Axelrod chides Booker for defending Romney
May 21st, 2012
02:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod chides Booker for defending Romney

(CNN) – David Axelrod, the president's senior campaign strategist, scorned fellow Democrat and Obama supporter Cory Booker after the Newark mayor defended Mitt Romney this weekend.

"In this particular instance, he was just wrong" Axelrod said Monday in an interview with MSNBC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Cory Booker • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama and Clinton to hold second joint fundraiser
May 21st, 2012
01:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama and Clinton to hold second joint fundraiser

(CNN) - It's 44 and 42, part two.

Former President Bill Clinton will lend President Barack Obama some additional fund-raising star power in early June at the second of three fund-raisers the two agreed to jointly headline, the campaign said in a Monday email to supporters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama
Cheney to fund-raise for Romney
May 21st, 2012
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Cheney to fund-raise for Romney

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will host a fund-raising event for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a campaign aide confirmed Monday.

The event is scheduled for July 12 at Cheney's home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Cheney • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Wyoming
Perry makes voice heard in Texas Senate race
May 21st, 2012
11:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Perry makes voice heard in Texas Senate race

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry cut a TV new ad backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his campaign for U.S. Senate, a little more than a week ahead of the Lone Star State's Republican primary.

"We have a lot to be proud of," the former presidential candidate said in the ad released Monday. "That's why I'm proud to endorse David Dewhurst."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Senate • Texas
Pro-Obama super PAC fund-raising lags behind rival
May 21st, 2012
10:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC fund-raising lags behind rival

(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election reported raising just under $1.6 million in April, well below the amount raised by the group supporting Obama's rival Mitt Romney.

Priorities USA Action also reported having $4.7 million cash on hand at the end of April, slightly more than half of the amount in Restore Our Future's war chest. Restore Our Future is supporting Romney's bid for the White House. Both groups recently filed April fund-raising numbers with the Federal Election Commission.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
Voters split between Obama and Romney on top three issues
May 21st, 2012
09:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Voters split between Obama and Romney on top three issues

(CNN) - A survey released Monday showed Americans split over which presidential contender would best handle the issues they consider the most pressing, saying President Barack Obama would best tackle health care costs while Republican Mitt Romney was better poised to slash the federal debt and deficit.

The poll, from Gallup, asked Americans to assess the importance of various economic issues. Of the ten-item list, 84% said the cost of health care was extremely or very important, the highest of any of the topics. Both unemployment and the federal debt were seen as extremely or very important by 82% of respondents.
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Filed under: Economy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Dems enter second week of Bain attacks amid criticism
May 21st, 2012
08:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Dems enter second week of Bain attacks amid criticism

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election team began their second week of attacks on Mitt Romney's record as a private executive Monday, using a web video to highlight a paper plant that went bankrupt after being acquired by a company owed by Bain Capital, Romney's former firm.

The Democrats' second week of bearing down on Bain Capital comes after criticism of the jabs from the popular Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, who said on Sunday the constant political warfare from Democrats and Republicans was "'nauseating."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
GOP problem: 'Their voters are white, aging and dying off'
May 21st, 2012
08:11 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP problem: 'Their voters are white, aging and dying off'

Washington (CNN) - When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears before Latino small-business owners in Washington on Wednesday, he'll address a group whose explosive birth rates foreshadow a seismic political shift in GOP strongholds in the Deep South and Southwest.

"The Republicans' problem is their voters are white, aging and dying off," said David Bositis, a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, who studies minority political engagement.

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Colbert spawns army of crazy super PACs
May 21st, 2012
08:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Colbert spawns army of crazy super PACs

New York (CNNMoney) – In late March, Stephen Colbert expanded his super PAC experiment, admonishing his late-night viewers to start organizations of their own on college campuses across America.

They listened, and now the Federal Election Commission's roster of approved super PACs is filled with groups registered to addresses in college towns.

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Filed under: Stephen Colbert
'Fatally flawed': Why third parties still fail despite voter anger
Ross Perot ran a failed presidential campaign in 1992 against Bill Clinton and George Bush.
May 21st, 2012
08:02 AM ET
2 years ago

'Fatally flawed': Why third parties still fail despite voter anger

Washington (CNN) - They had the money. They had the organization. They had the ballot access. What they were missing, however, was a candidate.

Most Americans have probably never heard of Americans Elect. But as polls show dissatisfaction with both parties nearing all-time highs, a group created for the 2012 campaign to field a third-party presidential candidate would seem like a natural success.

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Filed under: 2012
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