Post Politics: election-2012


Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Paul Ryan stops for hot dogs in Ohio

What’s a former Oscar Meyer Weinermobile driver to do when he needs to grab some food on the road?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan slams Obama on energy policy as Romney camp prepares to roll out Medicare ad

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan on veepstakes: ‘It’s gone from the surreal to the real’

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:59 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Romney camp deploys Gingrich to make welfare-reform argument against Obama

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2012

In Indiana, Romney lends his support to U.S. Senate hopeful Mourdock

The event marked one of the rare times this year that Romney has stumped on behalf of a Senate hopeful in a battleground state.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Four Democratic groups raise $25 million in second quarter

The number marked an improvement for Priorities USA Action, Majority PAC, House Majority PAC and American Bridge 21st Century.

By Dan Eggen  |  04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Scott Walker: Still undecided on Medicaid expansion

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Ahead of NALEO conference, Romney camp keeps focus on economy

Will Romney give any further hints to his immigration position when he speaks at Thursday’s NALEO conference?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Romney to attend NAACP national convention in Houston

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will address the NAACP’s national convention next month, a campaign aide confirmed Tuesday.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:33 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Mitt Romney’s tour bus has wings

In Mitt Romney’s America, buses have wings. And jet engines. And they travel 500 miles an hour.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Rubio electrifies, Portman gets warm reception at social conservative confab

Two of the pols thought to be on the Romney’s shortlist gave dueling speeches at a social conservative confab in downtown Washington.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:26 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Obama, Romney giving dueling speeches in Ohio | June 14 schedules

President Obama travels to Cleveland Thursday to deliver a speech contrasting his economic agenda with Mitt Romney’s.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:49 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Obama hits up yet another constituency — African Americans — in West Coast swing

On Day 2 in L.A., he raises money at breakfast in black community.

By Amy Gardner  |  02:43 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney likely to prove valuable assets for their husbands’ campaigns (Thursday’s Trail Mix)

Thursday’s Trail Mix takes a look at the polling numbers that help explain why Michelle Obama and Ann Romney have been taking on a higher profile.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:31 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Romney calls job report ‘very bad news’

Mitt Romney seized on the paltry job numbers for May as confirmation of President Obama’s failed policies.

By Nia Malika-Henderson  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Romney in Colorado attacks Obama’s job creation record

“He said he was going to create some 5 million green energy jobs,” Romney said. “Have you seen those around here anywhere?”

By Nia Malika-Henderson  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Grover Norquist makes the case for Bobby Jindal for veep

Norquist argues that the Louisiana governor is the best choice for Romney because of his record on “bold reforms at the state level.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Romney says he hoped Obama would have been successful

Mitt Romney to Americans who may have supported Obama four years ago but have grown disillusioned with his presidency: I’m one of you.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Romney defends gay staffer who resigned, calls Grenell ‘very accomplished’

The GOP front-runner says Richard Grenell was “capable” and “very accomplished” and that he wanted Grenell to stay in his job.

By Philip Rucker and Felicia Sonmez  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Bachmann: Pelosi’s claims of GOP war on women ‘pathetic’

Bachmann fires back at Democratic claims that the student loans freeze proposal constitutes a “war on women.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney says Obama is ‘a president who by his own measure has failed’

On the eve of the Keystone State’s GOP primary, Romney delivered a withering critique of Obama’s leadership on energy and the economy

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012 | Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Romney assumes mantle of Republican standard bearer

Romney frames the general election contest against President Obama even as he avoids laying direct claim to the Republican nomination.

By Philip Rucker  |  05:29 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012 | Tags:  Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Romney to give commencement speech at Falwell’s Liberty University

Romney will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University, a bastion of evangelical Christians founded by Jerry Falwell.

By Philip Rucker and Michelle Boorstein  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/11/2012

As Obama stumps on Buffett Rule, Romney camp swings back

Mitt Romney’s campaign slammed the Buffett Rule proposal in a conference call with some of Romney’s top economic advisers.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Santorum banking on his Pennsylvania roots to win April 24 primary

He kicked off his Pennsylvania campaign with a brunch at Bob’s Diner in an appearance seemingly meant to send one message: I’m home.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Romney accuses Obama of deflecting blame for gas prices, economy

Romney lashed out at Obama by accusing him of deflecting blame for the nation’s rising gas prices and the slow economic recovery.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Medvedev comment marks second time in a week Romney chided for campaign trail rhetoric

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said a comment by Romney about Russia “smells of Hollywood.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Gingrich dances; rallies seeking to keep campaign alive in Mississippi

The former House speaker also spent his first night on the campaign trail in Mississippi dancing with his wife Callista.

By Krissah Thompson  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Gingrich pumps gas in Alabama, chides Obama on energy policy

Gingrich stopped at a Texaco gas station to film a YouTube video, where he again promised to get gas down to $2.50 per gallon.

By Krissah Thompson  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Mitt Romney rallies electric crowds in Idaho

The candidate who critics say can’t excite Republicans did just that when he touched down in Idaho for a quick rally.

By Philip Rucker  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Santorum loss in Ohio would make it ‘more difficult’ for him to win nomination, Portman says

“I think it’s more damaging to Rick Santorum if he doesn’t win” in Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, a Romney supporter, said to reporters.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Mitt Romney talks tough on China during Ohio visit

Romney focused squarely on the economy as he addressed a small rally, and accused Obama of being “walked all over” by China.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Mitt Romney accuses Rick Santorum of ‘dirty trick’ robocall

A Santorum campaign spokesman acknowledged that they targeted Democrats to urge them to vote in the GOP primary with a robocall.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Obama reelection campaign drops price to enter dinner contest

The campaign sent out a mass e-mail asking donors to “pitch in $2 or whatever you can” to be entered into a contest for a meal with Obama.

By Dan Eggen  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 02/18/2012

Romney’s Arizona co-chair resigns in wake of explosive allegations

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu allegedly threatened to deport former lover who declined to stay silent about their relationship.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:59 PM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Disappointment, optimism at Ron Paul headquarters in Maine

“I’m slightly disappointed that it was so close, but it was just amazing that he got this close, also,” said supporter Karin Berling.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:50 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Rick Santorum starts to get Newt Gingrich treatment from Mitt Romney

With polls showing Santorum the more serious threat, Romney’s campaign on Monday unloaded on him the way it has done on Gingrich.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Romney targets Obama in Colorado speech

The GOP presidential candidate says Obama deserves no credit for the improvement in the U.S. economy.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:11 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Puerto Rico governor Fortuño endorses Romney

The endorsement from Luis Fortuño, one of the Republican Party’s rising stars, can give a boost to Romney’s efforts to court Hispanic Republicans.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Mitt Romney taps former Bachmann strategist for debate prep

Brett O’Donnell, a former top Bachmann strategist and debate coach, is working with the Romney campaign.

By Felicia Sonmez and Amy Gardner  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012