Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down
August 29th, 2014
07:32 PM ET
16 hours ago

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

(CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

"With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted," Benton said in a statement issued by McConnell's campaign. "Effective Saturday, August 30th, I will no longer be the 'Team Mitch' campaign manager."

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitch McConnell • Ron Paul
June 12th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
3 months ago

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

(CNN) - A comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality by Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising eyebrows.

At a speech in San Francisco, the longtime Republican governor - who ran for the White House in 2012 and is considering another bid in 2016 - was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
Iowa poll gauges support for presidential retreads
March 9th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
6 months ago

Iowa poll gauges support for presidential retreads

(CNN) – A new survey asked Iowa voters about potential presidential candidates who’ve already run for the White House, and the results show some good news for Republicans Mike Huckabee and Paul Ryan.

But for Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa GOP caucuses in 2012 by a razor-thin margin, and Rick Perry, the results indicate Hawkeye State Republicans aren't quite as excited about the prospects of another presidential bid by the former Pennsylvania senator and the Texas governor. FULL POST


Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Mike Huckabee • Paul Ryan • Polls • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
March 9th, 2014
02:51 PM ET
6 months ago

A 2012 GOP reunion

Updated 4:30 p.m. ET, 3/9/2014

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP presidential nominee, and his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, tweeted Sunday that they bumped into each other at the airport.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Twitter
First on CNN: New Santorum book coming this spring
January 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: New Santorum book coming this spring

(CNN) - Rick Santorum has a new book in the works.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate will release "Blue Collar Conservatives" this spring.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Santorum
New polling low for Obama in crucial state
December 18th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
9 months ago

New polling low for Obama in crucial state

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's hitting a new low in the state that propelled him toward the White House.

The President's approval rating stands at 38% and his disapproval rating at 59% in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa voters. The 39% figure is Obama's lowest approval rating in Quinnipiac polling in the Hawkeye State.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2014 • Iowa • President Obama
Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups
December 13th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
9 months ago

Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee appears to be thinking of doing in 2016 what he didn't do in 2012: Make another bid for the White House.

The pastor, former Arkansas governor, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, who ran a strong second in the primaries and caucuses to eventual GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, is starting to talk like someone who is contemplating another national run.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Arkansas • Mike Huckabee
Poll suggests Obamacare could have cost Obama second term
November 19th, 2013
12:52 PM ET
10 months ago

Poll suggests Obamacare could have cost Obama second term

Updated 11/19/2013 at 1:33 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN) - If you need any more evidence that the disastrous roll out of the new health care law is taking a toll on President Barack Obama's plunging approval ratings, a new survey provides the proof.

And an ABC News/Washington Post poll also suggests that if the 2012 presidential election between the President and GOP challenger Mitt Romney were held today, Romney would hold a slight lead in the popular vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Obamacare • President Obama
November 18th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
10 months ago

Ann Romney weighs in on election loss, health care and pancakes

(CNN) - Ann Romney said she and her husband, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, had their shot at the White House and it's now time for others to take on the challenge–but didn't totally rule out another run for office.

"We had our turn, we gave it our all," she said in an interview that aired Monday on CNN's "New Day." "Now I feel like it's time to pass the baton on to someone else…I'm looking at my children and I'm thinking they've got to step up. Other generations have to now step up and take over."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Ann Romney
November 4th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
10 months ago

10 more secrets from campaign 2012

Editor's note: This story contains references to potentially offensive language reportedly used by politicians during the 2012 campaign.

Washington (CNN) - "Double Down," a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 presidential race by the journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is out Tuesday. It's the sequel to "Game Change," their 2008 campaign retrospective that became an HBO film by the same name.

The authors, self-styled ringmasters of Washington's political media "Freak Show," are skilled at creating buzz, packing their book with provocative tidbits and a range of splashy scoops - an impressive feat considering that the Barack Obama-Mitt Romney showdown was the most scrutinized national campaign in American history.

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Filed under: 2012
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