More money flows into New York special election
May 11th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

More money flows into New York special election

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a $250,000 TV ad buy Wednesday for the special election in New York's 26th district, according to a Democratic source, one day after the conservative group American Crossroads announced a $350,000 ad buy in the same district.

The May 24th special election that pits Republican New York State Assembly member Jane Corwin against Democrat Kathleen Hochul and independent Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, a conservative former Democrat, is becoming a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.
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Gingrich admits mistakes
May 11th, 2011
08:30 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich admits mistakes

(CNN) – Former House Speaker New Gingrich admitted his worst mistakes ahead of his presidential announcement that is scheduled to come via Twitter and Facebook Wednesday.

"My two biggest mistakes were being undisciplined and that I didn't listen enough," Gingrich told the Washington Times in an article published Tuesday night. "I am working very diligently to be part of a team and to be sure that the team leaders have a lot of input, along with me.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Tea Party Express: Nebraska's Jon Bruning to get first 2012 Senate endorsement
May 11th, 2011
05:37 AM ET
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Tea Party Express: Nebraska's Jon Bruning to get first 2012 Senate endorsement

Washington (CNN) - As the Tea Party Express gears up to reveal what it's calling a "surprise" endorsement Wednesday, CNN has learned who will receive the group's first Senate endorsement for the 2012 cycle.

The Express will endorse Nebraska's Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning in the race to unseat Sen. Ben Nelson - the state's most powerful Democrat.
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Filed under: Ben Nelson • Nebraska • Tea Party Express
Retired three-star general to run for Senate as Democrat in Texas
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of coalition forces in Iraq, speaks October 12, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.
May 11th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Retired three-star general to run for Senate as Democrat in Texas

Washington (CNN) – It seems national Democrats have found their candidate in Texas.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez will file paperwork Wednesday in San Antonio to launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas, with an announcement via Facebook, according to a Democratic source close to the campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Senate • Texas
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
May 11th, 2011
04:30 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama calls immigration reform critical, blasts GOP opponents
The president's speech was part of his administration's attempt to regain the initiative on a hot-button issue that has largely been ceded to state government leaders in recent months. It took place against a backdrop of intense political maneuvering on the part of both Democrats and Republicans seeking to use the issue to their own advantage in the 2012 election campaign.

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He says he's not running in 2012, but some wish Rubio would
May 11th, 2011
01:40 AM ET
4 years ago

He says he's not running in 2012, but some wish Rubio would

St. Augustine, Florida (CNN) – For Marco Rubio, it's the question that won't go away.

"We need you now. Our country is in trouble. Please give it a second thought," said one woman at a Rubio town hall in St. Augustine.

"We had one junior senator make it to the White House. Do we have a second one?" asked another man at the same event.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio
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