Tweet of the Day: Pawlenty finally fires back
June 16th, 2011
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Pawlenty finally fires back

@timpawlenty: On seizing debate opportunity re: healthcare: Me 0, Mitt 1. On doing healthcare reform the right way as governor: Me 1, Mitt 0

Romney called out for 'haughty' behavior
June 15th, 2011
11:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney called out for 'haughty' behavior

(CNN) - Days after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored big political points in New Hampshire at CNN's first GOP Presidential Primary debate, some say the candidate let his victory go to his head.

An editorial in the first-in-the-nation-primary state's Union-Leader, also a co-sponsor of the debate, scourged Romney for acting "high-falutin'" and "haughty."
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Focus group's satisfaction grows for GOP field during debate
June 14th, 2011
08:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Focus group's satisfaction grows for GOP field during debate

Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) - They squinted and stared, laughed and frowned and furiously twisted little gray knobs, giving political analysts a critical early look into the minds of Republican voters.

And what did researchers see there? An energized party fairly champing at the bit for the coming presidential election.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
Bachmann draws new attention after GOP debate
June 14th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann draws new attention after GOP debate

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's newly official presidential bid drew fresh eyes Tuesday after complimentary reviews of her performance in a face-off with her Republican rivals.

Several CNN analysts declared her one of the winners of the CNN-sponsored New Hampshire GOP debate Monday night, while House Speaker John Boehner said the third-term congresswoman "did a really good job last night."

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Boehner praises Bachmann
June 14th, 2011
10:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Boehner praises Bachmann

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the 2012 Republican presidential field, on Tuesday praised Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), who officially joined the race during Monday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire.

"I think she did a really good job last night," Boehner said when asked about Bachmann's performance in the CNN debate. "I think she is a bright member of our caucus. It's one of the reasons why I appointed her to the intelligence committee."
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Video: The New Hampshire 2012 debate in full
June 14th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Video: The New Hampshire 2012 debate in full

(CNN) - Monday night's GOP debate in Manchester, New Hampshire provided the first look at most of the viable contenders for the Republican nomination on one stage. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul fielded questions from moderator John King, audience members at St. Anselm University and viewers at home who submitted their questions via social media.

Miss the debate? Click through to catch up on what you missed.
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June 14th, 2011
07:25 AM ET
CNN analysts: Winners and losers of Monday's GOP debate
June 14th, 2011
07:25 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN analysts: Winners and losers of Monday's GOP debate

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Seven Republican candidates faced off on Monday in the first debate in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary of the 2012 election.

Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum addressed issues ranging from the debt ceiling to abortion rights.

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June 14th, 2011
07:12 AM ET
Bachmann fine print – What about the House re-election campaign?
June 14th, 2011
12:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann fine print – What about the House re-election campaign?

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is officially running for president, she is not running for re-election to her seat in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District.

But if her presidential hopes don't pan out, could she keep the re-election plan - as a back-up plan?

Perhaps.
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