(CNN)-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picked up a big endorsement Monday, from the head of an influential group.
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips threw his support behind the candidate for the 2012 GOP nomination, who's candidacy suffered setbacks early in the campaign.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds the biggest lead among GOP candidates over President Obama in hypothetical 2012 match-ups in Virginia, according to a new poll.
The Roanoke College Poll of Old Dominion residents showed the former Massachusetts governor leading the president by eight percentage points, 45 percent to 37 percent, just within the margin of error. Texas Gov. Rick Perry received 42 percent support, while the president received 40 percent, also a disparity within the margin of error.
Washington (CNN) - Is Congress capable of doing anything right?
It's a question worth asking as Democrats and Republicans threaten for the third time this year to shut down the federal government. Americans faced the same prospect during spring budget talks and the summer debt ceiling debate. Now it's happening over what was expected to be passage of a routine bill to fund Washington through mid-November while replenishing disaster relief funds.
(CNN) - For someone who has worked to keep his name out of GOP presidential chatter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is keeping up a high profile similar to that of current presidential candidates these days.
And Monday he'll begin a trip not unlike a campaign swing through three states.
Washington (CNN) - Despite his performances in the two most recent Republican presidential debates, a new national survey indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry remains on top of the field in the race for the GOP nomination.
But a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney does better than Perry in hypothetical 2012 general election matchups against President Barack Obama and matches evenly with the president on the issues and on personal characteristics.
TOPICS: Obama approval rating, 2012 GOP and general election horse race, do candidates agree with you on issues, do candidates have right personal qualities
Full results (pdf)
Washington (CNN) – CNN has established objective criteria – modeled after criteria the network used for the June 13th presidential debate in New Hampshire and the September 12th presidential debate in Florida – to determine who will receive invitations to participate in the October 18th "Western Republican Presidential Debate."
Participants need to meet the threshold outlined below to receive an invitation to this debate:
(CNN) - With the Republican presidential battle in full swing, the No. 2 spot on the ticket is garnering attention of its own.
Popular Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who also serves as chair of the Republican Governors Association, will be the keynote speaker Monday at the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner in Concord. The speech is his first national address since taking the top spot at the RGA.
Mackinac Island, Michigan (CNN) - While the events of the past weekend raised new questions about Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his campaign for the Republican nomination, several consultants and attendees at a key GOP conference here said they think the race is still moving toward a two-man showdown.
Perry has taken the lead in national polls, but his loss in Saturday's Florida Republican straw poll and criticism of his last two debate performances have given former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a boost, several GOP consultants said.
(CNN) - A week and a half after Texas Gov. Rick Perry sat down for dinner with Donald Trump, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will get together with the famous businessman, real estate mogul and reality TV star.
Trump and Romney will meet Monday afternoon at Trump Tower in New York City, Trump said early Monday morning in a television interview. Earlier this year Trump made headlines for very publicly considering his own bid for the GOP presidential nomination.