San Francisco (CNN) – We all know that San Francisco's an overwhelmingly Democratic leaning city. And if you are a Democratic president running for re-election, the city's also a pretty good place to fund raise, and that's just what President Barack Obama's doing Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The president headlines two fundraisers Wednesday night. The first is a small dinner at a private residence and the second is being held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. National Football League hall of famer Jerry Rice, a former wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, is scheduled to speak at the second event, which is expected to have approximately 2,500 people in attendance.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney Monday took his first formal step towards launching another bid for the White House.
The former Massachusetts governor, who was a candidate for 2008 Republican presidential nomination, announced that he was setting up a presidential exploratory committee.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.
The proposal was mentioned last week during a meeting of top RNC officials and a handful of political operatives representing potential GOP presidential candidates.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Although he won't be appearing as an analyst on Fox News in the near future, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will have plenty to keep himself occupied even if he decides against seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
The former Georgia Republican congressman, who now lives in Virginia, holds no fewer than 25 current titles, positions, and occupations, according to a review of public records and filings as well as his various official biographies.
Washington (CNN) - We knew Meg Whitman had set a record in her failed bid to be the next California Governor. We now know the details: the Republican nominee and former eBay CEO spent $178 million, including $144 million of her own money.
That is a record for spending in a non-federal race and makes her the biggest self-funding candidate in U.S. history. Democrat Jerry Brown spent less than a quarter of what his opponent did: $36 million.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama makes his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, which will be his fourth address to Congress.
How did Obama's deeds measure up against his words in last year's address? Here are 10 key statements Obama made in his 2010 address and how events played out over the year.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democrat Peter Shumlin was officially elected governor of Vermont Thursday in a joint session of the state legislature. He received 145 votes compared to 28 votes for the Republican nominee, incumbent Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie.
Though Dubie conceded the race shortly after the November 2010 election, the Vermont state constitution requires that the legislature elect the governor, lieutenant governor, and other statewide officials if no candidate receives a majority of the votes.
(CNN) - Republican Randy Altschuler conceded his bid Wednesday to unseat Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in New York's 1st congressional district, settling the nation's last unresolved House contest from the November midterm elections. Bishop's victory keeps the GOP net gain in the House at 63 seats.
That leaves the final breakdown for the 112th Congress at 242 Republicans and 193 Democrats. The 63-seat gain for the GOP is the largest for any party since 1948.
(CNN) - Democrat Mark Dayton has won his bid to become Minnesota's next governor, defeating Republican state legislator Tom Emmer after a recount, according to updated vote results released Friday by the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Dayton, a former U.S. Senator, lead Emmer by more than 8,715 votes with 99.99 percent of all ballots recounted.
An additional 765 ballots remain challenged by the Emmer campaign, too few to affect the final outcome.
(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean of Illinois has conceded her re-election bid to Republican Joe Walsh, giving Republicans a net gain of 61 House seats.
Bean called Walsh on Tuesday after final ballot counting in the three counties that comprise the state's 8th congressional district indicated the Republican edged out the three-term incumbent by a narrow margin.