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NBS.COM
Friday February 3rd 2017


Durham to "formally open" his campaign in Nashua, New Hampshire Saturday

Republican Californian Congressman Will Durham will formally open his Presidential campaign with a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday.

Durham who announced that he would be running on Christmas Eve, has been fundraising from the internet via his You Tube channel and Facebook. Two videos posted by the campaign, crashed on his own website, before getting nearly million views in just 24 hours.

Durham seems to be taking a play out of the Cody Riley playbook by saying that "being a Conservative doesn't mean I hate modern America or that I want to turn the clock back to the 1950's" and he also seems to be using a similar strategy to Ethan Butler's South Carolina gubernatorial campaign " The Government cannot solve poverty, poor educational standards and lack of achievement in our inner-city neighbourhoods on it's own , just throwing money after a problem doesn't solve it, it makes it worse, that is a lie the Democrats have been telling for so long now, and it's wrong".

Durham knows that once the expected big guns of Henry Shallick and Liz Clark get into the race, he could start to lose fundraising and his message could start to get lost drowned out by the other two, hence why he is throwing everything he can now to build up momentum.
 
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NBS.COM
Friday February 3rd 2017


Senior Democrats "concerned" by Senator Seaborn's lack of Presidential announcement

Senior sources within the Democratic party have told NBS that there is concern over a lack of a Presidential announcement from the man regarded as the front-runner California Senator Sam Seaborn.

Seaborn is yet make any declaration on his intentions to seek the Democratic Presidential nomination. A senior source within the Democratic party, who did not wish to be named told NBS " Many in the party are ready to throw all there support behind the Senator, but he seems not to be bothered or ready to be rushed into announcement. Many have concerns that he is being left behind especially by the pace and fundraising being set by Senator's Robinson and Thorn, and Governor Kellner".

"He maybe the front-runner in terms of name recognition and of course he does have a big following in the party nationally and also with independents, and with some on the "Vinick" wing of the Republican party, but he needs to get into this race as soon as possible or he is going to being playing catch-up and all of strengths as candidate will be used to try and catch the likes of Robinson and Thorn, rather than dominate the field has had been the plan" another source told NBS.
 
thehill.com, Friday February 3rd

Former Speaker: GOP race will be most brutal we’ve ever seen


Jeff Haffley, the former Speaker of the House and one time Presidential candidate cast a bleak picture of a divided Republican Party and predicted that the upcoming nomination battle will be “the bloodiest; the most brutal race we’ve ever seen.”

The Speaker and current RNC Chairman was caught on video at a party fundraiser and the ensuing viral explosion will lead to a host of questions for the high ranking Republican.

Haffley who lost out on the nomination to President Walken in 2010 said that the race would likely come down to Henry Shallick, the former Governor of Missouri and White House Chief of Staff and Vice-President Liz Clark and that both teams were “playing for keeps.”

“The President has allowed this darwinian battle for the nomination. It’s clear he prefers Shallick but is obviously reluctant to opening campaign against his own Vice-President and that’s left a huge vacuum in the race. Clark is seen as a pretty light weight but her team are experienced and battle hardened they are not going to let their opponents run all over them.”

One name to watch on Clark’s team is Eddie Glassner who ran Haffley’s own brutal battle with Washington Governor Sean Boone and Speaker Haffley clearly indicated that he expected a barrage of negative attacks. “I’d imagine like everyone else they’ll both set off with high ideals but when push comes to shove this is going to be a close race and neither side will back down.”

Haffley’s comments come amid increasing chatter that Shallick, who is also a former Labor Secretary is set to formally announce his candidacy.
 
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I vary between thinking Seaborn is the next President to thinking everyone thinks he will be but then he'll end up losing like Hillary.
 
thehill.com, Friday February 3rd

Former Speaker: GOP race will be most brutal we’ve ever seen


Jeff Haffley, the former Speaker of the House and one time Presidential candidate cast a bleak picture of a divided Republican Party and predicted that the upcoming nomination battle will be “the bloodiest; the most brutal race we’ve ever seen.”

Haffley who lost out on the nomination to President Walken in 2010 said that the race would likely come down to Henry Shallick, the former Governor of Missouri and White House Chief of Staff and Vice-President Liz Clark and that both teams were “playing for keeps.”

“The President has allowed this darwinian battle for the nomination. It’s clear he prefers Shallick but is obviously reluctant to opening campaign against his own Vice-President and that’s left a huge vacuum in the race. Clark is seen as a pretty light weight but her team are experienced and battle hardened they are not going to let their opponents run all over them.”

One name to watch on Clark’s team is Eddie Glassner who ran Haffley’s own brutal battle with Washington Governor Sean Boone and Speaker Haffley clearly indicated that he expected a barrage of negative attacks. “I’d imagine like everyone else they’ll both set off with high ideals but when push comes to shove this is going to be a close race and neither side will back down.”

Haffley’s comments come amid increasing chatter that Shallick, who is also a former Labor Secretary is set to formally announce his candidacy.

Isn't Haffley the RNC chairman?
 
This is continuously my thinking but it could also be that Clark loses like Hillary.
Sam could also end up like Hilary in 2008 & lose the nomination to a young exciting Afro-American one term Senator from the Mid-West!
Who knows to be fair we have not decided yet, lots of ideas & twists to come!!
 
Democratic Presidential Poll
  1. California Senator Sam Seaborn 33%
  2. Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson 25%
  3. New York Senator Andrew Thorn 16%
  4. Former Pennsylvania Governor Michael Kellner 9%
  5. Former Ohio Senator Hayden Straus 8%
  6. Former New Jersey Governor Kate Crossley 5%
  7. Former North Carolina Congressman William Garden 2%
  8. Montana Governor Kurt Carner 1%
  9. Others 1%
italics indicate candidate not formally declared
 
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Republican Presidential Poll
  1. Vice-President Liz Clark 32%
  2. Former Missouri Governor Henry Shallick 26%
  3. California Congressman Will Durham 21%
  4. Alabama Senator & Senate Majority Leader Cody Riley 10%
  5. Kansas Governor Peter Gault 7%
  6. Former Ohio Governor Mike Reed 2%
  7. Others 2%
italics indicate candidate not formally declared
 
nbs.com, Saturday February 4th

Bartletistas Scramble After Stunning Robinson Poll

Leading figures around California Senator Sam Seaborn have called an emergency meeting at an Orange County retreat this weekend amidst the remarkable emergency of Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson and new polling that suggests he has vaulted into the top tier of Democrats in the race for the 2018 Presidential nomination.

Seaborn’s closest advisors, Oregon Congressman Will Bailey, former White House Chief of Staff CJ Cregg along with Democratic pollster Joey Lucas and strategists Doug Weglund travelled to California on Friday night and are believed to be deep in discussions around how Robinson effects the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff’s strategy.

Robinson has continued to attract large crowds as he has got his campaign off the ground and made clear at a rally in Iowa that he intends to push an extremely progressive agenda calling for a single payer healthcare system and suggesting that “tax rises are inevitable if America is to be a truly fair country.”

Senator Seaborn has emerged in a series of polls as the front runner ever since 2014 nominee Jimmy Fitzsimmons announced he was passing on the race. Seaborn’s team had been gearing themselves up for a battle with New York Senator Andrew Thorn and potentially Connecticut’s Chris Casey but have been taken by surprise by Robinson meteoric rise.
 
NBS.COM
Sunday February 5th 2017


Durham formally launches Presidential bid

Californian Republican Congressman Will Durham formally launched his Presidential campaign on Saturday afternoon in Nashua New Hampshire.

The announcement was boosted by new polling that shows Durham who was only elected to Congress back in 2010, is polling at over 20% narrowly behind the front-runners Liz Clark and Henry Shallick, even those two are yet to formally to declare.

"With faith in the future for this great nation, I do today here in Nashua, New Hampshire, formally announce my candidacy for the Presidency of these United States of America", Durham said in front his campaign banner and slogan "Faith in our Future".

"I look forward with faith towards our future, we must be bold, we cannot return to the past" and seemed to launch a broadside at the two front-runners Shallick and Clark and many on the Conservative right "My conservatism is founded on the principle of adapting it to suite the needs of today and tomorrow, we cannot go back to some sort of past, that never really existed anyway, now is the time for a new generation to take the reigns of power, we need our next President to be for the future, not yesterday, we need to remember for the first time at the next election, for the first time those born in this century, will be able to vote, these voters need to know that the Republican Party is the party of the future not distant past, that we understand the America of today, and we must be relevant to the issues of these times".

Aides said that 4,500 people had requested tickets for the event, for a venue with could only half that, so an over-flow area was sent up in a park two blocks away, to allow those who couldn't get into the main area watch via a giant screen.
 
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Congressman Will Durham being interviewed by CNN after his formal announcement speech in Nashua, New Hampshire yesterday

(photo Michael Vartan-Tim's casting)
 
NBS.COM
Sunday February 5th 2017


Crossley to make Presidential "intentions" known tomorrow

Former New Jersey Governor Kate Crossley has announced that she will be making her Presidential intentions known tomorrow. She will be speaking in Trenton at midday.

It had been expected that she would be running for the Presidency for a second time, but the candidacy's of both Hayden Straus and Rudi Robinson seemed to have hindered her chances of having any real chance of winning the nomination.

Crossley is known to have spoken to both Straus and Robinson in recent weeks, both who are currently polling ahead of her in early national polls.
 
NBS.COM
Sunday February 5th 2017


Durham to set the pace to build on strong start

Following what most pundits and political observers are calling an excellent formal launch yesterday, Congressman Will Durham is keen to keep up the pace and the momentum from his good news coverage in the past couple of days, with a heavy campaign schedule.

Since his first initial announcement six weeks ago on Christmas Eve, Durham has done little overt campaigning and has avoided joining the early fray, focusing instead on holding a handful of discreet fundraisers and meeting party leaders in Michigan, Iowa, Florida and South Carolina, all key early voting states, while consulting his family and close circle of advisers ahead of a formal launch, this has been along with two videos on his campaign website and via You Tube where he has been building a strong following.

After a private meeting with New York Governor Rob Cole on Sunday, he will return to Capitol Hill tomorrow, before heading to Ohio and then Indiana, before heading back to Iowa at the end of the week.

It seems many in the Republican establishment have been taken back by the strong start Durham has made, he seems determined to make it at least a three person race, rather than the expected "Battle Royal" between Clark and Shallick.
 
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NBS.COM
Monday February 6th 2017

Crossley rules out second Presidential run

Former New Jersey Governor Kate Crossley has today ruled out a second run for the Presidency.

"It has been a very tough decision between my head and my heart, and in the end my head won. I believe that we have some fine candidates in the race and we need those running to make a strong case for Liberal Progressive views" adding "we cannot afford another four years of a right wing administration, because whoever wins the Republican nomination they will follow the failed policies of the Walken administration".

"I am not endorsing any candidate at this time, it is far two early to do so, but I will be watching, and I will in the end throw my support to the candidate who I feel best serves our party as our nominee and as our next President".
 
NBS.COM
Wednesday February 8th 2017


Congressman Scott Bighorse to announce Presidential bid "in coming days"

Democratic South Dakota Congressman Scott Bighorse will enter the Democratic Presidential in the "coming days" according sources close to the eight term Congressman.

Bighorse who is the only current native American in Congress, ran for the Senate in 2014 losing to Senator Jim Simon, after entering Congress back in the 2000 mid-terms. Bighorse is close friends with former South Dakota Senator and Vice-President Wendell Tripplehorn, who many believe has persuaded his friend to run.

Bighorse is respected by Republicans in his native state which trends Republican, but many believe he is running to increase his "national profile". Elected to Congress at the age of just 33, he turns 50 this year, and many on the Democratic side believe he would have a chance for the Vice-Presidential slot on the 2018 ticket.

Democratic pollster Al Kiefer told NBS " Congressman Bighorse is respected by both parties, he is liked and has worked across party lines. He is especially respected on Foreign and Military Affairs, he is not likely to have much name recognition other than his support for native American rights. He is not likely to be a large fundraiser like Senators Thorn, Robinson or Seaborn. I believe this a run to have a real chance for the Vice-Presidential slot".
 
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nbs.com, Wednesday Febraury 8th

Shallick Confirms Presidential Run on Campaign Website; Roll-out expected this weekend


The race for the Republican nomination for President stepped into high gear this morning as former White House Chief of Staff Henry Shallick announced that he was, as much expected, running for President.

In a video released simultaneously on You Tube and on his newly launched campaign website Henry2018.com, Shallick staked his claim to the legacy of outgoing President Glen Walken – his long- time political ally. “This country is back on the front foot after the economic crisis that threatened us with a long depression – that is only possible because of the outstanding leadership and direction of President Walken. It’s imperative that we continue along the path he has set us on and don’t return to the failed policy of the Bartlet-Santos agenda.”

The campaign confirmed shortly afterwards that Shallick would formally launch his campaign at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City on Saturday before traveling to neighbouring Iowa for a series of events. Shallick will be joined by his father Bob who served two terms as Iowa’s Senator in the 70s and early 80s.

Shallick, 61, enters the race with a wealth of experience; he start work in his father’s office after graduating from the University of Missouri. He returned to Missouri in 1980 to take up a job at Hallmark Cards but left after three years after being elected to Congress representing Missouri’s heavily Republican 7th district.

Mr Shallick rose through the GOP ranks in the House finally becoming Deputy Whip in 2002. After serving in the House leadership for two years he announced he was returning to Missouri to run for Governor – a race he won comfortably. As Governor, Shallick oversaw a revivial of economic fortunes in the state before successfully managing the challenge of the economic crisis of 2008, narrowly securing re-election amidst the economic turmoil.

He was an early supporter and endorser of fellow Missourian Glen Walken in the 201- Presidential race and after he served out his second term as Governor was rewarded with the role of Secretary of Labour – a role he said at the time was “likely his political swan song”. That predicition turned out to be well wide of the mark as his long-time political ally and now President Walken tapped him for the role of Chief of Staff in 2014 – a move that many felt was designed to re-enforce Walken’s control over the White House.

Shallick’s two years at the White House were marred with rumours that he was serving as a de-facto Vice-President – often clashing with Liz Clark over policy and tone.

The Shallick team have refused to answer any questions over whether he has the President’s blessing to run but those close to campaign suggest had Walken asked his long-time friend to stand aside for Clark that he would have done so.
 
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