October 19th, 2013
06:36 PM ET
10 months ago

Three big takeaways from Hillary Clinton's return to politics

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (CNN) – For the first time since the 2008 presidential race, Hillary Clinton made a foray back into the thorny world of campaign politics on Saturday, appearing at a rally for Terry McAuliffe, the longtime Clinton confidant now running for governor of Virginia.

About 600 people showed up to the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, a suburb of Washington, D.C. to witness Clinton's smiling re-emergence on the political scene, showering her with applause when she made even the slightest allusion to running for office again.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Wendy Davis to run for governor in Texas
September 26th, 2013
04:42 PM ET
11 months ago

Wendy Davis to run for governor in Texas

Washington (CNN) – State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas will run for governor next year, two Democratic sources familiar with the planning confirmed to CNN.

The Democrat, who gained national fame after her 13-hour filibuster over a controversial abortion bill, was already scheduled to make an announcement about her political future on October 3.

Filed under: 2014 • Texas • Wendy Davis
Eastwood inks support for same-sex marriage
February 28th, 2013
11:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Eastwood inks support for same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Actor Clint Eastwood joined the list of Republicans signing a legal brief in support of same-sex marriage, a person familiar with the document confirmed Thursday.

Eastwood has previously lamented the idea of "making a big deal out of gay marriage," but he's now joining a chorus of high-profile Republicans that want the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex couples who want to legally wed.

Filed under: Clint Eastwood • Same-sex marriage
Manchin to skip Democratic National Convention
June 18th, 2012
07:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin to skip Democratic National Convention

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is running for re-election in West Virginia, said Monday he plans to sit out September's Democratic National Convention, the biggest gathering of the year for his party.

"I intend to spend this fall focused on the people of West Virginia, whether that's representing them in my official U.S. Senate duties or here at home, where I can hear about their concerns and ideas to solve the problems of this great nation," Manchin said in a statement.