Waterloo, Iowa (CNN) - A small town Republican fundraising dinner in eastern Iowa was transformed into a full-fledged presidential cattle call on Sunday, with three deeply conservative candidates making their campaign pitches to party activists.
The event, a Lincoln Day Dinner benefiting the Black Hawk County GOP, came as the Republican campaign entered a new phase following the departure of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty from the race.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - You can take Rick Perry out of Texas, but the governor's down-home roots aren't fixin' to go anywhere.
The charismatic presidential candidate's twang and tell-it-like-it-is manner were hard to miss this weekend as he met voters at two public events in the state.
(CNN) – Three GOP presidential candidates will appear Sunday evening at an event in Iowa dubbed a “showdown at the OK corral” by Rep. Steve King.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, still coasting from her win at the straw poll in Ames, will speak at the Republicans of Black Hawk County Lincoln Day Dinner.
(CNN) - Texas Gov.-turned-presidential-candidate Rick Perry's new campaign bus rolled into Des Moines Sunday afternoon.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry refused to attack the man who may have the most to lose from his entry into the GOP primary: Mitt Romney.
Perry was asked about the former Massachusetts governor Sunday, the morning after he announced his candidacy and managed to edge ahead of Romney in the closely watched Ames Straw Poll.
(CNN)– Remaining members of the GOP presidential field reacted Sunday to news that former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty chose to end his bid to seek the 2012 Republican nomination for president.
AMES, Iowa (CNN) - Republican contenders faced an altered political landscape Sunday in the race for the presidential nomination, as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann surfed a wave of attention coming off the Ames Straw Poll and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out.
"We needed a boost from Ames that didn't happen," Pawlenty told staff on a conference call Sunday morning, CNN learned.
(CNN) - Iowa Congressman Steve King surveyed the comings and goings of the 2012 GOP field Sunday following the Minnesota split: Rep. Michele Bachmann's Saturday win at the straw poll in Ames and news of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Palwenty's departure from the presidential race.
"You can never say never in this business," King said.
(CNN) – Radio talk show host Herman Cain isn’t daunted by his fifth place finish in the Iowa straw poll.
“Finishing in the middle, that is a great position to be in,” he said Sunday during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Washington (CNN) – Barack Obama's base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.
Seven in 10 Democrats say they'd like to see Obama as their party's presidential nominee next year.