What 2016 Republican Front-Runner?

From left: Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Rand Paul
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Scott Walker leads in Iowa, Jeb Bush and Walker are essentially tied in New Hampshire, Lindsey Graham leads in South Carolina showing 2016 is up for grabs.

Two Iowa Polls Indicate a Tight 2016 Iowa Caucus Race

The 2016 Iowa Caucus Top 5
From left: Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Ben Carson
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Both the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll and Loras College Poll have Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Scott Walker in their top five.

Boehner Re-elected as Speaker

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) won re-election to a 3rd term with 216 votes out of 408 cast on the first ballot with 25 Republicans voting against.

Common Core Will Be a Litmus Test Issue in 2016

Fmr. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 2013 CPAC
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Advocates try to downplay support for the Common Core State Standards as being a problem in 2016 for Jeb Bush. They will find they are sorely mistaken.

Ben Carson Has (Grassroots) Game in Iowa

Ben Carson speaks at Polk County Republicans fundraiser on 8/24/14.
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The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee announced they have recruited 136 chairs in all 99 Iowa counties 15 months out from the Iowa Caucus.

2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Walker, Huckabee, Santorum, Perry)

Caffeinated Thoughts offers its first reader presidential preference poll for 2016. The poll closes on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:00am (CDT).

Rand Paul in Iowa: We Need a New GOP

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(Urbandale, IA) Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) during his last two stops on his swing through Iowa attempted to make the case with conservative activists that the Republican party needs to expand.  Paul spoke to a capacity crowd at the Westside Conservative Club held at the Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale.  Later on he spoke to […]