Readers pick Paul as early media winner in White House race

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Marco Rubio filled out the field.

Kentucky Senator and presidential contender Rand Paul

Hillary Rodham Clinton might be getting the lion’s share of press and social media attention after announcing her second bid for the White House on Sunday, but she isn’t winning the early media battle, according to PRWeek readers.

A majority (64.5%) of respondents to a PRWeek poll said Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is winning in the media. More than a quarter (26.3%) picked his rival for the Republican nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, as the early media-coverage winner.

Less than 5% (4.8%) of respondents picked Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady, who officially launched her White House campaign on Sunday and then traveled by van to early caucus state Iowa, stopping at Chipotle on the way.

In fourth place was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who was chosen by 4.3% of respondents.

It’s not too late to cast your vote for the candidate you think is winning the early media battle. Or tweet at @PRWeekUS to say which White House aspirant is performing best in the press.

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