BREAKING: Romney wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects
March 18th, 2012
06:46 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday, CNN projects, based on vote results obtained from local party and election officials.

Romney will win each of the 20 delegates at stake in this primary, CNN projects. Puerto Rico has a total of 23 delegates to the Republican convention.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico votes as GOP contenders look down the road
March 18th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Puerto Rico votes as GOP contenders look down the road

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Sunday's Republican presidential primary in Puerto Rico, CNN projects, based on vote results obtained from local party and election officials.

At 7:35 p.m. ET, with about 20% of total ballots accounted for, the former Massachusetts governor had a substantial lead with more than 22,000 votes - or 83% of the vote.

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Filed under: 2012 • Puerto Rico • Republicans
Axelrod: Romney is ‘looking in a funhouse mirror’
March 18th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: Romney is ‘looking in a funhouse mirror’

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's senior campaign strategist, David Axelrod, on Sunday hit back against Mitt Romney’s recent line in which the Republican presidential frontrunner calls himself an “economic heavyweight.”

“If (Romney) thinks he's an economic heavyweight, he must be looking in a funhouse mirror,” Axelrod said on the CBS program “Face the Nation.”
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney
March 18th, 2012
02:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Massachusetts politicians crack wise at St. Patrick's Day breakfast

(CNN) – It's an annual St. Patrick's Day tradition in heavily Irish Massachusetts: Boston politicians dressed in green, roasting each other red over breakfast.

Besides a healthy dose of Bay State jesting, the participants on Sunday took particular aim at this year's presidential contest and especially the Republican contenders.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Romney hits Obama, Santorum in Illinois
March 18th, 2012
02:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney hits Obama, Santorum in Illinois

Moline, Illinois (CNN) - Mitt Romney made a pitch to struggling Illinois voters this weekend that he was the "economic heavyweight" who could turn around the economy if elected president in November.

The former Massachusetts governor also ramped up his criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of gas prices, using personal terms to tell an American Legion pancake breakfast in Moline that he knew how high fuel costs affected a family's bottom line.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Santorum
Ed Gillespie: Romney benefits from longer primary season
March 18th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Ed Gillespie: Romney benefits from longer primary season

(CNN) - While a brokered Republican convention in August would be "fractious," former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie insisted Sunday that the GOP nominating process still works.

"I think the process is healthy," Gillespie said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think a competitive primary is going to result in a nominee who is stronger at the end of the process."
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2012 GOP race is 'nastiest' campaign yet, McCain says
March 18th, 2012
11:54 AM ET
2 years ago

2012 GOP race is 'nastiest' campaign yet, McCain says

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain knows his way around rough politics: an opponent started rumors during the 2000 presidential race that he fathered an illegitimate African-American, and a CNN fact check called false his 2008 vice presidential pick's assertion that now-President Barack Obama was "palling around with terrorists."

But the veteran politician from Arizona – first elected to the Senate in 1986 – said Sunday that the current Republican presidential campaign is the most brutal race he has seen, fueled in part by super PACs that have rivaled campaigns in spending on this election.
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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans
Romney calls for firing top energy officials
March 18th, 2012
10:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney calls for firing top energy officials

Washington (CNN) –Mitt Romney escalated Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's energy policies Sunday, calling for the firing or resignations of what he labeled the "gas hike trio" of top energy and environment officials in the administration.

The Republican presidential hopeful's remarks on "Fox News Sunday" illustrated a GOP strategy to target Obama for rising gas prices as part of a campaign narrative that depicts the president as stifling U.S. production in order to boost alternative energy sources.

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Mitt Romney
Santorum: America doesn't need Romney as CEO
March 18th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: America doesn't need Romney as CEO

(CNN) - While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touts his business experience as one of his strongest credentials, rival Rick Santorum blasted it on Sunday as a drawback.

“If Governor Romney thinks that he is the CEO of America and can run and manage the economy, he doesn’t understand what conservatives believe in,” Santorum said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Battle of addition: 162 days until GOP convention
March 18th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle of addition: 162 days until GOP convention

(CNN) – Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/116/2012):
– Mitt Romney: 498
– Rick Santorum: 239
– Newt Gingrich: 139
– Ron Paul: 69
– Unallocated: 3
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Louisiana • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
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