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2013 and 2016: Kiss the ring

2016 wannabes are already courting big-money men in their party. Politico: “A week after Election Day, three Republican governors mentioned as 2016 presidential candidates — Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Bob McDonnell — each stopped by the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino to meet privately with its owner Sheldon Adelson, a man who could single-handedly underwrite their White House ambitions.”

More: “[P]rospective candidates from both parties are wasting little time schmoozing potential super PAC funders. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is meeting with big donors in Los Angeles this week and has a fundraiser scheduled for next Monday in the Washington suburbs. Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) have been meeting with big donors, leaving the impression that they’re ready to run.”

J.C. Watts for RNC chair? He says he’s being “encouraged” to run.

Tom Perriello thinking about running for Virginia governor.

David Remnick: “Hillary is running.”