Think we’ll still be talking about the upcoming book, Clinton Cash, in a couple weeks? A look at the upcoming political calendar makes that more likely.
There’s another Republican cattle call this weekend sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, otherwise no major political news or events appear likely to stop the drip-drip-drip for a couple weeks. Clinton isn’t expected to hit the campaign trail again until sometime in May when she goes to South Carolina.
In the vacuum, stories like that in the New York Times this morning will run counter to Clinton’s re-introduction efforts. But how many real voters are paying any attention?
Here’s the good news for Clinton: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will soon get similar treatment.
N.H. lawmaker backs BMW into Clinton van via yours truly in the Boston Globe: “The thought that went through my head was, ‘Oh no’,” said [Chip] Rice, a Democrat from Concord.”
Martin O’Malley plans another N.H. trip via yours truly in The Boston Globe: “The former Maryland governor will visit Concord and Durham next month.”
Also in the Globe: Former US Senator Rick Santorum will make his first trip to N.H. in more than a year.
5 takeaways from Hillary Clinton’s return to New Hampshire in the Washington Post: “In New Hampshire – second among presidential nomination contests and second on her tour – [Hillary] Clinton seemed to have more fun.”
Hassan notes among hacked Sony emails in the Union Leader: “Some of Gov.Maggie Hassan’s personal emails, including a fundraising pitch and her celebration of Medicaid expansion in the Granite State, crop up in the trove of hacked Sony emails that WikiLeaks has posted online. The governor used a Gmail account and the leaked information has her home address and cellphone number.”
Hassan doesn’t think NH needs two casinos in the Concord Monitor: “Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan does not think the market supports a second casino in New Hampshire, but didn’t say whether she would veto a bill that would allow for two casinos in the state. Hassan is a vocal supporter of expanded gambling, but has favored a single-casino plan.”
In Iowa, Fiorina says she’s running via The Des Moines Register: “Shaking hands during Wednesday’s meeting of Westside Conservative Breakfast Club, [Carly] Fiorina asked Iowans to ‘stand with her.’
“When I do (announce),” she said, “you are going to have to help me. You are going to have to get out.”
Walker courts Iowa legislators in the Mason City Globe Gazette: “Walker met separately with Iowa Senate and Iowa House Republicans. Walker will be back in Iowa this weekend, along with eight other presidential hopefuls, to speak at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Spring Kickoff.”
The Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren, business groups at odds on trade pact
Bloomberg Politics: Clinton Cash Author Is Targeting Jeb Bush Next
Washington Post: Clintons’ wealth intertwined with charitable work
National Journal: Hotline’s GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Rubio on the Rise
Politico: Mike Huckabee staffing up for 2016 run
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