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.
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.
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.
(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."
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.
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.
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.
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.FULL STORY
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.
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.