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Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump a ‘Hypocrite’ on Border Security

Perry and Trump have been engaged in a weeks-long war of words. Trump has taken swipes at Perry and other Republican candidates on the issues of immigration and border security, and Perry has fired back that Trump doesn’t understand what he is talking about, and that he is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief after attacking Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) service record last weekend.

Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Trump is a ‘Cancer on Conservatism’

After Trump referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” in his campaign announcement speech, Perry said that Trump’s remarks “did not reflect the Republican Party.” Trump fired back by attacking Perry’s record on border security, and Perry posted a YouTube video inviting Trump to “take a trip down to Texas sometime.” Trump is reportedly going to do just that, with a visit scheduled on Thursday to Laredo, as Breitbart Texas reported.

Carly Fiorina Criticizes Democratic Party’s ‘Absolute Deafening Silence’ on Planned Parenthood Videos

In her video, Fiorina appears with Frederick Douglass Foundation Chairman and Online for Life Outreach Director, Reverend Dean Nelson, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, National Black Pro-Life Coalition President Catherine Davis, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life Action, and Lori Hoye and Pastor Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation, “to decry the moral depravity” shown by Planned Parenthood.

Sarah Palin: Donald Trump and John McCain Both Heroes, Should Apologize

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, weighed in on the dispute between McCain and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, posting a message on her Facebook page calling both men heroes and encouraging them to “resolve the media-driven wedge between them.”

Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

Perry: Trump Should Withdraw From Race After Saying John McCain ‘Is Not a War Hero’

Perry’s sharp words come after Trump attacked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying that McCain was not a war hero and was only regarded as such because he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war. Trump, who has been trading insults with McCain for the past few days, continued his critical remarks about the Senator. When moderator Frank Luntz commented that McCain was a war hero, Trump, according to a report by Politico, responded, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Rick Perry: Trump’s Comments Are a ‘Toxic Mix of Demagoguery and Nonsense’

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) had some sharp words for his fellow Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, slamming the New Yorker’s “fundamental misunderstanding of border security” and saying that Trump was not offering conservatism to primary voters, but instead “Trump-ism — a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.”

The Lean Mean Rubio Money Machine: Starting July with $9.8 Million Cash on Hand

Breitbart News previously reported that Rubio’s campaign had raised more than $12 million. The final figures, as reported by Politico, are $12,942,732.44 raised (including $3.2 million transferred over from Rubio’s Senate campaign account) and $3,083,666.95 spent. This resulted in a total $9,859,065.49 cash on hand and a burn rate of 18.37 percent.

Rick Perry: Planned Parenthood ‘Profits Off the Tragedy of a Destroyed Human Life’

“The video showing a Planned Parenthood employee selling the body parts of aborted children is a disturbing reminder of the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life,” said Perry in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “It is because of stories like this that I signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas – to protect human life and the health and safety of Texans.”

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Will Run For Rubio’s Senate Seat

López-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.

Rick Perry: Hillary Clinton Will Have to Answer for Her Role in Iran Deal

The 159-page deal drops all financial and economic sanctions against Iran, and imposes a special dispute resolution process before the United States or European Union can impose any new sanctions. Iran agreed to limits on its nuclear enrichment activities for eight years, its stockpile of enriched uranium, and its research and development efforts.

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Rubio Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama ‘Negotiated from a Position of Weakness’

As Breitbart News reported, world leaders announced the deal from Vienna on Tuesday. The 159-page deal drops all financial and economic sanctions against Iran, and imposes a special dispute resolution process before the United States or European Union can impose any new sanctions. Iran agreed to limits on its nuclear enrichment activities for eight years, its stockpile of enriched uranium, and its research and development efforts.

Texas Could Be Kingmaker in 2016 GOP Primary

This year, however, Texas will join eleven other states on a “Super Tuesday” primary on March 1. With fifteen-and-counting Republicans in the race, the chances that the field would significantly narrow with just the first four states are very low. “Texas is the reddest of the red states, and unfortunately, in previous cycles our primary hasn’t mattered much,” Texas GOP chairman Tom Mechler told the Morning News, sharing his satisfaction that in 2016, Texas Republicans would “have a say in who is the next Republican nominee for president.”

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Hillary Clinton Blames GOP for Everything in Economic Speech

What she didn’t say: Many Americans have dropped out of the labor force during the Obama presidency, and even those still working have seen wages stagnate or their full-time jobs turn into part-time. Even Clinton’s Democratic competitor, Bernie Sanders, has recognized that the “true” unemployment rate is far higher than the figures pushed by the Obama administration, due to those who have given up looking for work.

And Then There Were 15: Scott Walker Joins the Race

Walker takes a swing at some of his opponents. “In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles, and there are others who have won elections but they haven’t consistently taken on the big fights.”

Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s First Month of Fundraising Yields Solid Numbers

In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Perry campaign manager Jeff Miller touted the collective fundraising efforts. “Americans are looking for a tested leader with an optimistic vision for the future, and we are pleased with the broad support Gov. Perry is receiving across the country,” said Miller. “Governor Perry is well positioned and between the campaign and independent sources, the necessary funds will be in place to run a competitive, successful campaign.”

Marco Rubio

SuperPACs Backing Marco Rubio Raise Almost $32 Million

Rubio’s official campaign has not released its fundraising totals yet. Sources close to the campaign told Breitbart News that they would release numbers soon and expressed confidence that the campaign would have the resources needed to be competitive.