POLITICS
11/28/2011 08:27 am ET

9 Election Things You Need To Know Today

Want to know what's happening on the campaign trail? Who's up and who's down in the polls? Where you can meet the candidates in person? Here you go:

1. Newt Gingrich has a full day of campaigning scheduled. The former House Speaker plans to call into Sean Hannity's radio show, then he and his wife Callista will host a fundraiser in Charleston, S.C. Tonight, Gingrich and Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will be interviewed on the CNN show "John King USA" just prior to participating in a town hall meeting. Gingrich will end the evening with an interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.

2. Over the weekend, Herman Cain's campaign released "9-9-9 The Movie Trailer." The 30-second YouTube video uses animation to explain the pizza magnate's tax plan. Cain never appears in the ad, and the URL at the end links to TheCainSolution.com rather than his own website.

3. Cain will head to McLean, Va., today for a fundraiser at the Hilton McLean. Cost for a VIP photo op ranges from $999 to $2,500.

4. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is not out of the race yet. He'll hold a town hall meeting in Merrimack, N.H. today.

5. Former Rep. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) spent the Thanksgiving holiday in New Hampshire. He'll continue campaigning in the Granite State today by holding a meet-and-greet in Barrington and a "Faith, Family and Freedom" town hall in Franklin.

6. On Sunday, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer asked his Twitter followers who they would want him to select as vice president should he land the Republican nomination. Sample responses included Jesse Ventura, Ron Paul, Jesse Jackson and Bill Gates. Roemer then sent out a press release proclaiming Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) as his first choice.

7. In response to Mitt Romney's attack ad on President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee plans to launch a major ad campaign attacking the former Massachusetts governor's character. The spot will air in six key battleground states.

8. Want to share a meal with Romney? Donate just $5 to his campaign and your name could be entered into a drawing for a one-on-one conversation over pizza.

9. Lastly, President Obama will spend the day meeting with leaders of the European Union for a summit at the White House. He has campaign events scheduled for later this week.

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