Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'
January 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in Washington Friday for a "social visit," according to a former senior adviser to the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

Romney attended a reception in his honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr. He also attended a roundtable followed by a lunch at a DC hotel with financial backers, former staff and other supporters.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney
Palin to news media: Catch me if you can
May 31st, 2011
12:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin to news media: Catch me if you can

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sarah Palin is going rogue again. Want to cover the potential Republican presidential candidate? Better bring your running shoes.

Unlike most carefully choreographed presidential campaigns that routinely release detailed candidate schedules, Palin's staff is keeping most of the national news media in the dark about her political action committee's bus tour this week.

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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
June 21st, 2010
07:52 PM ET
4 years ago

South Carolina GOP hopeful Haley supports off-shore drilling

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – As oil continues to gush from the worst environmental disaster in the nation's history, South Carolina Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley said on Monday that she would support oil drilling off her state's coast as governor.

"But before we go forward I think we need to be very careful going forward that we know exactly what we're walking into and how we're going to do that," she added.

The rising conservative star is widely expected to win Tuesday's run-off with Republican congressman Gresham Barrett. Joined by her husband at a brief campaign stop in Florence, Haley referred to the barrage of personal attacks against her during the campaign.

"It has been a brutal few weeks leading up to the primary. We have had a lot to go through," Haley said. The 38-year-old has denied two separate allegations of extra-marital affairs. She's also faced ethnic slurs and questions about her religion. Haley, who is Indian-American, converted to Christianity in her 20's after growing up in the Sikh faith.

In an interview with CNN, Haley said she wouldn't wish accusations of infidelity on "her worst enemy." But in light of the sex scandal that nearly brought down current South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Haley said the public had a right to answers about her marriage.

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Filed under: Nikki Haley • South Carolina