First on CNN: Biden to raise money for South Carolina Democrats
May 5th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Biden to raise money for South Carolina Democrats

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser for the South Carolina Democratic Party on Friday, a source familiar with the event told CNN.

Biden, who has kept his name in the 2016 mix even as Hillary Clinton consumes much of the presidential oxygen, will be in the early primary state to deliver the University of South Carolina commencement address on May 9.

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GOP establishment looks nervously at North Carolina Senate primary
The Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads have stepped in with ads to prop up U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
May 5th, 2014
09:55 AM ET
4 months ago

GOP establishment looks nervously at North Carolina Senate primary

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - For a Republican establishment still spooked by the ghosts of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock - grassroots-backed conservatives who threw away winnable Senate races in recent elections with tone-deaf remarks about abortion - Tuesday can't come soon enough.

In North Carolina, Republicans are watching closely to see if Thom Tillis, the state House speaker and maybe the party's best bet to unseat endangered Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan this November, can capture 40% of the vote in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Senate
Kaine endorses Hillary Clinton for President (if she runs)
May 2nd, 2014
08:20 PM ET
4 months ago

Kaine endorses Hillary Clinton for President (if she runs)

Washington (CNN) – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s trip to South Carolina this weekend to address the state Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner comes with dash of 2016 presidential intrigue.

A Spanish-fluent former Democratic Party chairman and one-time governor from an emergent swing state in the South, Kaine’s understated political skills and sterling reputation among party insiders would make him an instantly credible White House candidate, if a dark horse.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Tim Kaine
First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado
May 2nd, 2014
01:21 PM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado

Washington (CNN) – Cory Gardner, the all-but-certain Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, picked up a marquee national endorsement on Friday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, is urging his supporters to contribute to Gardner's bid to unseat Sen. Mark Udall.
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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Cory Gardner • Marco Rubio
First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance
April 23rd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
5 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
In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare
Incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, talks with likely Republican challenger Ed Gillespie at the state's annual Shad Planking fish fry (CNN)
April 16th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
5 months ago

In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare

Updated 7:27 a.m. ET, 4/17/2014

Wakefield, Virginia (CNN) - Mark Warner was weaving his way through the crowd on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Shad Planking, the annual Virginia fish fry that brings beer-sipping politicos together in the tall pines of southeastern Virginia, when a burly man sporting an NRA sticker approached.

“Senator, did you read the Affordable Care Act before you voted for it?” he asked.

Warner, his brow furrowed earnestly, was prepared.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Obamacare • Virginia
First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention
April 8th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.

Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP’s annual convention in Columbia, on June 6.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Republican Party • South Carolina
First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul
April 8th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) – Could Sen. Lindsey Graham finally have a credible primary challenger in South Carolina?

Det Bowers, a politically-connected Columbia pastor, collected over $417,000 in the two months since he made a late entry into the GOP Senate primary in February, a source close to the first-time candidate told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • South Carolina
Why is this man running for governor of California?
Neel Kashkari has wiped social issues from the agenda, a political necessity on the culturally liberal Pacific Coast.
April 3rd, 2014
10:18 AM ET
6 months ago

Why is this man running for governor of California?

(CNN) – In late 2012, when Neel Kashkari first pondered the idea of running for governor of California, one of the first people he sought out for advice was another Republican who once faced long odds in a big state gubernatorial bid: George W. Bush.

Bush was an underdog when he tried to unseat Texas Gov. Ann Richards in 1994, and he ended up winning in that year's GOP landslide.

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Jindal on Obamacare sign-ups: So what
April 2nd, 2014
11:56 AM ET
6 months ago

Jindal on Obamacare sign-ups: So what

Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, waved off the Obama administration's jubilance over this week’s news that more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

“So what that under the threat of a government mandate they are able to get to this target of 7.1 million?” Jindal said Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare
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