Fort Myers, Florida (CNN) – Newt Gingrich took his latest swing at Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney on Monday, calling his opponent's campaign "pathetic" and grousing loudly about the negative tone of the race.
Campaigning in Fort Myers on the eve of the Florida primary – his fourth stop on a statewide fly-around - Gingrich took the stage in a parking lot at the local airport to address several hundred supporters, many of whom had been waiting in a pleasant breeze for nearly two hours to see the candidate.
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich's Florida state chair all but called on Rick Santorum to drop from the shrinking GOP field Monday, expecting the bump would go to his candidate.
"He's a factor in this race, if he weren't in it, we'd clearly be beating Romney right now," Bill McCollum, the state's former Attorney General, said on "CNN Newsroom."
(CNN) - One of President Barack Obama's top campaign officials took a not-so-veiled jab at Mitt Romney Monday, tweeting a photo of the president riding in the presidential limousine with his Portuguese Water Dog Bo.
"How loving owners transport their dogs," Axelrod wrote, taking an apparent stab at Mitt Romney, whose own experience transporting pets has become fodder for rival candidates and newspaper columnists.
(CNN) – A new national poll released Monday shows Newt Gingrich has essentially lost his lead over Mitt Romney during the last few days.
According to Gallup's daily tracking poll, the former House speaker now has a 28%-27% edge over his chief GOP presidential opponent among registered Republicans nationwide.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – On the eve of the Florida Republican primary Monday, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was already looking at what might have gone wrong for him in the state.
Gingrich pointed Monday to attacks from his opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and the super PAC supporting him.
Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - Polls in the Sunshine State don't open until 7 a.m. ET Tuesday, but more than 600,000 people have already voted in Florida's Republican presidential primary.
Early voting began statewide nine days ago, and according to figures released Monday afternoon by the Florida Department of State, which runs the division of elections, 293,760 people have already cast ballots.
(CNN) – Because I’ve now moderated three of them, I know it will sound self-serving when I say I’ve really enjoyed watching all the Republican presidential debates. There have been about 20 so far, and they have been informative. Like the millions of Americans who’ve watched them on television, I’ve learned a great deal about the candidates. They’ve been really instrumental in shaping public attitudes.
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(CNN) - Republicans evaluating the field of potential GOP presidential nominees are increasingly negative about the current slate of candidates, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
Fifty-two percent of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters said the GOP field was "fair or poor," an eight percentage-point increase since the question was asked in early January.
(CNN) - A top Republican's comparison of President Barack Obama to the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia this weekend ran aground Monday with the White House as it was sharply denounced by Press Secretary Jay Carney.
"If you are so desperate for attention that you make an analogy that Michael Steele deems inappropriate, you know you have probably gone too far," Carney said in the White House press briefing.
(CNN) – As Republican presidential candidates sprint toward Tuesday's Florida primary, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign claimed Monday the incumbent Democrat had all but wrapped up the key Hispanic vote.
In a memo to reporters, Obama for America Pollster Sergio Bendixen and Director of Hispanic Press Gabriela Domenzain suggest the two leading GOP candidates had alienated Latino voters with ramped up anti-immigration platforms.