Gingrich: Santorum ran 'remarkable campaign'
April 10th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: Santorum ran 'remarkable campaign'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wasted no time going after Rick Santorum's backers on Tuesday, following his opponent's decision to end to his White House bid.

"I humbly ask Senator Santorum's supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa," Gingrich said in a statement. "We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
April 10th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Race over, but Santorum vows to keep fighting

(CNN) - Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday after it became increasingly unlikely he could tackle the obstacles standing in his way on the road to the GOP presidential nomination, according to a Santorum source.

The source said the three events that would have to occur for the former Pennsylvania senator to secure the nomination became largely improbable; Texas becoming a winner-take-all delegate state, Santorum winning the Pennsylvania primary on April 24 and rival candidate Newt Gingrich stepping aside.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Romney responds to Santorum's suspended campaign
April 10th, 2012
02:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney responds to Santorum's suspended campaign

(CNN) – Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney released a statement shortly after opponent Rick Santorum announced a suspension to his campaign on Tuesday, praising Santorum for his presidential bid.

"Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity," Romney said in the statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
April 10th, 2012
02:33 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum suspends campaign

(CNN) - Conservative challenger Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
BREAKING: Santorum to suspend campaign
April 10th, 2012
02:04 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum to suspend campaign

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will announce he will suspend his campaign on Tuesday at an event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a senior adviser to the campaign told CNN.

Santorum spoke to GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney prior to his expected announcement, according to a Republican source.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
Source: Cantor staff error to blame for anti-incumbent super PAC donation
April 10th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Cantor staff error to blame for anti-incumbent super PAC donation

Washington (CNN) – A source close to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells CNN a staff error is to blame for giving $25,000 to Campaign for Primary Accountability, an anti-incumbent super PAC.

News that the Republican leader gave money to a super PAC dedicated to defeating several of Cantor's rank-and-file Republicans has angered many in the House GOP, and Cantor is now scrambling to explain his actions.
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Fundraising
Santorum to discuss campaign's future
April 10th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum to discuss campaign's future

(CNN) - A source close to Rick Santorum's campaign said the Republican presidential candidate will discuss the future of his candidacy at an event Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The event comes after the former Pennsylvania senator took a four-day break from the trail to spend time with his hospitalized three-year-old daughter, who suffers from a serious chromosomal condition that interferes with development.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
GSA acting head outlines more steps to halt wasteful spending
April 10th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
3 years ago

GSA acting head outlines more steps to halt wasteful spending

Washington (CNN) - The Government Services Administration has suspended an employee award program cited by congressional investigators for exceeding spending limits, the acting head of the agency said Tuesday.

In a video obtained by CNN, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said halting the Hats Off Store that provided employee awards was one step in an effort to prevent the kind of "indefensible" wasteful spending involving a 2010 Las Vegas conference of GSA workers from happening again.

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Filed under: Congress • GSA
Obama hits Florida for campaign dollars
April 10th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama hits Florida for campaign dollars

West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Florida on Tuesday as he continues to raise funds for his re-election bid.

Obama will deliver a speech at a private residence in Palm Beach Gardens before giving a speech at a hotel in Hollywood and attending a campaign event at a private home in Golden Beach.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Fundraising • President Obama
Debt-free Pawlenty: 'Honor' to run
April 10th, 2012
12:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Debt-free Pawlenty: 'Honor' to run

(CNN) – Eight months after dropping his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his campaign organization was debt-free.

Pawlenty for President filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission to terminate the campaign committee that was formed in March 2011. Pawlenty formally announced his candidacy in May of that year and campaigned over the summer in early voting states. He dropped his bid after a poor showing in the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll in August and endorsed current frontrunner Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
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