Romney holds final fund-raiser of 2012 campaign, aide says
October 20th, 2012
11:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney holds final fund-raiser of 2012 campaign, aide says

(CNN) - Put down that checkbook: Mitt Romney's formal fund-raiser season is over.

Just over two weeks out from Election Day, the Republican presidential candidate held on Saturday night his final formal fund-raising event, spokesman Rick Gorka said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
October 20th, 2012
08:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Ann Romney shares her MS story with supporters in Florida

(CNN) - Ann Romney opened up about her struggles with multiple sclerosis while speaking Saturday with patrons at a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shared some of her personal experiences when she met a woman who also suffers from the nervous system disease.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Florida
White House denies report of agreement for US-Iran nuclear talks
October 20th, 2012
08:32 PM ET
1 year ago

White House denies report of agreement for US-Iran nuclear talks

(CNN) - The White House denied a report Saturday that said the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks over Iran’s nuclear program.

Such talks, as reported by The New York Times, would be a first.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Ohio newspaper again backs Obama, though with 'less enthusiasm or optimism'
October 20th, 2012
08:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Ohio newspaper again backs Obama, though with 'less enthusiasm or optimism'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama again secured the endorsement of Ohio's largest newspaper, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer gave it with far less enthusiasm than in 2008.

The paper said Obama has fumbled and "often been his own worst enemy," but he has the potential to continue economic growth after leading "the nation back from the brink of depression."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Paul Ryan to take a fundraising swing next week
October 20th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan to take a fundraising swing next week

(CNN) - Paul Ryan will spend a number of days in Republican stronghold states next week, not to win over more voters but instead to help the GOP fill its campaign coffers.

While the Republican vice-presidential nominee has spent a majority of his time campaigning in battleground states such as Ohio, Virginia and Florida, it is notable the campaign is sending Ryan on a fundraising push less than two weeks before Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
October 20th, 2012
07:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Jackson addresses constituents, describes long 'road to recovery'

(CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson spoke out Saturday on the circumstances surrounding his months-long absence from the public eye, saying in a recorded phone call to his Illinois constituents that he has "undergone medical treatment to address several serious health issues."

"Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they've been difficult to sort through," he said in the call, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WBBM. "I am human, I am doing my best, and I am trying to sort through them all."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr.
Nevada paper goes for Romney over Obama
October 20th, 2012
05:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Nevada paper goes for Romney over Obama

(CNN) – Another swing state newspaper weighed in with an endorsement in the presidential race on Saturday.

The Reno Gazette-Journal threw its weight behind Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying "Obama cannot avoid the consequences of poor decisions and misplaced priorities." But the paper did so somewhat hesitantly.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
Obama to pull 'all-nighter' for key battleground votes
October 20th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to pull 'all-nighter' for key battleground votes

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will embark on a whirlwind tour of battleground states Wednesday in Iowa before becoming the first sitting president in modern history to cast an early ballot in-person.

On the "non-stop" tour, Obama will rally supporters and volunteers in key swing states and try to appeal to undecided voters. The president will make phone calls to undecided voters while aboard Air Force One in between his tightly packed schedule of campaign stops.
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Filed under: Colorado • Iowa • Nevada • Ohio • President Obama • Virginia
Ryan zeroes in on energy jobs in Pennsylvania
October 20th, 2012
01:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan zeroes in on energy jobs in Pennsylvania

Moon Township, Pennsylvania (CNN) - GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan zeroed in on energy jobs and waved a Terrible Towel when he visited Steelers country on Saturday.

In an appeal for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Mitt Romney's running mate warned of another four years of President Barack Obama's energy policies and pointed to a major pocketbook issue to make his point.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Pennsylvania
October 20th, 2012
12:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Races in Florida, Ohio remains tight after second debate

(CNN) - New polls of the two largest battlegrounds in the race for the White House show a close contest following the second presidential debate.

In Florida, where there are 29 electoral votes, 48% of likely voters said they back GOP challenger Mitt Romney, and 45% said they support President Barack Obama, according to a Fox News poll of likely voters. Those results are in line with Friday's CNN/ORC International poll of likely Florida voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
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