Washington (CNN) – What a difference a couple of weeks make.
In late September Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the front-runner in national polls of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But a new CNN Poll of Polls of the GOP race indicates that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is on top of the field of candidates with Perry in the third slot.
Washington (CNN) – With characteristic brio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie informed the world Tuesday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
"New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me," Christie said at a press conference in Trenton.
Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans expect the Republicans to win next year's presidential election, according to a new national poll.
An ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates that 55% of the public expects the GOP to recapture the White House in the 2012 election, with 37% saying they expect President Barack Obama to win re-election.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A top adviser to Rudy Giuliani visited New Hampshire for meetings with state officials Wednesday, signaling the former New York mayor is still flirting with a presidential run, confirmed a source close to the former mayor.
Top adviser Jake Menges was in the state today meeting with supporters and potential staffers and asking some friends to keep their powder dry until Giuliani makes a decision, the source said.
(CNN) – In the midst of Chris Christie's cross-country sweep, the New Jersey governor is experiencing a resurgence in home state popularity.
According to a new survey released Tuesday, the chief executive's approval ratings have recovered from a dismal spring.
Washington (CNN) – Donald Trump emerged from his Monday afternoon sit-down with Mitt Romney more at ease with the GOP candidate's take on views they share: China's predominance in the global economy and OPEC's proclivities to raise the price of oil as a measure to offset U.S. economic gains.
"We hit it off really well, better than I had anticipated," Trump said Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - An "inferior" debate performance won't hurt Rick Perry in the long run, said the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was asked at a press availability Monday about the Texas governor's widely panned performance at a GOP debate last week.
Washington (CNN) – His endorsement highly sought after, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is concerned the eventual GOP presidential nominee will not seize the opportunity to make a strong case for conservative economic policies, instead relying on his or her status as the "default option," or the alternative to the current political landscape, as a strategy for winning the White House.
"Now I think it's pretty clear that there's a good chance (President Barack Obama) will be running under really adverse economic conditions," he explained.
(CNN) - With regard to supporters, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is now heavy one ex-candidate.
A few hours after Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's congressional office confirmed the dissolution of his presidential campaign to CNN on Thursday, his campaign released a statement saying he would be backing Romney's bid for the White House.
Washington (CNNMoney) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose - including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.
"We need to work very hard to try to peel off things that we can actually agree on," Cantor said at a summit hosted by the American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank created by deficit hawk Doug Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director.FULL STORY