(CNN)-Maybe it was wishful thinking.
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, whose second term in the governor's mansion is no guarantee, told a group of Rotarians Tuesday that she thinks "we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years."
(CNN) - With six days left until a gubernatorial election in West Virginia, it seems Democrats are bringing out the big gun.
In the final television commercial of his campaign, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is going up on West Virginia airwaves Wednesday with an ad that highlights the support he's getting from Sen. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, former governor, and one of the most popular politicians in the state.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire GOP activist and Hillsborough County Treasurer Bob Burns has endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, CNN has learned.
Burns was a prominent supporter of social conservative and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the last presidential primary cycle in New Hampshire, serving as President of the Huckabee Youth Outreach effort and the state grassroots coordinator for HuckPAC.
Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who's been mulling a presidential bid, gave a rare glimpse into her thought process Tuesday night, outlining why a desk in the Oval Office may be too "shackling" of a position.
"Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country?" Palin said on Fox News. "That's the biggest contemplation piece in my process."
TOPICS: Palestinian statehood, membership in U.N., opinions of Palestinian and Israeli people
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Washington (CNN) - Most Americans don't think that the Palestinians should be allowed to become full members of the United Nations, according to a new national survey. And the CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that only four in ten support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza, but that there's a wide partisan divide over the issue.
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(CNN) - New polls in Ohio and Pennsylvania indicate that President Barack Obama has his work cut out for him to keep the two key battleground states in the Democratic column in next year's presidential election.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday morning, 53 percent of Ohio voters disapprove of the job the president's doing in office, with 42 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties. The 42 percent approval rating matches the president's all-time low in Quinnipiac polling for Ohio. The survey also indicates that by a 51 to 43 percent margin, Buckeye State voters say the president doesn't deserve to be re-elected in 2012.
Editor's note: Ari Fleischer, a CNN contributor, was White House press secretary in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003 and is the president of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications Inc.
(CNN) - I'm a Chris Christie fan. He's refreshing, he's raw, he takes on the big challenges, especially fiscal ones, and he's a Republican governor in a blue state, a helpful fact for a presidential candidate. But he's also late - too late to successfully mount a winning campaign for the Republican nomination.
As the latest, and final, round of speculation about his candidacy peaks - led by powerful contributors who see the New Jersey governor as the Republican party's best chance of winning the White House - it's important to keep in mind how hard it is to win the presidency, or even the nomination, and why in the modern - meaning instant everything - Internet era of campaigning, getting in this late can doom even the best candidates.
Washington (CNN) - Florida is expected to hold its presidential primary to the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw the carefully arranged Republican nominating calendar into disarray and jumpstart the nominating process a month earlier than party leaders had hoped.
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon told CNN on Tuesday that a state commission exploring potential primary dates is likely to choose January 31 to hold the nominating contest.
Clive, Iowa (CNN) – On Tuesday evening, Gov. Rick Perry’s wife essentially slipped an iron fist into a velvet glove: blasting President Barack Obama, “setting the record straight” about her husband’s stance on illegal immigration and warning Republicans not to be taken by more “polished” Republican presidential candidates.
And for any conservative still fretting over the governor’s last shaky debate performance, his wife assured: he will get better at deflecting the “seven arrows” pointed at him in debates.