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article imageSix GOP 2016 hopefuls to appear at New York City event

By Mike White     Aug 26, 2013 in Politics
Six potential Republican candidates for President of the United States in 2016 will appear at an event in New York City next month. The six include Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Rick Synder.
Six Republicans who could be candidates to be the party’s 2016 nominee for President of the United States, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will headline a fundraiser for the party next month, according to an article in politico.com. The four will appear at the home of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, who is co-hosting the event with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
The reception and dinner for the four men will also include Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, who was the vice presidential nominee in 2012 when he ran with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as “special guests.” The politico article claims the event is a “major” force of star power at a single event. It also states that the politicians represent some of the “brightest future talent” for the Republican Party and represents different wings of the party.
Marco Rubio’s biography on his website for the United States Senate notes that he was considered a long shot when he ran for office in 2009. It also notes that his family came to the United States from Cuba in 1956 after Fidel Castro strengthened his power. It claims he wants to “stand up to Washington’s reckless spending and its assault on the free enterprise system.”
According to an article in biography.com, Chris Christie ran for governor in 2009 after serving as a lobbyist for energy companies in 1998, a top fundraiser for future President George W. Bush in 2000 and as United States Attorney for New Jersey after President Bush chose him for the office. According to the article, although some criticized his selection because of his lack of experience as a prosecutor, he earned a reputation as a fair-minded and capable prosecutor. He was known for not being as conservative as members of the Tea Party but did run for governor on a socially conservative platform. In 2012 he said he was not interested in running for president. He was also known in New Jersey for his battles with the teachers’ unions.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker first made the national news in 2011 when he proposed eliminating collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin’s state workers, according to an online biography. His move was popular with some in the state, not with others, and he became the first governor in the nation to survive a recall election. Reportedly, he was considered to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential candidate in 2012 but declined to accept any such offer.
According to Representative Ryan’s biography on his official website for the United States House of Representatives, he is serving his eighth term in Congress. Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee and a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has oversight over health care, tax policy, Social Security and trade laws. He claims to have put forth a specific plan to lift the debt burden, create jobs and stop spending money the government does not have.
According to Senator Paul’s biography on his official website for the United States Senate, he is the junior senator for Kentucky and was elected in 2010. The biography claims he is an outspoken champion for fiscal responsibility and constitutional liberties. He claims to have proposed cutting spending by $500 billion and offered a plan to balance the budget in five years. His father, Ron, is a former Republican Congressman and was a candidate for president in 2012.
Governor Snyder claims in a biography on a state website to have been so little known when he ran for governor, that if the margin of error had been taken into account, he would have had negative poll numbers. He claims that after being elected, he replaced the “job-killing Michigan Business Tax” with a “fair” six percent corporate income tax. Governor Snyder ran as “One Tough Nerd” and claims to now being paying down state debt and saving for the future.
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