A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016
November 3rd, 2013
12:41 PM ET
10 months ago

A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016

Washington (CNN) РFormer GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissed reports that he passed over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his running mate because of Christie’s weight.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," the former Massachusetts governor told David Gregory that Christie's size and health had nothing to do with his not being picked for the GOP ticket.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz
November 1st, 2013
04:14 PM ET
10 months ago

Report: Ethics troubles complicated Christie's chances for 2012 ticket

Washington (CNN) - Ethics troubles complicated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances of becoming Mitt Romney's running mate last year, The New York Times reports is in an upcoming chronicle of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Times reported that too many questions remained after Christie completed the vetting process and Romney had lingering concerns.

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
10 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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CNN wins Emmy for 'Election Night' coverage
October 2nd, 2013
12:05 AM ET
11 months ago

CNN wins Emmy for 'Election Night' coverage

(CNN) – Some 11 months after President Barack Obama beat out Mitt Romney, CNN itself emerged as a winner - taking home an Emmy for its Election Night coverage, as well as two others for its coverage of race in America and unrest in Syria and Afghanistan.

The Election Night honor wasn't CNN's only Emmy victory.

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Filed under: 2012
Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
11 months ago

Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach

Washington (CNN) – After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by more than 40% in 2012, the Republican Party has started an effort to rebrand itself to be more attractive to the growing demographic.

But that's not going to be easy, according to the results of a new poll released Friday, and will require the Republican Party to turn back the a belief among Latinos that the party doesn't care about them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Republican • RNC
Inside the bubble: 9 secrets from the 2012 race
September 3rd, 2013
12:59 PM ET
12 months ago

Inside the bubble: 9 secrets from the 2012 race

Washington (CNN) – Don't want to read a 95-page treatise on the high velocity nature of modern political reporting and its impact on presidential politics?

Cool. We've got you covered.

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Filed under: 2012
Christie threatened to use the f-bomb in GOP convention speech
July 2nd, 2013
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie threatened to use the f-bomb in GOP convention speech

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top campaign surrogate for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, threatened to say "f***" during his live, prime time convention speech last August, according to an upcoming book by The Washington Post's Dan Balz.

The title, "Collision 2012," details a tense moment when the director of the Republican National Convention ordered his crew to cut an introduction video for Christie just minutes before he was set to take the stage.
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Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme
June 26th, 2013
09:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme

Washington (CNN) - A Tennessee man was indicted Wednesday, accused of making a false claim that he had obtained tax returns for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and then trying to extort money for them, federal prosecutors said.

Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin is charged with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion. It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Brown had an attorney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes • Tennessee
Christie: Was I supposed to wear my Romney sweatshirt?
June 21st, 2013
01:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie: Was I supposed to wear my Romney sweatshirt?

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday continued to defend his appearance with President Barack Obama last year when the president came to survey the damage from Superstorm Sandy, just days before the presidential election

Critics decried the Republican governor for standing side-by-side with Obama, arguing Christie, who served as a top surrogate for GOP nominee Mitt Romney, helped bolster the president's image shortly before voters took to the polls.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Priebus: Romney was vulnerable like a "duck on the pond"
June 15th, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Priebus: Romney was vulnerable like a "duck on the pond"

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican Party official on Saturday urged conservatives to unite behind his plan to revitalize the party and deliver electoral success in the upcoming midterm and presidential elections.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the party must avoid the situation of 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, where he was left sitting as a "duck on the pond."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus • Republican Party
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