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Monmouth University poll shows wide-open 2016 GOP field, with Jeb Bush on top

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The big news in presidential politics today is Rand Paul’s official entry into the presidential campaign, making him only the second Republican to formally enter the contest, joining Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio is scheduled to join them next week by announcing his candidacy in Miami. At the same time a new poll published by Monmouth University in New Jersey shows that there is hardly a consensus favorite this early out for the 2016 race. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads at 13 percent. He’s followed…

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Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate to target Florida, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio in 2016

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Tom Steyer, a California billionaire who spent nearly $20 million in a failed attempt to block Gov. Rick Scott’s November re-election because of his stance on climate change, plans to target battleground states including Florida during the 2016 presidential race, his political strategists said Monday. Steyer’s NextGen Climate PAC will feature sea level rise in Miami to target U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and seek to paint the Republican Party as being controlled by industrialists Charles and David Koch, said Chris Lehane, chief strategist with NextGen Climate. Lehane…

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Jeb Bush claims ‘Hispanic’ on 2009 voter registration form

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Few can argue that Jeb Bush has qualities that could appeal to Hispanic voters. Bush speaks fluent Spanish; his wife, Columba, is from Mexico. He spent a couple years in Venezuela, taking up the people and culture. Although Bush was born in Texas, a member of one of America’s leading political families, the former governor can go overboard with Spanish-speaking voters, by claiming he is actually Hispanic. According to Alan Rappeport of The New York Times, Bush identified as Hispanic…

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Hoping to ride Jeb’s 2016 coattails, S.V. Dáte leaves NPR

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Shirish “S.V.” Dáte, the former Tallahassee bureau chief of the Palm Beach Post, is stepping down as editor of the Washington Desk at National Public Radio. Dáte  will cover the White House for National Journal, as well as Jeb Bush‘s all-but-announced campaign. “Thanks, all, for the kind words. I’m thrilled to be joining National Journal and getting back to writing full time. Can’t wait to start!” he tweeted. “Psyched to welcome @svdate to @nationaljournal,” tweeted NJ editor-in-chief Tim Grieve. The Atlantic‘s Bob Cohn adds,…

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Jeb Bush losing ground in Florida, according to new Quinnipiac Poll

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There’s some good news and some bad news for Jeb Bush and his supporters in a new Quinnipiac survey of Republican primary voters in Florida. The former governor continues to lead the field of potential 2016 candidates with 24 percent. That’s 9 percentage points more than the next candidate in Florida, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who comes in at 15 percent. Marco Rubio is a close third with 12 percent. However, that’s an 8-point drop for Bush since the last…

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