Iowa Republicans to move central tabulation due to security concerns
December 28th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Iowa Republicans to move central tabulation due to security concerns

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party of Iowa has decided to move the central tabulation of returns in next Tuesday's caucuses to a secret location because of security concerns, CNN has confirmed.

State party officials refused to confirm the move, which was prompted by threats from the Occupy protesters who are vowing to disrupt campaign events in the next week. So far they have said they are not planning to disrupt the caucuses themselves, although the party is preparing just in case.
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Jindal robocalls for Perry in South Carolina
December 28th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Jindal robocalls for Perry in South Carolina

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has lent his voice to a blitz of South Carolina robocalls in support Rick Perry's presidential bid.

Jindal is one of the Texas governor's top surrogates and spent two days campaigning with the Republican presidential candidate in Iowa last week.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Bobby Jindal • Rick Perry
Gingrich: That’s B-O-L-O-G-N-A!
December 28th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: That’s B-O-L-O-G-N-A!

(CNN) -Newt Gingrich said high unemployment isn't just malarkey, its bologna.

In a new Iowa ad released late Tuesday, the former House speaker demands public pushback to political rhetoric on jobs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich urged yes vote on controversial Medicare bill, former congresswoman says
December 28th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich urged yes vote on controversial Medicare bill, former congresswoman says

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Another Republican has come forward to say that Newt Gingrich personally pressed her and other members of Congress in 2003 to vote for a controversial Medicare prescription drug benefit.

The provision, known as Medicare Part D, passed the House that summer by a narrow margin and eventually took effect in 2006.
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Filed under: Medicare • Newt Gingrich
Romney flaunts backing from Elizabeth Dole; NH women
December 28th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney flaunts backing from Elizabeth Dole; NH women

(CNN) - Mitt Romney rolled out another slate of endorsements Wednesday, hailing support from former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole as well as a panel of high-profile women in New Hampshire.

In endorsing Romney, Dole praised the former Massachusetts governor's experience and character.
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The Iowa caucuses: a media game
December 28th, 2011
02:10 PM ET
2 years ago

The Iowa caucuses: a media game

(CNN) - As you're being inundated with wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses this week, keep the following number in mind: zero.

The quest for the GOP's presidential nomination is ultimately a race for delegates. With 2,286 delegates attending the party's national convention in Tampa at the end of August, the backing of slightly over half of that group - 1,144 - will be needed for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, or someone else to capture the prize.

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Santorum gets late help from super PAC
December 28th, 2011
01:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum gets late help from super PAC

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - As Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum aims for a late surge in Iowa, a super PAC backing his candidacy is up with a new television ad calling him the "real conservative" in the GOP race.

"All across Iowa, there's a principled conservative uniting Iowans," says a narrator in the 30-second spot from "Red, White and Blue Fund," a committee organized by former Santorum adviser Nick Ryan.
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Romney camp: Gingrich isn't that special
December 28th, 2011
12:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp: Gingrich isn't that special

Washington (CNN) – In the wake of a CNN interview Tuesday where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich unloaded on fellow candidate Mitt Romney, Romney's campaign was quick to call the fusillade a "drive-by shooting." In what may well be the next chapter, Romney will also sit down on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Wednesday.

Russ Schriefer, one of Romney's top campaign advisers, appeared on "John King, USA" Tuesday to respond to the earlier Gingrich interview.
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'Liberated' Gary Johnson seeks Libertarian nomination
December 28th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

'Liberated' Gary Johnson seeks Libertarian nomination

(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced his intention to seek the Libertarian nomination for president Wednesday.

Calling his choice "both a difficult decision-and an easy one," in a statement, Johnson decried the Republican presidential nomination process and pledged to bring a "libertarian voice" to the 2012 race.
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Paul slams Gingrich and Romney in new ad on Iowa TV
December 28th, 2011
10:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul slams Gingrich and Romney in new ad on Iowa TV

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A new TV commercial by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas takes shots at two of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Paul campaign says the 30-second spot begins running statewide in Iowa Wednesday, six days before the caucuses–the first contest in the primary and caucus calendar.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
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