Akin's constituents respond to 'legitimate rape' comments
August 20th, 2012
07:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin's constituents respond to 'legitimate rape' comments

St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) - Fresh off the heels of Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments, his constituents in Missouri's 2nd Congressional District seemed to share mixed feelings on his response and whether they'll be supporting him or not in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

"I cringed," Beverly Johnson said from the front porch of the store she works at in historic St. Charles.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Senate Race • Senate Republicans
Pawlenty calls Ryan 'terrific selection'
August 11th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty calls Ryan 'terrific selection'

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - A gracious former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, one of the select few who had been on Mitt Romney's vice presidential short list, said Saturday that Paul Ryan's selection as the candidate's running mate makes for a "great team."

"I think Governor Romney's selection of Paul Ryan is a terrific selection," Pawlenty told reporters. "Paul Ryan is a bold leader with great ideas for trying to get this country back on track, and I think he and Governor Romney together will make a great team."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
Pawlenty talks cabinet… small 'c'
August 9th, 2012
01:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty talks cabinet… small 'c'

Waterford, Michigan (CNN) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a man rumored to be on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's short list for vice president, toured a woodworking factory today as he stumped for the former governor.

Pawlenty shook hands and met with Accurate Woodworking's owners in Waterford, Michigan, in the company's showroom-filled with examples of the cabinets they produce.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Michigan • Tim Pawlenty
June 3rd, 2012
09:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Crunch time for recall volunteers

Aboard the 'A Better Wisconsin' bus tour (CNN) - To Oriannah Paul and many on the right, embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a hero who stood on principles and took the state out of the red and created a surplus.

To Lane Hall and many on the left, Walker is a man who should be removed from office for stripping collective bargaining rights and cutting education funding.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Lt. Gov: Obama skipping Wisconsin recall 'speaks volumes'
President Bill Clinton campaigned in Wisconsin on Friday with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
June 2nd, 2012
09:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Lt. Gov: Obama skipping Wisconsin recall 'speaks volumes'

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - President Barack Obama's absence in Wisconsin to campaign for the Republican governor's challenger "speaks volumes," and is a troubling sign for Democrats, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said.

In an interview with CNN on Friday, Kleefisch was asked about former President Bill Clinton's stop in the state that day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
May 19th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Minnesota same-sex marriage fight re-energized - on both sides

Minneapolis (CNN) – Minneapolis is a conflicted city. It's home to one of the largest gay pride festivals in the Midwest and was once dubbed the "gayest city in America" by The Advocate magazine. The metropolitan area is also home to the conservative power base of Rep. Michele Bachmann.

And in six months, voters there and across the state will decide whether to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Filed under: 2012 • Minnesota • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct
March 21st, 2012
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct

Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) – During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim."

"I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim."
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
March 20th, 2012
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich worries about 'committing a Santorum'

Ruston, Louisiana (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rick Santorum "probably didn't mean to" say that he doesn't care about the unemployment rate but that it still illustrates a broader problem with the former Pennsylvania senator.

"I know that Santorum probably didn't mean to say it, but it's what he said," Gingrich said. "And, you know, when you're going to take on an incumbent President of the United States you better know what you believe. You better be able to say it very vividly. Can you imagine a Barack Obama dealing with somebody who says he doesn't care about the unemployment rate?"
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Twin Southern wins reinvigorate Santorum campaign
March 14th, 2012
07:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Twin Southern wins reinvigorate Santorum campaign

Lafayette, Louisiana (CNN) - A beaming Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared he "did it again" and "defied the odds" Tuesday night as he took the stage fresh off his wins in the critical Southern states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Speaking to a packed banquet room at a hotel in Louisiana - a state that holds its contest next week - the former Pennsylvania senator told supporters that if they followed in Tuesday's footsteps, he'd be one step closer to clinching the title of 'Republican nominee.'

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Louisiana • Mississippi • Rick Santorum
Santorum on Afghan shooting: Someone 'lost it'
March 12th, 2012
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum on Afghan shooting: Someone 'lost it'

Ocean Springs, Mississippi (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Sunday's shooting rampage in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 16 civilians "obviously horrific" and "very tragic."

"The person that was involved obviously has to be brought to justice and brought to justice quickly," Santorum said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • Mississippi • Rick Santorum
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