The West Virginia House race, one of Republicans' top targets, is heating up.
"I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," Ron Paul said.
The announcement prompted tweets of surprise, intrigue and rebuke.
Rob Collins was initially hesitant about taking the executive director job.
The Texas congressman said he decided to run because Sen. Cornyn undermined Ted Cruz.
Cheney declined to single out a candidate he likes for 2016.
George Takei is backing Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) over Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).
Pete Festersen cited family and work as reasons he won't run in 2014.
GOP groups have been on the offensive against the perceived front-runner.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) leads the field of potential Republican presidential candidates in early-voting South Carolina, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.
Huckabee, who finished a strong second place in South Carolina's 2008 primary, polls at 18 percent in the survey. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) comes in second place with 17 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is in third with 14 percent of the vote and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulls 13 percent. No other candidate reaches double digits.