Perry's second stop: New Hampshire
August 13th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry's second stop: New Hampshire

Greenland, New Hampshire (CNN) - Just hours after announcing his presidential candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will formally launch his efforts in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

His New Hampshire team is ready.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Bachmann appeals to social conservatives in final Ames pitch
August 13th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann appeals to social conservatives in final Ames pitch

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann made her last appeal to Republicans before the Ames straw poll with an Iowa-centric speech that focused on her socially conservative credentials.

“We will never be ashamed of being social conservatives,” she said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Bachmann & Paul camps getting supporters to the straw poll
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann peers out the window of her campaign bus.
August 13th, 2011
04:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann & Paul camps getting supporters to the straw poll

Ames, Iowa (CNN) – Need an early indication that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota could do very well at Saturday’s GOP presidential straw poll in Ames, Iowa?

Here’s one: A source close to the Bachmann campaign tells CNN the campaign has handed out 4,000 tickets to supporters. (Remember, at this straw poll campaigns are allowed to bus their supporters in to the event and pay the $30 ticket fee to allow them to vote. Of course, everyone who casts a ballot in the straw poll needs to prove that they are an Iowa resident or go to school in the state.)
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Ron Paul
Pawlenty in Ames: I can win
August 13th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty in Ames: I can win

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Hoping to avoid an underwhelming straw poll finish that could derail his campaign, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivered a message of electability to an arena full of Republicans in Ames on Saturday.

“I won and got re-elected in one of the most difficult states in the country for a Republican,” he said, promising to carry purple and blue states in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Tim Pawlenty
Huckabee offers advice to eventual winner of Ames straw poll
August 13th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee offers advice to eventual winner of Ames straw poll

Ames, Iowa (CNN) – One of the big winners from the last Ames straw poll issued some advice to whoever comes out on top Saturday: don’t rest on your laurels.

Mike Huckabee gave that advice as he toured the grounds at the critical contest in the Republican presidential race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee
Critical GOP presidential contest brings excitement, entertainment and applause for candidates
Straw poll attendees stand in line to cast their ballot.
August 13th, 2011
03:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Critical GOP presidential contest brings excitement, entertainment and applause for candidates

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Prayer and praise amid packed pathways, barbecue pits, musical acts and throngs of supporters wearing candidate's T-shirts - including a poodle.

The scene at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa contest is chaotic but apparently not confusing to Iowans determined to cast votes for their candidate, socialize with fellow voters and indulge in free food and entertainment.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Mike Huckabee • Thad McCotter • Tim Pawlenty
Paul packs 'em in at Ames Straw Poll
August 13th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul packs 'em in at Ames Straw Poll

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Texas Rep. Ron Paul proved that he is a leading contender to win Ames straw poll on Saturday by packing the venue with his rowdy sign-waving supporters.

“We have lost our enthusiasm for freedom!” said Paul, who donned a short-sleeved plaid shirt for the occasion.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ron Paul
Huntsman predicts straw poll winner
August 13th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman predicts straw poll winner

Dover, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jon Huntsman predicted that Michele Bachmann would win Saturday's straw poll in Iowa, an organizing contest he chose to skip to focus his campaign on New Hampshire instead.

Huntsman told CNN he thinks Bachmann will win, Ron Paul will place second and Tim Pawlenty will come in third.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
It’s official: Rick Perry is running for President
August 13th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

It’s official: Rick Perry is running for President

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Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Vowing to bring his own brand of Lone Star conservatism to Washington, Texas Governor Rick Perry declared his candidacy for president in a raucous speech in South Carolina Saturday.

“It is time to get America working again,” Perry said in the speech, previewing his campaign’s focus on the economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Santorum: ‘This is the little-engine-that-could campaign’
August 13th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: ‘This is the little-engine-that-could campaign’

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - In his final pitch to Iowa Republicans before balloting begin at the Ames straw poll, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum acknowledged his underdog status but promised a comeback.

“This is the little-engine-that-could campaign,” Santorum said. “They told us we had no chance.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
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