Texas Senator Ted Cruz is methodically building up a state-of-the-art nationwide grassroots network to help lift him over the establishment voting bloc in the GOP presidential primary. While the tools have started small, they are allowing Cruz supporters to reach potential new donors and new voters to build a more loyal base of support than his competitors may have.
Tales from the Trail
Hillary Clinton on Monday accepted the endorsement of the environmental group the League of Conservation Voters in the 2016 presidential election, emphasizing her plan to fight climate change in the future in a way that supports the U.S. economy.
By Angela Moon
Just days after voters in Houston rejected an ordinance allowing transgender people to choose the bathroom of their choice, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested creating transgender bathrooms.
from The Great Debate:
Though key issues may vary, a candidate’s signature facial expressions rarely do. In Carly Fiorina’s case, she dominates the field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders in one particular look: It signals disgust. With a lower-lip depressor movement, her lower lip pulls down and out, causing the lip to stretch wider and the chin to momentarily flatten.
Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday—and that meant plenty of Trumpian trash talk aimed at his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has some advice for his party’s 2016 White House hopefuls unhappy with last week’s CNBC debate: “I think their complaints are legitimate, but come on, man up and move on. I think it’s OK if the temperature isn’t exactly 67 degrees,” McCain told reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
Powerful mega donor Charles Koch, who along with his brother David has given heavily to conservative political candidates, said their effort so far to influence the U.S. political theater has largely failed.