2016 Election

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Seriously Considering Presidential Run in 2016

March 9, 2013

“The Kentucky Republican senator showed serious clout by holding a 13-hour filibuster to delay the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s candidate to head the CIA, John Brennan.”

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Won’t Rule Out 2016 White House Run

March 5, 2013

“Instead, he offered his views on the current fiscal problems facing the White House and Congress, including the deep budget cuts that will be rolled out in numerous federal agencies in upcoming weeks.”

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Nate Silver: GOP Establishment vs. Tea Party — Could Karl Rove’s New Strategy Backfire?

February 11, 2013

“The strategist Karl Rove and his allies last week announced the formation of Conservative Victory Project, a new “super PAC” designed to lend support to what they see as more electable candidates in Republican Senate primaries.”

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Hillary Clinton: “Not Inclined” To Run For President in 2016

January 29, 2013

“Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she is “not inclined” to run for president in 2016 but left the door open for what is widely considered her likely return to politics after she steps down as secretary of state.”

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Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY) Visits Israel, Fueling Speculation of a 2016 Presidential Bid

January 10, 2013

““I consider it as more an effort to become part of an international stage,” the freshman Kentucky Republican said.”

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Republican Senator Jim DeMint (SC) Resigns from the U.S. Senate to Run the Heritage Foundation

December 6, 2012

“His imminent departure will allow him to advocate even more loudly against a big budget deal that includes higher tax revenues sought by President Obama.”

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Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) Separately Call on the Republican Party to “Reach Out to a Broader Audience”

December 5, 2012

“Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in November’s election and chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, told his audience that their party cannot write off large swaths of Americans.”

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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum “open” to a 2016 Republican Presidential Bid

November 28, 2012

““I’m open to it, yeah,” Santorum replied. “I think there’s a fight right now as to what the soul of the Republican party’s going to be and the conservative movement, and we have something to say about that. I think from our battle, we’re not going to leave the field.””

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Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: End the Ames Iowa Republican Straw Poll

November 22, 2012

“Gov. Terry Branstad, who’s currently serving his fifth term as governor of the Hawkeye State, told the Wall Street Journal that the straw poll was no longer relevant.”

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Republican Governor Scott Walker: Wisconsin would be “much better” without Same-Day Voter Registration

November 22, 2012

“Walker made the comments as part of a speech he gave Friday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation in Simi Valley, Calif. He did not say whether he would propose doing away with same-day registration.”

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Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is “interested” in a run at the White House in 2016

November 21, 2012

““We have to go in a different direction,” Paul told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. “We’re just not winning and we have to think about some different ideas and we have to think about appealing to different people.””

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Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio visits Iowa, speaks at a GOP Fundraiser

November 18, 2012

“The Republican senator dashed onto the field with a trip to the caucus state of Iowa on Saturday in the apparent belief that with over 1,450 days till the next election there was no time to lose.”

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