Santorum, Gingrich to appear at Alabama candidates' forum
March 7th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum, Gingrich to appear at Alabama candidates' forum

Atlanta (CNN) - On the eve of the Alabama primary, Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear at a forum next Monday night sponsored by the state party.

The event, to be sponsored by the Alabama Republican party, is expected to attract thousands of attendees and major national attention, party officials told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Citing competence, Alabama paper endorses Romney
March 7th, 2012
02:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Citing competence, Alabama paper endorses Romney

(CNN) – One of Alabama's largest papers endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, arguing he would bring a level of business and government competence unparalleled in the GOP field to the White House.

Romney was an "extremely successful businessman and was a very competent governor who accomplished much of his agenda by working across party lines," the Birmingham News said, explaining he has engaged in "shape-shifting... to appeal to conservative primary voters who believe he is too moderate."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
March 6th, 2012
06:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich shoots for the moon on Super Tuesday

Huntsville, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich took an Alabama detour on Super Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to space exploration and science with a visit to space camp.

Saturday Night Live and his Republican presidential opponents lampooned Gingrich after a speech in January in which he called for an American base on the moon by 2020.

Tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Newt Gingrich
CNN.com Live: campaigning for Super Tuesday and beyond
March 6th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN.com Live: campaigning for Super Tuesday and beyond

Atlanta (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is looking beyond Super Tuesday as his rivals keep their focus on the biggest day so far in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. At stake, 419 delegates.

Gingrich heads to Alabama early this afternoon for two campaign events before returning to Atlanta for Election Night. The former House speaker is expected to easily win his home state of Georgia, which he has said is crucial to his campaign for the nomination. But Gingrich's decision to campaign in Alabama, which holds a primary next week, is a clear sign the former speaker has no intention of dropping out of the race even if he performs poorly outside of Georgia.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, today at 12 p.m. ET. Then tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of Super Tuesday, and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • North Dakota • Ohio • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Gingrich to throw down debate gauntlet
March 5th, 2012
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich to throw down debate gauntlet

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich will challenge his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination to a debate next week, the former House speaker said Monday.

Gingrich said he expects to extend the invitation Tuesday for a forum in Mississippi or Alabama, where voters head to the polls on March 13.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich
Cain tells Paul supporters to 'be respectful' during speech
October 29th, 2011
01:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain tells Paul supporters to 'be respectful' during speech

(CNN) –- Herman Cain spoke to a rowdy crowd of supporters in Alabama Saturday – they just weren’t all his.

Trying to make a point about foreign policy, Cain was loudly interrupted by spectators in the crowd waving Ron Paul signs and yelling, “That is absurd.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Herman Cain
Cain: Alabama matters
October 28th, 2011
06:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: Alabama matters

(CNN) – With a little more than two months until the early voting season kicks off in Iowa, Herman Cain is spending precious campaign time in states that vote later in the primary calendar.

Making multiple stops in Alabama on Friday, Cain sought to justify his unorthodox campaign schedule by arguing that "Alabama matters!"
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Herman Cain
Through the laughs, Cain defends his serious side
October 28th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Through the laughs, Cain defends his serious side

(CNN) - Herman Cain assured supporters he was "in it to win it" Friday morning on a campaign stop in Alabama, a state that doesn't hold its primary until March 13.

"I wouldn't be running if I didn't believe we could take back our government," Cain said, answering critics who've asked if his campaign was serious enough to hold onto his sudden front-runner status. "I wouldn't be running if I didn't believe we wouldn't get the Republican nomination."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Herman Cain
Homeland chief: Feds won't help Alabama implement immigration law
October 26th, 2011
08:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Homeland chief: Feds won't help Alabama implement immigration law

Washington (CNN) - The Department of Homeland Security is not helping Alabama as it tries to implement its controversial new immigration law, Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

In response to questions from House Judiciary Committee members, Napolitano stressed her department is working with the Department of Justice, which is challenging the law, and it's not clear what the full impact of the measure might be.

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Filed under: Alabama • Immigration • Justice Department
Appeals court blocks parts of Alabama immigration law
October 14th, 2011
01:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Appeals court blocks parts of Alabama immigration law

(CNN) - A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of parts of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Alabama.

The injunction issued Friday from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta came after the U.S. Justice Department - supported by a coalition of immigrant rights groups - requested the legislation, known as HB 56, be put on hold until the larger constitutional questions can be addressed, a process that could take some months at least.

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Filed under: Alabama • Immigration
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