October 12th, 2010
10:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Gibbs calls for disclosure of campaign funding donors

(CNN) - Groups spending millions on campaign ads against Democrats without having to reveal their donors were supplanting the Republican National Committee and threatening American democracy, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

"They're going to impact this election ... and nobody knows who they are," Gibbs said. "I think that's a threat to the democracy that we have in this country."

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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • President Obama • Robert Gibbs
October 12th, 2010
10:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama tries to rally young supporters for November elections

(CNN) - Trying to rally young supporters three weeks before congressional elections, President Barack Obama said Tuesday night that they were the best messengers to persuade voters to choose his agenda instead of Republican policies.

"When they hear those things from you directly, that has more credibility than any television ad," Obama told a crowd at George Washington University and people watching online in an event organized by the Democratic National Committee. "You are the most powerful messengers possible. And that's how democracy ultimately should work."

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Filed under: 2010 • President Obama
October 12th, 2010
09:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Jabs in Connecticut Senate debate

(CNN) – The gloves were off as Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon traded jabs over health care, taxes and personal character their third debate in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut.

During the debate in front of a raucous crowd at Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut, the candidates returned to themes that have punctuated their campaigns since the primary election.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal
October 12th, 2010
09:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Where's the Candidate? No-Show in Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada 8:43 p.m. – Sharron Angle wants to be the next U.S. senator from Nevada, but it sure is hard to hear her speak. Her campaign told CNN she would be holding one public event this week – a speech at a health care conference Tuesday – then cancelled the night before the event. Todd Lefkowitz, an organizer with the group, says, "We were disappointed but understand something obviously more important came up in her schedule." They replaced Angle with an anesthesiologist.
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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle • Trail Running
October 12th, 2010
07:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Clooney meets with Obama

(CNN) - Actor George Clooney paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and discuss his recent trip to southern Sudan.

Joining Clooney in the Oval Office meeting was Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast, who joined him outside of the West Wing after the meeting to talk to press.
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October 12th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Schwarzenegger endorses Crist

(CNN) - Florida's independent Gov. Charlie Crist has received another endorsement in his bid for the state's open Senate seat. This one came from California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger endorsed Crist via Twitter, writing "Our country needs someone like him in DC right now."
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Filed under: 2010 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Charlie Crist • Florida
October 12th, 2010
05:19 PM ET
4 years ago

New ads for Fiorina

(CNN) - Carly Fiorina, the Republican Senate nominee in California, released two ads Tuesday with the same message: her Democratic opponent, three-term incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer, represents the failures in Washington and she represents change.

Each 30-second spot, intended to target independent voters starts with Californians interviewed by the campaign about the problems they see with Boxer and Washington.
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Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina
October 12th, 2010
04:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party Express says they'll target Barney Frank

(CNN) – Tea Party Express says they'll add Rep. Barney Frank to their list of lawmakers they're targeting in November's midterm elections.

The national Tea Party organization Tuesday announced that it will go up with ads against the 15-term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and will hold a rally in the state near the end of their upcoming cross-country bus tour.
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Filed under: 2010 • Barney Frank • Massachusetts • Tea Party movement
October 12th, 2010
04:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Preston on Politics: Obama's likeability no help for Democrats

Every afternoon, CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston takes you behind the headlines on a few top stories, looks ahead at what will makes news tomorrow and why it matters.

Obama's likability is no help for Democrats: People like the president, just not his policies. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll confirms this fact with 59 percent of Americans saying that he has the "personal qualities a president should have."

Good news? Well, not so fast. When asked, "Do you agree with Obama on issues that matter to you," only 42 percent answered yes. Ouch. And I mean ouch for Congressional Democrats, not the president.
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Filed under: 2010 • President Obama • Preston on Politics
October 12th, 2010
04:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Dem gov candidate: health care reform could be 'toxic' in 2012

Portland, Oregon (CNN) - Oregon's Democratic candidate for governor said Tuesday that President Obama's health care reform bill will be a "toxic" issue in 2012 unless states are given the opportunity to address the problem of rising medical costs.
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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Dudley • issues • John Kitzhaber • Oregon • President Obama
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