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McCain's Inner Circle -- Revisited

Roughly one year ago, The Fix started to look at the closest advisers to each of the declared or potential presidential candidates -- the men and women tasked with winning the nomination for their White House hopeful. John McCain right,...

By Chris Cillizza | February 14, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (147)

Bloomberg Inner Circle

The buzz around New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's potential independent presidential candidacy continues to grow. Talk of a Bloomberg bid was rife on the Sunday talk shows, kicking off another week of speculation about his future plans. As always...

By Chris Cillizza | June 24, 2007; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (19)

Fred Thompson's Inner Circle

No candidate in the presidential race is the subject of more wild rumors than former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) Yesterday alone we heard of two senior political hires made by his campaign only to call the individuals involved to find...

By Chris Cillizza | June 12, 2007; 07:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

John McCain's Inner Circle

Most politicians who have spent a long period of time on the national stage have a core group of advisers who have been with them through it all. Over the last few months, we've detailed the Inner Circles of a...

By Chris Cillizza | May 8, 2007; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (18)

Romney Campaign Update: Comstock Staying Put

Contrary to a report on a New Hampshire-based political blog, a top aide to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not jumping ship in favor of Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator thought to be considering his own White House...

By Chris Cillizza | April 23, 2007; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (14)

Mitt Romney's Inner Circle

No Republican presidential candidate has been the subject of such intense media scrutiny in the past few weeks than former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.). Whether it's good news (his $23 million first-quarter haul) or bad (his hunting credentials), Romney has...

By Chris Cillizza | April 9, 2007; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (139)

Who's Who at Team Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign may be less than 48 hours old, but she already has a full stable of senior staffers in place. Here is a look at the people who will guide Clinton's White House bid....

By Chris Cillizza | January 22, 2007; 04:00 AM ET | Comments (53)

Giuliani's Widening Circle of Advisers

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a famously loyal group of advisers -- individuals who have stood by his side not just in political campaigns but also in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that...

By Chris Cillizza | January 17, 2007; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (87)

Barack Obama's Impressive Team

In announcing his presidential exploratory committee today, Sen. Barack Obama said he will not make a final decision on whether or not to run for president until February 10. Whether or not he's officially in the race for the 2008...

By Chris Cillizza | January 16, 2007; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chris Dodd's Kitchen Cabinet

Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) formalized his plans to run the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination today, telling radio host Don Imus that he is a dark horse for the nomination but insisting he can compete with better-known candidates in the arena...

By Chris Cillizza | January 11, 2007; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Edwards Inner Circle

Ever since John Kerry came up short in his 2004 challenge to President Bush, his running mate -- John Edwards -- has been preparing for a second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, a decision he formalized Thursday in New...

By Chris Cillizza | December 29, 2006; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (166)

Sam Brownback's Inner Circle

With the 2008 campaign unfolding faster than even The Fix imagined, it's time to roll out a new feature: The Inner Circle. Sen. Sam Brownback says he is seriously considering a 2008 presidential bid. (AP Photo) The Inner Circle will...

By Chris Cillizza | December 5, 2006; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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