@timpawlenty: On seizing debate opportunity re: healthcare: Me 0, Mitt 1. On doing healthcare reform the right way as governor: Me 1, Mitt 0
(CNN) – Days after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored big political points in New Hampshire at CNN's first GOP Presidential Primary debate, some say the candidate let his victory go to his head.
An editorial in the first-in-the-nation-primary state's Union-Leader, also a co-sponsor of the debate, scourged Romney for acting "high-falutin'" and "haughty."
Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) - They squinted and stared, laughed and frowned and furiously twisted little gray knobs, giving political analysts a critical early look into the minds of Republican voters.
And what did researchers see there? An energized party fairly champing at the bit for the coming presidential election.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's newly official presidential bid drew fresh eyes Tuesday after complimentary reviews of her performance in a face-off with her Republican rivals.
Several CNN analysts declared her one of the winners of the CNN-sponsored New Hampshire GOP debate Monday night, while House Speaker John Boehner said the third-term congresswoman "did a really good job last night."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the 2012 Republican presidential field, on Tuesday praised Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), who officially joined the race during Monday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire.
"I think she did a really good job last night," Boehner said when asked about Bachmann's performance in the CNN debate. "I think she is a bright member of our caucus. It's one of the reasons why I appointed her to the intelligence committee."
(CNN) - Monday night's GOP debate in Manchester, New Hampshire provided the first look at most of the viable contenders for the Republican nomination on one stage. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul fielded questions from moderator John King, audience members at St. Anselm University and viewers at home who submitted their questions via social media.
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Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Seven Republican candidates faced off on Monday in the first debate in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary of the 2012 election.
Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum addressed issues ranging from the debt ceiling to abortion rights.FULL STORY
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is officially running for president, she is not running for re-election to her seat in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District.
But if her presidential hopes don't pan out, could she keep the re-election plan - as a back-up plan?