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Mar 13, 2015

Jeb Bush rejects Democratic claims he has Clinton-like email problem

By Steve Holland

HUDSON, N.H. (Reuters) – Jeb Bush on Friday dismissed Democratic accusations that he used a personal email address as governor of Florida to avoid public scrutiny, rejecting attempts to tie him to a controversy involving Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“I’m not surprised that the Clinton operatives would suggest that. That’s kind of standard operating procedure,” said Bush, who visited New Hampshire for the first time in 15 years as part of his exploration of a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Mar 9, 2015

A different sort of Bush: policy wonk Jeb faces campaign image test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In Republican Jeb Bush, Americans are seeing a different sort of Bush on their TV screens: a policy wonk who wears horn-rimmed glasses and has neither his brother’s famous Texas swagger nor his father’s patrician air.

The more introverted nature of Jeb, who admits he would rather stay home with a book than go out dancing, could be one challenge for his expected presidential campaign as he begins the kind of face-to-face interaction needed in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Mar 6, 2015

Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months – U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign.

Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. But a senior State Department official told Reuters on Thursday the task would take time.

Mar 6, 2015

Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign.

Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. But a senior State Department official told Reuters on Thursday the task would take time.

Mar 5, 2015

Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.

“I want the public to see my email,” the potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a tweet. “I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.”

Mar 4, 2015

Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.

The Clinton camp quickly sought to discredit a New York Times report published late Monday that said her exclusive use of a personal email account from 2009 through 2013 and a lack of email preservation may have run afoul of the Federal Records Act.

Mar 3, 2015

Democrats scramble to defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout from revelations that their favored 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, may have violated the spirit of federal records laws by using her personal email for work while secretary of state.

Her bypassing of official communications at the State Department fed a political narrative that Republicans want to use to damage Clinton, that the wife of former President Bill Clinton is obsessed with secrecy and has something to hide.

Mar 1, 2015

Republican Scott Walker wows conservatives despite verbal stumbles

By Steve Holland

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Scott Walker’s early surge in the jockeying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination reflects the belief by conservatives that he is truly one of their own and has a track record to show for it.

But the Wisconsin governor’s rapid rise to the top of national polls of Republicans is coming at a cost. His recent verbal stumbles have made him look ill-prepared for the national spotlight and exposed his inexperience on the campaign trail.

Mar 1, 2015

Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects

By Steve Holland

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength.

Whether the victory for Paul will have long-lasting benefit is unclear since his libertarian views may not have broad appeal in the Republican Party.

Feb 28, 2015

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects

By Steve Holland

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength.

Whether the victory for Paul will have long-lasting benefit is unclear since his libertarian views may not have broad appeal in the Republican Party.

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