Romney stresses business experience, welcomes Perry to GOP race
August 12th, 2011
10:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney stresses business experience, welcomes Perry to GOP race

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Mitt Romney emphasized his business experience Friday evening at a campaign stop in this historic mill city and noted that Rick Perry’s decision to seek the Republican presidential nomination would have no bearing on his own bid for the White House.

Perry will announce Saturday that he is running for the GOP nomination, and the latest polling shows that the Texas governor immediately will become Romney’s biggest threat. Perry, who is well thought of among social conservatives, will visit New Hampshire just hours after making his presidential announcement in South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Rick Perry's Texas jobs boom: The whole story
August 12th, 2011
09:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry's Texas jobs boom: The whole story

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor - there's no doubt about it.

Perry, who is formally launching his presidential candidacy on Saturday, is making his state's economic prowess a centerpiece of his campaign. Already he's been bragging about his state being the "epicenter of job growth."

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Rick Perry • Texas
Huntsman drills down on New Hampshire
August 12th, 2011
09:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman drills down on New Hampshire

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - The day after debating his competitors in Ames, Iowa, former Gov. Jon Huntsman made it clear he'd left his heart in New Hampshire.

Huntsman has pinned his hopes on winning the fiscally conservative first-in-the-nation primary state and has chosen to bypass the Iowa caucuses, which tend to reward socially conservative candidates.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Bachmann involved in unusual campaign moment
August 12th, 2011
08:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann involved in unusual campaign moment

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was at the center of an unusual campaign moment on Friday that involved reporters trying to ask her questions - and the Republican presidential candidate essentially being cocooned by a ring of protectors.

The Bachmann campaign insists they were only trying to keep the congresswoman safe and secure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Romney wealth valued up to $250 million
August 12th, 2011
07:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney wealth valued up to $250 million

(CNN) - The turbulent financial climate of recent years has not had a noticeable impact on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s own wallet, according to personal financial information released Friday by his campaign.

The GOP frontrunner owns assets totaling $190 million to $250 million in value, according to a Romney campaign estimate. It is the identical amount his campaign provided four years ago in estimating the wealth of the former Massachusetts governor and his wife.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Photo Gallery: Candidates vie for best booth at Ames
August 12th, 2011
07:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Photo Gallery: Candidates vie for best booth at Ames

(CNN) - At the Ames straw poll in Iowa, candidates have made it a tradition to stock up their booths with food and entertainment. CNN takes a look at what some of the Republican candidates plan on doing to make their booth stick out.

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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Iowa
Santorum: Poor results Saturday could doom prez bid
August 12th, 2011
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Poor results Saturday could doom prez bid

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – On Friday, Rick Santorum suggested he could become the first political casualty of the 2012 presidential race.

Just over two months after his official presidential campaign began, the Republican candidate intimated it could soon end - if he's not "in the top five" in Saturday's Ames Straw Poll.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Palin swarmed at Iowa State Fair
August 12th, 2011
04:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin swarmed at Iowa State Fair

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – On Friday afternoon, the day after a nationally-televised Republican presidential debate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty went largely unnoticed as he strolled around the Iowa state fairgrounds with a couple of aides.

It was an entirely different scene just minutes later, when Sarah Palin - former Alaska governor, worldwide celebrity and potential White House hopeful - appeared in the “Hall of Champions” livestock barn on a different side of the park.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Sarah Palin
PHOTO: Palin at Iowa State Fair
August 12th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
'Ground Zero mosque' issue re-emerges in NY special election
August 12th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

'Ground Zero mosque' issue re-emerges in NY special election

(CNN) - In a special election to take place just two days after the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the GOP candidate running to fill former Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat attacked his Democratic opponent for supporting the "Ground Zero mosque" last year.

Republican businessman Bob Turner released a TV ad Thursday, juxtaposing video of the burning World Trade Center with images of President Barack Obama. Turner blasted his opponent, Democrat David Weprin, for siding with the president on the issue.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
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