2016 GOP presidential primaries

No clear front runner emerges in Quinnipiac GOP primary poll

Robert Higgs, cleveland.com

Polling in three key swing states found that no potential candidate for president is a clear front runner among Republican voters, with Gov. John Kasich leading in Ohio, former Gov. Jeb Bush leading in his home state and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker up in Pennsylvania.

Trump to Romney: Don’t Even Think About Running Again

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Trump said that Romney fails to appeal to the Republican base and as such would lose yet again. “Many Republicans stayed home,” Trump said of 2012. “If the Republicans came out and voted, he would have won…John McCain actually got more votes than Mitt Romney.”

2016 Republicans Hiring Top Talent

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson are already assembling teams for potential presidential bids, but who they’re hiring (or wanting to hire) in some cases will certainly give conservatives pause.

R's Gain 9 Points Over D's in Poll

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Repubs have erased a 9-point deficit on the generic congressional ballot and are tied with Dems, according to a Quinnipiac poll released this week. 

Tea Party A Bigger Force in Primaries

Alec Tyson, Pew Research Center

A 17-point gap exist between the percentage of Tea Party R's (62%) and non-Tea Party R's (45%) who say they always vote in primary elections.

Cruz Has Widest Appeal for 2016

Allahpundit, Hot Air

GOP's '16 field is much stronger than '12. R's are finding faults w/ most candidates, except for Cruz.

Rubio’s Staff Tells Us He’s No Movement Conservative

If you sift through Senator’s Rubio’s staff and consultants you’d be hard pressed to find many who have strong roots in the Tea Party or conservative movement. Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are, and who Marco Rubio walks with every day in his Capitol Hill office explains a lot about who he has become since reaching Washington DC.

King Aims to Save GOP From Cruz, Paul

Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times

Squishy Peter King eyes 2016. Calling TCruz and RPaul "isolationists," he said he's stronger on security.

Prayers Answered? Rand Paul Thinking About Running For President

If we are to establish a conservative government for America we have a huge task ahead of us, but the labor will be made easier if there is a principled limited government constitutional conservative leader calling grassroots conservatives, libertarians and Tea Partiers to the task. Senator Rand Paul’s comments to Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle are encouragement that at least one leader who fits that description is considering answering the call.

Rand Paul is Only Getting Better

Julia Ioffe, New Republic

Considering the liberal source, this is actually a well put-together presentation on Senator Paul.