Source: Santorum to receive Secret Service protection
February 26th, 2012
07:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Santorum to receive Secret Service protection

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will receive Secret Service protection this week, a source familiar with the situation told CNN.

At this time, GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney is the sole candidate granted protection.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Romney makes rounds at Daytona 500
February 26th, 2012
05:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney makes rounds at Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Florida (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a pit stop Sunday at Daytona 500 – one of car racing’s most prestigious events.

“This combines my two favorite things – sports and cars,” Romney said to the rain-soaked crowd at the Daytona International Speedway.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney
Gingrich tells evangelicals: 'We need to stand up for ourselves'
February 26th, 2012
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich tells evangelicals: 'We need to stand up for ourselves'

Cumming, Georgia (CNN) - Vying for evangelical support in the GOP primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum appeared at the same Georgia church on consecutive Sundays.

Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman, is favored to win Georgia on Super Tuesday, March 6, but Santorum, who appears to be gaining ground in other early nominating states, poses a threat to the former House speaker.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Romney reclaims top spot in national poll
February 26th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney reclaims top spot in national poll

(CNN) – For the first time in 11 days, Mitt Romney is back on top in a national daily tracking poll and now holds a narrow advantage over rival Rick Santorum.

According to a Gallup survey, Romney has the backing of 31% of Republicans nationwide, while Santorum comes in with 29%.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Polls • Rick Santorum
Limbaugh front and center in pro-Santorum mailer
February 26th, 2012
03:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Limbaugh front and center in pro-Santorum mailer

Detroit, Michigan (CNN) - Rush Limbaugh is splashed across the latest Michigan mail piece from “Red, White and Blue Fund,” a super PAC supporting Rick Santorum’s presidential bid.

“Rick Santorum is ‘the last conservative standing’,” the mailer blares, quoting Limbaugh from one of his radio broadcasts earlier this month.
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Filed under: Michigan • Rick Santorum • Rush Limbaugh
Romney, Santorum in final push to Tuesday primaries
February 26th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney, Santorum in final push to Tuesday primaries

Washington (CNN) - Less than 48 hours before primaries in Arizona and Michigan, Mitt Romney received a key endorsement from Arizona's governor Sunday while his current main challenger, Rick Santorum, appeared to downplay his own chances of winning in the Grand Canyon State.

The two are leading the pack in the Republican presidential campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul as it heads into a series of crucial contests in coming weeks, including Super Tuesday on March 6 when 437 delegates from 10 states will be at stake.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Santorum's campaign speeds into Daytona
February 26th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum's campaign speeds into Daytona

(CNN) - Rick Santorum said he had a few words of advice for veteran NASCAR driver Tony Raines, who's driving a car sponsored by Santorum's campaign in the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday.

"When you're starting way back in the pack, just hang back there for a while," Santorum said, joking about his own recent surge in the Republican presidential race. "Let all the other cars in front of you wreck. And then run hard in the last few laps and win the race."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Michigan • Rick Santorum
Romney: 'I can't be perfect'
February 26th, 2012
01:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: 'I can't be perfect'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday responded to questions about his ability to connect with voters, standing by his financial success but acknowledging he also had some flaws.

"You know, I can't be perfect," Romney said on "Fox News Sunday." "I just am who I am."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Michigan • Mitt Romney
Graham, McCain predict big primary night for Romney
February 26th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Graham, McCain predict big primary night for Romney

(CNN) - Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Sunday they expect Mitt Romney to bring home victories in the upcoming Michigan and Arizona primaries.

“I think he’s going to win both states,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” arguing that Romney is a “better candidate” because of the primary process.
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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Mitt Romney • TV-State of the Union
February 26th, 2012
11:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton clarifies Obama 'win' remark, issues warning on Afghanistan, Syria

Rabat, Morocco (CNN) – Criticism of President Barack Obama's apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan is not helpful, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday in a wide-ranging interview with CNN.

"I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would enflame such a dangerous situation in Afghanistan," Clinton said of the complaints by Republican presidential candidates and some experts about Obama's apology.


Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
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