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Split In Cultural Conservatives Could Help Romney

They know they’re not crazy about Mitt Romney. But if the cultural conservatives gathered at a Values Voters Summit this weekend split among Rick Perry and other contenders they do like, it could wind up benefiting the front-running White House hopeful who troubles rather than excites them.

10/07/2011

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Perry Tells Cultural Conservatives He’s Their Guy

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is telling cultural conservatives that he’s the candidate who will be the best advocate for the social issues they care most about.

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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Thank You Governor Perry

Mitt Romney is running an ad about Governor Perry and his immigration policies in Texas.

09/30/2011

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Perry Ups Ante With Twist On Romney’s ‘4 Aces’

Call it a personal class war: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to draw sharp class lines with his chief GOP presidential rival, the well-heeled former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

09/26/2011

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Cain Wins Early Florida Test Vote

Herman Cain won an early test vote in Florida that lacked most of the leading candidates’ participation.

09/24/2011

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Romney, Bachmann Challenge Perry On Immigration

Keeping the heat on Rick Perry, rivals Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann on Friday challenged his suggestion that people are heartless if they don’t support his Texas law that gives some illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates at universities.

09/23/2011

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Rep. Bachmann ‘In It For The Long Haul’

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

09/23/2011

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Debate Analysis: Perry, Romney Defend Records In Forum

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney struggled with a simple reality in the latest GOP debate: Americans elect only experienced politicians as president, and Republicans nominate only proven conservatives.

09/23/2011

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FACT CHECK: Slippery Assertions In GOP Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to the states. His denial was hard to fathom given his past rhetoric about the program.

09/23/2011

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GOP Stepping Up Criticism Ahead Of Debate

The Republicans seeking the presidency have spent months pitching glossy versions of themselves to voters, but they now find their rivals microscopically examining their records and past statements in a game of political one-upmanship.

09/22/2011

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Governor Rick Perry’s Presidential Ad

Governor Perry puts out a dramatic ad for his presidential candidacy. Click here to see ad

09/21/2011

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Bachmann Says Vaccine Retardation Claim Not Hers

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she was not linking a vaccine aimed at preventing cancer to mental retardation when she repeated a woman’s claim that the vaccine had caused her daughter’s retardation.

09/19/2011

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Bachmann Criticizes Perry Stand On Border Fence

Republican Michele Bachmann is criticizing presidential rival Rick Perry’s support for public benefits for the children of illegal immigrants.

09/19/2011

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Bachmann, GOP Talk Social Security Revamp

Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security, reviving a contentious issue that fizzled under President George W. Bush after Democrats relentlessly attacked it.

09/17/2011

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