CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Minnesotans go with Obama again
Minnesota went for President Barack Obama for the second time, with about the same percentage he gained nationwide.
While, pre-election polls offered conflicting views about whether Minnesota was in ... Posted on 11/7/12 at 3:07 AM
Candidates campaign in battleground states following Tuesday night’s debate
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged across nearly a half-dozen battleground states in the close race for the White House with 20 days to run.
Second presidential debate shows an aggressive president; GOP challenger gives as good as he gets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a “one-point plan” to help the rich in America and playing politics with the recent deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling edge in battlegrounds from Ohio to Virginia.
Republican presidential candidate tries to stem damage from new controversy
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — His campaign at a crossroads, Mitt Romney struggled Tuesday to limit political fallout from his dismissive comments about nearly half of all Americans while Republican officials debated the impact of serial controversies on the party’s hopes of capturing the White House.
Romney’s convention: Big storm, rape controversy
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — His Republican National Convention pushed back by a day, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over rape and abortion is harming his party, and he accused Democrats of trying to exploit it for political gain.
Spokesman says Republican candidate is ‘at the top of the ticket’
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — In Paul Ryan’s high-energy debut as Republican vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney’s campaign made one thing clear: Romney’s ideas rule, not his running mate’s.
WASHINGTON — The punch line is at least as old as the eldest baby boomer: “I didn’t get a pony.”
Here’s Jerry Seinfeld: “I hated those kids (who had ponies). In fact, I hate anyone that ever had a pony when they were growing up.”
Candidate pins ‘prairie fire of debt’ on Obama
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday painted President Barack Obama as a reckless steward of the country’s economy and, as proof, pointed to “a financial crisis of debt and spending that threatens what it means to be an American.”
Former Mass. Governor edges out Santorum in Ill.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, trumping Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney squeezed out a win in pivotal Ohio, captured four other states with ease and padded his delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but was forced to share the Super Tuesday spotlight with a resurgent Rick Santorum.
Gingrich comes in second place in Florida primary
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding from the previous week’s defeat with a commanding victory and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Despite the one-sided setback, Gingrich vowed to press on.
Candidate cements front-runner position
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.
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