Walker and GOP win Wisconsin recall ad spending war
June 4th, 2012
04:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Walker and GOP win Wisconsin recall ad spending war

(CNN) - If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins Tuesday's recall election, the big bucks the Republican governor and his allies have spent to run TV commercials will be a contributing factor.

Walker, the Republican Governors Association, and independent tea party groups and other grassroots fiscal conservative organizations have spent around $2.484 million to run ads in the recall campaign over the past week, according to data provided to its clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, a company that tracks and estimates the costs of campaign television ads.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
The 'Simba lift' and other stories from the 'embeds' on the campaign trail
June 4th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

The 'Simba lift' and other stories from the 'embeds' on the campaign trail

(CNN) – Every four years, hundreds of reporters, photojournalists, producers and other journalists take to the campaign trail to document every move of the men and women who want to become president.

CNN is no different. Starting in 2011 and continuing into 2012, we unleashed our team of embeds - producers who are "embedded" with presidential candidates for months at a time and send back the breaking and mundane news from the campaign trail.

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Filed under: 2012
Local election boards in Florida advised to stop voter 'purge'
June 4th, 2012
01:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Local election boards in Florida advised to stop voter 'purge'

(CNN) – The legal counsel for Florida's local elections officers has recommended all counties in the state stop removing names from their voter rolls after the U.S. Department of Justice questioned the legality of the action.

In a recommendation dated June 1, Ron Labasky, a lawyer for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, advised all counties to stop the removal of names from the voter rolls until the Justice Department's concerns are resolved.
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Filed under: Florida
Clinton and Obama hit up the Big Apple
June 4th, 2012
01:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton and Obama hit up the Big Apple

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton is lending some fund-raising help to President Barack Obama on Monday, in the form of three events in New York.

They are scheduled to attend a reception at a private residence with approximately 50 people who each paid $40,000, according to a campaign official.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Fundraising • New York • President Obama
DOJ dispatches federal monitors to Milwaukee for Tuesday election
June 4th, 2012
01:26 PM ET
2 years ago

DOJ dispatches federal monitors to Milwaukee for Tuesday election

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department Monday dispatched federal observers to Milwaukee to monitor the closely-watched recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Voting Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division said Milwaukee is among specific voting locations required to provide assistance to Spanish speaking citizens.

The Justice Department indicated it will also send federal observers to assist Spanish-speaking voters Tuesday in elections in Fresno and Riverside Counties in California.
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Filed under: 2012 • Justice Department • Wisconsin
June 4th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Electoral Map: Seven states up in the air in fight for White House

Washington (CNN) - With just over five months to go until the November election, a new CNN Electoral Map indicates a tight battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

According to the CNN map unveiled Monday, the president leads Romney in 19 states and the District of Columbia, which if he carried those in the general election would give him 247 electoral votes. Romney, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee pending the party's convention, leads in 24 states, which would give him 206 electoral votes.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Electoral Map • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 4th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – May 29-31 – Royal Family

TOPICS: British royal family

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
June 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Does Obama's absence portend outcome of Wisconsin recall vote?

Washington (CNN) - Fueled by the power of organized labor, the passion of the tea party and millions in outside money, it is politics gone wild in Wisconsin.

The recall race to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker has pretty much seen it all - except for President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House
June 4th, 2012
11:35 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House

Washington (CNN) - What a difference two years make. Instead of a band of rabble-rousing conservatives, a markedly different group was plotting campaign strategy with House Republican leaders at a recent party headquarters meeting.

Gone is the tea party-infused talk of confrontation. This diverse group - top-tier candidates picked to be in the GOP's "Young Guns" program - includes an openly gay former Massachusetts state legislator, an African-American female mayor from Utah and an Indian-American Ivy league graduate from California. Unlike the take-no-prisoners approach of two years ago, these candidates stressed the need to work with Democrats to get things done in Washington.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House • Republicans
Cain picks up where Boortz left off
June 4th, 2012
11:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Cain picks up where Boortz left off

(CNN) – Herman Cain's taking to the air waves again.

The former Republican presidential candidate will fill the spot left vacant by retiring radio host Neal Boortz, who announced his decision Monday on his program.
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Filed under: Herman Cain
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