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There's Another Republican Running for President

CIA veteran Evan McMullin to launch bid as independent: reports

(Newser) - Evan McMullin, an anti-Trump Republican, is launching a third-party bid Monday, reports BuzzFeed . “It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us," McMullin said in a statement to ABC News. "I... More »

Chris Christie: I Could Beat Obama

NJ gov knows he could win, but isn't ready for White House

(Newser) - New Jersey GOP governor Chris Christie says he's not running for president because he doesn't feel ready for the job, not because he doesn't think he could win. Some conservative pundits are pleading with Christie to throw his hat in the ring, Politico notes. "I have people calling me... More »

Naked Cowboy to Run for President

Robert Burck plans to run on Tea Party platform

(Newser) - Times Square's Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, announced today that he plans to run for the US presidency. His platform includes closing borders, requiring drug tests for welfare recipients, abolishing unions for government workers, cutting capital gains and income taxes and reversing Obamacare health legislation. No word on whether the Naked... More »

Former Gov. Gary Johnson Eyes Ron Paul's Shoes

Republican with libertarian leanings could harness Tea Partiers

(Newser) - Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, hoping to catch the rising tide of Tea Party-style populist anger, has been polishing up his quirky libertarian bona fides for what looks like a run at the presidency in 2012. Though Johnson is cagey, he has made it clear he’s sticking with... More »

Miss. Gov Tests Waters for 2012

Connections, experience serve Haley Barbour well

(Newser) - Another face to watch for 2012: Haley Barbour. The Mississippi governor is traveling the country this week, appearing at Republican fundraisers and conferences in what many see as a warm-up for a 2012 run, CQ Politics reports. A Republican consultant says Barbour, 61, has a good shot in a year... More »

Palin Ramps Up Presidential Push

Alaska gov. will attend key pols dinner in DC, launches political action committee

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is headed to Washington this weekend, for an invitation-only dinner for political stars—an event President Obama is likely to attend, the New York Post reports. It’s the latest sign the Alaska governor is eying a Republican presidential bid—she’s also launching a political action committee,... More »

A Third Bush in the White House?

Poppy Bush wants Jeb to head to Senate, Oval Office eventually

(Newser) - Even as one son packs his bags to leave the White House, former President Bush is waxing poetic about seeing another move in one day. And since "right now is probably a bad time" with Americans Bushed out, HW suggests Jeb Bush would make "an outstanding senator."... More »

Hillary: I (Probably) Won't Run Again

Clinton says she's not interested in Supreme Court, Majority Leadership

(Newser) - The chances of Hillary Clinton making a second White House run are “probably close to zero,” the senator told Fox and Friends in an interview this morning. She similarly shot down speculation that she’d be the next Senate Majority Leader or a Supreme Court justice. “I’... More »

McCain Blasts Obama for Declining Funds

But Dem blames Mac for having to opt out of public financing

(Newser) - Following fast on Barack Obama’s decision to abandon public financing, a McCain rep said the Dem has failed “the true test of a candidate”—whether he'll stick to his word, Time reports. But Politico notes that an Obama rep blamed McCain: “Our campaign counsels met, and... More »

Nader Still Buffering ... Buffering ...

Seeing Internet as 'a snare and a delusion' surely won't help independent's candidacy

(Newser) - Ralph Nader might seem like just the crusader to milk the Internet for all its movement-building potential, but, Andrew Rasiej and Micah L. Sifry write in Politico, his “self-defeating attitude” toward the web is likely to keep him on the sidelines. The third-party presidential hopeful claims his “Internet-literate... More »

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