Updated | Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced his intent to run for president in the 2016 election on Tuesday morning at a self-named skyscraper in New York City. The 69-year-old reality TV star has flirted with a presidential bid on multiple occasions in the past several decades, before ultimately changing his mind. This election cycle looks different, though. He recently began hiring staff in early voting states, and in March he publicly announced he would form a presidential exploratory committee, which is typically the first step for candidates who want to raise money without the constraints of officially being in the race. The businessman and Celebrity Apprentice host has visited early voting states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He has been a member of both the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as declared himself an independent. But he endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president in the 2012 election against … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Announces 2016 Presidential Bid
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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Saturday he was suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary. Bush, who also fared poorly in earlier contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, said the race had been "hard fought" but that voters of those three states had spoken. In what appeared to be a jab at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whom Bush has accused of lacking ideas, the former Florida Governor said, "ideas matter, policy matters." Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother to former President George W.Bush, entered the 2016 campaign as the favorite, but was unable to convert a sizable fundraising advantage into success at the polls. … [Read more...] about Jeb Bush ends 2016 presidential campaign
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming under assault from some prominent members of his own party, who are using multiple advertisements among their efforts to prevent him from racking up delegates and clinching the nomination over GOP rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich. More than 120 members of the GOP foreign policy establishment, including former advisers to President George W. Bush, have signed an open letter declaring the billionaire unfit for the highest office of the United States. Some said they are instead open to supporting Cruz, Trump's closest rival, or even the Democratic Party front-runner, Hillary Clinton, according to The Hill . Several admitted they would vote for Clinton if the general election match-up pits her against Trump. Cruz this month has received endorsements from ex-GOP rivals Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina . Even Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, publicly shared that he would support Cruz in Utah's … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is facing increasing opposition from within the Republican Party he represents
Shortly after protesters clashed with Donald Trump supporters Thursday night in San Jose, California, conservatives began blaming liberals for rioting against a presidential candidate. Liberals pointed a finger at the Republican presumptive nominee for his incendiary rhetoric and the violence of his own supporters. It's a cycle that seems likely to continue until November's election. Jim Geraghty, conservative blogger and National Review contributor, recently compared the demonstrators' rhetoric and signs at Trump rallies to those seen at Occupy Wall Street, with the Black Lives Matter movement and at the World Trade Organization protests that rocked Seattle in 1999. "There seems to be this sense in some newsrooms that left-wing protests are somehow inherently less violent, and if there is violence, it's somehow justified or understandable as a reaction to provocation from the right," he said in May. The post-rioting blame game extended to the East Coast Friday afternoon when … [Read more...] about Who’s to blame for the rioting at Donald Trump rallies?
GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surpassed general front-runner Donald Trump among likely Republican voters in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Thursday. The retired neurosurgeon leads the 15-candidate Republican field with 28 percent of support in the state, followed by the real estate mogul with 20 percent. In a September Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters, Trump led with 27 percent and Carson trailed in second place with 21 percent. Iowa is significant for campaigns because it holds the first major electoral event of the nominating process in the presidential election for both parties. The first votes of the campaign will be cast there on February 1. Carson leads Trump 33 percent to 13 percent among women in Iowa; men are divided, with 25 percent favoring Carson and 24 percent backing Trump. Related: Dr. Ben Carson's Life Story Rests on a Deep Adventist Faith Thirty-percent of likely GOP voters in Iowa said they … [Read more...] about Ben Carson Passes Front-Runner Donald Trump in Iowa
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has repeatedly drawn the ire of those on the left while being widely praised by those on right as he is viewed as a potential frontrunner for the GOP's presidential nomination in 2024 —making the incumbent a target for Democrats to attempt to unseat in the November midterm election. While Florida has been viewed as a swing state in recent elections, the state has been leaning Republican, with polling and news analysis site FiveThirtyEight assessing that it has a 7.6 percent partisan lean in favor of the GOP. Recent polls show that DeSantis is largely popular, with a majority of Floridians approving of his leadership. At the same time, he has been viewed by many as polarizing, repeatedly drawing substantial backlash from Democrats in the state and on the national stage. It's still undetermined which Democrat will face off against DeSantis on November 8. The two leading candidates are Representative Charlie Crist from the 13th District and … [Read more...] about Democrats’ chances of beating Ron DeSantis in midterm, according to polls
Updated | Nevada is the fourth state to host a Republican presidential caucus or primary since the nominating events began earlier this month. The GOP field dwindled to five candidates over the weekend after former Florida Governor Jeb Bush suspended his campaign following a weak turnout in the party's South Carolina primary. Nevada Republicans will suggest who they want to succeed Barack Obama to become the 45th president of the United States—real estate mogul Donald Trump, senators Marco Rubio of Florida or Ted Cruz of Texas, Ohio Governor John Kasich or retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Front-runner Trump seems poised to land his third consecutive win, following his victories in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries . But the battle for second remains to be known. Rubio and Cruz are vying to become their party's alternative to the former reality TV star, following close finishes in South Carolina. Some polls show they also are running close in Nevada. How Do the … [Read more...] about What to expect tonight from the Republican Nevada caucuses