Gingrich outlines a Southern revival strategy
February 5th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich outlines a Southern revival strategy

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich said Sunday he is plotting a Southern revival, while Rick Santorum and Ron Paul seek stronger showings in upcoming caucuses to slow front-runner Mitt Romney's momentum after his second straight victory in the Republican presidential race.

Romney's triumph Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, following his convincing triumph last week in Florida, bolstered the perception that the former Massachusetts governor may be unstoppable in his second bid for the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Ohio newspaper endorses Romney
February 5th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Ohio newspaper endorses Romney

(CNN) – One of Ohio's largest newspapers, The Columbus Dispatch, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday, about a month before the state's primary.

"American voters need someone who offers an alternative to the failed policies of President Barack Obama," the editorial read. "Romney is the candidate best able to do that."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
February 5th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
3 years ago

O’Malley: ‘Too much hyperventilating’ over contraception controversy

(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland said Sunday that critics of a new federal health policy are overreacting to a statute that requires religious institutions to pay for contraceptives in their health insurance plans.

“There has been a little bit too much hyperventilating over this issue,” O’Malley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Nevada runners up, Paul and Santorum vow to continue campaigns
February 5th, 2012
12:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Nevada runners up, Paul and Santorum vow to continue campaigns

(CNN) – The two trailing contenders in the recent Florida primary and Nevada caucuses said Sunday they would stay in the GOP presidential race and criticized front-runner Mitt Romney and main challenger Newt Gingrich as flawed candidates.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who finished fourth in Nevada on Saturday, lambasted Romney as a "uni-dimensional candidate." Both Santorum and third-place finisher Ron Paul justified their continued candidacies because Romney, in Paul's words, "doesn't satisfy a lot of people."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Romney scores Nevada win as race heads to other states
February 5th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney scores Nevada win as race heads to other states

Las Vegas (CNN) – Mitt Romney swept into victory in the Nevada caucuses, sliding back into frontrunner status with his second win in a row as the race for the Republican nomination heads to other states.

The former Massachusetts governor moves to the next phase as the first candidate in this campaign cycle to score consecutive victories days after his Florida win.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
Armey: Gingrich a lost cause for tea party base
February 5th, 2012
11:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Armey: Gingrich a lost cause for tea party base

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich is a one-state wonder who is unlikely to play out as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney sought by some tea party activists, one of the movement's driving forces said Sunday.

“I don’t think Newt will be able to replicate that magic moment in South Carolina,” said Dick Armey, chairman of the conservative grassroots group FreedomWorks, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
Gingrich explains his way forward
February 5th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich explains his way forward

Las Vegas (CNN) - On his heels after two straight primary defeats to rival Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insists he is in the Republican presidential race until the August nominating convention.

However, Gingrich is scaling back some expectations, outlining a survival strategy while continuing to boldly predict he will remain a viable force in the four-man race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
State of the Union's Early Bird for February 5, 2012
February 5th, 2012
04:44 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird for February 5, 2012

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar:  Mitt Romney wins handily in Nevada, but his opponents vow to carry on.

Check out what we're reading, and watch our interviews today with Governors Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Martin O'Malley (D-MD) today at 9am/12pm ET.

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