Romney gains two Perry fans
October 28th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney gains two Perry fans

(CNN) – Mitt Romney captured two endorsements Friday from former Rick Perry supporters.

New Hampshire Republican state Rep. Norman Major, who backed Perry over a month ago, and prominent social conservative Maureen Mooney, who flew to Texas earlier this year to encourage a Perry White House bid, threw their support behind Romney.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Boehner not picking sides in GOP primary
October 28th, 2011
01:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner not picking sides in GOP primary

(CNN) - GOP presidential hopefuls looking for an endorsement from House Speaker John Boehner are out of luck.

The Ohio Republican told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on her radio show Friday he was waiting until his party chooses a nominee to get involved in the presidential race.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner
Huntsman: Romney's a 'perfectly lubricated weather vane'
October 28th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman: Romney's a 'perfectly lubricated weather vane'

(CNN) – Jon Huntsman unleashed new attack lines on two of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination Friday.

The former Utah governor called Mitt Romney a "perfectly lubricated weather vane" and Herman Cain "the flavor of the week," in an interview with Wolf Blitzer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
The DNC's Romney obsession
October 28th, 2011
12:35 PM ET
3 years ago

The DNC's Romney obsession

(CNN) - Mitt Romney has had a "rough couple of weeks," according to the latest string of attacks unleashed on him by the Democratic National Committee.

A three-page DNC memo released to the media Friday said Romney is losing support due to his shifting and "out-of-touch" policy positions that would disproportionately harm the middle class.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Mitt Romney
Johnson files in the nick of time
October 28th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Johnson files in the nick of time

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - A one-way, red-eye flight from Arizona? $500.

Filing your candidacy in New Hampshire's primary just in the nick of time? Priceless.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • New Hampshire
Through the laughs, Cain defends his serious side
October 28th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Through the laughs, Cain defends his serious side

(CNN) - Herman Cain assured supporters he was "in it to win it" Friday morning on a campaign stop in Alabama, a state that doesn't hold its primary until March 13.

"I wouldn't be running if I didn't believe we could take back our government," Cain said, answering critics who've asked if his campaign was serious enough to hold onto his sudden front-runner status. "I wouldn't be running if I didn't believe we wouldn't get the Republican nomination."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Herman Cain
CNN Poll: Support for Afghanistan war at all time low
US army soldiers from Bravo company 2nd Batallion 27th Infantry rests before a mission with the Afghan army at Outpost Monti in Kunar province, on September 20, 2011.
October 28th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Support for Afghanistan war at all time low

Washington (CNN) – As the war in Afghanistan passes the ten-year mark, a new national survey indicates that support for the conflict has dropped to an all time low as a growing number of Americans express concern that the situation in the central Asian country has turned into another Vietnam.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday, only 34% of the public says they support the war in Afghanistan, one point less than the previous low of 35%, with 63% opposed to the conflict.

Full results (pdf)
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Filed under: Afghanistan • CNN/ORC International poll • Polls
October 28th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – October 14-16 – Afghanistan

TOPICS: War in Afghanistan

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Cain's headed for a slowdown
October 28th, 2011
10:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain's headed for a slowdown

(CNN) – Herman Cain is gearing up to slow down the pace of his presidential effort, according to one of his top aides.

J.D. Gordon, the campaign's vice president for communications, said Cain will try to avoid future gaffes by achieving a "more deliberative pace" on the trail.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Johnson rushes to file New Hampshire paperwork
October 28th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Johnson rushes to file New Hampshire paperwork

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Heading off an embarrassing blunder, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will file his paperwork for candidacy in New Hampshire's primary Friday - the day of the filing deadline.

Johnson almost missed his chance to appear on the first-in-the-nation primary ballot. When the campaign realized Thursday that Johnson's paperwork was in danger of not being filed, the governor took a plane up from Arizona so he could sign the papers in person, according to press spokesman Elizabeth Renda.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • New Hampshire
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