Trump, Clinton Win, Bush Out – CNN

(CNN)Donald Trump ran away with South Carolina. Hillary Clinton’s strong organization and attention to local details staved off Bernie Sanders’ “political revolution” in Nevada. And Jeb Bush dropped out. Trump has now won the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries against a fractured GOP field, while Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are battling for […]

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Bush machine running on fumes – Politico

‘People would love to get Jeb all the way … that’s not realistic,’ one big-dollar supporter says. SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Some of Jeb Bush’s most steadfast allies think Saturday might be the end. Donors, who poured millions into his campaign and super PAC, have stopped giving – one refusing a direct request to raise $1 […]

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Poll: Trump’s Attacks On George W. Bush Not Hurting Him In South Carolina – The Daily Caller

After Donald Trump repeatedly attacked George W. Bush in Saturday’s Republican presidential debate, the conventional wisdom was that the attacks could backfire in South Carolina, where the former GOP president is popular among primary voters. But a new Public Policy Polling poll of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters in the two days after the […]

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Did We Just See A Trump-Killer Moment? – The American Thinker

Front-Runner Donald Trump may just have crossed a line, one that can’t be un-crossed. Back before the Iowa Caucus, on January 29th, I wrote here in American Thinker that there were only two possible Trump-Killers: 1.    A failure of his crowds to turn out and vote; and, 2.    Saying something that was clearly beyond the […]

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Five things to watch for in the CBS Republican debate

The six remaining Republican presidential candidates will be on stage in Greenville, South Carolina Saturday night for the CBS News Republican debate. The stakes are high for the remaining candidates, as they head into a period of the primary season that relies less on retail politicking. A strong debate performance could be crucial as the […]

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Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire – Politico

His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. MANCHESTER, N.H. — The pundits think he’s nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he’s about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. “You don’t have to listen to the […]

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Republican Candidates Throw Some Hail Marys In New Hampshire Debate – The Daily Caller

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Knowing the end of their presidential campaigns could come with a poor showing here on Tuesday, some of the Republicans running for the White House threw what looked like Hail Mary passes at the final debate before the New Hampshire primary. The most obvious example of this during the ABC News-sponsored debate […]

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The Bush blame game begins – Politico

With Jeb struggling, supporters, staff and donors start pointing the finger at the super PAC’s chief, Mike Murphy. They think he wasted money on everything from an iPad-sized video mailer to direct mail for donors in states that don’t yet matter. They think his attacks on Marco Rubio are doing more harm than good. And […]

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Jeb Bush plummets in latest national poll – Politico

Jeb Bush’s support among Republicans nationally has plummeted to the low single digits in the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, as the former Florida governor’s campaign seeks to hit refresh with its “Jeb Can Fix It” tour. Donald Trump and Ben Carson, meanwhile, continued to lead the field, with Carson outperforming Hillary Clinton in […]

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Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President – New York Times

One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio at a critical point in the Republican nominating battle. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York […]

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How Donald Trump rewired the 2016 campaign – Politico

In three short months, the real estate mogul has altered nearly every aspect of the GOP presidential race and left rivals like Jeb Bush scrambling to respond. This is not the race Jeb Bush expected to run. The plan was to craft a policy-focused campaign, with scores of policy aides hired to help him articulate […]

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What have Bush, Clinton learned from voters’ attraction to the outsiders? – The Washington Post

At the beginning of this year, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored a focus group in the Denver suburbs composed of a dozen adults — Republicans, Democrats and independents. Looking back almost nine months later, the two-hour discussion proved to be a prescient guide to the surprising politics of 2015. […]

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Still Think Jeb Bush Vs. Hillary Clinton Is Happening? – National Journal

They’re the pundits’ front-runners, but they’re at odds with a restless electorate. August 27, 2015 –  By focusing so much on the candidates, consultants, and donors in political coverage, it’s easy to overlook the most important element in the political process—the voters. And at a time when Washington has prospered but much of the country […]

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A Foxy, Rowdy Republican Debate – New York Times

The first question to Chris Christie was about the nine credit downgrades that New Jersey had suffered since he became its governor. Ben Carson was reminded of his domestic-policy blunders, of his foreign-policy blunders, of a whole raft of loopy statements that raise serious questions about how well he understands the country and globe. Could […]

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Trump leads GOP presidential field in new national poll – The Hill

Media coverage of Donald Trump’s controversial immigration remarks have lifted the GOP presidential candidate to the top of the Republican field, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Trump was the preferred GOP nominee for president for 15 percent of respondents — 4 points ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), […]

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Jeb Bush Waffles on Immigration Again!

GOP 2016 candidate Jeb Bush is making some serious miss-steps on the illegal immigration dialogue front.  His latest confusing comment was “I honestly think we need to provide a path to legalized status, not citizenship for illegal immigrants.”  Well, that statement is as clear as mud.  What is the former Florida Governor’s position?   Does […]

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Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy – The Daily Beast

Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. The student has now become the teacher. Sen. Marco Rubio, once viewed as a protege of presidential competitor Jeb Bush, schooled the former Florida governor Wednesday evening in the first national security […]

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Jeb’s big test – Ben White and Anna Palmer – POLITICO

NEW YORK — Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 presidential race sets up a critical challenge for Jeb Bush, top Republicans say: If the former Florida governor can scoop up many of Romney’s big donors, he would set himself up as the dominant front-runner in the establishment wing of the party — and make life […]

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For Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, a history of ambition fuels a possible 2016 collision – The Washington Post

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have much in common. Both were pragmatic as governors, mild-mannered as candidates and more comfortable balancing budgets at their desks than clinking glasses at a political dinner. The two Republican leaders’ personal rapport is cordial. But they are hardly chummy — and at moments their relationship has been strained, with […]

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Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush 2016 Race Could Mean Big Primary Changes – US News

By Lara Brown Despite several past elections and dozens of polls showing that Americans have neither any patience for, nor any interest in supporting political “insiders,” Washington’s elites seem to be expecting (even hoping for) a 2016 presidential race featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But […]

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Leaked: Democrats’ attack plan for Bush – James Hohmann – POLITICO

The Democratic National Committee wants surrogates to attack Jeb Bush as the Mitt Romney of 2016, an out-of-touch representative of the 1 percent who is more conservative than he lets on. DNC strategists hosted a private conference call Friday to prepare Democrats going on the Sunday news shows to address the former Florida governor’s announcement […]

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