• Would Marco Rubio still wage a bid for the presidency in 2016 if Jeb Bush decided to take the plunge? That’s the question Marin Cogan explores in her piece not yet online for The New Republic: ‘Forgive Me Mentor, For I Will Run.’ The answer she comes away with? Unlikely. Bush was a proud, prominent on-stage cheerleader the […]...

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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating is now at its lowest point since he took office, according to the Siena Research Institute. But at 64 percent, it’s still better than 2-to-1. The highlights from Siena: It’s down 3 points from last month Third consecutive month for a drop His re-elect number: 54% His slippage isn’t with Republicans, […]...

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  • on in THE CHASE

    The start of every run establishes a leader. And then the chase ensues. Hence, why we’ve branded our contribution to the great horserace dialogue, THE CHASE. It’s a running ranking system of the most likely 2016 nominees, with Clinton and Rubio starting at the top of thepack. But there will be plenty of movement over the next 43 months […]...

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I launched The Run 2016 last March with a healthy amount of earnestness, a bit of trepidation and fortunately, a bundle of support from friends, family and politicos, whose encouragement and advice became indispensable as I navigated this endeavor. While it was no doubt an experiment open to improvisation, the central idea was to create...

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on in Chris Christie

The first national 2016 poll of 2014 shows Hillary Clinton remains a potent candidate for president and Gov. Chris Christie’s standing hasn’t crumbled under the weight of a bridge scandal that’s exploded around him over the last week. Yet the results provide a paradox on New Jersey’s governor in the hotseat: Resilience in the face...

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on in Chris Christie

front runner noun 1. a person who leads in any competition. That’s the simple, straight-forward definition of a front runner. In politics, the only veritable way to measure who the front runner is in any given competition is polling, however flawed or fleeting. That’s one of the reasons why Charlie Cook’s column on Gov. Chris Christie’s political predicament struck me as off...

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