June 13th, 2011
09:22 AM ET
June 13th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN debate: What to watch for

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Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Seven Republicans will be on the stage Monday night at the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader presidential debate, but one candidate will likely be the center of attention.

Thanks to his standing at the top of the most recent horse race polls, his fundraising prowess and his top-flight campaign organization, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is generally considered the front-runner at this early point in the battle for the GOP nomination.

CNN hosts the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate on Monday from Manchester at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
June 13th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

AEI's Norman Ornstein previews Monday's Republican Presidential primary debate in NH

Answering today's six OFF-SET questions is Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. A long-time observer of Congress and politics, Ornstein is an expert on politics and election reform and participates in AEI’s Election Watch series.

Read more on In The Arena's blog, right here.

CNN hosts the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate on Monday from Manchester at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.


Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
CNN Poll: Romney at top of the GOP field
June 13th, 2011
05:30 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Romney at top of the GOP field

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Hours before a major showdown in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination, a new national poll indicates that nearly one in four Republicans say they would most likely support Mitt Romney as their party's nominee.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, the former Massachusetts governor, who's making his second bid for his party's presidential nomination, grabbed the support of 24 percent of Republicans and independent voters who lean toward the GOP, with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at 20 percent, ahead of the rest of the field.

Full results [pdf]

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Hispanic conservatives keep close eye on Republican debate
June 12th, 2011
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic conservatives keep close eye on Republican debate

(CNN) - As Republicans gear up for Monday's presidential debate in New Hampshire, some conservative Hispanics say they'll be watching closely - and they're hoping to see more than the current field of candidates has offered so far.

"There are no good strong candidates that I see, unless (former Florida Gov.) Jeb Bush enters the race," said DeeDee Garcia Blase, who founded the Somos Republicans conservative Hispanic organization. Now, she heads the Tequila Party, a national organization aimed at galvanizing Hispanic voters on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Top 10 memorable debate moments (part three)
June 12th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Top 10 memorable debate moments (part three)

(CNN) - We remember how the nation was surprised when, in 1960, Richard Nixon showed up to the first televised debate with John F. Kennedy looking tired, pasty and with visible razor stubble, a stark contrast to the young, fresh senator form Massachusetts would later take the White House. Or Ronald Reagan quipping to Jimmy Carter in 1980 after one of his attacks on the California governor, “There you go again.”

Over the next few days leading up to CNN’s first Republican debate in New Hampshire on Monday, June 13 at 8 p.m., we’ll take a look at the 10 Most Memorable Moments of recent debates.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
Good morning from New Hampshire
June 12th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Good morning from New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – It's another cool and damp morning here at Saint Anselm College, the site of tomorrow night's CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader Republican presidential debate.

But the weather is not putting a damper on retail politics here in the state that holds the first primary in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
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The seven GOP contenders in CNN's Monday debate
June 12th, 2011
08:38 AM ET
3 years ago

The seven GOP contenders in CNN's Monday debate

(CNN) – CNN will hold the first Republican presidential debate in the critical early voting state of New Hampshire at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.

With the 2012 election a little less than a year and a half away, there are still prominent Republicans who have yet to make a decision on whether they'll make a run for the White House but other contenders have been running for months.

Here's a look at the seven people who will share the stage at Saint Anselm College in Manchester:

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Good morning from the Granite State
June 11th, 2011
10:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Good morning from the Granite State

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - It's raining this morning at St. Anselm College, site of Monday night's CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader Republican presidential debate.

But the inclement weather shouldn't put a damper on some traditional retail politics on the campaign trail here in the Granite state today.
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June 11th, 2011
08:42 AM ET
3 years ago

John King gives preview of Monday's New Hampshire debate

Washington (CNN) - John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent and moderator of Monday night's GOP presidential debate, gives a preview of the big event.

On Monday, June 13, CNN will host the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate, live from Manchester, NH at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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