Post Politics: presidential election


Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Can Obama win Iowa? (Monday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Obama won Iowa by 10 percentage points in 2008. Can he do it again? A lot will depend, as it did then, on voter enthusiasm.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:31 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iowa, presidential election

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012

President Obama, Mitt Romney schedules for May 11

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Romney aide: Obama’s campaign like ‘gyrating, intermittent lawn sprinklers’

The memo from Mitt Romney’s campaign manager comes as the former Mass. governor kicks off a campaign swing at an Ohio university.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Obama to Romney: Release more tax returns

The president and his top aides took aim at Mitt Romney Thursday

By Philip Rucker  |  09:38 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, President Obama, presidential election, campaign finance

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Army reprimands reservist who appeared onstage at Ron Paul Iowa rally

The soldier appeared onstage in uniform at Rep. Ron Paul’s January caucus-night rally in Iowa.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jess Thorsen, Iowa, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/28/2012

George H.W. Bush to endorse Romney on Thursday

The former president becomes the latest establishment Republican to rally behind the GOP frontrunner.

By Philip Rucker and Felicia Sonmez  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, George H.S. Bush, Republican Party, presidential election

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Santorum on potential 2016 bid: Are you kidding me?

Former senator Rick Santorum dismissed the notion that he may run for president again in 2016 if his current bid doesn’t pan out.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Illinois election officials: Ballot problem will likely delay GOP primary results

The problem in some counties: the ballots are too wide to fit in the optical scanning machines, which tally the votes.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois, presidential election, Illinois primary, Republican Party

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Coming off Puerto Rico win, Romney pushes hard in Illinois

The former Massachusetts governor is leading in the polls, and in an effort to drive up turnout among his supporters, is crisscrossing the state today.

By Philip Rucker  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Rpmney, Illinois, Illinois primary' presidential election, Republican Part

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Chris Christie to campaign for Romney in Illinois on Friday

The New Jersey governor will stump for the GOP frontrunner in a key primary state.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Illinois, Illinois primary, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Republican race is ‘between Mitt Romney and a deadlocked convention,’ Talent says

A top Romney surrogate, former Missouri senator Jim Talent, sketches out what he says is the Republican choice.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential election, Republican Part

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Santorum blasts Romney: ‘Who do you trust?’

Rick Santorum wants a one-on-one battle against Mitt Romney for the GOP nod -- and he’s stepping up his attacks on the Republican frontrunner.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney: Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican party

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Santorum: Romney thinks he’s ‘ordained by God’ to win Republican nod

“If the governor thinks he’s now ordained by God to win, then let’s just have it out,” Rick Santorum said of Mitt Romney.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Newt Gingrich intensifies Deep South strategy, shifting resources to Alabama, Mississippi

Newt Gingrich is canceling campaign events scheduled for Kansas at the end of the week to shore up support in Alabama and Mississippi.

By Krissah Thompson  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Super Tuesday, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Super Tuesday: Ohio voters passionate about Obama, if not the GOP field

But when it comes to the GOP field, voters in North Canton are a little less than enthusiastic.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ohio, Ohio primary, Super Tuesday, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’

Rick Tyler says Rick Santorum “might win if he could speak English.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, campaign finance

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Michigan, Arizona primary day: Is Rick Santorum gaining on Mitt Romney?

It’s the final countdown.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:08 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, Michigan primary, Arizona primary, Republican Party, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Lamar Alexander endorses Mitt Romney

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), one of the top Senate Republicans, has endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lamar Alexander, Mitt Romney, presidential election, Election 2012, Republican Party

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Mitt Romney: Wife Ann drives ‘a couple of Cadillacs’

During a Friday speech in Detroit, Mitt Romney made another statement that could draw him some unwanted attention.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Michigan, Michigan primary, Detroit, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Is Republican primary leaning too far away from economic issues?

The recent emphasis on social issues has some voters concerned.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, presidential election, Election 2012, Arizona, Arizona primary

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Santorum: Obama ‘trying to crush the traditional Judeo-Christian values of America’

The GOP presidential hopeful is not backing down from his inflammatory statements about Obama and religion.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, presidential election, Arizona, Arizona primary

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Rick Santorum: It’s the authenticity, stupid

Yes, Rick Santorum’s recent headline-making comments are about religion. But they’re also part of Santorum’s contention that he’s more authentic than Mitt Romney.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, republican party, Election 2012

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Today on the trail: Arizona CNN Republican debate and Rick Santorum’s opportunity

The next 24 hours could be the most decisive of former senator Rick Santorum’s political career.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, presidential election, Election 2012, Arizona primary, Michigan primary

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Rick Santorum continues to distance himself from supporter Foster Freiss’s contraception joke

Appearing on CBS’s “This Morning,” Santorum called the comments by supporter Foster Friess “a bad joke,” and said he shouldn’t have to comment on it.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, presidential election, Contraception

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Today on the trail: Newt Gingrich returns to Georgia; Idaho gets love from Mitt Romney, Ron Paul

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich makes a campaign-trail return to his home state today, holding two events this evening in the Peach State ahead of its Super Tuesday primary.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, super tuesday, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump raise campaign cash at New York bankruptcy law firm

One good source close to Mitt Romney’s campaign has spilled the beans on now the candidate spent part of the day.

By Karen Tumulty  |  06:08 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, campaign finance

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Mitt Romney mixes up Solyndra and Keystone pipeline

Mitt Romney had an “oops” moment in Atlanta.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:08 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Solyndra, Keystone pipeline, Mitt Romney, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Mitt Romney is glitter bombed by gay rights activist, sings verse of ‘America the Beautiful’

Mitt Romney was glitter bombed, veered into a stand-up riff about his hair and belted out an entire verse of “America the Beautiful.”

By Philip Rucker  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential election

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Florida Republican primary liveblog: Mitt Romney wins Florida

The latest updates on today’s Florida GOP presidential primary: Florida is Romney Country — big time.

By Washington Post Staff  |  10:00 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida Primary, Presidential Election, Republican Primary, Election 2012 Live Blog

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Florida GOP primary: What to watch for in the exit polls

The Post polling team has the details on what to keep your eye on tonight.

By Scott Clement  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida primary, exit polls, presidential election, mitt romney, newt gingrich

Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella is hospitalized; candidate cancels Sunday morning campaign plans

The candidate is canceling Sunday campaign appearances because his daughter has been admitted to a Philadelphia hospital.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:50 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, presidential election

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Herman Cain endorses Newt Gingrich

Former presidential contender Herman Cain is throwing his support to Newt Gingrich.

By Amy Gardner and Karen Tumulty  |  09:31 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  herman cain, newt gingrich, election 2012, presidential election