poll surveying Florida voters found that almost a quarter of Hillary Clinton supporters would possibly consider voting for Donald Trump to “shake up the political system.” Pollsters, who released the results Sunday, asked Clinton supporters who had not already voted: “Even though you aren’t voting for him now, would any of these be reasons to consider voting for Donald Trump?” Of those who said they planned to vote for Clinton, 24 percent said “shaking up” political leadership in Washington, D.C. would be a reason to vote for Trump. Another seven percent said that “ending political correctness” is...
  • Democrats fret over Hillary Clinton ground game in Florida

    10/02/2016 12:09:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | September 29, 2016 | Adam C. Smith, Political Editor
    It’s time for Hillary Clinton to start worrying about her Florida campaign. Despite roughly 500 full time campaign staffers spread across Florida to help Clinton win forever close Florida, party leaders and activists across the state are fretting about the campaign’s ground game. Even Clinton campaign staffers in other states are quietly buzzing about the Florida campaign struggling to meet its goals for voter registration and other outreach benchmarks. “There needs to be more of a presence,” said Ken Welch, a Democratic County Commissioner in Pinellas County. “I haven’t seen it yet in the places where I would expect to...
  • Trump..September 3rd..PROFOUND day in HISTORY

    10/01/2016 11:07:51 PM PDT · by pappadaddyo · 44 replies
    October 1,2016 | Thomas R
    Historic Trump Speech-Sept.3-Profound day
  • Clinton campaign in ‘panic mode’ over Florida black voters

    09/28/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 28, 2016 | Marc Caputo and Daniel Ducassi
    MIAMI — To kill Donald Trump's chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout. But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm. Bill Clinton, once nicknamed the “first black president,” embarks on a North Florida bus tour Friday in an attempt to draw African-American crowds. At the same time, Clinton herself will host events in Broward and St. Lucie...
  • Black voters critical to Hillary Clinton's chances in Florida

    09/27/2016 3:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anthony Man
    Geneva Reed-Veal, whose daughter Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas; Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford in 2012; and Gwen Carr, whose son Eric Garner died after New York City police used a banned chokehold on him, are part of Mothers of the Movement, women whose children were by guns or at the hands of police. They campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pompano Beach on Sept. 26, 2016. The outcome of the presidential race in Florida could hinge on how many black voters, who turned out heavily for Barack...
  • After debate, Trump heads to Miami for Hispanic town hall

    09/26/2016 4:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | September 26, 2016 | Patricia Mazzei
    Donald Trump’s first order of business after Monday night’s big debate? Meeting with Miami Hispanics. For real this time. His campaign has asked about 150 South Florida Latinos to a town hall-style meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center, several people invited told the Miami Herald. It will be Trump’s first public event following his first debate against Hillary Clinton. He first plans to hit a $25,000-a-head fundraiser in Miami. Trump’s campaign twice scheduled small-scale meetings with Miami Hispanics over the summer, but both times the events had to be scrapped. A July 8 luncheon at Versailles...
  • Preparations for Estero Trump rally begin after law enforcement gala (Florida)

    09/17/2016 5:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WBBH-TV ^ | September 17, 2016 | Trent Kelly
    ESTERO - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from all across Lee County are gathering at Germain Arena in Estero. It's all part of this year's "Law and Order" Ball, which is the first time the annual gala honoring law enforcement is being held in the 7,000-seat arena. But that's not the only big event coming to Germain this week as preparations for Monday's Donald Trump rally are set to get underway in just a matter of hours. "It's pretty cool having somebody that could be the potential next president of the United States coming so close," said Estero resident Michael...
  • Free Donald Trump Rally tickets being sold online at steep price (Florida)

    09/17/2016 2:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WFTX-TV ^ | September 16, 2016 | Stephanie Tinoco
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump will be filling Germain Arena with the dynamic energy he's known for on Monday night. Free tickets are still available online, but people are using Facebook, Craigslist, and Ebay to sell those tickets for what they claim is a sold out event. Four In Your Corner found tickets ranging from $50-$200 even though the website is still accepting submissions for free tickets. Ralph Santillo, the founder of the Veterans Foundation in Cape Coral says people have been calling his organization inquiring about getting tickets once Trump announced he would be in...
  • Reuters Poll: Trump Likely to Win Florida

    09/16/2016 8:26:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 16, 2016
    An election analysis conducted in the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project shows that the race has tightened considerably over the past few weeks, with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump projected to win Florida, an essential battleground state, if the election were held today. The project, which is based on a weekly tracking poll of more than 15,000 Americans, shows that the 2016 presidential race could end in a photo finish on Nov. 8, with the major-party candidates running nearly even in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately selects the president. The States of the Nation project, which delivers...
  • Trump builds leads in Florida, Ohio in new poll

    09/14/2016 3:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | September 14, 2016 | Kimberly Alters
    A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows Donald Trump opening leads over Hillary Clinton in the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio. Clinton enjoyed a significant post-convention bump earlier in the summer, leading Trump in Florida by 7 points in one July poll, but this latest survey shows Trump ahead among likely voters in the Sunshine State, 47 percent to 44 percent. In Ohio, Clinton led Trump by 4 points in a poll last month, but now she lags behind with just 41 percent to his 46 percent support. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, meanwhile, pulls 6 percent in Florida...
  • New Florida poll has some eye-popping cross tabs

    09/13/2016 9:55:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | September 13, 2016 | Bob Sparks
    With a new poll showing Donald Trump ahead by four points in Florida (46-42), he now inches ahead by one-tenth of one percent in the Real Clear Politics average. With Hillary Clinton’s email troubles and new concerns over her health, Trump could continue to rise, provided he sticks to his script. That is never a certainty. First, we should all wish Secretary Clinton a quick recovery. No one should want their candidate to benefit from an opponent’s medical issue. On something as serious as a person’s health, the Basket of Deplorables should be empty. JMC Analytics and Polling, based in...
  • Florida Poll Results: Trump 46%, Clinton 42%

    09/12/2016 10:38:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    JMC Analytics ^ | September 12, 2016
    For this automated poll, a sample of likely households was chosen from the population registered to vote in the state of Florida, and there were 781 completed responses to six poll questions The survey was conducted September 7-8. The margin of error, with a 95% confidence interval, was 3.5%. The demographic breakdown of the respondents was 69-13-13-6% white/black/Hispanic/”other”, while the party registration of respondents was 43-39% Democratic/Republican (18% Independents). The geographic breakdown of the respondents was as follows: 40% from Central Florida, 17% from North Florida, 24% from South Florida, 16% from South Central Florida, and 3% from the “university”...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Could Be Gaining In Key Swing States

    09/09/2016 2:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Hillary Clinton’s prospects for a landslide victory have slid. Democrats’ attempts to take back the House remain a steeply uphill battle. And Americans are still worried about the threat of terrorism.This is HuffPollster for Friday, September 9, 2016. FLORIDA, OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA REMAIN CLOSE CONTESTS - National polls have shown Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump eroding slightly in the first week of September, and now it looks like a trio of crucial swing states might be following suit. Florida - A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found Clinton and Trump tied at 47-47 in a two-way race, and 43-43 in...
  • Hillary Clinton Tampa Rally: Ticket Information (Tomorrow, FReep needed?)

    09/05/2016 6:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Patch ^ | September 5, 2016 | Sherri Lonon
    TAMPA, FL — Tampa Bay area Hillary Clinton supporters who want to see their presidential pick live will get their chance Tuesday. The Democratic presidential hopeful has announced a rally on the University of South Florida campus. Clinton is expected to appear at USF’s Student Recreation Center, 12301 Maple Drive, from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Doors to the venue open at 11:45 a.m. Supporters who wish to attend are being asked to RSVP on the Clinton campaign’s website for free tickets. During her Tampa campaign stop, Clinton “will discuss her plans to keep our nation safe, including by working with...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Poll: Trump holds narrow lead over Clinton in Florida

    08/24/2016 1:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Donald Trump has a 2-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Florida, a new poll finds. A new Florida Atlantic University survey released on Wednesday shows the Republican presidential nominee leading his Democratic counterpart 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the survey’s margin of error. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson captures 8 percent, and 5 percent are undecided. This is the first poll showing Trump leading Clinton in the Sunshine State since early July, according to RealClearPolitics polling....
  • Trump speaks to African Americans not just in crumbling inner cities but 'wherever you are'

    08/24/2016 1:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor In Tampa, Florida
    Republican presidential candidate continued to appeal to minority voters by promising them they won't 'get shot' if he is elected president, as he prepares to meet with minorities at Trump Tower in New York. Speaking to a few thousand people in Tampa Wednesday, Trump called African Americans 'great people' and promised to address their concerns by addressing failing schools and lost jobs. 'To the African American voter – great people. To the Hispanic voter who have been absolutely treated terribly, I say: What do you have to lose? What?' Trump said. 'I will fix it. I’ll be able to make...
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-18/trump-drops-4-9-million-on-paid-advertising
  • Media Photoshops Crowd Image For Hillary Clinton St. Petersburg, Florida Speech…

    08/08/2016 2:26:49 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 56 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 08/08/2016 | Sundance
    It’s a 100% photoshopped image (link) assembling multiple rally crowd pictures to give the impression of Hillary Clinton in St. Petersburg. Hillary is holding a rally at the St. Pete Colliseum in down town St. Petersburg. Located at 353 4th Ave North, the Coliseum venue holds approximately 4,000 people. Hillary Clinton didn’t come close to filling it:
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Hillary Clinton Statement on the Resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/24/2016 5:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillaryClinton.com ^ | July 24, 2016
    Following today’s resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Florida Poll Results: Trump 47%, Clinton 42%

    07/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    JMC Analytics ^ | July 11, 2016
    Go to link to view poll.
  • Exclusive: NRA to run $2 million Benghazi-themed ad campaign for Trump

    06/29/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | June 29, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/29/nra-2-million-ad-campaign-trump-benghazi/86484306/
  • Clinton's lead over Trump slips after Florida shooting: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/17/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Donald Trump chipped away at Hillary Clinton's lead in the presidential race this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, as the candidates clashed over how to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, showed Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a 10.7 point lead among likely voters over Trump, her likely Republican rival in the November presidential election. That's down from a lead of 14.3 points for Clinton on Sunday, the day an American-born shooter who declared allegiance to militant group Islamic State killed 49 people at...
  • Ralph Nader says Hillary’s ‘imploding potential’ too great, advises Bernie Sanders to stay in race

    06/15/2016 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Bern Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | Shawn Skager
    Four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader has a bit of advice for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Stay in the race. In an opinion column run this week in TIME magazine Nader said Sander should ignore cries from the Hillary Clinton campaign that he is playing the spoiler and stay in the race until at least the convention, if not longer: There are still lessons that Sanders can teach the decadent corporate Democrats for whom this 2016 campaign may be their last hurrah. It is called political energy. It is the lack of political energy that explains why the Democratic Party,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Those Under FBI Scrutiny ‘Shouldn’t Be Able to Just Go Buy a Gun’

    06/13/2016 11:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2016 | Veronica Stracqualursi, Paola Chavez and Josh Haskell
    In her first rally since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton blasted regulations that allowed a lone gunman to purchase weapons that he used to kill 49 people in Orlando over the weekend -- a slaughter that represented the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things,” Clinton said, speaking to a crowd gathered at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center. “If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy...
  • [Vanity]What We Can All Hope For.In One Week,Polls Have Donald Trump 10 Points Ahead!

    06/12/2016 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    Can we say goodbye to the phony three point lead the MSM has given to Hillary? After the "Horror In Orlando", how could Hillary possibly gain in the polls? If anything, she should shoot down to 35% and Trump should easily move closer to 50%. Why would anyone even consider voting for Hillary after we all saw a "Preview Of President Hillary" last night?
  • Trump backer wants tougher screenings on Muslims after massacre

    06/12/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Top Donald Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions on Sunday called for tougher screenings of Muslims coming into the United States in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub. “It certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism,” Sessions (R-Ala.) told Fox News Sunday. “There’s just within the wonderful group of Islamic people, a certain group of radicals and it’s been there for a long time and it seems to be growing. We have to accept that fact.” Sessions said the attack, that left “approximately” 50 people dead and 53 wounded will mean “further...
  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jason Easley
    During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sanders was asked by Chuck Todd for his reaction to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, and he said, “It’s horrific. It’s unthinkable, and just hopes go out to those who were shot that they...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • Orlando massacre will boost Trump, says ex-Israel envoy to US

    06/12/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 12, 2016 | Staff
    ‘Given that it is becoming clear that the motive is Islamist-jihadist,’ says Michael Oren, ‘this will greatly strengthen’ GOP candidate The mass killing at a gay nightclub in Florida by Omar Mateen, 30, a US citizen born to Afghan parents, will benefit GOP candidate Donald Trump in the run-up to the presidential elections, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States said. “If the motive for this mass killing had been hatred for the LGBT community, this would have played to Hillary Clinton’s benefit,” said Michael Oren, who is now a member of Knesset from the center-right Kulanu party....
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Trump makes third campaign stop in Tampa Saturday

    06/10/2016 8:03:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WTVT-TV ^ | June 10, 2016 | Crystal Clark
    <p>TAMPA (FOX 13) - Donald Trump is making his third appearance in Tampa as candidate from president Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.</p> <p>Following several violent clashes between Trump supporters and opposition across the country, Tampa police said they plan to have a strong, visible presence at Saturday's event.</p>