10:50 AM, Oct 7, 2015 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Florida senator Marco Rubio responded Wednesday morning to Donald Trump's comment that the use of eminent domain for private projects is a "wonderful thing."
"He's wrong," Rubio told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following a campaign event at a tech company in New Hampshire. "In Florida when I was a state legislator, we passed what has become model legislation for other states around the country--that I actually passed--both a law and a constitutional amendment that keeps developers like Donald Trump from using eminent domain to take private property away from an owner and give it to another private owner, which is what the Kelo decision said should be legal unless states barred it. So he's wrong about that. One of the most important rights Americans have is private property."
In an interview Tuesday evening with Bret Baier on Fox News, Trump praised the government's seizing private property from individuals in order to "build this massive development that’s going to employ thousands of people, or you’re going to build a factory, that without this little house, you can’t build the factory."
Conservative commentators widely criticized Trump for supporting the government trampling on individual rights.
10:48 PM, Sep 21, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The fallout from Scott Walker's exit from the presidential race continues in Iowa, which had been the Wisconsin governor's stronghold. The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs reports that Texas senator Ted Cruz has gained the support of three of Walker's county chairs:
9:22 PM, Sep 21, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Four members of Scott Walker's Iowa campaign are now aligning with Marco Rubio. With the Wisconsin governor exiting the presidential race Monday, the Walker campaign's network of activist supporters in the early primary states are free to endorse other candidates.
In Iowa, three county chairs and a university student leader are now supporting Rubio, the Florida senator. Melody Slater of Lee County, Matt Giese of Dubuque County, and Alan Ostergren of Muscatine County, have all shifted their support for Rubio.
6:53 PM, Sep 21, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Florida senator Marco Rubio has picked up the support of a South Carolina Republican activist who had previously supported Scott Walker.
Drew Johnson, who serves on the Chester County GOP committtee, tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD he will be supporting Rubio now that Walker has suspended his campaign.
“Marco has a positive vision for a new American century and he is the candidate who gives our party the best opportunity to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016," said Johnson. "Marco has my complete support and I look forward to helping him win South Carolina’s primary in February.”
And he mostly ignores the Donald.2:54 PM, Sep 17, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
While their fireworks have earned Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump the most attention after Wednesday night’s Republican debate in California, the winner for the most detailed and substantive performance may go to Marco Rubio.
11:15 AM, Sep 14, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a new 60-second ad that's a not-so-subtle response to her GOP rival Donald Trump. The ad, titled "Faces," features the former Hewlett-Packard CEO speaking about the important role of women in the Republican party.
10:48 AM, Sep 14, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New polls of likely Republican voters in two early primary states show Donald Trump maintaining a solid lead for the presidential nomination. The CBS News/YouGov tracking polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire show the real-estate magnate and reality TV star with big leads in those states.
Marco Pollo?11:21 AM, Sep 10, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, came out swinging against several of the Republican candidates for president in a Thursday breakfast with reporters. The Florida congresswoman reserved most of her fire for her fellow Sunshine Staters, calling Marco Rubio a "chicken" and criticizing Jeb Bush for following the lead of Donald Trump. Wasserman Schultz also said Trump's "extremism" is "holding a mirror up to the Republican party of today."
5:01 PM, Sep 9, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush laid out details of his economic plan in North Carolina Wednesday, focusing primarily on how he would reform the tax code as president. The proposal, Bush said, would help achieve his stated goal of four-percent annual economic growth.
Jeb, Walker down.1:05 PM, Sep 3, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Monmouth poll of registered or leaning Republican primary voters nationally finds New York businessman Donald Trump continuing to lead in the crowded GOP field. Trump's support is at 30 percent, 4 points higher than he was in Monmouth's August poll and 17 points higher than in its July poll.
4:32 PM, Sep 2, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Comedian Stephen Colbert launches his version of The Late Show on CBS on September 8, and one of his first guests will be Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. The Bush campaign was quick to turn the appearance into a fundraising opportunity. As the Associated Press reported, the campaign sent out an email to supporters asking for at least $3 to be entered into a contest to receive a ticket to the taping of Colbert's show.
3:59 PM, Sep 1, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
More than 200 elected officials, Republican and conservative activists, and business leaders have signed a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker requesting the cable network award Carly Fiorina a spot in the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate. Fiorina campaign staff posted the letter on Medium, with a note saying the campaign is "so grateful for their support."
Read the contents of the letter below:
8:08 AM, Sep 1, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Jeb Bush has said Donald Trump "should be treated like the frontrunner" for the Republican nomination. On Tuesday, the Bush campaign continues to do just that with a short web video aimed squarely at the leading GOP contender's past "liberal" views on taxes, health care, and abortion as well as Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton.