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Report: John Bolton to Make 2016 Decision Announcement Thursday

By    |   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 06:16 PM

John Bolton, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will reportedly announce his decision Thursday on whether he will run for president next year.

Bolton, according to National Review, will reveal his decision online and will follow that with a conference call with the media.

Bolton has been pseudo-campaigning the last few months, making stops in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. They haven't been true campaign stops, but they showed Bolton was testing the waters as he contemplated running for the White House.

Bolton thought about running in the 2012 election but decided not to. This time around, he has been more seriously considering the office.

It was reported last fall that Bolton had taken in $6.5 million between two political action committees that bear his name, a sign he was either eagerly helping fellow Republicans or positioning himself for a presidential run.

Bolton has also been critical of the Obama administration, particularly in recent months regarding the Iran deal. His efforts to keep himself relevant and in the public eye have done just that.

Bolton served under President George H.W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1989-1993), and later under President George W. Bush as the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (2001-2005) and the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (2005-2006).

Bolton may not be a top-tier candidate for president should he join the race, and that status could hinder him if he decides to run because of proposed rule changes for primary debates that would limit the number of candidates invited to each debate.

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