Does Obama secretly support Hillary Clinton for 2016?
January 24th, 2014
03:12 PM ET
11 months ago

Does Obama secretly support Hillary Clinton for 2016?

(CNN) - Political observers are trying to read the tea leaves after the largest super PAC that backed President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is now raising money for a potential Hillary Clinton bid.

The group, Priorities USA Action, also added Obama's top re-election campaign official, Jim Messina, to its roster as co-chairman.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • President Obama
Pataki to Iowa Saturday amid talk of presidential bid
August 22nd, 2011
09:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Pataki to Iowa Saturday amid talk of presidential bid

(CNN) - George Pataki heads to Iowa Saturday to speak at a major GOP gathering, amid word that the former New York governor is getting serious about making a run for the Republican presidential nomination.

A Polk County, Iowa Republican official tells CNN that Pataki will speak Saturday at the group's GOP picnic, which will be held at the Iowa State fairgrounds in Des Moines. The official also says that he was told by Pataki's office that the former three-term governor “would have something to say” about a presidential bid. An aide close to Pataki confirms the former governor will attend the event.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki • Iowa
Trump to make announcement about announcement
April 14th, 2011
08:33 AM ET
4 years ago

Trump to make announcement about announcement

Washington (CNN) – Proving once again that Donald Trump knows a bit about publicity, the business man and real estate mogul will make an announcement on the season finale of "Celebrity Apprentice" about his intentions on running for the White House.

On the final episode of the popular TV reality show, Trump "plans to give an announcement date" for his decision on whether he'll make a formal bid for the Republican presidential nomination, senior Trump adviser Michael Cohen confirms to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump
August 30th, 2010
12:09 PM ET
4 years ago

More than 25,000 ballots uncounted in Alaska GOP Senate race

 More than 25,000 ballots remain uncounted in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary between Joe Miller (left) and Lisa Murkowski (right).
More than 25,000 ballots remain uncounted in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary between Joe Miller (left) and Lisa Murkowski (right).

(CNN) – One day before vote counting resumes in Alaska's Republican Senate primary, election officials say more than 25,000 ballots remain uncounted.

According to unofficial results from last Tuesday's primary, Sen. Lisa Murkowski trails attorney Joe Miller by 1,668 votes, in what could turn out to be the biggest upset so far this cycle. Absentee ballots had 10 days domestically and 15 days internationally to arrive through the mail as long as they were postmarked August 24th, the day of the primary.

Officials at the Alaska Division of Elections tell CNN that as of Sunday 15,720 absentee ballots have been returned. Absentee ballots continue to arrive by mail. Also waiting to be counted are 663 early votes, ballots which were cast in pre-primary day voting. Add to that 9,117 "questioned" ballots, which may or may not be counted. Some may be disqualified by a panel of election officials for irregularities. Most of these votes are expected to be cast in the Republican primary, but some may be intended for the Democratic contest.

Election officials say they will determine Monday how many votes will be included in Tuesday's initial count.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski