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At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016....
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Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign....
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SC Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats....
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New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign....
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Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives....
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Back in Iowa, Huckabee mocks Obama climate, wage policies
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Prior Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee is reacquainting himself with activists who could help decide the next Republican nominee....
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Quotes from leading political figures at Iowa GOP summit
Comments from leading political figures who spoke Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a gathering of social conservatives set to play an important role as the early voting state helps determine the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee:...
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Republican Fiorina takes aim at Clinton in Iowa introduction
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa's Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side....
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Texas Sen. Cruz says of 2016 field: 'Don't talk, show me'
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record....
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Last Iowa caucus victor says GOP must retool message
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The winner of Iowa's 2012 Republican presidential caucuses says his party needs to do a better job convincing working Americans that the GOP is on their side....
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