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1,001 Times the Media Acted Shocked That Trump Was Running a Real Campaign

October 22, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Back in February, Donald Trump was trying to convince the Washington Post he was really going to run for president, after years of crying wolf.
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Trump maintains lead in GOP presidential race; Carson second

October 21, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Businessman Donald Trump continues to maintain his hold atop the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson keeping a clear grip on second place and the rest of the large field scrambling to find a foothold, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Trump leads GOP field: NBC News/WSJ poll

October 20, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the latest poll numbers to gauge which candidates are leading and lagging in the 2016 Republican race for president.
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Voters are mad about mega-donors, and it’s helping Trump and Sanders

October 15, 2015
Matea Gold, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
Darrell Kiedrowski, 68, a retired chemical engineer who came to see Donald Trump in Las Vegas, is eager for a presidential candidate who “owes nothing to anyone.” Jose Gastelum, a 36-year-old Navy veteran who saw Bernie Sanders in Tucson, said he can afford to donate “10 bucks here, 10 bucks there, but not millions of dollars.” And Sandra Belzer Brendale, 62, who turned out to see Rand Paul in New Hampshire, said, “The money spent on elections is obscene.”
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Bush, Rubio and Kasich eye one another in the shadow of Trump

October 5, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The Republican presidential contest is not, regardless of what it seems some days, all about Donald Trump. There’s another dynamic unfolding that has almost nothing to do with the businessman-politician currently atop the polls but that will have a major influence on who becomes the party’s nominee.
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Poll: Trump Leads, Clinton Under 50

September 22, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
A strong performance in last week’s Republican presidential debate has raised former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s public profile, but not nearly enough to cut into real estate mogul Donald Trump’s lead over the rest of the GOP field.
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The rest of the field figured out how to make Trump not quite as dominant

September 17, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Something unusual happened here Wednesday when the Republican presidential candidates met for their second debate: For the first time since he joined the race, Donald Trump wasn’t the commanding presence on the stage.
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Republican debate may be Trump’s show, but who else will shine?

September 16, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
There is one big storyline heading into Wednesday’s Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library — Donald Trump against all comers. But there are subplots aplenty. Just about everyone onstage has something to prove.
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