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Bobby Jindal drops out, 14 remain in 2016 GOP presidential field

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Tuesday evening Republican Governor Bobby Jindal announced he was dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, saying it was not his time. Read more here.

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Cruz: 94.5% of campaign money is from donations of $1 million or more

By Lynn R. Mitchell

USA Today recently had a graphic showing the money donations for each 2016 Republican presidential candidate of those giving $1 million or more and, surprisingly, leading the pack was Ted Cruz, supposedly the anti-establishment fire-brand. Bottom of the list was Bobby Jindal, and third from the bottom was Jeb Bush. Below is the chart (see Billionaires crowd out the bundlers in White House race by Fredreka Schouten, USA Today, August 17, 2015).

 

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Bobby Jindal’s entry makes 13 GOP candidates (so far) in race for president

By Lynn R. Mitchell

And then there were thirteen.

Today Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threw his hat in the ring as a Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race.

I’ve got to admit it was a surprise when I learned last night that Jindal planned to make his announcement today because, even though he had made noises in the past of considering a run, it was not something I had heard recently. Maybe I just wasn’t listening in the right places.

Irregardless, he’s in as the GOP field continues to grow. According to the Washington Post (see Bobby Jindal announces entry into 2016 presidential race), his planned Wednesday afternoon announcement was scooped by himself when he posted on Twitter: “I’m running for President of the United States of America. Join me: http://www.bobbyjindal.com/announcement/

Who will be next? I’m hearing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be planning to announce next week. Stay tuned….

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Confounding Outreach Comments Plague Republican Advance

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel P. Cortez

The need for outreach and how best to promote it was an underlying theme during the recent Virginia Advance for Republicans in Chantilly, Virginia.  But perplexing comments by Virginia Delegate David Ramadan over the word could prove insulting to Hispanics and other minorities.

Fortunately, the damage was limited because of the lack of conservative outreach.  Few, if any minorities were actually in attendance.

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Republicans most likely to be 2016 GOP nominee

President 2016By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Hill has their list of 13 Republicans most likely to be nominees for the Republican presidential nomination for 2016 (see 13 Republicans most likely to win WH). I don’t agree with some of their choices but it makes for interesting speculation.

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