Perry and Bachmann duel for spotlight in Iowa
August 14th, 2011
11:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry and Bachmann duel for spotlight in Iowa

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
‘Daggummit’: Perry's Texas twang on the trail
August 14th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
3 years ago

‘Daggummit’: Perry's Texas twang on the trail

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
GOP trio to appear at Iowa dinner
August 14th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP trio to appear at Iowa dinner

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
Perry's new wheels
August 14th, 2011
03:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry's new wheels

(CNN) - Texas Gov.-turned-presidential-candidate Rick Perry's new campaign bus rolled into Des Moines Sunday afternoon.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
Perry on Mitt's 'worst nightmare'
August 14th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry on Mitt's 'worst nightmare'

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
2012 GOP candidates react to Pawlenty decision
August 14th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
3 years ago

2012 GOP candidates react to Pawlenty decision

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Tim Pawlenty
The post-Ames, post-Pawlenty GOP field
August 14th, 2011
01:01 PM ET
3 years ago

The post-Ames, post-Pawlenty GOP field

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Iowa
Rep. Steve King weighs in on Pawlenty, Bachmann
August 14th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Steve King weighs in on Pawlenty, Bachmann

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Steve King • Tim Pawlenty • TV-State of the Union
Cain: I wake up saying I can win
August 14th, 2011
10:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain: I wake up saying I can win

(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.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Herman Cain • Iowa • TV-State of the Union
CNN/ORC Poll: Dem support for Obama's re-election fades
August 14th, 2011
09:50 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Dem support for Obama's re-election fades

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN poll • Democrats • Polls • President Obama
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