Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his Republican Party needs to “show up” in places that aren’t traditional GOP strongholds such as Hispanic and black communities if it wants to expand its reach.
Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost.
Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016.
Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to stop fighting the legality of New Jersey same-sex marriages paves the way for gays to wed in the Democratic-leaning state. But it also reflects the Republican’s effort to cast himself as the pragmatic leader of a welcoming GOP while running for re-election and considering a White House bid.
A clear divide over the health care law separates the emerging field of potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential race, previewing the battles ahead as they try to rebuild their party and seize the White House.
Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.
The barbs are personal, the differences are multiplying among Republicans, a party divided over spending, foreign policy, a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health care law and more.
Health care, budgets and education topped the official agenda for governors at their annual summer summit. But the 2016 presidential race was never far from view or conversation, given the clear White House interest from some in the crowd gathered near Lake Michigan.
Pivotal developments on two cultural issues — immigration reform and gay marriage — offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016.
Republicans accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of getting too cozy with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy.