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Who's Among The Favorites For 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

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  Original Published: 10/30/2013 Now to an early dose of presidential politics, and an early look at who cold run for the White House in 2016. Yes, it's more than three years away. But some heavyweights hit the campaign trail this weekend. And they appear to be jockeying for the position. Erin McPike reports. Trips to Iowa, multiple speeches, big guns on the campaign stump. A full year before the mid-term elections, the 2016 presidential race is already beginning to take shape, with Hillary Clinton dominating the field on the left, and a crew of mostly younger, up-and-coming Republicans competing for attention on the right. One of those, 42-year-old Texas Senator Ted Cruz, took the critical state of Iowa by storm over the weekend. He hunted pheasant with conservative Congressman Steve King, and fired up the GOP faithful. "Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing matters more than an energized and active and vocal grass-roots America," Cruz said. "That's how you win elections." Meantime, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who's also 42, left the door open on his plans. "I don't know what I'm going to do in 2016," he said. "I think it's too early." In New Jersey, tough-talking GOP favorite Chris Christie, at age 51, is just a week away from winning a second term as governor, of a state that leans far to the left. "We can stick to our principles and still come together," Christie said. Tuesday, he'll tour the communities hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy a year ago this week, a tregedy that cemented Christie's reputation as a bipartisan leader. Tuesday night, Jeb Bush will receive an award in Washington and appear on stage with a potential 2916 competitor, Paul Ryan. And, like the Bush dynasty on one side, the duo on the other side of the aisle appears to be gearing up too. "Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton." Bill Clinton is on a four-day tour of Virginia, trying to help long-time friend and former DNC leader, Terry McAuliffe, close the deal in the state's governor's race. The former Secretary of State and First Lady, who celebrated her 66th birthday on Saturday, is starting to look a lot like someone picking up the race for a presidential campaign with a series of speeches.
   
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