Once criticized for embracing Obama, Christie passes on a presidential dinner
February 21st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

Once criticized for embracing Obama, Christie passes on a presidential dinner

Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will be in town for a series of meetings with the nation's governors, will skip dinner Sunday with President Barack Obama to return home to celebrate his daughter's 18th birthday, a Christie aide tells CNN.

Christie will arrive in the nation's capital Friday for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting - an annual four day gathering featuring policy discussions that seek to bring one voice to issues facing the states.

On Sunday, the President will host the governors at the White House for dinner.

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Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate
November 15th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate

Washington (CNN) - The Georgia Republican Party announced it will host a GOP presidential debate with CNN on March 1, less than one week before “Super Tuesday.”

In announcing the debate, Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart highlighted the key role the delegate-rich Peach State will play in helping the GOP chooses its presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Georgia • GOP
CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate
September 30th, 2011
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate

Washington (CNN) – The Republican Party of Florida and CNN announced Friday plans to hold a debate in late January 2012 that will allow the GOP candidates for president to make a last pitch to Florida voters before the state's primary.

"With the Florida Republican primary now scheduled for Jan. 31, that state's central role in helping Republicans choose a nominee is now secure," said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. "CNN is proud to present voters in Florida an opportunity to hear from the candidates one final time before they head to the polls."
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Florida
New Hampshire GOP presidential debate details unveiled
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
April 28th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
4 years ago

New Hampshire GOP presidential debate details unveiled

(CNN) – The first Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire will take place June 13th on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the debate's three media sponsors announced Thursday.

CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader said the debate will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET in New Hampshire and across the country. New Hampshire is a pivotal state in presidential politics and will play an influential role in helping choose the Republican nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN • GOP debate • New Hampshire
Granholm's DNC disinterest surprises Democrats
March 18th, 2011
12:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Granholm's DNC disinterest surprises Democrats

Washington (CNN) – Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's decision to take her name out of the running to head the Democratic National Committee stunned party leaders and the White House Thursday, a Democratic official with knowledge of the West Wing's thinking tells CNN.

Current Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is seriously considering stepping down from his post to run for the open Senate seat in Virginia and Granholm was one of several high-profile Democrats the White House was said to be looking at for the DNC heading into the 2012 presidential election year.
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Filed under: DNC • Jennifer Granholm
RNC considers selling TV rights of presidential primary debates
March 15th, 2011
07:48 PM ET
4 years ago

RNC considers selling TV rights of presidential primary debates

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Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.

The proposal was mentioned last week during a meeting of top RNC officials and a handful of political operatives representing potential GOP presidential candidates.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • RNC