March 6th, 2012
02:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich makes final Super Tuesday push in Tennessee, Georgia

Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) – Newt Gingrich attacked U.S. Middle East policy as he barnstormed Tennessee in a final attempt to win over voters on the eve of Super Tuesday.

Crowds at his four Monday events appeared to rally behind his idea of an "American energy policy," and becoming more "independent of the Middle East."

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich • Tennessee
Poll: All tied up in Tennessee
Rick Santorum address tea party supporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 25.
March 4th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: All tied up in Tennessee

(CNN) - With two days to go until Super Tuesday, it's all knotted up in Tennessee's Republican presidential primary, according to a new poll.

An American Research Group survey released Sunday indicates that 35% of likely GOP primary voters in the state are backing former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, with 31% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 20% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 9% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Santorum's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error, which means it's basically all tied up.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • Tennessee
Gingrich energy ad to air in post-Super Tuesday states
March 3rd, 2012
09:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich energy ad to air in post-Super Tuesday states

Bowling Green, Ohio (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is bracing for a nomination fight beyond Super Tuesday, beginning with television advertising to promote his $2.50-per-gallon gasoline plan.

The ad was posted on the campaign's website on Friday and, according to Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, will begin airing next week in Alabama and Mississippi, states that hold primary contests on March 13.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Energy • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich • Tennessee
Gingrich robo call labels Santorum 'union bosses' pal'
March 1st, 2012
07:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich robo call labels Santorum 'union bosses' pal'

Macon, Georgia (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is targeting GOP opponent Rick Santorum’s ‘big labor voting record” in a robo call to voters in two Super Tuesday states.

Spokesperson R.C. Hammond said the call was recorded Thursday and will go out by the weekend to 150,000 households in Oklahoma and Tennessee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Oklahoma • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares
February 28th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
2 years ago

'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares

Detroit (CNN) - "No one's excited about Mitt Romney."

That's the message on a new mailer in Tennessee from "Red, White and Blue Fund," a super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
Gingrich zeroes in on Santorum in the South
February 27th, 2012
10:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich zeroes in on Santorum in the South

Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) – Newt Gingrich zeroed in on Rick Santorum as a "big-labor Republican" Monday, and said the GOP presidential race is "going to redefine itself again" one week before crucial contests on Super Tuesday.

The longtime Georgia congressman praised his opponent's successful early state strategy but predicted on February 28 Santorum will lose to Mitt Romney in Arizona and Michigan, two states Gingrich ceded so he could focus on March 6 primaries that include his home state and Tennessee, where he campaigned Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
Santorum ahead before Tennessee Super Tuesday vote
February 27th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum ahead before Tennessee Super Tuesday vote

(CNN) – Just over a week before polls open in Tennessee, a poll released Monday showed former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania well ahead among registered voters likely to vote in the state's Super Tuesday primary.

The state has the third most delegates of the 10 states to vote next Tuesday, and Santorum edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 33% to 17%, a 16-point gap in the Vanderbilt Poll.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Tennessee
Happening now: Voting in Tennessee
February 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Happening now: Voting in Tennessee

(CNN) – Early voting in Tennessee began Wednesday ahead of the state's primary on March 6.

The Volunteer State is one of the states where voters may head to the polls before Election Day. In-person early voting will continue through February 28.
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Santorum takes lead in Tennessee
February 10th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum takes lead in Tennessee

(CNN) - Rick Santorum is running ahead of his rivals in Tennessee, a stronghold of evangelical Christians that votes on March 6, Super Tuesday.

Thirty four percent of likely Republican primary voters said they were backing Santorum, while 27% named Mitt Romney, 16% backed Newt Gingrich and 13% picked Ron Paul. The poll was taken by American Research Group February 8-9, when voters would have known about Santorum's sweep of voting contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
Congressman aids in life-saving rescue
September 20th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Congressman aids in life-saving rescue

Washington (CNN) - While stopping Tuesday morning at a Charlotte airport on his way to Washington, Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee found himself rushing to something other than a plane.

He was scrambling to save a man's life.
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Filed under: Congress • South Carolina • Tennessee
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