2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

If Cuccinelli Loses, Hillary Wins

Teresa Mull, Human Events

A McAuliffe victory could boost Hillary even more, and his defeat could tarnish her reputation.

Cruz and Palin Vie for Top Spot in CHQ Straw Poll

Texas’ limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz has surged to within one point of longtime CHQ Republican presidential straw poll favorite former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in last week’s online balloting in the 2016 Republican presidential straw poll. (You can cast your vote this week through this link.)

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 10

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. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly GOP Presidential Straw Poll is available exclusively to registered CHQ members. To register, click here. If you are already a member, please log-in by clicking here. You may vote once a week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

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Cruz to Visit Iowa Again

Jennifer Jacobs, Des Moines Register

Ted Cruz will headline the Republican Party of Iowa’s annual Ronald Reagan Dinner this fall.

Christie v. Rand Old Party

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

“It’s the tax-and-spend liberal wing of the Republican Party,” said Paul. “They’re all for blowing stuff up, for getting involved in wars, but they’re not too concerned with fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.”

Tea Party to Reject Rubio, Others?

Associated Press Staff

Tea Partiers expect those they elected to fulfill their promises. Voters angered by amnesty passing the Sen. may walk away.

GOP Threatens to Stop Being The Party of Stupid

Conservatives are fed-up with the Republican National Committee handing-over the primary season agenda to the liberals in the establishment media every four years. All RNC Chairman Reince Preibus is doing by threatening to pull out of debates sponsored by NBC and CNN is threatening that the GOP will finally stop being the Party of stupid.

RPaul: Christie Is King of Pork

Zeke J Miller, Time

“This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” said Paul. “I’m trying to grow the party by talking about liberation ideas of privacy." 

Cruz: Wacko Like a Fox

Doyle McManus, Los Angles Times

Cruz has a strategy for the US. He believes that a stronger Tea Party could move the R's to the right where it belongs.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 9

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. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly GOP Presidential Straw Poll is available exclusively to registered CHQ members. To register, click here. If you are already a member, please log-in by clicking here. You may vote once a week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

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Cruz Challenging Palin In CHQ Straw Poll

In our opinion voters are rejecting the Republican establishment and its brand of Big Government “me-too-ism” in favor of candidates who are authentic representatives of the grassroots conservative base of the Party. It is that authenticity that keeps Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz at the top of the CHQ straw poll.

Christie: Libertarians Are Dangerous

Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Chris Christie blasted libertarian-leaning R's, including Paul, for forgetting the importance of the Patriot Act.

Cruz Has Widest Appeal for 2016

Allahpundit, Hot Air

GOP's '16 field is much stronger than '12. R's are finding faults w/ most candidates, except for Cruz.

Presidential Poll: Carson and West Join Top Five

What seems to be the common trait among the top five vote-getters in our straw poll is that they are all “boat-rockers” of a limited government constitutional conservative bent – the establishment Republicans on the ballot have been largely relegated to the bottom of the list. We think this portends well for Republican chances in 2016.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 8

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. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly GOP Presidential Straw Poll is available exclusively to registered CHQ members. To register, click here. If you are already a member, please log-in by clicking here. You may vote once a week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

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What R's Are Doing to Stop Hillary

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Anti-Hillary PACs are mounting a big offense and plan to follow her everywhere.

Is Cruz Running for President?

Fox News Latino Staff

Ted Cruz says he's not focused on a 2016 run, yet he's visiting early primary states.

Rubio’s Staff Tells Us He’s No Movement Conservative

If you sift through Senator’s Rubio’s staff and consultants you’d be hard pressed to find many who have strong roots in the Tea Party or conservative movement. Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are, and who Marco Rubio walks with every day in his Capitol Hill office explains a lot about who he has become since reaching Washington DC.

King Aims to Save GOP From Cruz, Paul

Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times

Squishy Peter King eyes 2016. Calling TCruz and RPaul "isolationists," he said he's stronger on security.

DeMint Holds GOP Accountable

Anna Palmer and Manu Raju, Politico

The Heritage leader and Tea Party fave made it clear that they're not in the business of pleasing the GOP.