(CNN) – In the scramble for Herman Cain supporters after his exit from the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she has already gotten a boost.
“One thing we’ve seen a lot of is Herman Cain supporters have been calling our office and they’ve been coming over to our side,” Bachmann told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” program, adding “part of that is because people see that I’m the tea party candidate in the race and they saw Herman Cain as an outsider and I think they see that my voice would be the one that would be most reflective of his.”
(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that his presidential campaign rises above the temporary ebbs and flows of the Republican nominating process.
“We’ve had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign,” Paul told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” in reference to different candidates reaching front-runner status, and then declining just as quickly.
(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul said real estate mogul Donald Trump could hurt the Republican Party with his most recent foray into presidential politics.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” Paul said he was surprised at Trump’s current role in the race, including a scheduled debate that Trump will moderate a week before the January 3 Iowa caucuses..
Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his home state of Arizona could be won by President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
The 2008 GOP presidential nominee told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that Arizona and other southwest states “can be up for grabs” due to the growing Hispanic vote.
(CNN) – Ginger White said Thursday she is “deeply sorry” for any hurt that she’s caused Gloria Cain, wife of GOP candidate Herman Cain.
The woman who claims to have engaged in an extramarital affair for 13 years with Cain, who is currently seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president, said “I am not a cold-hearted person. I am a mother of two kids and, of course, my heart bleeds for this woman.”
(CNN) – GOP presidential contender Herman Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, had a warning for presidential candidates Thursday after the candidate revealed more details about the relationship he had with Ginger White.
“This idea that one person can go out and make an accusation that turns a friendship into an alleged sexual affair, the candidates better be careful,” Wood said during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “That’s a slippery slope that I don’t believe this country wants to go down.”
(CNN) – Businessman Herman Cain said Thursday his wife was not aware of his friendship with Ginger White until she publicly claimed a 13-year affair with the GOP presidential candidate Monday.
During a meeting with the editorial board of the New Hampshire Union Leader Cain revealed that his wife, Gloria, had no knowledge that he’d provided financial assistance to White, or that the two were friends at all.
(CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has made another decision to keep distance between himself and the race for the 2012 GOP nomination for president.
Daniels declined a bid for the presidency last May, after being encouraged by top Republicans to jump into the race and Tuesday he told Indiana Public Media that he was underwhelmed by a recent endorsement made by another governor who turned down a presidential run.
(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann didn't directly comment on the controversy surrounding GOP rival Herman Cain and his presidential prospects Tuesday, but aimed an arsenal of criticism at the current frontrunners for the 2012 presidential nomination.
Trumpeting her credentials as a “consistent conservative” on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Bachmann said both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich “have a lot to answer for the voters on being on both sides of the issues.”