Weekly Newsletter – 04/05/2015

Here’s a quick recap of the major political events of the past week:
  • Hillary Clinton can’t shake her email scandal. Still. 
    If Hillary Clinton’s email troubles have led you to believe you somehow fell asleep and woke up in the Clinton-Scandal-driven 1990’s, you’re not alone. Though she made it clear last week at her press conference that she believes her email humiliation should be put to rest, that’s just not how it’s playing out for the would-be Democratic Presidential nominee. The House Select Committee on Benghazi, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, will summon Clinton to appear before May 1st to discuss her emails and the server, and the mainstream media just won’t cooperate in killing the story. Compounding her troubles, Quinnipiac released a new poll this week suggesting that the email scandal has further weakened her support, especially in 3 key swing states – Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Read more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-quinnipiac-poll-florida-ohio-pennsylvania-116539.html
  • Conservatives are revolting against Jeb Bush.
    Conservative activists in New Hampshire – a state where no Bush has won his first attempt at winning its presidential primary – have a plan to undermine Jeb Bush’s bid for the White House. The activists recognize the potential for conservative candidates in the primary to split the conservative vote and make it easier for an establishment candidate like Jeb Bush to win the nomination. To avoid that scenario, the activists are joining together and have agreed to unify around a single candidate, whom they will choose during their own presidential caucus in October. Read the full story here:
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/new-hampshire-conservatives-republicans-jeb-bush-116556.html
  • Rubio will announce at Miami’s fabled “Freedom Tower.” Or will he?
    On Monday, April 13, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) may or may not launch his campaign for President at Miami’s legendary “Freedom Tower,” often called “the Ellis Island of the South” – it served for years as the home of the processing center that welcomed Cuban exiles fleeing Castro’s Cuba. The Senator’s personal history as the son of Cuban immigrants is a powerful part of his political appeal, and choosing the Freedom Tower is a signal that his biography will play a large part in his campaign – IF that’s what he chooses to announce. In media appearances to tease the announcement, he continued to play coy. Our bet is he’s running. TPPCF will continue tracking this story and we will provide more information about this developing story after the Senator’s announcement. The full story about Sen. Rubio’s potential run is available here:
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/marco-rubio-2016-campaign-announcement-date-116524.html

 

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK’S POLL:

What are your thoughts on Ted Cruz’s announcement?

  • He should wait a few years and get more experience before running for President. 3.5%
  • I hope he’s the Republican nominee! 48%
  • I’m waiting to see who else jumps in the race. 33.4%
  • Other Responses 15.1%

That’s all for this week. Keep fighting for freedom!