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  • Trump Meets With Former GOP Rival Ted Cruz

    07/07/2016 9:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps, Ben Siegel and John Santucci
    Donald Trump met with Sen. Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill Thursday -- the first meeting between the two former bitter campaign rivals since Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was also in the meeting, according to sources. This was Trump's second trip to Capitol Hill in two months. With less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland, Trump is looking to shore up support with the GOP's rank-and-file even as he faces backlash from members of his party. Some Republicans who are facing a tough re-election battle have chosen to skip...
  • RNC chair says Lewandowski firing 'good sign for the campaign'

    06/21/2016 6:53:43 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Donald Trump's firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski a "good sign" for where his campaign stands a month out from the party's convention, during a Monday interview with Fox News. "When you look at the shift from a primary election over to the general election, this is sort of the professionalization that continues the pivot to the presidential — I think it's a good sign I think for the campaign," Priebus told host Greta Van Susteren.
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Priebus chooses Romney ally to chair convention rules committee

    06/18/2016 7:43:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Rick Moran
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped former congressman Enid Mickelsen to chair the all-important rules committee during the convention. Just two weeks ago, Enid had this to say about the presidential race: Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk Enid Mickelsen just named chair of GOP convention rules panel. Here's what she told Salt Lake Tribune two weeks ago. She has also spoken approvingly of the idea that the rules could be changed to allow delegates to vote for someone other than a candidate they are bound to by result of primary or caucus. It's unkown if Trump was consulted about the choice.
  • An Open Letter to Reince Priebus

    06/17/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 12 replies
    17 June 2016 | LTC.Ret
    Let me start by saying that everyone has the right to vote their conscience in the privacy of the ballot box. That said: Reince Priebus, you are the Chairman of the REPUBLICAN Party. The Republican Party is US --- the grassroots and foot soldiers who vote our choices for the Candidates WE want to represent US. Paul Ryan is only ONE vote, the same as we each are. Mitt Romney is only ONE, vote, the same as we each are. We do not and should not have a "weighted" ballot box run by self-important fools who only call themselves Republican....
  • Report: Romney in Tears over Trump Nomination

    06/12/2016 4:24:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 80 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/11/romneycriesovertrumpnomination/ | 11 Jun 2016 | breitbart
    Cry me a river. Failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was reportedly in tears when he told attendees of his Summit, which has been described as a “safe space” for the “Never Trump” smart set, that seeing Trump as the Republican nomination was breaking his heart. One wonders if Romney is really sad that Trump’s candidacy has resonated with working Americans more than his inflexible and robotic campaign ever did. Romney also reportedly ripped Ted Cruz and John Kasich for not taking on Trump harsh enough from the outset. But where was “tough guy” Romney when Trump was rising...
  • GOP wonders: Is there a future with Trump? (behind the scenes at Romney conference)

    06/12/2016 4:33:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he’s going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party’s top donors and strategists Saturday. Trump is setting a dangerous example for Americans by promoting “trickle-down racism,” and the party must look beyond this presidential election to find its future, the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney told the same group later that morning. Delivered within moments of each other at Romney’s annual business and politics summit at a five-star ski resort, those opposite messages were enough to cause whiplash. That’s a hazard of being...
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • Rubin: If only a few Republicans had led, and not followed Trump

    06/06/2016 11:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    The most disturbing part of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the abysmal reaction of others on the right and across our political-media landscape. It is not merely left-wing protesters who turn violent or Trumpkin racists and anti-Semites on social media who should alarm us. Rather, it should concern us when so many wake up to say, "Let's do the wrong, cowardly thing." Imagine if: • Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus never went on bended knee to Trump with his worthless pledge but instead routinely denounced his utterances. • Republican candidates with no real chance to win chose not to...
  • Reince Priebus: "People Involved" With Bill Kristol's Independent "Never Trump" Candidate(Shortened)

    06/02/2016 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus quickly put down efforts by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol to launch an independent bid for president from National Review columnist David French on Thursday morning.
  • ‘This Week’ Transcript: Reince Priebus and Sen. Jeff Sessions

    05/15/2016 8:04:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC News
    KARL: ...So, where is the center of gravity now for the Republican Party? SESSIONS: That's a good question, Jonathan. I would say it's with the movement Donald Trump is leading. He is leading the Republican Party, which is the Republican voter. And the Republican voter is adopting his views and not the views that too often we've seen out of Washington, Democrat and Republican. And so I think he's showing real strength there. He's unifying the people who are going to say we want some change. We want better jobs, better wages. We don't want falling wages. We want an...
  • Trump campaign eyes #NeverTrump blacklist:

    05/13/2016 9:59:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben Schreckinger
    Candidates’ aides and allies want anti-Trump vendors barred from lucrative general-election contracts. Donald Trump’s campaign is considering hitting his Republican enemies where it hurts: Their wallets. As Trump moves to work in closer concert with the Republican National Committee apparatus, some campaign aides and allies are pushing him to block lucrative party contracts from consultants who worked to keep him from winning the nomination, according to four sources familiar with the discussions. “The Never Trump vendors and supporters shouldn’t be in striking distance of the RNC, any of its committees or anyone working on behalf of Donald Trump,” said a...
  • Ryan sets schedule for Thursday Trump meetings

    05/10/2016 1:48:26 PM PDT · by BAW · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rachael Bade
    Donald Trump will meet face-to-face with Speaker Paul Ryan at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the RNC, according to a GOP leadership source familiar with the schedule. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will sit in the meeting, too. A second meeting including Ryan, Trump and a larger roster of GOP leadership will follow. Attendees will include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) There will be no press availability after, but Ryan will do an on-camera availability later that morning, the source said. Trump has no plans...
  • RNC member accuses party of ‘institutional tyranny’ (Solomon Yue)

    04/18/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    A member of the Republican National Committee rules panel accused his own party leadership of “institutional tyranny” on Monday, another escalation in the growing internal battle over the party’s arcane parliamentary procedures. Solomon Yue, the Oregon committeeman and member of the RNC’s Rules Committee, sent a more than 1,300-word email, obtained by POLITICO, to members of the rules panel on Monday morning, charging that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his allies had improperly tried to scuttle Yue’s proposal to change the underlying rulebook for what could be the party’s first contested convention in 40 years this summer. Yue is the...
  • Conservative activist sues the RNC, alleging delegate fraud

    04/22/2016 4:30:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/16 | Jonathan Easley
    The founder of the conservative group Freedom Watch filed a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee and chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday, accusing the national party of “conspiring to defraud” GOP primary voters. The lawsuit, filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman, also targets the Republican Party of Florida and Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, alleging that party leaders have colluded to deprive Donald Trump of his victory in the Sunshine State. The lawsuit claims that national party leaders and Republican officials in Florida led voters to believe that the state’s 99 delegates would be bound to the winner for...
  • Priebus 'Not Going to Allow Anyone to Rewrite the Rules of Our Party'

    04/18/2016 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said "there's no room for threatening the delegates or the convention or anybody that would be going to our national convention," but he passed off much of that talk as "rhetoric and hyperbole." Priebus told NBC on Sunday that, as Donald Trump calls the delegate-selection process rigged, "I don't know what the motivation is." "There's really nothing that's rigged or being changed or altered. These are the same rules that were in place basically for over a century," he said. "But, at the very least, there's no way around the fact that all of...
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Schedules Party Leadership Fundraiser at Home of Anti-Trump Super-PAC Donor…

    04/18/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is heading up a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraiser in New York on April 25th. However, the venue of the fundraiser is raising some eyebrows: For those who might not know, the “Ricketts Family” are the primary donors to a Super-PAC specifically created to block Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. Billionaire family Joe and Marlene Ricketts, owners of the Chicago Cubs, have recently given $5,000,000.oo to Katie Packer who heads “Our Principles PAC“, an organization created exclusively to defeat Donald Trump. Katie Packer recently outlined what they are doing with the...
  • Trump: If I win, I might oust RNC chairman

    04/18/2016 9:49:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 220 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    If Donald Trump clinches the 1,237 delegates required to win the Republican nomination, he said he's not sure he'll keep Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee. "I don't know. I haven't made the determination," the Republican front-runner told The Washington Post in an interview posted Sunday. The comments come as Trump spent the last few days attacking the Republican Party's nominating rules -- calling the process "rigged" against him -- which has caused top members to fight before their meeting in Florida later this week.
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Priebus to Trump: Most People Don't "Give A Darn" About Colorado (with video)

    04/15/2016 10:15:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 112 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says Donald Trump complaining about the way Colorado's delegates were chosen is "distracting." Priebus said it "really isn't something that most people give a darn about." Priebus said not moving past this is this gets in the way of unifying the party. Priebus tried to distance himself from the controversial process, saying he doesn't write the rules for the Republican party, "the delegates at the convention write the rules." However, Priebus defended the process and said it's "pretty much the same system the Democrats use; delegates and voters choose the nominee."
  • Reince Priebus to Donald Trump: ‘Give Us All a Break’

    04/13/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 240 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Apr 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Republican Party Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is taking a swipe at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his complaints about the Colorado delegate-selection process. Reince Priebus @Reince Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break 7:18 PM - 12 Apr 2016
  • Reince Priebus is in over his head

    04/12/2016 9:52:38 PM PDT · by Hostage · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane. “How much gray hair do you think you’re going to have by December?” CNN’s Jake Tapper inquired. “Gray is fine,” the party boss replied. “I just want to make sure I have hair.” Alternatively, he could try a Whig. This could be the first time in 160 years when a major American political party splits, and Priebus, the young technocrat from Wisconsin brought in to improve the Republicans’ infrastructure, is in over his head.
  • Meet the Rules Committee: 112 people who may decide the Republican nominee

    04/12/2016 7:03:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee is the most powerful group you've never heard of -- it will set the rules of the convention and could potentially keep John Kasich off the ballot, open the battle to House Speaker Paul Ryan or create a dozen other different scenarios that decide the result. Its power is only limited by the political constraints of Republican Party leaders worried about the long-term effects of Donald Trump winning or losing the nomination. "He who writes the rules, rules -- as the old saying goes," said Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican...
  • RNC Chairman Priebus: Our Nominee Will Be One of Three Who’s Running – Maybe Kasich (VIDEO)

    04/06/2016 7:19:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aptil 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Without saying it, Reince Priebus just told Sean Hannity Tuesday on Fox News that one of the three candidates currently in the running — Trump, Cruz, Kasich — WILL BE the nominee. And he won’t count out Kasich? When pressed by Hannity that there’s no way Kasich can be the nominee for all the Rules reasons, Priebus refused to agree.
  • Reince Priebus Attacks Trump....Silent On Cruz & Kasich (Vanity)

    04/04/2016 4:42:37 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    Yesterday, on national TV, Reince Priebus the RNC Chairman openly attacked Donald J. Trump on his failure to stand by Trump's "Party Loyalty" oath to commit to supporting the GOP POTUS nominee. But, Priebus failed to mention that both Ted Cruz & John Kasich have openly backed away from exactly the same pledge weeks before Trump joined them. IMHO....Priebus should be forced to resign for his direct of unfairness towards a fellow Republican candidate....that being Donald J. Trump, and openly giving a pass to both Ted Cruz & John Kasich. IMHO.....Reince Priebus is just another loyal, active member of the...
  • Reince Priebus Says Any Candidate That Abandons GOP Pledge Will Get No More Help From RNC

    04/01/2016 6:01:44 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/1/2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    We told you recently about how Donald Trump has abandoned his pledge to the GOP that he will support the nominee no matter who it was. He claims that the GOP wasn’t fair to him and therefore that justifies him going back on his promise. It has already been determined that his change of heart could hurt him in the delegate race which promises to be extremely tight as it is. But now, GOP Chair Reince Priebus has come out and basically dared Trump to back down from the promise. From Hot Air: I’ve got the same problem here as...
  • RNC Chair Priebus: Nominee Will Be One of the Three People Still Running

    04/06/2016 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Apr 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday following the outcome of the Wisconsin GOP presidential primary, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” to answer questions from host Sean Hannity about the nominating process. Priebus downplayed any talk of the nominee being someone other than who is still running, including House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). “Well look, clearly there’s a rule in place that candidates now need a majority of eight states’ delegates – eight different states’ delegates, a majority to be even nominated,” Priebus said. “I’ve said it before. It’s not like I’m making news. I believe – our...
  • Mitt Romney Niece: Reince Priebus 'Has Revolutionized the Republican Party'

    04/05/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    In an interview Monday by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV, Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, praised Preibus' leadership of the Republican National Committee. "I think Reince has revolutionized the Republican Party," she said. "He has put together a field program that we have never seen before…. He has put us in a place in 2016 where we can win the White House because of the infrastructure that he has so effectively built."
  • THE FIX IS IN- GOP Leader Priebus Says He Won’t Turn Over Party to Trump if He Wins

    04/02/2016 3:49:53 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-02-2016 | Jim Hoft
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaire’s campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times said Priebus “has also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination. “At an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trump’s loyalists,...
  • Donald Trump Clears the Air With Republican Leaders (good intel)

    04/02/2016 7:12:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    Outwardly, Donald J. Trump called it a “unity meeting” — a closed-door session in Washington on Thursday involving his own inner circle and the Republican National Committee’s high command. Inside, however, it was more of a clearing of the air, according to three people briefed in detail on the discussion. And the candid remarks included some by Mr. Trump directed at his own team. There was plenty of tension to defuse: For months, Mr. Trump has denounced the party’s major donors, and only this week he went back on a written pledge to support whoever becomes the Republican presidential nominee...
  • Reince: Even VP Nomination Could Be Contested

    04/01/2016 8:54:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jim Swift
    On Greta last night, RNC chairman Reince Priebus suggested to Fox News viewers that even the vice presidential nomination could be contested at the GOP convention in Cleveland later this year. GRETA: The convention. Tell us for planning purposes. If it is a "open/brokered/contested" convention, will it last longer than we expect? PRIEBUS: No. GRETA: It's gonna just be those days? PRIEBUS. That's right. GRETA: You think it's gonna be put to bed? PRIEBUS: We will put whatever systems in place, we will have meetings however long we need to have them... In order to make sure that we not...
  • Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP.

    03/31/2016 12:11:27 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 210 replies
    Twitter/Trump ^ | 03/31/16 | Donald Trump
    Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP. Looking forward to bringing the Party together --- and it will happen!
  • RNC Chair 'Not 100%' on Trump, Cruz, or Kasich Taking Nomination

    03/21/2016 10:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2016 | Jim Swift
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week to discuss violence at Donald Trump's rallies and this summer's Republican National Convention. Asked whether the idea of a contested convention was still "an extreme hypothetical," Priebus explained: Uh -- uh probably not still the case, no. I think it's possible. We're preparing for the possibility. I think it's my job is to be as open and transparent as I possibly can be. Why I'm trying to get out there on the convention a lot, out in the media. Talk about the rules. What they are, what they're not....
  • Majority Threshold ‘Unfair’ in G.O.P. Nomination Process, Donald Trump Complains

    03/20/2016 1:47:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 20, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti
    With the prospect of a contested convention looming over the Republican presidential primary, Donald J. Trump on Sunday complained about the party’s rules requiring a candidate to have a majority of delegates to clinch the nomination outright. Asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” why he should be “guaranteed the nomination” if he failed to amass the 1,237 delegates needed to win it on the first ballot, Mr. Trump said that he might be unable to clear that threshold. But he blamed the number of contenders in the Republican field. “If I’m a little bit short – and one...
  • Reince Priebus: There will be no 'shell games' with GOP nomination

    03/04/2016 1:28:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/04/2016 | By ELIZA COLLINS
    After an explosive day for the GOP, the chairman of the Republican National Committee said there won’t be “any shell games going on” with the nominating process. The rules of the nominating process are “no different today than 100 years ago. Which is you have a process. And whatever candidate gets a majority of the delegates is going to get the support of the party. That’s how it works,” Reince Priebus said on CNN Thursday. "It’s not going to be any different. There’s not going to be any shell games going on. That’s the process and we’re going to get...
  • RNC sees leverage over Trump

    02/25/2016 11:59:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 05:14 AM EST | Daniel Strauss
    Donald Trump has steamrolled toward the Republican nomination by lambasting all things political establishment, and now that establishment thinks it can convince their insult-wielding front-runner he needs them. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has begun stating in private meetings that the party has sway over its at times unwelcome front-runner because it has tools Trump will need to use to win a general election -- voter data and field, digital and media operations that a nominee typically inherits from the party infrastructure. Dangling access to these resources, Priebus thinks he can help steer Trump toward partywide policy goals and...
  • Priebus defends against GOP voters feeling 'betrayed'

    02/21/2016 6:08:16 PM PST · by PJBankard · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/21/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus defended his party Sunday, after exit poll results from South Carolina showed more than half of voters felt "betrayed" by the Republican Party. Priebus argued that it was not reflective of his party, but instead of more widespread anger at the federal government and politics in general. "I think that if you look at all these exit polls on both sides of the aisle, I think people are just sick and tired of politics in general, sick and tired of Washington, D.C., and I think just actually sick and tired of...
  • Donald Trump: Since RNC 'In Default,' Pledge Now Voided, I 'Can Do What' I 'Have To Do' To Win

    02/15/2016 3:15:09 PM PST · by House Atreides · 259 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 15, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    HANAHAN, South Carolina -- 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump tells reporters here that his pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee is now void because the Republican National Committee, along with local and state GOP factions, is stacking debate audiences with donor class officials. "The RNC is in default," Trump said at the press conference. "Just so you understand, the RNC is in default. When somebody is in default, that means the other side can do what they have to do. The RNC is in default." Trump's point is that the RNC has defaulted--through its actions against his...
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm a patient person"

    02/10/2016 5:18:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/10/16 | REENA FLORES
    After finishing in fourth place during Tuesday's New Hampshire Republican primary, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is looking towards a longer-term strategy for the GOP nomination. "I think the field will whittle down eventually," Bush said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" early Wednesday. "I'm a patient person. I wish it all happened overnight, that's kind of the obsession of the pundits want that to happen but it'll happen. And when it does, I'm the one candidate that has taken on Donald Trump that does not believe he's a conservative." Of Trump, who won the first-in-the-nation primary by a...
  • DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH (Trump 31 Jeb 16 Kasich 13)

    02/08/2016 4:02:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Emerson College Polling ^ | 2/8/16 | Emerson College
    DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH AS DEBATE FALLOUT CONTINUES. SANDERS WELL AHEAD OF CLINTON. With the New Hampshire primary happening tomorrow, a new Emerson College statewide survey shows Republican Donald Trump poised to win in the Granite State with 31% of likely GOP primary voters. The battle is on for second place, with the next four candidates separated by just 5 percentage points: Jeb Bush (16%), John Kasich (13%), Marco Rubio (12%) and Ted Cruz (11%).
  • Jeb Bush, Family Dynasty Face Moment of Truth in N.H.

    02/08/2016 10:57:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/16 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Eight months ago, Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president, expressing his appreciation for the American immigrant experience by delivering a passage in Spanish and declaring that "my message will be an optimistic one because I am certain that we can make the decades just ahead the greatest time ever to be alive in this world." That candidacy, blessed by built-in advantages while cursed by high expectations and antiestablishment anger, faces in New Hampshire on Tuesday an existential moment, not just for the candidate but for the Republican Party's Bush dynasty. Will Jeb Bush do well enough to recharge his...
  • Jeb is angry

    02/08/2016 10:42:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | GLENN THRUSH
    Jeb Bush is a nice guy, an optimistic guy, a substantive, forward-looking guy who just happens to be a little pissed off as his campaign bus rolls through the idyllic New Hampshire countryside. He's angry at Marco Rubio, thoroughly disgusted with Donald Trump, aggravated with the grubby, profane, uncivil tone of the Republican primary - and, above all, irate at the mere suggestion that he stop grinding this 2016 thing out until he finally convinces voters that he's the best guy to do the job.
  • WILL JEB BUSH BE NEW COMEBACK KID?

    02/08/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | A.G. Gancarski
    Watching the Sunday talk shows, if I didn't "know" that Jeb Bush was considered washed up, I would have thought the other campaigns saw him as a real force in Tuesday's balloting. On ABC's "This Week," both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio laid into Jeb. Trump countered Bush scoring points on him in a Saturday night debate exchange on eminent domain. Rubio, meanwhile, felt the need to get to the right of Bush on abortions during "crisis pregnancy" scenarios. Bush has been left for dead by pundits in recent weeks and months. The seeming front runner status he enjoyed early...
  • Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 5:15:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. The pundits think he's nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he's about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. "You don't have to listen to the pundits," Bush told voters here. "In fact, you'll figure it out for the pundits." The Bush campaign enters its last day before New Hampshire votes with the single aim of delivering a top-five performance that justifies pushing south, where they say they believe a better organization and a...
  • Is Jeb Bush's Campaign Dying, or Just Getting Ready to Begin?

    02/08/2016 5:07:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Vice News ^ | 2/8/16 | John Surico
    It's 11 AM on Saturday morning in Bedford, New Hampshire, and Jeb Bush's staff has a problem: A police officer is saying that that McKelvie Intermediate School has reached its maximum occupancy. Hundreds of people-many wearing Bush '88 hats and W pins, the merch of a dynasty-have squeezed into the school's auditorium to see the latest Bush to seek the presidency speak. Other supporters are stuck outside, cheering the former Florida governor's "Safer, Stronger, Freer America" bus as it rolled in. While Bush takes selfies with the stragglers, Tom Ridge appears onstage inside. -snip- These aren't great times to be...
  • Jeb Bush eyes Florida for the win, vows to spend every dime

    02/07/2016 6:06:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/7/16 | NYDN Confidential
    Hope - and money - spring eternal for Jeb Bush, who isn't letting a lack of interested voters dampen his presidential aspirations. Sources close to the former Florida governor say that his sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucus was even worse than they were expecting, but they're vowing to take the buckets of cash their candidate has collected and win big in the Sunshine State. "Bush did another swing through Florida and raised $500,000 at four events," says an insider close to the GOP long shot. We're told that cash was collected over the course of six hours the week...
  • Jeb Bush Promises to 'Beat Expectations' in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 1:38:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/7/16 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush told NBC News' Chuck Todd on Sunday that his campaign will continue no matter how he finishes in New Hampshire, the state where he has committed most of his time and campaign resources. "We'll beat expectations. And we'll be in South Carolina. And I'm excited by that," Bush said on "Meet The Press." "In fact, of the governors at least, I'm the only one that has a national campaign."
  • Jeb Bush says future doesn't hinge on NH vote

    02/06/2016 3:54:59 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/6/16 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he will continue his campaign no matter the outcome of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Bush said in an interview with CNN on his campaign bus Saturday that the presidential race is just getting started and that he's "in it for the long haul." Bush says every election is different but that none are over after the first primary.
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s list of enemies just keeps growing

    01/19/2016 1:23:30 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | By Janell Ross
    We will start by admitting this: It's not immediately clear what makes for a top-notch chair of a major political party in the super PAC era. Is it the ability to raise big sums of money or skillfully lob bombs at the other party? Is crafting a successful strategy and tactics to expand the party's representation and voter base? Is it the willingness to put in one of those let's-get-this-debate-party-started performances like the one Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus delivered Thursday night (complete with the dubious claim that the GOP is the party of diversity)?
  • Reince Priebus Won’t Call Ted Cruz a 'Natural Born Citizen' In Time Magazine Interview

    01/19/2016 11:49:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/12/16 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is surrounded by "varsity" candidates and vows to have an honest convention. But the GOP leader refused to get involved in the debate over whether or not Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a "natural born" citizen. Time asked Priebus, "A topic in the news today Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President?" "Listen, I don't get involved," Priebus responded. "I'm not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It’s a bad place for me to...