John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire
July 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET
2 weeks ago

John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire

(CNN) - John Bolton's super PAC is making its first foray into New Hampshire with an online ad attacking a Democratic congresswoman for fumbling an answer on Benghazi.

A former U.N. ambassador, Bolton and his group aim to make national security a major issue on the campaign trail and is supporting Republican candidates in tight midterm contests.

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Filed under: John Bolton • New Hampshire
Romney takes stage with lively trio
January 13th, 2012
10:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney takes stage with lively trio

Hilton Head, South Carolina (CNN) – Mitt Romney took the stage at a veterans event Friday in Hilton Head surrounded by a trio of high-profile supporters who defended the presidential candidate, as well as injected enthusiasm and a bit of unpredictability into the evening.

Sen. John McCain, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Ambassador John Bolton spoke with Romney before a packed audience in a small room at a Hilton Head hotel, where voters crammed into an overflow room and listened from a balcony.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Bolton • John McCain • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
John Bolton endorses Romney
January 11th, 2012
10:07 PM ET
2 years ago

John Bolton endorses Romney

(CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday.

Bolton made the endorsement on Fox News Channel, where he is a paid contributor.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Bolton • Mitt Romney
Bolton won't run for president
September 7th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Bolton won't run for president

(CNN) – Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton announced Tuesday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Bolton, who publicly discussed a bid for months, made the announcement on Fox News, where he is a contributor, and subsequently on Twitter.
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Cain wins Denver straw poll
July 31st, 2011
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain wins Denver straw poll

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won the Western Conservative Summit 2011 Denver Presidential Straw Poll Sunday, 35 points ahead of second-place finisher Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has yet to announce a bid for the White House.

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and radio host, received 48 percent followed by Perry with 13 percent; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 10 percent and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with 9 percent. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, who has said he will decide about a 2012 bid by September, received 4 percent. The other declared and non-declared candidates garnered fewer than 4 percent support.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • John Bolton • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Fox News' contributor conundrum
March 3rd, 2011
03:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Fox News' contributor conundrum

(CNN) – In the wake of the contributor contract suspensions of two possible candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, Fox News has left unaddressed what it will do with three other contributors who remain on its payroll but also appear to be mulling bids for the presidency.

Fox News suspended the contributor contracts of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum Wednesday. But continuing in roles at the network are former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, host of a weekend show on Fox News, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a regular Fox News contributor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • John Bolton • Mike Huckabee • Sarah Palin
Bolton: Obama administration 'plain wrong' on Egypt
February 12th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bolton: Obama administration 'plain wrong' on Egypt

Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton condemned President Obama as "weak" and "indecisive" on foreign affairs while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday.

And specifically on the topic of the revolution in Egypt, Bolton stated "We don't have the leadership in the White House that can deal with it."
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • John Bolton
Egypt becomes 2012 fodder
January 31st, 2011
07:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Egypt becomes 2012 fodder

(CNN) - Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates are slowly wading into the uprising in Egypt, all concerned about the ripple effects throughout the world.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty went the furthest, calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
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Filed under: Egypt • John Bolton • Mike Huckabee • Rick Santorum • Tim Pawlenty
GOPer 'considering' an Obama challenge
November 28th, 2010
04:55 PM ET
4 years ago

GOPer 'considering' an Obama challenge

(CNN) – Another Republican has voiced interest in challenging President Obama for the White House in 2012.

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday he's "considering" a run.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Bolton
August 30th, 2010
10:12 AM ET
4 years ago

2012 Watch: Bolton considering a presidential run?

 John Bolton is suggesting he may consider a run for the presidency in an effort to highlight national security issues.
John Bolton is suggesting he may consider a run for the presidency in an effort to highlight national security issues.

(CNN) – John Bolton, the controversial former United Nations Ambassador under President George W. Bush, is suggesting he may consider a run for the presidency in an effort to highlight national security issues.

In an interview with the conservative website The Daily Caller published Monday, Bolton – who himself has never sought federal office and is not considered to be among the long list of Republicans considering a 2012 bid – wouldn't explicitly rule out a presidential run.

"In the sense that I want to make sure that not only in the Republican Party, but in the body politic as a whole, people are aware of threats that remain to the United States," he said when asked if he would consider a run. "You know, as somebody who writes Op-Eds and appears on the television, I appreciate as well as anybody that… there is a limit to what that accomplishes. Whereas, some governor from some state in the middle of the country announces for president they get enormous coverage even if their views are utterly uninformed on major issues."

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Filed under: 2012 • John Bolton