Trump Triumphs and Sanders Soars In New Hampshire Primary

Donald Trump 2016 campaign button February 10, 2016 - Its time to get the campaign button presses running overtime as Republican New York Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign button.Businessman Donald Trump and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders obliterated their competition in New Hampshire with landslide wins.

Trump , who had never run for political office before, crushed his fellow GOP hopefuls winning 35% of the vote. This first place showing also netted Trump 9 delegates. In second place in what has been called the "establishment lane" Ohio Governor John Kasich nabbed 16% of the vote and 3 delegates.

In third place was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 12% of the vote. In fourth place was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 11%. Bush had struggled since Trump had entered the race back on June 17 , 2015. Bush's fourth place finish is expected to breath fresh life in to his campaign.

John Kasich 2016 campaign button.Close to Bush also at 11% but about 1400 votes behind in the actual vote totals was Senator Marco Rubio Florida. Rubio had expected to do better but after a disastrous performance in the last debate he saw his support decline.

Next up sixth place was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a disappointing 7% of the vote total. Instead of flying on Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign South Carolina today, Christie announced that he will return to New Jersey  to consult with his political team about staying in the race. The two term Governor of the Garden State, had put a tremendous about of time into the New Hampshire primary but is appears now that the a Christie presidential candidate is unsustainable.

Rounding out the Republican field was former CEO Carly Fiorina with 4% followed by Dr. Ben Carson with 2%.

On the Democratic side of the New Hampshire primary , Sanders scored an impressive win with 60% of the vote followed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with 38%. Despite Sanders 22 point win, due to a quirk in how delegates are awarded Clinton actually bested Sanders in the all important delegate count. Clinton will receive 15 delegates to 13 for Sanders.

Next up for the Democrats will be the South Carolina Primary which will be held on Saturday February 27. The Republicans will actually hold their primary a week earlier on Saturday February 20.

Cruz , Clinton Win Iowa - O'Malley, Huckabee, Paul and Santorum Call It A Day

Ted Cruz 2016 campaign button. February 4, 2016 - The results of the Iowa Caucuses have brought some clarity to the the 2016 presidential race. Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign button.Senator Ted Cruz of Texas soared to a first place finish while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just barely edged Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The aftermath of the voting in Iowa also caused four other candidates to realize it was time to pack it in. We'll take a look first at the results of the Iowa Caucuses.

While the last polls heading into caucus night had showed New York Businessman Donald Trump  in the lead, Cruz with an apparently superior ground came was able to upset Trump with a first place finish. Cruz netted 27.6% of the votes cast followed by Trump with 24.3%. In a strong third third place finish and one of the big stories of the night Senator Marco Rubio of Florida came on strong and won 23.1% of the vote.

Donald Trump 2016 campaign button.For the rest of the Republican field Dr. Ben Carson , who at one time led the polls in Iowa , came in fourth at 9.3%. Next up was Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 4.5% and  former Florida Governor Jeb Bush  with 2.8%. Former CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Governor John Kasich tied at 1.9% apiece followed by two more candidates tied at 1.8% each those being former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Rounding out the GOP field was former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 1% followed by for former VirginiaBernie Sanders 2016 campaign button. Governor Jim  Gilmore at 0%.

On the Democrat side it was not to the middle of the next day when Clinton was finally declared the winner with 49.9% to 49.6% for Sanders. Former Maryland Martin O'Malley got up on the score board  with 0.6%.

Marco Rubio 2016 campaign button.With the results of Iowa know in the history books, it was time for four candidates to take their campaign buttons and put them in storage. First to realize it was not his time was O'Malley who ended his White house bid on caucus night as did  Huckabee.

The next candidate to realize it was time to throw in the towel was Paul , who said he would return to Kentucky to concentrate his re-election to the U.S. Senate. Finally Santorum , who actually won the Iowa Caucus in 2012, announced he was leaving the race.


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Cruz Picks Up Perry's Endorsement

Ted Cruz for President 2016 campaign button. January 25, 2016 - With one week to go the Iowa Caucus its time for former Governor Texas Rick Perry for put on a Rick Perry 2016 campaign button.Ted Cruz campaign button as Perry has just endorsed his fellow Texas Cruz for president. No stranger to presidential politics , Perry ran for the Republican nomination in 2012 and in 2015 before dropping out last September. Perry is expected to campaign with Cruz in Iowa on Tuesday.

The Perry endorsement is probably Cruz's biggest endorsement so far of the presidential race and gives him so fuel heading into the last week of Iowa. While the Perry endorsement is good it probably is not going to generate as much excitement as last weeks endorsement of New York Businessman Donald Trump by former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

Donald Trump 2016 campaign button.Latest poll out on Iowa shows Trump in the lead with 34% followed by Cruz with 23%. In third place is Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 12% followed by Dr. Ben Carson with 7%.

Next up is Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 6% followed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Sarah Palin campaign button.Governor Jeb Bush all knotted up at 4% each.

Scoring the support of 2% each are former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee , Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

In last place in the poll was former CEO Carly Fiorina with 1%.

Latest Polls Show Cruz Leading in Iowa and Trump in New Hampshire

Ted Cruz 2016 campaign button. January 9, 2016 - With the first votes of the 2016 presidential primary season set to be cast in just a few weeks , Donald Trump 2016 campaign button.Senator Ted Cruz of Texas leads in Iowa while New York Businessman Donald Trump is ahead in New Hampshire.

In Iowa, Cruz has the support of 27% followed by Trump at 23% and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida at 15%. They are followed by Dr. Ben Carson  at 9% , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 7% and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky at 5%.

The rest of the field is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at 4%, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at 2% and all tied up at 1% each are former CEO Carly Fiorina , Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

In New Hampshire the undisputed front runner is Trump at 33% followed by Rubio at 15% and Cruz at 12%. Bush has the support of 9% followed by Kasich at 7%. Tied at 5% each are Christie and Paul. Next up is Carson who has the backing of 4% of those polled followed by Fiorina at 3%.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Buttons Are The Most Popular Of 2015

Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign button. December 31, 2015 - Matching her dominance in poll numbers, former Secretary State of Hillary Clinton's presidential Donald Trump 2016 campaign button.campaign buttons are the best sellers of 2015.

According to Chris Daniels of campaingbuttons-etc , Clinton campaign buttons when compared with all 5 Democrats and all 17 Republicans running for the White House in 2016 accounted for 18.2% of sales for the year. Clinton's closest competitor and no stranger to retail merchandising himself, is  New York Businessman Donald Trump with sales of campaign buttons of 12.5%. Trump is followed  surprisingly by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 8.1%. While current national polling has Bush is low single digits, the percentage of campaign button sold indicates that Bush may be doing better than is actually be reflected in potential voter surveys.

Campaign buttons for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey registered sales of 5.3% followed by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida  with 4.7% Jeb Bush 2016 campaign button.and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas , Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Dr. Ben Carson all with 4.6%. Former CEO Chris Chrisite 2016 campaign button.Carly Fiorina accounted for sales of 4.2%.

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky had sales of 3.5% followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 3.2%. Ohio Governor John Kasich campaign buttons accounted for sales of 2.9% followed by former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina all with  2.6%. Louisianan Governor  Bobby Jindal clocks in at 2.5% followed by former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley with 2.4%. Next up is former Texas Governor Rick Perry with 2.2% of campaign buttons sales.

Having campaign button sales figures as anemic as their actual polls numbers are former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia at 1.4%, former Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee with 1.3% , former New York Governor George Pataki with 1.2% and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore at 0.7%.

Marco Rubio 2016 campaign button..In comparing sales just among Democrats , Hillary Clinton campaign buttons accounted for 64% followed by Sanders atTed Cruz 2016 campaign button. 16% , O'Malley 8.6% , Webb 5.2% and Chafee 4.9%.

Measuring their strength of sales just among Republicans, Trump led the field with 18.2% followed by Bush at 11.8%. Compared to other GOP White House hopefuls Christie campaign buttons accounted for 7.7% followed by Rubio at 6.9%, Cruz and Carson 6.7% , Fiorina 6.2 % and Paul at 5.1%.

Long since departed from the race , Walker campaign buttons registered 4.6% of sales followed by Kasich at 4.3%, Graham at 3.9% and Santorum and Huckabee both at 3.7%.

Rounding out the campaign buttons sales figures for Republican presidential candidates was Jindal at 3.6%, Perry 3.2%, Pataki 1.7% and Gilmore at 1.1%.

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