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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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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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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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Lesser-Known Candidates Working Hard In Iowa

While most of the attention heading into this weekend’s Iowa straw poll is on Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty, lesser-known Republican presidential candidates are working equally as hard to pull off a surprise.

08/12/2011

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GOP Hopefuls Look To Debate For Last-Minute Boost

Seven Republican presidential contenders will try to use Thursday’s debate in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa to cast themselves as the strongest alternative to one rival: front-runner Mitt Romney.

08/11/2011

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Pawlenty Signs Group’s Marriage Pledge After All

After originally leaving his name off, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has signed a national group’s pledge to seek a federal constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.

08/05/2011

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2012 Republican Campaign Gets Not So Polite

It was all going so pleasantly. A month ago, the Republicans who would be president gathered for a debate in New Hampshire and had nothing but nice things to say about one another.

07/13/2011

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Huckabee Exit An Opportunity For Pawlenty, Bachmann

No single candidate stands ready to fill the gap that Mike Huckabee leaves in the 2012 Republican field for president, and those who do benefit may bear little resemblance to the former Arkansas governor and one-time Baptist minister who was favored by evangelical conservatives.

05/19/2011

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Iowa Conservatives Took $3M In Tax Funds

A conservative group that has brought a string of potential presidential candidates to Iowa to lecture about the need to reduce government spending owes some of its past success to generous federal grants, which it has since rejected amid charges of hypocrisy.

05/13/2011

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)

GOP Gets Back-To-Back Look At 2012 Hopefuls

With back-to-back events featuring multiple presidential hopefuls, it’s been something of an instant-replay kind of weekend for New Hampshire Republicans.

04/30/2011

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Out Of Spotlight, GOP Hopefuls Prepping For 2012

Newt Gingrich is the Republican taking some of the most public first steps for a presidential bid, but he’s hardly the only one in motion.

03/08/2011

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Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Religion

Several Republicans mulling 2012 presidential bids descended on Iowa Monday to test their strength among social conservatives who hold the key to the state’s lead-off caucuses.

03/07/2011

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.

02/15/2011

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