Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'
March 9th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'

(CNN) - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney looked past his GOP opponents and focused squarely on President Barack Obama Friday, calling the president's new campaign film a misleading "infomercial" that ignores a slew of alleged administration failures.

Obama's team is "calling it a documentary. I don't think so. It's an infomercial," Romney told a crowd in Jackson, Mississippi. "I have some suggestions for the president and for the (film's) producer. ... Talk to the 24 million Americans who are out of work or underemployed in this country."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Ad spending in Tuesday contest states
March 9th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Ad spending in Tuesday contest states

(CNN) – Campaign ad spending in Alabama and Mississippi (where voters will cast ballots Tuesday) through Thursday afternoon, according to a Republican ad buyer unaffiliated with a campaign or super PAC:

Mitt Romney campaign:
$233,570 in Alabama
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi
March 9th, 2012
11:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll.

The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Romney in Mississippi: 'I like grits'
March 8th, 2012
08:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney in Mississippi: 'I like grits'

Pascagoula, Mississippi (CNN) – Mitt Romney swept into Mississippi Thursday to make his case in a state where he doesn't expect to win.

The former Massachusetts governor, who has struggled to woo voters in the South and faces a string of upcoming contests below the Mason-Dixon line, appealed to a group of about 120 Mississippians by feeling their pain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
March 8th, 2012
07:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi governor endorses Romney

(CNN) - Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday, just days ahead of the state’s primary next week.

"As governor of the state of Mississippi, it is my honor and privilege to endorse my friend, Gov. Mitt Romney as president of the United States," Bryant said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
March 8th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: The South is an 'away game'

Pascagoula, Mississippi (CNN) - The question to Mitt Romney from a talk radio host at WAPI-AM in Birmingham, Alabama was straightforward enough.

"How important is it for you to pick up a southern state," the host asked Romney Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
GOP spotlight turns to Mississippi, Alabama
March 8th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP spotlight turns to Mississippi, Alabama

(CNN) - The Republican presidential candidates turned their focus to the heart of Dixie Thursday, scheduling a series of events in the strongly conservative states of Mississippi and Alabama.

The two states are holding their presidential primaries next Tuesday, along with caucuses to be held in Hawaii and American Samoa. Voters in Kansas and the Virgin Islands weigh in on Saturday.

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Filed under: Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
First on CNN: Santorum super PAC hits Alabama and Mississippi airwaves
March 8th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Santorum super PAC hits Alabama and Mississippi airwaves

(CNN) - The pro-Santorum super PAC Red, White and Blue Fund is buying between $500,000 and $600,000 worth of ads in Alabama and Mississippi.

The ad buy begins Thursday afternoon and will feature a commercial criticizing Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich on health care reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Rick Santorum
Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify
March 7th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify

Atlanta (CNN) - With the recognition that Super Tuesday did not deliver a knock-out punch for Mitt Romney and that the Republican primary contest is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the super PAC supporting Romney's bid has bought almost $1.4 million worth of ads in states that don't vote until the end of March.

The group told CNN it has purchased $937,000 worth of air time in Illinois, which votes on March 20 and $451,000 for commercials in Louisiana, which holds its primary on March 24.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Alabama • Mississippi
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
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