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Libertarian Moment Over? Rand Paul Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign

Kentucky U.S. Senator, a libertarian Republican voice, has suspended his campaign for president. Photo by Gage Skidmore

Rand Paul Suspends Republican Presidential Campaign, CNN Reports

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., is suspending his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee after coming in 5th place in February 1st Iowa caucuses, CNN reports. Just In: Sen. @RandPaul suspends presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/f68sRPgFHI — CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2016 So who is next? It appears the "money" was right... Show More Summary

Pro-Life Candidate Rand Paul Suspends His Republican Presidential Campaign

Rand Paul, the pro-life senator from Kentucky, announced today that he is suspending his presidential campaign after a poorer-than-hoped-for showing in Iowa on Monday night. Paul, the son of former presidential hopeful Ron Paul, received just 4.5 percent of the vote in Iowa — placing him fifth behind Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and […]

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Campaign spokeswoman Eleanor May confirmed his decision Wednesday to The Associated Press, saying a statement would be forthcoming. The first-term senator from Kentucky exits the race having never caught on with Republican voters, who have made billionaire businessman Donald Trump the front-runner in the race for the party's nomination.

BREAKING Rand Paul Out?

8:50amEDT: CNN is reporting that Republican senator Rand Paul is suspending his presidential campaign. MSNBC is reporting that Paul is “considering getting out.” No links yet, but you’ll want to see what Paul told RealClearPolitics.com about polling. Now read this:O’MALLEY OUT (Feb 1, 2016) Vox: Iowa gives whites outsize power over the presidency (Feb 1, [...]

Mayor de Blasio calls proposed Manhattan property tax cap ‘dangerous’

What began as a budget hearing on affordable housing turned into a heated, lengthy debate on Manhattan property taxes and beyond for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senate Republicans last week...

Marco Rubio Campaign Dispatches Its Army and New Lines of Attack

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign appears to be leaving little to chance in New Hampshire, aware that a lackluster result would greatly diminish him as he hopes to consolidate Republican support.

Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream Republicans

By Emily Stephenson and Emily Flitter EXETER, N.H./MILFORD, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party’s best hope to recapture the White House. But Rubio, 44, a U.S. senator from Florida, [...]Show More Summary

Donald Trump Feels 'Tinge' of Disappointment After Iowa Loss to Ted Cruz

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

MILFORD, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Donald Trump, the New York businessman seeking the Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he felt "a tinge" of disappointment after losing to Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses. Cruz bested Trump with 28 percent of caucus-goers' pledges on Monday compared to Trump's 24 percent. Show More Summary

Donald Trump wins the must-have Scott Brown endorsement

Stand back, New Hampshire—Donald Trump is bringing in the big guns. Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state’s presidential primary. Smooth move, that. Show More Summary

Some of the richest Silicon Valley Republican executives are refusing to back Donald Trump or Ted Cruz

Now that the Iowa caucus is over, it may look like the Republican nominee will be Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump or Senator Marco Rubio — the top three winners in Iowa — with an outside shot going to Dr. Ben Carson or Senator Ron Paul, who placed fourth and fifth. After all, Iowa isn't famous for predicting the actual nominee. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream Republicans

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first Republican nominating contest of the 2016 presidential election as the party’s leading mainstream candidate, faces a strong field of rival establishment figures in next week’s New Hampshire primary. Rubio, 44, from Florida, came in third...

Indiana GOP Lawmakers Kill Controversial LGB Rights Bill That Excluded Transgender Hoosiers

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican lawmakers in the Indiana senate have killed a civil rights bill that would have offered non-discrimination protections to gay, lesbian and bisexual Hoosiers. The bill, however, would not have provided protections for the state’s tran… Read The post Indiana GOP Lawmakers Kill Controversial LGB Rights Bill That Excluded Transgender Hoosiers appeared first on Towleroad.

Marco Rubio's Difficult Path to the Nomination

The Florida senator turned in a strong showing in Iowa, but his road to victory in the Republican primary remains strewn with obstacles.

Is Terry McAuliffe readying a run for Senate?

Gun-control advocates say Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is gunning for conservative votes by double-crossing his liberal supporters. But are they firing blanks? The trigger was Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) deal with Republican legislators,...Show More Summary

Christie Calls Rubio the 'Boy in the Bubble'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted fellow Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio Tuesday morning, referring to him as "the boy in the bubble," and saying the Florida senator needs to "man up and step up and stop letting all...Show More Summary

Brown Will Endorse Trump in New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at a rally, the Washington Post reports. “Brown’s decision has been closely guarded for days, but it was [...]

Guess Which Other Former Democrat Came in Second in Iowa Republican Caucuses?

last weekNews : Mediaite

On the sizzling heels of Senator Ted Cruz's (R-TX) victory in Monday night's Iowa caucuses, there has been a rush by the media to topple the candidacy of Iowa runner-up Donald Trump like some gold-plated, questionably-coiffed Saddam Hussein statue. For Trumpians looking for comfort beyond Microsoft conspiracy theories, history has some hope for them.

Former NH Senate Candidate Scott Brown to Endorse Trump Today

Huh. Would not have guessed that. Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state?s presidential...

Scott Brown to endorse Trump

MILFORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state’s presidential primary. Brown’s decision has been closely guarded for days, but it was confirmed by two people familiar with […]

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