OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: DeMint to leave Senate for Heritage Foundation


QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I’m not with BoehnerJohn BoehnerBenghazi Blues If 'bipartisanship' is now a dirty word, how about a rebranding? Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in MORE.” — Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), on Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBenghazi Blues If 'bipartisanship' is now a dirty word, how about a rebranding? Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in MORE’s (R-Ohio) leadership


POLL POSITION: Clinton, Rubio lead early 2016 front-runners

Hillary Clinton is the dominant 2016 primary favorite if she decides to mount a presidential run in 2016, while Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year MORE (R-Fla.) leads the GOP field, according to a new survey from Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling.

Clinton is the choice of more than six in 10 Democratic voters, vastly outpacing Vice President Biden, who is the choice of just 12 percent of those surveyed. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulls 5 percent of the electorate, Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts earns 4 percent, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is the choice for 2 percent of voters. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Montana Gov. Brain Schweitzer and Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerDrone use growing in surprising ways Overnight Cybersecurity: Pentagon cyber operations in the spotlight Lawmakers sound alarm over decaying Memorial Bridge MORE of Virginia each only earn 1 percent support from those surveyed.

Rubio is the early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, according to a new national poll, the choice of 18 percent of Republican primary voters, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) at 14 percent.


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