VP contenders in the field for Romney
August 7th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

VP contenders in the field for Romney

Washington (CNN) - Two top vice presidential contenders will campaign for Mitt Romney in battleground states, two Republican sources said.

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will go to Colorado on Wednesday, appearing as President Barack Obama arrives in the state for a two-day campaign swing. The Portman event is part of the Romney campaign "bracketing" strategy to counter Obama's message on trips.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman • Tim Pawlenty
Romney gets help at home while following water's edge tradition
July 26th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets help at home while following water's edge tradition

Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he will follow the "water's edge" tradition of not criticizing President Barack Obama's policies during his international trip. But that doesn't mean his campaign back home can't get some help to do so.

The Romney campaign is sending high profile surrogates Thursday to three battleground states to act on his behalf.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Bobby Jindal • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Rudy Giuliani
Portman meets with Romney campaign officials
July 10th, 2012
09:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman meets with Romney campaign officials

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Tuesday said he met with Romney campaign staffers during three meetings the day prior while in Boston to headline a couple of fundraisers for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

But Portman, who may be in serious contention as Mitt Romney's running mate, said the meetings were not at the Romney campaign headquarters, and had nothing to do with the vetting process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rob Portman
Pawlenty, Jindal to stump for Romney along Obama's bus tour path
July 3rd, 2012
08:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty, Jindal to stump for Romney along Obama's bus tour path

(CNN) - Former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will go to Ohio and Pennsylvania later this week at the same time President Barack Obama travels through both states on a bus tour, a campaign official for Mitt Romney said Tuesday.

As part of a bracketing strategy, the official said both surrogates will be on Romney's campaign bus, making stops Thursday and Friday in "several of the same areas" as Obama "to make sure the Romney message gets out."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Pennsylvania • President Obama • Tim Pawlenty
Veep contenders in the spotlight this week
June 4th, 2012
10:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Veep contenders in the spotlight this week

Washington (CNN) – Vice presidential candidates may be chosen for different reasons, but they all have one main job: show up where the main guy can't.

By that count alone, two potential running mates for Mitt Romney will get some real world experience this week in two key states.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rob Portman
Biden to New Hampshire, Obama to Iowa next week
May 18th, 2012
09:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden to New Hampshire, Obama to Iowa next week

Washington (CNN) – If the political calendar feels a little like January to you, you're not alone.

On the heels of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's trip to Hillsborough, New Hampshire, Friday, an Obama campaign official says Vice President Joe Biden will visit the state next week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Vice President Biden
A sign of things to come: Crossing paths
Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Mitt Romney will speak Wednesday. The address is billed as a 'prebuttal' to President Obama's convention speech in September.
April 17th, 2012
07:48 PM ET
3 years ago

A sign of things to come: Crossing paths

Washington (CNN) – As the presidential race moves into the general election this fall, candidates crossing paths in the same battlegrounds will be a daily occurrence. Consider this a sneak preview.

At least three times this week Mitt Romney, the likely GOP nominee, will campaign in the same area as President Barack Obama or top surrogates. Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Pittsburgh for a pair of fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee just an hour after Romney left town following a roundtable event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Gingrich fails to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia
December 24th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich fails to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning, leaving the longtime Virginia resident without a place on the state's ballot and raising questions about his campaign's organization.

Gingrich, as well as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, did not meet the state's requirement of 10,000 signatures and, therefore, did not qualify for the ballot, the Virginia GOP said via Twitter.

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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Virginia
Bachmann cuts Iowa swing short
August 1st, 2011
01:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann cuts Iowa swing short

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann is cutting short her presidential campaign trip to Iowa to return to Washington for a vote on a debt ceiling deal.

Bachmann was to make two appearances Monday - a midday event in Newton and a late afternoon backyard chat in Dexter - but her campaign said she was instead flying back to be ready to vote against the bill later in the day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Debt • Deficit • House • Michele Bachmann
Obama cancels fundraisers amid debt negotiations
July 24th, 2011
11:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama cancels fundraisers amid debt negotiations

Washington (CNN) - A campaign official for President Barack Obama tells CNN the president has cancelled two political fundraising appearances Monday night because of the debt ceiling situation.

The president’s week-ahead schedule, released Friday night, stated he was to attend two Democratic National Committee events in Washington Monday evening. But the events were not listed on a schedule released Sunday night.


Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama
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