October 5th, 2010
03:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama-Clinton ticket 'on the table,' Woodward says

(CNN) – Some called a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton pairing the "Dream Ticket" in 2008. It didn't happen.

But what about 2012?

"It's on the table," veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward told CNN's John King in an interview Tuesday on John King, USA. "Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012."

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Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
October 5th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Feingold changes ad after NFL complains

(CNN) - Senator Russ Feingold's campaign is changing an advertisement which ran afoul of the National Football League Tuesday by using real game video without permission.

The Wisconsin senator's campaign commercial shows several fictitious scenes of football players celebrating on the field –and also one real clip of the famous wide receiver Randy Moss.

"In pro football, they call this excessive celebration," the Democratic incumbent intones over the video, saying players are penalized or fined for it.

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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
October 5th, 2010
02:55 PM ET
4 years ago

NY congressional candidate backs out

(CNN) - Republican Doug Hoffman, who split the conservative vote in last year's special election for New York's 23rd congressional district handing the seat to a Democrat, has dropped out of this November's general election for the same seat.

After losing the GOP primary last month to Matt Doheny, Hoffman decided to run as a Conservative, but on Tuesday he cleared the way for his fellow Republican.

"It was never my intention to split the Republican vote," Hoffman said in a statement. "Matt Doheny and I may have differed on some issues during the course of our primary race. Now, we must put those differences aside and do what is best for our nation."

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Owens • Doug Hoffman • New York
October 5th, 2010
02:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Coons hits back at O'Donnell campaign ad

(CNN) –Chris Coons, the Delaware Democratic Senate candidate, has launched a website response to Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell's first general election ad where she says "I am you."

The website features a picture of O'Donnell from her ad and the words "Tell Christine O'Donnell 'You are not me.'"
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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
October 5th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo leads Paladino by 24 points

(CNN) - A new poll of New Yorkers indicates that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democrats' nominee, leads Republican nominee Carl Paladino 56 to 32 percent among likely voters in the state's gubernatorial battle. Eleven percent of people questioned in the Siena College survey released Tuesday say they are undecided.

Cuomo's 24 point lead compares to a 15 point advantage he held over Paladino, a Buffalo businessman and developer, in a Marist College poll released last week.
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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Poll
October 5th, 2010
01:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Rove-backed group faces allegations of tax abuse

(CNN) – A major conservative group backed by Karl Rove is being accused of U.S. tax law violations for operating as a non-profit institution and shielding its donor list from the public domain by two campaign finance watchdogs in a letter sent Tuesday.

Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center are urging the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the political activities of Crossroads GPS, the organization, backed in part by Rove, that has structured itself as a tax-exempt "social welfare" 501(c)(4) organization. As part of its tax exempt status, the group is allowed to both raise unlimited amounts of money and keep the names and organizations of their contributors secret - an allowance that facilitates groups of this type to raise considerably more money then standard so-called 527 groups which have to report their donors.
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Filed under: 2010 • American Crossroads • Karl Rove
October 5th, 2010
12:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Michelle Obama makes fundraising pitch

Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Democratic party officials to help fundraise in the final four weeks before the midterm elections.

In an email sent by the Democratic National Committee to members of Organizing for America, the party's grassroots wing, the First Lady says "our organizers and volunteers are knocking on doors every weekend, making calls every night. Your support will help to fund this work."
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Filed under: 2010 • DNC • Michelle Obama
October 5th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Most Tea Partiers call America a Christian nation, study finds

(CNN) - Members of the Tea Party movement tend to be Christian conservatives, not libertarians, and are more likely than even white evangelical Christians to say the United States is a Christian nation, a detailed new study has found.

More than half of self-identified Tea Party members say America is a Christian nation, while just over four out of 10 white evangelicals believe that – the same as the proportion of the general population that says so.

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Filed under: Poll • Tea Party movement
October 5th, 2010
11:59 AM ET
4 years ago

American Crossroads and affiliate announce major ad buy

Washington (CNN) – One of this election cycle's major third party groups is announcing it will spend more than four million dollars in the next week in its largest media buy of the season spread across eight of the key Senate battlegrounds.

In an effort to help elect Republicans in these races, American Crossroads will spend almost $800,000 in Colorado and $350,000 in Nevada while its affiliate Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) is buying time in Illinois, Washington state, Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS
October 5th, 2010
10:23 AM ET
4 years ago

After criticizing GOP, Angle comes to Washington

Washington (CNN) - Sharron Angle of Nevada and five other Republican Senate nominees are headed to the nation's capitol Tuesday to team up with top Republicans to raise campaign cash for their bids for the Senate.

According to an invitation acquired by CNN, the fundraiser will include two special guests: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who has become an in-demand GOP surrogate, thanks to his upset victory in January's special election to fill the final two years of the term of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy.
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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
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