Gingrich hit by another suspicious email in South Carolina
January 20th, 2012
05:26 PM ET
7 years ago

Gingrich hit by another suspicious email in South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - For the second time in a day, some South Carolina Republicans received a phony email claiming that Newt Gingrich pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion.

The latest email, forwarded to CNN by several Republicans who received it on Friday afternoon, is a mock-up of a Gingrich campaign press release responding to the abortion charge.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
Can Romney's Mexico ties, Spanish ads woo Latino voters?
January 20th, 2012
05:21 PM ET
7 years ago

Can Romney's Mexico ties, Spanish ads woo Latino voters?

Chihuahua, Mexico (CNN) - In the town of Colonia Juarez, where houses look much like homes in the American Southwest, there lives a family named Romney.

Mitt Romney's great-grandfather led the first group of Mormons to the state of Chihuahua to flee religious persecution. Mitt Romney's father George – an auto executive, and Michigan governor who also ran for president in the United States – was born nearby, in a town called Colonia Dublan. He left with his parents when he was only five years old, but Romney relatives still live nearby.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mexico • Mitt Romney
Romney's lead shrinking in new national poll
January 20th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Romney's lead shrinking in new national poll

(CNN) - A new national survey released Friday indicates Mitt Romney's lead over the remaining Republican presidential candidates is shrinking.

The former Massachusetts governor now has a 10-point lead over Newt Gingrich, a margin down 13 points from Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls
Ron Paul looking ahead?
January 20th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
7 years ago

Ron Paul looking ahead?

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Florida may follow the Palmetto State in the primary and caucus calendar, but Rep. Ron Paul is looking ahead.

The Paul campaign formally announced Friday that the longtime congressman from Texas is going to go up with ads on broadcast and cable television in Nevada and Minnesota, the two contests that follow Florida. A top Paul aide first told CNN about the new ad buys on Thursday night following a CNN-Southern Republican presidential debate, and described the ad buy as significant in size.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • South Carolina
Romney to Gingrich: Release your ethics report
January 20th, 2012
02:25 PM ET
7 years ago

Romney to Gingrich: Release your ethics report

Gilbert, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney opened up a new line of attack against his main South Carolina rival Newt Gingrich Friday, calling on the former speaker to release the full report from the ethics investigation that led to his downfall in Congress.

"You know it's going to get out before the general election. He ought to get it out now," Romney said on Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
Paul's whistle stop tour of South Carolina
January 20th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
7 years ago

Paul's whistle stop tour of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - At the second stop on what his campaign is calling a "Whistle Stop" tour of South Carolina, Ron Paul addressed a crowd of 50 or so supporters in a vast airport hangar here at the Charleston Air Force Base.

Telling the friendly crowd that his campaign is doing something "a lot different than what the other candidates are doing" by focusing on a strict interpretation of the constitution, Paul said his message is really starting to resonate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • South Carolina
Cancellation and schedule changes mark Gingrich's day
January 20th, 2012
02:01 PM ET
7 years ago

Cancellation and schedule changes mark Gingrich's day

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign appeared to hit a rough patch Friday after a speech was canceled due to poor attendance and a town hall was re-configured as a children's book reading the day before South Carolina's critical primary.

His first speech in Charleston was scrapped at the last minute, after the campaign was alerted by event organizers that attendance was so poor, it apparently wasn't worth showing up.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
BLITZER’S BLOG: Bad blood could impact Republican ticket
January 20th, 2012
01:57 PM ET
7 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Bad blood could impact Republican ticket

(CNN) – And now there are four Republican presidential candidates left in the contest.

They were all on the stage at the very tough CNN debate in Charleston, South Carolina, last night.

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Filed under: 2012 • TV-The Situation Room
Why Gingrich 'open marriage' allegation may not scare off evangelicals
January 20th, 2012
01:51 PM ET
7 years ago

Why Gingrich 'open marriage' allegation may not scare off evangelicals

(CNN) – The ex-wife of a Republican politician alleges her then-husband asked if they could have an open marriage, so evangelical “values voters” rethink their support for him, right?

Not so fast, say some evangelical leaders and experts.

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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
Justices stay earlier ruling on West Virginia's congressional map
January 20th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
7 years ago

Justices stay earlier ruling on West Virginia's congressional map

(CNN) - The Supreme Court has put on hold a federal judge's earlier ruling that West Virginia's new congressional boundaries were unconstitutional.

West Virginia's legislative leaders had asked the justices a week ago in an emergency filing to allow the state's new voting district map to stay in place. But the high court on Friday made no decision on the merits, ordering both sides to file more appeals. This puts everything on legal standby until the matter is fully resolved.
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Filed under: Supreme Court • West Virginia
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