From The Reporter's Notebook
Many of the Republican presidential contenders weighed in on defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, either supporting her refusal to issue marriage licenses or arguing that she must follow the recent Supreme Court ruling. Yet Scott Walker's campaign issued a vague statement to TPM's Caitlin MacNeal when asked about Davis' actions. It was reminiscent of the Wisconsin governor's hesitance to take a position on birthright citizenship.
For the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.
-GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz rushed to the defense of jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis
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From a TPM Prime member: Hillary Clinton’s “favorability ratings will improve once she is placed in context with an opponent. I agree that Bernie and Joe certainly hold some advantages in the 'likeability' arena at this point in time. But they also bring their own baggage into the general, and I honestly don't think either of them is as capable as HRC. Put her head to head against Trump, Carson or Jeb! and she'll look just fine.”
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