Maine senator will not seek re-election
February 28th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Maine senator will not seek re-election

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced Tuesday she will retire rather than seek re-election this year, surprising colleagues and perhaps casting the future of her seat in doubt.

The decision was made "after an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration," she said in a statement.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Senate
Santorum flips on Dems voting in GOP primaries
February 28th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum flips on Dems voting in GOP primaries

Washington (CNN) - As voters headed to the polls in Michigan on Tuesday, Rick Santorum defended a robo call his campaign used in the state urging Democrats to support its candidate as a vote against Mitt Romney.

But just a few weeks ago on a tele-town hall with Minnesota voters, Santorum decried the mere idea of open elections as polluting the entire primary process.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Rick Santorum
Gingrich banks on Georgia, looks for gas in the tank
February 28th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich banks on Georgia, looks for gas in the tank

Dalton, Georgia (CNN) - With Super Tuesday only a week away, White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has turned his $2.50 a gallon-of-gas policy pitch into a fundraising plea.

"Just tell all your friends we're setting it up so you can go online at newt.org and you can give one Newt-gallon which is $2.50, or you can give 10 Newt gallons which is $25, or 100 Newt gallons which is $250 or a thousand Newt gallons which is $2500," Gingrich said to the 500-strong crowd in Dalton.

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Fundraising • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Analysis: Obama sees 'load of you know what' from GOP
February 28th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Analysis: Obama sees 'load of you know what' from GOP

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama chose the day of the Michigan Republican primary for what might be his highest octane attack on the Republican candidates to date.

He hit them where the Obama team believes the GOP has the upper hand: the auto bailout.

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Filed under: 2012 • Auto Bailout • Michigan • President Obama • Republicans
February 28th, 2012
03:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Santorum calls Romney a 'bully'

(CNN) – GOP candidate Rick Santorum responds to Mitt Romney's comment that he's kidnapping the primary process.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Economy, electability matter most for some Michigan voters
February 28th, 2012
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Economy, electability matter most for some Michigan voters

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (CNN) - It's all about the economy, and Republicans want a nominee who can beat President Barack Obama come November.

That's what you hear from voters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who were casting ballots Tuesday in the state's GOP presidential primary.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Republicans
BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Michigan voters swing in Romney’s favor?
February 28th, 2012
03:26 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Michigan voters swing in Romney’s favor?

(CNN) – It’s a fair question that more and more people are asking: Why is Mitt Romney having such a hard time nailing down the Republican presidential nomination?

He certainly has raised the most money and has the largest and most experienced campaign staff.


Filed under: 2012 • Michigan
Expected turnout down in Michigan
February 28th, 2012
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Expected turnout down in Michigan

(CNN) – The Michigan Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday estimated turnout in the Republican primary will represent between 15% and 20% of registered voters.

If the prediction holds, the figure would represent a decrease from the 21% who participated in the 2008 contest. Michigan hosts an open GOP primary, which means any registered voter may participate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan
Un-conventional wisdom: Why a brokered convention probably won't happen
February 28th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Un-conventional wisdom: Why a brokered convention probably won't happen

Washington (CNN) - Two months into the Republican presidential nominating process, many thought that one candidate might have it sewn up by now.

The scenario was simple: An easy win in the first four states, coupled with big support from party leaders, fat bank accounts chock-full of campaign cash and a slew of rival candidates who would have likely folded by now, would virtually guarantee a smooth path to the GOP convention in August and a quick nomination on the first ballot.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares
February 28th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
3 years ago

'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares

Detroit (CNN) - "No one's excited about Mitt Romney."

That's the message on a new mailer in Tennessee from "Red, White and Blue Fund," a super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
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