Five things to watch for in CNN/Tea Party Republican debate
September 12th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Five things to watch for in CNN/Tea Party Republican debate

Watch the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate at 8 p.m. ET Monday on CNN TV and CNN.com.

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Here are key storylines and strategies to watch for in Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate

1. Round two of the Perry-Romney slugfest? It started in Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, when Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new guy in the race and the front-runner in the national polls, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the previous front-runner, sparred over jobs creation and Social Security.

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DNC takes out large ad buy to back Obama's jobs plan
September 12th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
3 years ago

DNC takes out large ad buy to back Obama's jobs plan

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama hits the road to sell his jobs plan Monday, the Democratic National Committee is hitting the airwaves in support of the bill.

The DNC took out a series of ads on television and online this week, boosting the $447 billion American Jobs Act that Obama addressed Congress about last week and sends to the Hill Monday.
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Jindal to endorse Perry
September 12th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Jindal to endorse Perry

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN.

Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry's guest at Monday night's "Tea Party Republican Debate" broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Content Partner • Rick Perry • TV-John King U.S.A.
Romney endorses Hatch as both are pushed from right
September 12th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney endorses Hatch as both are pushed from right

Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced today that he supports Sen. Orrin Hatch's, R-Utah, 2012 reelection bid. The endorsement, however, has Romney wading into some already unfriendly waters.

FreedomWorks PAC, a leading grassroots conservative organization, announced in June that it would launch a "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign because the group believes the 34-year Senator has to often moved to the left on issues.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Orrin Hatch • Utah
Biden discounts Perry's 'Ponzi scheme' remark on Social Security
September 12th, 2011
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden discounts Perry's 'Ponzi scheme' remark on Social Security

(CNN) - Responding to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's labeling of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme," Vice President Joe Biden said in a CNN interview the governor needed to check his facts.

"He should go back and find out who Ponzi was," Biden told CNN's John King in an exclusive interview to air Monday night. "It was an individual in a different deal, but no it's not a Ponzi scheme. It is secure through 2036 and to fix is not hard."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Rick Perry • Social Security • TV-John King U.S.A.
Florida, Florida, Florida
September 12th, 2011
10:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Florida, Florida, Florida

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Florida will definitely be center stage in the Republican presidential sweepstakes for the next two weeks. The state is hosting two debates among the contenders, a major conference where they will all speak and a straw poll.

Some analysts say these activities just point to how crucial the state will be both in the Republican primary and also in the general election.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate • Florida • Republicans
Pawlenty to be Romney's guest at CNN Tea Party Debate
September 12th, 2011
09:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty to be Romney's guest at CNN Tea Party Debate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Tim Pawlenty, who endorsed Mitt Romney for president Monday, will attend the Republican Tea Party Debate as one of Romney's guests.

Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor who dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in August, will serve as the national co-chair of Romney's campaign. In that role, Pawlenty will serve as a top campaign surrogate for the former Massachusetts governor.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

Pawlenty endorses Romney
September 12th, 2011
08:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty endorses Romney

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Hours before the start of the first-ever CNN/Tea Party Republican debate, a candidate who dropped out of the GOP presidential race last month is putting his support behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty threw his support behind Romney on Monday.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
September 12th, 2011
06:05 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 9-11 – GOP 2012

TOPICS: Republican primary field, which candidate is most electable, likeable, most likely to agree on issues, get economny moving, be a strong leader, fight for beliefs; enthusiasm for top candidates

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
New CNN Poll: Perry on top when it comes to electability
September 12th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

New CNN Poll: Perry on top when it comes to electability

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Hours before the start of the first-ever CNN/Tea Party Republican debate, a new national survey indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is maintaining his lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

And according to a CNN/ORC International Poll, what appears to be Perry's greatest strength - the perception among Republicans that he is the candidate with the best chance to beat President Barack Obama in 2012 - seems to be exactly what the GOP rank and file are looking for.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN poll • CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate • GOP • Polls • Rick Perry
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