Tag: 2016 GOP Primary

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Rand Paul: ‘I Think Abortion Is Always Wrong’

Sen. Rand Paul responded that he believes “abortion is always wrong” to a question from Fox News’s Chris Wallace about whether – if the question of legalization of abortion were turned back to the states – he would be okay

George Pataki, Jim Gilmore, Miss State Primary Ballot Deadlines

GOP presidential candidates former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore have missed more state primary ballot deadlines, which means their names won’t be on the ballot when people go to cast their vote for the Republican Party nominee in those states.

AP-GfK Poll: GOP Voters See Trump As Most Electable

Seven out of ten “Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters” say businessman Donald Trump is the GOP’s “strongest general election candidate,” based upon a newly released Associated Press-GfK poll. In effect, the GOP’s Washington-based political class is completely out of touch with GOP voters.

Bush Campaign Death Spiral: Staffer Who May Have Pocketed $1.3 Million Tells Donors About Steps to Improve Financial Outlook

All told, Heather Larrison, The Larrison Group, and LKJ LLC received a combined total of payments in excess of $1.3 million from the Bush campaign and Right to Rise USA in 2015. Though the Bush campaign has not responded to our question, Bush donors may be asking that same question at an emergency meeting in Houston today.

FEC Filings: Jeb Bush Finance Director May Have Made $1.3 Million Off Of Campaign

A senior finance staffer for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign, who also runs a firm that has received payments from the pro-Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA, may have been paid more than a million dollars so far in 2015, either directly or through companies she owns or has an ownership interest in, off of Jeb’s effort to become the third member of the Bush family elected president of the United States.

Evangelical Activists Support Cruz and Carson; Voters Also Like Trump, But ‘Insiders’ Back Rubio

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is celebrating a victory in the straw poll at the Values Voters Summit, the third consecutive year he’s led that field. Cruz pocketed 35 percent of the vote, almost doubling second place Dr. Ben Carson’s 18 percent. Mike Huckabee placed third with 14 percent, Marco Rubio fourth with 13 percent, and Donald Trump rounded at the top five at 5 percent.

Tea Party Activists Support Ben Carson, Say Islamists Pose Threat to Constitution

Tea Party activists from around the country tell Breitbart News that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who on Sunday criticized surging GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent statements on the role of Islam in American politics, misses the main point. Tea Party activists who spoke with Breitbart News set forth the view that Islamists pose a threat to the Constitution. Constitutionally limited government is one of the three core values of the Tea Party movement. The other two core values are fiscal responsibility and free markets.

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Trump Wins Nashville Grassroots Straw Poll With 52 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — After delivering an energetic 50 minute speech using no notes or teleprompter, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump easily won a presidential straw poll conducted at the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast.

Ted Cruz Draws Huge Crowd at Iowa Rally for Religious Liberty

The enthusiastic crowd heard Ted Cruz passionately defend the rights of Christian business owners. “We’re just one justice away,” Cruz said, from losing our religious liberties. “Never have the threats been greater to religious liberty than they are right here and now today,” Cruz added, noting that “these threats are not imagined, they’re not made up.”