2016 GOP race explodes with flurry of campaign activity

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2016 GOP race explodes with flurry of campaign activity

2016 GOP race explodes with flurry of campaign activity. FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. The past week alone has featured an explosion of high-level campaign moves as Republican candidates gathered staff, kowtowed before donors and prepared to make direct pitches to voters for support.Charles Koch on Saturday signaled to hundreds of donors, operatives and conservative leaders gathered in the California desert that the political operation he and his brother David created was just getting started. “Americans have taken an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism,” Charles Koch said in his speech, seemingly in reference to the Republican takeover of the ...

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At 2016 Iowa summit, some fresh GOP faces …

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At 2016 Iowa summit, some fresh GOP faces …

2016 GOP race explodes with flurry of campaign activity. With a field of candidates that is set to be the Republican party’s largest and most ideologically diverse in years, presidential hopefuls have been forced to hone their campaign messages early amid fierce competition for support. The past week alone has featured an explosion of high-level campaign moves as Republican candidates gathered staff, kowtowed before donors and prepared to make direct pitches to voters for support.DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa. “If you want something said, ...

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GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

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GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

Distinguished pol of the week. Video: Saturday was a try-out day for potential Republican presidential candidates at the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event full of nine hours of speeches. DES MOINES — The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party’s conservative base without compromising their hopes of winning a general election.DES MOINES, Iowa – The budding Republican presidential race has kicked up a notch, after a slew of potential candidates played directly to the base at a forum in Iowa — an ...

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GOP battle lines drawn for budding 2016 presidential race, after Iowa summit

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GOP battle lines drawn for budding 2016 presidential race, after Iowa summit

‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit. DES MOINES, Iowa – The budding Republican presidential race has kicked up a notch, after a slew of potential candidates played directly to the base at a forum in Iowa — an event that saw Sarah Palin back in the mix, Chris Christie proving he can mingle in the heartland, and Ted Cruz and others showing their fiery conservative chops. DES MOINES — A crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates scrapped for the hearts of the party’s conservative base here Saturday, implicitly rejecting the more moderate wing favoured by big donors and trying to fire up the kind of grassroots supporters ...

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GOP Summit—The Good, The Bad & The Crazy

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GOP Summit—The Good, The Bad & The Crazy

‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit. GOP presidential contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday to try out their pitches on the unofficial beginning of the Iowa Caucus. DES MOINES — A crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates scrapped for the hearts of the party’s conservative base here Saturday, implicitly rejecting the more moderate wing favoured by big donors and trying to fire up the kind of grassroots supporters who will play a critical role in the nominating process.DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservative heavyweights joined with up-and-comers in hammering President Obama Saturday over everything from the health care ...

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Protesters interrupt Perry, Christie at 2016 GOP event in Iowa

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Protesters interrupt Perry, Christie at 2016 GOP event in Iowa

‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit. DES MOINES — A crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates scrapped for the hearts of the party’s conservative base here Saturday, implicitly rejecting the more moderate wing favoured by big donors and trying to fire up the kind of grassroots supporters who will play a critical role in the nominating process. DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservative heavyweights joined with up-and-comers in hammering President Obama Saturday over everything from the health care law to his immigration policies as they played to a sold-out Iowa crowd in what amounted to the opening bell of the Republican presidential ...

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Walker, new faces delight GOP crowd

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Walker, new faces delight GOP crowd

‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit. DES MOINES — A crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates scrapped for the hearts of the party’s conservative base here Saturday, implicitly rejecting the more moderate wing favoured by big donors and trying to fire up the kind of grassroots supporters who will play a critical role in the nominating process. DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservative heavyweights joined with up-and-comers in hammering President Obama Saturday over everything from the health care law to his immigration policies as they played to a sold-out Iowa crowd in what amounted to the opening bell of the Republican presidential ...

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‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at …

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‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at …

‘Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit. DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservative heavyweights joined with up-and-comers in hammering President Obama Saturday over everything from the health care law to his immigration policies as they played to a sold-out Iowa crowd in what amounted to the opening bell of the Republican presidential campaign.Donald Trump came out guns blazing at a high-profile GOP event in Iowa on Saturday — blasting possible presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.DES MOINES – In what activists have described as the kickoff event of the 2016 Iowa caucuses, 28 speakers, including eight potential Republican presidential ...

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Area’s GOP representatives pull party their way a bit

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Area’s GOP representatives pull party their way a bit

And Now: Air Republicans. Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over … abortion and rape. With the new, fully Republican-led Congress three weeks old, they are serving notice they will no longer keep quiet as their more ideological colleagues push legislation to the right, demand votes on social issues, or court government shutdowns to try to block President Obama. ‘‘There’s a growing sense in the conference ...

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Potential GOP candidates audition for 2016 by slamming Hillary Clinton

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Potential GOP candidates audition for 2016 by slamming Hillary Clinton

Here’s Why Carly Fiorina Thinks She Can Best Criticize Hillary. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa’s Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side.At first glance, the Republican Party appeared to have picked a pretty run-of-the-mill politician to respond to President Obama’s State of the Union address – the biggest set piece event of the US political calendar. Sarah Palin threaded fond memories of her previous visits to Iowa amid a long, scattershot address to the conservative crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. And who can beat Hillary Clinton in 2016. “Things ...

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