Jason Zengerle, New Republic – April 17, 2014
Prior to Kroll’s and Libit’s pieces, Martinez’s national reputation was that of an unalloyed rising Republican star—a Latina who offered a silver bullet to some of the GOP’s most vexing electoral problems, namely courting women and Hispanic voters.
Jackie Kucinich, Washington Post – April 16, 2014
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), fresh off a barn-burner of a speech in New Hampshire this weekend, is also the latest Republican who’s name is being floated as a contender for the top of the GOP ticket in 2016 – whether she likes it or not.
Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics – April 11, 2014
Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 — if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics.
Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast – February 27, 2014
Ask any two Republicans who their choice is for president in 2016 and you’ll get three answers; but when it comes to the GOP choice for vice president, there’s an emerging sense of agreement, especially in the establishment wing of the party: Senator Kelly Ayotte.
David A. Graham, The Atlantic – November 11, 2013
Sure, that’s three years, one long and bitterly contested GOP primary, and a running-mate-selection process away, but it’s fun to speculate.
Jake Miller, CBS News – August 9, 2013
One thing that is remarkable about the field, though, is the number of women identified as plausible candidates.
Scott Conroy and Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics – July 26, 2013
As the GOP works to close the gap with female voters — who composed the majority of the 2012 electorate and supported President Obama over Mitt Romney by a 12-point margin — no viable Republican woman appears inclined to throw her hat in the 2016 ring.
Reid Wilson, National Journal – June 5, 2013
Gov. Susana Martinez has a one-word answer for anyone who asks whether she’ll run for president: No.
Marlo Thomas, Huffington Post – February 15, 2013
With all eyes cast on 2016, is it a safe bet that Hillary Clinton has a lock on the Presidency, or at least her party’s nomination? Think of all the other women politicians, in both parties, who have been so inspired by Hillary’s example that they have begun to strategize their own paths to the Oval Office.
Sheila Weller, Maire Claire – January 4, 2012
So far, nothing has stopped the political aspirations of the Republican governor of South Carolina—not racism, not sexism, not her youth. There’s even talk of her making it to the nation’s top office.