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Several Potential 2016 Contenders Hit with FEC Complaint

The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 is claiming that four possible 2016 presidential candidates—Republicans Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker, along with Democrat Martin O’Malley—are "violating campaign-finance laws by building campaign infrastructure without formally 'testing the waters' for a bid," according to a Politico report.
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Some Ambitious House Democrats Shifting Right

The New York Times reports that a small group of Democrats, some entertaining a run for the Senate, have begun backing away from more progressive legislation. Instead they now say they suppor tax cuts and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands on stage while speaking to a crowd gathered to announce his presidential candidacy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. on March 23, 2015.

Cruz: GOP Leadership Blocked My Fundraising After ACA-Linked Shutdown

Per a Washington Post report, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) claims that after the 2013 government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act both he and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) "had their money spigot turned off by (GOP) leadership because blocking access to money is how leadership disciplines members.
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Mike Pence’s Indiana Religious Freedom Bill an Issue in 2016?

With Indiana Gov. and potential 2016 GOP presidential contender Mike Pence signing "a controversial state Senate bill that simply states the government can't interfere with people and businesses exercising their religious beliefs," the media is now ripe with speculation that the issue may be in play in the presidential politics of 2016.
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Ted Cruz Reportedly Winning Over Some Rand Paul Supporters in Iowa

According to a New York Times report, Sen. Ted Cruz is making some critical inroads in Iowa, including gaining the support of "more than a dozen party leaders for his statewide campaign." Some of that support is coming from the state's libertarians, or Liberty movement, generally assumed to be aligned with Rand Paul.
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Conservatives Battle Over Ted Cruz’s Electability

Conservatives may be split on the electability of Ted Cruz. But if this is the best Cruz critic and Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer can do - "we already tried a first-term senator" - the Texas senator may be looking good.
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BBC: Ted Cruz ‘Dangerous Underdog’

Labeling him "a dangerous underdog" in the coming Republican scramble for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination with a speaking style "a cross between Atticus Finch and Tony Robbins," BCC News begins it's look at U.S. presidential politics with a closer look at Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
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Trump Goes ‘Birther’ On Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz is first into the race. But some want to know whether he's actually the first Canadian into the race. Donald Trump kicks off the birther questions for 2016.

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