Apr 13, 2015, 2:02 pm EDT
Marco Rubio will soon join the growing list of 2016 presidential candidates.
The Florida Senator will make his candidacy official later tonight, claiming he is “uniquely qualified” for the position. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are also looking to represent the GOP in next year’s elections.
Rubio also served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2009. He became Speaker of the House in 2007. Read
Apr 13, 2015, 12:14 pm EDT
Hillary Clinton, announced on Sunday, that she will be placing a bid to be one of the 2016 presidential candidates.
Hillary Clinton made her announcement in a two-minute video. In the video, she said she wanted to be the champion that everyday Americans need. Clinton is planning her first visit with voters in Iowa and will hold a kickoff event for her entry as one of the presidential candidates in May, reports The New York Times notes.
Hillary Clinton’s last attempt to be one of the presidential candidates was in 2008. She ran against current President Barack Obama and lost. This time there’s a strong chance she’ll be the Democratic candidate. This could also be her last attempt at the presidency due to her age. The politician is 67 years old, NYT notes. Read
Mar 30, 2015, 4:11 pm EDT
Carly Fiorina, a previous CEO at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), may run for President in 2016.
Carly Fiorina said that she is more than 90% likely to put in a bid to be the Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. She cites her experience managing a Fortune 100 company as giving her an understanding of how economics work, reports CNNMoney.
Carly Fiorina plans to officially announce her campaign for the presidential race in April or May. She claims that she is the strong leader that Washington needs. She worked at HP from 1995 to 2005, when she was ousted by the company’s board, CNNMoney notes. Read
Mar 24, 2015, 9:20 am EDT
The 2016 race for the Republican Party presidential nomination started in earnest Monday, as Ted Cruz made his announcement official. The fiery Texas Senator actually took a page out of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s playbook by using Twitter to make the initial announcement.
Cruz then made his first official speech as a presidential candidate on Monday to an audience of primarily students of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. In his speech, which was delivered without the assistance of a teleprompter, Cruz called himself a “courageous conservative” whose agenda includes repealing the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare), promoting Second Amendment rights, implementing a much more hawkish foreign policy and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service in favor of a flat tax.
Stated differently, a President Ted Cruz would mean guns, bigger guns and lower taxes. Read
Mar 23, 2015, 12:59 pm EDT
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced that he will be running for President in 2016.
Sen. Ted Cruz is the first Republican candidate to officially announce that he’ll be running in the 2016 presidential elections. He is hoping raise to $1 million for his campaign during its first week and $40 million total. His early announcement is reportedly part of an effort to stand out from possible candidates to raise money, reports The New York Times.
Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential run at Liberty University. He said he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, terminate the Internal Revenue Service, protect human life and traditional marriage. Cruz has spoken out against income inequality and has also rejected climate control, NYT notes. Read