Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.
President Barack Obama’s backing of gay marriage poses potential political challenges for him in many of the states that may decide this year’s election, though his move is “the right thing to do,” said strategist Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to President George W. Bush.
Mitt Romney likes Arizona’s law mandating that employers verify workers’ immigration status so much that he’d push to make it national. Rick Santorum has suggested he’d be willing to split up families if some members are in the U.S. illegally. Both want tougher border security.