(CNN) - Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, who served as former Congressional co-chairman for Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, announced on Friday he's now throwing his support behind Newt Gingrich.
"America cannot afford another four years of Barack Obama, which is why conservatives must unite now around the one candidate who can offer the clearest contrasts with Barack Obama," Franks said in a statement. "That person is Newt Gingrich."
Washington (CNN) - Going two for two in the first two contests of the primary and caucus season is paying dividends for Mitt Romney, according to a new national survey.
Besides topping the horserace for the Republican presidential nomination, a CNN/ORC International poll survey released Friday indicates that the former Massachusetts governor's favorable ratings are also on the rise, and that he also comes out on top on what's supposed to be his Achilles heel, health care reform.
(CNN) - A federal judge on Friday ruled against four GOP presidential candidates seeking a spot on Virginia's March 6 primary ballot, saying they waited too long to file their claims.
Left off the ballot are Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.S Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.FULL STORY
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(CNN) – In keeping with his campaign message, Rick Santorum was painted as the "real conservative" in a new ad from a super PAC supporting his Republican presidential candidacy.
The spot is part of a $600,000 ad buy from "Red, White and Blue Fund," in South Carolina, the next state to vote on the road to the White House. It will start airing Friday and continue through the weekend, according to the group.
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich on Friday called on rival Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release records to back up the Republican front-runner's claim last month that he helped create 100,000 jobs at Bain Capital, the private equity firm that has become a central issue in the campaign of late.
"You can't run for president, have half your campaign be about your great achievements and then hide them, and it is silly to try," Gingrich said in remarks to a crowd of Cuban Americans at the Cafe Versailles coffee house in Miami.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul returned half a million dollars from his office budget to the Treasury Department on Thursday, offering a relatively small chunk of cash to help pay off the massive federal debt, which totals more than $15 trillion.
Unveiling a check made out to "The U.S. Taxpayer" at an event in Louisville, the Kentucky senator said he hopes other members of Congress would follow his cost-cutting measures.
(CNN) - A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.
Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.FULL STORY