Anti-abortion groups pushing Rubio on 20-week abortion ban bill
July 3rd, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Anti-abortion groups pushing Rubio on 20-week abortion ban bill

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio is considering a request by anti-abortion groups to sponsor a bill in the Senate that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks, an adviser to the Florida Republican confirmed to CNN.

"I can tell you that the pro-life groups are asking Senator Rubio to sponsor the bill in the Senate. He's on a family vacation this week and will decide when he returns to D.C. next week," said the adviser, who asked for anonymity to speak more freely.
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Filed under: Abortion • Marco Rubio • Senate
May 14th, 2013
05:54 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: GOP going after Dems in ads over IRS scandal

Washington (CNN) - As the Obama administration takes heat for the recent Internal Revenue Service controversy, the House Republican campaign arm is making sure some Democrats in Congress face pressure, as well.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is rolling out a slew of web ads, calling on House Democrats to condemn the IRS' targeting of conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status in the last few years. However, a number of the targeted Democrats have issued such statements.
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Filed under: IRS • NRCC
Romney on Olympics bid: Thanks, but no thanks
April 30th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney on Olympics bid: Thanks, but no thanks

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is happy to offer advice and counsel to San Diego's committee bidding for the Olympic Games, but he does "not intend to take a management position with the committee," according to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, told the Associated Press over the weekend that he wants the former Massachusetts governor, who's been credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, to head up the 2024 bid for San Diego and its neighboring city, Tijuana, Mexico.
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Filed under: California • Mitt Romney • Olympics
Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race
April 30th, 2013
11:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race

(CNN) – Call it a one, two punch.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch brought up former South Carolina's Gov. Mark Sanford's affair in their one and only debate Monday night in the race to fill a vacant congressional seat in the Palmetto State.
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Gun bill filibuster in the offing
March 26th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Gun bill filibuster in the offing

(CNN) - A trio of Republican senators say they will block any gun control legislation that they consider a threat to Second Amendment rights.

Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas plan to oppose a bill that "would infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance."
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Mike Lee • Rand Paul • Senate • Ted Cruz
First on CNN: Tea party activists bomb list of Crossroads donors
March 14th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Tea party activists bomb list of Crossroads donors

(CNN) - About 200 donors to Karl Rove's group "American Crossroads" may be receiving an interesting letter soon: Don't donate to American Crossroads.

Conservative activist Brent Bozell, chairman of the group ForAmerica, obtained the list and plans to send a letter blasting Crossroads' role in last year's election and the creation of its new independent group for the 2014 mid-term elections.
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Filed under: Fundraising • Karl Rove • Tea Party
McConnell's wife pushes back against slur in his first re-election ad
March 13th, 2013
10:02 AM ET
2 years ago

McConnell's wife pushes back against slur in his first re-election ad

(CNN) – Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is using her husband Mitch McConnell's first 2014 re-election TV commercial to push back against a recent attack on her ethnicity.

In the ad, released Wednesday by the Senate minority leader's campaign, Chao looks into the camera and says "you've seen the ads attacking my husband. As Mitch McConnell's wife, I've come to expect them. Now, far left special interests are also attacking my ethnicity, even attacking Mitch's patriotism because he's married to me. That's how low some people will stoop."
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Filed under: Ads • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
Johanns to retire after first term
February 18th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Johanns to retire after first term

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, 62, will not seek re-election to a second term in 2014, according to an e-mail he sent to supporters Monday morning.

"During these many years, we have cherished our time together. So as we think about the next stage of our lives, we want a quieter time with our focus on each other, our family and our faith," Johanns said in the e-mail, which he signed along with his wife, Stephanie.
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Filed under: 2014 • Nebraska • Senate
Vilsack not running for Senate in Iowa
February 15th, 2013
02:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Vilsack not running for Senate in Iowa

(CNN) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former two-term Iowa governor, will not seek retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's seat in 2014, according to Democratic officials.

Soon after Harkin announced his decision to retire at the end of his term, Vilsack's name was floated among others as a potential Democratic candidate for the seat.
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Filed under: Iowa • Senate • Tom Harkin • Tom Vilsack
Poll: Booker favored over Lautenberg in possible Jersey showdown
January 10th, 2013
08:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Booker favored over Lautenberg in possible Jersey showdown

(CNN) - Should it come down to a Democratic Senate primary next year in New Jersey between incumbent Frank Lautenberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a new survey suggests at this point, Booker would have the upper hand.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll of registered voters in the Garden State indicates that 42% of self-identified Democrats and Democratic leaners say they would prefer the two-term mayor, who's considered a rising star in the party, as the Democratic nominee, with 20% saying they would prefer Lautenberg.
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Filed under: 2014 • Cory Booker • Frank Lautenberg • New Jersey • Senate
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