March 6th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
9 years ago

Southwest Ohio: Epicenter for Republican race

Cincinnati (CNN) - At Andy's Café, Linda Meineke says she speaks for a lot of people here - she's unenthusiastic about the Republican presidential candidates and disgusted with the way they've run their campaigns.

"It might just be a flip of a coin," she said with a bit of a sigh.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
Gingrich won't cast ballot in GOP primary
March 6th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
9 years ago

Gingrich won't cast ballot in GOP primary

Huntsville, Alabama (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will not vote in Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia, where he is a resident but his name is not on the ballot.

Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said the candidate, who is campaigning in Georgia and Alabama on Election Day, did not request an absentee ballot and did not plan to cast a ballot in person on Tuesday.

Then tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Virginia
Ohio ad breakdown shows negative ads dominant
March 6th, 2012
12:40 PM ET
9 years ago

Ohio ad breakdown shows negative ads dominant

(CNN) – The fight for votes in Ohio, Super Tuesday's most sought-after prize, hasn't been pretty, according to an analysis of television ads airing in the state.

A breakdown of ads on broadcast television in Ohio from Kantar Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG), CNN's political advertising consultant, showed ads from candidates and the super PACs supporting their candidacies were overwhelmingly negative.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, today at 12 p.m. ET. Then tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of Super Tuesday, and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Ohio
Issues weigh on the mind of voters in Ohio
March 6th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
9 years ago

Issues weigh on the mind of voters in Ohio

Delhi Township, Ohio (CNN) - The economy, jobs, healthcare, and conservative values. That's what's on the minds of voters at this polling station in southwest Ohio.

"I want this country swung back and I think we're totally out of control and I want the most conservative person and so I voted my conscience. Whether he wins or not is another subject," Veronica Helms told CNN.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, today at 12 p.m. ET. Then tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of Super Tuesday, and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Republicans
Join the Super Tuesday roundtable
March 6th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
9 years ago

Join the Super Tuesday roundtable

(CNN) – Join the CNN.com Super Tuesday roundtable, hosted by CNN's Wolf Blitzer and featuring CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger, CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby, CNN Political Contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, and CNN Political Contributor and Republican strategist Ari Fleischer.

Watch live.


Filed under: 2012
Live blog of Super Tuesday (plus more)
March 6th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Live blog of Super Tuesday (plus more)

(CNN) - Voters in ten states will cast ballots on Tuesday, when the most delegates thus far in the campaign cycle are up for grabs. Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas are battling for 419 total delegates in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama held a press conference at the White House where he unveiled a plan to aid those hit by the housing crisis, discussed ongoing discussions with Israel and the situations in Iran and Afghanistan.

Check back here through the night for the latest reporting from our producers and correspondents. Tune in to the CNN Election Center Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of Super Tuesday and follow real time results at CNNPolitics.com. Read more here.

2:56 a.m. ET - @GaryTuchmanCNN: Presidential election day is now eight months away. #cnnelections

2:54 a.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: GOP race post #supertuesday; 14 states @MittRomney, 7 @RickSantorum, 2 @newtgingrich. @RepRonPaul shut out again. #CNNElections

2:48 a.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: With AK, @MittRomney wins 6 of 10 + by far biggest #supertuesday delegate haul. Often isn't pretty, but math now his friend. #CNNElections

2:40 a.m. ET - Romney won the Alaska caucuses, CNN projected. With 85% of precincts reporting Romney captured 33% of the vote, followed by Santorum with 29%, Paul with 24% and Gingrich with 14%.

2:30 a.m. ET - 'Joe the Plumber' wins GOP primary in Ohio

1:48 a.m. ET - @LisaDCNN: ALASKA SQUEAKER?: Santorum closing in. It's Romney 33%, Santorum 30% w/ 68% reporting.

1:42 a.m. ET - @donnabrazile: A lot of people wanted fmr Gov Sarah Palin to run. But then late night comedians don’t choose the candidates. #cnnelections

1:34 a.m. ET - @adamplevycnn: Dels earned tonight: Rom 189, Sant 72, Ging 64, Paul 14. More updates in the AM. on.cnn.com/xgsjaU #CNNElections
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
March 6th, 2012
11:47 AM ET
9 years ago

Video: Virtual GOP convention preview

(CNN) - CNN has a brand new way to show how the fight for delegates could affect the Republican convention in Tampa. Check out a preview of the new technology with Tom Foreman.


Filed under: 2012
CNN.com Live: campaigning for Super Tuesday and beyond
March 6th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
9 years ago

CNN.com Live: campaigning for Super Tuesday and beyond

Atlanta (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is looking beyond Super Tuesday as his rivals keep their focus on the biggest day so far in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. At stake, 419 delegates.

Gingrich heads to Alabama early this afternoon for two campaign events before returning to Atlanta for Election Night. The former House speaker is expected to easily win his home state of Georgia, which he has said is crucial to his campaign for the nomination. But Gingrich's decision to campaign in Alabama, which holds a primary next week, is a clear sign the former speaker has no intention of dropping out of the race even if he performs poorly outside of Georgia.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, today at 12 p.m. ET. Then tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of Super Tuesday, and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • North Dakota • Ohio • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
March 6th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
9 years ago

Video: Barbara Bush on 'worst campaign I've ever seen'

(CNN) - Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush shared their thoughts on the presidential campaign at a conference in Texas. Read more about the former first lady's comments here.


Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush
GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran
March 6th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
9 years ago

GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran

Washington (CNN) - In speeches Tuesday before a powerful pro-Israel lobby group, Republican presidential hopefuls promised a stronger line against Iran and a closer relationship with Israel if elected.

Three of the four candidates in the GOP primary are speaking separately at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

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Filed under: 2012 • AIPAC
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