With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow
August 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.

The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
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July 13th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
2 years ago

The pros and cons of Condi

(CNN) - Condoleezza Rice for vice president?

Before we go A-to-Z with pros and cons, let's start with why Romney's team might have floated the Condi trial balloon now.

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Condoleezza Rice
Condi Rice speculation stokes conservative reaction
July 13th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
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Condi Rice speculation stokes conservative reaction

(CNN) – Condoleezza Rice has indicated she is firm in her opposition to joining Mitt Romney's ticket as vice president but that hasn't stopped the speculation that she might be the one.

Late Thursday, conservative blog Drudge laid out who they think Romney will pick in clear form with the headline "Romney Narrows VP Choices; Condi as Frontrunner."
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Filed under: Condoleezza Rice • Mitt Romney • Veepstakes
July 13th, 2012
09:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Report sparks speculation of Rice as Romney running mate

(CNN) – While Mitt Romney was raising money in Wyoming with former Vice President Dick Cheney, a screaming headline on a popular and influential conservative website stirred speculation about whom the presumptive GOP presidential nominee will choose as his running mate.

The headline on the Drudge Report Thursday night: Romney had narrowed the field of prospective candidates to a handful, according to sources, "and a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks.' "
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Rice on being VP: 'No way'
June 26th, 2012
09:14 AM ET
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Rice on being VP: 'No way'

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday shot down speculation that she could appear on the GOP presidential ticket with Mitt Romney.

"I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she said on CBS's "This Morning."
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Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women
June 25th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women

Washington (CNN) – Condoleezza Rice will host her first Washington, D.C. fund-raiser Monday night in support of ShePAC, a super PAC focused on supporting Republican women.

Former Secretary of State Rice will lead a private briefing for GOP women serving in the House and Senate, a larger briefing for members and deliver remarks to a general reception, according to an adviser to the PAC.
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Condoleezza Rice to endorse Romney
May 30th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Condoleezza Rice to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, campaign sources told CNN. Rice also confirmed news of the endorsement.

Rice served as secretary of state from 2005-2009 under former President George W. Bush. Before that she was Bush's national security adviser.
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Filed under: 2012 • Condoleezza Rice • Mitt Romney
CNN Poll: Republicans divided on VP choice
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Sen. Rick Santorum or Pennsylvania, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie top the CNN/ORC poll.
April 18th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Republicans divided on VP choice

Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?

According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision.

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Gingrich intrigued by a Rice-Biden VP face-off
December 28th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich intrigued by a Rice-Biden VP face-off

Decorah, Iowa (CNN) – Vice Presidential nominee Condoleezza Rice? Newt Gingrich considered the idea when a woman told the GOP presidential candidate she’d like to see the former secretary of state debate Vice President Joe Biden.

“I would say that that would be about as great a mismatch of knowledge versus ignorance as we’ve seen,” Gingrich told a crowded basement at Mabes Pizza on Tuesday night.

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Rice says candidates should appear interested in foreign policy
November 20th, 2011
09:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Rice says candidates should appear interested in foreign policy

(CNN) - In a week when Herman Cain said he was “not supposed to know anything about foreign policy,” the most recent Republican secretary of state said candidates needed to at least to have a symbolic interest in America’s foreign affairs.

“First of all, a potential president has to know the role of the United States of America and that it's an exceptional role, that we have, in fact, been willing to bear a lot of burdens over the last 60 plus years in order to promote a balance of power favor that favors freedom,” Condoleezza Rice said in an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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