Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

When former Gov. Jeb Bush announced his candidacy in June 2015, he was talked about as the likely front-runner for the GOP nomination. Johnny Louis/FilmMagic hide caption

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LISTEN: 6 Moments From A Surprising Year In Presidential Politics

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President Richard Nixon meets with John Kasich, a freshman at Ohio State, on Dec. 22, 1970. Oliver Atkins/White House hide caption

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The Student Who Once Nudged His Way To The Oval Office Now Hopes To Move In

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Final GOP Debate Of 2015 Likely To Focus On National Security

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Michigan's Arab-Americans Respond To Donald Trump's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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Attendees At Trump Events Believe He's The Man To Fix Things

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Donald Trump speaks to the crowd Monday at a Pearl Harbor Day rally at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: 'Not Politically Correct, But I Don't Care'

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, along with his wife and grandchildren, look on after Cheney's bust was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Keith Lane/Getty Images hide caption

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Dick Cheney's Bust Unveiled At The Capitol, As He's Lightly Roasted

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Donald Trump held a rally Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. Paul Vernon/AP hide caption

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Trump Reasserts Claim That 'Thousands' Of N.J. Muslims Cheered After Sept. 11

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Trump Escalates Rhetoric Again, Firing At Rubio, Carson And Targeting ISIS

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Jeb Bush Calls For Use Of Ground Troops In Fight Against ISIS

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U.S. Governors Balk At Taking In Syrian Refugees

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No Iowa playlist would be complete without the great Buddy Holly. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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LISTEN: Political Correspondent Don Gonyea's Iowa Playlist

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GOP Spin Room Finds Less To Criticize In Latest Presidential Debate

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