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The most talented governor you’ve probably never heard of

The most talented governor you’ve probably never heard of | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) won reelection last November with more than 70 percent of the vote, a remarkable margin in a swing state. He's one of the most high-profile Hispanic elected officials in the GOP.
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GOP response: Sen. Joni Ernst emphasizes working-class roots, challenges Obama in affable tone

GOP response: Sen. Joni Ernst emphasizes working-class roots, challenges Obama in affable tone | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Ernst’s elevation to the national stage became complete Tuesday night when she delivered a speech responding on behalf of her party to Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress.
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Who can argue when a politician backs his or her hometown or state's team? Well, maybe this is another reason Chris Christie won't become president

Not one to shy away from anything, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is doubling down on his controversial support for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and might go to watch them play in Lambeau Field next Sunday. “I hope to,” Christie said Monday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” radio show, when asked if he will join the team...
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Let's see: The Republican candidate in 2016 will be a big favorite to win Texas. Wisconsin and New Jersey are less certain. Hmmmm. Why does Chris Christie have to do things the hard way?

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As sentencing approaches, Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell leans on his friends and faith

As sentencing approaches, Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell leans on his friends and faith | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
As the sentencing looms for Robert McDonnell’s corruption conviction, he has in some ways presided over an extended wake for his once-promising future.
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10 Races to Watch in 2016: Wisconsin's Ron Johnson (R) in possible rematch for Senate

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Wisconsin's Ron Johnson (R) in possible rematch for Senate | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., may face the Democrat he ousted in 2010, former Sen. Russ Feingold, next year — which would make the rematch one of 2016's ma
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Jeb Bush faces conservative scrutiny after dipping toe in 2016 waters - Fox News

Jeb Bush faces conservative scrutiny after dipping toe in 2016 waters - Fox News | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

As former Florida Gov....

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Sen. Kirk (R-IL) puts weight behind Senate GOP plan to impose Iran sanctions, says veto-proof bill possible

Sen. Kirk (R-IL) puts weight behind Senate GOP plan to impose Iran sanctions, says veto-proof bill possible | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A top Republican senator said Sunday that the upper chamber upon returning to work next month under GOP control will likely make imposing new sanctions on Iran a top priority.
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Is this the beginning of the Kasich campaign for president?

Is this the beginning of the Kasich campaign for president? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
“As he wrestles with another run for president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is trying keep his political maneuverings above the fray and below the radar,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “Backed by a new nonprofit group that can raise unlimited [...]
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Chris Cillizza: What your love life can tell you about Mitt Romney’s 2016 presidential prospects

Chris Cillizza: What your love life can tell you about Mitt Romney’s 2016 presidential prospects | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
I promise there's a point to this.
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Romney's Inner Circle Is Convinced He's Running

Romney's Inner Circle Is Convinced He's Running | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney held meetings with donors in New York this week that left one attendee convinced he is running for president again in 2016.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Potential presidential candidate?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Potential presidential candidate? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
His spunky performance at a Republican Governors Association conference in Florida and his big win on Election Day has vaulted Ohio Gov. John Kasich into the long-shot category of potential Republican presidential candidates. Mr. Kasich brushes off
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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress will win tomorrow

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress will win tomorrow | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

In 1973, 31-year-old Elizabeth Holtzman became the youngest woman elected to the House. More than 40 years later, she is still holds the record, although a fellow New Yorker is poised to break it on Tuesday.

 

First-time candidate Elise Stefanik, 30 years old, has a double-digit lead in the race to replace retiring Rep. Bill Owens (D) in New York's 21st District.

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Rubio signs up top fundraiser, lines up donors in move toward 2016 bid

Rubio signs up top fundraiser, lines up donors in move toward 2016 bid | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Sen. Marco Rubio has signed on a major Republican fundraiser -- and is lining up donors and top advisers -- as he moves toward a 2016 presidential bid, Fox News has learned. 

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Ernst makes the cut to rebut Obama's big speech

Ernst makes the cut to rebut Obama's big speech | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The announcement was made at a Republican legislative retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is doing what you do when you run for president but challenges loom.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is doing what you do when you run for president but challenges loom. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rand Paul may only yet be a candidate for re-election to the Senate in 2016, but the first-term Kentucky Republican already is sprinting toward the race for president.
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Former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), first African American elected to Senate, dies at 95

Former Sen. Edward Brooke, who ended an 85-year absence of African-American senators, died Saturday.
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Carly Fiorina is doing the things people do when they're running for president, like hiring a Republican Party spokeswoman

Carly Fiorina is doing the things people do when they're running for president, like hiring a Republican Party spokeswoman | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Former California tech executive Carly Fiorina has hired a top Republican National Committee spokeswoman to join her political action committee, another signal she is taking steps toward a bid for the White House later this year, CNN has learned.
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Michael Grimm Could Resign This Week, Per Reports

Michael Grimm Could Resign This Week, Per Reports | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Rep. Michael G. Grimm now intends to resign from the House after pleading guilty to tax evasion.....

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Races to Watch in 2016: Sen. Richard Burr (R) in North Carolina

Races to Watch in 2016: Sen. Richard Burr (R) in North Carolina | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Tar Heel State residents should enjoy the absence of political ads on their airwaves while they can — before Sen. Richard Burr's re-election begins.
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Republican Martha McSally wins last House race of 2014

Republican Martha McSally wins last House race of 2014 | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Republican Martha McSally has prevailed in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District over Democratic Rep. Ron Barber following a recount after initial vote totals showed McSally ahead by fewer than 200 votes. Results unveiled Wednesday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper — more than six weeks after the Nov. 4 election —...
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Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Until recently. While some people close to Romney insist he hasn’t moved from saying he has no plans to run, the 2012 Republican nominee has sounded at least open to the idea in...
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Mary Landrieu swept away by red tide as GOP picks up 9th seat

Mary Landrieu swept away by red tide as GOP picks up 9th seat | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday became the ninth Democratic senator to lose this cycle, felled by the red tide that's swept the South.
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