Boehner, Rubio to stump for Romney ahead of debate
September 30th, 2012
09:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner, Rubio to stump for Romney ahead of debate

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will campaign for Mitt Romney this week as the GOP presidential nominee faces off on the debate stage for the first time in the general election.

Rubio, once considered a top contender as Romney's running mate, will attend a rally Tuesday in Las Vegas, close to the site of President Barack Obama's debate preparation in Henderson, Nevada.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debates
Romney message for debate week: 'The Big Choice'
September 30th, 2012
09:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney message for debate week: 'The Big Choice'

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney officials distributed talking points to Republican allies and surrogates late Sunday night outlining the campaign's message heading into Wednesday's debate in Denver.

Read the list of Romney "message points," provided to CNN by a Republican source outside the campaign, below.
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Economists reluctantly pick Romney
September 30th, 2012
08:04 PM ET
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Economists reluctantly pick Romney

New York (CNNMoney) – Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them.

Nine of 17 top economists surveyed by CNNMoney picked Romney when asked who's election would help the economy grow more. Only three picked Obama.

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September 30th, 2012
07:57 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Panel: What does Romney need to do to the change the race?

(CNN) – With 37 days to go before the presidential election, Republican nominee Mitt Romney needs a strong debate performance to change the course of his campaign, according to Sunday’s roundtable discussion with CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.

As polls continue to show Romney behind President Barack Obama, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos emphasized the importance of the first presidential debate on Wednesday, saying it is the first chance for voters to see Romney and the president one-on-one and figure out which of them is the “alpha dog.”
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Presidential debates good for voters, says expert
September 30th, 2012
05:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Presidential debates good for voters, says expert

(CNN) – Presidential candidate debates rarely, if ever, change an election's outcome, but they tend to be good for voters, a specialist in political campaign communication told CNN Sunday.

"People tend to look for little moments that encapsulate the whole campaign," said Bill Benoit, a professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens. He cited the 1992 debate between Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, in which the latter's glance at his watch was interpreted by some observers as revealing impatience and aloofness.

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September 30th, 2012
05:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigns dig in ahead of first presidential debate

Washington (CNN) - While both campaigns have been lowering expectations ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, two of Mitt Romney's more notable surrogates raised the bar on Sunday, with one predicting Romney will turn the race "upside down."

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. John McCain said they expect Romney to shine when he shares the Denver stage for the first time with President Barack Obama.

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Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president
September 30th, 2012
05:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Sunday the president likely won't be flinging barbs during this week's presidential debate.

"If you're expecting that, that's probably not what he's going to deliver," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. "He's speaking directly to the American people, and what they want to hear is what his plan is for moving the country forward."
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Romney, Ryan to stump together in Virginia after debate
September 30th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan to stump together in Virginia after debate

(CNN) – Republican nominee Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will campaign together in the swing state of Virginia on Thursday, a day after the first presidential debate.

The Romney campaign will hold an afternoon rally in Fishersville, Virginia, guest starring country music artist Trace Adkins.
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Poll: Warren still ahead in Mass. Senate race
September 30th, 2012
04:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Warren still ahead in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) - A new poll indicates Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is holding on to her narrow margin over incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, but nearly a fifth of voters say they're still undecided.

Forty-three percent of likely voters back Warren, while 38% support Brown, according to the Boston Globe poll released Sunday.
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Record number of justices attend Red Mass
September 30th, 2012
04:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Record number of justices attend Red Mass

Washington (CNN) - Six of the nine Supreme Court justices attended the annual Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sunday. The event’s speakers spoke about using faith in decision-making but largely stayed away from the controversial issues the court will face in the coming months.

Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Anthony Kennedy and Justice Elena Kagan all attended the 60th annual Mass. This was Kagan’s first Red Mass.

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