Tag: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary

‘We Know Our Nation Is in Trouble,’ Says Franklin Graham at Texas Capitol

Franklin Graham greeted thousands who were gathered by the south steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin for this stop on his Decision America Tour 2016. Graham is traveling through every state in the country he says “to challenge Christians to live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box.” He is also sharing the Gospel.

Winner-Take-All Arizona Primary and Majority-Take-All Utah Caucus May Determine Trump’s First Ballot Nomination Chances

If GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wins next week’s March 22 winner-take-all primary in Arizona, his chances of securing enough delegates to wrap up the Republican nomination for president on the first ballot at the party’s July convention in Cleveland, Ohio will improve significantly. But the results of the majority-take-all Utah caucus held on the same day could change that trajectory.

Texas House District 128 Candidates Spar Over Toll Road Issue

Republican candidates in the Texas House District 128 race are trading political hits over whether the incumbent, Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) is in favor of tolling the Fred Hartman Bridge. Challenger Briscoe Cain says Smith’s record suggests he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea.

***Horse Race LiveWire*** Nevada: Hillary Beats Bernie; Trump Projected to Win South Carolina

Welcome to Breitbart News’s daily live updates of the 2016 horse race. It’s moving day today, especially for Republicans, as the South Carolina primary will reshuffle the GOP field. Polls have closed in South Carolina as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio battle for the top three slots. Hilary Clinton beat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Nevada earlier in the afternoon.

Trump: U.S. Should Build Israel-Style Separation Barrier

At the Republican primary debate on Tuesday, Republican front-frunner Donald Trump invoked Israel’s security barrier, noting that it could serve as an example of how countries can successfully protect themselves against infiltrators. Although Israel built the barrier to fight terrorists,

Ben Carson to Congress: Exercise Your Authority or Be Run Over

Dr. Ben Carson told a group of more than 7,000 evangelical Christians and political activists that Congress must stand up and exercise its power given to it by the Constitution or face being run over by an out of control executive branch and legislative branch. He challenged congressional leaders to find courage in dealing with the current administration and judicial activism.

Fiorina Condemns Obama for ‘Being Silent’ as Christians are ‘Persecuted’

Carly Fiorina told those gathered at a presidential forum at a church in north Texas on Sunday, “We need a leader that will point things out to the American people.” She condemned the present administration for being silent as Christians are being persecuted, and she said she has been able to influence how Planned Parenthood and their activities are viewed.

Ted Cruz to Fellow Candidates: ‘Where Were You’ When I Fought DC?

Before a packed crowd of more than 7,000 evangelical Christians, Senator Ted Cruz asked his fellow Republican candidates where they were when it came to defunding Planned Parenthood and fighting against the Washington, D.C. cartel. Cruz was responding to a question about this election being about outsiders and fighting Washington.

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GOP Presidential Field Fails the Founders

At least two Republican presidential candidates will stand with Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. During Wednesday’s CNN’s Republican presidential debate, candidates were asked about the proposed changes to the $10 bill and the woman with whom they would prefer to replace the country’s first treasury secretary.

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Rick Perry Delivers Fiery Religious Speech to 10,000 in South Carolina

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) delivered a fiery religious speech tying his beliefs to the anti-Washington message of his presidential campaign, and seeking to tap into some of the anger and unrest among Republican primary voters. He joined a crowd of over 10,000 in Columbia, South Carolina, this weekend for a religious liberty rally on the steps of the state capitol.

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.

Family Ties: Half Jeb Bush’s Contributions From Previous Bush Donors

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign and supportive PACs made headlines for raking in a combined total of about $120 million — more than double that of any of his Republican competitors — and the Bush name was incredibly helpful in raising those funds. A new analysis of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records shows that more than half of Bush’s campaign war chest comes from donors who have previously donated to Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, or his brother, former President George W. Bush.

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.

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.

Ted Cruz Raises $1 Million in First 100 Hours After Debate

In a statement issued by the campaign shortly after that announcement in Franklin, the Cruz campaign noted that the $1,092,157 raised “in the 100 hours since the first debate” came from over 10,000 contributions. “Online contributions averaged $54.77. Our webpage had 295,911 page views. Our posts on Facebook generated 20,457,661 impressions. Our tweets generated 12,332,304 impressions,” the statement said.