WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In public, Republican presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are moving from polite rivals to bickering combatants. Behind the scenes, their intensifying battle for donors since Scott Walker exited the Republican race may be a precursor of the next leg in the campaign.
Even with the exit of Walker, the Wisconsin governor, on Sept. 21, Bush and Rubio are among 15 Republican contenders, with the early nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire now four months away.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Friday more government is not always the answer for Americans when crises erupt and “stuff happens,” a remark that Democrats charged was a callous response to victims of gun violence a day after an Oregon mass shooting.
At a conservative forum in South Carolina, Bush was asked a rambling question by moderator Alan Wilson, who is the state’s attorney general. Wilson pressed him on whether there should be more prayer vigils at schools and other institutions to prevent tragedies such as when someone “with an Uzi or a handgun” shoots “a bunch of people.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush will lay out energy policy proposals on Tuesday that seek to spur job growth and take aim at President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants.
In a speech at Rice Energy Inc., in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Bush will give yet another detailed policy speech on what he would try to accomplish if elected president in November 2016.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will call for a decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil to be lifted in a speech next week that will lay out an aggressive approach to growing jobs in the energy sector.
Bush’s speech on Tuesday at Rice Energy Inc., a natural gas and oil company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, will mark his latest foray into the detailed policy plans he would pursue if elected in November 2016.
WASHINGTON(Reuters) – When several thousand Christian conservative activists gather in Washington on Friday, they will hear from Donald Trump and seven other Republican presidential candidates. But one big name with religious bona fides will be absent: Jeb Bush.
Bush, who was not invited to the Values Voter Summit last year, was not able to attend this year, his campaign said. A Bush spokeswoman said he had offered to send a video message to the event, but a summit spokesman said the offer was declined.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Republican Scott Walker suddenly quit the 2016 presidential race he called on the party to rally around a strong conservative candidate who could win the election.
There is little unity, however, among his supporters on who to back now, reflecting the dilemma many Republicans face in choosing among 15 candidates. Walker on Monday called on some of his fellow contenders to follow his lead to make it easier for voters to settle on an electable Republican nominee.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican candidate Jeb Bush will pledge on Tuesday to place a freeze on new federal government regulations if he is elected president in November 2016, saying bureaucratic rules are weighing down the U.S. economy.
The former Florida governor, trying to bump up his popular support by offering conservative policy ideas, will make the announcement in an appearance in Iowa, the early voting state where he lags behind front-runner Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Monday, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse from serious contender to also-ran candidate struggling to raise money.
Walker’s departure left his rivals seeking the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential election scrambling to appeal to his supporters in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as well as elsewhere.
(Reuters) – Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Monday, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse from serious contender to a candidate struggling to raise money and his profile.
Walker, reading a statement in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, decried the negative tone of the Republican campaign in remarks seemingly directed at New York billionaire Donald Trump.
(Reuters) – Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, a Republican source familiar with the decision said on Monday, in a precipitous collapse from serious contender to poor showings in opinion polls.
Walker’s campaign announced he would hold a news conference in Madison, the Wisconsin capital, at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, but it did not say what he would discuss. His campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.