Much to gain and lose for Gingrich, rivals in CNN national security debate
November 22nd, 2011
08:16 AM ET
3 years ago

Much to gain and lose for Gingrich, rivals in CNN national security debate

Washington (CNN) - The Republican presidential candidates face off Tuesday night just a few blocks from the place they all hope to call home: the White House.

The candidates share the stage at DAR Constitution Hall, just down the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. CNN is teaming up with leading Republican-leaning think tanks Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute to host a debate that focuses heavily on national security and foreign policy issues, but which will also include top economic concerns, including the failure of the congressional super committee to find agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from the country's long-term debt.

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Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
November 22nd, 2011
07:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's first television commercial of his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination hits the airwaves Tuesday, but the ad is already creating a controversy.

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee are both slamming the 60-second spot, saying it takes comments made on the campaign trail in 2008 by then-Sen. Obama out of context. But the Romney campaign says they used the line intentionally.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling
November 21st, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich tops the list in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International Poll released on the eve of a CNN presidential debate focusing heavily on national security and foreign affairs also indicates Republicans consider the former House Speaker the most qualified GOP candidate to be Commander-in-Chief.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Newt Gingrich • Republicans
Poll: Romney & Gingrich tied for top spot
November 21st, 2011
10:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney & Gingrich tied for top spot

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll suggests a two-way battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for the top spot in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind.

According to a USA Today/Gallup survey released Monday morning, 20% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they are backing Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the White House, for their party's nomination. Nineteen percent support Gingrich, the former House Speaker who's been rising in the polls over the past month after his campaign hit rock bottom in the early summer. Romney's one-point margin over Gingrich is well within the poll's sampling error.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
First on CNN: RNC touts October haul
November 18th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: RNC touts October haul

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee Friday said it raised $8.5 million last month, bringing to nearly $68.7 million the amount the party committee has brought in this year.

"After a record-setting August and September, we have added another $8.5 million in October. The RNC has nearly $13.5 million cash on hand. In the past nine and a half months, we have added over $13 million to our cash on hand and have retired over $10 million in debt," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • GOP • Republican National Committee
Iowa governor says Romney making 'big mistake'
November 16th, 2011
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Iowa governor says Romney making 'big mistake'

(CNN) – Iowa's Republican governor says he thinks Mitt Romney's making a mistake by not campaigning more in the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, but Romney's campaign says the candidate will be back in the Hawkeye State next week and will debate there next month.

"I think he's making a big mistake... by not coming here and spending more time," Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday at an energy forum in Des Moines sponsored by POLITICO. "I mean Romney is dropping in the polls and I think he thinks that he wants to keep down expectations, you know. Well, his expectations may get really bad if he doesn't get a little more serious."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Terry Branstad
Iowa poll: 4-way battle 7 weeks from caucuses
November 15th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Iowa poll: 4-way battle 7 weeks from caucuses

(CNN) - With the Iowa caucuses just seven weeks away, a new poll indicates that it's a four-way battle in the race for the GOP nomination in the Hawkeye State.

A Bloomberg News survey indicates 20% of Iowans likely to take part in the Republican caucuses say they support businessman Herman Cain for the nomination, with 19% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third run for the White House. Eighteen percent say they support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second run for the GOP nomination and 17% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Polls • Republicans
What's behind Gingrich's jump in the polls
November 14th, 2011
04:52 PM ET
2 years ago

What's behind Gingrich's jump in the polls

Washington (CNN) - It's the biggest headline in a national poll full of headlines: Newt Gingrich has surged and is now basically tied with Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's 2-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls
Cain schedules return to Iowa
November 14th, 2011
09:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Cain schedules return to Iowa

(CNN) - Herman Cain is heading back to a place he hasn't spent a lot of time lately: Iowa.

The businessman and Republican presidential candidate will be in Des Moines and Dubuque Tuesday, according to Steve Grubbs, Cain's campaign chairman in the Hawkeye State. Tuesday marks seven weeks until the Iowa caucuses, which kick off the caucus and primary calendar.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa
Democrats obsessed with Romney?
November 14th, 2011
08:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrats obsessed with Romney?

Washington (CNN) - Borrowing the title from a popular new wave song from the 1980s, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is out Monday with an email that highlights the numerous recent attacks on the Republican presidential candidate by national Democrats.

In an email with the heading "You're My Obsession," the Romney campaign states that "President Obama's political machine has developed an obsession with attacking Governor Romney."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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