Tag: 2016 elections

Rick Perry: ‘The Border with Mexico Can Be Secured’

Thursday afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina, former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) joined Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) for a “Presidential Town Hall” series that Scott is hosting with the Republican presidential candidates.

Jeb Bush Calls for Term Limits and Lobbying Restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Speaking before an energetic audience of 3,600 conservative activists on Friday afternoon at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) called for term limits and lobbying restrictions for all elected officials.

Rick Perry Gets a Fundraising Bump; Will the Polls Follow?

There is still no word on when the campaign might be able to resume paying staff, or what fundraising threshold they want to meet first. Still, with the millions of dollars the PACs have to spend, and the campaign funds remaining sufficient to support Perry’s travel schedule, he should be able to sustain the campaign for several more months.

Slate Misrepresents Carly Fiorina’s Words in Absurd Vaccine Story

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has been winning over new fans with her no-nonsense, straightforward way of answering questions. So to attack her, the liberal website Slate included only part of a quote and ignored the context, attempting to paint Fiorina as an anti-vaccine nut.

Hillary Clinton PAC Launches ‘Demon’ Attack on Carly Fiorina

“Correct The Record,” a project of the American Bridge Super PAC supportive of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, attacked Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina by literally demonizing her. In a post on the blogging format Tumblr, the group included a photoshopped image of Fiorina with demonic red eyes.

Team Perry Won’t Quit

After the campaign of former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) had to suspend staff pay, Team Perry is remaining loyal and standing by their candidate.

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GOP Candidates Jump on Bandwagon to Criticize Trump

Donald Trump continues to take fire from his competitors for the Republican nomination for president after controversial comments he made about Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. Carly Fiorina and former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) chimed in late Friday evening, and several other candidates added their voices on Saturday.

Brains & Brawn: Perry Outlines Reform, Issues Trump a Physical Challenge

Perry and Trump have been engaged in a rhetorical battle for weeks. At the end of Perry’s speech Wednesday at the Yale Club in New York City, he was questioned about Trump’s remarks. Grinning as he listened to the question, Perry quipped, “Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do more pull-ups,” as the audience roared with cheers.

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Carly Fiorina: ‘Here’s What I Will Do as Commander-in-Chief’

Republican Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will deliver a speech Monday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that will call for the United States to maintain its military supremacy, reject the Iran nuclear deal currently being debated, and “push back against rising Chinese aggression,” according to prepared remarks provided to Breitbart News by the Fiorina campaign.

Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump a ‘Hypocrite’ on Border Security

Perry and Trump have been engaged in a weeks-long war of words. Trump has taken swipes at Perry and other Republican candidates on the issues of immigration and border security, and Perry has fired back that Trump doesn’t understand what he is talking about, and that he is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief after attacking Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) service record last weekend.

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Rick Perry: Trump is a ‘Cancer on Conservatism’

After Trump referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” in his campaign announcement speech, Perry said that Trump’s remarks “did not reflect the Republican Party.” Trump fired back by attacking Perry’s record on border security, and Perry posted a YouTube video inviting Trump to “take a trip down to Texas sometime.” Trump is reportedly going to do just that, with a visit scheduled on Thursday to Laredo, as Breitbart Texas reported.

Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

Carly Fiorina: ‘Women Change the World’

On Friday evening, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivered a speech to the members of Peace Through Business — an international training and leadership program for women — at the George W. Bush Library in Dallas, Texas.

Perry: Trump Should Withdraw From Race After Saying John McCain ‘Is Not a War Hero’

Perry’s sharp words come after Trump attacked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying that McCain was not a war hero and was only regarded as such because he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war. Trump, who has been trading insults with McCain for the past few days, continued his critical remarks about the Senator. When moderator Frank Luntz commented that McCain was a war hero, Trump, according to a report by Politico, responded, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Rick Perry: Trump’s Comments Are a ‘Toxic Mix of Demagoguery and Nonsense’

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) had some sharp words for his fellow Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, slamming the New Yorker’s “fundamental misunderstanding of border security” and saying that Trump was not offering conservatism to primary voters, but instead “Trump-ism — a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.”

The Lean Mean Rubio Money Machine: Starting July with $9.8 Million Cash on Hand

Breitbart News previously reported that Rubio’s campaign had raised more than $12 million. The final figures, as reported by Politico, are $12,942,732.44 raised (including $3.2 million transferred over from Rubio’s Senate campaign account) and $3,083,666.95 spent. This resulted in a total $9,859,065.49 cash on hand and a burn rate of 18.37 percent.