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Fourth of July Is a Reprieve for 2016 Presidential Contenders

Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Traditionally a day when politicians march in patriotic parades and press the flesh of their constituents, this Independence Day is turning out to be more of a chance for rest and relaxation for some of the potential Republican and Democratic 2016 presidential contenders.

Many of those generating buzz as possible candidates to replace President Obama in 2016 will be using the Fourth of July to get a break from the attention.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are two exceptions. Christie and his family will lead the 103rd annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Parade, while Ryan will participate in the Racine Fourth Fest Parade.

But many of their possible 2016 competitors will be much further from the public eye, according to representatives for each of the politicians.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, will be “spending time with his family.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will also be with family.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum is on vacation in South Carolina.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is on a “long-planned summer vacation with his kids.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., have no public events planned for the holiday, although Cruz did release a video to commemorate the occasion.

But they will all soon be back to work, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who did not release a July 4 schedule but is planning to deliver a keynote speech in Pennsylvania at a Bryn Mawr College symposium on female leaders of “post-conflict” countries July 9.

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David Plouffe: Hillary Clinton Is Democratic Frontrunner If She Runs in 2016

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bloomberg TV contributor David Plouffe, who ran President Obama’s 2008 campaign for president, said during an exclusive to web interview with This Week, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic frontrunner if she chooses to run for the White House in 2016, but added that others, including Vice President Joe Biden will look at potentially running for the presidency.

“If she runs in the primary, she’s the frontrunner. Obviously the vice president is someone who will take a look at this. We have other governors and senators who will take a look at it. But I think, you know if she were to run, she would be an enormously strong candidate in the primary,” Plouffe said.

When asked if he’d manage a potential Clinton 2016 campaign for president, Plouffe said “those days are over.”

“I am done running presidential campaigns,” Plouffe said. “So — But I’ll give her whatever advice she would seek.”

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