Gingrich receives the Perry endorsement on his bus
January 19th, 2012
12:22 PM ET
8 years ago

Gingrich receives the Perry endorsement on his bus

Beaufort, South Carolina (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign bus idled in front of a scheduled town hall so the former House speaker could watch Texas Gov. Rick Perry announce he was ending his presidential run.

Afterwards, Gingrich told hundreds gathered on Beaufort's historic waterfront, "I was very honored and very humbled to have Gov. Perry speak so well about endorsing me."

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry
Daniels to offer Republican State of the Union response
January 19th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
8 years ago

Daniels to offer Republican State of the Union response

Washington (CNN) - Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor who once considered a presidential bid himself, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the House speaker's office announced on Thursday.

The high profile, back-to-back addresses come as the Republican race to challenge the president is in full swing. The primetime speech will offer the President an opportunity to advance his message as his reelection effort goes to speed, which began airing ads in six battleground states on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Mitch Daniels • President Obama • State of the Union
'I can't make up my mind': The tale of the undecided voter
January 19th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
8 years ago

'I can't make up my mind': The tale of the undecided voter

Charleston , South Carolina (CNN) - A fish salesman. A restaurateur. A cigar aficionado. A retired cop.

Four voters. Four candidates. No clear choice who to vote for.

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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina
And then there were four
January 19th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
8 years ago

And then there were four

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is out of the race for the White House, and his podium is now gone from the stage at Thursday night's CNN-Southern Republican presidential debate.

As the Texas governor was announcing he was suspending his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, one of the five podiums on the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum was removed.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
Axelrod to lead political institute
January 19th, 2012
11:23 AM ET
8 years ago

Axelrod to lead political institute

(CNN) – David Axelrod, senior strategist to the President's reelection campaign, will lead a new academic politics institute at the University of Chicago after this year's presidential election, the school announced on Thursday.

"The new, non-partisan institute will offer politically engaged students more opportunities to study and participate in civic life in Chicago and around the nation," the University said in a statement, promising internships for students and visiting fellows.

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Filed under: David Axelrod
BREAKING: Perry drops out, endorses Gingrich
January 19th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
8 years ago

BREAKING: Perry drops out, endorses Gingrich

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his struggling presidential campaign Thursday and threw his support to Newt Gingrich, a development that could alter the dynamics of the Republican race just two days before the tightening South Carolina primary.

"I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country. We've had our differences, which campaigns will inevitably have, and Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?" Perry said at a press conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
BREAKING: Source: Gingrich, Santorum seek Perry's support
January 19th, 2012
10:17 AM ET
8 years ago

BREAKING: Source: Gingrich, Santorum seek Perry's support

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are now actively seeking his support, a source close to the Texas governor tells CNN.

In the past hour, the campaigns of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have reached out to Perry asking for his backing in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
Jobless claims: Lowest level in nearly 4 years
January 19th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
8 years ago

Jobless claims: Lowest level in nearly 4 years

New York (CNNMoney) - Initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly four years, another sign of improvement in the long-suffering labor market.

The Labor Department reported that 352,000 people filed for initial unemployment benefits last week, down sharply from a revised reading of 402,000 claims in the previous week. It is also the fewest number of people filing for jobless claims since the week ending April 19, 2008.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • Jobs
McCain blasts 'dangerous' Gingrich in South Carolina robocall
January 19th, 2012
09:55 AM ET
8 years ago

McCain blasts 'dangerous' Gingrich in South Carolina robocall

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney has enlisted John McCain, one of his top campaign surrogates, to voice a robocall blasting Newt Gingrich for his "unacceptable" attacks on Bain Capital and Romney's private sector background.

The robocalls - the latest sign of the Romney campaign's renewed anxiety about Gingrich - began hitting South Carolina households last night.

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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Newt Gingrich
Sen. Portman to endorse Romney
January 19th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
8 years ago

Sen. Portman to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will throw his weight behind Mitt Romney Thursday, just two days ahead of the South Carolina primary.

"I had not planned on endorsing this early in the primary process," the first-term senator said in a statement. "However, I feel one candidate's policy positions, debate performances, and character make him the best candidate to take on President Obama."

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Rob Portman
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