GOP primary

Presidential Race Could Boost California Primaries

For the first time in decades, the presidential primary in California — on both sides — may profoundly affect the presidential race, boosting turnout and prompting a ripple effect that could change the nature of local races around the state.

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Vegas Debate: No-Fly Zones, Regime Change, and Other Shattered Illusions

The interesting discussion is all on the Republican side, and there were some strong exchanges in Las Vegas. Contrary to Chris Christie’s dismissal of the debate over surveillance between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as so much senatorial jibber-jabber, there are serious questions of liberty, security, and privacy to discuss. (Having said that, Governor Christie’s tone will probably appeal to voters who want strong leadership and decisive action on national security, as will Donald Trump’s.)

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Poll: Trump Leads In Nevada, South Carolina by Double Digits

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is leading his nearest competition in the Republican presidential primary by double-digit margins in Nevada and South Carolina, both early voting states, a new CNN/ORC poll revealed Wednesday. In Nevada, Trump boasted support from 38 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers. Ben Carson placed second with 22 percent followed by Carly Fiorina with 8 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 7 percent.

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