Washington (CNN) – The super PAC backing Mitt Romney's candidacy is back on the air with a major $4.3 million ad campaign beginning Wednesday in nine battleground states.
The commercials will air on broadcast and cable in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, the group announced Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) - About 10 people from "American United for Change" chanted "No Swiss Mitt" outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, while presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with party officials inside.
The small group of activists chanted for less than five minutes, and stopped as soon as the TV crews walked away to go back to waiting for Romney.
(CNN) – The Republican governor of Florida rejected Tuesday a request from Tampa's mayor to issue a temporary ban on firearms during the Republican National Convention, slated to take place at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the end of August.
In a letter addressed to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Gov. Rick Scott wrote such a ban would infringe on Floridians' constitutional right to bear arms.
Chantilly, Virginia (CNN) - At a small business in a northern Virginia suburb, Mitt Romney compared President Barack Obama's economic policies Wednesday to one-term Democratic President Jimmy Carter.
"Who would have guessed we would look back at the Carter years as the good old days," Romney said, after calling the Obama administration "the most anti-small business administration I've seen probably since Carter."
Washington (CNN) – It was good that President Obama went to Afghanistan to thank the U.S. men and women serving in the military under very dangerous circumstances. I could see on their faces at Bagram Air Base that they were thrilled to meet with the commander in chief.
Unfortunately, some of the nearly 90,000 American troops still in Afghanistan will be killed or severely wounded. Others will come back to the United States suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other long-term ailments. The costs of this war will continue long after all U.S. combat troops are out of Afghanistan at the end of 2014.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama, fresh off a surprise trip to Afghanistan, will attend two fundraisers in Washington Wednesday that will raise major cash for the president's re-election effort.
The two fundraisers will both be held at the W Hotel, a frequent Obama fundraiser location situated around the corner from the White House. Twenty-five supporters will be at each event, and tickets went for $40,000 per person, according to an Obama re-election campaign official.
(CNN) – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, said in an interview published Wednesday he's unsure if he'll vote for President Barack Obama in the upcoming general election.
Tomblin is the second prominent Democrat from West Virginia to express doubts about voting for Obama. Sen. Joe Manchin said in mid-April he may not cast a ballot for Obama in November, citing the effect the president's economic policies have had on his constituents.
(CNN) - The Iowa GOP's touting new voter identification numbers that indicate there are now more registered Republicans than Democrats in the Hawkeye State, a crucial battleground state in November's presidential election. But Iowa Democrats say it's inappropriate for state Republicans to highlight the new numbers.
According to voter registration numbers released Tuesday by the Iowa Secretary of State's office, there are now 608,096 Republicans registered in the state, compared to 599,225 registered Democrats. According to state officials, 669,996 voters are not registered with either the Democratic or Republican parties meaning they're independent voters.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama has made his way into the contentious Massachusetts Senate race with Democrat Elizabeth Warren highlighting her ties to the president and Republican Sen. Scott Brown using a recent White House bill signing to prove his bipartisan streak.
A speech the president delivered in support of Warren anchors a new Warren television ad, in which he praises her as "one of the country's fiercest advocates for the middle class."
(CNN) - Former presidential candidate and current Mitt Romney backer Tim Pawlenty responded to a campaign video released Wednesday by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign that used Newt Gingrich comments criticizing Romney to make their general election case.
"Of course the president is trying to distract Americans and voters from his own record, which is non-existent or bad and trying to get people focused on some old comments by Newt Gingrich," Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "I think shortly Newt will be supporting and endorsing and encouraging Gov. Romney because he's a far better candidate and will be a far better president than President Obama."