Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Democrats are planning to respond to the Republican presidential candidates who remain the focus in Iowa ahead of Tuesday's caucuses.
The Democratic National Committee opened the Des Moines war room Sunday, which will serve as the "home base for all rapid response activities" including press conferences and media events, according to DNC Press Secretary Melanie Roussell.
(CNN) - Democrats aren't missing a chance to take aim at their favorite target: Republican presidential frontrunner and former Bain Capital executive Mitt Romney.
Randy Johnson, a worker laid off when Bain bought American Pad and Paper Company, will arrive in Des Moines on Sunday to hold a press conference, according to the Democratic National Committee.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's refusal to release his income-tax return became the object of national Democrats' indignation Friday with the release of a web video accusing the GOP hopeful of breaking with a longstanding political tradition.
The Democratic National Committee's spot, called "What is Mitt Romney Hiding," flips though past Republican presidential candidates who have released their income-tax information. The DNC highlights one notable example - George Romney, the candidate's father.
(CNN) - As a not-so-warm welcome for Mitt Romney to New York City as he attends fundraisers Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee will hire an airplane to graze near the city's skyline with a giant banner blasting the GOP presidential candidate.
The 175-foot sign, which reads "Bet You 10k Romney's Out of Touch," swipes Romney over a controversial bet he tried to make with Texas Gov. Rick Perry during Saturday's debate.
(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee continued its offense against Mitt Romney with a new web video on Tuesday, pointing to comments he made nearly 10 years ago saying he held "moderate" and "progressive" views.
The remarks, which he made as a candidate for Massachusetts governor at the time, made a splash when they resurfaced online Tuesday, and the DNC quickly pounced to turn them into an ad targeting the GOP presidential candidate.
(CNN) – Brushing aside his recent spat with Newt Gingrich, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday said he's more geared up for a fight with national Democrats.
"I think it's kinda curious that they want to jump into our primary and try and throw the primary to someone who they think has a better chance of losing to the president," Romney said in an interview on Sean Hannity's radio show. "I'm kind of invigorated by the fact that they've decided to go after me."
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign quickly downplayed comparisons between a TV ad released Monday by the Democratic National Committee and a spot produced last week by the candidate's campaign, saying Democrats weren't upfront about taking Romney's quotes out of context.
"That was a blatant misuse of quote," Romney Communications Director Gail Gitcho said in a conference call featuring New Hampshire supporters of Romney. "Democrats were blatantly taking that quote out of context. I wouldn't suggest any similarities between what we did and what Democrats did today."
(CNN) – Team Romney sought to refute an attack ad from the Democratic National Committee on Monday by painting the former Massachusetts governor as the right choice to what they call President Barack Obama's wrong choice for America.
In a conference call with reporters, former presidential candidate and Romney supporter Tim Pawlenty said Democrats and the Obama campaign are zeroing in on Romney in an effort to tear the frontrunner down before the general election.
(CNN) - Democrats working to keep President Barack Obama in office are targeting Mitt Romney, releasing a television ad Monday that portrays the Republican candidate wavering on important issues like abortion and health care.
The ad is the latest in a string of attempts by the Democratic National Committee to paint the former Massachusetts governor as inconsistent, and is another indication that national Democrats are singularly focused on Romney as the likely opponent to Obama in the 2012 general election.
(CNN) - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate, seemed to be enjoying his chance to bash the Republican presidential candidates Monday, making fun of their national security views and spotlighting what he says are their flip-floppy stances.
Clark was joined in remarks by former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Ret. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton at the National Press Club on the eve of the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C. It will be the last foreign policy-focused debate before the Iowa caucus in January.
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.