Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Surging Republican presidential contender Herman Cain has picked up another morale booster in the race for the GOP nomination.
The conservative businessman decisively won a tea party straw poll held in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday afternoon.
(CNN) -– Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign spent nearly $2 million more than it raised in the third quarter, but was still left with more than $1 million in cash-on-hand funds, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission Saturday.
In total, Bachmann raised $3.9 million and spent $5.9 million. Her cash-on-hand total came in at $1.3 million.
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign raised over $800,000 in the third quarter and spent nearly $777,000, leaving the former Speaker of the House with $353,416 in cash-on-hand funds.
The GOP candidate’s financial report, filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission, shows the Gingrich campaign owing $1,192,865 in outstanding debt.
Washington (CNN) - As the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has come into sharper focus, an unlikely figure has emerged - former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain.
A CNN poll of polls indicates that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is on top of the GOP field of candidates at 23%, and Cain is just three points behind. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was a front-runner in the national polls from late August through much of September, trails Cain at 14%. The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest four national surveys in the GOP race. It was compiled and released Thursday,FULL STORY
(CNN) - Rick Santorum's presidential campaign reported financial numbers late Friday that reflected the former Pennsylvania senator's organization spending more money than it took in.
In the third quarter, Santorum's campaign raised $704,199, but spent more $743,757. The campaign's filing with the Federal Election Commission showed the campaign holding $189,556 in cash on hand funds.
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Nevada Republicans aren't budging.
"We're going to stick to our date," Nevada Republican Party chairwoman Amy Tarkanian told CNN Saturday morning, when asked if she would consider moving the party's scheduled caucus date of January 14.
Washington (CNN) - Aside from the usual sparring about their strategies for repairing the economy, the weekly addresses delivered Saturday by the GOP and President Barack Obama both noted that common ground was reached this week.
"It was good to see Congress act in a bipartisan way on something that will help create jobs at a time when millions of Americans are out of work and need them now," the president said during his weekly address.