(CNN) - With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota making a splash in the Republican presidential campaign while Sarah Palin sits on the sidelines, is Bachmann edging Palin out of the Tea Party's heart?
While the former Alaska governor, vice presidential candidate and Fox News commentator is still much loved as a smart, media savvy conservative who breathes fire against President Obama and Democrats, it appears that Tea Party excitement for a Palin presidential run has passed.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s New Hampshire state director, his only staffer in the state, as well as a Cain campaign regional director have both resigned.
Matt Murphy is the former state director and Jim Zeiler is the former regional director. Both defections raise the question of whether or not the Cain campaign is facing some trouble.
Washington (CNN) - Will it spark an altercation between tea party activists and establishment Republicans?
On Monday, leaders and supporters of FreedomWorks - a major tea party sponsor - will make an unscheduled visit to the offices of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group that helps elect Republicans to the Senate. And the activists will deliver a message to the NRSC: butt out of the Utah senate race.
Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) – And he's off.
Moments after announcing his presidential bid on Tuesday, Jon Huntsman boarded a specially-chartered jet – along with a coterie of family, staffers and the traveling press corps – and headed to New Hampshire on his inaugural trip as a newly-minted candidate.
Minneapolis (CNN) - If applause, enthusiasm and sustained ovations are any indication, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is a strong favorite of committed conservatives - boding well for his campaign despite a low, but rising, standing in several polls.
Those gathered at the final session on the final day of the RightOnline conference on Saturday evening in Minnesota warmly welcomed the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, then repeatedly interrupted his speech with adoring applause.FULL STORY
Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) - In front of a friendly group of conservatives, Tim Pawlenty once again did what he declined to do while standing next to Mitt Romney in Monday’s GOP debate: go on the attack against his presidential rival.
At the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, the former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate re-stated a fresh line he’s recently used: that the former Massachusetts governor is a “co-conspirator” in the nation’s health care law that conservatives love to hate.
Minneapolis (CNN) - After emerging to Katy Perry's hit song "Firework," Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann received a rock star reception from Internet-savvy conservatives attending the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis on Saturday.
She also appears in a new video that claims she was doused with glitter just after her speech.
Minneapolis (CNN) – Might President Obama and Democrats have a tough time rallying their supporters in the 2012 elections?
If responses from a gathering of progressives in Minneapolis is any indication, the answer may be yes.
Minneapolis (CNN) – Perhaps the 2012 presidential and congressional races will come down to right clicks versus left clicks.
Such computer jargon that typically refers to two sides of a computer mouse might also become a political metaphor as Internet and social networking savvy groups - aligned with the left and the right - converge on Minneapolis for competing weekend conferences.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Newt Gingrich's campaign vehemently denied any wrongdoing following an ABC News report Tuesday that questions business practices between two of his organizations, one a for-profit business and the other a charity.
"Despite all the innuendo in the ABC story, their team of journalists did not find any activity that was not fully supported by the law," the GOP presidential candidate's Communications Director Joe DeSantis wrote in a statement.