October 28th, 2013
10:22 AM ET

Looking Ahead to 2016, Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie Among Favorites

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday it's still way too early to announce whether or not he's running for President in 2016.

"I don't know what I'm going to do in 2016," Jindal told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

Jindal, the head of the Republican Governors Association and a former congressman, said he wants to focus on "winning the war of ideas" before making a definitive decision on his presidential ambitions.

"As Republicans, we have a lot of races we have to win before then," Jindal said.

But, joined by a number of Republican leaders vying for attention on the right, Jindal isn’t the only political heavyweight possibly giving a preview of the possible match in 2016.

"In New jersey, tough-talking GOP favorite Chris Christie at age 51 is just a week away from winning a second term as governor of a state that leans far to the left," CNN's Erin McPike reports.

On that end, 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 governor’s race.

Meanwhile, “the former Secretary of State and First Lady, who celebrated her sixty-sixth birthday on Saturday, is starting to look a lot like someone picking up the pace for a presidential campaign with a series of speeches,” McPike says.

“Right after giving three speeches in just three days last week, Hillary Clinton announced she’ll speak again on women’s issues Friday night in Philadelphia” McPike says.

“But we can't forget Vice President Biden. He is laying low, not getting the same attention as Clinton. But he has been poking around Iowa a little bit, so it’s pretty clear he’s still got a little skin in the game.”


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