Gingrich targets Romney in 'Don't Mass Up' rally
January 6th, 2012
10:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich targets Romney in 'Don't Mass Up' rally

Salem, New Hampshire (CNN) - Newt Gingrich held a New Hampshire town hall Friday evening just miles from the bordering state once governed by Mitt Romney, a move designed to highlight the differences between himself and the presidential frontrunner.

The town hall was aptly named "Don't 'Mass Up' New Hampshire."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich
Romney: 'I'm independent of Wall Street'
January 6th, 2012
09:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: 'I'm independent of Wall Street'

(CNN) - Mitt Romney sought on Friday to dispel any notion he is undesirably close to Wall Street, but said his business experience prepares him better than his rivals to be president.

"I'm independent of Wall Street," the former Massachusetts governor told Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook in an interview. "By the way, I haven't ever worked on Wall Street. They were service providers to the business I was in, I was not in a Wall Street firm, although I was in financial services broadly."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
White House, GOP senators file health care law arguments
January 6th, 2012
09:06 PM ET
3 years ago

White House, GOP senators file health care law arguments

Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration Friday filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court outlining its arguments in favor of the minimum coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act - the latest move in a high-stakes legal battle playing out in the heat of the presidential campaigns.

Justice Department lawyers essentially mirrored their arguments from cases in appeals courts.

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Filed under: Health care • Justice Department
Gingrich demands TV stations stop airing negative ad
January 6th, 2012
08:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich demands TV stations stop airing negative ad

(CNN) - Lawyers representing GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich sent a letter to television stations Friday demanding they stop airing an advertisement produced by a group supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

The letter claims spots created and paid for by the super PAC Restore Our Future erroneously suggest Gingrich was fined for ethics violations during his tenure as House speaker, saying, "These statements are NOT TRUE."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Newt Gingrich
N.H. polls show Romney in lead, but a Santorum bounce
January 6th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
3 years ago

N.H. polls show Romney in lead, but a Santorum bounce

(CNN) - Two polls released Friday show Mitt Romney maintaining his double-digit lead in New Hampshire, with Ron Paul keeping hold of the second-place spot.

Rick Santorum, who surged from the back of the pack to come within 8 votes of winning the Iowa caucuses, saw a bump in support in New Hampshire, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich saw his numbers decline since late December.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Polls
Romney plays expectations game in N.H.
January 6th, 2012
08:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney plays expectations game in N.H.

Tilton, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney strove to manage expectations in advance of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, just as one high-profile supporter seemed to raise them Friday.

Romney told a packed audience at a spaghetti dinner in Tilton that he couldn't take his commanding lead for granted three days before the primary.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Cain names endorsement date, handicaps race
January 6th, 2012
06:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain names endorsement date, handicaps race

(CNN) - Herman Cain said Friday he would publicly endorse in the presidential campaign two days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary.

The one-time presidential hopeful said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that he has "no regrets" about dropping from the field and would name his "unconventional" endorsement on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • South Carolina
Paul: Would be fun to bring supporters to convention
January 6th, 2012
05:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul: Would be fun to bring supporters to convention

(CNN) - Ron Paul said Friday he thought it sounded "fun" to use his fiercely-committed backers to influence the Republican Party's platform at this summer's GOP national convention in Tampa.

Paul, speaking with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, was speculating about his path forward should he not win the 2012 GOP nomination. Interviewed for "John King USA" in Nashua, New Hampshire, Paul said it would be "difficult, but not impossible" to beat a path to victory should former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney win the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • TV-John King U.S.A.
Gingrich defends food stamp comment
January 6th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich defends food stamp comment

Newport, New Hampshire (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is standing by a recent statement interpreted as racially insensitive prompting reaction from a major civil rights organization.

"And so I'm prepared, if the NAACP invites me, I'll go to their convention to talk about why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps," Gingrich said Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich maintains he's the national conservative
January 6th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich maintains he's the national conservative

(CNN) – You wouldn't know it by the Iowa caucus results and latest polls here in New Hampshire and South Carolina. But Newt Gingrich remains the second choice for Republicans nationwide, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll.

"I'm the only national conservative candidate," Gingrich told CNN Radio Friday. His past as House speaker brings significant name recognition with older voters, to be sure. But Gingrich has been unable to translate the national recognition into second place status in any of the first states to go in the nomination process.


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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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