Tag: Republicans

Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Susana Martinez … Do Governors Still Make the Best Presidential Candidates?

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.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Joins the Wish List of GOP Women Contenders for 2016

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.

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The GOP Already Has a 2016 Front-Runner… for Vice President

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.

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The GOP’s Female Candidate Problem

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.

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The Daring Dozen: Women to Watch for 2016

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.

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