Mike Huckabee Suspends His 2016 Campaign for the Republican Nomination and Calls it Quits

ONE OUT AFTER IOWA CAUCUS, IS THERE MORE TO COME …

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has suspended his presidential campaign to be president. Following a poor showing in the Iowa Caucus and a campaign that just never got off the ground. Huckabee managed to only get 2% of the vote. One has to wonder who else is next? All of the candidates that finished below 5% in Iowa might want to think about throwing in the towel.

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Mike Huckabee suspended his bid for the Republican nomination, ending a second run that overshadowed by other candidates in the former Arkansas governor’s social-conservative lane.

Huckabee’s announcement concludes a campaign that was not nearly as prominent as his previous run at the Republican nomination in 2008, where he won eight states, including the Iowa caucus.

In 2016, Huckabee struggled to consistently stay on the main stage in Republican presidential debates, never raised more than $15 million at one time, and failed to rally the same evangelical support he won in his last presidential run. One of the most conspicuous blows to his campaign came when Bob Vander Plaats endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, denying Huckabee a critical ally in the contest to win over Iowa’s evangelicals.

GOP Iowa Caucuses: Cruz, Trump and Rubio in a 3-Person Race (Update: Ted Cruz Declared Winner in Iowa)

IOWA CAUCUS 2016: All night long its been nip and tuck between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the GOP Iowa Caucus. Finally, the race has been called by FOX News … Sen. Ted Cruz has been declared the winner in Iowa!!! ABC News is calling the race as well.

Ted Cruz is the winner of the Iowa Republican caucuses, Fox News projects, beating front-runner Donald Trump in a victory that could shake up the primary race.

Trump finishes second, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finishes a close third.

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There was a record turn out tonight in Iowa and many thought had that occurred, Donald Trump would win the Iowa Caucus going away. Guess what, the pundits were incorrect again.

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Cruz beats Trump in Iowa; Rubio comes in a strong third.

Supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas delivered a hard-fought upset win over businessman Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, making good on his bet that a methodical campaign organization would eclipse the New Yorker’s media dominance in the first test of GOP voters.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz was besting Trump by more than 5,100 votes, with fellow senator Marco Rubio of Florida a close third. Cruz appeared to capitalize on deep support from religious and social conservatives and showed that old-fashioned retail politicking could overcome Trump’s massive political rallies in the Hawkeye state.

Final Polls Before Today’s Iowa Caucus … Trump Leads Cruz 28% to 23% and Hillary Clinton Leads Sanders 45% to 42%

The final Des Moines Register poll is in ahead of today’s Iowa Caucus, and it shows that Donald Trump has the support of 28% of likely caucus goers, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 23% and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 15%. The poll was taken beginning the day after Trump announced he would skip last week’s GOP debate. Who knows whether that decision will come back to haunt him or not. We shall also see where the polls back up caucus goers. On the Democratic side, the survey finds former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with 45% support to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 42%. It is unbelievable that Sanders is so close in the polls to Hillary. Many are looking to gleam and info or data that will give us an indicator as to who might win in Iowa.

February 1, 2016 … Let the Iowa Caucusing begin!!!

ABC NEWS:

In the final poll before the Iowa caucuses Monday, Donald Trump holds a slight 5-point lead over Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck within the margin of error. The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics pool took place January 26-29, three days before Trump skipped the GOP Iowa debate to one day after.

This particular poll, which has a history of accuracy as it predicted Rick Santorum’s late surge in 2012, shows Donald Trump as the frontrunner, but still a close race with two days to go. Trump will need the help of first-time caucus-goers to boost his chances of beating Cruz and in this poll, 40 percent say their caucusing for their first time.

Trump does have weaknesses, though, in the eyes of Iowa voters who don’t like his position on eminent domain and past statements in favor of abortion rights. Cruz’s campaign has been running an ad in Iowa showing Trump in 1999 telling a reporter: “I am very pro-choice.”

Daily Commentary – Monday, February 1, 2016 – Today Is The Big Day In Iowa, The Iowa Presidential Caucuses

  • It will be interesting to see who wins. Winners don’t always go on to win the party nomination

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Des Moines Register Endorses Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

Des Moines Register enforces Marco Rubio for the GOP and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats ahead of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. According to RCP, Rubio is running a distant third to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Meanwhile for the Democrats, RCP has Hillary ahead of Berniew Sanders but only because of one poll that is way out of whack with the majority of them in Iowa. The last Des Moines Register poll had Clinton only up by 2 on Sanders; however, the momentum is on the side of the self-proclaimed socialist, Sanders.

The Iowa Caucus is scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2016.

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received potential boosts to their presidential bids in Iowa by winning the endorsements of the Des Moines Register, the dominant newspaper in the state where the Feb. 1 caucuses will start the 2016 nomination voting.

“Rubio has the potential to chart a new direction for the party, and perhaps the nation, with his message of restoring the American dream,” Iowa’s largest newspaper said in an endorsement of the Florida Republican published on its website Saturday evening. “We endorse him because he represents his party’s best hope.”

On the Democratic side, the newspaper’s editorial said this of Clinton: “No other candidate can match the depth or breadth of her knowledge and experience.”

Hearing about the endorsement on a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, Clinton said: “I’m very pleased.”

The editorial made note of Clinton’s top rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and the emotional appeal he’s generated in the party: “In the final analysis, Iowa Democrats will have to choose between the lofty idealism of Bernie Sanders and the down-to-earth pragmatism of Hillary Clinton. For some, this will be a choice of whether to vote with their hearts or their heads.”

CNN/WMUR Poll: Socialist Bernie Sanders Trouncing Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

THIS IS INSANE … A SOCIALIST IS DESTROYING HILLARY CLINTON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ...

According to the most recent CNN/WMUR poll, Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, leads Hillary Clinton by a whopping 27 points in New Hampshire, 60% to 33%. Holy Cow!!! Are you kidding? Sorry, but Trump may not be the story in the 2016 race, but instead Sanders. It may be the Democrats who are scrambling for a last second candidate for president if Sanders keeps this momentum up. Is it possible that Clinton has a better shot of beating Trump than Sanders? That’s what a recent Monmouth poll says. Think about what that says about Democrat primary voters. Just how far LEFT have Democrats gone and how damaged a candidate is Hillary Clinton?

FEEL THE BERN!!!

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Bernie Sanders’ lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire is on the rise, with the Vermont senator leading the former secretary of state by 27 points, 60% to 33%, a new CNN/WMUR poll has found.

The new poll, mostly conducted before Sunday night’s debate, found Sanders’ support has grown by 10 points since a late-November/early December CNN/WMUR poll, which found Sanders holding 50% to Clinton’s 40%.

New Hampshire Democrats’ views on the race are solidifying as well, with 52% saying they have definitely decided who they will support, up from 36% who felt that way in early December. Among those voters, Sanders holds an even broader 64% to 35% lead.

5 Year Old Jayliel Vega Batista Missing Since 12/31/15 (Wandered Away from New Year’s Eve Party) in Allentown, PA

5 year old Jayliel Vega Batista has been missing since December 31, 21015, when he wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The search continues for the missing boy who has autism that is reported to have left his home without shoes or a coat at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Police on Saturday recanvassed an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party without shoes or a coat.

Allentown police Capt. Glen Dorney said 20 search-and-rescue dog teams were looking for Jayliel Vega Batista.

The boy was downstairs playing with a toy with some other children when he left the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said his 16-year-old sister, Tayritza Molina. The boy was visiting his great-aunt’s home for the holiday, and left barefoot and without any kind of outerwear, police said.

Police were going door to door in the boy’s neighborhood again on Saturday because efforts to track him into some nearby woods were unsuccessful. But they said a glut of volunteer searchers was complicating efforts to find the boy.

“We’re proud of them for stepping up in the force that they’ve done,” Dorney said, but there were so many volunteers in the woods and elsewhere, it was compromising the ability of the dogs and others to locate the boy.

Instead, police asked people who live in the area to thoroughly search their own property and parked cars periodically, in case the boy comes wandering in search of shelter. Police checked out a home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after someone thought they saw the boy’s face in an upstairs window but said the boy wasn’t there.

UPDATE I: Search for autistic boy continues as night turns frigid.

A bloodhound that Allentown police were using to find Jayliel Vega Batista tracked a scent Friday from the Keck Park neighborhood, across the Hamilton Street Bridge to Front and Chew streets, police Chief Keith Morris said.

Police couldn’t say for sure if the scent was that of Jayliel, who was last seen running on the 200 block of East Union Street about 11 p.m. Thursday. Several bloodhounds were pulled into the search Friday afternoon, Morris said.

A Philadelphia Police Department helicopter hovered over the East Side as darkness fell Friday and worry turned to fear.

UPDATE II: Coroner at scene where missing Allentown boy’s tablet may have been found.

The Lehigh County coroner has arrived at Canal Park in east Allentown, where an electronic tablet that 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista was carrying when he went missing Thursday night may have been found, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park shortly before 1 p.m. by Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton.

Clark, who just joined the search, said he spotted something red or orange in the water and waded in to check it out.

“I really hope it’s not his, ” he said.

Police have not confirmed the finding or commented on it. But they did send divers to the canal after the tablet was found.

12 Year Old Aracely Acevedo Missing Since12/23/15 in Philadelphia, PA

12 year old Aracely Acevedo has been missing since Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aracely Acevedo was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street. According to the authorities she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

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She was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.

Police say she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely is 5’2?, 115 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a red shirt and black school pants.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Aracely Acevedo, please contact Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153, or call 911.

36 year Old Chad Smith Missing Since 12/14/15 from Fort Thomas, KY … Last Seen in Cincinnati, OH … Police Issued a Critical Missing Alert Friday

36 year old Chad Smith has been missing since Monday, December 14, 2015 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. According to the Fort Thomas Police, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati. Chad Smith has not been seen or heard from since. The police are getting help from the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch. David Rader, director for the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch, said search crews will saturate Downtown, Winton Terrace, Clifton and homeless camps.

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Authorities are organizing search crews after police said a Fort Thomas man disappeared from his home on Monday morning.

Police issued a critical missing alert Friday morning for 36-year-old Chad Smith, a known businessman in the Fort Thomas community.

Smith co-founded and co-owns Foster & Flux, an animation studio based in Downtown Cincinnati. According to WCPO media partner Fort Thomas Matters, Smith was one of the artists who worked on the annual visual-musical performance Lumenocity this year.

According to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati.

Authorities are organizing a volunteer search and rescue out of Cincinnati Music Hall on Elm St. Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

 Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts or disappearance is asked to call your local police, 859-443-2496 or 9-1-1.

14 Year Old Sierra Dale Missing Since 11/27/15 in Gahanna, OH (Update: Found Safe)

14 year old Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night, November 27, 2015  in Gahanna, Ohio.

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Police are asking for help tracking down a missing 14-year-old girl who went missing from the city’s west side.

Gahanna police said Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night.

Dale is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Police did not have a description of what she was last seen wearing.

If anyone has any with information as to the whereabouts of missing Sierra Dale, please contact Gahanna police at 614-342-4240.

UPDATE I: 14-year-old girl from Gahanna found safe.

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