Rep. King Is Running for President

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

While the next presidential election is more than three years away, we already have our first real candidate. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is running. From the New York Daily News:

Rep. Peter King won’t be the best known Republican presidential candidate in 2016, but he is the first.

King, making his second of four scheduled visits to the state in the summer and fall, told a New Hampshire radio station Friday that he’s there “because right now I’m running for President.”

King is running because he is afraid the party is being pulled away from its pro-war and pro-surveillance state positions by other possible candidates like Rand Paul (R-KY). He wants to make sure pro-intervention remains a core part of the Republican brand.

King is basically going to try to make sure there are simply no issues where the GOP appears to be moving towards the position of the average voter.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at