The Donald is reveling in his rivals' demise
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said on Wednesday it will hear arguments on whether former Texas Governor Rick Perry should face trial on an abuse of power count, one of the charges that clouded his failed Republican presidential run. The court set Nov. 4 oral arguments for the count of abuse...
Jim Gilmore has not registered a blip on the screen. He polls at 0%. Scott Walker has exited the stage. Rick Perry has exited the stage. In the Real Clear Politics average, there are now 14 candidates who register in the polls in terms of the Republican nomination. Show More Summary
Over the past month of the presidential campaign, we've seen more surprises (Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Bernie Sanders). And we've seen our first exits from the race. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is out. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), one of the early, strongest-looking GOP candidates, is out. Show More Summary
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry effectively dropped out of the presidential race Friday, ending his second White House bid the same way he did his first. Perry was polling around 2 percent nationally, too low to get him into the varsity round of either of the first two Republican debates. That’s a far cry from […]
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has snagged a top GOP operative with ties to the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Until recently, Austin Barbour was running a super PAC backing Perry's presidential campaign. But the former Texas governor bowed out this month, and Barbour joined Team Bush officially Monday as a senior […]
So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race. I must admit, I'm doing a pretty horrible job of picking who will exit the race...Show More Summary
I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. Show More Summary
Mona Charen and I have done a new Need to Know, here. We talk about the pope in Cuba (and the pope in the United States). We talk about Scott Walker (and, by extension, Rick Perry and Tim Pawlenty ). We talk about Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of Britain’s Labour party, and his refusal to sing the national anthem. Show More Summary
Governor Scott Walker and former Governor Rick Perry dropping out so early in the Republican presidential primary race has raised questions about whether individual-candidate Super PACs are as big a problem as originally believed. (Both Walker and Perry had individual-candidate Super PACs supporting them.) This question, however, misses the point. Show More Summary
Jamie Johnson knew it was over for Scott Walker long before the Wisconsin governor made it official. Johnson, Iowa coalitions director for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum's 2012 bid, had backed a different do-over candidate for 2016: former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Much improved, the Texan won glowing reviews from Iowa's political class -- before […]
What can we learn from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Texas governor Rick Perry’s (R) early exits from the 2016 race? The biggest takeaway from my perspective is that super PACs are not a substitute for real campaigns — at least not yet. I guess that is good public policy, if we want […]
First Read: “Scott Walker and Rick Perry both learned a hard lesson this cycle: If at first you don’t succeed – you don’t get a second look anymore. There are too many other alternatives in this GOP field, and the [...]
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE SURVIVOR: First they came for Rick Perry, then they came for Scott Walker. Roger Simon asks who will be the next candidate to be booted off the island? Related: Rubio Moves Decisively in the Wake of Walker Exit.
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin may have followed former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas off the trail to “clear the field,” but Washington is gaining both a boldface name and hundreds of thousands of members in his entourage.
The cannons sound. The genetically modified wasps return to their lairs. The picture hangs in the sky. We’ve lost another tribute. First, Rick Perry, of District 11. Now, Gov. Scott Walker, of District 10. At least they never added insult to injury by making him join the JV debate. He left the race by announcing on Monday evening […]
Both Rick Perry and Scott Walker have suspended their campaigns. The post All Of The Presidential Candidates Who Signed Voter ID Laws Have Dropped Out Of The Race appeared first on ThinkProgress.
(Steven Hayward) It is unfortunate that Scott Walker is dropping out of the race, but I’m not surprised as this turn of events. He is this cycle’s Rick Perry: a solid governor with a strong record on which to run, but not adequately prepared for the heightened pressure and scrutiny of a presidential race. Show More Summary
If only I had kept my mouth shut — like this. Scott Walker became the second 2016 hopeful Monday to drop out of the Republican primary, following fellow GOP governor Rick Perry of Texas through the exit door. Walker, speaking from Madison,...Show More Summary
Second to end his 2016 campaign after Texas' Rick Perry Scott Walker will suspend his 2016 presidential campaign in a press conference early this evening, the New York Times is reporting. Walker, Wisconsin's union-busting, right-wing...Show More Summary