August 15th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney stands by new attacks against Obama

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his blistering new attack lines against President Barack Obama's campaign, in which he hammers the president's re-election team for recent ads and the vice president's controversial statement the day prior.

"The president's campaign is all about division and attack and hatred," Romney said on CBS' "This Morning."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
August 15th, 2012
09:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign more active online, Pew says

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that Obama's campaign was more active than Romney's and generated more response from users on all major platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the campaign websites, in the weeks following Romney's clinching of the Republican nomination.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
FORTUNE: Mitt Romney's 5-point plan for the economy
August 15th, 2012
09:20 AM ET
2 years ago

FORTUNE: Mitt Romney's 5-point plan for the economy

(FORTUNE) - On the Friday after the Fourth of July, while the Romney clan was enjoying an extended midsummer break at the family manse on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee and photographers with telephoto lenses were snagging pictures of the candidate in swim trunks, real news was happening, unobserved, 100 miles away.

Nearly two dozen luminaries from the worlds of finance, government, and academe had gathered in secret behind smoked-glass windows in a three-story concrete office building on Commercial Street in Boston's North End - Romney campaign headquarters - for a meeting of the governor's recently assembled Economic Policy Steering Group. Some had only to cross the river from Cambridge. Others flew in from Chicago, D.C., and the West Coast. Tough duty in the middle of a holiday weekend, but as one participant says, anonymously, it was "for a good cause." Each had been requested by e-mail to "exercise discretion in keeping the contents of the discussion and the membership of the group private." Indeed, no one who was there will confirm for the record that the meeting even took place.

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Filed under: Economy • Mitt Romney
Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney
August 15th, 2012
08:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

(CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.

Artur Davis appears Wednesday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." Watch the program from 4 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
Connecticut Democrat Murphy, Republican McMahon win U.S. Senate primaries
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring at the end of this term, prompting a race to replace him.
August 15th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut Democrat Murphy, Republican McMahon win U.S. Senate primaries

(CNN) - Republican Linda McMahon will face Democrat Rep. Chris Murphy in the November election in Connecticut to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

McMahon won her state's Republican nomination on Tuesday after her primary opponent, Chris Shays, conceded. On the Democratic side, Murphy defeated Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut
Mack wins Senate primary race in Florida
August 15th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Mack wins Senate primary race in Florida

(CNN) - Florida Rep. Connie Mack won Tuesday's Republican primary in Florida over other Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

Mack's main opponents–former Rep. Dave Weldon and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister–conceded.
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Filed under: Connie Mack • Florida • Senate Primaries
On the Trail: August 15, 2012
August 15th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: August 15, 2012

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will spend Wednesday fund-raising with finance receptions in North Carolina and Alabama. Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan will pick up where Romney left off in Ohio with a campaign rally in Oxford at Ryan's alma mater, Miami University.

President Obama will be joined by first lady Michelle Obama as he wraps up his three-day bus tour through Iowa, making stops in Dubuque and Davenport. Vice President Joe Biden will also wrap up a campaign swing, traveling through southern Virginia to deliver remarks at Virginia Tech before heading back in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Iowa • Mitt Romney • North Carolina • Ohio • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Virginia
Thompson wins GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin
August 15th, 2012
07:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Thompson wins GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin

(CNN) – Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won Tuesday's Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in the state.

Thompson's main opponents–businessman Eric Hovde and former Rep. Mark Neumann–conceded after the results came in.
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Filed under: Senate Primaries • Tea Party • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
Romney releases Spanish-language ad
August 15th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney releases Spanish-language ad

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a new Spanish-language television advertisement on Wednesday, targeting President Barack Obama on the issue of Hispanic unemployment.

The ad is titled "No Podemos Más," or "We No Longer Can."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
August 15th, 2012
04:42 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL

CNN: Conservative group launches new ad with former Obama supporters
A major conservative, nonprofit group on Tuesday released a new television ad, featuring voters who backed President Barack Obama in 2008 but have since changed their minds.

CNN: Campaign 2012: How low can you go?
To listen to some Republicans, one might think President Barack Obama is doing the limbo. "The Obama Campaign has reached a new low," declared Mitt Romney campaign Press Secretary Andrea Saul in a Tuesday statement battering Vice President Joe Biden, who at a speech earlier Tuesday said Romney would deregulate the financial sector and "put y'all back in chains."

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