Paul will also have to cobble together the tens of millions in campaign donations that the nomination will cost.
Sen. Rand Paul is set to make official a presidential bid that has long been expected, a senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday, pointing to April 7 as the kickoff date. Paul’s political team has invited backers to a midday event in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The tea party hero was then set to […]
"I'm pretty sure, here in New Hampshire, y'all define gun control like we do down in Texas: gun control is when you hit what you aim at," Cruz said Sunday.
Ahead of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is banking on his hopes that rural New Hampshire voters and his home state of Texas share a similarly dour view of government. He is promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Education Department. He vows to curtail federal regulators, likening to locusts […]
"They've always been respected and a family that is thought to be close to New Hampshire," said former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu.
When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lays the groundwork for an all-but-certain White House bid in the state hosting the nation’s first presidential primary, he will be confronting a mixed record of voting for members of his family. Bush’s busy weekend includes private meetings with party leaders and two public sessions with voters. New Hampshire […]
Problems at home represent significant liabilities as Christie tries to sell himself to voters.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s team is pushing back against the impression that he’s struggling in his expected presidential bid. Lest there be any doubt his presidential prospects are alive, Christie’s supporters announced new hires and donors Thursday, as well as the launch of a super PAC that can raise unlimited money for his presidential […]
Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. (on.wsj.com/18hKgAj) […]
Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he’s still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in first-to-vote Iowa, marching on stage in shirt sleeves to wow Republicans and vault to the top of several still-way-too-early polls. Then came “punts” on questions […]
After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming to consolidate the support of residents unhappy with how the former White House chief of staff has managed the nation’s third-largest city. In a race […]
Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question — “What’s a Democrat?” — and must do a better job of explaining their core values to voters, according to a task force formed after the party’s dismal showing in the 2014 election. “I am here to tell you the Democratic Party has lost its way,” said […]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday he doesn’t know whether President Barack Obama loves his country. “You should ask the president what he thinks about America,” Walker told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of the National Governors Association. “I’ve never […]
Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association. It’s the presidential politics being played in the hallways and private rooms that may matter most. Around panel discussions on cybersecurity and education reform, several state executives will spend much of the NGA’s winter meeting looking ahead at 2016. […]