Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will headline a fund-raising dinner for the New York Republican Party on May 29, according to an invitation making the rounds.
With the National Governor's Association holding its annual meeting in Washington this weekend, the Sunday shows were stocked with state executives, some of whom were clearly auditoning for a part in all the drama leading up to 2016.
The most conspicuous was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appeared on "Meet the Press" alongside Massachusetts' Democratic governor Deval Patrick.
Chuck Schumer circulated a new set of talking points to Senate Democrats this afternoon, urging them to puncture the narrative of Paul Ryan as a "serious and statesmanlike" teller of hard fiscal truths.
"Ryan is a nice man, but a deficit hawk he is not," wrote Schumer in a memo posted by Politico. "The budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy contained in his plan show a Cheney-like disregard for budget deficits."(1)
Democrats executed a coordinated assault on Mitt Romney's personal finances on Sunday morning.
Across the morning political shows, surrogates for President Obama renewed their attack on Romney's offshore investments, after a Vanity Fair article this week delved into the details of Romney's finances, which was followed by an Associated Press story that detailed a previously undisclosed Bermuda company controlled by Romney.
While Mitt Romney's national campaign is conducting "a very comprehensive and very thorough" search to find him a running mate, Romney's New York City campaign chairman, Councilman Eric Ulrich of Queens, suggests the choice should already be obvious: Marco Rubio.
The role of a vice presidential candidate during a campaign is to go on the offensive so that the person at the top of the ticket doesn't have to. Here's Governor Bobby Jindal, unofficially trying out for that role last night in Manhattan, comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter. Twice.
Bobby Jindal auditions for vice president in front of N.Y. Republicans, while Gingrich promises to fall in line
On Thursday night, the hundreds of New York Republicans who packed into the Sheraton ballroom for the party's annual dinner were each greeted by a determined-looking Bobby Jindal smiling up from their seat cushion.
The office of Jindal, the governor of Louisiana and a frequent topic of vice presidential speculation, had shipped 800 copies of his book Leadership and Crisis to the hotel, and they were placed on every available seat.
Around the time Bob Turner's campaign released an internal poll showing they were within striking distance of the heavily favored Democratic candidate in New York's Ninth Congressional District, there was another set of numbers that were closely guarded.
"I think I had about 2,000 in the bank," said Turner's campaign manager, E. O'Brien Murray, known to friends and colleagues as O'B.