October 24th, 2010
08:03 PM ET
4 years ago

White House adds another Ohio campaign stop

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - The White House has added yet another campaign stop in Ohio on the final weekend before Election Day, as the hotly-contested race between Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and his Republican challenger John Kasich comes down to the wire.

Vice President Joe Biden will appear with Strickland in Toledo on Sunday night, a Strickland campaign source told CNN.

That's on top of a high-profile Halloween rally on Sunday afternoon headlined by Biden and President Barack Obama - a Cleveland stop designed to gin up excitement among the Democratic base.
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Filed under: 2010 • Ohio • Ted Strickland • Vice President Biden
October 24th, 2010
07:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton: I'm 'ticked off'

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton continued his cross-country campaign swing Sunday night to help the longest-serving member of Congress in his bid to hold onto his seat.

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is a 28-term incumbent, but he’s in a tighter reelection battle than he’s seen in a while, hence the Clinton campaign stop.

“Michigan was good for me and I tried to be good for Michigan,” Clinton said. “John Dingell’s been good for you and he’s been good for you in the last year and a half, as he has in his entire career."
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Filed under: 2010 • John Dingell • President Clinton
October 24th, 2010
05:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Candidate to voters: 'an unhappy choice'

(CNN) - The Republican nominee for California governor is leveling with voters.

Over the weekend Meg Whitman released a minute-long ad reintroducing herself to California voters.

"I know many of you see this election as an unhappy choice between a longtime politician with no plan for the future and a billionaire with no government experience," Whitman says in the spot. "Well, let me tell you my story."
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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • California • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
October 24th, 2010
01:58 PM ET
4 years ago

No surprise: Democrats and Republicans differ on election predictions

(CNN) - Will an anti-incumbent wave return Republicans to power in the House and Senate, or can Democrats engineer a late rush to hold on to their congressional majorities?

The 2010 mid-term elections comes down to campaign basics in the final nine days until vote-counting begins.

For now, the two parties agree that Republicans will win more seats than they currently hold, but they differ sharply on how many and whether a major power shift will occur.

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Filed under: 2010 • Democrats • Republicans
October 24th, 2010
01:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Sound of Sunday: Most intriguing quotes

(CNN) – Here are some of the most quotable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:

On whether Republicans and Democrats can reach a compromise on the Bush tax cuts:

"There's a difference between compromise and cutting a deal. Compromise is a good thing. Cutting deals in Washington, there's too much of that. The bottom line is that any compromise that allows taxes - any compromise that does not extend the current tax code to everybody is a tax increase." - Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio, CNN's "State of the Union"

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Filed under: Sound of Sunday
October 24th, 2010
01:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Rove: President Palin?

(CNN) – “The architect” says Republicans have a long way to go until there’s a Republican presidential nominee in 2012.

“There are going to be several geological ages that are going to come and go before the 2012 presidential nomination gels,” Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Every one of these prospective candidates, if they decide to enter the race, has strengths that they need to work on magnifying and weaknesses that they need to endeavor to overcome.”

And what about a President Palin?
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
October 24th, 2010
01:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Candidates gang up in Senate debate

Programming Note: Watch the Florida gubernatorial debate on CNN's John King, USA Monday night 7 p.m. ET

(CNN) - The three-way Florida Senate race seemed more of a two-sided contest Sunday as Republican front-runner Marco Rubio's opponents both targeted him in a debate on CNN's "State of the Union."

Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist both tried to portray Rubio as too rigidly conservative for Florida in the spirited hour-long debate.

Crist, who launched an independent campaign after losing the Republican primary to Rubio, said he would have left the Republican party even if he had won the primary.
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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio • TV-State of the Union
October 24th, 2010
01:10 PM ET
October 24th, 2010
10:27 AM ET
October 24th, 2010
08:58 AM ET
4 years ago

LIVE BLOG from the Florida Senate debate

CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley co-hosts the CNN/St. Petersburg Times Senate debate on CNN this morning. We'll be live blogging throughout the hour RIGHT HERE.

Candidates in the race and on stage: Republican Marco Rubio, Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and independent Gov. Charlie Crist.

9:02a: Unemployment: Crist: "plenty of blame to go around."

9:03a: Support a second stimulus? Meek: stimulus was set to be the floor not a "silver bullet" in Florida.

9:04a: Meek: trust president's judgment in picking own economic team.

9:07a: Crist: we need tax cuts, we need to rein in government spending- recovery act included tax cuts... "people forget that."
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Filed under: 2010 • Candy Crowley • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio • TV-State of the Union
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