Scarborough talks 2016 race in South Carolina
April 1st, 2014
08:32 PM ET
4 months ago

Scarborough talks 2016 race in South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has flirted with the possibility of running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, offered a candid assessment of the potential White House field during a closed-door session Tuesday with South Carolina Republicans.

Scarborough made the quiet, last minute trip to South Carolina, an early primary state, to address a weekly luncheon held by Republican legislators and to promote his new book about the future of the GOP.

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Filed under: 2016 • Republican Party • South Carolina
George W. Bush at RGA meeting
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
8 months ago

George W. Bush at RGA meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.

Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Filed under: Arizona • George W. Bush • RGA
November 21st, 2013
07:13 AM ET
8 months ago

How Chris Christie took over the Republican Governors Association

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – There wasn't room for the two of them.

In the fall of 2012, with the presidential race in full swing, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two prominent Republican governors with well-known national ambitions, were engaged in a different kind of campaign.

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Filed under: Arizona • Chris Christie • RGA
November 4th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
9 months ago

10 more secrets from campaign 2012

Editor's note: This story contains references to potentially offensive language reportedly used by politicians during the 2012 campaign.

Washington (CNN) - "Double Down," a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 presidential race by the journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is out Tuesday. It's the sequel to "Game Change," their 2008 campaign retrospective that became an HBO film by the same name.

The authors, self-styled ringmasters of Washington's political media "Freak Show," are skilled at creating buzz, packing their book with provocative tidbits and a range of splashy scoops - an impressive feat considering that the Barack Obama-Mitt Romney showdown was the most scrutinized national campaign in American history.

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Filed under: 2012
November 4th, 2013
07:24 AM ET
9 months ago

Five things to know about this year's most important election

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - The Virginia governor's race, billed as the marquee battle of an otherwise anticlimactic 2013 election cycle, is shaping up to be a foregone conclusion.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the longtime political fixer and moneyman, hasn't trailed in a poll since May. Barring a political miracle, Republican Ken Cuccinelli will be delivering a concession speech on Tuesday evening in Richmond.

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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series
October 28th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
9 months ago

Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - A Texas-based conservative Super PAC will run a television ad taking aim at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday evening.

 The 30-second spot, produced by the Super PAC "Fight For Tomorrow," tells viewers that the Virginia governor's race is a "referendum on Obamacare."

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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Obamacare • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
The return of Sarah Palin
October 25th, 2013
08:55 AM ET
9 months ago

The return of Sarah Palin

(CNN) – The Republican establishment can't stand her. The media mocks her. But Sarah Palin isn't going anywhere.

Far from it.

After laying low for much of this year, Palin is gingerly stepping back into the public arena with a national book tour, a trip to the always-important political state of Iowa, and an eye on making yet another series of splashy endorsements in a variety of competitive Republican primaries.

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Did Hillary take a swipe at Biden?
October 16th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
10 months ago

Did Hillary take a swipe at Biden?

Washington (CNN) – Did Hillary Clinton take a 2016 detour on her supposedly non-political paid speaking circuit?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Clinton, during her latest paid speaking gig to the National Association of Convenience Stores, spent nearly half an hour discussing the story behind the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, specifically highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to the mission.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
Ron Paul endorses Cuccinelli in Virginia race
October 11th, 2013
06:55 PM ET
10 months ago

Ron Paul endorses Cuccinelli in Virginia race

Updated: 10:28 a.m. ET, 10/12/2013

Washington (CNN) - With a libertarian third-party candidate threatening to spoil his chances of winning the Virginia governorship, Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli received a welcome endorsement Friday from the desk of Ron Paul.

Paul, the former Texas congressman and the guiding light of libertarians everywhere, endorsed Cuccinelli in a letter to the Virginia attorney general.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Ron Paul
October 11th, 2013
08:59 AM ET
10 months ago

Perkins: Cruz is de facto leader of Republican Party

Washington (CNN) – As trench warfare over the government shutdown drags into its eleventh day, a number of Republicans with visible roles in the stalemate, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, will take a breather from Capitol Hill on Friday to speak at the Values Voter Summit, one of the conservative movement's marquee annual events.

Pretty much everyone in official Washington, including President Barack Obama, is taking a beating in public opinion polls over the shutdown. Republicans, however, continue to shoulder most of the blame.

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Filed under: GOP • Ted Cruz • Tony Perkins • Values Voter Summit
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