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Romney Adviser Comes Out, Resigns From Campaign

via Cameron Joseph The Hill’s Ballot Box Richard Grenell has resigned his role as a foreign policy spokesman for the Romney campaign following criticism of Romney from some social conservatives for having a gay man on his campaign. “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons,” Romney … Continue reading

Gingrich Formally Ends Tumultuous White House Bid

via Deborah Charles, Reuters Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, the face of the Republican party in the mid-1990s, badly trailed front-runner Mitt … Continue reading

Ron Paul Is Still In It To Win It

via Angel Clark, Examiner Texas Congressman Ron Paul has been voted one of the most influential people in the world.  He speaks to packed stadiums and sold out crowds almost nightly.  On Tuesday, Dr. Paul spoke to over 3,000 people in one stadium while at the same time Governor Mitt Romney spoke to roughly 400 … Continue reading

Rick Santorum Suspends 2012 Presidential Campaign

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post In a surprise decision Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) will announce that he is suspending his presidential campaign, The Huffington Post’s Jon Ward has learned and several other outlets have reported. The Pennsylvania Republican had taken a break from the campaign trail for several days to tend to … Continue reading

Russ Feingold: Obama Super PAC Reversal Will Lead To ‘A Legalized Abramoff System’

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) ripped into both President Barack Obama and his re-election team on Tuesday morning for backing off its previous criticism of outside spending on campaigns and embracing the role that super PACs will play in the 2012 election. “It is a dumb approach,” Feingold said … Continue reading

Gay Marriage Returns To The Political Spotlight As States Face Potential Votes

via Dave Crary, The Huffington Post With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue. In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage have high-powered support … Continue reading

Perry Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Gingrich

via Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, The New York Times  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas dropped out of the Republican presidential race here on Thursday and announced his endorsement for the candidacy of Newt Gingrich, a man he called a “conservative visionary.” “I’ve never believed that the cause of conservatism is embodied by one … Continue reading

Mitt Romney And The Power Of Playing Dumb

via Steve Kornacki, Salon Mitt Romney has gotten to be pretty good at playing dumb, and he showed it Sunday morning. The setting was the fifteenth Republican presidential debate, the final such event before Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.  One of the most baffling features of the previous debates — including the one held just ten hours before … Continue reading

Sunday’s GOP Debate: 6 Takeaways

via Maggie Haberman, Politico If it’s Sunday, it’s meet the candidates. In a debate moderated by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, the six remaining major GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage for the second time in 12 hours — and this one was a far livelier and entertaining debate than the forum the night … Continue reading

On Abortion, GOP Candidates Go To Extremes To Win Iowa

via Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post In the competition for the toughest anti-abortion stance in Iowa, GOP candidates this week have adopted more extreme positions on abortion than they have previously ever held. But their shift toward extremity for the sake of Iowa’s evangelical base could come back to haunt the eventual nominee in the … Continue reading

Rick Santorum Talks About How He Would Appeal To Gay Voters

via Luke Johnson, The Huffington Post Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explained how he would win support from gay voters despite his long opposition to same-sex marriage Tuesday night on Fox News’ “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren. Van Susteren asked how he could get votes from “the gay citizens of Iowa” despite being … Continue reading

As Gingrich’s Star Rises, So Do His Party’s Concerns

via Jackie Calmes, The New York Times From the House that Newt Gingrich once ran through the Washington establishment to state capitals across the nation, some Republicans are going public with their concerns that Mr. Gingrich would be a weak general election candidate and a drag on the party’s fortunes if he won the presidential nomination. “Since … Continue reading

Campaign Disarray May Hinder Surging Gingrich

via Justin Sink, The Hill While Newt Gingrich’s popularity is surging in the Republican field, a series of reports Wednesday questioning his campaign’s financial stability and organizational aptitude are raising serious doubts about the former Speaker’s ability to capitalize on his newfound popularity. The Washington Times is reporting that it is possible that Gingrich will … Continue reading

Ron Paul Wins Illinois Straw Poll

via Steve Sadin, Northbrook Patch Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) easily won the Illinois Straw Poll Saturday as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. The Illinois Straw Poll was originally the idea of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park). Kirk announced the plan Feb. 6 in an effort … Continue reading

Jon Huntsman Will Not Attend Next Debate In Las Vegas

via Michael D. Shear, The New York Times Jon M. Huntsman Jr. won’t be at the next debate, in Las Vegas. But it’s not a sleight by the organizers. Mr. Huntsman is boycotting the event on Tuesday to protest the state’s decision to hold its caucus on Jan. 14. That decision has complicated the voting … Continue reading

Mitt Romney May Have A Glass Jaw, But Candidates Didn’t Take Aim During New Hampshire GOP Debate

via Same Stein, The Huffington Post Tuesday was Mitt Romney’s night. The former Massachusetts governor entered the ninth GOP debate riding a long, fortuitous wave of positive news. His nearest competitors for the nomination had crumbled amid missteps or mismanagement. Prospective candidates had declined to launch bids of their own. One of them, New Jersey … Continue reading

Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is A ‘Temporary Aberration’

Fort Dodge, Iowa – Same-sex marriage is a temporary aberration that will dissipate, Newt Gingrich said here today. “I believe that marriage is between a man and woman,” Gingrich said. “It has been for all of recorded history and I think this is a temporary aberration that will dissipate. I think that it is just … Continue reading

On Home Turf, Romney Prevails in Straw Poll

Mitt Romney didn’t disappoint on his home turf this weekend, receiving 51 percent of the votes at the Michigan Straw Poll, a wide victory over Texas Gov. Rick Perry who garnered just 17 percent. Third place in the straw poll went to Herman Cain, fresh off his impressive win at the Florida Straw Poll earlier … Continue reading

Amid Anti-Washington Mood, Romney And Perry Focus On Governor Endorsements

The frontrunners for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are touting the backing of governors while keeping lawmakers on the back burner. With anti-Washington fervor playing a huge role on the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) have done little to court Capitol Hill, according to lawmakers interviewed for … Continue reading

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