2012 Presidential Campaign

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Ron Paul Invests In Minn. In Search Of 1st GOP Win

Ron Paul has invested days of campaigning and money for television ads ahead of caucuses in Minnesota, where he’s hoping he can eke out the first win of his Republican presidential campaign.

02/07/2012

Sweater Vests

Looking To Reset Campaign, Santorum Hits 3 States

Republican Rick Santorum is planning some last-minute campaigning in each of the three states holding presidential contests Tuesday.

02/07/2012

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Messy Caucuses In Nevada, Iowa Raise Questions

After back-to-back fiascos in Nevada and Iowa, the term “caucus” may be on its way to becoming a bad word in the GOP lexicon.

02/07/2012

Michelle Bachmann Campaigns Before Iowa Caucuses

Bachmann Tells Supporters She’s Staying In Race

Hunting for support in a caucus campaign with high stakes for her lagging presidential bid, Michele Bachmann hoped a late-hour trip Tuesday to her Iowa birthplace would help her stave off the last-place finish forecast by recent polls.

01/03/2012

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Iowa Voters Hold Sway Over How President Is Chosen

All across Iowa next Tuesday, tens of thousands of Republican voters will travel through a chilly Midwestern night to the warmth of a local church or gymnasium for caucus meetings to select presidential candidates, the first voting in the 2012 election campaign.

12/29/2011

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Odd Notes, Mad-Dash Trips Mark Iowa Closing Sprint

Iowa’s GOP presidential contest remains deeply unsettled, if not downright strange, five days before the Jan. 3 caucus.

12/29/2011

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Gingrich Sharpens Attacks On Romney, Paul

So much for staying positive. In just the last 24 hours, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has blasted rival Mitt Romney as a “Massachusetts moderate” who isn’t “man enough” to take responsibility for the harsh attack ads being run on his behalf. And he lambasted Ron Paul’s views as “totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.”

12/28/2011

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Alleged Mistress Latest Herman Cain Problem

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has a new dilemna

11/29/2011

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Poll: Public Unsettled On Obama Challenger

Americans have yet to find a Republican they’d clearly prefer over President Barack Obama, although half say the president does not deserve re-election.

10/20/2011

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Presidential Hopefuls’ Spouses Come Under Scrutiny

Ann Romney is a smiling presence at her husband’s side. Gloria Cain doesn’t campaign at all. And Anita Perry raised eyebrows with her claim that her husband had been “brutalized” for his faith.

10/18/2011

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Campaign China-Bashing Obscures Real Problems

It’s open season on China in the Republican race for the presidential nomination, and Mitt Romney is leading the charge. Newt Gingrich and some other candidates are on his heels, painting China as the bogeyman responsible for America’s economic ills.

10/17/2011

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A Look At Key Moments In The GOP Debate

Take a look at the key moments in Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate.

10/12/2011

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Forces Coalescing Around Romney

A new reality is taking hold in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

10/12/2011

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Romney On Middle Ground: I Can Work With Democrats

Presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of failing to lead in a time of economic peril but sounded less conservative than his Republican rivals in their debate Tuesday night, defending the 2008-2009 Wall Street bailout and declaring he could work with “good” Democrats.

10/12/2011

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Republicans Pile On Romney, Looking To Block Him

With eyes on Mitt Romney, his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination prepared for what could be one of their last chances to level a devastating blow to the former Massachusetts governor on his home turf.

10/11/2011

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Fortunes Down, Bachmann Looks To Evangelical Vote

Michele Bachmann surged into the Republican presidential race by preaching tea party fiscal conservatism. Now, as she struggles to remain relevant, the Minnesota congresswoman is trying to rally the evangelical voters who have powered most of her political career.

10/07/2011

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Bachmann: Perry Used Jobs Fund To Reward Backers

Rick Perry brags that Texas has created more than 1 million jobs during his 10 years as governor, trumpeting the state’s hands-off regulatory climate and business-first policies. But another part of his jobs agenda, the part that promotes investing state money in private companies, is drawing new criticism as he runs for the Republican presidential nomination.

10/06/2011

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In GOP Campaign, Foreign Policy Becomes Economic

From the rise of China to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the revolutions of the Arab Spring to foreign aid for Pakistan, the Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls are framing their foreign policy positions against the backdrop of America’s crippling debt and high unemployment.

10/05/2011

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Bachmann Attends Church, Campaigns In Florida

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is attending church and then visiting with GOP activists as she wraps up a three-day campaign swing through Florida.

08/28/2011

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Poll: GOP Voters Feel Better About Presidential Field

After grousing for months, Republicans are growing more satisfied with their choices for president and, so far, they like what they’re hearing from the newest candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

08/26/2011

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Bachmann: Voters Worried About Jobs, Not Gaffes

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is wrapping up her three-day bus tour through South Carolina.

08/19/2011

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GOP Candidates Slam Obama On US Credit Downgrade

The 2012 Republican presidential contenders have roundly criticized President Barack Obama for economic policies they contend helped drive the downgrade of U.S. credit by a major ratings agency.

08/09/2011

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Iowa Focal Point For Potential Shifts In GOP Race

Three important markers in the coming days could fundamentally alter the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, including whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters the race.

08/07/2011

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Iowa GOP Straw Poll Means More To Some Than Others

The sprint is under way for Iowa’s Republican presidential straw poll, a defining moment for some 2012 GOP prospects that now is less than a month away.

07/20/2011

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Fundraising A Sign Of 2012 Candidates’ Viability

The financial picture for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination race began coming into clearer focus with Friday’s deadline for candidates to report how much cash they have in the bank and how many bills they have to pay.

07/15/2011

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