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Jeb’s invisible man strategy

fox2now.com — DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the so-called Invisible Primary of 2016, Jeb Bush is the invisible man --- and he prefers it that way. After taking the political world by surprise in early January with the formation of a shiny new political committee, Bush has largely receded from public view, instead put...

Jeb's invisible man strategy

cnn.com — After taking the political world by surprise in early January with the formation of a shiny new political committee, Bush has largely receded from public view, instead putting an acute focus on raising money and building what his growing team of aides describe as a "shock and awe" campaign operation.

Santorum hires fundraisers for possible 2016 campaign

cnn.com — Santorum, who convened a meeting with his inner circle in Washington last week to walk through the details of another presidential campaign, has hired a finance team for Patriot Voices, his political action committee. Poll: Nearly six in 10 Republicans want Romney to run The PAC officials will transition into similar roles on a presidential campaign, a GOP source familiar with the moves told CNN.

Could Chris Christie be bullied out of 2016?

cnn.com — The surprisingly fast-moving Republican presidential contest, kicked off by Jeb Bush shortly after the New Year and accelerated by the unexpected re-emergence of Mitt Romney, is putting pressure on Christie, who was once the Republican establishment's favorite.

Romney tells donors he's considering 2016 bid

cnn.com — "Mitt told the group of 30 or so guys that were there that he is considering a run for the White House and that they could go tell their friends," a source in the room told CNN. The Wall Street Journal first reported the comments.

Christie to meet with GOP leaders in South Carolina

cnn.com — New Jersey Gov. Christie has arranged a getting-to-know-you session with prominent Republicans in the early primary state of South Carolina next week - a sign that Christie is still serious about a presidential bid despite more aggressive moves by other potential GOP candidates so far this year.

Walker builds 2016 team with likely campaign manager

edition.cnn.com — Walker, who was sworn in to a second term in Madison this week, quietly brought on Rick Wiley, a former Republican National Committee political director and veteran of multiple presidential campaigns, about a month ago to build a political operation in advance of the 2016 race, the sources said.

Walker builds 2016 team with likely campaign manager

cnn.com — Walker, who was sworn in to a second term in Madison this week, quietly brought on Rick Wiley, a former Republican National Committee political director and veteran of multiple presidential campaigns, about a month ago to build a political operation in advance of the 2016 race, the sources said.

Santorum summons former aides

cnn.com — The "Personal Invitation from Senator Santorum," provided to CNN by a Republican who received it, was sent by a Santorum aide to more than two dozen "friends and former colleagues" from past campaigns and his time in the U.S. House and Senate.

Revenge of the Democratic techies?

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- The nerds are all right. The technologists who built the Democratic Party's data-driven approach to campaigning are saddened by the results of the 2014 midterms, a political drubbing that not even even the sharpest get-out-the-vote operation could prevent.
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Jan 27, 2015

RT @EWErickson: “‘I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24,‘ says Elk, who is 28.“ washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Jan 27, 2015

Captain Ron comparing Murdoch to Donald Trump is the most entertaining thing I've read all day mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/us/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @thinkprogress: Morning Joe hosts get special invite to closed Koch event, lavish Koch brothers with praise thkpr.gs/3615661 pic.twitter.com/a8v6RRl6kj

Jan 27, 2015

paging through Snapchat Discover makes me feel really sorry for the media organizations that aren't using it

Jan 27, 2015

Hoping for Romney 2016 HQ in Salt Lake, if only for the taco trucks

Jan 27, 2015

.@mattkatz00 is on @WNYC talking about "unique alliance" b/w Christie & Steve King. Host then calls King "most anti-immigrant" congressman

Jan 27, 2015

For once, I would like to read about a candidate who is "loudly ramping up." After quietly huddling, of course.

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