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Trump poised for Super Tuesday victories

  • 7:18 pm Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Atlanta, Georgia –

On the eve of an eleven state primary and caucus showdown for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump sparred again with Marco Rubio, implored voters to turn out on Tuesday, and rolled out a series of endorsements that might be near and dear to the hearts of many voters in the south.

“This is a great man,” said NASCAR driver Chase Elliot, who joined his father in publicly endorsing Trump at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia.

“We need a change guys, that’s all there is too it,” said Bill Elliot. “And I think this is the man for [More]

Rubio: A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary

  • 1:48 pm Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Atlanta, Georgia –

In the midst of a four state push on the eve of Super Tuesday, Marco Rubio told voters here that his struggle with Donald Trump is not just for the Republican nomination for President, but rather one that will determine the course of the party for years to come.

“I will go anywhere to speak to anyone before I let a con artist get a hold of the Republican Party and the conservative movement,” Rubio said to cheers in an Atlanta hotel ballroom.

Rubio acknowledged that he is behind in the polls in this state – and many [More]

Trump wins first Senate endorsement

  • 8:27 pm Sunday, February 28th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Madison, Alabama –

Before a huge crowd at a high school football stadium, Donald Trump continued his stern criticism of Marco Rubio and secured his first endorsement from a sitting Senator, as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) formally announced he would back Trump on Super Tuesday in the Yellowhammer State.

“At this time in American history, we need to make America great again,” Sessions said to cheers of “USA! USA!” from the crowd.

Trump meanwhile delighted his supporters by repeatedly skewering Rubio – a colleague of Sessions – often referring to “lightweight Marco Rubio.”

“We don’t need a guy who is sweating and [More]

Clinton wins easy in South Carolina

  • 9:44 pm Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

It wasn’t just a win. It was a blowout for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, as she defeated Bernie Sanders much like a big football school would dispatch a small college on a Homecoming Weekend in the South.

With almost all precincts reporting, Clinton had over 73 percent of the vote, to just 26 percent for Bernie Sanders – a 47 point win.

“Tomorrow, this campaign goes national!” Clinton said to cheers at her campaign celebration.

But there were more signs of a less than enthused base of Democratic voters, as turnout in South Carolina was down again for Democrats, as it [More]

Clinton favored in South Carolina

  • 8:33 am Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Hillary Clinton is the strong favorite in South Carolina, as the Democratic front runner looks to solidify that position with a win over Bernie Sanders in the Palmetto State on Saturday.

“The polls are open in South Carolina, and I’m feeling great,” Clinton said in a fundraising email sent out early Saturday to supporters.

Clinton and Sanders shadowed each other in South Carolina on Friday for their final pitch to voters, making stops in Orangeburg and Columbia.

Hillary had her husband, the former President, along to get out the vote as well.

Sanders was doing double duty on Friday, as he also held a [More]

Rubio ridicules Trump as “con artist”

  • 2:38 pm Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Dallas, Texas –

The day after launching a verbal broadside against Donald Trump in a Republican debate in Houston, Marco Rubio continued those attacks both on the morning television shows and on the stump in the Lone Star State.

“What we are dealing with here my friends is a con artist,” Rubio told supporters, arguing that Trump is trying to recast the Republican Party into one that is not conservative.

“He says he’s fighting for the little guy – what about the students who signed up for Trump University, a fake school?” as Rubio continued his debate attacks.

That “little guy” attack [More]

Super Tuesday schedules tell a story

  • 11:58 am Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Dallas, Texas –

As Marco Rubio and Donald Trump held rallies in this area on the day after the latest GOP debate, the schedule decisions of the five remaining Republicans hopefuls shed a lot of light on where they see opportunities to do well in the eleven Super Tuesday states of March 1.

In the last four days, it really isn’t feasible to hit all eleven of the Super Tuesday States – especially Alaska – so here’s a rundown on where the five Republicans will go in coming days.

DONALD TRUMP – Trump and Marco Rubio will shadow each other [More]

Quick takes from the GOP debate

  • 11:02 pm Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Houston, Texas –

With just days until Super Tuesday, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz joined forces in a CNN debate at the University of Houston on Thursday night, attacking Republican front runner Donald Trump for not being specific about what he would do as President in a bid to slow down his march to the GOP nomination.

Rubio started the attacks on Trump in a discussion on immigration; “You’re only person on this stage that has ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally,” Rubio said.

It was the start of an evening of battling between Trump [More]

Previewing the GOP debate

  • 3:19 pm Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Houston, Texas –

The Republican field is down to five as the candidates gather for a debate at the University of Houston, with just five days until GOP voters in eleven states cast votes on Super Tuesday.

What should we expect tonight?

DONALD TRUMP – In the last Republican debate in South Carolina, Trump was the aggressor, which was unusual for him, as he repeatedly attacked Ted Cruz, accusing him of being a liar. It worked for Trump. Tonight, one would think that Trump may be playing more defense, as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look for ways [More]

Rubio invokes Reagan in Texas pitch

  • 8:26 pm Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

From Houston, Texas –

On the eve of a key Republican debate, Marco Rubio made the case to supporters that he is ready to take on the leadership role handed down by Ronald Reagan, as he quietly argued against a vote for Donald Trump, saying it’s time to consider what it means to be a conservative.

“Reagan didn’t just win an election, Reagan defined a generation,” Rubio said.

“You think you’re angry and frustrated with Washington?” Rubio asked. “Well, I have to work with them.”

Rubio made some mild references to Donald Trump, but did not engage in any attacks – some [More]