A group of Republican donors is pledging to stop the tea party favorite from winning the 2016 presidential nomination because of his more non-interventionist views on foreign policy
LAS VEGAS—Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hard at work laying the groundwork for an almost-certain presidential campaign in 2016, but as he broadens his support among libertarian and younger voters, there’s a budding counter-campaign to take him down if he becomes a threat to actually win the nomination.
A critical issue to Americans has been Romney’s recent visit to Israel where he met behind closed doors with diamond merchants tied to 70% of the world’s illegal “blood diamond” trade and is said to have accepted millions in illegal campaign donations. Romney met secretly with cash bearing delegations from Russia, London’s banking community and other groups, some American citizens but most not, all violations of American law.
The fact that Chad Monnin is chatting in his second-story campaign office in Gahanna is a sign that the 19th Ohio House District race will be anything but typical this year.
For most legislative candidates, including incumbents, a campaign office is often little more than a cluttered dining room or basement. For Monnin, his multiroom suite on Granville Street is just his Gahanna office. He has another one in Westerville. He also has five paid staffers — four or five more than most legislative campaigns.