VIDEO: Who are you pulling for in the 2016 presidential race?
POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:54pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 12:14pm
CNN — Now, to an early dose of presidential politics and an early look at who could run for the White House in 2016.
Yes, it's more than 3 years away, but some heavyweights hit the campaign trail this weekend, and they appear to be jockeying for the position.
Trips to Iowa, multiple speeches, we've got big guns on the campaign stump.
A full year before the midterm elections, the 2016 presidential race is already beginning to take shape, with Hillary Clinton dominating the field on the left, and a crew of mostly younger, up-and-coming republicans competing for attention on the right.
One of those, 42-year-old Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, took the critical state of Iowa by storm over the weekend. He hunted pheasant with conservative congressman Steve King, and fired up the GOP faithful.
Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, 42, left the door open on his plans.
In New Jersey, tough-talking GOP favorite, Chris Christie, 51, is just a week away from winning a second term as governor, in a state that leans far to the left.
On Tuesday, he'll tour the communities hard-hit by superstorm Sandy a year ago this week, a tragedy that cemented Christie's reputation as a bi-partisan leader.
Tonight, Jeb Bush will receive an award in Washington and appear on stage with a potential 2016 competitor, Paul Ryan.
And like the Bush dynasty on one side, the duo on the other side of the aisle appears to be gearing up too.
Bill clinton is on a four-day tour of Virginia, trying to help long-time friend and former DNC leader, Terry Mcauliffe, close the deal in the state's governors race.
The former Secretary of State and First Lady, who celebrated her 66th birthday on Saturday, is starting to look a lot like someone picking up the race for a presidential campaign with a series of speeches.