October 15th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Tommy Thompson's son apologizes for 'birther' joke

(CNN) – The campaign for Tommy Thompson said the Senate hopeful's son apologized Monday after making a comment referencing President Barack Obama's birthplace at a campaign event.

Jason Thompson, whose father is running as the GOP nominee in a tight contest in Wisconsin, said it was time to send President Barack Obama "back to" Kenya.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Senate • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
Ryan going for the luck of the 'Pack'
October 15th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan going for the luck of the 'Pack'

Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan is hoping the winning streak of his beloved Packers will rub off on his party and end a 28-year losing streak for Republican presidential nominees in his home state.

"And in Wisconsin we have shown that if leaders step up and lead we as voters have their backs. We haven't dedicated our electoral votes since 1984 to the Republican nominee. It is time we change that," Mitt Romney's running mate said. "We are on a winning streak here in Wisconsin. Let's keep that winning streak going."
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Former Romney rival Bachmann attends campaign fundraiser
October 14th, 2012
12:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Romney rival Bachmann attends campaign fundraiser

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke Saturday at a fundraiser for one-time GOP rival Mitt Romney in her home state of Minnesota, an event attended by Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of neighboring Wisconsin.

The attendance of Bachmann, who is a tight reelection race for her House seat, did not go unnoticed by those who recalled the congresswoman’s failed bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
New polls increase stakes for VP showdown
October 11th, 2012
08:24 AM ET
2 years ago

New polls increase stakes for VP showdown

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) – Hours before the only vice presidential debate this campaign, six new polls provide more evidence that the race for the White House is extremely tight.

The surveys were all conducted after last week's first face-off between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and they indicate the Democratic and Republican tickets are all knotted up in the battleground states of Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Polls • President Obama • Virginia • Wisconsin
Biden to stump in Ryan's backyard after debate
October 9th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden to stump in Ryan's backyard after debate

Washington (CNN) – Where will Vice President Joe Biden go to rally supporters in his first campaign event after Thursday's vice presidential debate?

To Paul Ryan's backyard.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Crossroads rolls out new ads in home stretch of Senate battles
October 9th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads rolls out new ads in home stretch of Senate battles

(CNN) – An independent, conservative group said it launched five new television ads in tight Senate races across the country on Tuesday.

Crossroads GOP spent $4 million on the ads, set to run in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin through Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Crossroads GPS • Montana • North Dakota • Ohio • Senate • Virginia • Wisconsin
Poll: Obama 53%-Romney 42% in Wisconsin
October 3rd, 2012
04:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama 53%-Romney 42% in Wisconsin

(CNN) - Hours before the first presidential debate, a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is holding his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the race for Wisconsin's ten electoral votes.

According to a Marquette Law School survey released Wednesday, 53% of likely voters in the Badger State say they're backing the president, with 42% supporting Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's 11-point lead is down from a 14 point lead in the previous Marquette poll conducted in mid September, after the Democratic convention.

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New Ryan reelection ad on health care
October 2nd, 2012
02:54 PM ET
2 years ago

New Ryan reelection ad on health care

(CNN) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is out with a new ad Tuesday – one supporting his bid for reelection to the House of Representatives.

The seven-term Wisconsin congressman's new spot, "Patient Centered Solutions," shows him fielding a question from a Wisconsin woman about his plans to reform the health care system.

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What surprised Paul Ryan in VP run?
October 2nd, 2012
11:15 AM ET
2 years ago

What surprised Paul Ryan in VP run?

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan was no stranger to running for office when he was tapped in August to join the GOP presidential ticket.

But the vice presidential candidate said Tuesday morning that he is surprised by one of the differences between this run and his seven previous campaigns for Congress.

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FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
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