Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad
February 21st, 2013
10:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

(CNN) - Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights.

"Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad," Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the former first lady, wrote in a statement Thursday. "When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it."
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Filed under: Laura Bush • Same-sex marriage
Clinton in close contact with Obama camp as he writes convention speech
Former President Bill Clinton speaking at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
September 5th, 2012
01:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton in close contact with Obama camp as he writes convention speech

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is writing his own speech for the Democratic National Convention and is expected to show it to the Obama campaign before delivering it Wednesday night, sources close to Clinton told CNN.

A spokeswoman with President Barack Obama's campaign said Tuesday staffers had not yet seen Clinton's speech, but had no qualms about what he would say.
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Democratic super PAC reserving $30 million for fall TV advertising
August 1st, 2012
05:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Democratic super PAC reserving $30 million for fall TV advertising

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic super PAC backing President Barack Obama, Priorities USA Action, is significantly ramping up its media spending as it reserves $30 million in broadcast and cable ad time come this fall, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.

The group, run by two former Obama White House officials, has not actually yet purchased the ad time in the critical states of Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the sources said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Fundraising • President Obama • Priorities USA
Santorum lays out his political future
June 8th, 2012
08:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum lays out his political future

Washington (CNN) - Two months after he suspended his presidential campaign, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Friday laid out his future plans as he looks for ways to make sure his voice is heard and his influence is felt as a leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

Santorum announced he was forming Patriot Voices, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization he said would promote some of his key issues, including a commitment to family.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Santorum super PAC buys more ad time in Michigan
February 21st, 2012
10:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum super PAC buys more ad time in Michigan

(CNN) - The super PAC supporting presidential contender Rick Santorum confirmed Tuesday it made an additional $600,000 television ad buy in Michigan, which holds its Republican primary next week.

The 30-second spot, paid for by the Red, White and Blue Fund, attempts to parallel Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney with President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Rick Santorum