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SOTU Scoop
January 30th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 30, 2014.

1. Hillary's huge lead. Hillary Clinton is the commanding frontrunner among Democrats for the 2016 presidential campaign, while there is no clear frontrunner among Republicans. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds the former Secretary of State crushing her potential primary rivals, capturing the support of 73% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. Vice President Joe Biden is a very distant second with 12%, while Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is third with eight percent. On the Republican side, Rep. Paul Ryan tops leads potential candidates with 20%, while Jeb Bush is a close second with 18% and recently embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is third with 13%. This is all theoretical at this point, but an indication that the political world is already turning to the next presidential contest.


January 30th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

A tale of two seatmates

How Jason Collins and Joey Hudy came to share the First Lady's box during the State of the Union from CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Filed under: Candy Crowley • State of the Union