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Harry Reid's retirement sets up 2016 battle in Nevada

cnn.com — Not only will the Silver State be the site of a hotly-contested Senate race that's already being rated as the first pure "toss-up" of the cycle by the Cook Political Report, it's also playing host to a key leadoff presidential caucus for both parties and will almost certainly maintain its status as a swing state in the coming presidential race.

Scott Walker backs pathway to citizenship

cnn.com — At a March 13 dinner at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford organized by New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was asked how he would address the problem of roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

Lindsey Graham's 2016 campaign poses problems for GOP

cnn.com — But the South Carolina senator's mere presence in the 2016 race could throw a curveball into the nominating process, forcing his soon-to-be GOP rivals to consider how a Graham candidacy would scramble Republican allegiances in a vital early nominating state. South Carolina votes fourth in the lineup of leadoff states, after Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

Dems face primary battles of their own

cnn.com — As the party works to retake control of the Senate in 2016, Democrats are looking at a Senate landscape that could feature titanic intraparty clashes starring big personalities who have been waiting years for a shot at the big time.

Santorum robocalls South Carolina Republicans

cnn.com — Santorum's political outfit, Patriot Voices, sent the recorded calls to Republicans in South Carolina on Monday urging them to attend their precinct-level GOP meetings, which convene every March in the state and determine which delegates attend county conventions next month. Those conventions, in turn, elect delegates to the South Carolina GOP convention later this spring.

​Charlie Crist passes on yet another campaign

cnn.com — Charlie Crist, the perma-tanned Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat who has sought nearly every statewide office of note in Florida, will not run for Senate in 2016, he said Monday. "I will not be seeking office in 2016, but I will be working alongside you," Crist wrote in a Facebook post.

Charlie Crist considering Florida Senate bid

wdsu.com — Charlie Crist might be back on the Florida ballot once again. The former Florida governor, who lost his Republican-turned-Independent bid for Senate in 2010 and then fell short in his comeback attempt as a Democrat in last year's gubernatorial race, is now considering running for Senate in 2016, an adviser to the governor told CNN on Wednesday.

Charlie Crist considering Florida Senate bid in 2016

cnn.com — The former Florida governor, who lost his Republican-turned-Independent bid for Senate in 2010 and then fell short in his comeback attempt as a Democrat in last year's gubernatorial race, is now considering running for Senate in 2016, an adviser to the governor told CNN on Wednesday.

Perry beefs up political staff ahead of likely 2016 run

cnn.com — Perry's senior-most adviser Jeff Miller, a California transplant and former Arnold Schwarzenegger aide, has taken a leave of absence from his consulting firm to work full-time for Perry's political action committee, a source familiar with the move told CNN. Miller and longtime Perry confidante Rob Johnson are now "100%" devoted to Perry's political efforts, the source said.

Hillary Clinton's stumbles fuel Democratic critics

cnn.com — A string of damaging stories about Hillary Clinton's activities as Secretary of State -- including the new controversy surrounding her email habits -- are giving fresh ammo to Clinton skeptics who have grown resigned lately to the idea of a Democratic coronation instead of a genuine, competitive primary.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @PeterNicholas3: Ex-MD Gov O'Malley on ABC: "Let's be honest here: the presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."

Mar 28, 2015

Silver lining: We can all go back to hating Notre Dame now

Mar 28, 2015

RT @RalstonReports: Two guys who know their stuff -- @nathanlgonzales and @PeterHambyCNN -- picked up word of @Hutch4Nevada in DC. Guess #nvleg not in session.

Mar 27, 2015

"Nevada Democrats have always been much more disciplined in their primary process" cnn.com/2015/03/27/pol…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @ScottFConroy: Ted Cruz's First Campaign Stop Hosted By Conspiracy Buff Who Wants Obama Arrested huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/ted… via @HuffPostPol

Mar 27, 2015

this R.W. Apple dispatch on Nevada's 1986 Senate race is just masterful nytimes.com/1986/09/05/us/…

Mar 27, 2015

Nevada source: "My day will be like the Hunger Games"

Mar 26, 2015

RT @DylanByers: Obama says "The Wire" is “one of the greatest pieces of art in the last couple of decades.” huff.to/1NetQbC via @HuffPostPol

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