January 4th, 2012
10:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann ends GOP presidential bid

(CNN) - Michele Bachmann ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, hours after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

The Minnesota congresswoman suspended her campaign, a legal technicality that will allow her to continue to raise and spend campaign funds.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
June 2nd, 2009
10:00 PM ET
5 years ago

White House's Sotomayor talking points

(CNN) - CNN has obtained a White House document in support of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor handed out to Republican senators Tuesday.

The document, entitled "Sonia Sotomayor: A Nonideological and Restrained Judge," was shared with CNN by a conservative source who said it was provided to Republican senators who met with the judge on Capitol Hill.

A White House official has confirmed the document is from the White House.

Document after the jump

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Filed under: Sonia Sotomayor • Supreme Court
August 30th, 2008
04:47 PM ET
6 years ago

GOP officials say Gustav likely to force convention changes

Hurricane Gustav is forcing the GOP to consider major convention changes.
Hurricane Gustav is forcing the GOP to consider major convention changes.

(CNN) - McCain campaign manager Rick Davis plans to meet with Republican officials in charge of the party's convention planning in Minneapolis-St. Paul Sunday to review the latest news on Hurricane Gustav and discuss what their options might be - then consulting with the presumptive Republican nominee to determine what changes may need to be made.

"I wouldn't call it a nightmare, but it is a very perplexing challenge," said a GOP official planning the event.

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A senior McCain source tells CNN they are considering turning the convention into a service event - a massive telethon to raise money for the Red Cross and other agencies to help with the hurricane.

"He wants to do something service oriented if and when the storm hits and it’s as bad as its expected to be now," said this McCain source.

They are also hoping to get McCain himself to a storm-affected area as soon as possible.

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August 28th, 2008
09:11 AM ET
6 years ago

Sources: McCain to reveal VP Friday in Ohio

Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.
Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.

DENVER (CNN) – John McCain has decided on his running mate and will officially reveal his pick on Friday in Ohio, multiple sources tell CNN.

A knowledgeable Republican source says there the matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers Wednesday.

The Arizona senator’s choice has not yet been told of the decision, but the plan is to call tomorrow. A handful of names of dominated VP speculation in recent days, including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, independent Senator Joe Lieberman, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The presumptive Republican nominee will appear with his prospective running mate at a massive rally on August 29, the day after Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.

The McCain campaign is hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio rally — roughly five times the size of his largest crowd to date.


Filed under: John McCain
August 27th, 2008
11:59 PM ET
6 years ago

Sources: McCain to reveal VP Friday in Ohio

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Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.
Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.

DENVER (CNN) – John McCain has decided on his running mate and will officially reveal his pick on Friday in Ohio, multiple sources tell CNN.

A knowledgeable Republican source says there the matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers Wednesday.

The Arizona senator’s choice has not yet been told of the decision, but the plan is to call tomorrow. A handful of names of dominated VP speculation in recent days, including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, independent Senator Joe Lieberman, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The presumptive Republican nominee will appear with his prospective running mate at a massive rally on August 29, the day after Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.

The McCain campaign is hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio rally — roughly five times the size of his largest crowd to date.


Filed under: Extra • John McCain
August 27th, 2008
10:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Sources: McCain to announce VP pick Friday

 McCain is reportedly on the verge of announcing his VP pick.
McCain is reportedly on the verge of announcing his VP pick.

DENVER (CNN) – John McCain has decided on his running mate and will officially reveal his pick Friday in Ohio, multiple sources tell CNN.

A knowledgeable Republican source says there was a big meeting of McCain's advisors today that helped settle the matter.


Filed under: John McCain