May 30th, 2012
04:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Gonzales says Romney must make personal connection to Hispanics

(CNN) – Mitt Romney – who, according to polls, faces a sizeable deficit among Latinos – needs to find better ways to make connections with those key voters, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday.

Speaking on CNN's "John King, USA," Gonzales, a Republican, said Romney's past statements about policies affecting Latinos, including his policy of "self-deportation," will be hard for him to reverse.

Filed under: 2012 • Alberto Gonzales • Latinos • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
May 25th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
10 years ago

Perry: Don't go the Bain way

(CNN) - "It didn't work then. It's not going to work now."

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke from experience Friday when he argued the recent Democratic attacks against Mitt Romney's private equity career will fail to carry much weight in the long run.

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • TV-John King U.S.A.
May 23rd, 2012
04:17 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: McCain draws on own VP selection experience

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, recalled his own vice presidential selection process when asked Wednesday by CNN Chief National Correspondent John King who this year's presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, might choose as his running mate.

Watch “John King, USA” at 6pm on CNN for the full interview with Sen. John McCain.

Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • John McCain • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
May 22nd, 2012
08:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: Bain Capital 'not a bad company,' Massachusetts gov says

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King speaks with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, and Bay State politics.

Filed under: 2012 • TV-John King U.S.A.
May 16th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
10 years ago

Kasich: Obama economic policies are headwind

(CNN) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said on CNN's "John King, USA" that President Barack Obama's economic policies have created "a wind in my face" as he had worked to grow the state's economy.

He suggested that the state's Republican senator, Rob Portman, would be a "great pick" for Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate, but deflected the suggestion that he might run.

"I'm not even going to express no interest because that indicates interest," he said.

Filed under: John Kasich • Ohio • TV-John King U.S.A.
May 8th, 2012
07:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: McCain: I like Barkley, but 'I don't believe he's right'

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona calls a foul on Charles Barkley's comments to Mitt Romney at a basketball game on Sunday evening.

Filed under: John McCain • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
April 20th, 2012
08:21 PM ET
10 years ago

RNC chair waiting to back Romney ‘out of respect’

(CNN) – The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Friday he was holding off on naming Mitt Romney the presumptive GOP presidential nominee out of respect for the two long shot candidates still running for the spot.

Reince Priebus said on CNN’s “John King U.S.A.” the delegate math that overwhelmingly favors Romney isn’t enough to declare an end to the contest.

Filed under: Reince Priebus • TV-John King U.S.A.
April 17th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Bachmann sees GOP 'coalescing'

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said Tuesday that she has recently spoken with likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney, though she did not offer an endorsement of her one-time rival.

In the appearance on CNN's "John King, USA," Bachmann said she sees the GOP coming together, and wants to be "a voice of uniting our party."

The interview will air Tuesday on CNN's "John King, USA" at 6 p.m. ET.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
April 10th, 2012
08:22 PM ET
10 years ago

Priebus: 'Time heals some wounds'

(CNN) - Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, weighed in on Rick Santorum's exist from the presidential race on Tuesday, saying he expects the Republican Party to unite behind Mitt Romney in the coming weeks.

"I think time heals some wounds, and I also think over time, over the next several weeks, I think our party gets completely unified," Priebus said on CNN's "John King, USA."

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
April 5th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
10 years ago

Specter on Santorum: 'This campaign is over'

(CNN) - While Rick Santorum insists he'll pull a victory in his home state of Pennsylvania later this month, another former high-profile senator from the Keystone State said that won't happen.

"This campaign is over for Rick Santorum," Arlen Specter said Thursday of his former supporter. "There's nothing left of his candidacy."

Filed under: 2012 • Arlen Specter • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
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