Mix-up leaves Ryan off Faith and Freedom tele-town hall
October 25th, 2012
11:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Mix-up leaves Ryan off Faith and Freedom tele-town hall

Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) – A scheduling mix-up kept Paul Ryan from participating in a tele-town hall Thursday night with conservatives around the nation coordinated by Ralph Reed and the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

At 6 p.m. ET, when the call was supposed to take place, Faith and Freedom Coalition Executive Director Gary Marx got on the line and announced it was being postponed.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Religion
October 25th, 2012
11:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Watch Meatloaf, Romney belt out song

(CNN) - Singer Meatloaf joins presidential candidate Mitt Romney on stage to sing a rendition of "America the Beautiful."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Romney and Portman engage in car talk
October 25th, 2012
11:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney and Portman engage in car talk

Defiance, Ohio (CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman defended Mitt Romney's stance on the auto bailout Thursday night at a rally for the GOP presidential nominee in the heart of Ohio's Rust Belt.

The issue has dominated the airwaves across Ohio, where Democrats have relentlessly pounded Romney for opposing a government bailout of the automotive industry that ended up saving thousands of jobs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rob Portman
Sheldon Adelson and wife give $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC
October 25th, 2012
11:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Sheldon Adelson and wife give $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC

Washington (CNN) - Thanks to $10 million in new donations from Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised more than $20 million during the first half of this month, according to a financial disclosure form filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday.

The group had more than $36 million cash on hand, and spent $12 million, as of October 17.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
October 25th, 2012
10:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama video compares voting to losing virginity

(CNN) – Conservatives seemed to collectively gasp Thursday night when a web video from President Barack Obama's campaign slyly compared a person's first time voting to losing one's virginity.

The star of the video, Lena Dunham, created and stars in the HBO show "Girls." In the video, she appears in a close-up shot explaining the first time she voted.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
October 25th, 2012
10:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu cites race as factor for Powell’s Obama endorsement

(CNN) - John Sununu, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Thursday that Colin Powell’s repeat endorsement of President Barack Obama could be explained partly by the two men’s shared race.

Speaking on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Sununu downplayed the importance of the former secretary of state’s endorsement, pointing to the support Romney’s received from former President George H.W. Bush. He went on to explain that Powell’s endorsement of Obama didn’t rely solely on the political issues at hand.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colin Powell • John Sununu • President Obama
Obama ends sprint in important Ohio
October 25th, 2012
09:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ends sprint in important Ohio

Cleveland (CNN) - President Barack Obama capped off his 48 hours of campaigning at an Ohio rally Thursday complete with the most presidential of backdrops – Air Force One.

The president de-planed in Cleveland to address supporters on the tarmac and once again encouraged early voting, something he did himself earlier in the day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Va. congressmen seek probe of trashed voter registration forms
October 25th, 2012
08:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Va. congressmen seek probe of trashed voter registration forms

Washington (CNN) – The Justice Department on Thursday was reviewing a request from Virginia Democratic lawmakers to launch an inquiry into a firm that hired a worker who allegedly destroyed voter registration applications.

Congressmen Jim Moran, Bobby Scott and Gerry Connolly on Wednesday asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a Republican-hired firm, Pinpoint, amid allegations of voter fraud.

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Filed under: 2012 • Justice Department
Polls: Dead heat in Colorado; Obama with slight advantage in Nevada
October 25th, 2012
07:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Dead heat in Colorado; Obama with slight advantage in Nevada

(CNN) - New polls of likely voters in two battleground states released Thursday show President Barack Obama with a slight advantage in Nevada but tied with Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Colorado.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday - entirely after Monday's third and final presidential debate. In Colorado, the race is tied at 48% for each candidate, while in Nevada voters split 50% for Obama and 47% for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Nevada
Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October
October 25th, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort brought in $90.5 million in the first part of October, lower than the nearly $112 million raised by his rival Mitt Romney during the same period.

Obama's team made the announcement on the president's official Twitter page. They also noted the new haul came from more than 1.2 million donors, with more than 200,000 who had never before contributed to the Democratic effort.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
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