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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said Christie shared his decision with staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, late Wednesday afternoon, and was calling donors and other supporters. Christie on Tuesday night told supporters he was heading home to New Jersey to “take a deep breath,” await the final tally of results from…

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After Iowa, Donald Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

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With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. “It’s like the Revolutionary War,” joked Chiokadze as they made their way house to house along a Londonderry street, knocking on doors that were flagged by a smart-phone app and leaving long lines of footsteps in their wake. The 22-year-olds, out-of-state volunteers involved in politics for the first time, are on…

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Chris Christie gives ominous warning for future of NH primary if rivals finish at the top

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doubts the future of New Hampshire’s primary if Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio take the three spots Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidate, in an aggressive campaign throughout New Hampshire, warns voters of the three leading candidates since they have spent relatively little time in the state. As the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters are steadfastly protective of the state’s status. That could and if Trump, Cruz and Rubio do well on February…

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George W. (finally) to campaign for Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush’s South Carolina director says the presidential candidate may finally appear on the campaign trail alongside his brother, former President George W. Bush. Brett Doster says “George W. Bush is the most popular Republican alive” and that the GOP in South Carolina is “eager” for the visit. South Carolina holds a Feb. 20 primary, 11 days after New Hampshire. Jeb Bush has a large organization in the state, which gave his father and brother hard-fought primary victories on their…

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Jeb Bush goes after Donald Trump in 2-minute advertisement airing in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire residents better get comfortable. The newest Jeb Bush advertisement hitting the airwaves is a 2-minute spot taking aim at Donald Trump. According to the campaign, the spot, which was first seen on WMUR in New Hampshire, is meant to draw a contrast between Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with Bush’s record. “I am sick and tired of politicians that find way disparage people to make themselves look strong. It is not strong to insult women,” Bush is shown saying during…

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Super PAC backing Marco Rubio focuses on electability in new advertisement

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The super PAC backing Marco Rubio is out with a new advertisement meant to play up his electability. The 30-second spot, paid for by Conservative Solutions PAC and called “Both Right,” talks about why Rubio is the best man for the nomination. The advertisement, according to POLITICO Playbook, is expected to hit the airwaves Tuesday. “Marco Rubio is the conservative that can win and the Clinton machine knows it,” a man is heard saying in the advertisement. “Rubio can beat…

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Marco Rubio celebrates strong finish in Iowa, promises to unite and grow GOP

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Marco Rubio took a victory lap Monday, promising Iowans he would unite the Republican Party if he is his party’s nominee. Rubio came in third in the state’s Republican caucus with 23 percent of the vote. The Florida Republican did better than many polls predicted; the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released Saturday had him polling at 15 percent. Ted Cruz came in first with 28 percent, followed by Donald Trump with 24 percent. Unity has been a…

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