Washington (CNN) - One of the most outspoken liberals in Congress filed papers Wednesday to try to keep his House seat.
For Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, that means challenging fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur – the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives.
(CNN) - Moments after a new CNN/Time/ORC International poll showed Rick Santorum surging in Iowa, the Republican hopeful attributed his late-in-the-game success to campaign grit.
"It's like any small business person," Santorum said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Six days after challenging Mitt Romney to "test this kitchen," Newt Gingrich goaded his GOP opponent to "come to the chocolate factory"–a loaded dare referencing Romney's quip that a recent Gingrich campaign stumble was less like Pearl Harbor and more like "Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory."
During a campaign stop at The Chocolate Season in Algona Wednesday, the former House speaker told supporters Romney was trying have his cake and eat it too.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Many candidates and political wonks like to talk about Iowa's 99 counties, but a more important number in this year's caucuses may be 809.
That's how many different sites will hold GOP caucuses next Tuesday, according to the Republican Party.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney seemed puzzled Wednesday by Newt Gingrich's objection to the spate of negative ads coming from the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign.
"I don't know why he's so angry," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The full interview will air Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.
Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn't get on the Virginia primary ballot.
Last week his campaign acknowledged they used paid volunteers to scramble to get the required 10,000 signatures but fell short after the former House speaker and Virginia resident boasted his campaign was submitting as many as 12,000-14,000 signatures.
Spencer, Iowa (CNN) - A conservative group turned pro-Gingrich super PAC that distributed a mailer calling Mitt Romney "the second most dangerous man in America" after President Obama has touched off a political firestorm just days before the Iowa caucuses.
The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, Matt Strawn resigned as co-chair from the organization, Strong America Now, just hours after details about the controversial mailer emerged Wednesday morning.
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Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Did Newt Gingrich peak too early?
A new survey of people likely to attend Iowa's Republican caucuses indicates that the former House speaker's support in the Hawkeye State is plunging. And according to a CNN/Time/ORC International Poll, one-time long shot candidate Rick Santorum has more than tripled his support since the beginning of the month.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican leaders of the largest counties in Iowa tell CNN they expect a stream of party switchers and high, in some cases record, turnout in this year's GOP caucuses.
"We're expecting at least a 30 percent increase (over 2008)," said Linn County Republican Chairman Steve Armstrong. "Attendance has been up at every event we've held this year. Republicans are more engaged." Linn County, which sits in the eastern part of Iowa and includes Cedar Rapids, had the second largest number of caucus goers in 2008.