Presidential Candidates 2012

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Pawlenty Raises $160K In Early Phase Of 2012 Chase

Tim Pawlenty’s start-up committee for the Republican presidential nomination pulled in $160,000 over its first 10 days.


Politically conservative books, many of them featuring presidential hopefuls, are for sale at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. A dozen potential Republican presidential hopefuls are set to address CPAC, the biggest gathering of conservative activists in the country. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Conservative GOP Could Prompt Some To Skip Iowa

A run for the White House has long meant enduring icy days campaigning in Iowa for the contest that starts the presidential election calendar. But this winter fewer candidates have braved the Midwestern chill. And that has left some wondering if the Iowa Republican party’s shift to the right is scaring off some hopefuls and making the Iowa caucuses less competitive — and less important.


Speaker of the House-designate Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and Rep. Michelle Bachmann greet colleagues during a roll call vote on the election of the next Speaker of the House January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bachmann ‘Not Ruling Out’ Presidential Bid

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is the keynote speaker at a GOP event in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa later this month, and a spokesman said Wednesday that the tea party favorite has “not ruled out” a bid for president.


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Running For President Harder Than It Looks

This month’s early, under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama is a reminder of something too easily forgotten: Running for president is harder than it looks, and Obama ultimately will stand against a flesh-and-blood nominee certain to make mistakes along the way.




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