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Title: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 07, 2015, 02:46:26 pm
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It’s official: the 2016 presidential election is well underway. While President Barack Obama still has more than a year left to govern the nation, his approvals remain stuck in the mid- to low-40s and his agenda has mostly been stalled by the Republican-controlled Congress. Although the economy has progressively become stronger compared to the beginning of Obama’s tenure, foreign policy troubles coupled with his perception as a lame duck has diminished his clout in Washington, and the focus has shifted to the candidates running to replace him.

Unlike what many observers first believed leading up to the primaries, there would be fierce competition in both parties. For years it was assumed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make another run after falling just short of the Democratic nomination in 2008. While many in the party were indeed ready for Hillary, a number of public missteps and internal feuds led to defections from the Clinton camp and a notable drop in the polls over the course of months. Sensing a window of opportunity, more credible opponents decided to jump in and potentially usurp the frontrunner, even including a past nominee. Rather than a coronation, Clinton would experience a primary more similar to 2008 with a crowded field nobody had imagined would take shape.

The Republicans would likewise have plenty of candidates to choose from as the primaries inch closer. After nearly two dozen potential candidates had trial balloons for a campaign, the field would narrow with the exits of Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and others earlier in the year. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is presumed to be the man to beat as he has the backing of most major donors and a support network built by two past presidents in his family. However, his vulnerabilities leave him open to being usurped by somebody else with enough hard work.

Who will win their party's nomination and, with enough determination, become the 45th President of the United States? Only time will tell. The campaign begins now!



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National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 32%
John Kerry - 17%
Bernie Sanders - 8%
Jerry Brown - 7%
Sherrod Brown - 5%
Brian Schweitzer - 4%
Joaquín Castro - 3%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Joe Manchin - 3%
William McRaven - 2%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Undecided - 12%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 25%
John Kerry - 14%
Sherrod Brown - 9%
Bernie Sanders - 7%
Jerry Brown - 7%
Brian Schweitzer - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 5%
Joe Manchin - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Luis Gutiérrez - 3%
William McRaven - 2%
Undeicded - 12%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 32%
John Kerry - 20%
Bernie Sanders - 11%
Jerry Brown - 8%
Brian Schweitzer - 5%
Sherrod Brown - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
William McRaven - 3%
Joaquín Castro - 2%
Joe Manchin - 1%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Undecided - 10%

National (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 20%
Scott Walker - 16%
Rand Paul - 12%
Ted Cruz - 10%
Donald Trump - 7%
Dan Quayle - 6%
Lindsey Graham - 5%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 4%
Undecided - 15%

Iowa (Republicans)
Scott Walker - 19%
Rand Paul - 15%
Jeb Bush - 14%
Ted Cruz - 13%
Dan Quayle - 8%
John Kasich - 7%
Donald Trump - 5%
Susana Martinez - 4%
Lindsey Graham - 2%
Undecided - 13%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 22%
Rand Paul - 15%
Scott Walker - 14%
Donald Trump -10%
Ted Cruz - 8%
Dan Quayle - 6%
Lindsey Graham - 5%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 3%
Undecided - 12%



This turn will last from October 1-7. You have the next 48 hours to post your schedules. Good luck, everyone!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 07, 2015, 04:15:43 pm
Senator Ted Cruz Schedule for Week of October 1st
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"This is the beginning of a journey. Things won't be easy. We'll face challenges and pitfalls. But together, we will succeed. And on the chilly morning of January 20th 2017, we will take America in a New Direction."
October 1st-7th
10/1/2007
-Campaign Rally, Townhall in Franklin, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Chariton, Iowa.
-Town Hall in Le Mars, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Waterloo, Iowa.
-Appearance on Countdown.
10/2/2007
-Meet and Greet in Independence, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Tama, Iowa.
-Town Hall in Marshalltown, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Hubbard, Iowa.
-Town Hall in Humboldt, Iowa.
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"To answer your question honestly we're gonna do more than defund Obamacare. This is a bad law and it's a complicated law. This bill will be repealed and it will be replaced. In fact, in one month I will be unveiling my healthcare plan. Because it's not enough to get rid of Obamacare. Our party has to be a plan or an idea to supplant it with."
10/3/2007
-Townhall, Meet and Greet in Algona, Iowa.
-Appearance on Morning Joe
-Meet and Greet in Hampton, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Mason City, Iowa.
-Town Hall in Denison, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Iowa, City.
10/4/2007
-Meet and Greet in Strawberry Point, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Allison, Iowa.
-Appearance on Hardball
-Appearance on The Daily Show
-Meet and Greet in Waverly, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in State Center, Iowa.
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"It's great to be in Iowa. The voters hear know what they want. Their looking for a proven conservative. Someone who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. You can ravage the Democrats as much as you want. It's fun. But unless you've got the record to back up your words then there's no reason for you to be here."
10/5/2007
-Meet and Greet in Eldora, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Webster City, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Jewell Junction, Iowa.
-Appearance on The O'Reilly Factor
-Meet and Greet in Ames, Iowa.
-Flight to Texas
10/6/2007
-Rest Day. No events scheduled.
10/7/2007
-Return to Iowa
-Appearance on Hannity
-Meet and Greet in Ogden, Iowa.
-Campaign Rally in Des Moines
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"We can do this Iowa. Don't listen to the polls. The polls don't matter. What matters is getting everyone registered to vote. We're gonna show the Washington Establishment that the grassroots won't be ignored. We will not nominate another squishy moderate to get trampled by the left again. We need someone who shares our values, and there's only one candidate in the field that fits the bill."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 07, 2015, 05:23:26 pm
Rand Paul schedule for October 1st-7th, 2015.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015:
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"Under President Obama, government has grown. It has grown at unprecedented levels, and my campaign is about providing a clear contrast to his policies. A liberty minded America begins with a liberty minded Republican Party. That is why I say it is time we embrace the words of William Weld: let's get the government out of your businesses, and out of your bedroom!"
-Rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
-Rally in Newton, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Grinnell, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Iowa City.
-Appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015:
-Addressing the Linn County GOP breakfast in Ceder Rapids, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Ceder Rapids, Iowa.
-Visiting and touring small businesses in Ceder Rapids, Iowa.
-Going door to door in Ceder Rapids, Iowa.
-Fundraiser in Ceder Rapids, Iowa.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015:
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"We should be the party of no. No to presidential rule by decree! No to government control of healthcare! No to overseas adventures that don't serve our national interests. But we should also be the party of yes. Yes to a plan that will make our immigration system work without rewarding those who come here illegally. Yes to a real reform of our healthcare system that lowers costs and gives power to the patients. Yes to a strong, America oriented foreign policy that deters enemies without bogging America down in overseas quagmires. We can be that party, and if we want to stop four more years of "Obamaism," we must be that party!"
-Rally in Dubuque, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Dyersville, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Manchester, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Independence, Iowa.
-Rally in Waterloo, Iowa.

Sunday, October 4th, 2015:
-Appearance on Meet the Press.
-Flight to New Hampshire.

Monday, October 5th, 2015:
-Rally in Concord, New Hampshire.
-Meet and Greet in Concord, New Hampshire.
-Speech to the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, New Hampshire.
-Meeting with state legislators in Concord, New Hampshire.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015:
-Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
-Touring small businesses in Manchester, New Hampshire.
-Lunch with former Senator Gordon Humphrey in Manchester.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015:
-Flight to Washington for Senatorial duties, campaigning to resume on Friday.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 07, 2015, 06:04:56 pm
Schedule for Hillary Clinton

October 1, 2015

Meet Voters at Silver Dollar Saloon, Laurens, Iowa

Tour Positech Corporation. Laurens, Iowa
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Meet Voters at Rolfe Area Market, Rolfe, Iowa

Speech at Fonda Saddle Club and Rodeo Arena, Fonda,, Iowa
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There are people both eight years ago and today, who say we should skip the caucuses here in Iowa. Well, to them I say, a President has to represent everyone, even those they utterly disagree with, which is why as long as we are in this race, we will compete in every state, whether we can win or not!

Meet Voters in Rutland, Iowa

October 2, 2015

Meet Voters in Bradgate, Iowa

Meet Voters at Unkie's Entertainer, Thor, Iowa

Meet Voters at Livermore Fastway, Livermore, Iowa

Tour Humboldt County Mill Farm Historical Museum, Dakota City, Iowa
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Our farming history needs to remember it's history, it's neighborliness, and arguably better money management than many of today's banks, as it continues to shift towards a high-tech methodology. If you combine the two approaches, you might just have a farming industry that is unstoppable.

Meet Voters at Steve's Antiques & Refining, Burt, Iowa

October 3, 2015

Speech at Burt Community Center, Burt, Iowa
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It's nice to have a large and competitive field-it keeps everyone's skills sharp. We didn't really didn't have that in 2008, as it really felt like just President Obama and I were competing seriously on our side, and in many ways both of us suffered for it, Obama ended up with a General Election that was unnecessarily close in 2012, because I was a tougher opponent than Senator McCain, and I lost the nomination, because Obama and I were the only candidates actually trying to win, and he ended up doing better.

Meet Voters in Titonka, Iowa

Meet Voters at B&S Aroma Cafe, Bancroft, Iowa

Meet Voters in Lakota, Iowa

October 4, 2015

Speech at Emmetsburg Veterans Memorial, Emmetsburg, Iowa
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There have been accusations over the years about us not caring about the troops, or not caring about our veterans. Those are the ravings of delusional people who simply do not give a damn about anyone but their own twisted goals! Even though some may think that of some members of our party, shouldn't the fact that Admiral McRaven chose to run for President with us, when he easily could have ran as a Republican or Independent, say something about what we really think of our troops?

Tour Victorian Museum on Main, Emmetsburg, Iowa
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Attend Screening/Discussion of The American President, at Rivera Theater, Emmetsburg, Iowa (With Aaron Sorkin, Bill Clinton, Mike McCurry, Heather Higginbottom and Laura Bush (The last two listed names are NOT endorsements))
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Poker Night Fundraiser at Wild Rose Casino, Emmetsburg, Iowa ($5,000 for an entry in a no-limit hold'em shootout tournament, plus dinner and breakfast on October 5)
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October 5, 2010

Meet Voters in Ringsted, Iowa

Meet Voters at Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa

Meet Voters at New Fashion Pork, Estherville, Iowa

Tour Ross Textiles Inc, Bethune South Carolina

October 6, 2015

Participate in Chicken Wing eating tournament at Blaney Wings, Elgin, South Carolina (Finish 4th)
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Meet Voters at Midlands Technical College, Irmo, South Carolina

Meet Voters at Frankie's of Columbia, Irmo South Columbia

Meet Voters at Maurice's Piggy Park, West Columbia, South Carolina

October 7, 2015

Speech at Pappas Field, Rindge, New Hampshire
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Welcome back, New Hampshire! I know some in the media are concerned about Secretary's presence in the field, but he already had his turn as the nominee over a decade ago, and couldn't defeat a vulnerable George Bush. New Hampshire Democrats will see right through Kerry and his defeatist attitude towards Presidential politics.

Meet Voters, Stoddard, New Hampshire

Speech at Toles Undercoating and Repair, Walpole, New Hampshire
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Senator Manchin might think he's a Democrat, but he's been on the Republican side of every major environmental issue since being elected Governor of West Virginia. He opposes mountaintop mining regulation, supports dismembering the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, the Keystone XL pipeline, and fracking, all positions taken almost solely by Republicans. So why would any Democrat, especially one who supports any kind of environmental regulation support him?

Tour Birchwood Orchard, Mason, New Hampshire


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 07, 2015, 07:49:01 pm
John Kerry schedule for October 1st-7th, 2015.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015:
- Meeting with State Department Officials in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
- Fundraiser in Fairfax, Virginia

Friday, October 2nd, 2015:
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- Addressing the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
- Rally on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
- Opening of a campaign office in Manchester, New Hampshire
- Appearance on Hardball
- Rally on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015:
- Rally in Concord, New Hampshire
- Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire
- Meeting with Mayor Marty Walsh in Boston, Massachusetts
- Address at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sunday, October 4th, 2015:
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- Appearance on Face the Nation
- Appearance on Fox News Sunday
- Church service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts

Monday, October 5th, 2015:
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- Press Conference at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
- Fly to Brussels, Belgium
- Meeting with Prime Minister Charles Michel and King Philippe
- Address to the North Atlantic Council of NATO in Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015:
- Meeting with President Francois Hollande in Paris, France
- Press Conference near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
- Meeting with President of the Senate Jean-Pierre Bel and President of the National Assembly Claude Bartolone in Paris, France
- Tour of the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015:
- Meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron (?, the UK will have elections in May) in Cardiff, Wales
- Fly to Washington, D.C.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 07, 2015, 08:01:05 pm
Donald Trump Campaign Schedule October 1-7
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Hello Ames! How are we today? You're gonna get a lot of attention over the coming months. From people like Jeb Bush, who doesn't offer anything fresh. He's a continuation of the failed policies of the past, the ones that Washington loves but that America rejects. You can say the same thing about Hillary Clinton. I know you, Ames, I know you're sick and tired of Washington! We can do better than them! We can!

Thursday, October 1
Speech in Ames, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Ames, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Nevada, Iowa
Meeting with Boone County GOP in Boone, Iowa
Appearance on local radio in Des Moines, Iowa

Friday, October 2
Breakfast with supporters in Des Moines, Iowa
Flight to New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Manchester, New Hampshire
Dinner with former US Senator Bob Smith in Laconia, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 3
Breakfast at Donna Jean's Diner in Laconia, New Hampshire
Going door to door in Alton, New Hampshire
Lunch with Belknap County GOP members in Laconia New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Moultonborough, New Hampshire
Rally and speech in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Sunday, October 4
Attending local Presbyterian church service in Manchester, New Hampshire

Monday, October 5
Visit and address at Manchester High School West, Manchester, New Hampshire
Touring small businesses in Bedford, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Bedford, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Amherst, New Hampshire
Appearance on local radio in Concord, New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 6
Appearance on Good Morning America from Concord, New Hampshire
Flight to South Carolina
Appearance with State Representative James H Merrill in Columbia, South Carolina
Meet and Greet in Columbia, South Carolina

Wednesday, October 7
Flight to New York
Fundraiser, lunch with supporters in New York City, New York


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on March 07, 2015, 08:11:36 pm
John Kasich Campaign Schedule October 1-7

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As Governor of Ohio, I have taken a state that was broke and in debt to a state that is debt free and has over one billion dollars in our rainy day fund. As the House Budget Committee Chair, I was the architect of one of the first balanced budgets in a long time. If you elect me as your President, I will return our finances to a fiscally stable space.

October 1-3
Barnstorming in Iowa

October 4
Rest Day

October 5-7
Barnstorming in New Hampshire


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 07, 2015, 08:17:03 pm
Jeb Bush For America
Oct. 1-7

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Oct. 1      New Hampshire
-Barnstorm Wolfesboro
-Address Wolfesboro Chamber of Commerce
-Rotary luncheon


"We've had a President for the last eight years that has every intention of defaulting on the American Dream. The President and Congress has been content to lurch from crisis to crisis. Meanwhile, bureaucrats are regulating away, spending continues to climb at an unsustainable level, our defense budget is less and less effective at keeping this country safe, millions of students are trapped in failing schools, our tax code gets more complicated, government grows, and opportunity shrinks.

This crisis of opportunity strangles not only the promise of America, but the promise of New Hampshire. Live Free or Die is not just a nifty tool of sloganeering. This state has been at the forefront of the fight to restore the American Dream. As one of the few states without a sales tax or income tax, it shows that you know what you're talking about.

If we wish to restore the promise of America, we must examine what exactly threatens it. An oppressive regulatory regime takes an adversarial view of business. Small businesses everywhere are strangled by the red tape flowing freely from Washington DC. The President has made it a top priority to either demonize or dodge on the subject of American energy independence....cont.


Oct. 2        Iowa
-Address Linn County Parent Association
-Campaign in downtown Cedar Rapids
-Lunch at local diner


"Education is a defining issue of our time. Laid out for us is two paths. One is the status quo of failing schools, exponential increases in spending, and dwindling opportunity for all. The second is one of reform, refocusing on student achievement, and rebuilding the American dream.

Education reform is a very personal issue to me. I met my wife of 41 years, Columba, while teaching in Mexico. While First Lady, Columba was very passionate about our efforts in Florida to reform education. ....cont. on Florida record of education


Oct. 3       Colorado
-Appear with Columba at Yuma County GOP Executive Committee Meeting
-Q&A with Colorado Hispanic Republican Federation
-Barnstorm in Colorado Springs



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QUESTIONER: Governor Bush, it took my family years to be granted citizenship and become fully integrated into the United States. Years, Governor. I want to know what you'll say to my mother and father about what many people would call your amnesty plan. Is your plan fair to them?

GOV BUSH: What do your parents do, young man?

QUESTIONER: They're both teachers. My mother retired a few years ago.

GOV BUSH: Two teachers who came to the United States to pursue the American Dream and now their son has the opportunity to ask questions of a man who wants to be President of the United States. Only in America. *applause*

To answer your question, sir, I would disagree with the assertion that I've ever supported amnesty. I support a pathway to legal status that includes paying fines for breaking the law, learning English, working, not reserving government benefits, and learning to integrate. After maintaining legal status for a period of time, they'll be eligible to apply for citizenship. That's not amnesty. That's just common sense. They pay for breaking the law. They can work, pay taxes, and contribute to their country-to-be.  Their families don't have to worry about staying in the shadows. That's just common sense.


Oct. 4       New York
-Bus tour in Upstate New York
-Tour Fracking Site
-Fundraising dinner in New York City


Bush slams New York Fracking Ban

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, in an informal conversation with donors at an event in New York City last night, tore into Governor Andrew Cuomo's ban on hydraulic fracturing. Bush toured a closed fracking site earlier in the day. Bush stated that fracking has the potential to revolutionize both the American energy mix and the American economy. Donors widely applauded his optimistic tone on American energy.

Oct. 5      Iowa
-Address to Iowa Farmers' Bureau
-Bus stops in small towns
-Mix and mingle lunch with Polk County Chamber of Commerce


Oct. 6      New Hampshire
-Bus stops across more rural areas
-Help people with recycling (West Wing Shoutout)


Oct. 7     Iowa
-Church
-Barbecue with old Bush family friends
-Barbara and George HW, Jeb and Columba's kids, George and Laura will all be attending.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 07, 2015, 08:20:10 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Campaign Schedule, Week of October 1st, 2015

We need a President who will fight the unacceptable levels of income inequality that decades of right wing policies have left us, not a President who will uphold those extremist positions and exacerbate the issue. Too many Americans are struggling as it is and we must pursue policies that will help uplift those Americans just tying to get by, instead of rewarding the crooks on Wall Street and the billionaire class for their "generous" campaign contributions.  What we need is not a deregulated financial sector, but a living wage. We need a federal jobs program, not a massive tax cut for the wealthy few. A college education that our students can actually afford. Health care for all, so that getting sick isn't a prescription for economic ruin. As your President, I will bring a voice for the voiceless into the White House, not another voice for corporate interests. Thank you, and don't forget to vote!" -Senator Bernie Sanders in Des Moines, IA.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
- Town Hall in Council Bluffs, IA
- Barnstorm in West Des Moines, IA
- Meet and Greet in Dubuque, IA
- Rally in Des Moines, IA

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
- Barnstorm in Waterloo, IA
- Meet and Greet in Sioux City, IA
- Town Hall in Urbandale, IA
- Rally in Fort Dodge, IA

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
- Town Hall in Clinton, IA
- Barnstorm in Marion, IA
- Meet and Greet in Marshalltown, IA
- Rally in Iowa City, IA

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
- Appearance on Face the Nation
- Town Hall in Ankeny, IA
- Meet and Greet in Fort Dodge, IA
- Barnstorm in Johnston, IA
- Rally in Davenport, IA

Monday, October 5th, 2015
- Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA
- Fly to New Hampshire
- Rest in New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Hudson, NH
- Meet and Greet in Keene, NH
- Town Hall in Bedford, NH
- Barnstorm in Nashua, NH

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
- Town Hall in Derry, NH
- Media Appearance Local NH Station
- Meet and Greet in Rochester, NH
- Rally in Manchester, NH

"We as a nation should reject dynastic politics. An election should be about the issues that our facing this nation such as the completely unacceptable growing gap between the wealthy few and everyone else, human contribution to Climate Change, the perversion of campaign finance laws that has resulted in the abhorrent "Democracy for Hire" that we have to live with today where corporations can hijack elections to turn a quick profit. Those issues that so many Americans are struggling with should be what we, as a nation, base our votes on, not a candidate's last name." - Senator Bernie Sanders in Manchester, NH.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 07, 2015, 08:44:55 pm
Jerry Brown for President 2016 - October 1st - 7th, 2015

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"I was one of the first to stand against the North American Free Trade Agreement, and I believe my position has been vindicated by it's years of failure. With further free trade agreements, we've given away goodies to big corporations with little return in terms of growth in wages. In other words, the little guy gets the shaft. Under a Brown administration, we will re-negotiate these trade agreements with a firm hand, because as President, I want all Americans to benefit from trade, not just the 1%. Most of the Democratic Party, especially Hillary Clinton, won't fight that battle."

October 1st, 2015
- Speech in Sioux City, Iowa
- Meet and Greet in Sioux City, Iowa
- Meet and Greet in Denison, Iowa
- Meet and Greet in Harlan, Iowa

October 2nd, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Carrol, Iowa
- Town Hall in Fort Dodge, Iowa
- Town Hall in Webster City, Iowa
- Appearance on The Lead with Jake Tapper

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Tapper - "The Democrats have an incredibly crowded field, my question to you is how do you stand out in a field that includes Hillary Clinton and John Kerry?"

Brown - "Well, while this is a field with a lot of potential talent, I think I have one experience that none of the others have, and that's taking a state out of a financial mess. Twice. When I came into office both times I ran, our budgets were a mess, and the fact was we were living beyond our means. I took a balanced approach to budgeting, cut spending and raised revenues, and sure enough, our budget situation in California turned around. I will stand for a sane fiscal policy and at the same time be able to tout my ability to get it done because of my years of experience. Washington often doesn't have a lot of responsibility, but when you're Governor of the largest state in the country, the buck stops with you, and I've managed to turn bad situations into good."

October 3rd, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Ames, Iowa
- Meet and Greet in Marshalltown, Iowa
- Meet and Greet in Newton, Iowa
- Town Hall in Iowa City, Iowa

October 4th, 2015
- Barnstorming in Manchester, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Concord, New Hampshire
- Opening up Campaign Headquarters in Concord, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

"That's a good question, and from my point of view, it's those in power who have made this country worse. Look at PACs and SuperPACs, think about income inequality, look at this situation we've seen with Wall Street. The great crash came, and we saw the bankers protected over regular Americans, who suffered greatly. We need to do some very serious things to make sure regular hardworking Americans no longer get the shaft. I have a plan, to reform campaign financing so all campaigns are publically financed, to fight for better wages at home, and to make sure that those who violate the trust of the markets pay for their actions, not those who have been violated!"

October 5th, 2015
- Meeting with New Hampshire Senate Democrats
- Town Hall in Northwood, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Rochester, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Milton, New Hampshire

October 6th, 2015
- Town Hall in Ossipee, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Conway, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Glenn, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Lincoln, New Hampshire

"I don't support the expansion of government spying under President Bush or President Obama. I don't support keeping Guantamo Bay open. I know some of my fellow Democrats disagree with me, but we shouldn't violate the constitution and people's rights in order to make people feel safe. I guess I'm a bit of a libertarian when it comes to these issues, but if we keep the status quo on this we forsake our humanity. I call on all of the candidates in the Democratic field to stand on principle and fight for freedom instead of scaremongering people's freedom away. It's time we took the right stand on this, because we were right during the Bush administration and wrong during the Obama administration."

October 7th, 2015
Gubernatorial Duties


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 07, 2015, 10:40:28 pm
Could we see a poll of what issues are most on Americans' minds currently?

And a breakdown of who is winning what groups in their primary?

Such as:

On the GOP side, who leads among….?

Tea Party: Walker
white born again Evangelicals: Walker
very conservative: Walker
somewhat conservative: Bush
moderate: Bush
men: Walker
women: Bush


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 08, 2015, 12:44:06 am
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September 30, 2015 at the Illinois Old State Capitol

LUIS GUTIÉRREZ
for PRESIDENT

We believe that America is never greater than when we protect the rights we have won, and strive to make real the call of our founders to create a more perfect union. We are never more American than when we demand that all people are treated with dignity and respect. We are never more patriotic than when we see a group of people being cast aside and demand the aggressors to stop. In America, we do not tolerate anyone being treated unfairly. We are truly American when we live up to our original promise of liberty and celebrate those quintessentially American words, "all men are created equal."

My friends, America faces a stark choice.  Immigrants, children, workers, teachers, the people that make our country so diverse and awe inspiring need bold, progressive leadership in the white house. Their future will be decided by whoever comes on top in the Presidential race.

For these reasons, I announce my candidacy for President of the United States.

Now, the road will be long and tough. We must work hard and diligently to win this primary. We must knock on every door, call every voter, and organize our voters to come out and win this for our immigrants, our working class, and our children. We have the capability to create real, substantive change in this country, we have the resources to overcome these obstacles and fight for common sense progressive values, we can accomplish these things, but I need your support.

If you feel that the working class should be able to move up in this society, join us! If you feel that children and our young people should have access to a free, world class education, join us! If you feel that our immigrants should have an easier pathway to citizenship, join us!

We can do the impossible, as we've shown time and time before. America is the birthplace of technological innovation; the internet, something which was once thought of as impossible. Americans created the automobile, people could only dream of that technology. America landed a man on the moon, something no man fifty years prior would have imagined possible.

My friends, mis amigos, we can accomplish anything if we're united in our causes...and we're going to stand united as one people, as one America.

Thank you and God bless!


WEEK OF 10/1/2015 TO 10/7/2015

October 1, 2015
-Fly to South Carolina
-Meet and greet in Charleston, SC
-Speech in Charleston, SC
Quote from: Excerpt from speech
The current Republican congress has blocked so many things that would be so beneficial to our most vulnerable Americans. From cutting food stamps to refusing to extend unemployment benefits has hurt our working class far too much while aiding the most wealthy Americans. The fact that they're putting preference for their donors over their real constituents is saddening. I will fight for our hard working people, not those who already have it made.
-Meet and greet in Columbia, SC

October 2, 2015
-Fly to Iowa
-Meet and greet in Des Moines, IA
-Meet and greet in Ames, IA
-Speech in Ames, IA
Quote from: Excerpt from speech
I believe that the best way for us to move forward as a country in an increasing globalized world is to invest in our kids. Not just our children entering prekindergarten, but our young adults as well, and, if elected, I will be fighting for our young adults so they can have two years of free college.

October 3, 2015
-Meet and greet in Marshalltown, IA
-Meet and greet in Cedar Rapids, IA
-Meet and greet in Iowa City, IA

October 4, 2015
-Fly to New Hampshire
-Meet and greet in Manchester, NH
-Speech in Manchester, NH
Quote from: Excerpt from speech
If I am elected, I will aggressively support a program that makes high quality preschool a reality for our little ones.

October 5, 2015
-Fly to Florida
-Attend Progress Florida fundraiser
-Meet and greet in Miami, FL
-Fly to Illinois

October 6, 2015
-Fundraiser in Chicago, IL
-Meet and greet in Chicago, IL
-Drive to Iowa
-Meet and greet in Davenport, IA

October 7, 2015
-Church service in Davenport, IA
-Speech in Davenport, IA
-Meet and greet in Iowa City, IA


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 08, 2015, 11:50:45 am
Susana Martinez for President
Schedule for the week of October 1-7th:
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Thursday, October 1st

-Rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Merrimack, New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Durham, New Hampshire
-Rally in Laconia, New Hampshire

Friday, October 2nd

-Town Hall in Derry, New Hampshire
-Appearance at fundraiser for Hillsborough County Republican Party
-Rally in Salem, New Hampshire
-Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 3rd

-Meet and Greet in Pelham, New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Ossipee, New Hampshire
-Appearance on radio station covering the area around Manchester, New Hampshire
-Dinner hosted by the Cheshire County Republican Party
-Flight to Colorado

Martinez on Education during her radio appearance:

As you know, my campaign is really zeroing in on making sure this country is doing everything it can to ensure a bright future for this country and especially for our children. While some may disagree, I believe that common core standards are part of that future and I support the initiative taken in my state to adopt those standards. Ensuring a top notch education for our children countrywide is something I am sure all of us can get on board for, and Common Core is an important cog in achieving that. Of course, just adopting these standards isn't the panacea for everything wrong in our education system. To address other concerns, a broader reform for education is needed and will be one of my top priorities in the Oval Office. Visions for this reform include having the Federal Deperatment of Education help expand school choice  through grants and streamlining teacher evaluation standards nationwide. That though, doesn't even touch on my hopes for helping those in post secondary education.


Sunday, October 4th

-Appearance on Al Punto
-Rally in Fountain, Colorado
-Fundraiser in Denver, Colorado
-Evening of Rest and check in on Gubernatorial duties
Monday, October 5th

-Meet and Greet in Bailey, Colorado
-Meet and Greet in Canon City, Colorado
-Meeting with the Republican leaders of the Colorado General Assembly and Party Chairman Ryan Call
-Rally in Fort Collins, Colorado
-Flight to Nevada

Tuesday, October 6th

-Meet and Greet in Boulder City, Nevada
-Rally in Elko, Nevada
-Tour of Mesquite, Nevada with Rep. Cresent Hardy and Clark County Republican Party officials
-Town Hall in both Spanish and English in Winchester, Nevada
-Visit to the College Republicans of the University of Nevada, Reno

Martinez on immigration reform during Winchester, Town Hall:

Immigration has been and always will be a vital part of this country's prosperity, that can not be disputed. While it is imperative for this country's economy to open our arms to immigrants, it also has to be done in an orderly and regulated fashion. Many do come to this country in that orderly fashion but many others do not. Before we consider anything else, our borders must be secure to halt the influx of undocumented immigrants. From there, we can consider what to do with those immigrants who have come to this country improperly. This must be done through cooperation with congress, not unilateral executive action. President Obama's unconstitutional Executive Order issued last year must be rolled back and replaced with a comprehensive plan, because as of right now his decision more or less grants legal status to those who came to this country in defiance of the law without ensuring the law is enforced to prevent that from happening further.


Wednesday, October 7th

-Visit to Campaign office in Sparks, Nevada to speak to volunteers
-Town Hall in Sparks, Nevada
-Flight to New Hampshire
-Meet and Greet in Rochester, New Hampshire
-Dinner with Supporters in Windham, New Hampshire

Martinez outlines the domestic focus of her campaign during the Windham Dinner:

 A lot of folks will tell ya a lot of hooplah about their plans to do this that and the other during their time in office. Let me tell ya though, four years... even eight isn't quite a lot of time to finish all the wonderful stuff we'd love to start. So my main focus on the domestic front will focus on three main ideas for success in the country's future. Four years isn't a lot of time but putting in policies that will stay put for several decades will be the cornerstone of looking to the future. I've talked about two of my priorties this week, those being education and immigration. So what my final focus will be to get this darn budget balanced so we can finally stabilize our financial outlook. From that platform of stability, we can than look out on accomplishing other feats to get this country on a track towards sustained success.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spamage on March 08, 2015, 12:41:33 pm
Scott Walker October 1-7th
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Excerpt from stump speech in Des Moines- "The American people are fed up with the ineffective leadership we see in Washington at present, most notably in the Oval Office, and I believe a Walker administration would help get things running in the federal government with changes in federal economic policy, a more dynamic policy, and a President who actually wants to work with Congress to continue this wonderful nation's history of power!"

October 1st (Iowa):
Campaign Fundraising Breakfast in Des Moines
Rally in Des Moines
Speech in Ames on the President
Rally in Sioux City with campaign volunteers

October 2nd (Iowa):
Canvassing door to door in Sioux City
Rally at Spirit Lake
Speech in Esterville on the economy
Meet with farmers in Esterville

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Speech on the Economy in Esterville- "The Democrats can try to build up their record on the economy, but I urge the American people not to fall for their tricks. More people than they'd like to admit remain underemployed or are still too discouraged to go look for work. Under a Walker administration employers would have greater incentives to hire such people by simply easing their immense tax burden imposed by Democrats in Washington."

October 3rd (Wisconsin):
Gubernatorial Duties

October 4th (New Hampshire/New York):
Speech in Concord
Canvassing in Concord
Rally in Dixville Notch
Fundraising dinner in New York City

October 5th (Iowa):
Meet with Republican women in Mashalltown
Meet and Greet in Cedar Rapids
Lunch with local Republican leaders in Cedar Rapids
Speech on agricultural policy to farmers in Cedar Rapids

October 6th (Iowa):
Forum with undecided voters
Skype Q & A with Iowa Republicans and Independents
Appearance on Hannity from Cedar Rapids
Opening of new campaign office in Cedar Rapids

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Speech in Cedar Rapids- "Iowa is the first state in the nation to caucus, and probably holds the biggest sway in deciding who will be chosen as the Republican nominee to face the Democrat this November. I urge you to consider voting for me. In Wisconsin I've begun common sense policy making and defeated the Democrats in 3 consecutive elections in a fairly blue state, elections which had high turnout on both sides of the spectrum."

October 7th (Nevada):
Speech in Reno to unemployed
Rally in Las Vegas
Lunch at Vegas with local GOP officials
Fundraising dinner with Casino owners on Las Vegas strip


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 08, 2015, 04:35:02 pm
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Campaign Schedule: October 1 - October 7, 2015

Thursday, Oct 1:  IOWA
Des Moines -  Rally for "Child Health and Education"
Boone - Public appearance on "Agriculture and Environmental Protection"
Newton - Town Hall on "Issues in Iowa"
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Friday, Oct 2:  IOWA
Iowa City - University of Iowa, College of Law - Lecture on "Achieving Bipartisanship in a Divided Country"
Davenport - Public appearance with with Mayor Gluba at St. Ambrose University School of Education - "Education Reform"

Saturday, Oct 3:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia - Rally with Mayor Benjamin on "Fairness and Equity in Law Enforcement"
               - Meet with U.S. Representative James Clyburn (6th District) on "Child Health and School Readiness"

Sunday, Oct 4:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston - Attend service at St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Reverend Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr.) with Rep. Clyburn

Monday, Oct 5: NEW YORK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New York City - Appearance on "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" on "Education and School Readiness"
Manchester - Dinner hosted by Manchester City Democrats, "Bipartisanship in Education"
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Tuesday, Oct 6:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Nashua - Appearance at Hewlett-Packard on "Workforce Development in the Technology Industry"
              - Public Appearance at Daniel Webster College (ITT Tech) on "Technology and Education"
Concord - Town Hall on "Changing Needs of U.S. Workforce"

Wednesday, Oct 7: TEXAS
San Antonio - Rally on "Moving Forward with Education, Technology, and Innovation" 
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 08, 2015, 05:40:44 pm
Joe Manchin for President: Schedule

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"I'm running for president because I don't feel that we will be getting any effective leadership from either the far right or the far left. You don't run your life, you don't run household and you don't run your business from the right or the left. The extremes, under any conditions, do not have a positive result. What we should be doing is what's good for America and all our hard working families. I have been, under many circumstances, the only person in my party voting a certain way and I'm proud of that. If I'm elected president, you'll know that I will do what I think is right.

Now, this is a message that I think all you in Iowa need to here, so that's why I'm going to be doing a 99 counties tour of this beautiful state."


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Senator Manchin's plans in Iowa for Week 1

October 1st
Rally in Decorah Iowa
Interview with KWWL News on a supporter's front porch
Meet and Greet in Calmar, Iowa
Town Hall in Waukon, Iowa

October 2nd
Meeting with members of the Clayton County Farm Bureau
Meet and Greet in Guttenberg, Iowa
Rally in Eikader, Iowa
Interview on Hardball


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Matthews: "Senator Manchin, what is your opinion on using ground troops against ISIS?"

Manchin: "In West Virginia, we understand the definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Those in the Middle East should be fighting the ground war against ISIS, after all we've already spent billions of taxpayer dollars arming the Iraqi army. I will simply say this: We will use our air power, our tactical power, our technicians, everything possible that we can to rid ourselves of that horrible evil, but the ground assaults should be done by those who live there, not by American troops. That is my view on these ideas of putting our boys out there in the Middle East again.

October 3rd
Town Hall in Oelwein, Iowa
Meet and Greet in West Union, Iowa
Speech in Manchester, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Dyersville, Iowa

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"Now, you may hear over the coming months from my fellow Democrats about how much I hate the environment. I'll tell you right now: that' s a lie. I support an all of the above energy solution that will bring us off our dependence from foreign oil and not imporverish the working folk from states like my home state, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We need to begin solid research and development in technology such as ethanol and clean coal in the meantime to find real solutions to our climate problem."

October 4th
Rest
Meet with Northeast Iowa House and Senate Members to seek endorsements
Flight to Charleston, SC
Meeting with Donors

October 5th
Door to Door Canvassing in Cannonborough, Charleston, SC
Meet and Greet in Goose Creek, SC
Rally in Aiken, SC
Meeting with Aiken County Democrats

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"I'll tell you right now, South Carolina: The extreme Republicans and Democrats that will be barnstorming your state in the next couple months don't have your true interests in heart. What have the extreme Democratic and Republican congresses given us recently!? Nothing but tax decreases for the wealthy, the war in Iraq, a flawed piece of healthcare reform, and Cap and Trade! I'm the only candidate here that will be able to deliver true change to today's beleaguered and partisan politics."

October 6th
Rally in Columbia, SC
Meeting with Richland County Democrats
Meet and Greet in Cayce, SC
Meeting with Donors in Columbia, SC

October 7th
Flight to WV
Meeting with Donors to 2012 Senate Campaign in Charleston, WV
Meeting with Major Mining Companies in WV
Appearance  on Face the Nation


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Charlie: "What would you say about the attacks Mrs. Clinton just made about you today?"

Manchin: "I just find it out of this world that Hillary would take the chance in these early days of the campaign to attack me instead of setting out a clear vision for what she would do if elected president. As for the substance of her attack, if being against cap and trade, a policy that would increase the energy costs of everyday Americans significantly, and being for the sensible Keystone XL pipeline which would support our ally Canada while creating jobs and lowering energy prices at home makes me not worthy of being a Democrat to her then I have a message for Clinton: Democrats support the working poor as well as middle class which your policies will directly effect in an entirely negative fashion."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 08, 2015, 06:07:40 pm
McRaven 2016: October 1-7

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When I was training to become a Navy SEAL, all the students were broken down into boat crews. Seven students in a crew - three on each side, and one coxswain to help guide. Every day, you and your crew would form up on the beach and have to get through the surfzone and paddle several miles down the coast. The surf off San Diego can get to be 8 to 10 feet high - it's exceedingly difficult to paddle through unless everyone digs in. Every paddle must be synchronized to the stroke count of the coxswain.  Everyone must exert equal effort or the boat will turn against the wave and be unceremoniously back on the beach. For the boat to make it to its destination, everyone must paddle.

That's the approach I plan to take when making decisions as President. To get from where we are now to where we want to be will take help. Nobody got to where they are now without the help of a friend, a colleague, or even the kindness of a total stranger. Everyone successful in this country had someone in their life - a teacher, a parent, a priest, someone - serve as a good coxswain to guide them. As President, I want to make it so everyone has that opportunity, because a lot of kids in this country don't get the opportunity to find those crewmates and find that coxswain. I plan to invest heavily in education, working to strengthen our schools, so that everyone has a shot at success. Making community college free for all students is something the President originally proposed, and is something that would ensure all students have that opportunity - and it's still fiscally responsible! The cost of making community college free for the next ten years is only around 1% of what we spent on the Iraq War; and ultimately, because those students go on to higher-earning jobs and help encourage businesses to come to America instead of locating somewhere else, it could be a money-maker in the long run. Ensuring everyone has a chance at success - a fair playing field, not forcing everyone to end up the same but at least making sure everyone has an equal shot - is something I learned the importance of while serving in the military, and it's something I aim to promote as President.


During this week, Admiral McRaven will be knocking on doors, speaking to community groups, attending religious services, and dining at local restaurants throughout the Manchester area.

(OOC: Gonna be putting a lot more detail into speeches than schedules - that's both personal preference (speechwriting is fun & detailed lists of towns in podunk Iowa aren't) and a game thing (more of a focus on developing a real campaign through speeches and discussion of issues rather than just traveling to events)).


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 08, 2015, 06:28:01 pm
Tammy Baldwin Campaign Schedule, October 1st-7th

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"Our next President has gotta be looking out for the folks who were left behind in this economic recovery: working-class Americans who couldn't care less about how many points the Dow Jones jumped last week. Let's take steps to bring this recovery to everybody. Let's raise our federal minimum wage, let's instate real wage equality for everybody in this country, let's expand Social Security, and let's create good-paying jobs right here in America instead of rewarding outsourcing with corporate tax loopholes!"

October 1st, 2015
-Speech in Waterloo, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Cedar Falls, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Muscatine, Iowa
-Town Hall in Newton, Iowa

October 2nd, 2015
-Meet and Greet in Council Bluffs, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Burlington, Iowa
-Town Hall in West Union, Iowa
-Appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show

October 3rd, 2015
-Meet and Greet in Ames, Iowa
-Town Hall in Marshalltown, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Waverly, Iowa
-Town Hall in Knoxville, Iowa
-Town Hall in Oskaloosa, Iowa

October 4th, 2015

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CHUCK TODD: So, there's obviously a good chance your sexuality is discussed during the campaign--

BALDWIN: I don't see why it should be.

TODD: --well, the question of whether or not it should be is a different issue, but what do you say to those who believe that it's appropriate to consider that when deciding whether or not to cast their vote for Tammy Baldwin?

BALDWIN: *sigh, then a lighthearted chuckle* Chuck, I'm making a promise right here and right now that this will be the first and last time I discuss my sexuality throughout this campaign, because I don't think it needs to be an issue. I think our next President is going to have a plethora of issues to deal with -- real issues that middle- and working-class Americans face every day: wage stagnation, a rising cost of living, inability to find a good-paying job, et cetera. The sexual orientation of whoever is tackling these challenges...you know, who cares? Who cares? It's not an issue, and it has no effect on the job at hand.

-Appearance on Meet the Press
-Meet and Greet in Montezuma, Iowa
-Campaign Rally in Mason City, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Mason City, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Nevada, Iowa

October 5th, 2015
-Meeting with State Legislators from Southeastern Iowa, seeking endorsements
-Appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews

October 6th, 2015
-Rest Day

October 7th, 2015

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"By the end of this campaign, Iowans are going to know where I stand. I'm headed from county to county, Allamakee to Fremont, Lyon to Lee, to ensure that our fight to bring this economic recovery to each and every American reaches to each citizen of this state. No county will be missed. Folks, I want to hear from you. I want to hear your stories, your beliefs, the issues at the forefront of your minds. This is a grassroots campaign, and it starts with you. I'm asking you all to join, run, and fight for and with me. Iowa City, let's get to work!"

-Campaign Rally in Iowa City, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Iowa City, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Creston, Iowa
-Interview with KWWL News at Ten


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 08, 2015, 06:40:15 pm
Dan Quayle Oct. 1-7:


Oct. 1st:
Town Hall in Fort Dodge, IA
Rally and Q&A in Ames, IA
Campaign Speech and Rally/Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA
Town Hall in Newton, IA
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Excerpt from Town Hall:
Q: Why did you decide to run for President after all these years?
A: (Chuckle) Well, while it has been awhile, I've remained active in politics in more behind the scenes roles. But I decided to run because the Republican party needs unity, a leader they can get behind, because if the party isn't unified, there isn't a chance that we will win the White House. I have experience, conviction, and the understanding that the Republican party is a big tent. I have something to offer everyone, from the moderates to the conservatives, and even to the libertarians. I believe I am that leader that can take the whole Republican party to the White House.

Oct. 2nd:
Town Hall and Barnstorm in Marshalltown, IA
Meet & Greet in Cedar Falls, IA
Rally/Fundraiser and Campaign Speech in Waterloo, IA

Oct. 3rd:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Clinton, IA
Rally, Speech and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA

Oct. 4th:
Rally and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA
Town Hall in Clinton, IA
Barnstorming in DeWitt, IA
Meet and Greet in Eldridge, IA
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It's been a pleasure to meet all of you today! Let's work together to put a Republican back into the White House!

Oct. 5th:
Rally and Town Hall in Iowa City, IA
Meet and Greet in North Liberty, IA
Rally, fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

Oct. 6th:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Rally and Fundraiser in Waterloo, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Fort Dodge, IA

Oct. 7th:
Rally and Town Hall in Ames, IA
Rally, Fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Des Moines, IA
Rally and Town Hall in Council Bluffs, IA


Campaign Ads:
TV and radio ad to be run in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina:

When times of crisis arise, who do you want sitting in that chair? (show picture of oval office) Do you want someone who's never had any foreign policy experience? Or do you want someone who has been there? Dan Quayle has been there, he has worked inside the White House, he knows how things are done, and doesn't need any on the job training. Day one, he's prepared.

We need a candidate who has experience, knows how to get things done, and won't be a part of endless bickering. Dan Quayle is that candidate. Dan Quayle has been a Congressman, A Senator, a Vice-President, and a Businessman, he knows how things work. So vote for a candidate that knows how to get things done, vote for a candidate who won't play political games, vote Dan Quayle for President.




Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 08, 2015, 07:18:52 pm
OOC: Brewer, I think you are portraying Tammy Baldwin very well, and wish you good luck with your candidacy.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 08, 2015, 07:31:18 pm
OOC: Brewer, I think you are portraying Tammy Baldwin very well, and wish you good luck with your candidacy.

(Thank you my friend, and same to you!)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 08, 2015, 07:36:44 pm
Manchin Ad: Compromiser

"I'm Joe Manchin and I approve this message."

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"As a Senator, I've proposed bipartisan compromises such as the Manchin-Toomey Bill because no responsible gun owner should fear background checks, was one of the first Democrats to support the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, and have frequently voted my conscience, even if it meant voting with the other side. As Governor, I brought together a group of diverse and strong-willed legislators to get our state out of deep fiscal troubles.

As your President, you know I'll get things done and won't be anyone's stooge."


Airing in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 08, 2015, 08:10:48 pm
Unity Through Strength, October 1-7th:

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"What we need as a party and what we need for the nation is actual leadership. For seven years we had a President unwilling to lead, unwilling to react, and the consequences are clear enough. The White House might have felt victorious by doing nothing or by weakening our presence on certain areas, and as a result we have Iran and Syria on flames, the rise of ISIS, Putin's hostility towards Eastern Europe and the situation in Ukraine. I say enough with inactivity on the foreign stage! Enough with inactivity on our federal government and to deal with the economy! Let us take the mantle the leadership, win this primary, and then defeat the Obama legacy once and for all!"

Campaign Team:

Campaign Manager: Katon Dawson
Finance Director: John Rainey
Policy Director: David Wilkins
Senior Advisor: Gordon Sherard
Press Secretary: Alice James
South Carolina Director: Richard Quinn

October 1th:
-South Carolina I:
 -Strategy meeting on Campaign HQ at Columbia, SC.
 -Fundraiser Lunch at Columbia, SC.
 -Rally in Columbia, SC, on Healthcare.  
 -Town Hall meeting in Columbia, SC.
 -Fundraiser Dinner at Charleston, SC.

"I know there has been a lot of talk about donors, and it remains a fact that the 2012 primary is a good example of the enormous amounts of money that can be raised on a primary. I'm not running with the support of a thousand billionaires, I am doing to best to run a good campaign with the support of the good people of South Carolina and the nation, and I want to ask for your support on this endeavor of mine."

October 2nd:
-South Carolina II:
 -Town Hall Tour, Part One:
  -Town Hall in Greenwood, SC.
  -Town Hall in Mauldin, SC.
  -Town Hall in Greer, SC.
  -Town Hall in Anderson SC.

October 3rd:
-South Carolina III:
 -Town Hall Tour, Part Two:
  -Town Hall in Taylors, SC.
  -Town Hall in North Augusta, SC.
  -Town Hall in St. Helena, SC.
 -Rally and Q&A in North Charleston, SC.

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"We have heard a good deal from the White House due to the state of the economy, congratulating themselves on recovery. But much as they want to ignore it, the fact is that we have an anemic recovery as a part of a pretty long recession, 37 months in a row over 8 percent unemployment for the people in the United States. Furthermore, look at the performance of the White House: During the last stimulus package two years ago they projected unemployment at 6.5 percent, when you look at Obamacare they said that everybody's premiums would be lowered by $2,500, and they've gone up by $2,200. And we're producing less oil on publicly held lands than any time in the nation. Americans need more than that, because many of them live in less than ideal conditions while they wait for a job. Four more years of the Democrats in the White House is precisely what America doesn't need. "

October 4th:
-Senate Duties:
 -Senate Duties.

October 5th:
-South Carolina IV:
 -Rally in Rock Hill, SC.
 -Meet & Greet in Rock Hill, SC.
 -Rally in Mount Pleasant, SC.
 -Meet & Greet in Mount Pleasant, SC.

October 6th:
-Washington DC I:
  -Appearance on "This Week".
  -Lunch with GOP donors at the Capitol Hill club.
   -Targeting donors Safra Catz, Seth Klarman, David Flaum and Larry Mizel.
  -Meeting with the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, appeal for support.

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"Some say some parts of my record are controversial, yes, but the truth is that one of the virtues of our party is that we are not afraid of having different opinions on some issues. And in that regard I do believe it's important for our nominee to be both pragmatic and with strong beliefs, not just one side of it. You see, one of the reasons why I'm running is because I believe I can be a problem solver for this country. And right now we need rational solutions for our problems rather than mere rhetoric. We need an entitlement reform that is focused on closing loopholes and tax preferences rather than by raising rates, we need to find a workable solution to immigration, an issue that affects literally millions of people. If the past leaders of our party and nation found ways to deal with these issues, so should we."

October 7th:
-New Hampshire I:
 -Opening of New Hampshire HQ in Manchester, NH.
 -Rally in Manchester, NH. (Speech on entitlement reform)
 -Meeting with Republican officers and consultants.
 -Dinner with New Hampshire donors.
 -Joint event with Senator McCain, endorsement:

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"Senator Graham is my friend, and I have served with him for a rather long time in the Senate. Now, he may not be the frontrunner, but he is true dark horse, so keep an eye on him! Now that we cannot afford to ignore the affairs of the world, we need a candidate with an unmatched record on national security. America will be safer with Lindsey Graham as its President, and I am happy to endorse him and offer him all the support I can give! New Hampshire shocked the primaries in 2000 and 2008 by giving me the victory, and they were kind enough to listen what I had to say for them. Once they hear what the Senator has to say, I'm confident he will do great in this great state."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 08, 2015, 08:42:27 pm
OOC: Türkisblau and NYExpress going at a mudsling off the bat!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 08, 2015, 08:44:42 pm
Yep, these games can get dirty. :P

Earlier I heard from CapoteMonster that he is unable to play and that he will drop out as Schweitzer, so he'll be out following the next update. I wish him the best. I also have noted all of your requests and I will get to them soon.

Excellent start, by the way! A lot of these posts are just what I want to see.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 08, 2015, 08:51:02 pm
OOC: Thanks Spiral, sorry to Capote, hope to see him in upcoming games.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 08, 2015, 11:54:06 pm
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Quote from: Advertisement
We have shown throughout our history that we can overcome obstacles and achieve the impossible in this great country. We were the country that fought for public education. We were the country that landed a man on the moon. We were the country that claimed independence from the strongest empire in the world.

We have shown time and time again that we can achieve the impossible, and, for that reason, I ask you to join me in my bid to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

We will fight for education reform. We will fight income inequality. We will work tirelessly to bring our country into a new golden age, where no family will have to choose between paying the electric bill or the food bill, where no high school graduate will have to abandon their dreams of going to college, where no family must be split apart because they had dreams for their kids and decided to come to our country.

With your support...we can achieve the impossible.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 09, 2015, 12:02:08 am
Jerry Brown Ad - A Quick 15
This ad airs only in New Hampshire and Iowa

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"Because my campaign is funded by hard working Americans and not wealthy superdonors, I can only afford 15 seconds so I'll make this quick:

Corporate donors have dominated our politics for decades, and we see the results *graph shows declining middle class wages and increasing gini co-effecient*. As President, I will end their dominance by pushing a constitutional amendment, eliminating SuperPACs and PACs and making all campaigns publically financed. I'm Jerry Brown, and we can't have an honest discussion about what we want to with the future without getting rid of the special interests, and this is how we do it. Oh, and I approve this message."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 09, 2015, 01:27:38 am
Ted Cruz Ad: Stand for Principle
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*Music Plays*

"All across this country people are waking up and saying ‘what we are doing is not working,’ we are hurting tragically and we need to turn this country around.’"
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"There is a better way, a brighter future. How do we win, how do we inspire young people? "
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"No. 1: We Tell The Truth"
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"Defend The Constitution — All Of It. Defend the First Amendment, the right to free speech, the right to a free press."
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"The right to freedom of religion and that means, among other things, not having the IRS asking citizens: ‘tell me the content of your prayers’ "
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"We need to stand for the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms."
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"We need to stand for the Fourth and Fifth Amendment’s right to privacy for every American."
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"Every child deserves the opportunity to have an excellent education, regardless of your race, your class your creed, where you come from. Every child deserves a fair chance at the American dream."
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"We need to audit the Federal Reserve."
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"We need to abolish the IRS."
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"We need to stop bankrupting our country."
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"We can either make the choice to keep our head down and not rock the boat, to not stand for anything or we can stand for principle."
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"I'm Ted Cruz And I Approve This Message"
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AD TO RUN IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 09, 2015, 01:40:40 am
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Hi, I'm Donald Trump. For over 40 years I've been a businessman, entrepreneur and for even longer I've been a proud American. What I'm not proud of, though, is the way Washington's been handling it's job. I know you're not proud of it either. When Congress has an approval rating in the single digits, there's something terribly wrong. When I'm President, I'll cut the bull and make this great country work again like it should. All of those other candidates represent the same thing, send a message to Washington.

You're fired.

I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 09, 2015, 06:12:01 am
Are we not using the 2016 primary calendar?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 09, 2015, 11:01:00 am
Are we not using the 2016 primary calendar?

Both parties are following the 2012 Republican calendar since it's easier that way.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 09, 2015, 11:02:48 am
Are we not using the 2016 primary calendar?

Both parties are following the 2012 Republican calendar since it's easier that way.

So this round ends today?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 09, 2015, 11:04:08 am
Are we not using the 2016 primary calendar?

Both parties are following the 2012 Republican calendar since it's easier that way.

So this round ends today?

Yep.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 09, 2015, 11:22:37 am
Are we not using the 2016 primary calendar?

Both parties are following the 2012 Republican calendar since it's easier that way.

So this round ends today?

Yep.

The poll I asked for will determine my ads, so I need that first.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 09, 2015, 11:27:14 am
Tammy Baldwin Ad: Rise Together
Running in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina

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"Hi, I'm Tammy Baldwin. The great thing about America is that, as a strong and unified country, when we suffer setbacks, we rise back up together.

That's why it doesn't quite make sense that after our economic collapse in 2008, our recovery has been concentrated mainly with the wealthiest few. Let's raise our minimum wage, create good-paying middle-class jobs in manufacturing and renewable energy, and put an end to job outsourcing. At the end of the day, if you work hard, and you play by the rules, you deserve a fair shake at your American dream. Join me, and let's bring this economic recovery to everybody."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 09, 2015, 03:37:17 pm
Susana Martinez Ad: Uniting for Success
To run in Nevada, New Hampshire, and Colorado

Education reform has been on the bottom of the pile for the folks down in Washington for far too long when in reality it should be near the top if not on it. While congress lurches from deadline to deadline, schools keep failing, our teachers lose their jobs, and other countries continue to fly by us in educational standards. We need to take quick action to reverse that, by implementing sensible programs such as expanding federal school choice programs, helping tailor standards to the desires and constraints of each state, and devising tough but fair teacher evaluation suggestions for states to use to make certain our students are getting the best education possible. As your President, one of my top priorities will be uniting a bitterly divided congress for the good of our children and the good of this country by proposing and passing an education package aimed to put this country back on the forefront of educational innovation. 

I'm Susana Martinez, and I approve this message.




Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 09, 2015, 05:55:46 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Bernie Sanders TV Ad "Vote"
Airing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina

Female Narrator:In America, we're privileged to have the right to do something that so many around the world can't, decide who are voices are in government.

But in a time when an entire political party is attempting to suppress that sacred right in order to win elections by instituting voter ID laws that are intended to disenfranchise as many seniors, students, and minorities as possible so that they can enact their far right agenda, your vote is more important than ever.

So make sure to get out and vote.

But don't just vote, vote for the candidate that is committed to ensuring that our fundamental Democratic right is protected from extremist ideologues who are bent on giving further tax breaks to the wealthy while everyone else struggles. Vote for Senator Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders: I'm Bernie Sanders and I approve this message, because the billionaire class already have a seat at the table, it's time for the Middle and Working classes to have one as well.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 09, 2015, 09:30:04 pm
I thought the round ended already


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 09, 2015, 09:31:51 pm
I thought the round ended already

The round technically ended at around 2 o'clock today.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 09, 2015, 09:32:02 pm
It has ended. I'm currently working on the update and it should be out by tonight.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 10, 2015, 01:46:12 am
Let the Battle Begin!/Cruzmentum?

With the first primaries of the nation only a couple of months away, the campaign is slowly but surely heating up. With that, interesting dynamics are playing out. The dominant but weakened Hillary Clinton has not-so-subtly jabbed her fellow Democratic opponents this past week, particularly targeting 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry as unelectable and Senator Joe Manchin as anti-environment. Manchin has forcefully responded back to Clinton, though Kerry has remained silent on the matter. Every Democrat whose name is not Hillary Clinton is setting themselves up to be the anti-Clinton candidate by hopefully winning Iowa or New Hampshire. Among the candidates: The eclectic and experienced Jerry Brown showed off his quirky side again through a short memorable TV ad and is running an active campaign; democratic socialist gadfly Bernie Sanders is running to bring "a voice for the voiceless"; and Tammy Baldwin has set aside her sexuality in a notable interview and is running on issues important to the working class. Though Brian Schweitzer ended his bid earlier in the week, many Democrats still remain in the race.

Things would be a little slower over on the Republican side this week, though some noteworthy developments still came about. A noticeable tick has been seen in polls nationwide and across the early primary states for Ted Cruz, the bombastic Texas senator close to the Tea Party. Nationally, Cruz has surpassed Rand Paul for third place, and he is now virtually tied with Scott Walker in Iowa. Some partly attribute the rise to a recently released TV ad described as "powerful" and "one of the most effective this year." While it remains to be seen if this bump will stick, Cruz's ground game in Iowa is among the best in the field. Aside from Cruz, Jeb Bush is meeting voters and taking questions, Dan Quayle is reintroducing himself to the Republican electorate, Lindsey Graham gets an endorsement from 2008 nominee and close friend John McCain, and Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire.



Other headlines:

Politico: TPP Passes Despite Opposition from Left and Right

New York Times: Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies at 87

BBC: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Announces 2017 Comeback



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National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 31%
John Kerry - 16%
Jerry Brown - 9%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 5%
Joe Manchin - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Sherrod Brown - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
William McRaven - 2%
Undecided - 14%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 25%
John Kerry - 12%
Bernie Sanders - 10%
Jerry Brown - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 8%
Joe Manchin - 7%
Sherrod Brown - 6%
Luis Gutiérrez - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
William McRaven - 1%
Undecided - 13%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 30%
John Kerry - 19%
Bernie Sanders - 12%
Jerry Brown - 10%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
William McRaven - 4%
Sherrod Brown - 3%
Joaquín Castro - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
Joe Manchin - 2%
Undecided - 11%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 29%
Joe Manchin - 14%
John Kerry - 11%
Bernie Sanders - 7%
Jerry Brown - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Sherrod Brown - 3%
William McRaven - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
Undecided - 17%

Who is leading among... (Democrats)
Moderate - Clinton
Somewhat liberal - Clinton
Very liberal - Clinton
Men - Clinton
Women - Clinton

National (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 19%
Scott Walker - 15%
Ted Cruz - 14%
Rand Paul - 11%
Donald Trump - 8%
Dan Quayle - 7%
Lindsey Graham - 6%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 3%
Undecided - 12%

Iowa (Republicans)
Scott Walker - 18%
Ted Cruz - 17%
Jeb Bush - 14%
Rand Paul - 14%
Dan Quayle - 9%
Donald Trump - 6%
John Kasich - 5%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Lindsey Graham - 1%
Undecided - 13%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 20%
Rand Paul - 15%
Donald Trump - 12%
Scott Walker - 12%
Ted Cruz - 11%
Susana Martinez - 7%
Lindsey Graham - 6%
Dan Quayle - 5%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 10%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Lindsey Graham - 24%
Jeb Bush - 19%
Ted Cruz - 12%
Scott Walker - 10%
Rand Paul - 9%
Donald Trump - 6%
Dan Quayle - 4%
Susana Martinez - 3%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 12%

Who is leading among... (Republicans)
Moderate - Bush
Somewhat conservative - Bush
Very conservative - Cruz
Men - Walker
Women - Bush

Question: What is the most important issue facing this country today?
Economy/Jobs - 26%
Terrorism/National Security - 18%
Healthcare - 8%
Immigration - 7%
Debt/Deficit - 6%
Crime - 5%
Education - 5%
Income Inequality - 3%
Poverty - 3%
Other - 19%



Endorsements

Hillary Clinton
Janet Reno
Leon Panetta
Bruce Braley
Paul Hodes

Jerry Brown
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein
Mark Udall
Karen Lewis

Bernie Sanders
Howard Dean
Pat Leahy
Peter Shumlin
Robert Reich

Jeb Bush
Bush Family
Karl Rove

Rand Paul
Michael Steele
Herman Cain
Marilinda Garcia

Susana Martinez
Brian Sandoval
Jon Huntsman
Cory Gardner
Dean Heller

John Kasich
Pete Dominici
John Boehner
Rest of Ohio's Republican congressional representation

Dan Quayle
Mike Pence
Mitch Daniels
Dan Coats
Dick Lugar
Ben Quayle

Lindsey Graham
John McCain



This turn will last from October 8-14. You have the next 48 hours to post your schedules.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 10, 2015, 09:40:50 am
Campaign Statement

Admiral McRaven expressed his condolences to the Mondale family upon hearing of the death of former Vice President Walter Mondale. "As a Senator, Vice President, and Ambassador, Walter Mondale's legacy of service to this great nation is unparalleled. He was a leader of both this party and this nation, and I thank him for all that he contributed."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 10, 2015, 10:56:04 am
Statement by Baldwin Campaign

"Walter Mondale was a force to be reckoned with in Congress, always an unrivaled defender of working-class people and social justice in the United States of America," said Senator Baldwin, on hearing of the former Vice President's passing. "My heart is with his family and other loved ones as we all attempt to move forward in this time of grief and celebration of the Vice President's legacy."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 10, 2015, 12:31:45 pm
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I, on behalf of the Clinton Campaign, would like to express our sorrow at the passing of Vice-President Mondale. He was one of many people who I looked up to as Governor of Arkansas, and both the Democratic Party and America as a whole will be worse off with his passing.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 10, 2015, 02:04:24 pm
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"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Walter Mondale. He stood out over his career in the public sector as a warrior of the working class and a defender of the American people. Teresa and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Mondale family."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 10, 2015, 02:11:43 pm
Schedule for Hillary Clinton

October 8, 2014

Meet Voters in Deering, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes)

Meet Voters at Tooky Mills Pub, Hillsboro, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes and Leon Panetta)
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Meet Voters at Black Forest Cafe and Bakery, Amherst, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes)
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Meet Voters at The Beach Plum, North Hampton, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes)
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October 9, 2015

Screening/Discussion of Swing Vote at Princess Theater, Mount Ayr, Iowa (With Karl Rove, Mark Penn, Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammer)
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Visit- Clearview Home, Clearfield, Iowa (With Bruce Braley and Leon Panetta)

Meet Voters in Blockton, Iowa

Meet Voters in Gravity, Iowa

Speech MFA Oil Propane, Lenox, Iowa
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Now I've heard candidates on both sides say we need to be off Middle Eastern Oil. They're half right. We need to be off oil, coal and all other fossil fuels, no matter where they come from in order for any being to survive into the future. Unfortunately, we have candidates on both sides- the Manchin's, Bushes, Cruzes and Quayle's of this country who are beholden to the fossil fuel industry and won't dream of seeking other ideas. We as Americans who value survival, need to reject that line of thought.

October 10, 2015

Meet Voters at Boz's Kitchen, Corning, Iowa

Interview With Dan Patrick for Sports Illustrated's November edition-At Adams County Speedway, Corning, Iowa

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So, having been Secretary of State for four years, did you pick up a fanship for any International teams or athletes?

I'd like to say I just did my job, but I do admit to becoming a Rafa Nadal fan.

Do you believe that American professional sports is on the track in the fight against Performance enhancing drugs?

Usually, when someone is determined to cheat, there's usually no stopping them, but I'm amazed that John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzalez, Michael Mukasey, and Eric Holder didn't consider bringing charges against the players for steroid possession, which is illegal-or the owners who covered it up, which could have been considered Obstruction of Justice.

Do believe the NCAA is in the right, protecting Amateurism of their student-athletes?

No, and I'm not sure why we are using the term student-athlete, given that almost every school, these people are athletes first. While they probably shouldn't be making as much as a professional, you can call them a semi-pro, and as such they should be making, at the least, the minimum wage in their state per game-plus room and board.

Tour American Hydraulics (With Bruce Braley)

October 12, 2015

Meet Voters, Morning Star Baptist Church, Pacolet, South Carolina
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Tour Montrose Manner, Woodruff, South Carolina

Meet Voters, Culpepper Landing Apartments, Duncan, South Carolina

October 13, 2015

Meet Voters in Century, Florida

Meet Voters in Jay, Florida

Meet Voters at Milton Community Center, Milton, Florida (With Janet Reno)

X Games-Skate style fundraiser at Steven Morgan Skate Park, Milton, Florida ($3,000 + a waiver signed by donor and donor's doctor)

October 14, 2015

Meet Voters at Mango's On the Bayou, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Tour Crane Electronics, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (With Janet Reno)
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Meet Voters at Southside Animal Hospital, Crestview, Florida


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 10, 2015, 02:13:06 pm
Swing Vote? Really NYE? Really? That movie was garbage :P


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 10, 2015, 02:15:05 pm
Swing Vote? Really NYE? Really? That movie was garbage :P

I didn't think so... but I'm sure you can imagine the panelists explaining all the ways it's garbage if you want to.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 10, 2015, 02:26:02 pm
John Kerry schedule for October 8th-14th, 2015.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015:
- Meeting with State Department Officials in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
- Appearance on Politics Nation
- Appearance on Anderson Cooper 360

Friday, October 9th, 2015:
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- Rally in Grimes, Iowa
- Rally in Des Moines, Iowa
- Dinner with voters in Ames, Iowa

Saturday, October 10th, 2015:
- Meet and greet with voters at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa
- Address at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Sunday, October 11th, 2015:
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- Appearance on Meet The Press
- Church service at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Church in Derry, New Hampshire

Monday, October 12th, 2015:
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- Phone call with President Barack Obama from Derry, New Hampshire
- Meet with students and voters at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire
- Teach a history lesson at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015:
- Flight from Boston, Massachusetts to Sioux City, Iowa
- Rally in Sioux City, Iowa
- Flight from Sioux City, Iowa to San Francisco, California
- Appearance on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
- Flight from San Francisco, California to Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015:
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- Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
- Meeting with Emperor Akhito
- Flight from Tokyo, Japan to Beijing, China
- Meeting with President Xi Jinping


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 10, 2015, 02:46:32 pm
Marilinda Garcia
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"Rand Paul is the candidate for New Hampshire and for millennial because he is the candidate for liberty. His views represent the mainstream views of young Americans-including reform to our justice system, healthcare that works for us and not against us, and a reasonable foreign policy. He is my candidate for President, and if you stood with me two years ago, you should stand with Rand!"

Micheal Steele
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"As a former Chairman of the RNC, I know what Republicans need to do to win. Rand Paul is the only candidate reaching out to minority voters who might be skeptical about the Republican Party. He is the only candidate willing to talk about the big issues-and more uniquely, the future issues that are not yet on the radar of the average voter-in adult way that is so sadly missing in modern politics. Rand Paul is the future of the Republican Party, and I stand with Rand!"

Herman Cain
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"Rand Paul is the most pro-free market candidate in the race, and it makes sense. After all, how can you support individual liberty if you don't support a free economy? Rand Paul, with his medical background as well as his background as a tireless advocate for the free market in the Senate and out, is the only candidate who can advance the American economy from economic stagnation."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 10, 2015, 03:04:40 pm
Brown Campaign Statement on Walter Mondale
Today, we are greatly saddened by the loss of a brilliant public servant. Walter Mondale revolutionized the role of Vice President, and has always fought for the best interests of this country. Everyone at the Brown campaign sympathizes for his family and his loved ones.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 10, 2015, 03:17:20 pm
Breaking: Former Senator Mark Udall to back Jerry Brown for President

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"I legitimately thought I would be out of the political field, but Jerry Brown brought me back in. And I think he's an important voice in this race - I think Democrats aren't concerned enough about the privacy rights of average citizens, I think Democrats aren't concerned enough about income inequality, and I think Democrats aren't concerned enough about our growing infrastructure issues. We have spent too much time on the sidelines, and we need leadership that will stand boldly instead of blending in. Jerry Brown is someone who has stood out of the political status quo for a long time, and his record of results is astounding. I believe we can really shake up the country in the right way with Jerry Brown as our President, and he has my full endorsement."

Chicago Teacher Union Leader Karen Lewis backs Jerry Brown

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"I've made it no secret that I am not pleased with the way the Democratic establishment has been shilling for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nor have I made it a mistake that I supported any opponent of the re-election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is very much of the same cloth. Repubican-lite won't do, and Jerry Brown has had a career of being a fighter for people's interests, but doing so in a manner that doesn't break the bank so to speak. He will be a crucial leader on making college more affordable, protecting workers, and standing up for those in need. Brown has my full support."

California Senators support their Governor!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 10, 2015, 04:39:10 pm
Jerry Brown Press Conference on TPP Passage

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"Over 20 years ago, I stood steadfast against NAFTA, the trade agreement that benefited large corporations and did little for take home pay. Over and over again, we follow in the NAFTA example, and give our earning power to foreign labor, while big companies benefit from their returns. TPP is another example of harmful trade practices at work, and it's a shame that Congress continues to give to their pals and not to the average person. It also proves another thing - voting Democrat won't protect you in this scenario. People of both parties voted for this agreement, which is shameful because free market conservatives shouldn't want this kind of crony capitalism either.

That's why, as President, I will call for a review of all previous trade agreements and, if so need, call for a re-negotiation so that we can balance it for everybody involved. So that we truly have a world market place. So that if we do have to make agreements in countries with poor conditions that they improve those conditions. So that wages finally go up for everyone. If we continue down this road we will be more unequal in terms of income than countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia. This is America - our country was founded on ideas of equality and freedom, and we need to make sure that people have the freedom to work for better wages, and people are more equal in terms of what their paid."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 10, 2015, 05:57:29 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Official Statement on the Loss of Walter Mondale

With the passing of Walter Mondale, our nation has lost a lifelong advocate for hard working Americans. Throughout his decades of public service, Walter Mondale always put the people before politics and it showed. Walter Mondale represented the good of public service, and while he may no longer be on Earth, his legacy lives on in every American who entered public service inspired by his passion for the welfare of Americans relegated to the margins of society and his hope for a brighter future.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 10, 2015, 06:38:42 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Campaign Schedule, Week of October 8th, 2015

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
- Barnstorm in Milford, NH
- Town Hall in Goffstown, NH
- Town Hall in Exeter, NH
- Rally at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (with Secretary Robert Reich)

"While the billionaire class is doing better than ever, and gearing up to spend historic amounts of money purchasing campaigns, everyone else is being squeezed. Real wages are stagnant, and when you account for those who've had such a hard time finding a job that they've simply given up, our unemployment rate is far too high. I support a federal jobs plan that will put millions Americans back to work by investing in our crumbling infrastructure. Our nation chose to spend over five trillion dollars to fight a war based on false pretenses in Iraq, we should choose to spend one trillion creating jobs for those desperately in need of one."

Friday, October 9th, 2015
- Appearance on a local NH radio station
- Town Hall in Claremont, NH
- Meet and Greet in Berlin, NH

Radio Host: Senator Sanders, how do you respond to the passage of the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Bernie Sanders: "I'm going to be blunt with you here, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disgrace. It's a poorly veiled attempt for multinational corporations to further pad their pockets while while so many of our workers lose their jobs, as if horrible agreements like NAFTA weren't already enough. It's shameful that members of both parties consciously chose corporate profit over the welfare of our workers. "

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Dover, NH
- Meet and Greet in Derry, NH
- Town Hall in Newmarket, NH
- Rally in Nashua, NH (with Governor Peter Shumlin)

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
- Rest in Burlington, VT
- Fly to Iowa

Monday. October 12th, 2015
- Town Hall in Coralville, IA
- Barnstorm in Burlington, IA
- Branstorm in Bettendorf, IA
- Townhall in Clinton, IA

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
- Appearance on local IA radio station
- Barnsorm in Newton, IA
- Barnstorm in Mason City, IA
- Rally in Dubuque, IA (with Governor Howard Dean)

Radio Host: How do you feel about Obamacare, Senator?

Bernie Sanders: "In this country, the wealthiest on the planet, healthcare should be a right,  not a privilege for those who are fortunate enough to afford it. I believe that the ACA is a definitive step in the right direction, but it simply does not go far enough. Our citizens deserve healthcare from the day they are born all the way through their old age, and we already have a great program that is capable of providing that: Medicare. Nobody should go bankrupt because they contracted an illness."

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
- Town Hall in West Des Moines, IA
- Barnstorm in Ames, IA
- Barnstorm in Cedar Rapids, IA
- Fly to Washington, DC


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 10, 2015, 08:07:56 pm
Reserving this post for tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 10, 2015, 11:10:44 pm
Quote from: Press Release
Walter Mondale was a true patriot, as a public servant and as a person. Congressman Gutiérrez would like to extend his condolences to the Mondale family in their time of grief.

ENDORSEMENTS
-Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa
-Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois
-Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
-Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois

-post will be edited soon to include schedule-


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 11, 2015, 04:28:10 am
Donald Trump Campaign Schedule October 8-14
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I'm glad to be back in the great state of New Hampshire. This state has always been a bastion for freedom, liberty. I intend to restore that ideal when I get to the White House. Washington's been choking America, it's time to stop that.

Monday, October 8
Rally and Speech in Manchester, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Manchester, New Hampshire
Visit to gun store in Manchester, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Nashua, New Hampshire
Town hall in New Boston, New Hampshire
Flight to Iowa

I think and I'm sure a lot of you agree, that the way Washington has been treating hardworking Americans has been disgusted. You're not a person, you're a number! So are you! And you! It's ridiculous. We need to reform the tax system, desperately.  As President, I will implement a simple, reasonable tax system.

Tuesday, October 9
Press conference in Des Moines, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Des Moines, Iowa
Meeting with Burlington GOP, Burlington Iowa
Tour of small businesses in Burlington, Iowa

I pledge that I will visit all 99 counties of Iowa, yes every single one of them. And when I visit those counties, I'll be talking to average Americans, people who care about America. I'm proud to say that I'm the anti-Washington candidate in this race.

Wednesday, October 10
Meet and Greet in Wapello, Iowa
Touring farms in Louisa County, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Muscatine, Iowa
Flight to New Hampshire

Thursday, October 11
Breakfast with New Hampshire staff in Manchester, New Hampshire
Town hall in Concord, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Dover, New Hampshire
Town hall in Dover, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Rochester, New Hampshire

Friday, October 12
Appearance on local radio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Exeter, New Hampshire
Town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Attendee's Question: What is your take on illegal drugs policy in America, do you support the War on Drugs and what is your opinion on marijuana legalization?

Thanks for that question. Now drugs, drugs are a complicated issue. Personally, I have no qualms with individual states legalizing marijuana. I think we should educate people about the risks and I also think we need to continue to prevent illegal drugs production, importation and distribution by cartels and dealers. It's quite clear that the current drugs policies aren't working. If we can find a way to contain it, than I'm all open to that. Legalization is an option.

Saturday, October 13
Flight to South Carolina
Town hall in Charleston, South Carolina

Attendee's Question: How would you, as President, deal with the immigration crisis at the Mexican border?

You watch, this is going to get ridiculed in the mainstream media. There's no way of saying it nicely, so I'll come out and say it anyway. We should consider occupying northern Mexico. Seriously, think about it.  In dealing with new arrivals, increased border controls isn't enough, they will keep coming. We need to get on both sides of the border, as the local government is clearly inept. Then we set up camps inside Mexico for these people to go to, where they can either apply to enter America legally or agree to go home. While we're at it, we may as well fight the cartels and get them away from our nation and cut off their smuggling routes.

This is a drastic solution to both of these problems but I genuinely believe that it could work. We have to try something new here.

Sunday, October 14
Rest day

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on March 11, 2015, 01:58:09 pm
Kasich Campaign Schedule October 8-14

John Kasich campaigns in Iowa with Senator Pete Dominici.

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Kasich Ad: Fiscal Responsibility

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Rep. David Joyce: Friends, the US national debt is over 18 trillion dollars.

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Rep. Pat Tiberi: Due to excessive spending over the last seven years, the debt has nearly doubled. It has to stop.

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Speaker Cliff Rosenberg: Fortunately for us, John Kasich is battle-tested and ready to fix the problem.

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Senator Rob Portman: John Kasich believes in balancing the budget and making the US debt free.

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Senator Pete Dominici: As Chair of the House Budget Committee, John Kasich worked with me so that we could create the last balanced budget.

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Speaker John Boehner: With your vote, Governor John Kasich can balance our budget, pay off our debts, and restore fiscal sanity to our nation.

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Governor Kasich: With your help, we can take America back. I'm John Kasich, and I approve this message.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 11, 2015, 02:16:31 pm
Kerry Ad

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A Lifetime of Service


For almost 30 years I served the people of Massachusetts in the United States Senate, chairing both the Foreign Relations and the Small Business Committees. I stood up for working class Americans with bills such as the Small Business Technology Transfer Program Renewal and an amendment to the Small Business Act to empower women in the workplace. I've dedicated my life to the American people, and now I believe it's time to take a new step in the journey. On [INSERT PRIMARY DAY HERE] cast your vote for me, John Kerry - a dedicated public servant who's ready to continue to fight for the American people.

Paid for by the committee to elect John Kerry President.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 11, 2015, 03:12:09 pm
Rand Paul: October 8th-14th, 2015.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015:
-Rally in Ames, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet  in Ames, Iowa.
-Touring small manufacturing company in Des Moines, Iowa.

Friday, October 9th, 2015:
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-Fundraiser in Davenport, Iowa.
-Rally in Muscatine, Iowa.
-Rally in Fairfax, Iowa at the Jefferson County GOP.
-Opening campaign office in Libertyville, Iowa.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015.
-Flight to New Hampshire.
-Rally in Keene, New Hampshire.
-Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
-Meet and Greet with Marilinda Garcia in Exeter, New Hampshire.
-Fundraiser with Marilinda Garcia in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015.
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Chris Wallace: Senator Paul, you have been noticeably absent on the airways in Iowa and New Hampshire. Are you going to be getting some ads up?

Rand Paul: Of course, we actually have some clean and fair ads coming up. They are currently in production. But you know, this isn't about money, its about the message. And I don't think I have to explain myself to the voters as much as I do other candidates. They know where I stand.

Chris Wallace: Any thoughts on the Democratic primaries?

Rand Paul: Well, that is their business, but I think he message is the same-people want a change, and the old guards in both parties are under increasing assault from a new generation of voters tired of the same old, business as usual, politics in Washington.

Chris Wallace: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rumored to join you at an event next week. Any words on this? Doesn't this challenge your claims that you are the opposite of the establishment?

Rand Paul: Well, I will let Mitch speak for himself, but if he chooses to endorse me, I don't..I don't see anything wrong with that. After all, two years ago, the people wanted change and they elected him. Calling Senator McConnell the establishment is judging a book by it's cover.
-Appearance on Fox News Sunday.
-Rally with Michael Steele in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
-Rally with Michael Steele in Rochester, New Hampshire.
-Meet and Greet with Michael Steele in Epping, New Hampshire.

Monday, October 12th, 2015:
-Flight to Nevada.
-Rest day.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015:
-Fundraiser in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-Meet and Greet in Henderson, Nevada.
-Rally in Reno, Nevada.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015.
-Opening campaign office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-Flight to Iowa.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 11, 2015, 04:16:14 pm
Jerry Brown for President 2016 - October 7th - 14th, 2015

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"While I want a democracy that truly represents everyone, a stronger education system, an environment free of toxins, and a booming economy, I believe we can't do all of those things without keeping our government in good financial shape. And if we look at our federal government, while things are improved under President Obama, we are still in a bad fiscal state, structurally and in practice. We can't run two hundred billion dollar deficits and expect prosperity. We have to think of innovative ways to solve the problem, and I have a few. First, we need to reform our tax code so that we bring in more funds. We can do that by eliminating corporate subsidies which do little for every day Americans, but also raise taxes so that we bring in more revenue. In addition, we have to reign in our military budget, which over the past couple of years has gotten out of control. And finally, we must evaluate the way we do things in all departments, and find ways to make them more accountable, more efficient, and better suited to solving today's problems.  With all of these measures, we can solve our deficit problem, and begin paying down the debt, so our children no longer have to live in fear of the day someone calls us on what we owe them."

October 8th, 2014 (With Mark Udall)
- Speech in Charleston, South Carolina
- Town Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
- Meet and Greet in Beaufort, South Carolina
- Meet and Greet in Ridgeland, South Carolina

October 9th, 2014 (With Mark Udall)
- Press Conference on TPP (see previous update)
- Meet and Greet in Walterboro, South Carolina
- Town Hall in Orangeburg, South Carolina
- Barnstorming in Columbia, South Carolian

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Todd: "Governor Brown, under your Governorship, you've pushed High Speed Rail, something a lot of people are thinking is the way of the future. Will you push this idea nationally, and why or why not?"

Brown: "I pushed High Speed Rail in California because I felt that infrastructure in this country is rotting, and as the leader of the biggest state in the country, I felt we need substantial changes to grow our economy, create jobs, but most importantly, create new ways of transporting people so that people get to where they want to go more efficiently and effectively. I believe it is the way of the future, and as President of the United States, I will push for broad infrastructure changes, including more High Speed Rail across this country, so that we no longer have this functionality problem we seem to have with our countries roads and bridges."

Todd: "Governor Brown, last time we had you on the program, you were unsure about pot legalization. After seeing more of the results, do you remain unsure, or have you definitively decided one way or the other?"

Brown: "Actually, Chuck, I came on this show to announce my change of heart. I have seen the results in Colorado and Washington, and I have to say I am beyond impressed. There has been a boost in their state economies, a decrease in the number of arrests, and general improvement of the state situation. Therefore, I am supporting the legalization of recreational use of pot. That being said, I will not push for national legalization, rather, I'll use my bully pulpit to push states in the right direction. Meanwhile, I will use my power on the hill to make sure we don't prosecute states that choose to make up their minds on the issue, and push legalization in D.C. I know that sounds like a cop out position, but most Democrats in this race still do not support even this position, which is discouraging to say the least. "

October 10th, 2015 (With Mark Udall and Karen Lewis)
- Barnstorming in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Town Hall in Bloomington, Minnesota
- Town Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Appearance on Chuck Todd Tonight

October 11th, 2015 (With Mark Udall and Karen Lewis)
Meet and Greet in Red Oak, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Carroll, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Fort Dodge, Iowa

October 12th, 2015 (With Mark Udall and Karen Lewis)
Meet and Greet in Cherokee, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Spencer, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Algona, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Estherville, Iowa

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"I feel like the difference between myself and Hillary Clinton is one, not entirely of experience, though experience is a factor, not entirely of sense, though I believe I have the sense to lead this country, and not entirely of character, which I believe I have more of. I think the biggest favor is, who do you owe? Hillary Clinton has Goldman Sachs, Wall Street, and the defense contractors in her lane. I'll ask you all something, do you think that after their support, that she'll just go back to doing the best thing for the American people? Of course not. That's not how our politics work. She will owe them her life, and have to return the favor as President. Meanwhile, in my campaign for this office, I have refused corporate sponsors, and have taken money only from those who can give to it. With a $500 limit for each person who donates to me, I have been struggling to keep up fundraising of most of the candidates, and yet I'm fine with that because, If I do win, and with your support anything is possible, I will only be beholden to those who voted for me."

October 13th, 2015
Gubernatorial Duties

October 14th, 2015
Gubernatorial Duties


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 11, 2015, 04:18:47 pm
Other Jerry Brown Surrogate Schedules
- Diane Feinstine will be campaigning in Arizona and New Mexico
- Barbara Boxer will be campaigning in Nevada


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 11, 2015, 06:25:55 pm
OOC: Can we get an extra day for the turn? Thanks.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 11, 2015, 08:05:32 pm
Kerry Surrogate Schedule
Congressman Joe Kennedy III will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Senator Ed Markey will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be campaigning in New Hampshire.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 11, 2015, 08:40:13 pm
Bush for America
Oct. 8-14
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Oct. 8      Iowa
-Meeting with evangelical group
-Speech on the right to life, Terri Schiavo
-Barnstorm in Ames



During my time as Governor of Florida, I had to make tough choices. One of the toughest was the case of a terminally ill patient named Terri Schiavo. Ms. Schiavo was on a feeding tube when the initial conflict started. Her family was divided as to whether Terri had a right to continue to live.

Shortly after the hospital attempted to remove the feeding tube and end Mrs. Schiavo's life, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that gave me authority to intervene if I saw the need. My political people kept pleading with me to let the courts decide or to let the issue get off the headlines. The polling, they told me, wasn't exactly in favor of sticking up this aspect of the right to life. I believe in a culture of life. Shortly following legislative authorization, I gave the order to reinsert the feeding tube.

The point of my telling you this is that sometimes leadership is hard. Both on the issue of life, and in other things. I have tried my hardest, throughout my time in public life, to do what is right, no matter the political expense. That's what leading is about. Standing up for what you believe in, not laying down at the feet of your pollsters.


Oct. 9     South Carolina
-Visiting military families
-Barnstorming coastal SC
-Speech to the Citadel


The United States military is, and must always be, the greatest fighting force on the planet. The Republican Party has always been the party of a strong national defense and I believe strongly in that tradition.

The security offered by a safer world and strong military is fundamental to the promise of America. Too often, politicians see the cost of the defense budget without ever seeing the benefits. They look to cut it and make it what they call more efficient, while I call it less effective. *snip*

It will be a priority of my administration to responsibly reform future military retirement benefits, meaning anyone currently enlisted will not be affected by a single one of our changes. I'll also pursue responsible reforms to the way we purchase weapons and other defense systems. Most importantly, every dime of savings from these reforms will be reinvested to bolster our military readiness and preserve our status as the world's greatest military force. *snip*


Oct. 10     South Carolina
-More coastal bus stops
-Speeches to open up field offices all along the coast
-Q&A with South Carolina Association of Realtors on tax issues


Oct. 11     South Carolina
-Address to Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
-Continue coastal bus tour
-Doorknocking


Oct. 12     South Carolina
-Bring in top volunteers in South Carolina
-Fly in Bush Family
-Fly in old Bush Alumni
-Barbecue with family and biggest supporters


Oct. 13     New Hampshire
-Doorknocking and bus tour in Southeast NH
-Speech to Rockingham County Chamber of Commerce
-Carroll County PTA Spaghetti Dinner


It's really great to see all of you out tonight supporting your child's school district. I know everyone is excited to go ahead and eat so I'll keep it brief. I just want to say, this is where the biggest change in a child's life takes place. Kids do well when parents are involved in their education. Politics isn't ever easy, but at events like this, I'm reminded why it's worth it. It's just really great to share a wonderful meal with wonderful people.

Oct. 14     New Hampshire
-Knocking on doors in Wolfesboro
-Bus tour the middle part of the state
-Shake hands, kiss babies, etc.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 11, 2015, 08:50:29 pm
McRaven for President: October 8-14

Interview on The Rachel Maddow Show

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Admiral McRaven, recently Hillary Clinton made headlines by talking about the need to shift away from fossil fuels. Do you support such a move?

Secretary Clinton says that we need to be off all fossil fuels. I agree in principle that that’s a noble long-term goal, but where I disagree is where she focuses on getting it done now. Now isn’t when we need to get off of fossil fuels - now is when we need to be developing our own domestic fossil fuel industries. This is a matter of national security, making sure that we have our own domestic sources of energy developed in the short-term while also developing our long-term energy options. She seems to be setting up this dichotomy in the campaign between people who support renewable energy and people who support fossil fuels, and my question is: why not both?

Governor Brown wants more high-speed rail across the nation. Do you believe this is something we should be spending on?

I do, absolutely - my favorite President, throughout history, probably has to be Dwight D. Eisenhower. And sure, he was a Republican, but he knew what he was doing; he was moderate and did what was in the best interest of the nation. General Eisenhower was expecting to have a long slog ahead of him to get from the border with France to Berlin, that it would take months, if not years, to get there, but then he encountered the autobahns. Seeing that highway system, built with the purpose of efficiency and enabling movement across the whole nation, is supposed to be what inspired the creation of the Interstate Highway System - something nobody has a problem with. Now, we see other nations in Europe and Asia innovating and developing systems of high-speed rail, which I’ve gotten a chance to use when at our bases in Germany and Japan, and the benefit of that kind of rail system to mobility in this country, in terms of increasing economic growth, is something I’d like to see duplicated.

Do you believe you have the experience necessary to deal with Congress, should you be elected?

Absolutely - I’ve dealt with Congress a lot before. When you work your way up in the military, eventually you wind up spending a lot of time fighting for your men, not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but on Capitol Hill, trying to get more resources, more facilities, all the stuff your men need. While I may not have the experience of a Senator or Representative in working within Congress, I think I’ve probably done it more often than a Governor or other official, and hey, that didn’t stop Eisenhower, did it?

Speech on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Portsmouth, NH

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Governor Jerry Brown’s out on the campaign trail criticizing the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - characterizing it as a kind of ‘crony capitalism’. That’s not what the TPP is about. I, personally, am glad that we managed to pass that agreement - not because of how it’ll affect the economy, though I do believe it’ll support long-term economic growth, but because it’s a decision about our national security. Do we want to take an active role in the world stage? Or do we want to cede that control to other nations - a decision that will ultimately have longer-term implications for the US economy and the American worker than this trade agreement?

We are not the only nation in the world. We’re not even the only economic superpower in the world. No region will affect our prosperity and security like Asia will in the coming decades. America is a nation founded on innovation, the best technology, the best education, and a diverse population. But that doesn’t mean other nations aren’t catching up to where we are. If we want to maintain our position as the leading nation of the world, we need to strengthen our security ties. During my time in Iraq and Afghanistan, what I saw is that, fundamentally, commerce helps build peace. It brings people together, unites them around a common interests, and allows us to form deeper partnerships. Our military alliances are at their strongest when they’re founded on shared economic interests. Those nations we bring into this alliance - Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam - will now be more interested in devoting their resources to a whole host of causes, be it counterterrorism or maritime security or humanitarian assistance.

Now, I’d like to respond specifically to Governor Brown’s statement that the TPP involves harmful trade practices. He says that we need to make sure that people have the freedom to work for better wages - and I agree with him there. The problem in his argument is that the TPP does that. It contains strong labor and environmental protections, and actually reduces subsidies given by foreign governments to allow our businesses to compete more fairly. Does it make everything equal? Of course not. But let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good. Trying to revise the deal, after years of careful negotiations, would likely mean no new deal at all. What happens if we scrap the deal? Well, there’s other regional powers that are quite willing to fill the vacuum that would leave, and I don’t think China has any qualms about setting lax labor standards. Do we really want to engage in a race to the bottom?

As President, I will champion increasing trade ties overseas. There is a bipartisan consensus that we should engage with other nations economically, and I plan to act so that we may reap the economic and national security benefits of those agreements. Whether you care about economics or about national security, the TPP benefits us all, and I will seek to further agreements like it.



New ad: Bio

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”Hi, I’m Admiral Bill McRaven. Most of you probably haven’t heard of me, but I’m running for President. I got my start in the Navy, serving as a SEAL, and worked my way up the chain of command over the next 37 years before eventually becoming Commander of US Special Operations Command. Over that time, I served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the operation I’m proudest of planning and overseeing was Operation Neptune Spear, when we killed Osama bin Laden. Now, I’m running for President, to take the lessons of leadership I learned while commanding our military, to lead and change America. It’d be an honor if I could count on your vote in the primaries.”

Admiral McRaven spent this week in coastal New Hampshire, with major rallies in the towns of Hampton Beach, Rye, and Portsmouth.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 11, 2015, 09:01:55 pm
TV Ad: Conservative Leadership
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GOV BUSH: Hi, I'm Jeb Bush and I'm tired of canned, poll-tested politics. I'm running on my beliefs, not from them. That's always been a principle of mine. As Governor of Florida, I overcame great resistance from the liberal media and big spending liberal opponents to sign the nation's first Stand Your Ground law. I stood up for every human being's right to life in the Terri Schiavo case, even though it wasn't popular. The truth is, this country has had enough of a President who goes chasing after opinion polls. If you elect me, you know you're electing a conservative leader who will always try to do what is right even when it isn't popular. That's my promise. Real, conservative leadership.



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TV Ad: The Promise of America

GOV BUSH:*pictures relevant to what is being said* America has always made two fundamental promises to her people. The first promise is to support a strong national defense. President Obama has cut our military readiness drastically and jeopardized this country by being a weak Commander in Chief. President Obama has also damaged the other promise of America, that if you get a good education, obey the laws, and work hard, you will succeed. That's not the reality of Obama's America. There are too many people who can't find work and who can't rise in society. *camera turns shows Governor Bush on desk, speaking to camera* If you elect me your next President, I'll work to restore the twin promises of America. I'll fight for security abroad and opportunity at home. I'm Jeb Bush and I approve this message. Thank you.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 11, 2015, 09:12:11 pm
Flip Flop Scott

Narrator: Scott Walker signed the Common Core educational standards into law in Wisconsin. *clip of Walker criticizing Common Core* But now he's backtracking. Or is he? *shows Blaze article (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/18/scott-walker-is-dialing-back-his-common-core-opposition/)* To be honest, who knows what Scott Walker thinks of Common Core.

Second Narrator: What about immigration? Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but then he called his own plan amnesty. Who knows where Flip Flop Scott stands on the issues?

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 11, 2015, 09:51:31 pm
Press Release

The Manchin Campaign expresses deep sorrow for the loss of former Vice President Walter Mondale who was a true force for positive change in the US and around the world. He will stay in our hearts in this campaign as a true statesman and a devoted husband and father of 3. We urge prayers for Vice President Mondale's family in this difficult time.


Joe Manchin for President: Schedule for October 8-14

October 8th
Flight to Louisville, Kentucky
Meeting with Donors
Meeting with representatives and search for support among Kentucky's major labor unions
Flight to Iowa

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Senator Manchin's plans in Iowa for Week 2

October 9th
Speech in Dubuque, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Asbury, Iowa
Meeting with Jones County Farmers
Meet and Greet in Maquoketa, Iowa

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"Iowa, a great injustice was just committed on American workers just the other day. That is the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a toxic trade deal that will continue the devaluation of the American worker and the continued suction of real, high paying American jobs overseas. Many other candidates have been lecturing me on if I really care about people and if I'm beholden to industry; I ask them where they are when our president is agreeing to move our jobs overseas and is forcing even more out with stringent regulations.

I've done all I can in the senate with allies like Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren to oppose these dirty deals. We obviously can not do it ourselves so I ask you to help me promote fair trade, not free trade!

October 9th
Meet and Greet in Durant, Iowa
Town Hall in Tipton, Iowa
Meeting with the Cedar County Farm Bureau
Meet and Greet in DeWitt, Iowa

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Questioner: "Mr. Manchin, what will do to help us farmers out?"

Senator Manchin: "Great question. I support keeping, and expanding all of our present ethanol subsidies which will provide renewable, clean burning energy in a way that doesn't hurt Americans or shut down whole areas of industry. We are also able to stabilize the market for corn while making gas cheaper in the process.

October 10th
Rest
Rally in Clinton, Iowa


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I ask you, Iowa, to join me on a campaign that will bring true change instead of the same old tune of liberal democrat against conservative republican. I bring the credentials and record of standing up for principles instead of towing the party line. I will work for your gun rights, for bringing jobs back to the United States, for those that are unable to protect themselves, and, most of all, for your pocketbook.

If we put up this fight, although we may be in the city of Clinton that is smack dab in the middle of Clinton County, we'll make it Clinton-in-name-only!

October 11th
Flight to Mempis, Tennessee
Rally in Memphis
Door to Door Canvassing in Nashville, Tennessee
Meeting with Tennessee State Legislators and Interest Groups

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I'm here in Nashville today to spread a message of working across the isle, protecting the rights of every citizen in Nashville and in the United States, and for sticking up for the little guy just as I've done as governor of West Virginia and in the Senate of our great country. I hope to knock on as many doors as I can this afternoon and into the evening.

October 12th
Flight to Washington DC
Meeting with Major Lobbyists and Interest Groups (looking for donors including NRA, ConocoPhillips, ACCCE)
Speech in Fairfax, Virginia


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As we celebrate this Columbus Day which represents the discovery of the American dream, that is the belief that if we work hard we can achieve anything we can in this land that we call home, I want us all to think about what makes us exceptional as well as what we can do to bring more opportunity to all. It's a pervasive feeling nowadays that just not enough of us can achieve that dream, and part of that is the distrust of our political system which seems to never work in our best interests. As a maverick in the Senate and a successful governor of a politically changing state, I can bring the change that our government needs.

October 13th
Appearance on MSNBC
Flight to Dallas, Texas
Meeting with Major Texas Donors and Legislators
Rally in College Station, Texas

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Maddow: "What would you say your economic message is during this campaign?"

Senator Manchin: "I would say that it is opportunity and investment in our future. We need to give Americans the chance to get a job and maintain a living wage, this includes making sure we don't advance any more deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership and making sure policies are not enacted that destroy whole industries that everyday people rely on, especially in my home state of West Virginia. We also must invest in our future, particularly our children by not handing them a nation perilously in debt, so I'd say that we also must introduce, pass, and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Really, I'd say my outlook on economic policy is common sense, but others seem to have a distorted view of reality. The fact is that I have the experience and the bipartisanship to increase the quality of life for those all across this country.[/i]

October 14th
Rest day



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 11, 2015, 09:51:32 pm
Unity Through Strength, October 8-14th:

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"Gloves are coming off as the primary unfolds, and no doubt the discussion will be intense until we get to Iowa. I know many give this campaign a much lesser chance that say, Bush or Walker to win the nomination, but so far I think we have come a long way from the polls at the start to the year to a far more consolidated position in this race. Now more than ever I feel compelled to get out there and talk to the voters, to share my vision of a strong America with a strong military, the vision of reform and good government, the vision of being able to accomplish things in the White House, rather than the legacy of seven years of campaign speeches yet few positive accomplishments. To Washington we go, with a message and with an agenda behind us!"

October 8th:
-New Hampshire II:
  (With Sen. John McCain)
 -Rally/Q&A in Nashua, NH.
 -Meet and Greet in Nashua, NH.
 -Meeting with volunteers in Manchester, NH.
 -Touring Manchester, NH, visiting small business and talking to people in the street.

October 9th:
  (With Sen. John McCain)
-New Hampshire III:
 -Town Hall in Dover, NH.
 -Town Hall in Rochester, NH.
 -Town Hall in Salem, NH.
 -Interview with local New Hampshire media.
 -Dinner with New Hampshire donors and party officers.

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"My good friend John McCain won the state of New Hampshire twice, and he did so because he engaged with the voters, because he went to town halls, because he delivered his message. This campaign is not one that seeks to flood New Hampshire in money in the hopes for a win, because the New Hampshire voter is one that carefully looks at all candidates and then makes his choice. I think I am a good fit for the state because I believe in common sense reform, because I am willing to do what needs to be done to ensure the economic recovery we need, and because it is my belief that a different approach is what will win the general election for us."

October 10th:
  (With Sen. John McCain)
-New Hampshire IV:
 -Town Hall in Keene, NH.
 -Town Hall in Derry, NH.
 -Town Hall in Portsmouth, NH.
 -Rally in Concord, NH. (On Leadership and Graham's personal story)

October 11th:
-Senate Duties:
 -Senate Duties.

October 12th:
-South Carolina V:
 -Town Hall in Greer, SC.
 -Town Hall in Aiken, SC.
 -Town Hall in Sumter, SC.
 -Rally and Q&A in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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"I have served the great state of South Carolina for years, and it has always been a an honor to have your trust to represent you in the Senate. Now I wish to ask your support for me to go to Washington once again, but as the President of the United States of America. Having served this state for so long I know its problems very well, I know the struggle of its citizens and the issues that affect them. This is a state with a large populations of soldiers and veterans, brave men who fight every day for what this nation stands for.  And you can trust me when I speak about our role in the world and need to be safe that I don't do so as a chicken hawk, I do so because I believe it is right. While I have never been in combat I have proudly served in the Air Force and the Air National Guard as a colonel, and in my constant trips to war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan I have seen the sacrifices those men have to do. If elected, you can trust me to look after them, and to never disregard what they do for all of us."

October 13rd:
-South Carolina VI:
 -Bus Tour in Pontiac, SC.
 -Bus Tour in Summerville, SC.
 -Bus Tour in Goose Creek, SC.
 -Rally and Q&A in Columbia, SC.

October 14th:
-South Carolina VII:
 -Bus Tour in James Island, SC.
 -Bus Tour in Spartanburg, SC.
 -Visit to Fort Jackson Base in Columbia, SC.
 -Rally and Q&A in Charleston, SC.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 11, 2015, 10:13:46 pm
Senator Bernie Sanders Surrogate Schedule
Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT) will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) will be campaigning in Iowa.
Labor Secretary Robert Reich (D-CA) will be campaigning in New Hampshire.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spamage on March 11, 2015, 10:14:12 pm
Scott Walker Campaign Schedule
Week of October 8th

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I find it interesting Governor Bush feels the need to go on the attack so early, attacks which only serve to escalate the tension in the Republican Primaries and divide the party. Overly negative attacks cost us the elections in 2008 and 2012, and I am shocked Jeb would decide to criticize the records of one of the other candidates in the race when the real opponents this November are the Democrats, but perhaps it shows he's willing to say anything if it means a chance at the White House.

These attacks show Jeb is not the change the party needs, but a memory of our history. Just as he uses old campaign tactics he also carries the name of an American political dynasty which has had, according to Barbara Bush, "enough presidents". We do not need another Bush in Washington, especially one which has been out of office for many years, but someone with fresh experience on the job and who understands the issues real, everyday Americans face.


Monday October 8th- New Hampshire/Massachusetts
Rally in Concord
Speech in Concord responding the Governor Bush's criticisms
Fundraisers in Boston
Rally in Boston with campaign volunteers

Tuesday October 9th- Iowa
Speech in Des Moines to undecided voters
Rally with campaign workers in Sioux City
Canvassing door-to-door in Sioux City
Meet and Greet in Sioux City
Appearance on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Wednesday October 10th- Iowa
Rally in Bloomsfield
Meet and Greet in Fairfield
Lunch with volunteers at Fairfield
Speech to Republican Women at Fairfield

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People of Iowa, in several months you will be asked to make a decision, one which could have an impact for decades to come. Do you want to continue the culture of handouts, one of complacency and a rejection of America's greatness or do you want bold leadership and new ideas in Washington? During the last 8 years our economic recovery has been hindered, and not encouraged, by the policies of President Obama and worldwide America has lost much of the prestige it once possessed. Under a Walker administration the White House would be working to advance America's interests and not work solely for advancing the political agenda of the President, as we currently see in Washington! I humbly ask for your vote because together we can make history!


Thursday October 11th- Wisconsin

Gubernatorial duties
Debate practice in Madison
Meet and Greet in Madison

Friday October 12th- Iowa
Speech in Davenport to supporters
Rally in Cedar Rapids with farmers
Lunch with unemployed workers in Cedar Rapids
Buffet style fundraiser in Cedar Rapids, open to public

Saturday October 13th- South Carolina
Speech in Columbia to local NRA Chapter
Meet and Greet in Charleston with undecided voters
Opening of new campaign headquarters in Charleston
Dance fundraiser in Charleston, open to public

Sunday October 14th- Washington D.C.
Appearance on Meet the Press
Meetings and lunch with several GOP Senators


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 11, 2015, 10:18:31 pm
Ad: Economic Values

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"As Governor, in the Senate, and during this campaign I have stood up for those hard-working Americans who devote themselves to the land they work on. I believe in a form of environmentalism that understands what is really happening on the ground and uses government to encourage practices that will help emissions without putting Americans out of work. This is why I strongly support increasing ethanol subsidies, because those hard-working farmers ought to be able to make a livelihood."

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"I'm Joe Manchin and I approve this message."

Airing in: Iowa


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 11, 2015, 10:30:55 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Radio Ad

Airing in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Florida

Bernie Sanders: Hello, my name is Senator Bernie Sanders, candidate for President of the United States of America. Yet another affront on our workers, this time an agreement knows as the Trans-Pacific Partnership has just passed Congress. This is great news if your a giant multinational corporation who stands to boost profit, but if you a worker in this country already reeling from the detrimental effects of deals like NAFTA, this is awful news. It's time that we had a President who will ensure that everybody has a voice in Government, not just huge corporations who employ scores of lobbyists to ensure that their agenda is disproportionally heard. If you believe that the welfare of our own citizens should be at the top of our agenda, not the profit margins of behemoth banks, oil companies and the like, I encourage you to vote to make your voices heard on Primary ((Caucus when airing in IA)) Day. I approve this message.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 11, 2015, 11:08:27 pm
Susana Martinez for President
Schedule for the week of October 8-14th:
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Thursday, October 8th
-Meet and Greet in Brentwood, New Hampshire
-Fundraising brunch with donors in Manchester
Canvassing in New Hampton, New Hampshire
-Rally in Madison, New Hampshire
-Appearance/interview with Greta Van Susteren on “On the Record”

Martinez speaking on On the Record about her campaign:
Like every candidate says, they wouldn’t be in this race unless they thought they could not win. And right now, there is no doubt in my mind that we have a very good chance at taking this all the way to Cleveland. I’m blessed to have such passionate supporters and a tireless campaign team with me that I am certain will carry us to victory. Really, our only disadvantage at this point is our name recognition. Governing millions of people is no easy task, I’m sure my fellow governors in the race will agree, so there was really not much time to, ya know, parade around the country . Those in congress who really don’t do anything at this point so they really just fly from state to state and cause conflict to get airtime. Honestly, if we just stick to our message of reaching towards a better future, reforming education, our broken immigration system and our chronic habit to spend more than we can take in, there is no doubt in my mind that we will win this thing.


Friday, October 9th
-Private Breakfast with family.
-Fundraiser for the Grafton County Republican Party
- Rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Cornish, New Hampshire
Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire
-Flight to Minnesota


Saturday, October 10th
-Meet and greet in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
-Interview on local news in Minnesota
- Town Hall in St. Cloud, Minnesota
-Rally in Hibbing, Minnesota
-Tour of Carraway, Minnesota followed by a Meet and Greet
-Flight to New Mexico

During the rally in Hibbing, Minnesota:
No longer can this conceivably go on. I really don’t have to mention how sick and tired all of us are with how nothing gets done in D.C thanks to Harry Reid and his caucus of partisans and a veto happy President ready to smack down any bi-partisan measures which slip past Congress. The culture of politics needs to change now, as our work is lauded as nothing more than a punch line these days. This country needs a new direction for its future soon and there is only one candidate that can veer us away from the path we are on now, and I think you all know who that is. We don’t need recycled policies and faces familiar with from administrations passed nor do we need another Barack Obama, an inexperienced legislator. This country is craving a true, strong, conservative leader to finally, after almost 16 years, into the millennia. That doesn’t happen with strolling about and lolly gagging, that happens when we put our heads down and churns out results. That’s what you will get when we get ourselves to the White House in 2016!


Sunday, October 11th
-Gubernatorial Duties and Rest
-Flight to Nevada
 Monday, October 12th

-Supporters breakfast with an appearance from Gov. Brian Sandoval in Carson City
- Rally in Henderson with Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller
- Meet and Greet in Fernly, Nevada
Town Hall in Eureka, Nevada
-Private meeting with Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas

Sandoval: Susana is a true friend of mine and a true voice for those who are looking to our future and fear the worst. Now more than ever do we need a woman like Susana in the Oval Office to straighten things out. I know Susana, and no one will work harder to implement shrewd, conservative policies should she be so lucky as to receive the support of all of you.

Heller: The last thing this country is another four years of stale ideas and quite frankly the same old people sticking their heads in. It's really time for some new blood and bringing us this new blood starts and ends with getting Susana Martinez on Republican ticket in 2016!


Tuesday, October 13th
-Flight to Colorado
- Duel Town Hall with Sen. Cory Gardner in Boulder, Colorado
-Town Hall in Brush, Colorado
-Rally in Salida, Colorado with Cory Gardner
-Rally in Delta, Colorado
-Attendance at Opening night for the Colorado Avalanche with several supporters and Sen. Gardner
-Flight to New Hampshire

Martinez in Delta:

I think too many people tend to forget in these early stages that there are 50 states in this country we all call home, not just the the great state of Iowa. But really, what can we expect from candidates who are so rooted in the old way of campaigns and how to do things. A new way is to change things up, do the things most people may not expect one of those cookie cutter politicians do as a knee jerk reflex. Conservative policies work, we just need a candidate who can show how they serve as a gateway to pushing this country back to the pinnacle of progress in this world, where it belongs. If we want something new, something different it starts with moving away from dynastic politics and strikingly similar ideas to innovative, conservative, answers to our ills and improvements upon the policies which have already proven to work well and should continue to work.


Wednesday, October 14th

-Early morning Meet and Greet in Stewartstown, New Hampshire
- Visit to Dixville Notch to chat with the residents and hold an informal town hall
- Rally in North Haverhill, New Hampshire
- Workshop at Manchester Community College to discuss education and employment opportunities for students and others interested in attending.
- Town Hall in Manchester



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 11, 2015, 11:45:45 pm
Senator Ted Cruz Campaign Schedule For Week of October 8th
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"Let me tell you that we're gonna go all the way. This is a campaign of substance. This is a campaign of principle. We're running not just to win. Nor to beat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. We're running to truly fix the problems facing the United States. From the rising federal debt to wage gaps. We're not just gonna attack President Obama for his many failures. People already know his policies don't work. What we need is an alternative, a true conservative alternative. Only then can we go in a New Direction."
10/8/2015
-Rally in Ames, IA
-Voter Registration Drive in Ames, IA
-Meet & Greet in Davenport, IA
-Town Hall in Davenport, IA

10/9/2015
-Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
-Voter Registration Drive in Dubuque, IA
-Meet & Greet in Coralville, IA
-Rally in Coralville, IA
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"My friends, we're experiencing a surge in support here in Iowa. The grassroots are loving our message. They long for a conservative that stands for principle. One who does what's right, regardless of partisan slants. One who can truly take our country in the New Direction it so desperately needs."

10/10/2015
-Meet & Greet in Cedar Falls, IA
-Voter Registration Drive in Cedar Falls, IA
-Meet & Greet in Council Bluffs, IA
-Town Hall in Council Bluffs, IA

10/11/2015
-Flight to South Carolina
-Rally in Spartanburg, SC
-Town Hall in Spartanburg, SC
-Town Hall in Beaufont, SC
-Rally in Beaufont, SC
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"Now Charleston, I know I'm competing against a favorite son. My good friend Lindsey Graham is in the race, so you've got some skin in the game. Senator Graham has great experience and his foreign policy credentials are sterling. He'd make a great Secretary of Defense. But we need a reform minded conservative to lead us in the White House. And only one candidate has the record to fit that mold. And I'm talking to ya right now."

10/12/2015
-Meet & Greet in Columbia, SC
-Town Hall in Columbia, SC
-Fundraiser in Hilton Head, SC
-Rally in Hilton Head, SC

10/13/2015
-Flight to New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Concord, NH
-Meet & Geet in Concord, NH
-Rally in Portsmouth, NH
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"It's great to be here in New Hampshire. Now the pundits say conservatives can't compete here. I don't believe that. The people of the Live Free or Die state have a record of supporting great men and women of liberty and principle. That's what I stand for. Protecting the liberty of every American by upholding the Constitution and standing for true principle in the face of staunch opposition."

10/14/2015
-Town Hall in Portsmouth, NH
-Rally in Portsmouth, NH
-Rally in Dover, NH
-Rally in Dover, NH


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 11, 2015, 11:59:32 pm
Dan Quayle Campaign Schedule:

Oct. 8th:
Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA
Barnstorm in Ames, IA
Town Hall in Fort Dodge, IA
Rally and Town Hall in Sioux City, IA

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It is my goal to see this countries' economy restored, and I will do that by reducing government spending, trimming the waste and excess, lowering taxes on lower and middle income families, and restoring what Government is needed for, Infrastructure, roads and bridges, Defense, by updating our military and giving it what it needs, and restoring education by cutting bureaucracy so teachers can teach!

Oct. 9th:
Rally/Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA
Town Hall in Davenport, IA
Town Hall in Iowa City, IA
Barnstorm Cedar Rapids, IA

Oct. 10th:
Rally/Speech in Waterloo, IA
Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Meet and Greet in Clinton, IA

Oct. 11th:
Rally/Fundraiser in Columbia, SC
Town Hall in Greenville, SC
Meet and Greet in Florence, SC
Rally/Campaign Speech in Charleston, SC

Oct. 12th:
Rally/Fundraiser in Council Bluffs, IA
Town Hall in Sioux City, IA
Town Hall in Storm Lake, IA
Barnstorming in Fort Dodge, IA

Oct. 13th:
Town Hall in Webster City, IA
Town Hall in Mason City, IA
Rally and Campaign Speech in Waterloo, IA
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Hello Iowa! After eight years of democratic leadership in the White House, we need someone who can unite the party of conservatism and economic growth that WORKS back to the White House! We need someone with strong leadership to grow this economy again, and knows how to work, not just speak loudly! So let's unite under one banner to take back the White House!

Oct. 14th:
Rally in Dubuque, IA
Meet and Greet in Maquoketa, IA
Town Hall in Clinton, IA
Rally in Davenport, IA


Campaign Ads
TV and Radio ads to be run in the following states:
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Hello, I'm Former Vice-President Dan Quayle. Those of you who remember me in that role remember the America I want to return to, a prosperous, strong America. When I was Vice-President, America was strong in its economy, with jobs in all sectors, strong and respected in the world, and our credit rating was top notch. Well I have experience in ushering those things in, as I did as Senator and Vice-President, and that is what I wish to do again. We need to boost the economy by building roads and bridges, promoting education in all fields, college, trade schools, and apprenticeships, and most importantly, lowering taxes on the middle class and the poor. So as it comes time to vote, vote for the candidate who has experience in getting things done, vote Dan Quayle.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 12, 2015, 12:16:44 am
Dan Quayle Endorsements/Surrogates:

Fmr. Governor Mitch Daniels:
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Vice-President Dan Quayle is a man I admire very much, and he has served Indiana well, and represents something that I think America needs right now, Hoosier common sense. He represents the Republican party as a whole, and is our ticket to the White House. He knows the issues that are before us today and knows how to get his hands dirty and get things done. That's why I am endorsing him for President.
(Oct 7th-14th Barnstorming Iowa)

Governor Mike Pence:
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Dan Quayle is a man of action, a man of integrity, and overall, a true conservative! His principles stand with the Republican Party, and he is the man we need in the White House! He represents conservatism, and experience, and has the great capacity to lead, that is why I am endorsing Dan Quayle.
(Oct 7th-14th Barnstorming Iowa)

Senator Dan Coats:
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I served with Dan Quayle, first in the House while he was in the Senate, then in the Senate while he was in the White House. This man is a man of character, a man of integrity, and a true conservative. He is experienced and the voice we need in the White House!
(Oct 7th-14th Barnstorming Iowa)

Fmr. Senator Dick Lugar:
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I served with Dan Quayle in the Senate, and he is someone the Republican Party needs right now. He is principled, conservative, and has more foreign policy experience than the rest of the candidates put together! The Republican Party would be foolish not to nominate such a candidate for president.
(Oct 7th-14th In DC meeting with donors)

Fmr. Congressman Ben Quayle:
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My father is a great man, with great ideas, and more experience than the rest of the crowd! He will bring princlipled leadership to the White House!
(Oct 7th-14th Barnstorming Nevada)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 12, 2015, 12:27:34 am
Endorsements for Hillary

Former Attorney General Janet Reno (D-FL)
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Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D-CA)
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Former Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA)
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We all know why Hillary lost the caucuses here in 2008, and we all know she's not going to discount us Iowans again... Which is why I stand here today and endorse Hillary Clinton, because when she makes mistakes, she corrects them, while Republicans just seem to dig themselves deeper.

Former Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH)
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I know people are saying I should endorse Senator Kerry because he's a Massachusetts boy, or Senator Sanders because he's a Vermont son, but proximity is usually irrelevant here. What matters to New Hampshire voters is; Does a candidate share their values, and can they win, and I believe Hillary met both tests in 2008, and that she meets them now. I endorse Hillary Clinton for President.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 12, 2015, 12:46:07 am
Ted Cruz Ad: Continue the Fight
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*Subtle Music In Background & Then Senator Cruz Speaks*

"These are not typical times. The challenges facing our country are unlike any we've ever seen."
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"You look at our Constitution, you look at our Bill of Rights and see this is an administration determined to violate every one of our rights."
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"Every generation of Americans has given to their kids and grand kids greater opportunity, greater prosperity,a greater future."
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"If we keep going down this road we will become the first generation to not do that. The American people want to stop this madness."
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"The voices of the American people have begun to be heard in this fight. The voices of millions of Americans losing their health insurance, losing their jobs, being forced into part-time work. Millions of Americans who are struggling, have begun to be heard."
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"The media will tell us that believing in free market values, believing in the Constitution, believing in freedom, that those are extreme views. It is a lie."
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"When the people rise up, ultimately sovereignty resides in one place and one place only, in our Constitution. That means with We The People."
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"We need no more Washington solutions. We need to go back to the American people."
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"Throughout the history of the world we've seen great nations rise and fall. We are not content to all the United States of America to do anything but continue to rise and remain the greatest country on the face of this Earth. Because no nation on Earth has allowed so many millions of people who come with nothing and achieve anything and achieve the American Dream. Only the American people can turn this great nation."
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"The American People who love liberty and opportunity unlike any other people in the history if this world. We are going to restore that shining city in a hill that is the United Staes of America! We need to make DC listen."
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"I'm Ted Cruz And I Approve This Message"
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AD TO RUN IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 12, 2015, 01:54:42 am
So I just woke up from a nap and I decided after several requests that we'll have a 24-hour extension on this round. Make the most out of it!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 12, 2015, 10:10:14 am
Sorry Clinton 1996, but I decided to copy your ad format :P.

Rand Paul Ad: "Harken My Words, America".(Airs in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Colorado)"
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The son of a soldier who has lived the American dream-and fought hard against an American nightmare.

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Passed down a message of liberty, he took a bold stand (clips of the Paul fillibuster air).


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He took on both parties over their constant infringements on Civil Liberties.

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Yet he also worked with the establishment, to help bring about the new pro freedom majority in Washington.

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(Rand Paul speaks) America needs a fighter, but not a bomb thrower. America needs a leader of the opposition, but not a leader of obstruction. I am that candidate, and I ask that you join with me as we restore America!

I'm Rand Paul, and I approve this message.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 12, 2015, 05:32:10 pm
Rand Paul Ad

See, I'd love to do something like that, but I can only find images that look like this

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 12, 2015, 05:53:41 pm
Rand Paul Ad

See, I'd love to do something like that, but I can only find images that look like this

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I understand your pain, my candidate has been out of the spotlight for twenty years. So I get images like this:
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Instead of more like this:
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 12, 2015, 08:12:25 pm
Ad: Humble Roots

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"I was born and raised in a small mining town called Farmington, where my grandfather or as we called him Papa Joe founded a grocery store, using hard work and determination to get ahead. He did all this despite being an immigrant straight from the shores of Italy."

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"I grew up learning the values that all West Virginians share – family, common sense, fairness and hard work. It wasn't always easy in our town and I learned the right way - from my grandmother, Mama Kay. She worked tirelessly to help the less fortunate even if it meant going a night without food herself."

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"These experiences molded me into who I am today - devoted to finding the solutions to help everyone even if it means going across the aisle. As your president, I won't ever let partisan politics  get in the way of commonsense solutions."

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"I'm Joe Manchin and I approve this message."

Airing in: Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 12, 2015, 08:55:43 pm
You guys are really so original.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 12, 2015, 08:59:16 pm
You guys are really so original.

Not me, I just go places and do stuff...


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 12, 2015, 09:34:26 pm
So, you're doing the same as Hillary. See you are good!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 12, 2015, 09:38:25 pm
So, you're doing the same as Hillary. See you are good!

Haha, very funny (not really)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 12, 2015, 09:46:16 pm
;-; Harsh.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 12, 2015, 10:04:06 pm
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Campaign Schedule:  October 8, 2015 - October 14, 2015

Thursday, Oct 8:  NEVADA
Las Vegas -  Rally for "Employment and Education" on steps of Iowa State Capitol
              - Appearance at SEIU (Service Employees International Union) fundraiser - "Protecting 
                Service Employee Rights in the Face of Anti-Union Legislation"

Friday, Oct 9:  IOWA
Des Moines - Meet with Mayor Frank Cownie to discuss jobs in Des Moines and Iowa
                - Throw out first pitch at final home game for Iowa Cubs baseball team

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Saturday, Oct 10:  IOWA, TENNESSEE
Cedar Rapids - Rally for Veterans on "Support for Veterans Needs and Workforce Development for 
                     Veterans" in front of Veterans Memorial Building
Nashville, TN - Meet with former Vice President Al Gore on "Green-collar Jobs" - employment that
                     promotes environmental quality

Sunday, Oct 11:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville - Attend service at Springfield Baptist with Rev. Jesse Jackson (from Greenville)
              - Public appearance on "Recent Challenges to Civil Rights" in front of former Woolworth's (historic sit-in)

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Monday, Oct 12: SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia - TV Appearance on local talk show on "Education, Employment, and the Economy"
Florence -  Public appearance at GE Medical Systems manufacturing plant on "Jobs and Innovations
                in Technology"

Tuesday, Oct 13:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Concord - Rally on "Jobs and the Economy" on steps of New Hampshire State House
            - Testimony before New Hampshire legislature on "The Urgency for Bipartisanship"

Wednesday, Oct 14: WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. Congress - Congressional duties
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 12, 2015, 10:05:47 pm
You all seem way too... combative? Tone it down folks.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 12, 2015, 10:13:17 pm
You all seem way too... combative? Tone it down folks.

Sometimes it gets out of hand, but at times it is a good way of making primaries fascinating. When I ran as Gingrich in Spamage's 2008 game and as Daniels in Tmth's 2012 game the primaries were quite negative, and those were perhaps the best I've played so far.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 12, 2015, 10:36:51 pm
Apologies NY. I was trying to make a joke about Clinton/Complement to you. I meant no offense.
Good Luck, my friend.
-N.A.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 12, 2015, 11:00:46 pm
Apologies NY. I was trying to make a joke about Clinton/Complement to you. I meant no offense.
Good Luck, my friend.
-N.A.

Understood and good luck to you too.
NYE


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 12, 2015, 11:14:13 pm
October 8, 2015
-Rally in Iowa City, IA
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We cannot return to the Republican policies of the past. We cannot roll back regulations on corporations, cut funding from schools, raise taxes on the middle and working classes and lower it on the rich. Those policies were the ones that led us to the great recession, and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure that we keep funding for our kids, that we give a fair shot to middle and working class families to move up in this country. This election will determine our future, and I hope you stand with me and fight for the ones who are most vulnerable in our society.
-Meet and greet at the University of Iowa
-Speech in Ames, IA
-Meet and greet at Iowa State

October 9, 2015
-Speech in Des Moines, IA
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What we need in this country is effective, progressive change, and I'm here to bring it to the oval office.
-Meet and greet in Des Moines, IA
-Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA

October 10, 2015
-Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA
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It is important for us to realize that climate change is happening, and it's not going to happen quietly. In Iowa, it poses a real threat to the farmland out here, and I can't just sit idly by.
-Meet and greet in Cedar Rapids, IA

October 11, 2015
-Rally in Davenport, IA
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We cannot just keep helping the corporate interests while ignoring our children's future. That's morally wrong and economically stupid. We can do better than this.
-Meet and greet in Davenport, IA
-Meet and greet in Betendorf, IA

October 12, 2015
-Rally in Dubuque, IA
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My father and mother worked hard to get where they are today, and I want to make sure every American has the chance to move up the economic ladder.
-Meet and greet in Dubuque, IA
-Interview with KWWL in Dubuque, IA

October 13, 2015
-Speech in Dubuque, IA
-Speech in Waterloo, IA
-Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

October 14, 2015
-Congressional duties



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Quote from: Yes, I'm using the speech to make an ad
We cannot return to the Republican policies of the past. We cannot roll back regulations on corporations, cut funding from schools, raise taxes on the middle and working classes and lower it on the rich. Those policies were the ones that led us to the great recession, and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure that we keep funding for our kids, that we give a fair shot to middle and working class families to move up in this country. This election will determine our future, and I hope you stand with me and fight for the ones who are most vulnerable in our society.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 12, 2015, 11:16:22 pm
You all seem way too... combative? Tone it down folks.

Sometimes it gets out of hand, but at times it is a good way of making primaries fascinating. When I ran as Gingrich in Spamage's 2008 game and as Daniels in Tmth's 2012 game the primaries were quite negative, and those were perhaps the best I've played so far.

With luck, we'll set new records. :P


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 13, 2015, 11:41:51 am
This round is over I guess. I am on the edge of my seat for the next update!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 13, 2015, 03:25:57 pm
I'm gonna be out of town to Sunday, but I'll try and get something up soon.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 14, 2015, 04:13:40 am
Keep an Eye Out/Cruz Control

This week featured a flurry of activity from all the candidates. Whether it was Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina, they all got bombarded by different campaigns angling to get an advantage in the race. On the Democratic side, frontrunner Hillary Clinton had a mostly quiet week of campaigning while her numerous competitors tried to outshine each other. Jerry Brown and Bernie Sanders were the most outspoken against the recent passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while William McRaven was the Democrat who most forcefully defended the treaty. Speaking of McRaven, many insiders are beginning to point at him as a sleeper candidate whose moment might soon come, noting that his numbers have slowly but surely only ticked up in the all-important New Hampshire. Another Democrat getting attention is Joe Manchin, the West Virginia populist whose savvy campaign and aggressive media presence has only been helping him in the polls as of late. While John Kerry has been second in most polls for months, it is entirely feasible to see somebody else eclipse him and pose a direct threat to Clinton.

Meanwhile, the Republicans have been seeing some movement across the polls as of late. It turns out that the Ted Cruz surge has been genuine, for Cruz is now in second place nationally and has overcome long-time favorite Scott Walker in Iowa. Cruz so far has not changed his messaging, perhaps believing that what he is doing right now works. Still in first place nationally is Jeb Bush, who has released the most TV ads this week. Among the ads include one touting Bush's pro-life convictions, another on restoring "the twin promises of America," and one last ad attacking Walker for flip-flopping on certain issues. Walker for his part has criticized Bush for going negative and attacked the notion of a Bush dynasty controlling the White House again, although the Bush ads look to have still done some damage in the early states. Donald Trump got some flak in the media for a comment made on the campaign trail about the need to occupy Northern Mexico, although his remarks have not impacted his supporters significantly and some even found them agreeable. Not to be forgotten, Susana Martinez has organized a steady campaign in New Hampshire and Western states, and Dan Quayle's nearly-singular focus on Iowa may ultimately pay off after he was shown to enter double digits for the first time.



Other headlines:

BuzzFeed: Are Other Candidates Copying Ted Cruz's Ads?

The Hill: Elizabeth Warren "not sure" about who to endorse

Politico: George Pataki breaks down, cries about being a failure




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National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 28%
John Kerry - 18%
Jerry Brown - 10%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Joe Manchin - 7%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Luis Gutiérrez - 3%
William McRaven - 3%
Sherrod Brown - 2%
Undecided - 12%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 24%
John Kerry - 13%
Bernie Sanders - 11%
Jerry Brown - 9%
Joe Manchin - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 7%
Luis Gutiérrez - 6%
Sherrod Brown - 4%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
William McRaven - 2%
Undecided - 11%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 29%
John Kerry - 20%
Bernie Sanders - 13%
Jerry Brown - 9%
William McRaven - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Joaquín Castro - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 3%
Joe Manchin - 3%
Sherrod Brown - 2%
Undecided - 9%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 28%
Joe Manchin - 15%
John Kerry - 12%
Jerry Brown - 8%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 3%
William McRaven - 3%
Sherrod Brown - 2%
Undecided - 16%

National (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 21%
Ted Cruz - 17%
Scott Walker - 13%
Rand Paul - 11%
Donald Trump - 8%
Dan Quayle - 6%
Lindsey Graham - 5%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 4%
Undecided - 10%

Iowa (Republicans)
Ted Cruz - 18%
Scott Walker - 16%
Jeb Bush - 15%
Rand Paul - 14%
Dan Quayle - 10%
Donald Trump - 7%
John Kasich - 5%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Lindsey Graham - 1%
Undecided - 11%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 21%
Rand Paul - 16%
Donald Trump - 13%
Ted Cruz - 12%
Scott Walker - 10%
Susana Martinez - 8%
Lindsey Graham - 7%
Dan Quayle - 4%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 7%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Lindsey Graham - 23%
Jeb Bush - 21%
Ted Cruz - 13%
Rand Paul - 9%
Scott Walker - 9%
Donald Trump - 7%
Dan Quayle - 4%
Susana Martinez - 3%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 10%



Endorsements

Hillary Clinton
Dave Loebsack
Ann McLane Kuster
Mike Blouin
Kirsten Gillibrand
Gwen Graham

John Kerry
Ed Markey
Jeanne Shaheen
Joe Kennedy III

Jerry Brown
Carol Shea-Porter
George Clooney
California Democratic delegation

Bernie Sanders
Eddie Vedder
Bruce Springsteen
Barbara Lee
Keith Ellison

Joe Manchin
Northeast Iowa congressional members
Steve Beshear
Jay Nixon
Steve Bullock
David Boren
Mary Landrieu

William McRaven
Jim Webb
Mike Beebe
Ed Rendell

Joaquin Castro
Frank Cownie

Jeb Bush
Marco Rubio
Rick Scott
Condoleezza Rice
Sununu Family

Ted Cruz
Ben Carson
Mike Lee

Scott Walker
Tim Pawlenty
Mark Kirk
Bruce Rauner
Chris Christie
National Right to Work Committee

Rand Paul
Mitch McConnell
Justin Amash
Thomas Massie
Andy Barr
Gary Johnson

Donald Trump
Glenn Beck
Bob Smith

Dan Quayle
Indiana Republican congressional delegation
Mitt Romney
Larry Hogan
Rick Snyder
Charlie Baker

John Kasich
Ed Gillespie
Scott Brown

Lindsey Graham
Nikki Haley
Tim Scott
Mark Sanford
Mick Mulvaney
Trey Gowdy

Susana Martinez
Susan Collins
Jeff Flake
Carly Fiorina



This turn will last from October 15-21. You have the next 48 hours to post your schedules.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 14, 2015, 08:41:37 am
John Kerry schedule for October 15th-21st, 2015.
Thursday, October 15th, 2015:
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- Meeting with Chinese business leaders
- Fly from Shanghai, China to New Delhi, India
- Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Interview with Andrea Mitchell for NBC/MSNBC
- Fly from New Delhi, India to San Francisco, California

Friday, October 16th, 2015:
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- Rally in San Francisco, California
- Meeting with San Francisco-based Union Workers
- Address to Carpenters Local Union No. 22 in San Francisco, California
- Fly from San Francisco, California to Austin, Texas

Saturday, October 17th, 2015:
- Address to students at the University of Texas at Austin
- Meet and Greet with students at the University of Texas at Austin
- Fly from Austin, Texas to Miami, Florida
- Meet and Greet with Cuban-Americans in Miami, Florida
- Fly from Miami, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina

Sunday, October 18th, 2015:
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- Appearance on The McLaughlin Group
- Appearance on Face the Nation
- Appearance on Al Punto
- Church service at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina
- Attend pot-luck dinner at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina
- Fly from Charleston, South Carolina to Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 19th, 2015:
- Meeting with Vice President Biden in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with the National Security Council in Washington, D.C.
- Secretarial Duties in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015:
- Secretarial Duties in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with Congressional Leadership in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015:
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- Fly from Washington, D.C. to Nashua, New Hampshire
- Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire with Senator Shaheen and Senator Markey
- Meet-and-Greet at Nashua High School North in Nashua, New Hampshire with Senator Shaheen and Senator Markey
- Interviews with New Hampshire Union Leader, the Telegraph, and WMUR-TV - the local ABC affiliate



Excerpt from Kerry's appearance on Al Punto, in response to a question regarding the shift in U.S.-Cuban relations:  Changes have been made in Cuba over the last fifty years - real changes, changes for the good of the Cuban people. The Soviet Union no longer exists and it hasn't for nearly thirty years. There is no reason to continue to treat the people of Cuba - who are now three generations removed from the Cubans who aligned with the Soviet Union - as though there are Soviet missiles aimed at Miami. How can we expect the people of Cuba to grow, learn, and prosper if we cut them off from the outside world?

Excerpt from Kerry's address at the pot-luck at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist:  My faith has always been a major part of my life. Back in 2004, I carried a rosary, a prayer book, and a St. Christopher medal at all times. I never put those away. I still have my rosary and the St. Christopher medal in my pocket now, and my prayer book is back in the car.




Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 14, 2015, 12:43:07 pm
Hillary Clinton-New Endorsements

Former Congressman Mike Blouin (D-IA)
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It's been a long time since I was involved in Presidential politics, but Hillary's proven to me to be the candidate that can take down a Bush, Walker or Cruz.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham (D-FL)
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I may not support everything Hillary says or does, but she's our best bet to break the age-old glass ceiling that afflicted women for ages, and we know she'll be competitive in Florida.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
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I love the field we have, but the reality is I love Hillary the most. People need to realize just how close she was eight years ago, and that even if she does fall behind she's not likely to fall behind.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA)
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Hillary may have lost Iowa eight years ago, but this time will be different. She's got a better campaign behind her, and Iowa voters have a better understanding of her now.

Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
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People appear to be forgetting that Hillary won here in 2008. While we don't agree on everything, we do believe that past success should lead to future performance, especially since voters here saw how close she came, and how much of a team player she's been for President Obama since.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 14, 2015, 01:52:16 pm
Former New Hampshire Rep - Brown's the right choice

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"What we've seen in past administrations is a complete neglect for our working men and women. This is downright criminal. Working New Hampshirites have seen enough struggle in these days, we need someone who will stand up for their interests, and those same interests across this great nation of ours. Let's be frank - Hillary won't do it. Only Jerry Brown will. That's why he has my support."

Surprise Endorsement - Clooney backs Brown

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"You know, I liked seeing my friend Arnold become Governor solely because he was my friend, but we all saw what happened when someone who was unready to do the job went into to do it. Our state was wrecked by the time he left. When Jerry Brown came in, we knew, this wouldn't be on the job training. *laughter* Now my ideas don't fully align with Mr. Brown. I'm not even so sure we have a deficit problem. But Mr. Brown not only has a lot of the right ideas, but he has the right experience to implement those ideas, and he has a warriors spirit. Plus he's the only person who cares enough about high speed rail to explain it in such detail. Really made my head spin. *chuckles*"

Democrats in the California Delegation back Governor Brown

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"Governor Brown has done so much for our state. Us Californians have to back his serious credentials and his ability for serious leadership. We are going to stand by him during his campaign. It's early for all of us to stand by him, but that is a testament to his many years of service to this country, and his skills to get things done on behalf of the American people."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 14, 2015, 02:20:11 pm
Statement by Baldwin Campaign
After a week of struggling with an ugly case of the flu, Senator Baldwin would like to make it known to all of her supporters that both her and her campaign remain alive and well, and will be back, full speed ahead, in the coming week.

Tammy Baldwin Campaign Schedule, October 15th-21st

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"In February of this year, five of my Senate colleagues and I sent a letter to the Department of Education, criticizing its failure to do the right thing when it came to utilizing its Congressionally-authorized tools to cancel out student loan debt. I stand by that position today, because it's common sense. Sucking hundreds of billions of dollars out of the pockets of our young people when there is a legal and sensible alternative available is absolutely immoral, it's bad economics, and it's just plain stupid. This is the future of our country we're talking about. How do we expect our young people to find good-paying jobs, to invent, develop, and invest in America when we won't even allow them an affordable college education? When I'm President, you can bet the Department of Education will be one that utilizes every tool it has to cancel out student loan debt for our young people!"

October 15th, 2015
-Speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
-Meet and Greet with Students at University of Iowa, discussing student loan debt
-Barnstorming in Iowa City, Iowa
-Barnstorming in Mount Ayr, Iowa

October 16th, 2015

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QUESTION: Senator, how do you feel about the recent passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal?

BALDWIN: Well, I wasn't able to be very vocal about it right when it passed as I was ill, but make no mistake: this is a terrible deal. It's a terrible deal for workers, for the environment, for farmers, for almost everyone except the corporate bigwigs profiting off of it. Any deal negotiated in backrooms and hidden from the public eye so quietly as this one is bound to be harmful to the little guy, plain and simple.

QUESTION: Senator, you've said previously that you support expanding Social Security. Isn't it dangerous to meander around the significant problem of a broken entitlements system?

BALDWIN: Well, when I talk about my plan to expand Social Security, all I'm talking about is eliminating the cap on the payroll tax, which keeps those with incomes of over $250 grand from paying the same share into the system as everybody else. By doing this, we can keep Social Security solvent for at least the next four or five decades, while at the same time increasing benefits for seniors who have earned them. It's the fiscally and morally responsible thing to do.

-Meet and Greet in Greenfield, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Atlantic, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Boone, Iowa
-Live Q&A on Google Hangout

October 17th, 2015
-Meet and Greet in Carroll, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in West Des Moines, Iowa
-Appearance on Weekends with Alex Witt, discussing campaign, raising the minimum wage, and student loan debt
-Town Hall in West Des Moines, Iowa
-Meet and Greet in Des Moines, Iowa

October 18th, 2015

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"Folks, mine is not a campaign built for the sole purpose of attacking. This is not a campaign against Hillary Clinton, or anybody else. What this is is a positive, issues-based campaign that is focused on policies to bring our economic recovery to those who have yet to see it in action, policies to bring about real fairness for all Americans, whether it be in the wages we earn, the benefits we receive, or the educations we strive for. Things like eliminating student loan debt, expanding Social Security, implementing equal pay for equal work -- no one else on the campaign trail is talking about these issues, yet they are so very crucial to the future of our nation and the American people. The candidates at the top of the polls feel that they'll be safe even if they ignore them. I feel differently, and that's what this campaign is all about!"

-Meet and Greet in Orange City, Iowa
-Speech in Sioux City, Iowa
-Barnstorming in Sioux City, Iowa
-Flight to Duluth, Minnesota

October 19th, 2015
-Town Hall in Duluth, Minnesota
-Meet and Greet in Bemidji, Minnesota
-Meet and Greet in Minnetonka, Minnesota
-Meet and Greet in Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 20th, 2015
-Meet and Greet w/ Students at University of Minnesota
-Speech at University of Minnesota
-Appearance on Now with Alex Wagner, discussing campaign, student loan debt

"Here's my philosophy: if you work hard, you play by the rules, you pay your taxes, you do everything in this country that you're supposed to do, you deserve a fair wage, a wage that isn't determined by your gender. You deserve an affordable education. You deserve job security and retirement security, the promise that what you have worked so hard to build will not be stripped from you with the snap of corporate fingers. You deserve a piece of this economic recovery. We need young people like you folks right here at the University of Minnesota, we need you, the future of this nation, to stand up and fight for these ideals! I need you to join me in this race as we fight for these principles! Mine is a grassroots campaign to move this country forward, and make no mistake: it starts with you!"

October 21st, 2015
-Flight to Manchester, New Hampshire
-Rest Day


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 14, 2015, 03:11:13 pm
Schedule for Hillary Clinton

October 15, 2015

Speech at Empire Inn Motel, Empire, Louisiana
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A little over ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Unfortunately it looks like many around here simply have not learned their lesson. People like Ted Cruz, Haley Barbour, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Robert Bentley, Bill Cassidy, Pete Sessions... there's so many to name... they all oppose funding for the National Weather Service, oppose efforts to let FEMA help in disaster-struck areas, and worse, they oppose climate research, so we can better protect cities like New Orleans, Houston, Miami and New York City in the future. It's simply mind-boggling that no one seems to have learned from the mistakes made before and after Katrina, but it's exactly what is happening.

Speech at Renaissance Palace, Meraux, Louisiana
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I know what your're thinking, why am I in Louisiana? I believe we can face down any opponent, from ISIS to our need to become energy independent, look it in the eye, and emerge victorious, that's why.

Meet Voters at 915 Cafe, Armstrong, Iowa (With Bruce Braley)

October 16, 2015

Speech at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Wahpeton, Iowa (With Mike Blouin and Bruce Braley)
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I can't help but wonder if there are any Republicans who believe in the existence of science. We've seen so much theology spout out of the House, and now the Senate since Republicans that I can't help but believe that opposition to science is a plank on their platform... This isn't the enlightenment..The days of Newton, Ampere, Celsius, Volta, Pascal are long gone, and yet there are Republicans that deny those advances as well... It's insane!

Visit Dickinson County Freedom Rock and Veterans Memorial (With Mike Blouin)
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Speech, Co-Op Elevator Fertilizer, Harris, Iowa
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Admiral McRaven recently said that getting off fossil fuels was a long-term goal. He's right, but the work starts now. We can't be off fossil fuels in 2100 if we don't start the process today.

Speech at Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley, Iowa
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Obamacare is not perfect, but it's lightyears ahead of where we were before, and continued Republican attempts border on criminal, especially when you realize they won't replace it-with anything.

October 17, 2015

Tour DeBoer Grocery Museum and Little House Museum, Ashton, Iowa (With Bruce Braley and Leon Panetta)
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Meet Voters, Doon Park, Doon, Iowa

Meet Voters, Lyon County Fairgrounds, Rock Rapids, Iowa
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Interview with Anshel Pfeffer for Haaretz
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Some have deemed President Obama's Middle East policy, the most Anti-Israel ever. Exactly what is your opinion?
The reality is, while Israel is a very important ally in the region, they're not the only ones. When we have a crisis in the Middle East, we now have to deal with what Jordan wants, what Egypt wants, what Turkey wants, and of course what Israel wants. Making sure no one gets upset is like walking on a tripwire.
What are your feelings about continued negotiations with Iran?
The reality is the Iranians have listened to everything we've said to this point... But I'd feel more comfortable if a final deal had their energy being produced outside of Iran... I understand there are nice spots in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan or Armenia to use if the Iranians wished to negotiate with them.

october 18, 2015

Meet Voters in Matlock, Iowa

Meet Voters, Hawarden Steak House, Hawarden, Iowa

Visit- Hope Haven Inc. Westview Home, Rock Valley, Iowa

Meet Voters, L&M Enterprises, Alton, Iowa
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February 18, 2015

Meet Voters at Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital
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Meet Voters in Candia, New Hampshire

Meet Voters at Hilltop Fun Center, Somersworth, New Hampshire
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October, 19, 2015

Speech at Museum of Military History, Kissimmee, Florida
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Right down the road from here is a theme park called Machine Gun America, where they let people as young as thirteen shoot automatic weaponry. This kind of behavior twists our 2nd amendment into something it isn't-something that's been distorted from "militia and armies" to "everyone and their mother". That's the problem here.

October 20/21

Meet with Campaign Staff at St. Stephen Motel, St. Stephen Carolina (Two Days-Focus on Future endorsements)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Brewer on March 14, 2015, 04:30:53 pm
Tammy Baldwin Ad: Fair Shot
Running in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Minnesota


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"Hi, I'm Tammy Baldwin. For me, my American Dream was to make a real difference for the folks I grew up with, hard-working people who labored tirelessly to put food on the table every night for themselves and their families. There's over 300 million people in this country, and every one of us deserve an American Dream of our own."

Screen changes to images of college students in classroom.

"That's why if I'm President, the Department of Education will make good use of the tools it's already been given to eliminate student loans for our young people."

Screen changes to images of workers in factories, small businesses, etc.

"We'll raise our minimum wage to lift millions out of poverty, put an end to job outsourcing, and invest in jobs in manufacturing, infrastructure, and renewable energy."

Screen changes to elderly couple sitting together on porch while children play below.

"And we'll expand -- not cut, Social Security. You deserve the benefits you work for, simple as that."

Screen changes back to Baldwin.

"At the end of the day, I believe that if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a fair shot at your American Dream. Join me, and let's make that dream a reality."



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 14, 2015, 05:25:45 pm
Does anyone know what the ruling in King Vs. Burwell was for the purposes of the this game?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 14, 2015, 08:28:59 pm
Susana Martinez for President
Schedule for the week of October 15-21th:
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Thursday, October 15th
-Meet and Greet in Winchester, New Hampshire
-Town Hall in Pembroke, New Hampshire
-Rally in Concord, New Hampshire
-Visit to GE Aviation Plant in Hooksett, New Hampshire to chat with workers
-Dinner with officials of the Coos County Republican Party

During the Rally in Concord:

Really, it's a shame that we've barely heard an utterance on what is clearly a monumental challenge to this country today. There has been a clear air of indifference during this campaign so far how we can final curtail this country's outrageous spending habits. Washington would love nothing more than for us to forget, that while they've sworn up and down to  finally get our finances in order, they've done nothing but continue to vote for the status quo of unsustainable deficits. President Obama hasn't helped either with his unbalanced fairy land budgets doing nothing but increasing the tax burden on hard working Americans. He's doing it not to bring our spending under control though, only to find a way to pay for more unwieldy and inefficient government programs. A budget that is balanced and fair to all citizens of this country is something that I have already begun discussing with the best economic minds in this country and is something which I hope to submit to congress upon reaching the oval office. Mark my words, the only unbalanced budget I might propose will be one where we take in more than we pay out.

 Friday, October 16th
-Meet and Greet in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
Town Hall in Tilton, New Hampshire
-Rally in Amherst, New Hampshire
Visit to Campaign office in Manchester, New Hampshire
-Attendance at local high school football game
-Bus trip to Maine

Saturday, October 17th
-Meet and Greet in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine with Sen. Susan Collins
-Rally in Skowhagen, Maine with Sen. Susan Collins
Lunch Fundraiser for Washington County Republican Party in Maine
-Rally in Portland, Maine
-Meeting and Photo Op with Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association
-Flight to Colorado

-Sen Susan Collins:

My entire career has been spent giving my all for the state of Maine, doing what I though was right no matter the cost. More of the attitude is needed in Washington and let me tell you, Susana Martinez has that fight in her. She’s done it in New Mexico and there is no doubt in my mind that she will translate her thankless endeavors for the people of New Mexico from the halls of Santa Fe to the situation room of the White House.


Sunday, October 18th
-Morning breakfast and remarks to the College Republicans at the University of Denver
-Appearance on Meet the Press from the University of Denver
-Rally in Loveland, Colorado
-Town Hall in Burlington, Colorado
-Rally in Aurora, Colorado
-Flight to Nevada

Martinez remarks to the College Republicans of the University of Denver:

Sincerely, it is an honor to be speaking to what truly is the future of the Republican Party. We always hear that Democrats hold an edge in the youth vote but seeing I know that the reality is that with such strong organization here and across the country thanks to the work of young men and women like you, Democrats stand no chance. As you know, improving our education system, including increasing access to higher education is a major plank of my triad for the future and that starts with improving oversight of the college loan program. As I’m sure you’ve seen, the federal student loan portfolio showed a budget shortfall of almost 22 billion dollars last year. I don’t think the government should be making money off the back of students. An investment in the education of our students is enough of a positive for this country. However, I do think that losing money on a program that should be breaking even is a disaster than should be remedied. Finding a way to better manage this program so we don’t end up losing so much is a policy which I fully support and one I know each and every one of you agrees with as conservatives.

Monday, October 19th
-Rally in Yerington, Nevada with Gov. Brian Sandoval
Town Hall in Ely, Nevada
-Meeting with Nevada Reps. Cresent Hardy, Mark Amodei, and Joe Heck
-Rally in Winnemucca, Nevada
Speech at Nevada State College

Martinez during the rally in Yerington:

Any plan for the United States with an eye on the future involves charting out a comprehensive approach to satiating its ever growing energy needs. Like many others, I believe fully in a diverse array of options to get that done. Our first step is finally opening up new areas for drilling here in the United States and off our shores to ensure great energy independence. The Obama administration has already demonstrated its indifference to his former goal with his inaction on the Keystone XL Pipeline and his inconsistent policy towards offshore drilling. You won’t get anything but decisiveness from a Martinez administration as we seek to keep prices at the pump low and our dependence on foreign energy at a minimum. That of course, does entail investment in all energy sources including wind, solar, nuclear and hydroelectric to help diversify our energy portfolio. Like any smart investor, we can’t afford to put all of our eggs in one basket. What goes with that though, is proper management to avoid money sinks like Solyndra and instead supporting companies that have demonstrated fiscal responsibility and a vision for their energy program.


 Tuesday, October 20th
-Meet and Greet in Tonopah, Nevada with Gov. Brian Sandoval
-Rally in Minden, Nevada with Gov. Brian Sandoval
-Canvassing in Fallon, Nevada
-Visit to Sierra Nevada VA Healthcare System in Reno, Nevada
-Campaign BBQ/ fundraiser in Reno, Nevada with Gov. Brian Sandoval
-Flight to New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 21st
-Morning of Gubernatorial Duties
-Meet and Greet in Exeter, New Hampshire with Carly Fiorina
-Rally in Hollis, New Hampshire with Carly Fiorina
-Appearance on The Kelly File

-Carly Fiorina introducing Martinez in Hollis:

Ladies and Gentlemen, what I am about to tell you won’t really be a shock to many of you. Hillary Clinton will not be the first woman that is President of the United States.  No, that title belongs to a woman who is looking decades ahead, not decades behind. This is a woman who breaks the mold of what every critic might say about the Republican Party, and she is masterfully planning this country’s return to conservatism as soon as the liberal disaster that is Barack Obama’s presidency comes to a close. Ladies and Gentleman, Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico!



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 14, 2015, 10:07:13 pm
Jerry Brown for President 2016 - The New Hampshire Tour!

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"New Hampshire has a history of rewarding those who will work hard enough to win its primary. In my past campaigns, I've made the mistake of not putting forth the serious hand shaking that a Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter would do, and that came to bite me later on in my campaign. That's a mistake I won't be making this time around. Californians know I'm an old work horse who won't quit, no matter what anyone says, and I will fight for your best interest, not the best interest of those in Washington. I hope you come to learn that about me too in this great state."

October 15th, 2015
- Town Hall in Concord, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Suncook, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Weare, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Henniker, New Hampshire

Local New Hampshire News

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Reporter - "Governor Brown, let's start this interview by addressing the elephant in the room - your age. If you won election, you would be easily the oldest president ever to win election. Can you sooth our concerns about your health, and do you think you could handle the rigors of the Presidency at your age."

Brown - "I'll give you one thing - I'm not as spry as I used to be. But let me tell, with age I've gotten even more vigilant about the issues I care about. And that's the bottom line of this race. It's not about who is the youngest hot shot who can slick talk their way to the White House, it's about real knowledge on the concrete issues that face America, a strong background in solving some of those issues, and a good moral character that sets yourself as a role model for this country, and I believe possess all three."

Reporter - "Well let's get to those issues then, Governor. One of the issues is immigration. Do you agree with Presidents executive action on immigration, and would've you gone even farther, or done less?"

Brown - "I agree with the President, but if you ask me, he hasn't used the bully pulpit enough to fight for true immigration reform. My plan, which I think would fix all of the problems our current system has, is to grant a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are currently here. The crux of the problem that is left, the fact that we will still have people coming in in this manner, is one of incentive rather than one of a lack of border security. And those incentives come from one area - businesses. Now I don't want to over-regulate businesses, but in order to make sure those who have put forward their effort to come to this country legally, we must crack down on companies that hire illegal immigrants. Now we can tighten that enforcement in a couple of ways, but one way is streamlining the farm subsidy program and calling for harsher restrictions on companies that take advantage of workers. Another is limiting these EB5 programs that intend for good but ultimately leave us with a lot of workers who are in pilot programs that are being taken advantage of. I want everyone in America to be playing by the same rules, so that we get the best possible outcomes for everyone. That is my plan."

Reporter - "And finally, William McRaven gave you a scalding comeback to your press conference on the TPP agreement. What do you say to Admiral McRaven and do you stand by your position on this issue?"

Brown - "Admiral McRaven has served this country admirably, and I respect his service to this country. That being said, I feel he glorifies this agreement without getting down to the thick of it. On privacy, on banking regulation, on big pharma, it's a giveaway to everything the biggest companies want, while promising bigger wages and more jobs later. We saw with NAFTA and plenty of other of the trade agreements we've made - the jobs don't come, and certainly the wages will decrease. The American worker faces enough problems without this added on to it."

Reporter - "There you have it, Governor Jerry Brown of California, now a candidate for President."

Brown - "Thank you Sean, it's been a pleasure."

October 16th, 2015
- Interview on Local New Hampshire News
- Town Hall in Hillsboro, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Charlestown, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Newport, New Hampshire

October 17th, 2015
- Town Hall in Claremont, New Hampshire
- Town Hall in Grantham, New Hampshire
- Meet and Greet in Danbury, New Hampshire
- Meet and Greet in Grafton, New Hampshire

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"Some of these candidates weren't even born when I was trying to get alternative resources to Oil and Gas. Many people thought I was crazy, and well, maybe I am *chuckles*. But as President, I will introduce a broad package of reform to make sure we have the right resources for the future. That means subsidies for wind power and solar power, that means growing R&D so that we can find new, even better renewable sources, that means making sure polluters pay, that also means ridding our tax code of subsidies that give oil companies the advantage. We have begun to become an energy independent nation, I plan on making us the model for the rest of the world toward a more reliable and environmentally safe energy portfolio. We gotta do it, because if we don't, imagine us deep underwater fairly soon. And I don't know about you, but I'm not a good swimmer! *audience laughs*"

October 18th, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Enfield, New Hampshire
- Meet and Greet in Lebannon, New Hampshire
- Meet and Greet in Hanover, New Hamsphire
- Town Hall in Plymouth, New Hampshire

October 19th, 2015
- Gubernatorial Duties

October 20th, 2015
- Gubernatorial Duties

October 21st, 2015
- Meeting with New Hampshire Democratic Leadership
- Meeting with Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 14, 2015, 10:12:39 pm
Jerry Brown Ad - Another 15
Ad airs in Iowa and New Hampshire only

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"Another 15 seconds? Alright, here we go...

I ran for President to talk about the issues, not dodge them. We need a pathway to citizenship, fair trade policies, a safe environment, and fair wages. I have plans on all of these issues. I want to make sure our next generation of Americans have the same opportunities we do today. And I want to do so without taking corporate money, so I'm responsible to you. Share this message with your friends, because that's the only way we can win this race.

I'm Jerry Brown, I approve this message because a little time is just enough for me. Whew!"


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 14, 2015, 10:38:11 pm
Kerry Ad

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Family Matters

John Kerry - Secretary of State, Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Veteran, Attorney. But more importantly, he's a husband, a father, and a grandfather.

No matter what he did in life, John Kerry has never forgot his roots and his family. His father, Richard, came from a middle-class family. John Kerry's grandfather was an immigrant from Austria who made shoes for a living. Richard instilled in John the importance of hard work, that he himself learned from his father.

2016, an important election for hard working, Middle Class Americans. Isn't it time to elect a President who knows what the Middle Class is about?

Paid for by the committee to elect John Kerry President.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 14, 2015, 10:49:27 pm
I will have to write all of my stuff tomorrow afternoon/evening.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 15, 2015, 12:24:26 am
OOC: I'll be out of town for spring break and will be on the road all day tomorrow so I don't think I can get a schedule up and am not sure about the rest of the week.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 15, 2015, 12:49:50 am
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"My fellow Republicans, it has come to my attention that a few of my fellows have begun attacking each other. This kind of behavior will get us nowhere and cannot be tolerated. If we look back to the past we can easily see that the practice of scorched earth politics has only increased partisanship in our great nation. And it has also lead to weak Republican Nominees.

A great man and an even greater leader put forth the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not speak I'll of any fellow Republican. That was President Ronald Reagan, and following that rule he won the largest electoral landslides in US history. If all you can do is knockdown your competitors you have no place in this race. We need ideas. We need leadership. We need bold vision.

We get it. Political dynasties are bad. Flip-flopping is wrong. But there's got to be more than just beating each other over the head with these attacks. Train your fire on the true opposition: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Democratic Party. If we can show the American people the folly of their policies, it won't matter what your last name is or if you've changed your position on immigration. As long as you've got an "R" next to your name then you'll have the support needed to get to 270.

We are One Party. We are One Nation. We are One People. All of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all of us defending the Constitution. We are Republicans. And it's darn time we started acting like it"


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 15, 2015, 01:43:15 pm
OOC: I'll be out of town for spring break and will be on the road all day tomorrow so I don't think I can get a schedule up and am not sure about the rest of the week.

I'll extend this round by at least one day if that helps.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 15, 2015, 01:44:13 pm
Does anyone know what the ruling in King Vs. Burwell was for the purposes of the this game?

It's a 5-4 ruling in favor of upholding the subsidies.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 15, 2015, 04:34:09 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Campaign Schedule, Week of October 15th, 2015

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
- Attend to Senate Duties
- Flight to Columbia, South Carolina

Friday, October 16th, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Columbia, SC
- Town Hall in Lexington, SC
- Barnstorm in Irmo, SC
- Rally in Columbia, SC (with Representative Barbara Lee)
- Flight to Manchester, NH

"What we need is a minimum wage that our workers can actually survive on. Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for aligning themselves against so many Americans working hard and yet not earning enough to live on. Even worse, the Koch brothers and other far-right extremists aren't happy with preventing a raise for so many, they're dead set on eliminating the minimum wage all together, because they believe in an America where corporations can exploit their employees as much as they like, if they can smell corporate profit. As President I will stand up to the far-right fringe that has sadly taken over Congress and fight for a living wage."

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
- Barnstorm in Pembroke, NH
- Meet and Greet in Swanzey, NH
- Town Hall in Pymouth, NH
- Town Hall in Hopkinton, NH

Sunday, October 18th, 2015
- Appearance on This Week
- Meet and Greet in Weare, NH
- Town Hall in Bow, NH
- Rally in Keene, NH (with Eddie Vedder and Governor Howard Dean)
- Flight to Des Moines, IA

"For years I have defended our seniors from Republican attempts to gut Social Security, because I believe that everyone deserves an economically stable retirement. What we must do is not slash the benefits that so many depend on for survival, but lift the payroll tax cap because right now, someone earning $117 thousand pays the same payroll tax rate as someone earning $17 million. If you lift the cap, we're solvent for 75 years and we can have a well needed increase in benefits for those still struggling to have a stable retirement after working so many years so that future generations could prosper."

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Appearance on local Iowa radio
- Meet and Greet in Carslile, IA
- Barnstorm in Milo, IA
- Rally in Indianola, IA (with Representative Keith Ellison)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Polk City, IA
- Town Hall in Norwalk, IA
- Town Hall in Pleasant Hill, IA
- Rally in Clive, IA (with Secretary Robert Reich and Bruce Springsteen)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
- Meet and Greet in Conesville, IA
- Town Hall in Walcott, IA
- Rally in Muscatine, IA (with Bruce Springsteen)
- Flight to Washington, DC

"I quite like Bruce's song Death to My Hometown as it tells the story of so many communities across our country who fell victim to the greedy crooks on Wall Street. Their reckless actions directly led to the suffering of millions and what was their punishment? A slap on the wrist. Those behemoth banks are now bigger than ever and making the same careless gambles that harmed so many of us in 2008 because they understand that no matter how many lives that ruin, they can always secure a bailout if times get tough. We need to end this economic hostage taking and break up the humongous banks. If you're too big too fail, you're too big to exist."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Elkins on March 15, 2015, 06:02:20 pm
Susana Martinez Ad: Looking beyond tomorrow
To run in Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Maine
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Picture of Martinez speaking on what looks to be a ranch in an arid area


Howdy, I'm Susana Martinez, and I'm running to be your next President. Stand out. That's always what I've been told when running for office, be it for governor of New Mexico or President of the United States. Now saying you want to stand out is one thing, but doing it is another animal. It really took me a while but the way to stand out truly has been staring me in the face the whole time. Compared to every other candidate, Republican or Democrat, I think I truly am the one looking to the future of our children and that of their children. Looking beyond tomorrow if you will. How am I doing that you may ask?

Cut to children playing on a playground

I've already started working on a reform to our system of education,  to give every single child an education this country can be proud of.

Switch to a video of blue collar workers clocking in to work

I support a comprehensive overhaul to our flawed immigration system, because immigration and immigrants are a key part of what keeps this economy running.

Video of the debt clock running up

 Looking ahead, I know that we have to get our spending under control so we don't continue saddling our future generations with debt. Balancing the federal budget will be a major goal of mine in office.

Picture of a pipeline and other pictures of wind, solar, etc.

Our appetite will only increase in the future, so devising a blueprint outlining how we will deal with energy needs tomorrow and beyond is something I vow to do.

Back to Martinez on the ranch.

Investing in our future really is common sense. And as your President, I'll do that and more. I'm Susana Martinez and I approve this message.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 15, 2015, 06:49:40 pm
I should be home tomorrow to edit this post to include barnstorming in Iowa and New Hampshire, but if not, that's what Rand will be up too. Sorry for the weaksauce temporary "schedule" for now :(.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on March 15, 2015, 07:13:59 pm
Kasich will barnstorm in IA, NH, and SC. Ads will run. Etc, etc, etc. Sorry for the crap schedule.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Jahnson on March 15, 2015, 09:31:18 pm
Bernie Sanders 2016
Surrogate Schedules, Week of October 15th, 2015

Secretary Robert Reich (D-CA) will be campaigning in NH.
Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) will be campaigning in IA.
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be campaigning in SC.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will be campaigning in NH.
Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) will be campaigning in IA.
Bruce Springsteen will be campaigning in IA.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 15, 2015, 11:27:58 pm
Speech in Beaufort, SC on military readiness

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Now, I know that, in the Democratic primary, what you most want to hear is which one of us is the best leader of the Democratic Party - who among us has the message and leadership to lead us in Virginia. And I’ll be talking about that too, but before I do, I’d like to address an ad that Governor Bush, on the Republican side, has been running in several early states. I know you’ve seen it - he’s talking about the ‘promises of America’. Specifically, in that ad, he claims that President Obama has jeopardized this nation’s security by being a weak commander-in-chief. And, folks, that’s a load of bull.

That’s the advantage I have over anyone on the Democratic side of the aisle - when a Republican candidate says something so ludicrous as claiming that Obama has jeopardized national security, I can stand there on the debate stage and say, “As an Admiral of the United States Navy, I know a fair bit more about our military readiness than someone who hasn’t been in any sort of elected office for a decade, and I know that Obama has been a perfectly fine leader for our military - because I was there.” I was honored this week to be endorsed by Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, and Senator Jim Webb of Virginia - all three served in the armed forces, Senator Webb serving as Ronald Reagan’s Navy Secretary, and they’re standing with me because they know what Jeb’s saying just isn’t true, that the Democratic Party stands for a strong national defense. And it’s true, isn’t it? Ask yourself: is the United States safer than it was eight years ago? Well, there’s a whole host of foreign policy achievements of this administration - normalizing relations with Cuba, reforms in Myanmar - and obviously Secretary Kerry and Secretary Clinton had a hand in both of them. But the one I was involved in, and the one I think is the biggest accomplishment of this administration, is that we finally killed Osama bin Laden. This administration is the one that resulted in the death of the man responsible for 9/11. It’s difficult to think of a more impactful military success.

But back to the bigger point, the US military is not weak. Obama has not endangered American national security. We spend more than the next dozen or so countries combined. In terms of military equipment, we have around ten times what the Chinese have. There’s actually no historical precedent for a nation with the size of our nation being allied with so many of the world’s largest economies. Over 40% of the world’s economy is controlled by just five nations - us, Japan, Germany, France, and the UK. That’s us and four of our closest allies, coming close to controlling half the world’s GDP. That’s pretty damn impressive. Our navy, in terms of fleet tonnage, is larger than the next thirteen largest navies combined - and also controls the second-largest air force in the world, second only to the United States Air Force. The fifth-most-powerful air force, incidentally, would be a single American aircraft carrier. And we’ve got eleven. The M1 Abrams tank has seen more combat than just about any other tank on the battlefield, and has never - ever! - been completely disabled by enemy fire. China has around 500 of their tanks - sounds scary, right? But theirs aren’t as good as ours, and they have 500? We’ve got over 8,000. There’s 8,400 attack helicopters in the world, and we own 6,400 of them. Any nation attempting to fight us in a conventional war would be like a toddler trying to fight Muhammad Ali - they’re just not going to win. And, speaking as a retired Admiral, that’s just the stuff they tell you about.

So, then, what will I do to the military budget? Well, I’m no Bernie Sanders or anything - I’m not going to cut it to the bone. As President, I will maintain a US military capable of addressing any possible threat. But it’s true that our military budget is outdated, and personally, I blame a lot of that on Congress. They regularly give the military more money than we actually request, to pay for pet projects in their districts. Fact is, we can safely reduce the military budget, actually increasing it in some areas, and save billions while still maintaining our status in the world. A destroyer with an Aegis missile defense system can fight just as well as a Littoral Combat Ship or an old cruiser, for example, but it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. We don’t need as many F-35s as we’re buying, either, since that money could be spent investing in new UAVs or improving FA-18s. We can reduce our end strengths too, since we don’t need as many ground forces anymore with Afghanistan over - that’s money that can be redirected to invest in more special forces, as well as investing in breakthrough technologies. There’s a report out by David Barno, he’s a Lt. Gen., that explains how we can do this and save hundreds of billions without really impacting how our forces are performing at all.

We face a new reality in the 21st century, and we need to adapt to that reality. We’re not going to be fighting a tank battle in Europe, and we’re not going to have any major air superiority battles either. No American soldier has been killed on the ground by an enemy aircraft since 1953. What we need to do in terms of our military spending is shrink the things we don’t need and won’t use anyway, the stuff that’s just being kept around to help Congressmen get re-elected. We can reduce that, save some money, and reinvest the rest in the stuff that we really do need, which is more special forces and new technologies. We need a strong national defense, but the way we do that isn’t just by throwing money at anything that moves - it’s through making smart choices, that preserve both our national and our financial security.


Speech in Des Moines, Iowa on energy security

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Energy is an issue near and dear to my heart, because when you get down to it, it’s a national security issue too. Secretary Clinton and I have been talking about this recently, whether we need to pursue fossil fuels or renewable energies right now. In light of that, I’d like to speak more on my plan for our nation’s energy supply and what we’ll do.

In the long term, it’s necessary to pursue renewable energies, and as President I plan to support efforts to increase our renewable power usage. My inspiration for this sort of plan is Japan - Japan used to be totally dependent on imported oil, and some historians actually speculate that a big pressure that forced Japan into World War II was a need for more oil sources. But they started using more gas, more nuclear power, and invested really heavily into mass transit, and they’re now incredibly energy secure. Not only does having diverse energy sources reduce the impact of the loss of any single one on our nation, but using energy sources like geothermal and ethanol and wind and solar also means that power is coming from multiple diverse sources, essentially reducing to zero the risk any attack on our energy grid would pose. Energy gets more diverse in its points of generation, which means that even if one gets knocked out in a natural disaster then you can more easily get power. And hey - I didn’t even mention global warming in that! Renewable energy is the right thing to do for the climate, but more importantly, it’s the right choice for a secure energy supply.

But what we also need is an all of the above energy supply, and that necessitates exploring our own domestic fossil fuel resources. Oil, as we’ve all experienced, is vulnerable to price shifts based on a number of factors, most of which aren’t under our control. That sort of economic uncertainty isn’t good - but increasing global supply by pumping up our domestic production not just means we’ll be less vulnerable to a total end of supply like we saw in 1973, but also means prices will be more stable. It’s simple supply and demand - with more diverse suppliers, the impact of any one supplier is reduced. So when we develop our oil supplies, what we’re saying to the American people is that your gas will not just be cheaper, it’ll be more likely to stay that way. Natural gas is the same way, with the additional bonus that it can be exported to nations in Europe to help reduce their dependence on Russian gas.

My energy policy is ultimately a pretty fair solution, in that it’s fair to all the options. We should invest heavily in renewables, absolutely. We should also consider developing our fossil fuel resources, because they’re a valuable resource as well. We have several options - and pursuing all of them is what we need to do if we want to see the benefits that all of those options can provide.



This week, Admiral McRaven campaigned in coastal South Carolina and the Des Moines metro area, opening campaign offices in Des Moines and Charleston as part of an initial push into those two early states.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 15, 2015, 11:44:39 pm
Jerry Brown Surrogates
Former House Rep. Carol Shea-Porter - Campaigning in New Hamsphire
Former Senator Mark Udall - Campaigning in Iowa
President of Chicago Teachers Union Karen Lewis - Campaigning in Iowa
California Congressional Delegation - Congressional Duties
Actor George Clooney - Doing his job, may eventually campaign.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on March 16, 2015, 12:01:29 am
Quote from: Interview
Look, I've got all the respect in the world for SOS Clinton, but the fact of the matter is that progressives need a real choice in this election. One that is proven to win and dig inroads to various constituencies, and I believe I am the one to do that.



October 15, 2015
-Speech in Does Moines, Iowa
-Meeting with Polk County Democrats

October 16, 2015
-Rally at Iowa State University
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Our future is in our young people, and if I'm elected President, I will fight congress so each and every one of you can get two years of tuition paid for.
-Meeting with Iowa State Young Democrats

October 17, 2015
-Rally at University of Iowa
-Meeting with the University of Iowa Young Democrats
-Meeting with the Johnson County Democrats

October 18, 2015
-Rally at the University of Northern Iowa
-Meeting with the Black Hawk County Democrats

October 19, 2015
-Meet and greet in Cedar Falls, IA
-Meet and greet in Cedar Rapids, IA
-Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

October 20, 2015
-Debate prep

October 21, 2015
-Congressional duties




Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 16, 2015, 12:09:17 am
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Campaign Schedule:  October 15, 2015 - October 21, 2015

Thursday, Oct 15:  MINNESOTA
St. Paul          -  Rally for "Job Creation - Green Jobs and Sustainability" on steps of Minnesota State Capitol
Minneapolis    - Lecture at University of Minnesota Law School/Humphrey School of Public Affairs - "In Memory of Hubert
                    Humphrey: Achieving Bipartisanship"

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Friday, Oct 16:  IOWA
Sioux City  - Rally in Stone State Park on "Blending Environmental Protection with Job Creation"
Grinnell     - Public appearance at Grinnell Farmer's Market - "Promoting Farm to Table Programs"
               - Radio appearance, Grinnell College Radio

Saturday, Oct 17:  IOWA
Marshalltown - Join "Ocktember" 5K fun run
                   - Public appearance at Race's end:  "Policies that make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice"
Waterloo        - Rally on steps of Historic Snowden House, former Woman's Club - "Equal Pay for Equal Work"

Sunday, Oct 18:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia - Attend service at Bethel AME Church with Mayor Stephen Benjamin
             - Rally in front of African American History Monument on "Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Rights for All"

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Monday, Oct 19: SOUTH CAROLINA
Spartanburg - Rally in Veterans Memorial Park on "Veterans' Affairs and the Changing Military"
Florence      -  Public appearance at GE Medical Systems and Medical Center "Health Care for All"

Tuesday, Oct 20:  NEVADA
Carson City - Rally in front of Historic Mint on "Improving the Economy for Working Class Families"
Reno          - TV appearance on local TV channel - "Water Management"
                - Rally in front of Atlants Casino of "Job Growth and Employment"

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Wednesday, Oct 21: WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. Congress - Congressional duties


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 16, 2015, 12:22:19 am
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TV AD: Opportunities for All - Joaquin Castro in 2016
(Joaquin Castro narrating;  Alternating shots of Castro speaking with constituents and U.S. landscapes)
(To play in Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina, New Hampshire)
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My name is Joaquin Castro and I am running for President because I know I can make a difference. 

Our Nation has embodied "Opportunity" for generations - economic opportunities, educational opportunities, and the opportunity for freedom.  But we are facing challenges now. Too many in our great Nation face economic hardships, challenged by job insecurity and underemployment.  Education has been consistently cut, stretching the resources of an already over-taxed system.  College costs continue to rise, outpacing the ability of many Americans to achieve their educational dreams.  Workforce development is not meeting the needs of our Country for innovation, growth, and  expansion.  And civil rights for all, no matter gender, race, or sexual orientation. And we come together to fix problems that arise, especially when those civil rights are infringed upon. 

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But we are a Nation of ideals, and now is our opportunity to make this Nation even better for our children - now is the time America!  Working together, not against each other.  We have had enough of counterproductive partisanship, of rumor mongering, of mean-spirited debates.  We must come together, debate and discuss to resolution, and move forward;  moving backwards is no longer an option.

My name is Joaquin Castro;  I am running for President, and I approve this message.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 16, 2015, 04:00:41 am
Donald Trump Campaign October 15-21
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Campaign Schedule

Thursday, October 15

Barnstorming in Des Moines, Iowa
Light plane flight to Waterloo, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Waterloo, Iowa
Meet and Greet in West Union, Iowa
Flight to Florida

Friday, October 16

Appearance on Glenn Beck's Radio Program announcing endorsement
Meeting with Florida State Representatives
Rally and speech in Tampa, Florida
Meet and Greet in Plant City, Florida
Flight to New Hampshire

Tampa, I'm glad to be one of the first candidates to come down to Florida. It's an amazing state. You know, the pundits say that this place is off limits, that because Jeb Bush was your Governor, that this primary won't be competitive. That's insulting to every single one of you, by suggesting that you will simply vote for the guy who happened to have been Governor once. I intend to make this primary competitive and I hope you join me in that endeavor! Say no to Washington, say yes to America!

Saturday, October 17

Touring businesses in Haverhill, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Town hall in Lebanon, New Hampshire

A Trump Administration will repeal Obamacare. I'm sure the Republican majority will help me in doing that. In the coming months, I will reveal my own healthcare policy which will get you better care, better than Obamacare could ever get you.

Sunday, October 18

Attending to business matters

Monday, October 19

Visit to school in Laconia, New Hampshire
Press conference with former US Senator Bob Smith announcing endorsement
Meet and Greet with Bob Smith in Laconia, New Hampshire
Appearance on Fox News from Laconia, New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 20

Flight to Iowa
Meet and Greet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Touring farms in Linn County, Iowa
Speech to Iowa Federation of Labor, Des Moines Iowa

Do you know what the trade deficit with China is? Approximately $400 billion. Let me repeat that, approximately $400 billion. It sounds crazy doesn't it but it's true. I'm gonna be frank, free trade is failing us. We have lost billions of dollar overseas and we have lost millions of jobs overseas. How long can this continue? Until we are slaves to China, with nothing to sell and everything to buy? I won't let it happen. We have to stand up for American jobs. We have to find a new way.

Wednesday, October 21

Meet and Greet in Davenport, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Buffalo, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Le Claire, Iowa
Town hall in Davenport, Iowa

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Donald Trump is the only candidate that I completely trust in 2016. He is prepared to take the fight to the establishment and tell them what we really think. I wholeheartedly endorse him for President.

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Donald Trump is a true conservative warrior. Compared to the other candidates, there is no choice. Donald Trump has my vote and my voice.

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Donald Trump: When I'm President, I'll make sure the government actually looks after American workers. I'll slow the flow of jobs overseas and I'll get onto reducing that trade deficit straight away. No longer will we be dependent on foreigners.

I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.


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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 16, 2015, 02:11:15 pm
Kerry Surrogate Schedule
Congressman Joe Kennedy III will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Senator Ed Markey will be campaigning in New Hampshire with Secretary Kerry.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be campaigning in New Hampshire with Secretary Kerry.
Governor Maggie Hassan will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Former Governor John Lynch will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Former Governor Deval Patrick will be campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa.
Former Governor Michael Dukakis will be campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa.


Italics indicates new endorsement.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 16, 2015, 03:41:42 pm
Bush For America

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Oct. 15-         South Carolina
     -Barnstorming Coastal Carolina
     -Speak with business owners on taxes, education
     -Address to Hilton Head Homeowners Associations

Oct. 16-         South Carolina
      -Rally on national security w/Condi Rice
      -Visit veterans hospital
      -Shake hands at naval bases

Oct. 17-         South Carolina
      -Speech to evangelical groups about promoting family and life
      -Meet with Right to Life board members
      -Focus on electability by speaking to black churches on issues of faith

Oct. 18-          New Hampshire
      -Speak to American Legion
      -Address Hispanic Republican group
      -Another PTA meal

Oct. 19-           New Hampshire
      -Politics and Eggs (Spiral, will you please provide questions for this?)
      -Meet with student government at St. Anselm
      -Shake hands, campaign, etc. w/ Sununu family
      -Doorknocking in Wolfesboro

Oct. 20-           South Carolina
      -Barnstorm with George W. and Condi
      -Fundraiser with Rove
      -More time on the campaign

Oct. 21-           Florida
      -Campaign homecoming event in Miami
      -Fundraiser
      -Barnstorm the state



POSSIBLE SPEECH EXCERPTS+ADS FORTHCOMING


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spamage on March 16, 2015, 06:35:04 pm
Scott Walker Schedule
October 15th-21st
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"Iowa has always been a state of farmers, similar to Wisconsin, and I believe we need a President who values the hard work of Americans such as yourselves. Since the dawn of time agriculture has been a vital area of the global economy and it will be for the foreseeable future. As president I will work to make sure workers such as yourselves are able to achieve success without an overbearing government trying to regulate away the core area of our economy. "

October 15th- Iowa
Barnstorming in Des Moines and surrounding suburbs
Meet with unemployed workers in Des Moines
Speech in Sioux City to women voters
Meet with local Tea Party Leaders

October 16th- Iowa
Speech in Decorah to farmers from both Iowa and Wisconsin
Rally in Decorah
Meet and Greet in Cresco
Appearance on the O'Reilly Factor

October 17th- Wisconsin
Gubernatorial Duties
Debate Practice in Madison

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Christie:" I am honored to be here today to endorse an individual I think best exemplifies all the qualities we need in a President; Scott Walker. As a fellow governor I know he'll be a true partner in Washington and will join the states in working to remedy the issue of underemployment plaguing the country unlike the current administration which has been only abrasive and demanding. "

October 18th- New Hampshire
Rally in Concord with Chris Christie
Meet and Greet with Chris Christie
Canvassing near St. Anslem's University
Appearance on local radio stations

October 19th- South Carolina

Speech in Columbia to undecided voters
Meet with Black Republicans in Charleston
Meet and Greet campaign lunch in Charleston
Appearance on local TV news stations

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"The United States remains the number one power in the world, and with that position comes responsibility. We must convey strength to other nations in the Executive Branch, not appearance weak and, on occasion, offensive as the current administration has. If elected I will work with our allies to take a stronger stance against Putin and his antics in Russia as well as showing ISIS we will not stand idly by and let them attack our heritage, kill innocents, and wreak havoc in the Middle East"

October 20th- Iowa
Meet with Republican women in Sioux City
Speech on the economy in Cedar Rapids
Speech on foreign policy at fundraising dinner
Appearance on NBC Nightly News

October 21st-

Appearance on Fox News Sunday


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 16, 2015, 06:48:11 pm
Rand Paul Schedule: October 15th-21st.
October 15th:
-Barnstorming in Iowa.
-Fundraiser in Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Des Moines, Iowa.

October 16th:
-Barnstorming in Iowa.
-Flight to New Hampshire.

October 17th:
-Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
-Address Tea Party rally in Concord, New Hampshire.
-Meet and Greet in Laconia, New Hampshire.

October 18th:
-Flight to Florida.
-Open campaign office in Tallahassee, Florida.
-Rally in Gainesville, Florida.
-Rally outside Federal Reserve Bank in Miami, Florida.

October 19th-October 21st:
-Senatorial duties in Washington.


(Sorry for the weaksauce schedule, I don't have a lot of time)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 16, 2015, 08:56:59 pm
Unity Through Strength, October 15-21st:

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"As a party we must stand for things, and we have to stop being the party of no! The American people deserves a real agenda of reform instead of more years of empty rhetoric, and as I candidate I have every intention of standing up for things. I stand up for pro-life policies, for a stronger national defense, for a focused and efficient foreign policy, for a pro-small business agenda, for an effective stance against crime, for the protection of gun rights, for an honest effort to deal with the issue of immigration, and so on. This is a campaign of ideas and a campaign of reform, and we fight on to win!"

October 15th:
-South Carolina VIII:
  (With Gov. Haley and Sen. Scott)
 -Rally in Charleston, SC to receive SC endorsements.
 -Meeting with volunteers at Charleston Office.
 -Bus Tour of Charleston:
  -Speaking at Charleston Southern University.

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"I am very proud to count on the support of so many of my friends and colleagues here in South Carolina, and I am truly looking forward to having their support on their campaign trail. Representatives Sanford, Mulvaney and Gowdy and Senator Scott have been great voices in Washington DC, and I'm pretty sure Governor Haley has done a great job in this state. The primary season goes on, and we're picking up steam!"

October 16th:
  (With Gov. Haley and Sen. Scott)
-South Carolina IX:
 -Town Hall in Aiken, SC.
 -Town Hall in Spartanburg, SC.
 -Meet and Greet in Summerville, SC.
 -Meet and Greet in Pontiac, SC.

October 17th:
  (With Gov. Haley and Sen. Scott)
-South Carolina X:
 -Town Hall in Anderson, SC.
 -Town Hall in Greer, SC.
 -Meet and Greet in Rock Hill, SC.
 -Meet and Greet in Greenville, SC.

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"I heard Ted Cruz came to the state the other day, and after hearing what he had to say I do feel I have to step in. I'm certainly not running for Secretary of Defense and I take this campaign very seriously, although I appreciate the praise. Senator Cruz seems to have developed this message of the "reform minded conservative hero" that will go to Washington to get things done, yet there are few accomplishments to back those claims. I know when to compromise and I know when to stand firm, and I can tell you that saying no to everything and then suddenly promising to be the voice of reform does not help the American people at all."

October 18th:
-Senate Duties:
 -Senate Duties.

October 19th:
  (With Sen. McCain)
-New Hampshire V:
 -Town Hall in Lebanon, NH.
 -Town Hall in Bedford, NH.
 -Town Hall in Somersworth, NH.
 -Town Hall in Claremont, SC.

October 20th:
  (With Sen. McCain)
-New Hampshire VI:
 -Town Hall in Exeter, NH.
 -Town Hall in Milford, NH.
 -Town Hall in Weare, NH.
 -Town Hall in Seabrook, NH.

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"One of the things Senator McCain and I have noticed while being in the campaign trail is that many candidates have finally realized foreign policy exists. (Laughter) And you might laugh at that, but all of the sudden we have many foreign policy experts who know the answers to all of our challenges. Look, I am glad we are finally discussing foreign policy, but real foreign policy experience comes from years of efforts. I have travelled around the world, met many foreign leaders, seen battlefields and shared moments with our troops, and dealt with many issues of this nature on the Senate, and I can tell you that a couple of months being briefed does not constitute effective experience on this area, not to the degree Admiral McRaven or myself have."

October 21st:
  (With Sen. McCain)
-New Hampshire VII:
 -Rally in Berlin, NH.
 -Visiting Nashua, NH.
 -Meet and Greet in Laconia, NH.
 -Meet and Greet in Windham, NH.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 16, 2015, 09:30:14 pm
Unity Through Strength, Strategy:

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Staff and Others:

Senator Graham's campaign had the pleasure to announce that four new members will join the staff, all four experts with a successful record. First comes Brittany Bramell, former spokeswoman for Speaker Boehner that will serve as the Communications Director, then veteran operative Jon Seaton as a Senior Advisor and operatives Tracie Gibler and Christian Ferry, who will become the Iowa and New Hampshire Directors.

Iowa:

New Iowa Director Tracie Gibler will open a Des Moines office, and the Senator will start to campaign in Iowa pretty soon trying to focus on driving up turnout on the large cities and open more campaign offices as time and momentum goes by. Local media will be crucial in thi strategy, and plans are being made for interviews with endorsers and minor radio and newspaper ads to be run as soon as possible.

New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Director Christian Ferry will focus on expanding the number of offices and volunteers that the campaign has in New Hampshire, as the Senator will constest the primary in full force. Taking note from the successful McCain campaign, the focus will be on intensive town hall sessions to meet with the voters and appeal directly to them (along with veteran meetings and a strong message on economic recovery), using the opportunity of local media to expand coverage. Senator McCain will be a key part of the campaign here.

South Carolina:

Already a key state for the campaign, a good number of resources will be invested here to keep a strong GOTV operation with a focus on special groups. With most of the SC officeholders endorsing the campaign the idea is to appeal to pro-life organizations and military veterans and servicemen with Graham's record and personal experiences, all while taking advantage of Senator Scott, Governor Haley and the Representatives for rallies, town hall meetings and a constant work on the ground.

Other States: While Senator Graham's operation is small, plans are being made to expand to more early states so a truly national operation is ready by the time the primaries begin. For that effect offices will be built in Florida, Nevada and North Carolina, and the Senator will either tour those states or take a small national tour if time allows it. And to encourage press coverage, the Graham campaign will facilitate the job of the press by giving them constant access (similar to McCain's 2008 campaign).

Lindsey Graham Ad#1: Who is Lindsey Graham?

States: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada.

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Voiceover: As the primary goes by the candidates are more and more known to the public, and yet the question still stands. Who really is Lindsey Graham? Can we trust him to lead our nation?

Graham: And I would like to answer that question myself. I think of myself as a fighter, a man ready to stand up for his beliefs while also being able to work across the aisle to help the American people. From the early days in which I took care of my sister to my time in the military to my days in public service, I have done the best to fight as a champion for the military, for jobs and economic prosperity, for a pro-life agenda, and for common sense reform in Washington. I like to think of myself as a conservative who gets things done. I know some will disagree with that, but it's up to you to judge, and it's up to you to vote. I'm Lindsey Graham, and of course I approve this message.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 16, 2015, 10:36:27 pm
I'm sensing a Graham/McCain '16.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 16, 2015, 10:41:41 pm
I'm sensing a Graham/McCain '16.

Graham/Bolton would be far more amusing, I think, xD


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 16, 2015, 10:53:16 pm
Amusing yes, but from your previous posts and how you talked about McCain, It seems like Graham/McCain or at least a strong cabinet position. You had to have talked to him about Secretary of State.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 16, 2015, 11:02:28 pm
Joe Manchin for President: Surrogate Schedules for the Week October 15-21

Iowa Reps. Patti Ruff, Bruce Bearinger, and Nancy Dunkel: IA-1 15-21

Iowa Sens. Mary Jo Wilhelm, Tod Bowman, and Brian Schoenjahn: IA-1 15-18, IA-4 19-21

Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY): South Carolina 15-19, Iowa 20-21

Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO): South Carolina 15-21

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT): Iowa 15-16, New Hampshire 17-21

Fmr. Sen. David Boren (D-OK): Iowa 15-21

Fmr. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): South Carolina 15-17, Iowa 18-21


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 17, 2015, 01:03:17 am
Joe Manchin for President: Schedule for October 15-21

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Senator Manchin's plans in Iowa for this week

October 15th
Flight to Iowa
Rally in Davenport, Iowa
Meeting with Scott County Democrats
Town Hall in Bettendorf, Iowa

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"Iowa, I'm not a politician that will keep giving the same old platitudes of change and then never deliver. I'm the type of politician that has fought against the prevailing forces of "my way or the highway." Look, politics is not a team sport, it is a valuable part of our society that has a massive impact on the everyday lives of everyone in this country. I want you to join with me to bring about an America that will work for you.

October 16th
Tour of the Downtown Commercial Historic District in Muscatine, Iowa
Town Hall in Muscatine, Iowa
Meeting with the Muscatine County Farm Bureau
Meet and Greet in Wapello, Iowa

October 17th
Meeting with Supporters in Des Moines, Iowa
Gather with Surrogates at Des Moines, Iowa
Rally with Surrogates in Des Moines, Iowa


Patti Ruff takes the stage

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"Good afternoon Iowa! I know that I am an unlikely person to be speaking to you first today, with all these governors and senators here, oh and how could I forget, Joe Manchin! I have had the honor of joining with him on this campaign to bring real pragmatic values to restore our country back to where it belongs. Iowa, just as I've not let the "D" by name get in the way of representing all the people of Clayton and Alamakee counties, Joe Manchin has applied his philosophy of looking out for the little guy consistently even if it meant crossing the aisle.

I, for one, am proud to work to bring those values to Washington and I hope the good people of Iowa join me on this mission!"

David Boren takes the stage

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"Hello, Iowa! I am humbled to be here today to support my good friend, US Senator Joe Manchin. A fighter on all the issues that matter to Americans, he can stand up for principles that he holds dear and ones that I believe most Americans do too. He has consistently brought to the table a different way of thinking than most of his colleagues and has been instrumental in the passage of compromises and acts such as the Keystone XL Pipeline which would have created jobs and a safer way of transporting the oil we already move! Joe Manchin's party blocked it but he was there and he worked for you. I ask that you support Joe with me to help bring the solutions that Washington so desperately needs."

Mary Landrieu takes the stage

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"Joe Manchin and I worked together in the Senate vigorously to support commonsense solutions to support the values that you all in Iowa support. Respected the 2nd Amendment, an immigration overhaul that helps secure our border, and initiatives to bring about true energy independence are just a couple of the many things that we championed together in the Senate together.

Yes, it is true that in my reelection campaign Joe offered to come down to Louisiana and stump for me himself as that's just the kind of guy Joe is. He'll stick your neck out for you. Now I'd like to return the offer and give it everything I got to get that man in the White House!"

Steve Bullock takes the stage

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"I support Joe Manchin because he understands what it means to be a Democrat - that is sticking up for the little guy even in the face of the overwhelming obstacles and opposition. Joe Manchin had the courage to stand up to both the NRA and Obama when he compromised on background check with Senator Pat Toomey. He fought for immigration reform. He fought for the Keystone Oil Pipeline with me in the face of massive opposition by his own party. There is no better man to take on the Washington establishment than him."

Bruce Bearinger takes the stage

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"I'd like to talk to you all today about Joe Manchin, the champion of the farmer. All my life I've lived in Oelwein, Iowa and have worked hard my entire career in public service to stick up for the hardest workers in this great state. As John F. Kennedy once said, 'The Farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays the freight both ways.' Being such a crucial part of our economy, farmers need to be looked out for and we need to elect a president who can look out for those hard workers out on the Iowa fields.

Joe Manchin has shown himself to be strongly in favor of Iowa farmers and has been outspoken so far in his 99 counties tour of our state, being the only one in favor of increasing our farm subsidies and has paid close attention the situation on the ground, having met with several county farm bureaus. No other candidate has put in this time and it is clear who the farmer's choice here is in this election. Join with me in supporting Joe Manchin, the only choice for Iowa."


Joe Manchin takes the stage

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"The message is clear folks, pragmatic leadership that we so rarely get from either party nowadays is something that I can deliver on. As your president I will bring real results to solve America's problems and I have the record and credentials to prove it. I will bring values of helping every American out and in the process not having to tow any party line. This is a message that I truly believe can solve the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that lay ahead of our country in the future and I ask you to accompany me on this task

I'd like to thank the fine people of Des Moines for coming out and my good friends that have joined me on the campaign trail this fine day. Thank you, Iowa!

October 18th
Speech in Burlington, Iowa
Meeting with Des Moines County Democrats
Meet and Greet in Keokuk, Iowa
Town Hall in Fort Madison, Iowa

October 19th
Meet and Greet in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Meeting with the Henry County Farm Bureau
Appearance on CNN
Flight to South Carolina

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Wolf Blitzer: "You've been getting a lot of flack for your environmental policy so far this election season. Anything to say to that?"

Joe Manchin: "I'd love it if we could talk about free trade or foreign policy, however I"ll return to this topic again. We must have a policy of energy in this country that provides a balanced approach. What I mean to say here is that if Secretary Clinton or John Kerry has their way, thousands if not hundreds of thousands would be out of work and on the streets. We need to be focusing on developing clean coal, renewable energy such as windmills and solar panels, and ethanol.

October 20th
Meeting with and Seeking Endorsement of South Carolina Legislators
Rally in Charleston, South Carolina
Door to Door Canvassing in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Meeting with Charleston County Activists

October 21st
Speech in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Town Hall in Greenville, South Carolina
Meet and Greet in Summerville, South Carolina
Rally in Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Questioner: "What about gun rights?"

Joe Manchin: "I have every respect for our 2nd Amendment and hold it high regard, in fact I was endorsed by the NRA the first time I ran for Senate. I believe the plain old reasonable thing to do is to make sure that no criminal can just walk into a store and walk out with a very deadly weapon, and this can be done through the use of criminal background checks. That's why I stood up against the NRA to compromise with Republicans to find a commonsense solution to our gun problem."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 17, 2015, 02:47:22 pm
This round is over and no more posts will be accepted. Due to some things that came up, I will have to post the update tomorrow night rather than later today. Apologies!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 21, 2015, 01:03:27 am
This round is over and no more posts will be accepted. Due to some things that came up, I will have to post the update tomorrow night rather than later today. Apologies!

OOC:I don't want to rush you Spiral, I just want to make sure this thread is still living and we haven't opened a new thread and started the campaign there. I know that personal things do come up, but I love the game, and am excited to continue the primaries when you have the chance to return!
Good Luck -
N.A.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 21, 2015, 04:04:23 am
It's Showtime

Another week has passed by and the candidates have been actively seeking support, building their campaigns, and praying for victory in the early primaries. While some like Jerry Brown have been exclusively focusing on one state the past week, others like Hillary Clinton and Scott Walker have been touring multiple states. It is becoming apparent which states the contestants are pinning their hopes on most. On the Democratic side, the goal is to topple Hillary Clinton and surge to the top by winning Iowa and/or New Hampshire, but in a crowded field, the chances of another competitor doing that becomes more difficult at the moment. Things would be more fluid for the Republicans. Jeb Bush is the assumed frontrunner but can lose steam should he not do well in the first few contests. The past couple of weeks have been very good for Ted Cruz. The conservative firebrand appeared above the fray recently by evoking Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment following attacks exchanged by the Bush and Walker camps, further boosting his poll numbers as a result. Bush would cede some support and Walker gained back ground, and lower polling figures like Lindsey Graham have been reaching voters and building their ground game.

This week is notable because primary debates will be held for both the Democrats and Republicans, giving all the candidates a chance to show off and make the case why they should be the next commander-in-chief. Some may rise and others may fall depending on their performance. With the cameras on them, the primary season intensifies.



Headlines of the week:

Politico: McConnell to push tax reform ahead

CNN: Rand and Trump engaged in Twitter war

CBS: Pat Buchanan: "Cruz will be the GOP nominee"



National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 26%
John Kerry - 18%
Jerry Brown - 11%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Joe Manchin - 8%
Tammy Baldwin - 6%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Luis Gutiérrez - 3%
William McRaven - 3%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 11%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 23%
Bernie Sanders - 13%
John Kerry - 11%
Tammy Baldwin - 9%
Jerry Brown - 9%
Joe Manchin - 9%
Luis Gutiérrez - 7%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
William McRaven - 3%
Sherrod Brown - 2%
Undecided - 9%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 26%
John Kerry - 20%
Bernie Sanders - 13%
Jerry Brown - 12%
William McRaven - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Joe Manchin - 2%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 10%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 25%
Joe Manchin - 17%
John Kerry - 11%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Jerry Brown - 7%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
William McRaven - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
Sherrod Brown - 2%
Undecided - 15%

National (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 18%
Ted Cruz - 18%
Scott Walker - 14%
Rand Paul - 11%
Donald Trump - 9%
Lindsey Graham - 6%
Susana Martinez - 6%
Dan Quayle - 5%
John Kasich - 3%
Undecided - 10%

Iowa (Republicans)
Ted Cruz - 19%
Scott Walker - 17%
Jeb Bush - 13%
Rand Paul - 13%
Donald Trump - 9%
Dan Quayle - 8%
John Kasich - 4%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Lindsey Graham - 2%
Undecided - 12%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 18%
Rand Paul - 14%
Donald Trump - 14%
Ted Cruz - 12%
Scott Walker - 11%
Susana Martinez - 10%
Lindsey Graham - 8%
Dan Quayle - 3%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 8%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Lindsey Graham - 24%
Jeb Bush - 21%
Ted Cruz - 15%
Scott Walker - 10%
Rand Paul - 7%
Donald Trump - 7%
Dan Quayle - 3%
Susana Martinez - 3%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 9%

Colorado (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 19%
Ted Cruz - 17%
Susana Martinez - 16%
Rand Paul - 14%
Scott Walker - 8%
Donald Trump - 5%
Dan Quayle - 3%
Lindsey Graham - 2%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 13%

Nevada (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 18%
Susana Martinez - 16%
Rand Paul - 15%
Ted Cruz - 15%
Donald Trump - 9%
Scott Walker - 8%
Dan Quayle - 4%
Lindsey Graham - 3%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 11%

Maine (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 25%
Rand Paul - 20%
Ted Cruz - 12%
Scott Walker - 9%
Donald Trump - 7%
Dan Quayle - 5%
Susana Martinez - 4%
Lindsey Graham - 3%
John Kasich - 3%
Undecided - 12%



Endorsements

Hillary Clinton
Martha Coakley
Dick Swett
Federico Peña
Michael Gronstal
Pam Iorio
Swati Dandekar

John Kerry
Maggie Hassan
John Lynch
Deval Patrick
Michael Dukakis

Jerry Brown
Russ Feingold
Angus King
Lonnie Randolph
Victoria Middleton

Bernie Sanders
Martin O'Malley
Kate Brown
Maureen Dowd
Jason Carter
MoveOn.org

Tammy Baldwin
Bob Dylan
Rick Nolan
Tim Walz
Betty McCollum

Joe Manchin
Claire McCaskill
Joe Donnelly
Iowa Rural Caucus
owa Farm Bureau
United Mine Workers

Luis Gutierrez
Alan Grayson
Robin Kelly
Tammy Duckworth

William McRaven
Leonard Boswell
John Spratt

Joaquin Castro
Julian Castro
Wendy Davis
Stephen Benjamin
Henry Cisneros
The Latino Coalition

Scott Walker
Paul Ryan
Dick Cheney
Jan Brewer
Thom Tillis

Donald Trump
Jack Dalrymple

John Kasich
Aaron Schock
Larry Pressler
Tom Emmer
John Kline
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Susana Martinez
Frank Guinta
Mike Coffman
Doug Ducey
Bill Haslam
Cresent Hardy



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Republican and Democratic Primary Debates

Candidates from both parties will respond to the questions below. In addition to these questions, you may also engage with your opponents on the stage (highly encouraged--these should be fun) by responding to their statements, posing your own questions, etc.

1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?




This turn will last from October 22-28. You have the next 96 hours to post your schedules.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 21, 2015, 03:18:24 pm
Hillary Clinton-New Endorsements

Former Secretary of Transportation/Secretary of Energy Federico Peña (D-CO)
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I happen to like Luis Gutierrez, but he's not going to win in November. Joaquin Castro has a bright future ahead of him, but I think his next step should be to run for the Senate or Governor in 2018 instead. Hillary is our present, and while Castro shows the future is indeed bright for our party, it's not here yet (and hopefully won't be until 2024).

Former Attorney General Martha Coakley (D-MA)
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Secretary Kerry may have our persistent losing in common, but I don't want to be on a losing ride again. Hillary Clinton's going to take the nomination, and then hopefully, she'll emerge triumphant in November.

Former Congressman Richard "Dick" Swett (D-NH)
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We've got a deep field, but the reality is there's only one candidate who can take down the Bush's the Cruz's and the Paul's of the field, and that candidate is Hillary.

Former State Senator Swati Dandekar (D-IA)
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Hillary may not have won Iowa eight years prior, but she's our best candidate do so this time, and finally breaking another glass ceiling is just as alluring.

Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio (D-FL)
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Florida has been a swing state for several elections now, and we need to think about the best candidates to win this state, and others. That candidate, at least in my eyes is Hillary Clinton.

State Senator Michael Gronstal (D-IA)
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Hillary's proven that even though her Presidential ambitions remain unabated, she can be a team player for someone else, something many of us were wondering when she became Secretary of State. Now that this has happened, I have no doubt she can be an effective President.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Southern Speaker & Acting Southern Gov Punxsutawney Phil on March 21, 2015, 03:20:58 pm
Who is Hillary's top challenger at this point?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 21, 2015, 04:12:20 pm
Hillary Clinton-Debate

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What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

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President Obama certainly hasn't done the best job with the situation, but we should bear in mind that this could be a lot worse. While ISIS has launched major attacks across the Middle East, and control large swaths of Iraqi and Syrian territory, they haven't been able to launch organized attacks against the west. This of course, does not mean they aren't a threat to us, as we've had significant numbers of people caught leaving for the battlegrounds in Syria and Iraq, raising the danger of "lone wolf" attacks. To solve this, we need to ban travel in any form to Iraq and Syria, to build a group of allies that support us, and doesn't make it look like we're doing all the work, and to prevent Americans and other westerners involved with ISIS from returning to their countries of origin.

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In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?
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When you have two leaders who disagree with each other on everything, like President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu or Chancellor Merkel or Prime Minister Tsipiras, relations are usually going to be strained. There's not much that can be done about that. As for negotiating with the Palestinians, as much I, or anyone else would like to a two state solution. the reality is that everything the Palestinians have done since 1948 have shown they don't want peace, they want to wipe Israel off the earth, and it's amazing that the Israelis have not responded in kind.

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Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?
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I most certainly do support an increase in the Federal minimum wage, and my personal opinion is it should match the average of all state minimum wages and be chained to inflation when it goes up. The problem is, with a GOP Congress passing a minimum wage increase is going to be impossible. Still we can remedy that, which is why I call on voters to elect to a Democrat to the White House, and to flip both the House and the Senate, which will be difficult, but doable, and so worth it for things like this.

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Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?
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President Obama did abuse the Executive Powers of his office to deal with immigration, but what was he supposed do? He was dealing with a hot-button issue that no one has even tried to touch in almost a decade, and a Republican Caucus that hates him for existing. As for the order itself, it's an excellent framework, but people need to keep in mind Mexico is not the only country our undocumented immigrants come from-this is a community which spans the globe.

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Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position
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Now, since we haven't even reached the Iowa Caucuses yet I'm going to be a bit vague...but let's just say I could find a job for all of my fellow Democrats on this stage, plus the Donald.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 21, 2015, 04:13:15 pm
Who is Hillary's top challenger at this point?

Kerry or Manchin probably.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Southern Speaker & Acting Southern Gov Punxsutawney Phil on March 21, 2015, 04:16:20 pm
Who is Hillary's top challenger at this point?

Kerry or Manchin probably.

You can imagine she has the 'Democratic wing of the Democratic party' locked up for the most part.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 22, 2015, 02:12:56 pm
John Kerry schedule for October 22nd-28th, 2015.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015:
- Rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Governor Hassan and Senator Shaheen
- Tour Pease Air National Guard Base with Governor Hassan and Senator Shaheen
- Fundraiser in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Governor Hassan and Senator Shaheen
- Rally in Brentwood, New Hampshire with Governor Hassan and Senator Shaheen

Friday, October 23rd, 2015:
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- Breakfast with voters in Hollis, New Hampshire
- Rally in Merrimack, New Hampshire with Former Governor Patrick, Senator Markey, Congressman Kennedy
- Visit Wapack National Wildlife Refuge with Congressman Kennedy
- Drive from Merrimack, New Hampshire to Boston, Massachusetts
- Fundraiser in Boston, Massachusetts with Former Governor Patrick, Senator Markey, and Congressman Kennedy

Saturday, October 24th, 2015:
- Meeting with Democratic donors in Boston, Massachusetts with Former Governor Patrick, Former Governor Dukakis, and Senator Markey
- Press conference in the Boston Commons

Sunday, October 25th, 2015:
- Appearance on Meet the Press
- Appearance on State of the Union
- Church service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts
- Appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry
- Rally in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Congressman Kennedy
- Fly from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 26th, 2015:
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- Meeting with Congressional Leadership in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
- Secretarial Duties in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015:
- Secretarial Duties in Washington, D.C.
- Meeting with Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C.
- Fly from Washington, D.C. to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015:
- Rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Former Governor Dukakis and Senator Markey
- Lunch with voters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Speech on Israel at Mount Mercy University



Kerry Debate Responses
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What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue? ISIS has largely been contained within the Middle East, thanks to President Obama's policies. He has done the best he can to combat ISIS and terrorism as a whole. America has been safer than ever under President Obama and I stand by the President in his efforts. That said, as President, I will lead America down a different path with respect to combating terrorism. Any action taken cannot be taken unilaterally. As we learned with the War in Iraq, any action must be taken with a strong, unified coalition.

In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians? I stand very strongly with our friends in Israel. President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu simply do not have a strong personal relationship. I believe that the Prime Minister and I are much closer than he and the President are. As for the issue of Palestine and Israel - if the Palestinians continue to resort to terror and extremism they will never have an independent state.

Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much? I have always supported raising the minimum wage to a livable wage. This is a position that has been approved by voters across the nation on many occasions. I support raising the minimum wage to $17 per hour for untipped workers, and $5.25 for tipped workers. It's time to let all Americans make a reasonable living.

Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system? I believe, out of respect for the current administration, it would be rude for me to comment on the President's Executive Order. I will comment that his hand was forced by Congressional Republicans and their obstruction of any legitimate immigration reform. As President, I will work for a Middle-of-the-Road solution that strengthens our border, makes the citizenship process easier and more streamlined, and protects the children that were brought to this nation by their parents.

Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position? There are many qualified men and women on this stage who would capably serve in a Kerry administration. Admiral McRaven would be a likely, strong choice for either Secretary of Defense or Homeland Security.

To former Secretary Clinton: Mrs. Clinton, in your answer to the minimum wage question you said that you support raising the minimum wage and yet you fail to put a number on it. Your response about being the average of all state minimums doesn't make sense. If a bill to raise the minimum wage to $17 was sent to your desk, assuming you win both the primary and the general election, would you sign it?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 22, 2015, 02:13:51 pm
Rand Paul Schedule: October 22nd-28th, 2015.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015:
-Flight to Denver.
-Open campaign office in Denver.
-Open campaign office in Pueblo.
-Rally in Pueblo with Mitch McConnell.

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"Colorado, I endorsed Rand Paul not only because he is my friend and fellow Kentuckian. I endorsed him because I know what it takes to win, and Rand Paul is the only candidate who can build a coalition ready to shatter the Democrat's stranglehold on the White House and our liberties! Let us build off our solid victory in 2014 to return a true blue, freedom minded, common sense conservative to the White House!"

Friday, October 23rd, 2015:
-Fundraiser in Dinner.
-Tour marijuana stores in Denver.
-Rally in Boulder, Colorado.
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"I don't like or approve of marijuana. But I don't like the government telling responsible people what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Colorado is ahead of the curb on this fight, and as President, I will allow the states to do as they please when it comes to legislating substances such as alcohol, tobacco, hemp, or marijuana. If you support states rights, support Colorado!"

Saturday, October 24th, 2015:
-Rally in Waterloo, Iowa, with McConnell.
-Rally in Iowa Falls, Iowa, with McConnell.
-Going door to door in Ames, Iowa, with Michael Steele.
-Fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa, with Michael Steele and Mitch McConnell.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015:
-Rest day, no interviews this week.

Monday, October 26th, 2015:
-Address the Iowa State House.
-Meet with volunteers in Mason City, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Dubuque, Iowa.
-Rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015:
-Flight to New Hampshire.
-Meet and Greet in Concord, New Hampshire.
-Rally in Berlin, New Hampshire.
-Going door to door in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015:
-Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
-Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
-Rally in Laconia, New Hampshire.
-Rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 22, 2015, 02:27:43 pm
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Mrs. Clinton, in your answer to the minimum wage question you said that you support raising the minimum wage and yet you fail to put a number on it. Your response about being the average of all state minimums doesn't make sense. If a bill to raise the minimum wage to $17 was sent to your desk, assuming you win both the primary and the general election, would you sign it?

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Secretary Kerry where did you learn to do Math? If you combine the average of what all the states that have a minimum wage do, cut that in half, and chain it to increases in inflation, I guarantee that you will higher minimum wage then what the Federal minimum wage is now. As for your proposal, of course I would sign it, simply because we need a raise, plain and simple.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 22, 2015, 02:34:35 pm
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Mrs. Clinton, in your answer to the minimum wage question you said that you support raising the minimum wage and yet you fail to put a number on it. Your response about being the average of all state minimums doesn't make sense. If a bill to raise the minimum wage to $17 was sent to your desk, assuming you win both the primary and the general election, would you sign it?

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Secretary Kerry where did you learn to do Math? If you combine the average of what all the states that have a minimum wage do, cut that in half, and chain it to increases in inflation, I guarantee that you will higher minimum wage then what the Federal minimum wage is now. As for your proposal, of course I would sign it, simply because we need a raise, plain and simple.

"Mrs. Clinton, let me quote Senator Ed Markey here: 'It's basic arithmetic'. Finding an average doesn't involve dividing the summation in half, it involves dividing it by the number of individual numbers added."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 22, 2015, 03:24:01 pm
Rand Paul Debate Responses:
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1. At present the fight against ISIS is being misunderstood. Boots on the ground isn't going to work. Dropping more bombs isn't going to work. And I can tell you right now that giving them jobs isn't going to work either. A strong America begins at home, and to prevent an ISIS inspired attack on our shores, I suggest we secure our own border, end the drone campaign that is killing hundreds of Iraqi civilians and feeding ISIS propaganda, and most importantly, do not risk our own men and women. We need to focus on containing ISIS, which is lot easier than doing the impossible mission of destroying them.

2. We need a two state solution. Benjamin Netanyahu isn't interested in a two state solution, and President Obama sure as hell isn't interested in even listening to Benjamin Netanyahu. As President, I will work harder to bring an end to Israel's divisive settlement policy and instead encourage constructive dialogue between the two nations. It might be bitter medicine for Netanyahu to swallow, but if he wants peace, he ought to at least come to the table.

3. If the states want to raise the minimum wage, let them! But the federal minimum wage is a costly cancer on our economy that forces the hands of several states. Each state should be able to set a minimum wage that their economy can sustain. I personally support, on a state level, the minimum wage being raised to ten dollars an hour. But I will not dictate from the White House what Arkansas can do and what California can't do.

4. No! No! No! President Obama has shown a clear disregard for the constitution and the rule of law by signing that dreadful order. On day one, I will repeal it, and will work with Congress to propose an immigration reform package that allows for more immigrants to legally come and work in the United States while making sure that those already here illegally will never, ever, become citizens!

5. Party unity is important, and everyone on this stage would make a fine running mate or cabinet secretary. In particular, I like Governor Walker's aggressive stance against the control of his state by the corrupt labor authorities, and I think he'd make a fine Secretary of Labor. But we cannot be cannibalizing each other like the Democrats are. I have run a positive campaign, because frankly, I don't want to end up like Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side of the campaign. The Democrats are bleeding votes, and the Republicans ought to smell the blood in the water and try and win over those votes with a positive message about how we intend to make America into America once again!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 22, 2015, 03:29:08 pm
Jerry Brown Debate Reponses

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What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

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I don't really agree with the Obama administration and here is why. I think we haven't done enough to enable moderate factions within the Middle East to combat ISIS. After so many years of badly managed foreign intervention under Presidents Republican and Democrat, we've just assumed that every thing should be in our role. I don't think that's the case here. I say we remain there solely for aid, do some targeted strikes, but avoid at all costs ground troops. The cost of American blood is far too high if we can find alternatives, and I believe we can.

In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

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Here's the issue at hand: I think the U.S. has not only been perfectly giving to the Israeli Government, but even more so we've been under their thumb when it comes to these negotiations. Look what happened when President Obama for even a second stood against the harmful and hawkish influence of the Israeli Prime Minister. I think it's utterly shameful the racist campaign Mr. Netanyahu ran, and we should not reward him with more U.S. aid and influence on his side. It's time we realistically look at the world at this point and evaluate our allies as our allies, and not be under control of foreign leaders. I will seek a two state solution, which means we have to weigh the interests of Palestine and Israel equally.

Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

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I absolutely support the minimum wage, And aside from some fun math from the two frontrunners on the stage, I have a non-pandering answer to this issue. I support a hike of the minimum wage to $13/Hour, spread out over five years, but most importantly, a hike of the minimum wage for tipped workers to $7/Hour spread over the same time period. I note the time period because, while I believe we need a strong minimum wage, I recognize problem factors of the minimum wage - inflationary concerns that are very real, too much of a cost jump for small businesses, another very real concern, and the disenfranchisement of workers making slightly more than what my proposed minimum wage is, which is a very real concern for those workers. We need to be mindful of those factors, but obviously the minimum wage now is far too low.

Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

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I do agree with Obama's executive order, but we need to do a lot more to fix our immigration system. First, we need to grant a pathway to citizenship for those who are already here. Second, we need to tighten restrictions and crack down on companies hiring future illegal immigrants. Tackling the incentive system will be far more effective than putting more and more resources at the border, which has proven to be an ineffective way of handling the border issue. Finally, we loosen immigration rules and numbers of people per year allowed in the country. We need to make sure more people are able to realize their potential in this great country of ours. I do hope to eventually hear an answer from Secretary Clinton on how she wants to reform the system.

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Secretary Kerry, I have a question for you on whole border issue. What would you do to strengthen the border? Are you going to put more troops down there? Are you going to build a fence? You are aware by how much we've increased spending on border, with pretty much no avail. Why do you think doing more will accomplish something?

Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

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Of this field, I think Bernie Sanders would make a fantastic Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His work on the VA bill shows he's a true all star in the field. And Senator Tammy Baldwin has strong credentials, I would certainly find a place for her in a Brown administration. Though this is a strong field, I can't really see any of the other candidates working in the administration, though maybe that's my age talking.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 22, 2015, 03:42:35 pm
My schedule will arrive tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 22, 2015, 08:35:21 pm
Could we get a 24 hour extension? I've been very busy this weekend.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 22, 2015, 08:41:27 pm
Could we get a 24 hour extension? I've been very busy this weekend.

Yeah, that's fine. This turn will now end on Thursday.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on March 23, 2015, 07:35:11 pm
Jerry Brown for President - October 22nd - 28th

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"I will talk about all of the issues of this campaign, but I will continue to discuss, in detail, the most important one that faces this country, and that is the absolute control of special interests and the wealthy on this government. They are straggling democracy, and my friends, America's face is blue. We need real campaign finance reform and we need it before we can talk about these other issues, because if we're being honest, those other issues aren't really going to be solved. Special interests are going to put their best effort to defeat those who want change, and forever we will get piecemeal reforms. Whether it is changing our prison system, growing the piece of the pie for middle class Americans, or even healthcare, which I give credit to the President for trying his hardest. But you and I both know Obamacare isn't going to solve the whole thing, which is why we must change the way our democracy works so we can get the full healthcare reform we need!"

Schedule
October 22nd, 2015 - Barnstorming in Southwestern Iowa
October 23rd, 2015 - Barnstorming in Southwestern Iowa
October 24th, 2015 - Barnstorming in Central Iowa
October 25th, 2015 - Barnstorming in Central Iowa
October 26th, 2015 - Debate
October 27th, 2015 - Gubernatorial Duties
October 28th, 2015 - Barnstorming in Northwestern Iowa

Major Events
- Opening up new campaign offices in Southwestern, Central, and Northwestern Iowa
- Received major endorsements from NAACP President of South Carolina Lonnie Randolph, Former Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Angus King, and South Carolina ACLU director Victoria Middleton.
- Released position papers on the economy.
- Had an AMA on reddit
- Did an interview on Fox News
- Met with Iowa Democrats in the Iowa State House and Senate
- Organized resources for a new ad next turn.
- Pushed leaflets in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina

Fox News Appearance
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"Neal, my economic platform is growing the middle class, lifting the poor out of poverty, and lowering the burden on everyone. I plan a reduction of taxes, even the wealthy will get a small bump, but with a reduction of inefficient subsidies, corporate loopholes and carveouts, and a complete overhaul of the language that no longer applies. A Jerry Brown tax code will be much shorter than the one that is currently in place, I can tell you that much."

"This is an area where we will disagree Neal, because I am not a conservative. I don't want to reduces taxes because I believe it will magically stimulate the economy. That's where my stimulus package (which will grow infrastructure and education spending) and a hike of the minimum wage comes in. However, I think we can more effectively tax people via a lower rate. I subscribe somewhat to the idea that we can actually get more revenue from lower taxes to a certain extent, the Laffer Curve if you will, but I also believe working families deserve as much of a break as we can give them."

"Neal, this is common sense. We need to change the way our prison system works. It's a system that ruthlessly attacks poor minorities, and I believe it is no longer acceptable in our modern society. What we need to do turn the focus for first time offenders from punishment to rehabilitation. I know those programs have worked. I like some of the European models, and it'll be something I'll explore as President. As for sentencing, we need something of a massive change there, and it's something I agree with Senator Rand Paul on, and I hope to work with some of the GOPers who have been in favor of that in the future."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 24, 2015, 10:49:13 pm
Just a reminder that everybody has about a day left to get their posts in.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on March 25, 2015, 08:00:53 am
Kasich Debate Answers

1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

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The Obama Administration has not done well in combatting ISIS. Boots on the ground are necessary to defeat ISIS.

2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

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While I agree that a two-state solution would be the best, we have to support our greatest ally, Israel.

3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

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While I personally support a raise in the minimum wage, it should be up to the states, not the federal government to raise it.

4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

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Now so many of us are stuck on ideology, so many of us are stuck on philosophy, so many of us are trying to appeal to the loudest cheers in the crowd, that's not what leaders do. Now, I don't like the idea, personally, of a path to citizenship, but you can't start any discussion by saying, 'OK, these things are off the table.'

5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

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I think that while all people up on this stage would be very well qualified for Cabinet positions, I would chose Senator Graham to serve as Secretary of State. His work on Foreign Policy has shown that he is a leader in his field, and he would do a great job.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 25, 2015, 03:16:24 pm
Dan Quayle Debate Responses

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1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?


Over the past eight years, this President has failed at containing terrorism, what we must do is take action! If ISIS wants a war they'll get one, because they have continually fought against democratically elected governments, killed American citizens, this is an utter outrage that the president has failed to do anything! These people are desperately calling out for our help against this persecution. We must have peace through strength, and peace through strength and unity with our allies.

What we must do is first get the support of congress, with appropriating military might against ISIS, and then allying ourselves with other nations affected by ISIS. We will first escalate the drone strikes against ISIS, then weaken them with air and naval attacks. Only once we have provided a weak enemy can we even think about committing ground forces. This is a strategy that will eliminate ISIS, and promote democracy.



2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?


Ultimately I am on the side of Israel, but we do have to take into account the thoughts of the Palestinians. What we need to do is arbitrate, not dictate, bring the two sides to the table and talk things over, that should be our first step, and work from there. I will work to continue Israel's sovereignty in the middle east, as they are one of our greatest allies. I will also work to solidify agreements by proposing trade and defense treaties with Israel.


3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

Ultimately, I am against a high federal minimum wage, as I believe it is the states' prerogative to compete with each other economically. This competition creates what is most needed, job creation and growth. The states should be at the center of this as well due to different costs of living in different states. A broad sweeping motion for over 300 million people would be an overstep of the federal government. Thus it should be states that decide the minimum wage, and I will veto any national minimum wage increases that do not directly correlate to inflation.


4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?


Two words: Absolutely not. This was a massive overstep of the executive branch, regardless of the effects. We have separation of powers here in the United States, and as president I will abide by the Constitution by not issuing sweeping executive orders such as this monstrosity!

Now my plan for immigration is increasing border security, and making bridges to citizenship, work visas, but we have to also enforce the laws that we have, rather than ignoring them. We should also eliminate reasons to illegally come here, crack down on employers hiring illegals, and eliminate benefits for illegal immigrants. And while the congress works on this, I will ENFORCE the laws that we have, rather than waving a blind eye to this problem.



5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?


Personally, I like all of these men up here on stage, but I'm not going to offer anyone a cabinet position because I'm pretty sure that's illegal (chuckle). Now everyone up here represents the party, and I believe that all factions of the party should be represented in a cabinet. However since many up here are Senators, and we have a slim majority there, they should stay where they are, doing the good work in the Senate. Ultimately I would love to see Scott Walker or John Kasich in my Cabinet, either as Secretary of Commerce or Labor, they've done great jobs in improving their states for job creation.

My Own Question:

Now I'd like to pose my own question to my colleagues on the stage, what experience do you have that you believe will transpose into the highest office in the land? What major legislation have you passed? What are your qualifications for the highest office in the land?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 25, 2015, 03:34:26 pm
Dan Quayle Surrogates:

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Today I endorse the only person who can lead this party to victory, the man who endorses conservative principles, and can unite the party and the nation after eight years of hard times, the man with the experience and the conviction to be president, Dan Quayle!
Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (2012 Nominee): Barnstorming New Hampshire

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Dan Quayle is a Republican through and through, he is a consensus builder, and knows what it takes to lead this country through good times and bad, and I trust him in times of crisis. He is the man who needs no on the job training. He is the man we need in the White House!
Gov. Larry Hogan: Barnstorming New Hampshire

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There is one candidate that you can trust to get Americans working again, and bring back American jobs. That candidate is Dan Quayle, he has the credentials, the conviction, and the character to be president. He's the man you can trust.
Gov. Rick Snyder: Barnstorming Iowa

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The presidency is a big job, not something you want to put on just anyone, you need someone with experience, someone you know is capable, and someone who can win the presidency. That person is Dan Quayle, we don't need someone who needs on the job training, we've had that for the past 7 years!
Gov. Charlie Baker: Barnstorming New Hampshire


Fmr. Governor Mitch Daniels: Barnstorming Iowa
Governor Mike Pence: Barnstorming Iowa
Senator Dan Coats: Meeting with Donors
Fmr. Senator Dick Lugar: Made Finance Chair, meeting with donors
Fmr. Congressman Ben Quayle: Barnstorming Nevada

Jim Conroy (Charlie Baker's Campaign Manager) appointed national campaign manager


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on March 25, 2015, 03:41:28 pm
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My Own Question:

Now I'd like to pose my own question to my colleagues on the stage, what experience do you have that you believe will transpose into the highest office in the land? What major legislation have you passed? What are your qualifications for the highest office in the land?[/center]

Well, VP Quayle, I served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee from 1995 to 2001. During that time, I was the main architect of the Balanced Budget of 1997, which saw our Budget go from a deficit of -$163 billion to a surplus of $236 billion. As Governor of Ohio, I have fully eliminated our budget deficit, as well as lower our unemployment rate.

Kasich Schedule

2 Days: Barnstorm in IA (With Tom Emmer, Aaron Schock, Larry Pressler, and John Kline)
2 Days: Barnstorm in NH (With Scott Brown)
2 Days: Barnstorm in SC (With Ed Gillespie)
1 Day: Barnstorm in FL (With Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ed Gillespie, and Pete Dominici)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 25, 2015, 04:04:01 pm
McRaven Debate Answers
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1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

There is no one answer for 'stopping terror' - Lord knows we've been fighting a war on it for a decade and a half now. What Obama's been doing is giving some support to the Kurds, pressing for political reforms in Baghdad, and launching some airstrikes - and he's right, those are necessary things to do to stop ISIS - but it's not enough. They've got support of Sunni tribal leaders and the Sunni people who have been treated brutally by the Shi'a government of Iraq, and we need a way to counteract that. Some candidates have called for 'boots on the ground', and I think they're correct, just not our boots. We need strong leadership in Iraq, bolstered by the political and financial leadership of nations like Egypt and Saudi Arabia - maybe even Iran and Turkey - to defeat ISIS. We can't go in and beat them ourselves, we need local and regional partners to do that. We should offer our financial and political backing to those nations that will help rebuild Iraq and Syria, organize a diplomatic partnership to engage with all regional powers. We have highly skilled special operations forces who are capable of targeting high-level ISIS organizers - once we take out their leadership and heavy equipment, then we can turn to Turkey or the Free Syrian Army or Sunni tribes, but above all we should prepare now for nation-building. When candidates are up here talking about how they'll fight ISIS, that's great - then what? For my part, possibly something modeled off of the reconstruction of the former Yugoslavia in Iraq and Syria would be a functional plan, working with all our partners - the UN, the Arab League, the EU, NATO - to create a new order in the region, in order to prevent any new ISISes from emerging.

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2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

Israel and the United States have a long, deep friendship. But at this point, we seem to be reaching a point where the values on which we built that friendship have diverged. The goal of the United States in the region is to enable the creation of the sovereign state to which the Palestinian Arabs are entitled, just as the Jewish people are. Some basic values of the United States are tolerance and private property, and yet Israel continues to build settlements on Palestinian land, and Netanyahu himself attempted to scare voters to the polls by suggesting that members of a minority group would be voting. That's not something we can accept here in America, and we need to stop enabling this kind of behavior. I'm shocked and disturbed that Secretary Clinton - someone we put in charge of our diplomacy! - thinks that the Palestinians want to destroy the State of Israel. You'd think that somebody with her level of experience would know enough not to repeat statements that are blatantly false. A redoubled commitment to American negotiations with the explicit end goal of establishing some sort of (demilitarized) Palestinian state - working with Israeli and Palestinian moderates - should get that message across.

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3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

Yes, absolutely. Empirical work from - I think it was David Card - showed that it doesn't reduce employment, and some other studies have actually show that job creation was faster in states that raised their minimum wage, and obviously it'll help reduce poverty and income inequality. I'm sure Congress will have their own opinions on the matter, but a raise to $10 or $11 per hour isn't something I'd object to - do that, and then index it to inflation.

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4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

I do - estimates show that the majority of undocumented immigrants in this country right now are working, and I think the White House estimates that letting them do so legally and openly, and so collecting tax revenues from them and allowing them to take better jobs they may have the skill sets for, will increase GDP by almost a full percentage point over the next decade. These people are making more money, which then creates more demand and so more jobs. Having more immigrants come to the United States creates new possibility for production, more demand for goods and services, and some reports suggest it actually raises wages across the economy. I support Congressional action to make that more official - if people see a Congressional law that'll be very hard to change, those immigrants here now who know they're going to be able to stay here will work harder to integrate into our society. There's no point in, for example, learning English if you're just going to be deported and stuck with that useless skill. Giving these people - not full naturalization, but at least work permits - and the ability to be secure in their positions gives them an incentive to invest in themselves, which yields economic benefits for us all.

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5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

John Kerry's doing a pretty decent job right now as Secretary of State. I don't know how much he enjoys the job, given that he's actively job-hunting right now, but hey, if he wants the job...

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What experience do you have that you believe will transpose into the highest office in the land? What major legislation have you passed? What are your qualifications for the highest office in the land?

Well, before I was named commander of the US Special Ops Command, Osama bin Laden was alive. And by the time I retired, as a result of an operation I organized and executed, he was not. I have lengthy experience in leading our military and helped establish the low-intensity conflict curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School. I wrote the book on the sorts of conflicts our nation faces. Additionally, as director of the NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre, I developed good working relationships with our major allies, while as director for Strategic Planning for the Office of Combating Terrorism I worked on coordinating the operations of several different parts of our government. I have extensive experience in government, in cooperating with foreign nations, and in leadership, and I hope to use that leadership to guide this nation to a better future.



Admiral McRaven will spend the week in the Columbia and Des Moines areas.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on March 25, 2015, 05:09:59 pm
Schedule for Hillary Clinton;

October 21-24 Barnstorm in iowa

October 25-26 Fundraisers, Barnstorm in Nevada

October 27 Barnstorm in New Hampshire

October 28 Fundraisers in New Jersey, Attend Hurricane Sandy commemoration in Tottenville, Staten Island,NYC.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on March 25, 2015, 08:56:21 pm
Kerry Surrogate Schedule
Congressman Joe Kennedy III will be fundraising in Massachusetts
Senator Ed Markey will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Former Senator Paul G. Kirk will be fundraising in Massachusetts.
Former Senator Mo Cowan will be campaigning in New Hampshire.

Governor Maggie Hassan will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Former Governor John Lynch will be campaigning in New Hampshire.
Former Governor Deval Patrick will be campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa.
Former Governor Michael Dukakis will be campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy will be fundraising in New York and Massachusetts.
Mrs. Maria Shriver will be fundraising in California and New York.
Mrs. Jean Kennedy Smith will be fundraising in California and New York.


Italics indicates new endorsement.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 25, 2015, 09:01:39 pm
Dan Quayle Campaign Schedule:

Oct. 21-28: Same Schedule: Iowa
Organize Volunteers/Campaign team 8-12
Door-to-door barnstorming 1-5
Meet and Greets in small town halls 6-9

We need a candidate for the people, someone who understands small town America! I grew up in a small town called Huntington, Indiana, a rural community, and I worked for people like you when I was in the Senate, and I understand the needs of farmers, I understand the need for small businesses, and I know what it takes to represent you, the life-blood of America!



TV Ad to run in the following states:
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What is required of a President? Experience, conviction, and values, the ability to unite the people. But how can you bring people together when you've not even completed a term in office? When you've not had to make the tough decisions?

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We need someone with experience, who can unite the party.

We've had seven years of someone who needed on the job training
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We need someone who can lead, who knows what needs to be done.

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Vote Dan Quayle.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on March 25, 2015, 11:00:58 pm
Ted Cruz Announcement
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"My friends, we've accomplished so much in just the few short weeks we've been in the race. What began as a small campaign has blossomed into a full grassroots machine that's vaulted us to the top of the polls and consciousness of the American people. But I'm sad to announce that I must withdraw from the race for President because my father has been diagnosed with cancer. I shall endorse the only true and proven conservative, my colleague Senator Rand Paul. For me this campaign must come to an end. But for all those in the movement, our cause shall live.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on March 25, 2015, 11:35:46 pm
Quayle Campaign Statement:

The Quayle campaign offers condolences to the Cruz family, and would like to tell them that the Quayles' and all of our staff will be keeping your family in our prayers.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 25, 2015, 11:41:02 pm
Don't forget about me, I'm nearly ready to post.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 26, 2015, 12:17:20 am
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Campaign Schedule:  October 22, 2015 - October 28, 2015

Thursday, Oct 22:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia    -  Rally for "New Approaches to Job Creation" with Mayor Benjamin on steps of Columbia Municipal Building
                  - Meeting with Rep. Clyburn
                  - Town Hall at University of South Carolina on "Reforming Student Loan Debt"

Fort Sumter
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Friday, Oct 23:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Fort Sumter   - "The Heritage of the Civil War - Coming Together in Bipartisanship" 
Charleston    - Rally in Historic District on "Environmental Protections of Waterways"             
                      - Dinner event with Charleston Democratic Party

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Saturday, Oct 24:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Walterboro   - Rally at Tuskegee Airmen Memorial - "Civil Rights in the 21st Century - Challenges and Victories"
Aiken         - Public appearance at Aiken Farmer's Market - "Promoting Farm to Table Programs"
                      - Public appearance, Aiken Steeplechase

Sunday, Oct 25:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Cornish       - Attend service at Trinity Church (historic anglican church)
                    - Rally in front of Woodrow Wilson's summer home on "The Promise of the League of Nations - International Relationship in the 21st Century"
Hanover     - Town Hall at Dartmouth University on "Education, Technology, and Jobs"

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Monday, Oct 26: IOWA
Des Moines     - Town Hall on "Local Government in Sustainability"
Council Bluffs -  Rally at Transcontinental Railroad starting point on "Technology and Innovation in the 21st Century"
                      - Radio Appearance at Iowa Western Community College KIWR

Tuesday, Oct 27:  NEVADA
Las Vegas    - Rally in front of Children's Museum on "Changing Needs of Education"
                   - TV appearance on local TV channel - "Water Management"
Boulder City  - Rally in front of Municipal Hall on "Innovation and Water Management"

Wednesday, Oct 21: WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. Congress - Congressional duties

Excerpt from speech at Fort Sumter: "150 years ago, our nation came together to sign a treaty of peace, ending a war that had pitted brother against brother for over five years . . . five years of the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever seen. This is where it all started. We have made great strides since then, come together on important issues such as civil rights. But we have much to do. Just look at Congress and its refusal to work together on important issues like immigration, student debt, and health care. Neither Senator McConnell nor Speaker Boehner have provided the type of leadership that promotes a willingness to work together. And when we're not working together, we're not working. I pledge to bridge the divides that we know see - to come together to work for you."

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"Joaquin has a deep commitment to improving the lives of people. We need a President like him!"


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"Joaquin is someone who not only has his heart in the right place, but also has the ability to work across the aisle and get things done for us"

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"As a fellow Texan, I have watched Joaquin work throughout his career, I have seen how effective he is in achieving meaningful change!

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"We couldn't ask for a better, more committed, more effective candidate than Joaquin. I hope you will support him - we need him!"

and The Latino Coalition


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 26, 2015, 12:41:24 am

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Joaquin Castro Debate Responses:

1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?
I think there are some things that we could have done differently early in this crisis, but this is where we are now so the discussion needs to be "What do we do at this point?" I will say that I find it interesting that both Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry have distanced themselves from President Obama's handling of events thus far given that they both were involved at various points with these foreign affairs. At this point, I support several aspects of President Obama's current handling: garnering multi-lateral support (in the case of Yemen from Britain and Saudi Arabia) and strategic strikes. But we also need to think longer-term and consider the challenges of non-governmental terrorist groups. We should also create and support our regional allies in their fight against ISIS - not just in terms of military assistance, but also in promoting economic development and other factors that contribute to terrorism. 

2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?
In any situation where there are multiple interests at stake, we need to find common goals . . . find where there is agreement and start there. Prime Minister Netanyahu has endorsed a two state solution, and with his recent apology to Israeli Arabs seems willing to work with Arabs at this point.  Let's build on that - let's use the model that President Carter and later President Clinton exemplified of bringing would-be rivals or opponents together to begin the dialogue.

3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?
The short answer is YES I favor raising the minimum wage. Not only have states raised the minimum wage, but cities and local governments have as well - anywhere between $10.10 and $15.00 . . .  and we're not seeing the dire consequences of job loss that so many have predicted. In fact, job creation is up. So, we know that this needed to help working families, we know it doesn't have the dire consequences predicted, and we know that the general public overwhelmingly favors an increase (75% on a recent survey). I favor a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour - we can do that.

4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?
I find it interesting that so many people are raising significant issues with this when no such objections were raised about President Reagan's amnesty program. It is true that Executive Orders are typically reserved for administrative issues, but there is a long legal precedent of valid Executive Orders in areas that Congress has previously acquiesced - such as this case. I think the program then - and this program now - supports hardworking US residents who pay taxes and contribute to our society and who deserve to benefit from the same legal protections the rest of us have.

5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?
There are many strengths and talents among my colleagues here on this stage - as well as many colleagues who are not on this stage, and I think we could all come together in a Castro Administration, united in our belief that working together benefits us all. If I had to pick just one, the first one that comes to mind is Senator Baldwin given her willingness to tackle difficult issues and always be on the right side of the issue. Her work in promoting health equality and basic human services would make her an ideal Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on March 26, 2015, 04:49:21 am
Donald Trump Campaign October 22-28
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Campaign Schedule

October 22
Rally in Concord, New Hampshire
Barnstorming in Concord, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Franklin, New Hampshire

October 23
Meet and Greet in New London, New Hampshire
Visit to St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire
Fundraiser with donors and supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire
Flight to Iowa

October 24
Speech in Rock Rapids, Iowa
Barnstorming through Lyon County, Iowa
Meeting with Sioux County GOP
Town hall in Orange City, Iowa

October 25
Meet and Greet in Le Mars, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Sioux City, Iowa
Flight to New Hampshire

October 26
Touring local businesses in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Atkinson, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Candia, New Hampshire
Visiting Seabrook Nuclear Power Station in Seabrook, New Hampshire

October 27
Rest Day

October 28
Meet and Greet in Hampton, New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in Manchester, New Hampshire

1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

I do not think for one moment that the Obama administration has done enough to combat terrorists like ISIS. I'm glad he took the decision to launch airstrikes but we need to go further. A small amount of boots on the ground to assist the Iraqi Army isn't too much to ask. It would be much more preferable to the smattering of Iranian militias that Obama's now aligned himself with. Seriously, America's gonna regret giving Iraq to the Iranians. They'll secure Baghdad for Iran once they've dealt with ISIS and America's 12 years of work will have been to waste.

2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

Well it's quite clear that the Palestinian terrorism is the main barrier for peace in this region. The great nation of Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East and one of our most reliable allies. I fully support them.

3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

This might surprise some of you but I do favor a small increase in the minimum wage. The prosperity of the average American is a huge part of my campaign and this small gesture will go a long way to helping more people get farther. Let me be clear, however, that it should be left up to the states to decide.

4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

I think it was an outrageous abuse of power. Obama has completely failed to protect our border and it's nothing short of appalling. A little while back I got some flak for expressing my genuine belief that we should occupy northern Mexico. The border needs to be secured on both sides, to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. They should be processed inside Mexico in camps for them to stay, not after they reach the US. An intervention would not only stop the illegal immigrants, it would also stop the drug smuggling and cartel violence from spilling over our border. We must defend the homeland, properly.

5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

There's a few people up here whom I'd consider appointing to the Cabinet. Scott Walker would be good in Commerce, Martinez in Education or Justice. Even Kasich could fit in there somewhere, they're all competent Governors.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: sjoyce on March 26, 2015, 06:11:40 am
McRaven Campaign Statement:

Though we sit on different sides of the aisle, I have nothing but respect for Senator Cruz personally. All of us here, myself included, offer our deepest condolences to Rafael Cruz on his diagnosis, and wish Senator Cruz and his family nothing but the best as they work through these undoubtably trying times.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 26, 2015, 08:04:21 am
I've given everybody five days this turn and a lot of you haven't posted anything. That's kind of disappointing and not what I expected, but we'll move on. This next update will definitely be interesting--I hope to have it up by tonight.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 26, 2015, 11:03:32 am
I thought it was Thursday night? I planned accordingly.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on March 26, 2015, 01:34:30 pm
Rand Paul Statement:
We are deeply saddened at the news that our dear friend Ted Cruz will be dropping out of the race, and we wish his family all of the best in these trying times. We continue to look forward to working with him as we unite to restore liberty in America!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 26, 2015, 01:36:08 pm
I thought it was Thursday night? I planned accordingly.

Yeah when I saw Thursday I did not figure it to mean early Thursday morning...


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 26, 2015, 03:32:59 pm
Regards From the Castro Campaign
I am strongly saddened to hear the loss of my fellow Texan's campaign. Even though we disagree philosophically, I was hoping we could debate, and still do after Sen. Cruz's father recoverers. I will keep him in our prairs at the campaign, and wish his family well in this trying time.



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on March 26, 2015, 03:56:06 pm
Jeb For America


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Oct. 22         New  Hampshire
-Speak to parent groups about education
-Q&A with American Legion Post in Manchester
-Shaking hands in microtargeted precincts


QUESTION: Governor Bush, I was an officer in first Iraq War. My son joined the military after 9/11 and served in Afghanistan. My family has fought for years to make the world safer. Today, President Obama is just letting the Saudis and Iran fight a war in Yemen. What will you do as President to make sure terrorists don’t use Yemen as a staging ground?

ANSWER: Well, that’s a really fantastic question. But first of all, let’s have a round of applause for your family’s service.  Yemen is a sad situation. The government is no longer truly the government. President Obama long applauded Yemen as a model for a safer Middle East. He talked the talk, but he never came close to talking the talk. We need a strong military with the ability to act in the region. We need a strong foreign and military aid policy. We must conduct ourselves in a way that makes people want to be our ally, and terrified to be our enemy. In Yemen, we need clear vision and decisive action.

Oct. 23        South Carolina
-Barnstorm the Coast
-Speak on national security to veterans
-Meet with business owners in Columbia


“Small business is being shut out of the recovery. Government taxes and regulations are especially burdensome for small business. The Obamacare tax on businesses that put their employees in the exchange is a rounding error to Walmart, but it’s the small business owner’s entire profits for the years. Repealing harmful regulations, reforming the way we write and enforce regulations, and reducing the burden placed by the tax code on the economy are all crucially important to providing small business a way to get in on the recovery.

Oct. 24      South Carolina
-Campaign on the Coast
-Meet with real estate developers
-Visit field offices to thank volunteers


Oct. 25       New Hampshire
-Rally in Wolfesboro
-Drive around rural New Hampshire to targeted Republican houses


Oct. 26       Florida
-Rally with all Florida delegation
-Campaign among Cuban Americans


“If the Cuban people don’t see freedom in the next decade, you can thank the President’s weakening of the embargo. The great tragedy of Castro’s Cuba is how effectively his government has managed to strangle any hope of changing Cuba in the Cuban people. That is tragic. Freedom, it has been said, is not America’s gift to the world. That’s right. Freedom is God’s gift to His Children. As President, I intend to stand up for the freedom of the Cuban people at every chance I get. That is the good fight, whether it’s popular or cool or not. That is the right thing to do, and I intend to do it.”

Oct. 27     Florida
-Campaign along I-4 Corridor with Governor Scott, Senator Rubio
-Tour previously failing elementary school in a “15 years later” event


Oct. 28      South Carolina
-Spend all day with volunteers
-Visit field offices


“The work you all are doing is the very best. I appreciate every last one of you. This campaign wouldn’t be ahead in all the polls without you, we wouldn’t be on track to the White House without you, we wouldn’t be on track to revive the promise of America without you all. Again, I appreciate you and I’m honored to have your support.


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1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

No, I absolutely do not believe the President has handled this well. First of all, our President let this happen. He gave the order to retreat from Iraq, he wouldn't sign a status of forces with Baghdad. He basically polled his way out of Iraq, and when we ran, the terrorists ran in after us. It's a debacle of President Obama's creation.

How I would address it? It's critically important that we strengthen the government in bad. I would support a plan that aids the Iraqi military in launching ground offensives against ISIS. We've got to work with our allies in the region to destroy ISIS, not contain it, destroy it. That means working comprehensively with Saudi Arabia and the coalition they've built to address the deterioration of Yemen.

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1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

Look, Israel is the greatest ally we have in the Middle East. They were the first functioning, multiethnic democracy in the region. They've been a critical partner in the peace process, as well.

The issue is, the United States and Israel are both sitting at the table just waiting on the Palestinians to show up. The Palestinian Authority has always looked to force Israelis out of their homes, only been willing to consider a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, and have done nothing to address the terrorists within their territory. Israel is our friend, our ally, and a nation waiting at the table. As President, I'll support them and do everything I can to get the PA to the table.

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3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

You know, I don't blame people for wanting to do something about the struggle of the everyday American. Politicians have promised an awful lot from increasing the minimum wage. People feel compelled to do something to try to make life better.

But the hard truth is, the minimum wage won't help anyone. The people who enjoy larger paychecks because of an increase in the minimum wage will soon see the increase eaten away by upward movement in the cost of living. After the benefits have worn off for those people, you're just left with half a million people out of work.

The only way we're going to get the middle and working class back into the economy is to reform government, shrink the tax code, reduce the burden of regulation, and unleash the potential America knows it has. As President, I'm not going to fight to bankrupt small businesses and put people out of work by increasing government mandates, I'm going to focus on renewing the American idea for everyone, everywhere in this great country, no matter what.

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4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

Absolutely not. The order was unconstitutional. President Obama likes to remind us that Obamacare is the "law of the land." I'd just like to remind him, the Constitution is the law of the land.

The President's amnesty has ruined all plans to reform immigration. He's killed any hope of getting a plan that strengthens our borders while reforming our immigration system in a way that makes sense. That may be part of the plan. If you elect me, I plan on passing an immigration law that secures our border and effectively deals with the 12 million illegal immigrants already here. This involves paying fines for breaking our laws, not going on social services, working, learning English, and getting an education.

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5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

We've got a lot of great candidates up here. Really, I think Senator Graham would do well as Secretary of Defense, that's not to say I don't want any of the others. But the person I'd most like to see in Cabinet would be Senator Graham of the great state of South Carolina.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Lumine on March 26, 2015, 04:17:17 pm
I'm truly sorry, Spiral, I was able to handle the first weeks, but as things stand I simply do not have enough time  to play (which is a shame, because really I wanted to make it to the primaries).

Due to fundraising concerns and the need to focus on his Senate work given the recent developments in foreign policy, Senator Graham has decided to drop his presidential bid. The Senator has also expressed that he will endorse a candidate after the first primaries have been held.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 26, 2015, 05:40:49 pm
Sorry to hear, Lumine.

After thinking about it, I will give you all by Friday night to get out your schedules. Apologies for any confusions.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 26, 2015, 06:04:23 pm
I was kind of hoping for it finish today, I will be quite busy over the weekend so I could post it early. Would it be okay if the update comes out late tonight, or atleast early tomorrow? That would be much appriciated.

-N.A.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 26, 2015, 07:43:09 pm
NeverAgain, I have been quite busy and away from the computer most of the time as of late, and this will be especially true over the weekend. To be honest I don't think I can post the next update until Monday, but I want to give everybody some more time until then. However, what I think I can do is perhaps provide some mini-updates by Friday in the form of polls or something similar. I hope you can understand.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on March 26, 2015, 07:55:01 pm
TED CRUZ AND LINDSEY GRAHAM OUT; RAND PAUL SURGES TO TOP

Rand Paul - 23%
Jeb Bush - 18%
Scott Walker - 16%
Donald Trump - 12%
Dan Quayle - 7%
Susana Martinez - 6%
John Kasich - 4%
Undecided - 13%


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on March 26, 2015, 08:23:07 pm
Thanks - I understand completely. I look forward to any update you provide.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on March 26, 2015, 08:33:45 pm
Joe Manchin Debate Responses

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1. What will you do as president to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups? Do you agree with how the Obama administration has handled this issue?

I will continue on with President Obama's policies in the Middle East. I do not believe we need any more ground wars over there and I certainly hope that this is a popular position tonight here on this stage. I would also begin to bring in more sharing of resources with those that oppose ISIS on the ground as we certainly aren't sending our boys back over there.

2. In recent years, relations between the US and Israel have become more strained. What would you do to improve relations and also resolve the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

We, as a county, need to create a culture of cooperation. Repeatedly we have seen partisanship extended to our foreign policy, with Republicans sending a letter directly to the Iranian government towards the goal of undermining this country's foreign policy goals. We have also seen President Netanyahu address our congress to drum up support for his reelection bid. If we do create this culture of cooperation we can begin to work towards addressing the troubling issues of Palestine and to repair our two country's lasting alliance.

3. Voters overwhelmingly favor an increase in the minimum wage, and multiple states have taken action on this. Do you favor increasing the minimum wage, and if so, by how much?

The minimum wage must be raised. I find time and again that the minimum wage is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, I find that it is an American issue. We have so many families out there that just aren't making it despite both parents working multiple jobs! It is ridiculous to see this being repeatedly obstructed. Look, this year 21 states, including my home state of West Virginia, rose their minimum wages. We must bring that prosperity to the rest of the country.

4. Do you agree with President Obama's executive order last year on immigration? What is your plan to reform the country's immigration system?

Frankly, I wholeheartedly oppose the President's action on this issue. I support immigration reform and supported the package that passed the Senate but had died in the house. This is an issue that needs to be legislated on, not acted upon with unilateral authority. That is just not how the system works.

5. Out of all the other people on this stage, who would you most want to have in your Cabinet, and for what position?

I have a deep appreciate for William McRaven's service to this country and would happily have him serve in either Defense or Homeland Security. Due to my appreciation of Jerry Brown's stances on free trade and worker's rights, if he would like, I would have him serve as Labor or Commerce secretary.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 01, 2015, 11:26:23 pm
Bump?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 01, 2015, 11:34:01 pm
Bump?

He was like this in the 2000 game too.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 02, 2015, 02:04:25 am
I hope he's okay, hope he's just been busy recently.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 05, 2015, 02:24:33 am
Sorry for the wait, guys. It's true that I have been busy and I've had some personal problems as of late which made me less motivated to update this. I'll go back on track now, though, and hopefully this game can continue going strong!



Cruz Exits, Rand Surges, Hillary Stumbles

The past week was shaken up with the withdrawal of Ted Cruz from the race in an unexpected development. Cruz had been surging in the last month and had reached frontrunner status by the time he left the race, having a very good shot of winning Iowa and moving forward with the nomination, but Cruz wanted to take care of his father after he developed cancer. Also leaving the Republican race was Lindsey Graham, citing low poll numbers. With two Republicans out, the dynamics have significantly changed. Cruz endorsed Rand Paul and Paul would get the bulk of Cruz's support, suddenly shooting up to the top of the polls. As the new frontrunner, Paul will be targeted by his opponents more than ever, and whether he can hold up to the scrutiny is yet to be determined.

As for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton has seen her numbers decline after the latest televised debate where her opponents squarely focused on her. (More on that will be said in the debate portion of the update below.) The main beneficiary of the debate was William McRaven, doubling his support after being near the bottom of most polls for months. Clinton continues to be the person to beat in the Democratic field despite having fallen in polls over the months, and with a field as large as this one, it is difficult to have one candidate stand out as her main foe so far. Though John Kerry has been second nationally and had a solid debate performance, some analysts wonder whether he can get voters excited enough to claim the nomination a second time. Only time will tell what will happen.



Polls

National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 21%
John Kerry - 19%
Jerry Brown - 13%
Joe Manchin - 9%
William McRaven - 8%
Bernie Sanders - 7%
Tammy Baldwin - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 10%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 18%
Jerry Brown - 13%
John Kerry - 12%
Bernie Sanders - 11%
Joe Manchin - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 7%
Luis Gutiérrez - 6%
William McRaven - 6%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 12%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
John Kerry - 22%
Hillary Clinton - 21%
Jerry Brown - 13%
William McRaven - 10%
Bernie Sanders - 11%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Joe Manchin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 10%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 21%
Joe Manchin - 18%
John Kerry - 12%
Jerry Brown - 9%
Joaquín Castro - 7%
William McRaven - 7%
Bernie Sanders - 7%
Tammy Baldwin - 2%
Luis Gutiérrez - 2%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 13%

National (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 24%
Jeb Bush - 18%
Scott Walker - 15%
Donald Trump - 11%
Dan Quayle - 9%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 5%
Undecided - 13%

Iowa (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 26%
Scott Walker - 18%
Jeb Bush - 14%
Donald Trump - 11%
Dan Quayle - 11%
John Kasich - 5%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Undecided - 12%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 25%
Jeb Bush - 19%
Donald Trump - 15%
Scott Walker - 13%
Susana Martinez - 8%
Dan Quayle - 7%
John Kasich - 3%
Undecided - 10%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 27%
Rand Paul - 18%
Scott Walker - 14%
Donald Trump - 12%
Dan Quayle - 8%
Susana Martinez - 3%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 16%



Headlines

CBS: Why did so many Democrats skip the debate?

The Hill: Where has Sherrod Brown been?

BBC: ISIS launches offensive on Baghdad




Debate Performances

Baldwin: N/A
J. Brown: B+
S. Brown: N/A
Castro: A-
Clinton: C-
Gutierrez: N/A
Manchin: B
McRaven: A
Kerry: B
Sanders: N/A

All eyes were on Hillary here, and she disappointed in some respects. Clinton raised eyebrows when admitting that she thought President Obama abused his power on the immigration executive order but still approved of it. In addition, her statement on the minimum wage resulted in a memorable exchange between her and John Kerry on math. Jerry Brown had a good night and carved his own niche by advocating non-intervention in the Middle East and heavily criticizing Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. William McRaven was the big star of the night, though, especially showing his expertise in the realm of foreign policy through detailed answers. McRaven is the one to watch in coming weeks as the campaign develops. Joaquin Castro also did quite well and may eventually have his own breakout moment with luck.

Bush: A-
Kasich: D
Martinez: N/A
Paul: B
Trump: B-
Quayle: A-
Walker: N/A

Observers agreed that Jeb Bush did consistently well over the others, also showing that he is a staunch conservative on most issues as he tries to win over skeptics in the party. However, the surprise of the night was Dan Quayle, the man who was once ridiculed for misspelling the word "potato." Quayle proved to be knowledgeable on the issues and was aggressive in touting his credentials over the other candidates as he posed a question about their accomplishments. Quayle has seen a bump in the polls since then and could very well become one of the frontrunners in the future. Rand Paul had a solid performance and stood out from the others in foreign policy, and Donald Trump took the most extreme stance on immigration and pleased the Tea Party. John Kasich, meanwhile, was universally seen as a dud by giving brief and usually vague answers and not doing much to stand out at all.



Endorsements

John Kerry
Caroline Kennedy
Maria Shriver
Jean Kennedy Smith
Paul Kirk
Mo Cowan

Hillary Clinton
Max Cleland
John Baldacci
Wesley Clark
Adolfo Carrion Jr.
Fernando Ferrer

Jerry Brown
John Hickenlooper
Michael Gronstal
Zephyr Teachout
Chuy Garcia

Dan Quayle
Lisa Murkowski
Elizabeth Dole
Linda Lingle
John Cornyn
Shelley Moore Capito

John Kasich
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Alex Mooney
Lamar Alexander

Jeb Bush
Florida Republican congressional delegation
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
National Federation of Independent Business



This turn will last from October 29-November 4. You have the next 72 hours to post your schedules.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 05, 2015, 03:14:42 am
Hillary Clinton-New Endorsements

Former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA)
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Hillary Clinton earns my endorsement because once our nomination is claimed, the Republicans will use every dirty tactic and false flag in the book in the book to win the Oval Office, and Hillary has weathered those scandal-hunters time and again, both as First Lady, and in her nomination bid in 2008.

Former Governor John Baldacci (D-ME)
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We have several wonderful candidates running, and I would be thrilled to have any of them as our nominee. However, Hillary Clinton is the closest representative to the values of my State, and therefore I feel it is in my best interest to endorse her at this time.

Retired General Wesley Clark (D-IL)
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Back when I ran in 2004 a guy named John Kerry won the nomination. A lot of Democrats, myself included thought he'd beat President Bush, but he was swiftboated to defeat. Hillary Clinton isn't going to allow that to happen, which is why I am endorsing her for President-because we need to stop crying foul, and start fighting back.

Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. (D-NY)
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Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer (D-NY)
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Hillary represented New York for eight years in the Senate diligently. She didn't run for President in 2004, when she could've swept to the nomination with ease, and won convincingly in November. Shouldn't this prove she has some principles?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 05, 2015, 12:26:04 pm
Schedule for Bill Clinton

October 29, 2015

Meet Voters in Havelock, Iowa (With Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack and Swati Dandekar)

Speech at RV Kearns Farms, Plover, Iowa
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You have to feel for Senator Cruz. No one wants to deal with a relative with cancer, no one wants to leave a Presidential Campaign before Iowa, especially at the top of the polls. But my sympathy is slightly limited when you realize Senator Cruz is the single Senator who has blocked worthwhile initiatives from all sides, even those from the GOP House that he agreed with, just to prove a point. I don't know what you might call it, but I tend to think of it as a form of karma for the Senator, him being forced out of his Presidential Race.

Meet Voters in Varina, Iowa (With Bruce Braley, Kirsten Gillibrand)

Meet Voters at Bobby's Sand Bar, Linn Grove, Iowa

Visit Pleasant View Home, Albert City, Iowa (With Swati Dandekar)
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October 30, 2015

Tour Albert City Historical Museum, Albert City Iowa (With Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley)

Meet Voters at Alta Church of Christ, Alta, Iowa (With Wesley Clark)

Speech at Twilight Acres, Wall Lake, Iowa
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Not-For-Profits, like Twilight Acres, or the Clinton Foundation are an essential part of public life and service. But many non-profits are plagued by shoddy or criminal bookkeeping, and the Treasury Department is powerless to stop this common behavior, with State Authorities ineffective at best. Currently existing Treasury Department agencies can shoulder the burden of regulating non-profits, and they should.

Tour VT Industries, Sac City, Iowa

October 31, 2015

Meet Voters, Somers, Iowa

Tour NEW Cooperative, Pomeroy, Iowa
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Halloween Fundraiser, Vault (Cocktail Bar) Duncombe, Iowa ($2,000 a head, all non-Bill Clinton entrants must come in costume. (Bill is dressed as Rand Paul)

Actually Bill Clinton
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November 1, 2015

Meet Voters in Kamrar, Iowa

Bowling Match, Webster City Bowl, Webster City, Iowa (Against Fred Hoiberg)

Meet Voters in Boxholm, Iowa

Tour Iowa Corn Processors, Glidden, Iowa
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November 2, 2015

Tour Oasis Tree Farms, Pahokee, Florida
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Meet Voters in Ocean Ridge, Florida

November 3, 2015

Meet Voters Samoset, Florida

Meet Voters in Ponce Inlet, Florida (With Max Cleland)

November 4, 2015

Skype with Campaign Staff


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on April 05, 2015, 02:52:30 pm
OOC: NYE, I'm looking across the river at Ocean Ridge and can tell you know that your better off fundraising there than campaigning there. Anywho my schedule will be tonight.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 05, 2015, 05:54:40 pm
OOC: NYE, I'm looking across the river at Ocean Ridge and can tell you know that your better off fundraising there than campaigning there. Anywho my schedule will be tonight.

Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind
NYE


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on April 05, 2015, 08:19:18 pm

Halloween Fundraiser, Vault (Cocktail Bar) Duncombe, Iowa ($2,000 a head, all non-Bill Clinton entrants must come in costume. (Bill is dressed as Rand Paul)

Actually Bill Clinton
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The hell?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on April 05, 2015, 09:07:37 pm
Thursday, October 29th, 2015:
-Rally in Dubuque, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Muscatine, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Davenport, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Iowa City, Iowa.
-Speech to farmers in Washington, Iowa.
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“We really ought to pass a farmer’s bill of rights in this country! We can work to abolish the International Monetary Fund and quit subsidizing agricultural imports to this nation. We can end the archaic New Deal restrictions on growing crops. We can protect instead of persecute farmers using the fifth amendment so their property rights are sacred. And most importantly, we must restore faith and family in America, because the backbone of this country is the family farm!”

Friday, October 30th, 2015:

-Meet and Greet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Toddville, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Vinton, Iowa.

Saturday, October 31st, 2015:
-Meet and Greet in Waterloo, Iowa.
-Meet and Greet in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
-Touring small businesses in Eldora, Iowa.
-Rally in Webster City, Iowa.

Sunday, November 1st, 2015:
-Church service at the First Baptist Church in Webster City, Iowa.
-Flight to New Hampshire.
-Rally in Laconia, New Hampshire.
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“I heard Bill Clinton dressed up as me for Halloween! I guess he decided to play the part of a decent person this year!”

Monday, November 2nd, 2015:
-Launch New England Bus Tour in Exeter, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Keene, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Andover, New Hampshire.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015:
-Bus Tour Rally in Berlin, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Ossipee, New Hampshire.
-Bus Tour Rally in Portland, Maine.
-Bus Tour Rally in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015:
-Relaxing with family in Maine.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 05, 2015, 09:59:07 pm

Halloween Fundraiser, Vault (Cocktail Bar) Duncombe, Iowa ($2,000 a head, all non-Bill Clinton entrants must come in costume. (Bill is dressed as Rand Paul)

Actually Bill Clinton
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The hell?

I take it you never heard of the custom of dressing up for Halloween?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on April 05, 2015, 10:01:12 pm

Halloween Fundraiser, Vault (Cocktail Bar) Duncombe, Iowa ($2,000 a head, all non-Bill Clinton entrants must come in costume. (Bill is dressed as Rand Paul)

Actually Bill Clinton
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The hell?

I take it you never heard of the custom of dressing up for Halloween?

I know how Halloween works, I just find this way too unrealistic for a former American President to do.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 05, 2015, 10:02:30 pm

Halloween Fundraiser, Vault (Cocktail Bar) Duncombe, Iowa ($2,000 a head, all non-Bill Clinton entrants must come in costume. (Bill is dressed as Rand Paul)

Actually Bill Clinton
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The hell?

I take it you never heard of the custom of dressing up for Halloween?

I know how Halloween works, I just find this way too unrealistic for a former American President to do.

For a fundraiser, why not?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 05, 2015, 10:14:51 pm
Bill Did Dress Up... Even if it's on SNL... https://screen.yahoo.com/clinton-halloween-party-000000967.html


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on April 05, 2015, 11:57:39 pm
Bush For America

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Oct. 29         New Hampshire
-Rally veterans groups on national defense, opposing defense cuts in Nashua
-Speak with parents, teachers about reforming and reducing federal Dept. Of Ed. in Manchester
-Volunteer management in Manchester and Nashua

The issue with the federal government and education is simple. The Department of Education believes that it is a governing agency in education rather than a funding agency. The DoE shouldn't be in the rule-making and regulation business. There is a role for the DoE in terms of funding, providing money to schools that demonstrate success and the schools that need a boost to become successful. However, you can speak to thousands of teachers across this country and a common thread strings their distaste together. They spend too much time on regulations, keeping track of grant money, bookkeeping for the bureaucrats, and too little time with students. Providing regulatory relief to our nation's schools is important, and if you elect me President of the United States, I intend to do that.


Oct. 30       Florida
-Campaign in The Villages on economic issues, with Governor Scott and Senator Rubio
-Attend AIPAC conference to announce endorsement, speech
-Hold an event with each member of Congress in their District

While it may be fashionable in the halls of Europe and now in the halls of the White House, I will never waver in the United States's commitment to Israel. As the only stable, free, prosperous democracy in the Middle East, American values are Israeli values. We share a common ancestry. Our nations hold a set of shared values. Our nations, and the rights of the people within them, are formed by our Creator. It is for these reasons  that I will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our greatest ally, the nation of Israel.

That commitment, though, is no longer universal. The special relationship that existed between our two countries was not tested by the bitterness of partisanship or the lure of opportunism. Support for Israel was above the squabbles of day-to-day Washington. That is, sadly, no longer the case. An alliance of the fringes have taken a stand against Israel. Leftist opposition to Israel runs strong, and it runs from the White House on down. President Obama has led the Democratic Party against Israel's supporters in the United States. However, I am disheartened to say that some within the Republican Party have joined them. It is crucial that the United States does not question its commitment to Israel. If I am the next President of the United States, I never will.



Oct. 31          Florida
-Campaign in Southern Florida w/Scott, Rubio, Members of Congress
-Meet with Cuban American leaders
-Cuban Americans for Bush rally, speech
-Meeting with Catholic Right to Life Group

Today, Cuba is not free. It has not been free in over half a century. A brutal dictator, and now his brother, have controlled Cuba in what cannot be described as anything but occupation. Cuba is not free.

American foreign policy has always looked to topple the existing Cuban government, allow freedom to take hold in the nation just 90 miles from our coast, and liberate millions of people.  Many people here in the United States, in Florida particularly, have family still living under the tyranny of the Castro regime. It is the duty of American foreign policy to continue to seek their liberation, to establish the free trade of goods, and to enter into a partnership with a free Cuba.

Our President, and some members of my party, are wavering in their opposition to the Castros' tyranny. The President and his allies say, "Oh, we don't WANT the Castros to be in charge, but as long as they are...what's the harm?" What's the harm? The harm is systemic oppression, political persecution, and a people that are not free.

If I am elected as your next President, I pledge to make great strides toward freeing the people of Cuba. You can count on that.



Nov. 1       Nevada
-Rally with Columba, Hispanic Republicans
-Immigration roundtable
-Speech to American Legion

Securing the homeland and defending national interests is a duty of the federal government that is enshrined in the Constitution. A strong military is critical to the defense of this nation and our interests. Strength enables a foreign policy that yields real results.

We've seen the consequences of a foreign policy that holds our military in contempt. President Obama and his allies in the legislative branch have forced the military to its lowest level of readiness since World War Two.

If I'm elected President, I will work to repeal sequestration's devastating effects on the military.



Nov. 2          Nevada
-Bus tour across rural Nevada
-Bus tour across rural Nevada
-Bus tour across rural Nevada


Nov. 3          South Carolina
-Campaign across northern SC w/Dubya
-Barnstorm Greenville County
-PTA meeting in Spartanburg


Nov. 4           South Carolina
-Meet with local Republican Committee in Richland county
-Attend NFIB-sponsored roundtable with local community leaders
-Shake hands with volunteers in Richland county
-Ribbon cutting for decked out campaign HQ in Columbia


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on April 06, 2015, 06:19:53 pm
Commander in Chief
Bush for America
Cinematography: Jeb speaking with relevant pictures, him speaking to camera when appropriate
Running in: IA, NH, SC, FL, NV, CO

America faces a treacherous path ahead. Our enemies advance on our allies. Our internal divisions continue to weaken the security of our homeland. When you elect the next Commander in Chief, I hope you'll stand with me for a strong foreign policy that is grounded in the real world, that is designed to preserve our national interests and promote our national values. I'm Jeb Bush and I approve this message because I believe in America's security.



Bush for America Strategy Memo, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4th

It is important that all campaign staff note the fundamental differences held by Iowa and New Hampshire from the rest of the primary process. Our strategic programs reflect the retail aspect of the first two states while accepting the more typical nature of later primaries.


-Iowa Volunteer Program
The Bush Family have long held a strong following in the first state in the nation's primary process. The Governor's stops in the state have been primarily focused on bolstering the volunteer "army of persuasion" that we are relying on to power the Iowa campaign. The directive to our Iowa director has been clear. Maximize voter contacts made by volunteers in order to reinforce the messages the voter has received through our paid advertising. The entire campaign is an ad campaign with an emphasis on pushing our paid messages deeper into the conscious of the caucus. Organizational favor is being given to right to life and business groups.

-New Hampshire Community Leaders Program
Governor Bush's efforts in the state have been characterized by an aggressive outreach strategy with business, opinion makers, and other officials in the communities. Winning these people alone will yield significant results in the New Hampshire. However, the program's real strength lies in bolstering our later voter-to-candidate contact campaign in the state. These are individuals who can bring out thousands of voters to listen and meet the Governor. Having been met with success in the Community Leaders Program, the New Hampshire campaign will soon begin to transmission into a mass voter contact campaign. Bush for America will immediately begin using community leader contacts to create a surge in volunteer contacts. New phone lines and office space has been acquired to accommodate these new volunteers.

-South Carolina Lockdown
In 2012, our eventual nominee Mitt Romney carried 28% of the vote in the South Carolina primary. That was not, at the time, a sufficient share of the vote to win the primary. Today, Governor Bush is polling at 27% of the primary. Governor Bush, however, has put much more effort into running up the score along the coastal areas. Romney's theoretical win in SC relied on a performance on the Coast that he did not receive. The Governor is polling even with Romney by winning a larger share of the high-turnout coastal region while running behind Romney in the populated inland areas of the state. Our campaign has done an excellent job at locking up the coast. Expanding to include former Romney voters will yield an even larger share of the primary vote, virtually guaranteeing a primary victory in this divided field.

-Florida Party Growth and Systematic Voter Contact
The entire Florida Republican Party has lined up behind Governor Bush. All Congressional Republicans and Senator Rubio are running for re-election this cycle. Our campaign staff has worked out an arrangement in which all three levels of campaigns will register new GOP voters and automatically have them issue a pledge to vote Bush-Rubio-Congressional Republican. All new party growth initiated by the presidential, senatorial, or congressional campaigns will favor Governor Bush. Additionally, Governor Bush has done some campaigning in the state to remind Cuban Americans and other staunch Republicans  of his record and his plans if he is elected President. AIPAC's endorsement has also rallied the pro-Israel vote behind the Governor.

-Nevada, Colorado, and Minnesota Caucus Leaders Programs
Bush for America has already established a basic, but growing, caucus leader initiative in NV, CO, and MN. These individuals will lay the groundwork for shaping the caucus electorate. Previous nominees have run campaigns designed to compete in unfriendly electorates. The strategy of out-campaigning a hostile electorate has been met with mixed success. Bush for America will not only compete for existing caucus goers, but also broaden the electorate to incorporate more friendly elements. The caucus leaders will lead the way in turning out first time caucus goers while paid messaging and campaign appearances increase the Governor's share of the traditional vote. New voters will be critical to winning caucus states. In Colorado and Nevada particularly, we will be looking to exacerbate the Governor's advantage with Hispanic Republicans.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 06, 2015, 09:13:11 pm
Schedule for Hillary Clinton

October 29, 2015

Meet Voters in Riverton, Iowa

Meet Voters in Thurman, Iowa

Cooking Lesson fundraiser at Fremont Mills High School ($1,000 will earn donors a chance to learn recipes for Penne Carbonara w/Mushrooms, Apple and raisin Kugel, Tartiflette, Cheese, Pork and Lamb filled Tortellini, Flan, Panzerotti and Zeppole from Celebrity Chef Gianfranco Chiarini. $2,000 will earn donors the recipes plus signed shirts from Chiarini and Hillary Clinton.)
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October 30, 2015

Meet Voters in Hastings, Iowa

Speech at Kiewit Construction Co., Pacific Junction, Iowa
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I remember way back in 2009, Republicans slammed the stimulus package President Obama put together as "not producing jobs" and dangerous. Mitt Romney, said when he ran in 2012 that the economy was "not having a real recovery". Well, Today we have to recognize that President Obama's actions over that span led to a better recovery than many could have ever predicted, and we avoided another Great Depression as well, something that did not seem certain when he was inaugurated.

Meet Voters, Stanton, Iowa

Meet Voters COE Creek Cafe, Elliot, Iowa

Meet Voters at Lied Public Library, Clarinda, Iowa
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October 31, 2015

Meet Voters at Bow Plumbing & Heating Corporation, Bow, New Hampshire

Meet Voters in Hill, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes)

Meet Voters in Croydon, New Hampshire (With Richard Swett and Paul Hodes)

Speech at Unity Elementary School, Unity, New Hampshire
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We have an excellent field bidding for our nomination, and no matter how heated it gets, lets hope for a united front when all is said and done, because we're going to need it to beat a Rand Paul, or a Scott Walker come November.

November 1, 2015

Meet Voters in Marlow, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes)

Attend Services at Tri-State Bible Baptist Church, Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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Meet Voters at Gilsum Public Library, Gilsum, New Hampshire (With Paul Hodes, Martha Coakley and John Baldacci)

November 2, 2015

Meet Voters at Loons Nest, Lovell, Maine
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Meet Voters, Peru, Maine (With John Baldacci)

Meet Voters, Hebron, Maine

Meet Voters at Waterford Memorial School (With John Baldacci)

November 3, 2015

Paintball Fundraiser at Blitz Paintball, Dacono, Colorado ($1,250 will earn Donors a chance to play up to two games of paintball alongside either Hillary Clinton or Federico Pena, and enter a raffle to win a Paintball gun autographed by Hillary, Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gilliard, and Former Israeli Prime Minister Tzipi Livni)
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Meet Voters at Akron Foursquare Church, Akron Colorado

Tour Old Town Museum, Burlington, Colorado (With Wesley Clark and Frederico Pena)
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November 4, 2015

Meet Voters in Liberal, Missouri

Meet Voters at Cooky's Cafe, Golden City, Missouri
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Meet Voters in Dadeville, Missouri

Meet Voters, Lockwood High School, Lockwood, Missouri
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 07, 2015, 09:31:10 pm
Can we get an extra day on this?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 07, 2015, 10:39:13 pm
Can we get an extra day on this?

Yes, that's fine.

This turn will now end Wednesday night.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on April 08, 2015, 01:13:53 pm
OOC: Spiral has told me that Chuy Garcia is elected chicago mayor in this timeline.



Mayor Chuy Garcia Press Conference: Endorsement of Jerry Brown

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"The job of Mayor of Chicago has been delightful in these opening months, but also challenging, and I feel the relief of not having to deal with national politics. That being said - this city deserves a strong voice in the race for the Presidency, and as leader of this great city, I want our voice to be heard. And our voice is one of progressivism, caring for those in need, and believing in the ability of our people.

That's why, despite the presence of one of our own in this race, I will stand by Governor Jerry Brown for President of the United States. California is a model of success Chicago has been looking to, as California is a place where they solved their budget issues without savaging their citizens. Brown has been a national leader on climate change, workers rights, and progressive change - even as all of those things were unpopular in the public eye.

I recognize I disagree with some things Brown has to offer, but the most important thing to me is a show of leadership. I admire Brown's leadership over the years, but most importantly, I admire his willingness to be different. He stands against the interventionist voices in our party, and draws great concern from their message. I share that concern and encourage a more educated conversation on the issue than the needless warmongering we've seen.

I will not be taking questions."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 08, 2015, 09:57:51 pm
Joe Manchin for President: Surrogate Schedules for the Week October 29-November 4

Iowa Reps. Patti Ruff, Bruce Bearinger, and Nancy Dunkel: Iowa

Iowa Sens. Mary Jo Wilhelm, Tod Bowman, and Brian Schoenjahn: Iowa

Iowa Rural Caucus: Iowa (Bus Tour)

Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY): South Carolina

Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO): South Carolina

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT): Iowa

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT): New Hampshire, Iowa

Fmr. Sen. David Boren (D-OK): South Carolina

Fmr. Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK): Iowa

Fmr. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Iowa

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA): Iowa, South Carolina

Fmr. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT): Iowa

Fmr. Rep. John Barrow (D-GA): South Carolina


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 08, 2015, 10:04:49 pm
Dan Quayle Campaign Schedule:

Oct. 29:
Rally and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA
Local media interview
Town Hall in Iowa City, IA
Rally and Campaign Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

Oct. 30:
Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Rally and Barnstorm in Waterloo, IA
Rally and Campaign Speech in Ames, IA

Oct. 31:
Town Hall in Fort Dodge, IA
Rally in Sioux City, IA
Rally/Fundraiser in Council Bluffs, IA

Nov. 1:
Rally/Fundraiser in Council Bluffs, IA
Barnstorm and Meet and Greet in Glenwood, IA
Barnstorm and Town Hall in Shenandoah, IA

Nov. 2:
Barnstorming and GOTV in Red Oak, IA
Barnstorming and Town Hall in Clarinda, IA
Meet and Greet and Barnstorming in Creston, IA

Nov. 3:
Meet and Greet in Osceola, IA
Meet and Greet and Town Hall in Leon, IA
Barnstorming and Town Hall in Corydon, IA

Nov. 4:
Barnstorming and Meet and Greet in Centerville, IA
Barnstorming and Town Hall in Albia, IA
Rally and Speech in Ottumwa, IA


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 08, 2015, 10:05:16 pm
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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTT WALKER SHOT AT IOWA RALLY

DEVELOPING...



Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on April 08, 2015, 10:15:07 pm
Jerry Brown Schedule: October 29th - November 4th, 2015

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"We've seen a league of rogue Governors using the despicable law Taft-Hartley to weaken our working class. This stuff is literally taking food off of plates and into CEO's pockets. This is really sinister stuff here. I am of the belief that this stuff is damn near criminal. As President, I would repeal Taft-Hartley, and if not that, do my damnest not to allow another right-to-work state in my union. I am deadly serious. We've already seen stagnant wages while the wealthiest among us get wealthier, and without these protections that distance gets further while Americans work even harder for less take home dollars. We have to make sure we allow more American families prosper, not less."

October 29th - Barnstorming and Town Halls in New Hampshire
October 30th - Barnstorming and Town Halls in New Hampshire
October 31st - Barnstorming in South Carolina
November 1st - Barnstorming in South Carolina
November 2nd - Meeting in Chicago
November 3rd - Barnstorming and Meet and Greets in Iowa
November 4th - Barnstorming and Meet and Greets in Iowa

Other Jerry Brown Events This Week
- Interview with Chuck Todd on the 31st
- Big Speech on labor rights on the 1st
- Endorsement from Mayor Garcia on the 2nd
- Farm Bureau Luncheon on the 4th
- Opening more campaign headquarters in South Carolina
- Small ad buy in the first three primary states

Excerpt from Chuck Todd

"Chuck, voters are looking for someone who can take the reigns of this country honorably and responsibly, and when I look at the GOP field, I see no one who is like that. Are we gonna get another son of a Bush? The Democratic field looks a lot better, but I believe I am the only candidate who can combine experienced leadership and progessive policy so that we can actually get things done in Washington. A lot of my fellow candidates can't do it."

Excerpt from Iowa Farm Bureau Luncheon

"As much as I want to agree with you all, I know in my heart of hearts I have to stick with my gut. The way farm subsidies are currently built, they favor big Agro and do little for small farms that actually need the money. Under a Brown administration, that would change. By allowing small farms room to grow, we help those in poverty and grow the economy. If I don't win the support of you fine people because of that, I'm okay with it. An old dog can't learn new tricks."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 08, 2015, 10:24:41 pm
New Endorsements:

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Lisa Murkowski:
...Dan Quayle is exact what this country, and what this party needs right now, a leader, who is strong in his convictions and knows how to work not only with his whole party, but also across the aisle in order to get things done. With him at the helm, we will have a strong president and our country will prosper. (Barnstorming Iowa)

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Elizabeth Dole:
I know what it is like to work to pass legislation in this country, and so does Dan Quayle, he is not a rabble rouser like others in this race, instead he is a doer, a real consensus maker, a man of the people, and will lead this country to prosperity through unity. (Barnstorming South Carolina)

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Linda Lingle:
As a Republican Governor in a very blue state I can sort those who just want to make a point and those who want to make a difference and get things done. Dan Quayle is the one who wants to make a real difference. He is the president that America needs right now, not a divisive leader, but a unifier! (Barnstorming New Hampshire)

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John Cornyn:
Dan Quayle represents something different than all the other candidates, he represents a vision for America, a vision not of radicalism, but of bringing people together, to make sure this country can survive another 200 years. He represents every facet of the Republican party, he represents rural America, he represents conservative convictions, and that is what we need right now. (Barnstorming South Carolina)

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Shelley Moore Capito
Only one man can bring us victory in November, only one man can unity the party, only one man can unite the nation, and that man is Dan Quayle! A proven leader, he is the experience we need while still offering the conservatism that will bring us prosperity! (Barnstorming Iowa)

Other Surrogates:
Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (2012 Nominee): Barnstorming Iowa
Gov. Larry Hogan: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Gov. Rick Snyder: Barnstorming Iowa
Gov. Charlie Baker: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Fmr. Governor Mitch Daniels: Barnstorming Iowa
Governor Mike Pence: Barnstorming Iowa
Senator Dan Coats: Meeting with Donors
Fmr. Senator Dick Lugar: Made Finance Chair, meeting with donors
Fmr. Congressman Ben Quayle: Barnstorming Nevada


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 08, 2015, 10:50:56 pm
Press Release

Senator Manchin has been with family in Charleston, WV over the past week due to a death in the family. We thank the press for respecting the Manchin family during this difficult time.

Joe Manchin for President: Schedule for October 29-November 4

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Senator Manchin's plans in Iowa for this week

October 29th
Flight to Iowa
Meet and Greet in Keosauqua, Iowa
Forum with Supporters at the Van Buren County Courthouse
Town Hall in Fairfield, Iowa

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Questioner: "You keep saying that you're the candidate that can break up dysfunction in Washington. Why do you think you can achieve this?

Sen. Manchin: "What we've seen time and again in our government, we just keep electing the same old democrats and republicans who are always going at eachother's throats. In West Virginia and as a Senator, I've always been a voice of reason as well as a consensus builder among my colleagues. I'm a different kind of candidate, one that can break through the divide that we've seen for so very long."

October 30th
Meeting with the Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Rally in Wattumwa, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Eddyville, Iowa
Forum on Farm Issues in Bloomfield, Iowa

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"People like Governor Brown, Hillary Clinton, and Secretary Kerry are coming around here saying repeatedly that they care about people like you. Well I'm here to say that they are beholden to Wall Street lobbyists and special interests at every turn. As President, I will listen to your voice and get the government working for the little guy again!"

October 31st
Senate Duties

November 1st
Constituent Service in WV
Interview on This Week

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Stephanopoulos: "It has been recently reported that ISIS is launching an offensive against Baghdad, and you've put forward what some would call "dovish" views. What do you think should be done about this?

Manchin: "Well, George, this issue is a Middle East issue. I've been putting together an agenda that will work for Americans here at home during this campaign. I believe that we have partially created the quagmire that is the Middle East and that if we continue to intervene more and more issues will just keep coming up. What I would say is: create stability in the region with diplomatic cooperation and to continue to keep our promise to the Iraqi government. However, dependence should not be fostered. As president, I would work to create a self-sustaining situation in the Middle East in order to focus our resources on the issues that really matter to Americans."


November 2nd
Meeting with Appanoose County Democrats
Meet and Greet in Albia, Iowa
Meet and Greet in Chariton, Iowa
Meeting with the Wayne County Farm Bureau

November 3rd
Forum on Money in Politics with Senator Jon Tester in Manchester, New Hampshire
Rally in Concord, New Hampshire
Meeting with New Hampshire Democrats
Flight to South Carolina

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"The situation after the disastrous Supreme Court decisions that overruled centuries of precedent has created an untenable situation in which candidate are raising billions, yes you heard that right, billions in order to get elected president. Where do you reckon those billions are coming from?

November 4th
Rally in Charleston, South Carolina
Town Hall with Steve Beshear on Social Policy
Meet and Greet in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Tour of Battlefields in Ninety Six, South Carolina with Fmr. Gov. Jim Hodges




Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 08, 2015, 11:10:58 pm
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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTT WALKER SHOT AT IOWA RALLY

DEVELOPING...



OOC: Holy Hell... what happened here (and who's playing as Walker again?)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 08, 2015, 11:25:53 pm
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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTT WALKER SHOT AT IOWA RALLY

DEVELOPING...



OOC: Holy Hell... what happened here (and who's playing as Walker again?)

Spamage is. OOC (just in case Manchin doesn't get caught reveling in this): I like updates like this to get some more spice into the game. I certainly hope that Walker doesn't die.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spamage on April 09, 2015, 12:01:49 am
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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTT WALKER SHOT AT IOWA RALLY

DEVELOPING...



OOC: Holy Hell... what happened here (and who's playing as Walker again?)

Spamage is. OOC (just in case Manchin doesn't get caught reveling in this): I like updates like this to get some more spice into the game. I certainly hope that Walker doesn't die.

This event occurred per my request. :P

CNN graphics tomorrow ;)


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 09, 2015, 12:46:12 am
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Campaign Schedule:  October 29, 2015 - November 4, 2015

Thursday, Oct 29:  IOWA
Davenport    -  Town Hall with Mayor Gluba on "Reforming Education for the Future" on steps of City Hall
Fort Madison - Rally with Mayor Randolph on "Security, Foreign Policy, and our Military at large" at historic Fort Madison
Ottumwa       - Town Hall at Indian Hills Community College on "Reforming Student Loan Debt"
                       - Speech at Cargill Factory on "Workforce Development"

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Friday, Oct 30:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manchester   - Rally at Union Station on "Re-building our Infrastructure" 
Rochester      - Attend fund-raiser performance in Historic Opera House, Questions to follow on "Promoting the Arts in Today's Society"             
Berlin             - Rally at Jericho Mountain State Park on "Protecting our Environment and Wildlife"

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Saturday, Oct 31:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia     - Rally on steps of State Capitol with Mayor Benjamin - "Civil Rights in the 21st Century - Challenges and Victories"
Charleston   - Dinner fundraiser and Speech - "Creating Jobs in the 21st Century"
                     - Charleston Democratic Party Halloween "Haunted Tour" of Historic District

Sunday, Nov 1:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston   - Attend reformation service at Circular Congregational Church (historic church)
Conway       - Speech at Coastal Community College on "Education, Technology, and Jobs"
Sumter        - Visit to Shaw Air Force Base and Speech on "Promoting Veterans' Health"

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Monday, Nov 2: FLORIDA
Tampa         - Rally with Mayor Buckhorn at Ybor City's Famous 7th Ave on "Local Government's Role in Sustainability"
Miami         -  Rally on steps of Miami-Dade County Courthouse on "Urban Issues and the Economy"
                    - Lecture at Florida International University on "Education for our Future"

Tuesday, Nov 3:  IOWA
Des Moines    - Rally on Griffin Pedestrian Bridge with Mayor Frank Cownie on "Addressing the Infrastructure Needs of the 21st Century"
                       - TV appearance on local TV channel - "Water Management"
Iowa City        - Rally on University of Iowa campus on "Innovation and Water Management"

Wednesday, Nov 4: WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. Congress - Congressional duties
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 09, 2015, 12:49:36 am
Castro Campaign Announcement -
The Castro Campaign has just learned of an attack on Governor Walker in Iowa. We here in Texas, and I hope I speak for the entire U.S., when I wish the Walkers my condolences, and say they shall be in our prayers.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on April 09, 2015, 04:51:11 am
Donald Trump Campaign Schedule October 29-November 4

October 29
Barnstorming in Iowa
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Dinner with supporters in Iowa

October 30
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Flight to New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Rally and speech in New Hampshire

October 31

Barnstorming in New Hampshire
Flight to Nevada
Meet and Greet in Nevada

November 1
Barnstorming in Nevada
Town hall in Nevada
Rally in Nevada

November 2
Meet and Greet in Nevada
Flight to South Carolina
Meet and Greet in South Carolina
Barnstorming in South Carolina
Flight to New Hampshire

November 3
Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire

November 4
Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Town hall in New Hampshire


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spamage on April 10, 2015, 06:25:35 pm
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 10, 2015, 06:48:17 pm
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Obviously, we in the political community are in shock after the senseless assassination of Governor Walker. While this was a political act, this could have been prevented if the Secret Service was up to the job of protecting all of our candidates running for President on both sides of aisle. If they could not protect one candidate, there is little reason to believe they can protect others, and a massive restructuring of the Secret Service is needed immediately. We also, of course need to find out who did this, what their motives are, and whether they connections to any Domestic and International terrorist organizations. We need to be able to help the new Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch with an orderly transition, make it clear that she will get assistance if needed, and we need to give the Walker family, Tonette and Alex, a shoulder to cry on, because they have lost a husband and father, and those are some the hardest losses to digest of anyone, and even more so when they're victims of something so senseless. 


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on April 10, 2015, 07:11:59 pm
Statement from the Paul Campaign
We are greatly shocked, saddened, and horrified at the assassination of Governor Walker and wish his family well in this trying time. Political violence has no place in America, and we look forward to his assassin feeling the full weight of American justice.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 10, 2015, 08:17:00 pm
Castro Campaign Announcement -
Governor Walker's passing is shocking news for all citizens, and all people of Wisconsin, and America. Governor Walker dedicated his time to public service, to his work, and to the people. Now, hearing the news that he is gone, shall be a great burden on us, as Texans, as humans, and as Americans. We must not forget what Governor Walker strove for and what can be admired on both sides of the political aisle, which I hope to work for in this campaign. Now, as I speak here, I am reminded that we need to not look at what has been taken away from us, but what has been left behind. God Bless Governor Walker, and God Bless the United States of America!


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 10, 2015, 08:34:18 pm
Joe Manchin for President - Press Release

Both America and this campaign are in mourning. This is a national travesty that must be investigated and this assassin must be brought to justice. Now is not the time for political calls for action but a time to remember Governor Walker and to pray for his family. Out of respect for Governor Walker and his family, the Manchin campaign will be suspended over the next week.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 10, 2015, 09:32:53 pm
Quayle Campaign Statement
We are deeply shocked and saddened at the death of Governor Walker, he was a great governor, and a great member of the party. My family and the entire staff here at the Quayle campaign offer our condolences to the Walker family, and we are keeping them in our prayers.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 12, 2015, 09:51:10 pm
No worries--update will come later tonight.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 13, 2015, 12:27:04 am
WALKER DEAD; SHAKES UP ENTIRE RACE

The unexpected happened in the most tragic fashion this past week: While attending a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Republican candidate Scott Walker was shot three times in the chest by a lone assassin. Walker would die from his wounds the next hour. The assassin was identified as Martin O'Dalley, a self-described radical from Wisconsin who had a vitriolic hatred of Walker over his stance on unions. With Walker dead, the whole race has suddenly shifted to chaos, particularly over on the Republican side. Condolences from across the spectrum flooded in for Walker's family, and campaigning came to a momentary halt. But as the campaign winds up again, time will tell what effect Walker's death will have going forward.

Some other things to note from the week:

-Jeb Bush has been building up his campaign infrastructure in the early primary states. Will it ultimately pay off for him?
-Jerry Brown has been quickly rising in the polls. Will he eclipse John Kerry to be second place?
-Many candidates from both parties have not campaigned at all this past week. Are they truly committed to winning?



Headlines

CNN: With Walker's death, a revival of discussion on gun violence

ABC: Bill Clinton's Rand Paul Halloween costume raises eyebrows

NBC: ISIS grabs control of Baghdad in major victory




Polls

National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 23%
John Kerry - 17%
Jerry Brown - 15%
Joe Manchin - 10%
William McRaven - 7%
Joaquín Castro - 6%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 10%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 19%
Jerry Brown - 14%
John Kerry - 11%
Joe Manchin - 11%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 6%
Joaquín Castro - 6%
Luis Gutiérrez - 5%
William McRaven - 5%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 13%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 22%
John Kerry - 20%
Jerry Brown - 15%
Bernie Sanders - 10%
William McRaven - 8%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
Joe Manchin - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 11%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 21%
Joe Manchin - 19%
Jerry Brown - 10%
John Kerry - 10%
Joaquín Castro - 8%
William McRaven - 6%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 2%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 16%

Florida (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 25%
John Kerry - 17%
Jerry Brown - 13%
Joe Manchin - 9%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
William McRaven - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 16%

National (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 27%
Jeb Bush - 22%
Dan Quayle - 14%
Donald Trump - 12%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 4%
Undecided - 16%

Iowa (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 29%
Jeb Bush - 19%
Dan Quayle - 15%
Donald Trump - 12%
John Kasich - 4%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Undecided - 18%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 28%
Jeb Bush - 22%
Donald Trump - 17%
Dan Quayle - 12%
Susana Martinez - 7%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 12%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 29%
Rand Paul - 21%
Donald Trump - 14%
Dan Quayle - 13%
John Kasich - 2%
Susana Martinez - 2%
Undecided - 19%

Florida (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 50%
Rand Paul - 16%
Donald Trump - 10%
Dan Quayle - 8%
Susana Martinez - 4%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 11%



Endorsements

Hillary Clinton
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Scott Stringer
Michael Brennan
Bakari Sellers
Brad Hutto

Joaquin Castro
Bill Gluba
Joe Garcia
José Javier Rodríguez
Albio Sires
Bob Buckhorn

Joe Manchin
Iowa Farm Bureau
Fritz Hollings
Heidi Heitkamp
Joe Donnelly
John Breaux

Jeb Bush
Rick Perry
Council on Foreign Relations
National Review
American Legion

Rand Paul
Pat Buchanan
Tom Tancredo
Shenna Bellows
Paul LePage

Donald Trump
Martha McSally
Ron DeSantis
Rich Nugent



This turn will last from November 5-11. You have the next 96 hours to post your schedules.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 13, 2015, 12:33:29 am
OOC: Any chance we could get some debate questions?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Spiral on April 13, 2015, 12:34:44 am
OOC: Any chance we could get some debate questions?

I'll set up a debate next round. For now, I'm really tired. :P


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 13, 2015, 01:04:53 am
Hillary Clinton 2016-New Endorsements

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY)
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I know what you're all thinking.... Hillary's a liberal on the environment, go with Manchin. Here's the thing. The type of Democrat that wins here, like Manchin, isn't going to win in November. I want Hillary. because she can make it to November and win. Manchin won't.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D-NY)
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Portland Mayor Michael Brennan (D-ME)
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State Representative Bakari Sellers (D-SC)
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I know there are some in our community who won't forgive for daring to run against President Obama in 2008. But in order for us to extend his legacy, the best thing to do is let bygones be bygones, and vote for her, in the primary, and next November. It wouldn't be right otherwise.

State Senator Brad Hutto (D-SC)
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I'm itching to see us hold the White House, and despite her flaws, I believe Hillary is the best person to do it.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: rpryor03 on April 13, 2015, 05:36:40 pm
MAJOR KASICH ANNOUNCEMENT

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Friends, it's been a long road. Today marks the end of it. After the passing of my dear friend, Gov. Walker, the Campaign Trail is simply too dangerous. I have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Reese, and I would like to be there for them as they graduate high school, go to college, and to eventually give them away at their weddings. With my security feeling threatened, I will withdraw from the race for President. Even though my term as Governor will be over in 2018, I will stay active in politics, and work for the good of Ohio and America. As such, I am proud to endorse my very good friend, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. Thank you.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: DKrol on April 13, 2015, 06:15:30 pm
Statement from the Kerry Campaign

"It is with heavy hearts that Secretary Kerry has announced that he will no longer be pursuing the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Citing dangers on the campaign trail and threats against his life, Secretary Kerry has decided it is best for him, his wife, and his family to cease his campaign at this point. However, he is not retiring for politics. He plans to continue on in the Obama Administration and is looking into a bid for Massachusetts Governor in 2018. He thanks those who supported him, especially the Kennedy family."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 13, 2015, 07:51:30 pm
Castro Campaign Announcement
We are deeply saddened to hear of Secretary Kerry's departure from the campaign. We wish him luck, and hope, in his next ventures in politics.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Beat-‘Em-All Beto on April 13, 2015, 07:54:31 pm
Wow, the game is hemorrhaging candidates since I left.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on April 15, 2015, 01:44:08 pm
Hillary Clinton 2016-Schedule for Hillary Clinton

November 5, 2015

Meet Voters, Mad Marv's Place, Fruitland, Iowa
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Meet Voters in Nichols, Iowa

Speech at Conesville United Methodist Church, Conesville, Iowa
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I've heard some awful rumors from my communications department about people on DailyKos and ThinkProgress comment sections celebrating Governor Walker's death. That's not what America is. These people, who cheered the "demise of the union buster", and put Martin O'Dalley on a pedestal, are among the sickening things I have ever seen anyone say. This behavior is a detriment to our party, and a detriment to our country. We change things we don't like from within, not with an assassins bullet, and those who celebrate it should be questioning why they are living in the land of the free.

November 6, 2015

Meet Voters at El Oasis Mexican, Wapello, Iowa

Meet Voters in Columbus City, Iowa

Tour Danville Museum, Danville, Iowa (With Bruce Braley, Mike Blouin and Michael Gronstal)
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Tour Hope Haven Development Center, Burlington, Iowa (With Michael Gronstal and Martha Coakley)

Meat Voters at Hungry Bear, Burlington, Iowa (With Michael Gronstal, Martha Coakley and Wesley Clark)
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November 7, 2015

Meet Voters in Houghton, Iowa

Attend Screening/Discussion of Schindler's List at Grand Theatre, Keokuk, Iowa (With Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Steven Spielberg, Helmut Kohl, Bronislaw Komorowski and Anatoliy Kinakh)
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November 8, 2015

Speech at Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, South Carolina (With Brad Hutto)
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I'm I the only person who finds it strange that Republicans claim to be pro-life, and yet they oppose Stem-Cell research, which many scientists agree will save lives? The reality is, saving the yet-to be born, where anything can and does happen until that baby is out of the womb, is a misplaced priority compared to saving those that are already here.

Meet Voters, Prosperity South Carolina

Speech, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, South Carolina
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You know, I met someone recently who told I should watch Othello, that I behave like Iago.(laughter) It's not hard to get jealous when your predecessor has achievements like killing off Osama Bin Laden, pulling us back from a financial abyss, and doing what Bill and I couldn't do twenty years ago, pass a Health Care reform package, all in first term. I'll be lucky if I accomplish anywhere near half that in my first term.

Meet Voters, Little Mountain, South Carolina

November 9, 2015

Meet Voters in Monetta, South Carolina (With Brad Hutto and Bakari Sellers)

Meet Voters, Number One Kitchen, Wagener, South Carolina

Meet Voters in Burnettown, South Carolina

Fundraiser, Marlboro Stadion, Aiken, South Carolina (Also fundraising for Michael Bennett, Patrick Murphy, and Maggie Hassan)
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Even if I, Senator Manchin, or Congressman Castro wins in November, we can't do anything without a Democratic Senate, and/or a Democratic House. These three candidates can win next November, and I believe they project values that our party would be proud of.

Meet Voters, Perry, South Carolina

November 10, 2015

Meet Voters, Melissa Roberts Photography, Barnwell, South Carolina (With Bakari Sellers)

Racquetball Tournament fundraiser at Panama City Racquet Club ($2,500 per entrant, 32 entrant minimum- winner receives racquet and ball set, both signed by Hillary, Ronda Rajsich, and Ben Croft)

Meet Voters, Haughty Heron, Port St. Joe, Florida (With Gwen Graham)
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November 11, 2015

Tour Carrabelle History Museum, Carrabelle (With Gwen Graham and Janet Reno)
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Speech at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, Apalachicola, Florida
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Our veterans, on the land, in the air, and at sea, have given so much for us, from the harsh winters at Valley Forge, to reuniting a nation split asunder over slavery, from stopping the Kaiser's army at Belleau Wood, to fighting down Nazis on Omaha Beach, from liberating Kuwait in a hundred hours, to taking down Bin Laden. There sacrifices of family, work and life will be remembered, but the reality is there is nothing we can do to commemorate them, and all they have faced without seeming stingy and ungrateful.

Meet Voters at George Griffin Pottery, Sopchoppy, Florida


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 15, 2015, 03:42:16 pm
OOC: I have finally found that dastardly, no good criminal Martin O'Dalley!
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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Maxwell on April 15, 2015, 03:50:32 pm
Withdrawing from the primary, Endorsing Joaquin Castro.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Potus on April 15, 2015, 03:52:09 pm
Schedule soon.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 15, 2015, 11:33:32 pm
Castro Campaign Announcement -
I just got word of Governor Brown's withdrawing of his campaign. First of all, I'd like to congratulate him on his yet another step in his long line of public service, and his fourth term as Governor of California. He has consistently ran for honesty, integrity, and economic security, and practiced it. In this 2016 campaign, he showed all of these traits, while using poise in debates, a willingness to raise difficult questions, and a persistence in working to continually improve our government. Thank you Governor Brown. 


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: LaRouche Lives Forever! on April 16, 2015, 06:41:55 pm
November 5th, 2015:
-Rally in Portland, Maine with Shenna Bellows and Paul LePage.
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"I have a staunchly conservative Republican and a staunchly liberal Democrat here with me today; they united behind me because I have a message that is loud, clear, and doesn't mince words: it's time to take our country back!"

November 6th, 2015:
-Open campaign office in Portland, Maine.
-Rally in Bar Harbor, Maine.
-Rally in Augusta, Maine.
-Rally in Lewistown, Maine.

November 7th, 2015:
-Rally with Pat Buchanan in Ames, Iowa.
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"Rand Paul is the only consistent candidate for liberty in the race today. He stands for the values that we as Americans hold dear, and the only candidate willing to take bold stances on the issues!"

November 8th, 2015:
-Rally in Iowa City, Iowa.
-Rally in Sioux Falls, Iowa.
-Rally in Davenport, Iowa.
-Fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa.

November 9th, 2015:
-Rally in Denver, Colorado with Tom Tancredo.
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"I ran as a constitutionalist for Governor because I saw the fabric of America being torn apart. And today, I stand with the man who will sew that fabric back together. Rand Paul is America's candidate, not the special interests candidate, and we need him now more than ever!"

November 10th, 2015:
-Rally in Tampa, Florida.
-Rally in St. Petersburg, Florida.
-Fundraiser in Orlando, Florida.

November 11th, 2015:
-Opening campaign office in Vero Beach, Florida.
-Opening campaign office in Boca Raton, Florida.
-Opening campaign office in Miami, Florida.
-Fundraiser in Miami, Florida.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 17, 2015, 12:52:09 am
Dan Quayle Campaign Schedule:

Nov. 5th:
Town Hall in Fort Dodge, IA
Rally and Q&A in Ames, IA
Campaign Speech and Rally/Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA
Town Hall in Newton, IA

Nov. 6th:
Town Hall and Barnstorm in Marshalltown, IA
Meet & Greet in Cedar Falls, IA
Rally/Fundraiser and Campaign Speech in Waterloo, IA

Nov. 7th:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Clinton, IA
Rally, Speech and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA

Nov. 8th:
Rally and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA
Town Hall in Clinton, IA
Barnstorming in DeWitt, IA
Meet and Greet in Eldridge, IA

Nov 9th:
Rally and Town Hall in Iowa City, IA
Meet and Greet in North Liberty, IA
Rally, fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

Nov. 10th:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Rally and Fundraiser in Waterloo, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Fort Dodge, IA

Nov. 11th:
Rally and Town Hall in Ames, IA
Rally, Fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Des Moines, IA
Rally and Town Hall in Council Bluffs, IA


Campaign Ads:
TV and radio ad to be run in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Florida and South Carolina:

When times of crisis arise, who do you want sitting in that chair? (show picture of oval office) Do you want someone who's never had any foreign policy experience? Or do you want someone who has been there? Dan Quayle has been there, he has worked inside the White House, he knows how things are done, and doesn't need any on the job training. Day one, he's prepared.

We need a candidate who has experience, knows how to get things done, and won't be a part of endless bickering. Dan Quayle is that candidate. Dan Quayle has been a Congressman, A Senator, a Vice-President, and a Businessman, he knows how things work. So vote for a candidate that knows how to get things done, vote for a candidate who won't play political games, vote Dan Quayle for President.

Surrogates:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Sen. Elizabeth Dole: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Gov. Linda Lingle: Barnstorming Iowa
Sen. John Cornyn: Meeting with Donors
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (2012 Nominee): Barnstorming New Hampshire
Gov. Larry Hogan: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Gov. Rick Snyder: Barnstorming Iowa
Gov. Charlie Baker: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Fmr. Governor Mitch Daniels: Barnstorming Iowa
Governor Mike Pence: Barnstorming Iowa
Senator Dan Coats: Meeting with Donors
Fmr. Senator Dick Lugar: Meeting with donors
Fmr. Congressman Ben Quayle: Barnstorming Nevada


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on April 17, 2015, 04:37:01 am
Reserving, will post shortly.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Southern Speaker & Acting Southern Gov Punxsutawney Phil on April 17, 2015, 10:43:24 am
Scott Walker got assassinated?  Ouch.  I can see Kasich winning the nomination.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 17, 2015, 02:40:02 pm
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Campaign Schedule:  November 5, 2015 - November 11, 2015

Thursday, Nov 5:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Concord       - Rally on "Creating Jobs in the 21st Century" on steps of State House
Manchester  - Town Hall on "Education, Technology, and Jobs" at historic Fort Madison
Hanover       - Speech at Dartmouth University on "Reforming Education for the Future"

Friday, Nov 6:  IOWA
Des Moines   - Rally at State House on "Balancing Gun Rights with Security Concerns"
Fort Dodge    - Rally at Iowa Central Community College on "Reforming Education for the Future"
Sac and Fox Indian Reservation    - Rally with Meskwaki Tribal Chair Frank Black Cloud on "Promoting Equity in Economic Growth among Underserved Populations"

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Saturday, Nov 7:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Myrtle Beach - Rally on North Ocean Blvd - "Environmental Protection and our Waterways"
Charleston    - Dinner fundraiser and Speech - "Local Government and Sustainability"
Columbia      - Dinner at Democratic Party Event "The Future of the Democratic Party in the South"

Sunday, Nov 8:  FLORIDA
Tallahassee   - Rally at State House on "Federal-State Partnership to Re-build our Infrastructure"
Jacksonville   - Rally at Naval Station on "Security, Foreign Policy, and our Military at large"
Gainesville    - Speech on "Education, Technology, and Jobs" at University of Florida
 
Monday, Nov 9: FLORIDA
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Orlando       - Appearance at Disney World with Mickey Mouse on "Meeting the Labor Needs of the 21st century"
Kennedy Space - Rally on "Technology and Innovation"
Tampa         -  Rally downtown on "Urban Issues and the Economy"
St. Petersburg    - Rally at Pier on Bay Shore Drive on "Achieveing Safety and Security in Streets"
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Tuesday, Nov 10:  FLORIDA
West Palm Beach    - Rally at historic Seaboard Station on "Addressing the Infrastructure Needs of the 21st Century"
Fort Lauderdale      - TV appearance on local TV channel - "Education and Technology"
Miami                     -  Rally at City Hall on "Achieving Health Care for All"

Wednesday, Nov 11: NEVADA
Las Vegas    - Rally on "Protecting the Arts in our Society" at Performing Arts Center
Henderson  -  Speech at Nevada State College on "Education for Tomorrow"
Reno  - Rally downtown on "Urban Issues and Water Management"
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) Jose Javier Rodriguez, Florida Rep for 12th (Miami):  I have had the great pleasure to campaign with Joaquin; he is the right person to help the Latino population, Miami residents, and all US citizens as we continue to grow this economy. 

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) Albio Sires, US Rep. for New Jersey's 8th:  Given my work with Joaquin, I know he is the one who can break this partisan gridlock, and help us get to the business we were elected to do.

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) Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL:  There is no one better to fight for the people of Tampa than Joaquin Castro - I'm 100% behind him!

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Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: MadmanMotley on April 17, 2015, 03:17:34 pm
Excerpts from Town Halls:

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Q: Mr. Quayle, what is your position on the budget deficit?

A: Well, too often we oversimplify the budget deficit, in that a budget deficit is a terrible thing, that's not always the case. But we've had too many years of budget deficits and as a result our debt is rising and our economy is continue to destabilize. What we need to do is curb spending, reevaluate the tax code, and get people working again. We've kept interest rates too low for too long, and with the loss of jobs we have less people paying taxes. So we have a double edged sword coming at us, and it requires a double edged action. We need to cut spending, trim it wherever possible, and streamline the bureaucracy. At the same time we need to get people working again, give incentives for companies to hire workers so we have fewer people on the government dime, and more people paying back into the system.

Q: Mr. Quayle, we've seen rising drug crime, and currently the U.S. has the largest incarceration rate of any country, how would you fix this?

A: For so long we've had the federal government trying to crack down on criminals, and that doesn't work very well. We need the states to be making these decisions on the sentencing of drug crimes. In keeping with that, we need to reduce or eliminate mandatory sentencing, so we don't have these young kids who may make a mistake have their whole lives ruined. We also need to eliminate private prisons, recent studies have shown that those in private prisons stay in those prisons longer and are more likely to commit crimes in the future. So the whole problem can not be solved overnight, but a Quayle administration would work to reduce crime for years to come.

Q: Does this mean you support the legalization of marijuana?

A: I personally do not support it, but I think that the federal government shouldn't try and overrule states that do choose to legalize it. I also do not think that it should be classified as a schedule 1 drug, and that it should be treated more as a medical problem than a criminal problem. But it should ultimately be up to individual states to decide, and if there is a mass legalization, I would support federal regulation and a federal sales tax on it.

Q: Should there be a federal law on the ban or limit of selling semi-automatic firearms?

A: Again a federal law would be an overstep of the U.S. Constitution, and the anyone who proposes a ban on semi-automatic weapons has no idea what they are talking about in terms of firearms. Most firearms on the market are semi-automatics. Also any restrictions on magazines is another non-issue, as most crimes are done with small, concealable weapons, not AR-15s. When it comes to background checks I am not opposed to it, but I would prefer that states are the ones when it comes to regulation and enforcement.



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Q: Mr. Quayle, now that race from the Republican nomination as narrowed as a four-way race between you, Sen. Paul, Fmr. Gov. Bush, and Mr. Trump, what do you think about each of these candidates?

A: *Chuckle* Putting me on the spot, eh? Well when it comes to Senator Paul, I believe he's done a great deal for the party, and for criminal justice reform. He represents a large portion of Libertarian-Republicans and is quite possibly the future of the party. Mr. Bush, I've known him since before he was Governor of Florida, and worked with his father as you know *chuckle*, he seems to be a consensus maker, but his views seem to change quite a bit, and he represents the old wing of the Republican party. He's a good man, but I think the party, and the country is ready for someone besides another Bush. As for Mr. Trump, he knows how to excite a crowd and get them riled up. However his plans for the country are rather vague and simplified.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 17, 2015, 08:24:44 pm
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John King: "The recent rash of candidates departing the race due to the assassination of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the suspension of your campaign while others go on, and your non-budging poll numbers have lead some observers to believe that you will eventually end your presidential bid altogether. What do you have to say about this?"

Joe Manchin: "You know, John, just as we stated in our press release, we have suspended this campaign out of respect to a fellow candidate who was outrageously assassinated while on the campaign trail, his wife Tonette and sons Matt and Alex. I'm not going to comment about the campaigns still going on as if nothing has happened, especially on the Republican side. I will say this: no candidates should be ending their campaigns due to the threat of extremists. After I became closer to my family this year after the departure of my brother John, it has become tempting to drop out to become closer to my family, however I believe it sends a poor message. It's ceding to extremists to send a message that our political system and candidates will give up in the face of this horrible violence. We must put forward a message of solidarity with the American people and especially Scott Walker's family in this trying time."

John King: "But what do you say about the future of your campaign?"

Joe Manchin: "This campaign, after this week, will return to the trail and return to our tour of every single Iowa county as well as visits across the country. We will continue to the very end of all of the primaries to send a message of real, pragmatic leadership to Democrats in every corner of this great country."


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Flake on April 18, 2015, 12:32:50 pm
I am dropping out and endorsing the eventual Democratic nominee.


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on April 19, 2015, 03:16:53 am
Donald Trump Campaign Schedule November 5-11

November 5

Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Rally and speech in New Hampshire
Flight to Florida

November 6

Meet and Greet in Florida
Rally with Representatives Ron DeSantis and Rich Nugent
Barnstorming in Florida
Barnstorming in Florida

November 7

Flight to Iowa
Barnstorming in Iowa
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Town hall in Iowa

November 8
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Barnstorming in Iowa
Speech in Iowa

November 9

Flight to Nevada
Barnstorming in Nevada
Town hall in Nevada
Town hall in Nevada

November 10

Meet and Greet in Nevada
Meet and Greet in Nevada
Flight to New Hampshire
Town hall in New Hampshire

November 11

Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire

Surrogate Schedules

Bob Smith- Barnstorming in New Hampshire November 7, November 8, November 9
Jack Dalrymple- Speech in Iowa November 8
Rich Nugent- Barnstorming in Florida November 6, November 7
Ron DeSantis- Barnstorming in Florida November 6, November 7, November 8


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: Türkisblau on April 23, 2015, 12:55:46 am
What's going on?


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: NeverAgain on April 27, 2015, 05:25:54 pm
I hope Spiral is okay. ;-;


Title: Re: 2016 Election Game: Campaign Thread
Post by: BaconBacon96 on May 07, 2015, 01:15:11 am
Bump?