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For Republicans running for president — or eyeing it — this weekend was a big opportunity.

GOP presidential hopefuls from Marco Rubio to Ted Cruz to Carly Fiorina to Donald Trump descended on New Hampshire this weekend. The 19 candidates, and potential candidates, gathered in Nashua, N.H., for an event sponsored by the state Republican Party. They wooed activists and jockeyed for early position in the state that holds the first presidential primary.

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Gov. Scott Walker has enjoyed decent job performance ratings since the Marquette Law School poll began in 2012. But, it was all bad news for him in the latest poll.

His approval ratings, in the first survey of 2015, have plummeted. The latest numbers also indicate strong opposition to key provisions of the governor’s budget.

Director of the Marquette Law School Poll Charles Franklin calls the drop in Gov. Walker’s approval rating breathtaking.

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Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton officially threw her hat into the ring Sunday. Marco Rubio, the Republican freshman senator from Florida, entered the presidential race Monday.

Gov. Walker continues to send strong signals that he’ll run for president, but his announcement may not come for several months.

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. E.T.

Anyone who thinks President Obama will shy away from presidential politics in 2016, think again.

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A spokeswoman for Governor Scott Walker says context is lacking in a report about a major gift to Walker's 2010 campaign. The story, by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, was published yesterday in the online Yahoo News service. 

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend. Though neither has officially declared their candidacy, The Boston Globe's James Pindell says they're giving political reporters a lot to talk about.

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker continues to send strong signals that he will run for president.

He recently opened an office in New Hampshire and has jumped out to an early lead in Iowa polling. He is expected to make a decision on whether to seek the nomination sometime this summer.

Walker is billing himself as the fresh face among GOP presidential candidates and his policies have made him appealing to conservatives.

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Over the last four years, Wisconsin has been in the national news a lot and for good reason.

Ever since Gov. Walker wowed a gathering of Iowa conservatives a few weeks ago, the country has been learning a lot more about him.

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Democrats and other critics of Gov. Scott Walker are outraged over comments he made at the CPAC conference in Washington, D.C.

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