Alabama governor votes for Santorum
March 13th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Alabama governor votes for Santorum

Update: An earlier version of this story said the governor had endorsed the candidate, but Bentley insists his vote for the candidate is not an endorsement.

(CNN) - Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama cast his vote for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Tuesday in the state's primary.

Bentley's choice was announced on the nationally syndicated radio program, "The Rick and Bubba Show," by Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Rick Santorum • Robert Bentley
March 12th, 2012
11:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney on hugs from Southern girls

Mobile, Alabama (CNN) - Morning in Mobile dawned dark and stormy Monday, but a thunderstorm hovering over his outdoor event did not dampen Mitt Romney's air of confidence.

The GOP candidate, who has added additional events in Alabama and Mississippi over the past several days, sounded an optimistic note about the results of those state's Tuesday contests.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mitt Romney
New Poll: All knotted up in Alabama
March 12th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
3 years ago

New Poll: All knotted up in Alabama

(CNN) – One day before Alabama holds a Republican primary, a new poll in the state indicates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich narrowly edging out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the top spot in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

According to a survey by American Research Group released Monday, 34% of likely Republican primary voters in Alabama say they are backing Gingrich, with 31% saying they are supporting Romney. Gingrich's three-point margin is within the poll's sampling error, meaning the race is basically all tied up. Twenty-four percent say they back former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, with 6% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and 7% undecided.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags
March 10th, 2012
09:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags

Dothan, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time.

The Republican presidential candidate doesn't have as much money to spend on television advertising as his counterparts, but Gingrich is devoting considerable resources to maximize his online presence.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Facebook • Newt Gingrich • Twitter
Gingrich goes after Santorum in the South
March 9th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich goes after Santorum in the South

Meridian, Mississippi (CNN) – Newt Gingrich ramped up criticism of Rick Santorum Friday as he stakes his White House hopes on southern primary victories in Alabama and Mississippi next week.

Ripping a page from Mitt Romney's campaign playbook, Gingrich aides are working aggressively behind the scenes to tear apart Santorum's record, while on the stump Gingrich directs his criticism at President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich
March 9th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
3 years ago

'Rick and Bubba' press Romney on Mormon faith, Iran

Birmingham, Alabama (CNN) - Hot in pursuit of southern voters before next week's Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Mitt Romney may have gotten more than he bargained for during an appearance on the syndicated "Rick and Bubba Show" Friday morning.

The hosts of the Birmingham-based radio program, Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey, pressed Romney on his Mormon faith, asking him if he believes the United States reigns over Israel as the true Judeo-Christian "Promised Land." The Book of Mormon teaches that America is a "land of promise."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mitt Romney
Ad spending in Tuesday contest states
March 9th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Ad spending in Tuesday contest states

(CNN) – Campaign ad spending in Alabama and Mississippi (where voters will cast ballots Tuesday) through Thursday afternoon, according to a Republican ad buyer unaffiliated with a campaign or super PAC:

Mitt Romney campaign:
$233,570 in Alabama
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
March 8th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: The South is an 'away game'

Pascagoula, Mississippi (CNN) - The question to Mitt Romney from a talk radio host at WAPI-AM in Birmingham, Alabama was straightforward enough.

"How important is it for you to pick up a southern state," the host asked Romney Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
GOP spotlight turns to Mississippi, Alabama
March 8th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP spotlight turns to Mississippi, Alabama

(CNN) - The Republican presidential candidates turned their focus to the heart of Dixie Thursday, scheduling a series of events in the strongly conservative states of Mississippi and Alabama.

The two states are holding their presidential primaries next Tuesday, along with caucuses to be held in Hawaii and American Samoa. Voters in Kansas and the Virgin Islands weigh in on Saturday.

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Filed under: Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
First on CNN: Santorum super PAC hits Alabama and Mississippi airwaves
March 8th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Santorum super PAC hits Alabama and Mississippi airwaves

(CNN) - The pro-Santorum super PAC Red, White and Blue Fund is buying between $500,000 and $600,000 worth of ads in Alabama and Mississippi.

The ad buy begins Thursday afternoon and will feature a commercial criticizing Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich on health care reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Rick Santorum
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