Washington (CNN) - Soon after Don Bivens launched his Arizona Senate bid Monday, the former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman took his first hit from GOP opponent Rep. Jeff Flake.
"If the Democrats indeed put forth a liberal lawyer and former Party Chairman, the voters will have a clear choice come November," Flake said in a statement.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) - On the same day that tea party darling Michele Bachmann lost out on the first big tea party presidential endorsement, the Republican presidential candidate continued to swing against those things menacing her campaign.
On Monday, the Minnesota congresswoman suggested that front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are "compromised" candidates, put a positive spin on her falling poll numbers – and even outright dismissed a closely-watched straw poll in Florida.
Washington (CNN) - Most Americans view the prospect of a new government shutdown as a bad thing for the country and would blame congressional Republicans more than President Barack Obama if a shutdown occurred, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday indicates that 72 percent of people questioned say a government shutdown would be bad for the country, with one in four saying it would be good development.
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Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney announced the support of 10 more New Hampshire state representatives Monday, as the presidential race continues to intensify in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The new support brings Romney's total to 19 members of the state House of Representatives.
(CNN) – At this point eight years ago, in September 2003, several national polls showed Howard Dean and Wesley Clark were one and two in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
At this point four years ago, in September 2007, several national polls showed Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson were one and two in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Washington (CNN) - A leading conservative grassroots organization is taking sides in the Republican Senate primary fight in Nebraska, in the battle to try and defeat Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson next year.
CNN has learned that FreedomWorks will endorse state Treasurer Don Stenberg, one of two well established candidates making a bid for the Senate nomination. Stenberg, who launched his campaign in March, is a former Nebraska attorney general and the GOP's 2000 Senate nominee in the state. He is making his fourth run for the Senate.
Washington (CNN) - A congressional standoff over disaster relief funding that is threatening a government shutdown might be resolved as soon as Monday night, several Senate Democratic aides told CNN.
According to the aides, who spoke on condition of not being identified, the Federal Emergency Management Agency might be able to stretch its depleted funds through the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends Friday.
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will overnight at the South Carolina governor's mansion next month during a campaign visit to early primary state, a spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday.
Each of the Republican candidates are angling for Haley's endorsement, and Gingrich will be the second candidate to crash at the mansion after Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has already stayed there twice this year. FULL POST
Washington (CNN) - The congressional standoff over disaster relief funding that is threatening a government shutdown might be resolved as early as Monday night, several Senate Democratic aides told CNN Monday.
The aides said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be able to say it can stretch its depleted funds through the fiscal year – which ends Friday – and new funding kicks in Saturday October 1st.