Rick Santorum wins Minnesota caucuses, CNN projects
February 7th, 2012
10:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Rick Santorum wins Minnesota caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) – Presidential candidate Rick Santorum won Minnesota’s GOP caucuses Tuesday, CNN projected.


Filed under: 2012 • Minnesota
Rick Santorum wins Missouri primary, CNN projects
February 7th, 2012
09:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Rick Santorum wins Missouri primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum won the non-binding Missouri primary, CNN projected Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Rick Santorum
Obama's spring collection
February 7th, 2012
08:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's spring collection

New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama put New York's top fashion designers to work Tuesday night in a bid to boost his reelection.

The Obama campaign fundraiser, which coincided with a GOP caucus and primary night, wasn't your typical get-together of moneyed Democrats looking to raise funds. More than 500 paying guests showed up to shop for the Obama gear, paying anywhere from $44 for a discounted ticket to $2,500 for a chance to have dinner with the event's organizers.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
February 7th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich touts nationwide campaign

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich batted away the notion he had given up on the three states casting votes Tuesday, saying he was focused on running a nationwide campaign that included Minnesota and Colorado.

"I haven't given up on them," Gingrich said on CNN. "We were in Colorado yesterday and Minnesota last night. We had a huge crowd in Minnesota. Over 700 people showed up. We gave an energy speech at the College of Mines in Golden, Colorado and a town hall meeting and a rally."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
February 7th, 2012
07:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann not caucusing in Minnesota

(CNN) – One of Minnesota's most prominent Republicans isn't participating in the North Star State's caucuses Tuesday.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who dropped her own bid for the White House in January, said on CNN she was unable to get home because of votes in Congress. Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Bachmann said she wished she could be in Minnesota caucusing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
Live blog of Tuesday's GOP contests
February 7th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Live blog of Tuesday's GOP contests

(CNN) - Seventy delegates were at stake in Tuesday's Republican presidential contests, the largest haul to date in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul vied for the delegates up for grabs in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses. No delegates were are at stake in the non-binding Missouri primary.

Read below for reporting from our reporters and producers. Follow real-times results at CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Read more here.

1:11 a.m. ET
- @JohnKingCNN: Wow. A trifecta for @ricksantorum. The CO win especially thump to @MittRomney #cnnelections yfrog.com/kep7eykj

1:07 a.m. ET - @David_Gergen: The Romney bandwagon just went in a ditch. #CNNElections

1:06 a.m. ET - @DanaBashCNN: Wow. Colorado gop chair just said santorum wins that state.

1:05 a.m. ET - @AriFleischer: There are no delegates won tonight; but there is a new winner. Just watch the boost the press gives Santo – for a day or two

1:04 a.m. ET
– Ryan Call, Colorado GOP chair, declared Santorum the winner of the Colorado caucuses.

1:01 a.m. ET @PrestonCNN: BREAKING NEWS - HAT TRICK: Bobby Orr STYLE! Rick Santorum has won the Colorado Caucuses Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota

12:52 a.m. ET - @andersoncooper: Romney now in lead by just 133 votes!
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
February 7th, 2012
06:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul, on quest for delegates, looks past Tuesday contests

(CNN) – Ron Paul, the only candidate in the GOP race without a primary or caucus win, said Tuesday he was confident his campaign could move forward even if he doesn't place first in any of Tuesday's contests.

"Well we're gonna win some delegates, whether we come in one or two or three, I don't know exactly that," Paul said on CNN's "John King USA."
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Filed under: Ron Paul • TV-John King U.S.A.
White House offers an olive branch to Catholic voters?
February 7th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

White House offers an olive branch to Catholic voters?

Washington (CNN) – The White House appears to be softening its stance on the controversial rule forcing some religious organizations to provide birth control as part of their health insurance plans.

“The president's interest at a policy level is in making sure that this coverage is extended to all women because it's important,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “(On) the other side is finding the right balance…concerns about religious beliefs and convictions. So we will, in this transition period …seek to find ways to implement that policy that allay some of those concerns.”

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
Dem takes steps to win back N.Y. district from GOP
February 7th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Dem takes steps to win back N.Y. district from GOP

(CNN) – Democrats have their first potential challenger to recapture a New York Congressional district that was won over by the GOP for the first time in decades last year.

State assemblyman Rory Lancman announced Tuesday he filed for an exploratory committee to potentially run against Republican Rep. Bob Turner in the heavily Democratic district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn.
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Filed under: Congress • New York
The ides of February
February 7th, 2012
04:59 PM ET
3 years ago

The ides of February

Washington (CNN) – Bob Walker has time to rest and talk with a visiting reporter at his Washington office. There's less need to be on the road for the Newt Gingrich backer, surrogate and national campaign chairman.

A former congressman from Pennsylvania, Walker spent a lot of time in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, helping his old friend.


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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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