October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons
October 30th, 2013
12:38 PM ET
6 months ago

Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons

(CNN) - Hours before President Barack Obama's event on Wednesday in Boston promoting his health care law, his Republican challenger from last year's election criticized Obamacare.

White House officials say the President, appearing in the backyard of Mitt Romney, will say in a speech that the Affordable Care Act is based largely on the health care law that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee implemented as governor of Massachusetts last decade.

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Filed under: Health care • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 11th, 2013
05:43 PM ET
6 months ago

Mitt Romney gets his car elevator

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney cleared a final hurdle Friday in building a new house in California, a house that will include a four-car garage with an elevator for the vehicles.

Romney had already gotten zoning permission from the city of San Diego to demolish the 3,100 square foot home he owns in the La Jolla neighborhood and erect an 11,000 square foot mansion in its place. Plans for the home were put on hold until after the 2012 election.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney
September 27th, 2013
06:43 PM ET
7 months ago

Hispanic outreach: Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012

(CNN) – Mitt Romney has had some time to reflect on what went wrong last November. His main conclusion: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his immigration stance well enough.

"The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity," Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the lesson to be learned for GOP presidential campaigns of the future.
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Filed under: Immigration • Mitt Romney
September 27th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
7 months ago

Exclusive: Romney disagrees with House GOP ‘tactics’ on Obamacare

(CNN) – Mitt Romney thinks Obamacare is a bad law that will hurt the country, but disagrees with how conservatives in Washington are trying to get rid of it.

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said using the politically charged Affordable Care Act as a wedge in Washington’s fiscal wars is counterproductive.

Romney on Iran | Romney on Syria

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown • Mitt Romney
Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia
September 25th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
7 months ago

Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is headlining a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli Wednesday in McLean, Virginia.

Cuccinelli, the Commonwealth's attorney general, is the Republican nominee in this November's Virginia gubernatorial election.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Mitt Romney • Virginia
Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win
August 6th, 2013
07:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win

Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET on 8/6

(CNN) – It was some of the harshest criticism directed at Mitt Romney during his 2012 GOP primary battle: he was the “safe” candidate the establishment thought had the best shot of beating President Barack Obama.

And despite his general election loss, Romney still says his best advice for early state voters is to back a candidate with a viable shot of taking the White House.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
August 4th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
9 months ago

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

Washington (CNN) – It's August, the dog days of summer, and President Barack Obama and Congress are making a break from the nation's capital. The president heads West for a quick trip on the economy that includes a visit with Jay Leno, while federal lawmakers begin their five-week summer recess.

Mitt Romney, a couple men who might have hopes of being the next Republican presidential nominee, and a first-term congressman from Arkansas also will be political stories in the week ahead.

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Filed under: 2016 • Congress • Mitt Romney • President Obama
July 23rd, 2013
08:14 AM ET
9 months ago

Tweet of the Day: Romney has another grandbaby

(CNN) - While the world's eye was on the royal baby Monday, plenty of other children came into the world, including Mitt Romney's latest grandchild–also a boy. "#22," he notes in his tweet.

In a nod to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Romney said his family is also "royally blessed."

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Tweet of the Day
Romney staffers reuniting to help anti-Hillary super PAC
July 17th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney staffers reuniting to help anti-Hillary super PAC

Washington (CNN) – Some of the top members of Mitt Romney's two presidential campaigns are teaming up in the nation's capital next week for a reception and dinner designed to raise money for a new pro-GOP opposition research shop.

According to an invitation obtained by CNN, the July 23 event is being put together by Matt Rhodes, the Romney 2012 campaign manager who earlier this year was one of the founders of the America Rising PAC. The group's mission is to track and gather opposition research on leading Democrats in the 2014 and 2016 cycles. It recently was behind the startup of the Stop Hillary PAC, which was formed to attack Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016.
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Filed under: America Rising • Mitt Romney
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