Rubio:  No ‘eject button’ if he runs for president
May 11th, 2014
12:25 PM ET
4 months ago

Rubio: No ‘eject button’ if he runs for president

(CNN) – Marco Rubio said that if someone wants to be president, they should fully commit to just that, adding that candidates shouldn't try to hold their congressional seats while pursuing the White House.

The Florida Republican said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC that, should he decide to launch a 2016 campaign, he won't run simultaneously for re-election for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
'The 20th century is gone': Rubio makes apparent dig at Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire speech
May 10th, 2014
08:30 PM ET
4 months ago

'The 20th century is gone': Rubio makes apparent dig at Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire speech

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio used his first visit this election cycle to New Hampshire, a key primary state, to take apparent shots at a potential 2016 presidential opponent - Hillary Clinton.

The Floridian was speaking Friday night to fellow Republicans at the Granite State’s “Freedom Founders” dinner, an annual event held by the Rockingham County Republican Committee.

Although not referring to Clinton by name, Rubio said: “They're threatening to nominate someone now who wants to take us to the past, to an era that is gone and is never coming back. The 20th century is gone. We live in the 21st century, a time of extraordinary challenges but also extraordinary opportunities. And that's where our party must step in.”

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC
May 8th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio will emphasize the need for the federal government to rethink how it addresses key programs by embracing “free market principles” and new technology in a speech to Republican leaders and activists meeting here this week to discuss political strategy.

The Florida GOP senator’s address is just one of several he has delivered on the topic of reform – already, he has spoken about how to transform education, innovation and poverty. And it is a subject Rubio will carry to New Hampshire on Friday and back to Washington, DC next week when he will appear at the National Press Club to talk about “retirement security in the 21st century and propose new reforms to strengthen entitlement programs,” the senator’s spokesman Alex Conant told CNN.

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Filed under: Marco Rubio • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • RNC • Tennessee
In key Senate race, incumbent releases her first ad
May 4th, 2014
06:00 PM ET
4 months ago

In key Senate race, incumbent releases her first ad

(CNN) – In what's turning into a crucial Senate race that could decide which party controls the chamber the next two years, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire went up Sunday with the first television commercial of her re-election bid.

The ad airs three weeks after her leading Republican challenger, former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, went up with his first paid spot.
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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a proposal that cleared a major hurdle Friday at a Democratic National Committee meeting here in the nation’s capital.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary and be required to do so no later than June 14.
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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • Primary Calendar • South Carolina
First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
10:44 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27, according to the proposal provided to CNN by a source, who asked not to be named. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary.

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • South Carolina
Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats
April 23rd, 2014
03:30 PM ET
4 months ago

Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is definitely putting its money where its mouth is.

The conservative non-profit political advocacy group backed by the deep pockets of billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch announced Wednesday that it will spend around $2.5 million over the next two weeks to run television commercials critical of the federal health care law in four states where Democrats face a challenge in keeping Senate seats in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Michigan • New Hampshire • Senate • Senate Race
First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance
April 23rd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance

(CNN) — Joe Scarborough, the morning show pundit, author and presidential buzz-stirrer, will speak to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting next month, a GOP source told CNN on Wednesday.

The MSNBC host will attend the May 3 meeting in Concord to discuss his new book about the future of the Republican Party and take questions from members of the state party. FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire
Place with political pedigree
April 22nd, 2014
11:44 AM ET
4 months ago

Place with political pedigree

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - From the outside, it looks like a plain store front that could be anywhere USA.

But step inside 379 Elm Street in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, and you enter a building with a rich history in campaign politics. And Scott Brown is writing the latest chapter in the building's political biography.

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Filed under: 2014 • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
5 months ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
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