Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Santorum aimed to make good on his promise to work harder than any other candidate in the Republican race, trekking to four stops in southeastern South Carolina on Thursday where many communities are isolated on islands or cut off by ocean inlets.
It was Santorum's first full day of campaigning since finishing near the bottom in the New Hampshire primary earlier this week.
Springdale, South Carolina (CNN) – During a question and answer session here Wednesday evening, Rick Santorum was forced to be more candid than usual about Mitt Romney's chances in a general election.
After calling Romney the "establishment" candidate in his opening remarks and comparing him to Bob Dole and John McCain - two candidates who won South Carolina but lost the general election - Santorum was asked at the end of the event to be a bit more specific about the differences between himself and his competitors.
Ridgeway, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Santorum dismissed GOP rival Rick Perry's claim that as a governor, he's the only true outsider in the race, following a crowded town hall here Wednesday.
"Rick Perry requested 1,200 earmarks as governor of Texas, and Rick Perry's been in politics in Texas for 25 years, so he's been in public life more than anyone else running for president," Santorum told a group of reporters on his way out of Yesteryears Restaurant.
Chicago (CNN) - While the political world is focused on the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is also getting out the vote, quietly testing its organization in what promises to be a key swing state in November.
Just like in Iowa last week, Obama for America plans to use Tuesday as a kind of trial run, a chance to test the strength of the campaign's existing volunteer base and recruit new supporters who might be energized by the state's political mood.FULL STORY
Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign will increase its Iowa staff in the coming weeks, according to a senior campaign adviser, who told CNN the new staffers would be coming from their Florida, South Carolina and Texas offices.
Rather than a major strategic decision, the adviser portrayed the move as a way to satisfy eager staffers who specifically asked what more could be done in the run up to the Iowa caucuses.
Neola, Iowa (CNN) - Welcome to the first day of Gov. Rick Perry's Iowa bus tour. With three stops across the Western part of the state Wednesday beginning with a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs, Perry kicks off a three-week trip around the Hawkeye State that will go right up until the caucuses on January 3.
While the campaign has yet to announce all of the stops, there are currently 47 events on the governor's schedule, including a mix of rallies, meet-and-greets, walks down Main Streets, lunches, fundraisers and even a few church visits.
Belle Plaine, Iowa (CNN) - During a lengthy town hall-style meeting in rural Iowa today, Rick Santorum tried to portray himself as the only choice for caucus-goers looking for a candidate who will put family first.
"In all of these debates if you watch them there's one candidate that always mentions the important role of the family in the economy, that always talks about the centrality of faith, as America being a moral enterprise," Santorum said.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum addressed workers at the largest employer in downtown Des Moines Monday afternoon, telling them that when other candidates claim to need their help at the caucuses on January 3 they're lying – because he's the one who really needs it.
"You see them on TV and they get a lot of coverage in the national media. I'm just counting on Iowa," Santorum told a crowd of roughly a hundred people at The Principal Financial Group.
(CNN) – Although Rick Perry avoided taking any digs at his GOP opponents during remarks in Ames Sunday afternoon, reporters caught up with the Texas governor on his way out of a crowded coffee shop and goaded him into a few jabs at Mitt Romney.
When asked about Romney’s suggestion at Saturday night’s debate that the two bet $10,000 over whether or not there was a passage removed from Romney’s book pertaining to health care mandates, Perry said the proposal shows the top-tier candidate is out of touch with average voters.
Ames, Iowa (CNN) – A day after a debate that saw much of the GOP field gang up on front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry largely avoided the debate's big issues while continuing his Iowa push Sunday afternoon at Café Diem in Ames.
Although Perry is clearly making a big finish in the first caucus state a key part of his campaign strategy, he chose not to pander to the local crowd.