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Governors’ races offer a barometer for 2016

February 24, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In Washington, the focus right now is on the Senate: Who will control it after the November midterm elections? But the National Governors Association winter meeting this weekend is a reminder that the outcome of this year’s gubernatorial elections will be equally important in shaping the political future.
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Will Jeb Bush Fill the GOP's Governor-Shaped 2016 Hole?

February 7, 2014
Beth Reinhard | National Journal
All of a sudden, Jeb Bush is in the sweet spot. That was not the case one year ago, when it was the ex-Florida governor's protégé, Sen. Marco Rubio, who was declared "the savior of the Republican Party" by Time magazine. Bush, in contrast, looked dated and squishy while promoting a book that backed off his past support for citizenship for illegal immigrants.
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Republicans face 2016 turmoil

February 3, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
As Republicans look ahead to the 2016 presidential race, they are hoping to avoid the kind of chaotic and protracted nominating battle that dismayed party elders and damaged the eventual candidacy of Mitt Romney. That, however, could be a hard thing to prevent.
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GOP moves to shorten 2016 nominating calendar

January 24, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
The Republican National Committee is on track to compress the party's nomination process for a presidential candidate in 2016, though Iowa and New Hampshire will still be the first states to cast votes in the process.
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The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

January 21, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few.
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Will Christie's damage control be enough to protect his political future?

January 10, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tried to distance himself from the scandal over the Fort Lee traffic shutdowns and combat characterizations of him as a bully. What's the impact for Christie's political future? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Michael Scherer of Time magazine.
Nov 15 2013
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Webcast Extra: Is it too early to talk 2016?

November 15, 2013
Panelists discuss the 2016 elections, Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, and Obamacare.
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Webcast Extra: Obama's Governing Woes and Christie in 2016

November 8, 2013
The panelists discuss the Obama’s governing woes and Chris Christie’s 2016 prospects.

Election '13 Takeaways, Healthcare Rollout Woes Continue

November 8, 2013
What were the lessons from the 2013 elections and what do they mean for 2014 and 2016?
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