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Christie pledges to shoot straight if elected president

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington
Posted 6/30/15, 03:04 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally launched his White House bid today at the Livingston, N.J., high school from which he graduated. 

As the Republican governor stood between the bleachers at one end of a packed gymnasium, he remarked it was the only place he could imagine making such an announcement. 

“Everything started here for me,” he said. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Gerald Herbert

Bobby Jindal to run on his record in Louisiana

by Kent Covington
Posted 6/24/15, 09:10 pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he would seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In a speech in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, La., he promised bold action and an unabashed conservative reform agenda.

Jindal came out swinging with a jab at his presidential rivals, telling supporters, “There are a lot of great talkers running for president.” But he added, “None of them—not one can match our record [in Louisiana] of actually shrinking the size of government.”

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Bush has so far put fundraising over campaigning

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted 6/17/15, 12:42 pm

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