Update on 2016 Election...Let the RGV be heard, VOTE

     By Mary T. Walker  

 Last year, we encouraged our readers to be a part of the nation’s decision making and vote. Now, the general election for the next president of the United States is drawing nigh! Many cities in the RGV have record lows for voting in elections...you can change that and get the RGV heard. 

We are in the midst of primary party elections wittling away until one nominee is chosen to represent the respective political party.There were many candidates placing their hat in the ring to run this year. This is the time when changes happen. So, who is still running? Who decided to throw in the towel? What primaries remain?

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 It has been eventful in the debates...with Republican Marco Rubio repeating the same word-for-word spiel to different questions and Democrat Hillary Clinton taking more of an offensive stance against Democat Bernie Sanders in the relatively more tame elections. So, after the first few primary elections what did the candidates do in response?

 

Who dropped out of the presidential race to the final general election?

     Democrat candidates

          O'Malley, Webb, & Lessig

     Reipublican candidates 

          Christie, Fiorina, Huckabee, Jindal, Patacki, Paul, Perry, Santoram, &                   Walker

Who remains in each of the major political parties?

     Democrat candidates

            Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders

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       Reipublican candidates

             Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, & Donald Trump

What is next?

Upcoming events: 

FEBruary 20

Democratic Caucus in Nevada

Republican Caucus in South Carolina

February 23

Republican caucus in Nevada

FEBruary 25

Republican Debate in Houston, TX

March 6 Democratic debate in Flint, MI