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Potential 2016 Candidates Already Making Moves

October 31, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and other potential candidates are hitting the trail.
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The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’

October 27, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting à la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. “I don’t think it’ll be like a big internal straw poll,” said his son, Jeb Bush Jr.
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What Colorado’s elections this year could say about 2016

October 27, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Over the next nine days, the focus in Colorado will be on the competitive Senate race between Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his challenger, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, and on the gubernatorial contest that pits Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper against former Republican congressman Bob Beauprez.
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Post-ABC News Poll: Absent Mitt Romney, who can claim the 2016 GOP banner?

October 20, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Mitt Romney managed to get about 25 percent support in the early polls against his 2012 Republican rivals, everyone asked, “What’s wrong with Mitt?” He was, after all, the presumed front-runner. Today, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing something similar about 2016, the question could be, “What’s wrong with all the others?”
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Relying on Old Models in a New Model Election

October 10, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
Earlier this year, I sat down with a smart strategist who has been actively involved in the independent expenditure side of the campaign world for the last couple cycles. When I asked this Democrat what he learned from 2012 that he was going to put into practice in the upcoming midterms, he said (and I'm paraphrasing here), "I'm not interested in rehashing 2012, I'm focused on running the best campaign for 2014."
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Hey! Do You Want to Save America? Give Me $5.

October 9, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
If you receive political fundraising emails, you know the end is near. As Politico reported recently, pessimism brings in the donations, and as the Wall Street Journal confirmed, studies back that up: “Donors and would-be donors are more likely to click on a fundraising email and contribute if the candidate highlights a recent poll that shows him or her trailing by a narrow margin.”
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White House Security Blunder

October 3, 2014
Secret Service 2011 Gaffe and White House Dynasties
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The (Im)perfect Candidate for 2016

October 3, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
Almost anytime I engage in a conversation about 2016 presidential prospects, the first thing that gets brought up is the shortcomings of the potential candidates: Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate,” Rand Paul’s perceived isolationism, Hillary Clinton’s “Benghazi,” and Marco Rubio’s immigration vote. Republicans openly fret about the fact that they don’t have a candidate with the experience and political heft of Clinton. Meanwhile, Democrats worry that Clinton will be easily labeled as a candidate of the past.
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Ted Cruz finds a core of support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP

September 30, 2014
Robert Costa, Sebastian Payne | The Washington Post
While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.
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