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A new Des Moines Register poll in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker leading the GOP presidential pack with 16%, followed by Sen. Rand Paul at 15%, Mitt Romney at 13%, Mike Huckabee at 10%, Ben Carson at 9%, Jeb Bush […]

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Gov. Chris Christie and Jeb Bush “plunged into all-out battle this weekend for the biggest unclaimed prize in American politics and the decisive advantage that could go with it: the billion-dollar donor network once harnessed by Mitt Romney,” the New […]

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“While criticizing state spending and state worker salaries as too high, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn´s administration,” a review by the Associated Press […]

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“Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 presidential campaign pushes the GOP race back where it was three weeks ago, before his brief flirtation: a wide-open contest among the establishment, religiously oriented, and libertarian wings of the Republican Party,” the Los […]

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Wall Street Journal: “Republican donors could finally exhale Friday, as onetime GOP nominee Mitt Romney told supporters he wouldn´t run for president in 2016, resolving a dilemma for fundraisers who gravitate toward the party´s so-called establishment wing.” “The decision boosts […]

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I’ve relaunched Political Job Hunt with a mobile responsive design that puts the latest job listings up front. You can also sign up for new email job alerts. Special launch offer: If you’re looking to hire someone, use the coupon […]

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A new Fox News poll suggests that Jeb Bush stands to gain the most from Mitt Romney´s decision not to run for president for the third time. “Although Mr. Romney would have led the field with 21% of Republicans surveyed […]

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New York Times: “The news on Friday that Mr. Romney would opt out of the race revealed as much about the party in 2015 as it did about the former Massachusetts governor´s weaknesses as a candidate. Republican leaders, especially the […]

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Scott Brown (R), “who won a Senate seat in Massachusetts and lost one in New Hampshire, is ready for retirement. Brown has applied for his state pension, in Massachusetts, based on his nearly 17 years of state, county, and municipal […]

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“He should be ashamed. And I think people really need to know what type of person he is. To bring as much pain as he did, to me and my family, that should be an issue.” — Michael Schiavo, quoted […]

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