(CNN) - Rick Santorum's presidential campaign says they're going to hit Arizona airwaves with campaign commercials.
The campaign told CNN that they will begin running TV ads in Arizona on Thursday. The state, along with Michigan, is next up in the primary and caucus calendar, with both holding primaries on February 28. While Arizona's 29 delegates are winner take all, the 30 delegates at stake in Michigan will be divided proportionally.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – After Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Michele Bachmann will head to South Carolina followed by New Hampshire, the next states to vote on the road to the White House, the Bachmann campaign confirmed to CNN.
The travel plans are further evidence the congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota is planning to forge on with her campaign, whatever the outcome in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses and despite her low poll figures in national and state wide surveys.
(CNN) - Rick Santorum is going up with the first TV commercial in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
A senior Santorum campaign aide tells CNN that the ad will run statewide in Iowa Thursday, hours before the final GOP presidential debate prior to the Hawkeye State's Jan. 3 caucuses. At the same time, a newly created independent super PAC supporting the former Pennsylvania senator's run for the White House says they are airing a spot on Iowa TV.
Washington (CNN) - The ad wars over the debt ceiling crisis continued Friday, with another conservative group issuing a spot over President Barack Obama's handling of the ongoing negotiations.
Americans for Prosperity, an independent political advocacy group that supports Republican causes and candidates, said it will spend $1.3 million to run ads on national cable and broadcast television in the 2012 battleground states of Florida and Ohio for five or six days. The group was co-founded by the well-known, conservative Koch brothers.
(CNN) – The Obama re-election campaign will announce its political director Thursday, CNN has learned.
That person, Katherine Archuleta, will be the first Latina to hold the position on a major presidential campaign, a source close to the campaign notes to CNN.
Washington (CNN) – Veteran Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, who signed on to steer Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's looming presidential bid, said his recent criticism of Sarah Palin is not part of an electoral strategy.
Rollins told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade that Palin, who is considering a run for president, has "not been serious over the last couple of years."
(CNN) - Some cable television viewers will see a commercial from President Obama beginning Saturday.
The 30-second spot, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, will air on MSNBC and BET and features a speech by the president that lays out the stakes in Tuesday’s election, according to a Democratic Party source.