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CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is. In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.

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        WINNER: John Yob of Michigan CRUZ BAY — A months-long battle over who would represent the Virgin Islands at next week’s Republican National Convention — a fight somewhat oddly involving several Michigan political consultants — has finally been worked out, with well-known strategist John Yob’s slate

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Republican State Chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — The Chairman of the Republican party said today that Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) is not taking her role as a member of Congress seriously and accused her of making light of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a “homebrew” email server during her

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      Political reporter Morgan Brinlee By MORGAN BRINLEE/Special to the V.I. FREE PRESS While the Republican presidential primary may have unofficially wrapped last week when real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, the last remaining candidate in the race, secured the required number of delegates to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The public battle between John Canegata and Herb Schoenbohm over delegates to the national presidential nomination convention and other issues — continued today with state GOP chairman Canegata warning “unsuspecting voters” against participating in an event planned by Schoenbohm for Saturday on St. Thomas. “This illegitimate, unlawful gather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also continues to pick

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CHRISTIANSTED –Donald Trump is counting eight delegates from the Virgin Islands as his own, putting him within 68 delegates of clinching the Republican nomination for president. State G.O.P. Chairman John Canegata  of St. Croix is one of those Trump delegates. Canegata says eight of the territory’s nine delegates have pledged

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CHRISTIANSTED — Bernie Sanders is trying to persuade Democratic Party superdelegates backing Hillary Clinton to flip their allegiance as a last-ditch bid for the nomination, but one Sanders supporter is going the other way. Emmett Hansen II, the Democratic National Committeeman for the Virgin Islands, decided to shift his support

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CHRISTIANSTED – In a speech aimed at firing up Democratic voters in the territory, former president Bill Clinton told a sympathetic crowd at Island Center that his wife Hillary believes the Affordable Care Act is not fair to Virgin Islanders – and that people here should have the right to

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CHRISTIANSTED —Republican Party of the Virgin Islands chairman John Canegata on Sunday questioned the moral character of Bill and Hillary Clinton on the eve of the former president’s speech at Island Center on St. Croix. “After being rejected by Democrats in 20 primary and caucus contests for a 74-year-old socialist

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