April 11th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney still faces challenges rallying the right

Washington (CNN) – Typically when a presidential candidate wraps up his party's nomination after months of reaching out to base voters in the primaries, the question becomes whether he can appeal to the political center for the general election.

Not for Mitt Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
April 11th, 2012
01:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's claim on female jobs loss: Missing context

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, eager to close the persistent gender gap opening up between himself and President Barack Obama, has begun using an eyebrow-raising statistic on the campaign trail.

"Did you know that of all the jobs lost during the Obama years, 92.3% are women? During the Obama years, women have suffered," Romney told a crowd Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Mitt Romney
Ann Romney loves the Hampton Inn
April 11th, 2012
01:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney loves the Hampton Inn

(CNN) – As someone who spends life on the road, Ann Romney knows a thing or two about hotels.

Her favorites, she said Wednesday, are the ones that come with free Wi-Fi.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
Poll: Romney on top in Pennsylvania
April 11th, 2012
01:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney on top in Pennsylvania

(CNN) – A new poll released one day after Rick Santorum suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination indicates that the former senator from Pennsylvania had lost his lead in his home state in advance of the April 24 primary.

According to an American Research Group survey released Wednesday, 44% of likely Pennsylvania GOP presidential primary voters said they were backing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the all but certain Republican nominee, with 40% supporting Santorum, 7% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 5% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Romney's 4-point margin over Santorum was within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania
Team Romney stumbles on Ledbetter question
April 11th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney stumbles on Ledbetter question

(CNN) – The Mitt Romney campaign's failure to answer a reporter's question Wednesday over the support of an equal-pay for women law was quickly pounced on by President Barack Obama's campaign, marking the first skirmish of the general election now that Romney is the apparent GOP nominee.

On a conference call with reporters, Romney campaign surrogates were asked if the candidate supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act that expands workers' rights to sue if a pay discrepancy between a man and woman exists.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Longest serving Senate Republican fighting to keep seat
April 11th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Longest serving Senate Republican fighting to keep seat

(CNN) – It's been 12 years since Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar faced off in a campaign debate.

That streak ends Wednesday night when the most senior Republican member of the Senate shares the stage with his conservative GOP challenger, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, at a debate in Indianapolis that will be televised statewide in Indiana.
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Filed under: Congress • Indiana • Richard Lugar
April 11th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich on bounced check: 'Goofy thing'

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich shrugged off a $500 bounced check from his campaign Wednesday, saying the mistake was "one of those goofy things."

A Utah election official confirmed Wednesday the check, meant to pay a fee associated with appearing on the state's primary ballot, had bounced.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Utah
Romney plans to campaign with Santorum
April 11th, 2012
10:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney plans to campaign with Santorum

(CNN) - Their bitter primary rivalry may seem fresh, but likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday he was looking forward to hitting the campaign trail with former candidate Rick Santorum.

Romney's campaign plans to paint a more unified picture than Santorum himself presented at the speech Tuesday announcing he was suspending his campaign, when he didn't mention Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Poll: Christie approval hits new high
April 11th, 2012
09:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Christie approval hits new high

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey received his highest approval ratings to date in a Quinnipiac survey, according to the results released Wednesday.

The poll showed 59% of New Jersey voters approved of the blunt talking governor, compared to 36% who did not. His rating increased among Republicans to 92% and among independent voters to 64%. However, 64% of Democrats disapproved of his performance.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Polls
CNN Live: Watch the politicians in action
April 11th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Live: Watch the politicians in action

(CNN) - Want to see what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail? Watch the following events live at cnn.com/live.

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