The Oklahoma Republican Party’s chairman has refused to fire an official who pleaded guilty to domestic violence, despite demands within the party for him to do so. Cruz is scheduled to speak at the party’s fundraiser on Friday.
The Republican Party’s most vocal defender of the Duck Dynasty family looks to build his presidential campaign around religious liberty.
Dubya’s neoconservative advisers and allies can’t believe Jeb didn’t have a good answer on Iraq. “Frankly astonishing.”
When Jeb arrives in Iowa this weekend, it will only be the second time this year. Sources say the Iowa Straw Poll may not be the only thing he’s skipping there.
Carly Fiorina has been asked 200 questions in the last week, and an adviser says the URL snafu has come up in almost every interview. But what about Hillary?
The newly announced presidential candidate is making his campaign all about the kind of conservative baby boomers who watched his Fox News show. “When you get on to an airplane you want at least one of the pilots to have a few grey hairs,” says a Huckabee adviser.
After a shout-out in Clinton’s speech, Utah Sen. Mike Lee tells BuzzFeed News that conservatives have solutions for the issues surrounding Baltimore.
“If he had his way, they would both recuse themselves from every case because they are liberal activists,” says a spokeswoman for the likely Republican presidential candidate.
The Florida senator has a tortured public relationship with his work on a big, bipartisan immigration bill that conservatives loathe. It’s a hit with pro-business donors, however, who say Rubio highlights his work in meetings with them.
The former Texas governor summons Washington’s right-leaning opinion-makers ahead of a likely 2016 campaign announcement.
The 43-year-old candidate’s advisers believe his optimism and pop culture fluency will give him a generational edge in 2016. He’s not “competing for who can be the whitest, oldest rich guy.”
“In five years we’ll find out what [Obama’s] real religion is.”
For two years, his top advisers have debated what the senator’s presidential coalition looks like — libertarians and evangelicals, or libertarians and big business. The decision still hasn’t been made.
One of Silicon Valley’s biggest political donors hasn’t committed yet. Yes, in the past he’s poured millions into Rand Paul’s father’s campaigns — but he’s also written big checks for Ted Cruz.
Ted and Heidi Cruz have always had big ambitions for public service. A decade ago, uprooting her career was a difficult detour.
“If voters want to vote for someone who’s pro-Common Core, they’re going to have an opportunity to do that in this election,” Jindal tells BuzzFeed News.
“She’s going to have a lot to answer for,” the Louisiana governor tells BuzzFeed News.
The likely presidential candidate and his aides say they’re swearing off “process stories” for the 2016 cycle. Can he skip the Playbook primary, but win the actual primaries?
Quietly, Jeb has filled his campaign-in-waiting with some of the most open proponents of gay rights in the Republican Party. And donors think he sees the issues the same way they do — pro-LGBT.
Mitt Romney’s sought-after fundraising architect, and some of the GOP’s wealthiest donors, will make their immigration pitch on a media call next week, according to a release provided to BuzzFeed News.