Senate race heats up in Arizona
Rep. Jeff Flake walks through the U.S. Capitol.
September 26th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate race heats up in Arizona

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jeff Flake • Jon Kyl • Senate
Bachmann keeps pushing GOP: Don't pick 'compromised' candidate
September 26th, 2011
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann keeps pushing GOP: Don't pick 'compromised' candidate

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Republicans
CNN Poll: Nearly 3 out of 4 say govt. shutdown bad for country
September 26th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Nearly 3 out of 4 say govt. shutdown bad for country

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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September 26th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 23-25 – Government Shutdown

TOPICS: Possible government shutdown

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Romney picks up more support in New Hampshire
September 26th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney picks up more support in New Hampshire

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
BLITZER'S BLOG: In GOP race, anything could happen
September 26th, 2011
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: In GOP race, anything could happen

(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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
FreedomWorks jumping into Nebraska GOP Senate battle
September 26th, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

FreedomWorks jumping into Nebraska GOP Senate battle

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ben Nelson • Nebraska • Senate
Congressional standoff over disaster funds may end
September 26th, 2011
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Congressional standoff over disaster funds may end

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.

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Filed under: Congress • FEMA • Government Shutdown
Gingrich to stay at South Carolina governor's mansion
September 26th, 2011
03:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich to stay at South Carolina governor's mansion

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
FEMA funds could last through week, averting standoff
September 26th, 2011
03:01 PM ET
3 years ago

FEMA funds could last through week, averting standoff

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.
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Filed under: Congress • FEMA
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