In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race
June 14th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
10 months ago

In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Earlier this year, as Frank Guinta was driving his children to school, he turned on a local radio station and heard Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talking about Guinta's failed attempt to win re-election to Congress just a few months earlier.

Paul was discussing the future of the Republican Party and the need for the GOP to maintain its traditional political base while also welcoming more libertarian-minded conservatives. The Kentucky senator then started citing specific data from the 2012 general election, including Guinta's race.

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  1. Gurgyl

    Total bs–three years six months left. NH better vote for democrat in a democratic nation–GOP are thugs, wars, loots, cheats. God bless.

    June 14, 2013 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  2. The Other Campaign Strategist @ Amsterdam Ave & 115th

    Forget New Hampshire, the real battle is how do the Democrats put Texas in play in 2020?

    June 14, 2013 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop garbage of America party of stupid has no future in America and will find out in 2014 mid terms , they didn't learn after 2012 gop train wreck which just proves they really are the party of stupid !!!

    June 14, 2013 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  4. Jinx9to88

    GOP can have NH, Dems will get Texas before to long.

    June 14, 2013 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    Rand Paul. What a joke.

    I'm still trying to figure out why HE, a freshman Senator is experienced enough to be POTUS, yet President Obama, who had been in Congress years longer wasn't......

    Oh never mind. I KNOW the real answer.

    June 14, 2013 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  6. Norma Vessels

    You're so right .. why is it that Rand Paul thinks he is Presidential material after such a short time in Congress. Before that, he was a Dentist. Our President Obama studied law, got his law papers, went to Congress, spent more time there than Rand Paul, and yet the Republicans claim he doesn't know enough to be President. Do we really want a Dentist in the Oval office? No!

    June 14, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  7. Malory Archer

    You're so right .. why is it that Rand Paul thinks he is Presidential material after such a short time in Congress. Before that, he was a Dentist.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Actually, he's an eye doctor who couldn't even pass the board certification exam, so he created his own board! What a joke.

    June 14, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  8. Tabeth

    Friends,
    Our focus should not be who will be the next US President but let us work hard to uplift our country.
    Not positions!

    June 14, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    Rand Paul.....kingmaker.....what a laugh. This guy is important to the righties but for all the wrong reasons.

    June 14, 2013 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  10. Steveo

    @Norma Vessels
    You're so right .. why is it that Rand Paul thinks he is Presidential material after such a short time in Congress. Before that, he was a Dentist. Our President Obama studied law, got his law papers, went to Congress, spent more time there than Rand Paul, and yet the Republicans claim he doesn't know enough to be President. Do we really want a Dentist in the Oval office? No!
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    ONLY Republicans claim he doesn't know enough to be president? If you remembe,r almost HALF the DEMS did not think he knew enough! Didn't Hillary say something about ON THE JOB TRAINING back in 2008?

    As far as being a dentist or whatever the career was, I don't care. Just as long they can lead! I'm betting you would not mind having ANOTHER lawyer though.

    June 14, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |