Republicans to Romney: Fix your message
March 14th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans to Romney: Fix your message

Washington (CNN) – In the wake of Mitt Romney's two disappointing losses in Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday, behind-the-scenes frustration about the state of his campaign among leading Republicans is once again trickling out.

With Romney's message seemingly consumed with delegate math, arguments about electability and attacks against his chief rival Rick Santorum, some of his supporters are asking the candidate to re-calibrate his strategy and make a stronger case to voters about why he deserves to be president.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Republicans
Romney team again points to math after more Santorum wins
March 14th, 2012
01:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney team again points to math after more Santorum wins

(CNN) – As Rick Santorum enjoyed a day of favorable headlines following his primary wins in Mississippi and Alabama, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign again pointed to the seemingly inevitable delegate calculus that will propel their candidate to victory.

That's the same tactic the Romney team took following Super Tuesday, when Romney and Santorum both walked away with important victories in states carrying large delegate prizes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
With Alabama and Mississippi losses, Romney continues to stumble in Bible Belt
March 14th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
3 years ago

With Alabama and Mississippi losses, Romney continues to stumble in Bible Belt

(CNN) – Mitt Romney’s losses in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday offered more stark evidence of a huge stumbling in his quest for the GOP nomination and the White House: his difficulty winning in the evangelical-rich Bible Belt.

With Rick Santorum’s victories in Alabama and Mississippi, he and Newt Gingrich have taken all but one Bible Belt state in the primaries.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Belief Blog • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
Romney says mahalo for Hawaii victory
March 14th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney says mahalo for Hawaii victory

(CNN) – While he may have lost two big primaries in the South, Mitt Romney's campaign touted his Tuesday win in Hawaii's caucuses.

"From one end of America to the other, the voters have spoken," the candidate said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday. "And what they have said is that they want to send a conservative businessman to the White House."
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Filed under: 2012 • Hawaii • Mitt Romney
Santorum wins hurt Gingrich as GOP race stretches on
March 14th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum wins hurt Gingrich as GOP race stretches on

(CNN) – Rick Santorum took his re-energized Republican presidential campaign to Puerto Rico on Wednesday after primary victories in the South raised questions about conservative rival Newt Gingrich's viability as a candidate and portended a long battle with front-runner Mitt Romney.

Romney, rejected again by Southern conservatives in the Tuesday primaries in Mississippi and Alabama, won caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa to claim about a third of the total delegates available and maintain his lead.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Obama's teaching moment – bracketology
March 14th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama's teaching moment – bracketology

(CNN) – Finally...the president's NCAA bracket has been revealed! Mr. Obama has North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State and Missouri in the Final Four.

As part of the kick off to March Madness, the president and British Prime Minister David Cameron attended a first round game in Dayton on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, they were still talking hoops at the official welcoming ceremony for the prime minister at the White House.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Ridge endorses Romney
March 14th, 2012
09:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Ridge endorses Romney

(CNN) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who previously supported Jon Huntsman, endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday.

"I've met accomplished and strong leaders in my life," Ridge said in a statement released by Romney's campaign. "Mitt Romney is one of them."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Tom Ridge
March 14th, 2012
09:47 AM ET
3 years ago

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

(CNN) – Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi handed Rick Santorum two more wins on Tuesday and conservative support continued to elude Mitt Romney. Plus, Newt Gingrich found reason to continue his campaign despite losing both southern states.

Here are five things we learned from Tuesday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Poll: Santorum leads in Pennsylvania
March 14th, 2012
09:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Santorum leads in Pennsylvania

(CNN) –- A new poll released Wednesday indicates Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is leading by a wide margin in his home state of Pennsylvania.

The former two-term senator from the Keystone State has the backing of 36% of registered Republicans, while 22% say they would vote for rival Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
March 14th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Analysis: Gingrich strikes out

(CNN) - If Newt Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, where can he win? The former speaker fell short in the heart of Dixie on Tuesday, and it's not clear where he goes from here.

Approaching the halfway mark of the primary season, Gingrich has finished first in a grand total of two states: South Carolina and his home state of Georgia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich
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