Former GE CEO calls Romney 'perfect'
January 9th, 2012
10:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Former GE CEO calls Romney 'perfect'

(CNN) - The former CEO of General Electric said Monday he thought presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was the "perfect" candidate, one unmatched in recent American history.

"In his case, I think he really is perfect," Jack Welch said of the former Massachusetts governor on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign hopes to capture buzz in energized New Hampshire
January 9th, 2012
09:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign hopes to capture buzz in energized New Hampshire

Chicago (CNN) - While the political world is focused on the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is also getting out the vote, quietly testing its organization in what promises to be a key swing state in November.

Just like in Iowa last week, Obama for America plans to use Tuesday as a kind of trial run, a chance to test the strength of the campaign's existing volunteer base and recruit new supporters who might be energized by the state's political mood.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
Romney pushes back after protesters interrupt rally
January 9th, 2012
09:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney pushes back after protesters interrupt rally

(CNN) - Mitt Romney sparred with a group of Occupy protesters at a rally in New Hampshire Monday, a rare sight for the former Massachusetts governor who normally avoids engaging when his campaign stops are interrupted.

When a group began chanting “Live Free or die! Always occupy!” during a campaign stop in Bedford, Romney intervened and asked the group what message they were aiming to get across.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Huntsman puts ‘trust’ first in final N.H. push
January 9th, 2012
09:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman puts ‘trust’ first in final N.H. push

Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jon Huntsman returned to the site of his June presidential announcement to make his final appeal to Granite State voters ahead of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary.

The former Republican governor, who has staked his White House ambitions on a strong showing in the state, told a packed town hall in Exeter Monday that he has become a "shameless salesman" on behalf of his candidacy as he crisscrosses the state asking for votes.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
The context of Romney's remarks under 'fire'
January 9th, 2012
07:51 PM ET
3 years ago

The context of Romney's remarks under 'fire'

Bedford, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney became the latest target of a fast-paced political sound-bite culture Monday, when a remark he made was widely mocked by his rivals in campaign speeches and on the internet.

In a speech to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Romney said he wanted Americans to be able to switch insurance companies if they were unhappy with their service.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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January 9th, 2012
07:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Santorum on the GOP field, Iran

(CNN) – Rick Santorum spoke with CNN's John King on Monday about his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, as well as his position on Iran.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
Aide: Daley frustrated some Senate Democrats
January 9th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Aide: Daley frustrated some Senate Democrats

(CNN) - Some Senate Democrats were concerned and frustrated last year about outgoing White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley's handling of the high-stakes negotiations with Republicans over government funding, the debt ceiling and job creation, according to a senior Democratic aide on Capitol Hill.

Relations got so bad that after the White House got into a scheduling dispute with House Republicans over the president's jobs speech to a joint session of Congress in September, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, complained directly to President Barack Obama about Daley's performance.
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McCain: Super PACs will result in scandal, corruption
January 9th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain: Super PACs will result in scandal, corruption

(CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday blasted the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling that eventually paved the way for the rise of super PACs, blaming it for the election cycle's increasing ad wars.

"Now it's the system under which we operate, which leads to this kind of campaigning and will lead to corruption and scandals. I guarantee it." McCain said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • John McCain • TV-The Situation Room
Paul not focusing resources on Florida
January 9th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul not focusing resources on Florida

Stratham, New Hampshire (CNN) – For most Republican candidates Florida's primary is critical.

But Ron Paul is not like most Republican candidates, and he tells CNN that for now, he plans on focusing his resources on caucuses that come after the contest in the Sunshine State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Ron Paul • South Carolina
Justices hear appeal over Texas redistricting map
January 9th, 2012
04:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Justices hear appeal over Texas redistricting map

Washington (CNN) - Election politics almost always creates unhappy drama for the Supreme Court's nine members, and a thorny appeal heard Monday from Texas officials over the state's controversial redistricting plan more than proved the point.

The court struggled mostly in vain to try and get its arms around a complex, time-sensitive dispute. At issue are competing maps for the Texas state legislature and Congress - created first by Republican lawmakers that favored their political base and later by a federal judicial panel to give minorities greater voting power.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: House of Representatives • Supreme Court • Texas
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