Rep. Peter King to Seek White House
The GOP 2016 presidential race has begun, with the first candidate announcing his intentions to seek the White House: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) King, visiting a New Hampshire radio station on Friday, said the reason he was in New Hampshire for the second time this summer was “because right now I'm running for President.”
King has scheduled two more visits to New Hampshire in the fall.
The news that King is running follows previous statements by King that he was considering a run for the presidency, but the new statement is finally definitive. King said the reason he is making his run is that he wants the GOP to eschew isolationist views on foreign policy, which he accused Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of endorsing.