A Forest of Presidential Timber

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12
P W
3              4
F I O R I N A A C
     
I R H
  5   
M J R R
    6      7      8
A I T E D C R U Z I S
9               
T R U M P N I S A
    1011           
Y W K C L I N T O N
         
E A K I D
    12     
B S F P E E
13  14             
B A L T I M O R E R
15        16 
S I C X R W S
17      18          19       
P A U L R Y A N H N R U B I O
           
N A D E Y S
          20
T N S W C C
    21               
O D J E B B U S H O H
      22         
R P Y J I N D A L
       
U A S F
  23                 
M H U C K A B E E I E
  24           
L C A R S O N E

Across

  1. From H-P to VP??
  2. Most loathed by the left??
  3. Builder, billionaire, bomb-thrower
  4. Wears the pants on the Dem side
  5. City for former Mayor O'Malley
  6. Ran with Mitt, not this time
  7. Florida frosh Senator, he's in
  8. GOP front-runner, not yet in
  9. Piyush by birth, call him Bobby
  10. Former host of an eponymous FNC show
  11. Brainy surgeon, political neophyte

Down

  1. NH has the first in January
  2. Left-wing darling, sitting it out (Indian-style)
  3. Will he cross that (GW) bridge??
  4. Former VA Senator, possible Dem entry
  5. Has not yet thrown his 10-gallon hat in ring
  6. Socialist and possible Dem entry
  7. OH gov, Factor guest host in a past life
  8. Fair & Balanced host of 1st GOP debate
  9. SC Sen. Graham
  10. Iowa GOP caucus winner in '12
  11. Gov. Walker's domain
  12. Libertarian, like dad
  13. A Lincoln in the Democratic race??


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