Biden heads back to Delaware to raise campaign cash
May 18th, 2012
08:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden heads back to Delaware to raise campaign cash

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is heading home to help raise money for his re-election bid.

The vice president will be the main attraction Friday afternoon at a fundraiser in Wilmington, Delaware, for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. According to a campaign aide, ticket prices for the event start at $2,500. All money raised at the fundraiser will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of the Obama re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and several Democratic state parties.
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NRCC narrowly edges Dem rivals in April fundraising
May 18th, 2012
08:10 AM ET
3 years ago

NRCC narrowly edges Dem rivals in April fundraising

(CNN) – The National Republican Campaign Committee, which is tasked with electing party members to the House of Representatives, outraised their Democratic competitors in April by a small margin, according to figures released Friday.

The NRCC raised $6.9 million in April, and increased their war chest by more than $4 million. The group ended the month with $31.3 million in the bank.
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ON THE TRAIL: May 18, 2012
May 18th, 2012
07:36 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 18, 2012

(CNN) - On Friday, Mitt Romney returns to New Hampshire. The former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, Romney won the state's first-in-the-nation primary back in January.

Also Friday, Ron Paul will address the Minnesota State Republican Convention.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Romney campaign touts day one initiatives in first general election ad
May 18th, 2012
07:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign touts day one initiatives in first general election ad

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, is using his first general election ad to highlight the policy priorities he would enact on his first day in office, asking voters, "What would a Romney Presidency be like?"

The spot, titled "Day One," began airing Friday in Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia - all battleground states. The spot says Romney, as soon as he took office, would approve the Keystone Pipeline, "creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 18, 2012
May 18th, 2012
05:01 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 18, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Super PAC's reported anti-Obama ad sparks backlash, quick denial
Predictions of super PAC-fueled campaign ugliness seemed to come to reality on Thursday when reports broke of a potential conservative group's ad campaign aimed at tying President Barack Obama to a controversy many Democrats thought was put to rest nearly four years ago. But conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts decided against a recommendation from GOP strategists that would bring up once again Obama's association with the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a super PAC director said.

CNN: LGBT families lobby Congress
Tommy Starling and Jeff Littlefield say they've slowly been changing minds of people in their community when it comes to what a family looks like. The gay couple from Pawleys Island, South Carolina, traveled to the nation's capital with their 5-year-old daughter, Carrigan, to share their story and help members of Congress understand the issues they face.

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