Some Romney backers still frustrated with state of campaign
September 21st, 2012
01:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Some Romney backers still frustrated with state of campaign

Washington (CNN) - Some financial backers of Mitt Romney's campaign are still not happy with some of its messaging and execution but hope the recently announced adjustments it is enacting will help make the race more competitive.

"I wish he would continue to show who he is…I think he is holding back," one major bundler, a person who raises a large amount of money for the campaign, told CNN when asked about Romney as a candidate. "I am a little frustrated."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
Despite Obama cash haul, GOP sees big month over Dems
September 21st, 2012
12:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Despite Obama cash haul, GOP sees big month over Dems

(CNN) – While President Barack Obama's campaign outraised Mitt Romney's team last month for the first time since April, records show the Republican National Committee still has an advantage over its Democratic counterpart.

The RNC took in a record $35.6 million in August, compared to $13.6 million for the Democratic National Committee, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • RNC
Romney campaign invites financial supporters to New York City retreat
September 21st, 2012
10:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign invites financial supporters to New York City retreat

Washington (CNN) - The Romney campaign is inviting major donors and bundlers to a fall retreat set for October in New York City, CNN has learned.

According to an invitation, obtained by CNN, financial backers are invited to events spanning three days day scheduled to coincide with the second presidential debate, which is being held on Long Island, New York.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New York
Cain says he'd be winning
September 21st, 2012
09:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Cain says he'd be winning

(CNN) – Herman Cain, the one-time frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, offered reporters in Florida Thursday some speculation on what could have been if he had remained in the race.

According to the Gainesville Sun, Cain said he would have a "substantial lead" over President Barack Obama if he were the Republican nominee instead of Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
A presidential race good to the last bite
September 21st, 2012
09:51 AM ET
2 years ago

A presidential race good to the last bite

(CNN) - Watching the presidential election play out, it's easy to see that campaigning is a crumby business.

So it's nice when, in the middle of the campaign ad clutter, the debates over who built what, the bus tours, the rallies, the polls with that margin of error - to hear a business owner in the gritty, tough, highly coveted battleground state of Ohio ask, "Do you want a cookie?"
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Congress leaves with no real progress on fiscal cliff
September 21st, 2012
08:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Congress leaves with no real progress on fiscal cliff

(CNN) – Despite deep concerns about the economic impact of the looming fiscal cliff and months of talks leading up to this point, Democrats and Republicans are leaving town until after the November elections without making any significant progress resolving their main sticking points.

Meanwhile, economists warn that left unresolved, the fiscal situation could push the country back into a recession.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt
Polls: GOP Senate takeover might be tougher
September 21st, 2012
07:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Polls: GOP Senate takeover might be tougher

Washington (CNN) - It gets second billing to the race for the White House, but the battle for control of the Senate is just as important and fresh polling suggests Democrats in some crucial contests are on the rise.

A Republican tidal wave in the 2010 midterms gave the GOP control of the House of Representatives. They also reduced their deficit in the Senate and set their sights on retaking that chamber this year.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Polls
On the Trail: September 21, 2012
September 21st, 2012
07:21 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 21, 2012

(CNN) - A day after a CNN/ORC poll showed the race in Nevada nearly even (President Obama 49%-Mitt Romney-46%), the GOP nominee heads to the state for a campaign rally. Meanwhile, Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan will address the AARP Life @ 50+ event in New Orleans, Obama via video and Ryan in person.

Obama then makes campaigns stops outside Washington in Northern Virginia. Vice President Biden heads to New Hampshire for a two-day campaign swing.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Brown hits Warren over claim of Native American heritage in first debate
September 21st, 2012
05:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Brown hits Warren over claim of Native American heritage in first debate

(CNN) – The candidates were quick to attack Thursday night in their first debate as they vie for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, delivering pointed barbs on their opponent’s character and record.

Republican Scott Brown pounced on the first question in the hour-long event moderated by WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller – a question about a candidate's character. Brown seized the opportunity to tear into Democrat Elizabeth Warren for a comment that has been a drag on her campaign since last spring for claiming Native American heritage–a claim Brown says could have helped her gain employment as a professor at Harvard Law School.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
Paul Ryan to seniors: Obamacare threatens Medicare
September 21st, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan to seniors: Obamacare threatens Medicare

Washington (CNN) – In a speech to seniors on Friday, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan will warn them about the threat of Obamacare when he appears at the AARP conference after President Barack Obama addresses the group via satellite.

Mitt Romney’s running mate will speak at the AARP Life@50+ conference, held in New Orleans, at 12:30 p.m. ET. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak live, via satellite, at 11:45 a.m. ET. Members of AARP – a nonprofit organization and a powerful lobbying group that boasts of having more than 37 million members – were encouraged to submit questions to the nominees on their website.

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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Paul Ryan
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