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Ted Cruz Hints He Might Vote for ‘Terrific’ Rick Perry in 2016.


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By Lisa Barron

Sen. Ted Cruz says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “terrific,” despite the Republican governor’s past swipes at the state’s junior senator for his involvement in the government shutdown, among other things.

Cruz told the Dallas Morning News in a recent interview that under Perry, the Lone Star State‘s economy has been “remarkable.” He even suggested he might vote for Perry in the GOP primary should the governor decide to repeat his 2012 bid for the White House in 2016.

“Rick Perry’s been a terrific governor,” he said, adding: “I can tell you this: as a voter, the person for whom I intend to vote in the 2016 Republican primary is whoever is standing up and leading, effectively fighting for free-market principles and the Constitution.”

Perry, who has not announced whether he will seek the presidency again, has insulted Cruz in recent months. During a trip to Israel and England in October, he called the government shutdown in October that was championed by his fellow Republican “political theater” and told the Washington Times that the senator’s name had not been mentioned overseas.

Cruz has also been mentioned as a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, but a November survey by Public Policy Polling found both good and bad news for the tea party favorite.

While he is by far the top choice of Texas Republicans to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2016, 50 percent of all Texans say Cruz has been bad for the state’s reputation, compared to 37 percent who think he’s been good for it.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Haven’t Made Up My Mind’ on 2016.


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By Lisa Barron

Hillary Clinton says she has not yet decided whether to make another bid for the White House in 2016.

“I haven’t made up my mind. Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year,” Clinton told Barbara Walters Wednesday night on the ABC News special “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.”

“It’s such a difficult decision, and it’s one that I’m not going to rush into . . . and I don’t think we should be looking at the next election,” she continued. “I think we should be looking at the work that we have today. Our unemployment rate is too high. We have people getting kicked off food stamps who are in terrible economic straits. Small business is not getting credit.

“I could go on and on, so I think we ought to pay attention to what’s happening right now,” added Clinton, whom Walters has named her “most fascinating person of 2013.”

As for what her husband, former president Bill Clinton, wants her to do, the former secretary of state said, “He wants me to do what I think is right.”

Whether or not that means running for president, Clinton does think there should be a woman in the Oval Office.

“It matters. It matters because we have half the population that has given so much to building this country, to making it work, raising children and, of course, I want to see women eventually in the White House.”

While Clinton claims not to have made up her mind yet, her supporters have clearly made up theirs.

Ready for Hillary, a super PAC aimed at building support for a potential 2016 run, ispulling out all the stops, increasing the number of fundraisers and informational meetings, reports CNN. In the past several days, the political action committee has organized events promoting a Clinton candidacy across the country, from California to Washington, D.C.

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