Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he will drop out of the 2012 presidential race.
It might be a preview of the months ahead in the GOP presidential race.
Republicans are starting to pay more attention to the candidates who hope to take on President Barack Obama next year, and so far that’s been a good thing for Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty.
Looking to set themselves apart, rivals to Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney sharpened their criticism of the former Massachusetts governor before their first presidential campaign debate with him Monday night.
Republican Tim Pawlenty is building in three days of campaigning in New Hampshire ahead of a nationally televised presidential candidate debate in the opening primary state.
In the first presidential election since the tea party’s emergence, Republican candidates are drifting rightward on a range of issues, even though more centrist stands might play well in the 2012 general election.
Michele Bachmann was a self-styled “education researcher” making a run for a Minnesota school board seat in 1999 when the question came up at a candidate forum: If elected, would she serve all four years?
Anyone who has any doubt about Rep. Michele Bachmann pulling off a presidential bid can bury those doubts now.
Michele Bachmann tells ABC News that she “wants in on the conversation in 2012″. Apparently so, since news is breaking today that she’ll form an exploratory committee. Check out the interview.
In a virtual replay of 2008, Florida is bucking national Democrats and Republicans in planning an early presidential primary, an act of defiance that creates strategic challenges for GOP candidates and could unravel the parties’ primary calendar next year.
A war of words between past and present governors is brewing.