First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend
August 29th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading back to New Hampshire next weekend. It will be the third visit this year by the freshman Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential contender to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

According to a source close to the senator, Cruz will speak at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Primary Dinner on September 6. Another potential 2016 contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, will also give remarks at the dinner.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again
August 27th, 2014
02:23 PM ET
4 months ago

Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again

(CNN) - He keeps saying no to third run for the White House, but another new poll – this time in Iowa – indicates Mitt Romney would be the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he changes his mind.

A USA Today/Suffolk University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday should add to the feeding frenzy over a possible 2016 presidential bid by the 2012 GOP nominee. While the former Massachusetts governor's repeatedly said he's not running again, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the upcoming Republican nomination race.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney
Shaheen goes on the attack against Brown
August 27th, 2014
08:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Shaheen goes on the attack against Brown

(CNN) - The Democratic incumbent in a key Senate race that may very well decide which party controls the chamber next year is going up with her first attack ad against her likely Republican challenger.

The campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire announced Wednesday morning that they're launching a new TV commercial that highlights what they say is former Sen. Scott Brown's record of protecting big oil companies. The spot is the eighth of Shaheen's 2014 re-election campaign, but the first to criticize Brown, the former GOP senator from neighboring Massachusetts who moved to the Granite State late last year and is considered the heavy favorite to win next month's Republican Senate primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
First on CNN: New group goes up with spots in crucial Senate race
August 25th, 2014
04:52 PM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: New group goes up with spots in crucial Senate race

(CNN) - Add another organization to the list of outside groups running ads in the Senate battle in New Hampshire, which is turning into a key race that could determine which party controls the chamber next year.

CNN has learned that Independent Leadership for New Hampshire is going up Tuesday with its first television commercial in support of Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate • Senate Race
South Carolina back in 2016 spotlight
August 25th, 2014
11:50 AM ET
4 months ago

South Carolina back in 2016 spotlight

(CNN) - This week, South Carolina gets a piece of the action.

While Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary, have seen numerous visits this summer by many of the potential 2016 candidates, things have been quiet in South Carolina.

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Mitt Romney: The man in demand on the campaign trail
August 19th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Mitt Romney: The man in demand on the campaign trail

(CNN) - It's a busy dance card.

Mitt Romney's on the campaign trail in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas the next three days, helping fellow Republicans running for office this year. For the 2012 GOP nominee, this week's travel is the latest example of Romney's political resurrection from presidential election loser to respected party rainmaker and elder statesman.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mitt Romney
CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low
August 8th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
4 months ago

CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born.

The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate.

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Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race
August 5th, 2014
08:10 AM ET
4 months ago

Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas could end another ugly showdown that pits a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent.

The race between Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Milton Wolf, a second cousin of President Barack Obama, has seen controversies over residency and Facebook photos, and a rare streetside confrontation.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas
CNN Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise
August 1st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

CNN Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International poll indicates that 58% of those surveyed rates the nation's economic conditions as poor, with 41% saying they are good.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Economy
Rubio heading to Iowa this weekend
July 31st, 2014
05:05 PM ET
5 months ago

Rubio heading to Iowa this weekend

(CNN) – Marco Rubio's heading to Iowa this weekend.

The first-term Republican senator from Florida and possible 2016 GOP White House contender will be in the Hawkeye State to campaign for state senator Joni Ernst, Iowa's GOP Senate nominee.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Marco Rubio
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