2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Republicans Should Offer Real Alternative To War Hawk Hillary Clinton in 2016

The only exception to Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years.

The 65 People Who May Run for President in '16

Bob Cusack, The Hill

Twenty-three Dems. have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. 

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: August

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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Cruz, Carson, Palin Top Western Conservative Summit Poll

Denver Post Staff

Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin were the top picks of 600+ voters in the Western Conservative Summit straw poll for the president in 2016. Carson received 22% of the vote, Cruz had 13% and Palin collected 12%.

McCain: It'll Take an Open Borders GOP to Defeat Hillary

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

Along with citing a list of moderate GOP governors (like Bush and Christie) as potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, "John McCain said that he believes Repubs. can defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016, but only if they pass immigration reform."

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: July

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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GOP's Kasich: Job Growth, Big Gov't Go Hand in Hand

Jason Hart, Media Trackers

Rumored '16 contender Gov. John Kasich treats State coercion as Christian charity. He laid out his vision of big-gov't Republicanism, reiterating his belief that God wants gov't to spend more taxes on entitlements.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: June

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 
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Poll: Ted Cruz Is Most Conservative of 2016 Hopefuls

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Ted Cruz “could have an edge in the primaries as he is seen as one of the most conservative GOP politicians around,” said the poll. 36% of Repubs. want him to run for president. 42% of Tea Partiers want him in the race.

Why Repubs. Should Consider Ben Carson

William Tucker, American Spectator

Ben Carson is very much representative of this conservative segment of the African-American population. Were the Republicans to nominate Ben Carson or someone like him, the issue of race might fade into the background and ideas would become more central instead.

Ben Carson Drops Heavy Hints on '16

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

During an appearance on “Hannity” to promote his new book, the neurosurgeon again hinted at entering the 2016 White House race. “I don’t want to do it but if we’re left in a situation where there isn't a lot of enthusiasm for anybody else, I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens,” he said.

Jeb Bush Organizing Ahead of Potential POTUS Run

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jeb Bush's speech to graduates of Grove City College in Penn. may have been the first sign that he is developing an organization for a potential 2016 presidential run. In a sign of his seriousness and organization, talking points were recently distributed to people in Bush's inner circle.

Allen West: I'm Considering a Run for President

The Right Scoop Staff

In response to a question from Ben Shapiro on AM 870′s Morning Answer, Allen West admits he's considering a run for the presidency out of respect for all of those who have asked him to run. However, he cautions that just because he’s considering it doesn’t mean he’s going to actually do it.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 40

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
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Chamber of Commerce To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Or Sit Out 2016

Elise Foley, Huffington Post

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue promised to keep pushing for immigration reform, quipping that the GOP should just stay home in the next presidential election if it doesn't address the issue.

Boehner 'Nudged' Jeb Bush To Run in 2016

Fox News Latino Staff

"Jeb Bush is my friend. I think he'd make a great president. I've nudged him for some time," Speaker John Boehner told the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Viguerie: Conservatives Can TakeOver GOP

Robert Feinberg, MoneyNews

Viguerie says we can recruit adherents to the party who are involved in community issues and backing ethnically diverse candidates. O's unpopularity & the TEA Party's energy will help R's win in '16. It's not too late for conservs. to win control of GOP & the '16 election. 

Presidential Primary Survey Results May Surprise You

Patrick Ishmael, Hot Air

The Hot Air 2016 presidential poll results are in. Chris Christie has 1% of the vote. Ted Cruz, who earned 29% of the vote, is in the lead. The top five is rounded out by Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

Are GOP Sens. Turning Against Their Own in '16?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some GOP senators say they would prefer their party nominate a current or former governor instead of possible hopefuls like Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Did Rick Santorum Dis Rand Paul?

Jonathan Topaz, Politico

Santorum said Paul isn’t his “leader” and that he doesn’t think the GOP will nominate him in 2016. “I don’t think that will happen because the Repub. Party is not a libertarian party. It is a conservative party. And it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian.”