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This state could give the GOP big headaches in 2016

cnn.com — The state is on a collision course with the Republican National Committee over when to hold its presidential primary next year. National Republicans -- intent on fashioning an orderly nominating process after several chaotic cycles -- are threatening trigger-happy primary and caucus states with drastic penalties if they attempt to leapfrog the voting line and disrupt the carefully plotted primary calendar.

Hambycast: A New Hampshire state of mind

cnn.com — It's a bracing I-can't-feel-my-hands, there's-snow-on-my-neck, why-won't-my-car-heat-up-faster kind of cold that calls for heavy duty boots, long underwear and plates of comfort food. These were the sub-zero conditions that roughly 500 reform-minded activists faced as they marched south from Dixville Notch, down the roads and highways of the frozen-over Granite State last month.

Jeb Bush adds veteran consultants to likely campaign team

cnn.com — Jon Downs and Danny Diaz, both founding partners in the Washington-based political firm FP1 Strategies, will help steer advertising and messaging efforts for Bush's Right To Rise Leadership PAC, an adviser to Bush told CNN. "We're excited Jon and Danny are joining our team," said Bush adviser Sally Bradshaw.

Why Mitt Romney bowed out

ktuu.com — In the end, as it always has been with Mitt Romney, it was about the data. Three weeks to the day since he informed a group of Republican financiers in New York that he was serious about a third presidential bid, Romney on Friday finally pulled the pl...

Why Mitt Romney bowed out

cnn.com — Three weeks to the day since he informed a group of Republican financiers in New York that he was serious about a third presidential bid, Romney on Friday finally pulled the plug on his long and sometimes agonizing political career, telling supporters that he would not mount a third bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Hambycast: Searching for freedom in Iowa

cnn.com — Standing before a conservative audience at the first annual Iowa Freedom Summit, in an auditorium usually reserved for the Des Moines ballet, the firebrand Senator from Texas distilled the state's prized leadoff role in the presidential nominating process down to its essence.

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.
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Mar 02, 2015

forgot that Jerry Brown called Bill Clinton "the prince of sleaze" latimes.com/local/politics…

Mar 01, 2015

President Obama is going to South Carolina on March 6. Amazingly, first time he's been back to the state since his 2008 primary win there.

Mar 01, 2015

RT @MarkLeibovich: "Four people drinking coffee on a corner do not constitute a snapshot of the electorate" @FrankBruni: nyti.ms/189D5tN

Feb 27, 2015

is the Jeb speech post-party at Rhino's or Smith Point?

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