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2012 Election Blog

Allen West Challenger Launches 'What West Said' Website

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Patrick Murphy, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), launched a new website on Friday that may be the equivalent of th...

John Boehner: 'I'm Partial' To Rob Portman For VP

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to be the next vice president. "I'm partial to Rob Portman,” Bo...

Romney: 'Regulations Are Essential To The Functioning Of Markets'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in the middle of a trip to London that is being overshadowed by verbal gaffes on his part, made some unusual comments about financial reg...

Mitt Romney Seeks To Broaden Debate Over President Obama's Remarks

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

ROXBURY, Mass. -- Mitt Romney again hit President Barack Obama for comments from a week ago about small business, seeking to expand the debate -- beyo...

PHOTOS: Audience Looks Less Than Excited At Mitt Romney's NAACP Speech

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP Convention in Houston on Wednesday, he was up against a group that tends to support his opponent, and the opposing...

Polls: Obama Leads Romney In Virginia, Tied In North Carolina

Adam Carlson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

A pair of new polls finds President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney statistically tied in North Carolina, while the president holds a solid lead in Virgi...

Jon Ward

Republicans Launch 'Obamanomics Outsourced' Broadside Against Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For days, Republicans have struggled to defend Mitt Romney against attacks from President Barack Obama's campaign labeling the presumpti...

Jon Ward

GOP Leader Doubles Down On Obamacare Tax Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday doubled down on his contention that President Barack Obama's health care law is a tax...

RNC Will Keep Calling ObamaCare A 'Tax,' Despite Romney Campaign's Disagreement

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee said Monday it will continue to refer to President Barack Obama's health-care law as a "tax," despite the fact that ...

11 Complaints About Mitt Romney's Lack Of Vision

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The complaints from top conservative voices about Mitt Romney's lack of vision -- and news stories about the same -- have stacked up over the past two...

THEY EAT THEIR OWN: Club For Growth PAC Accuses House Ally Of 'Personal Bitterness'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club for Growth PAC on Friday slammed Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who ranks number one on the conservative group's scorecard, for a...

Romney Campaign Releases Individualized Ads For Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa

Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released four new TV ads Friday morning, each of them tailored to a specific swing state. The ads will run in O...

Obama Campaign Hits Romney With 2 New Ads

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released two new TV ads on Wednesday, hitting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for raising a ho...

Mitt Romney, John Boehner To Grab Burgers And Rally Together In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will hold his first joint rally with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday, the Dayton Business Journal reported. ...

New Romney Ad Is Mirror Image Of One Released By Obama In 2008

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

When the Republican National Committee released a web video hours after President Barack Obama's "the private sector is doing fine" comment last Frida...

Peter DeFazio Stands By Question To GOP Colleague: 'Why Do You Hate This Country?'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) is standing by a remark he made last week questioning the patriotism of a Republican colleague who refused to support spen...

Jon Ward

'Cage Match' Raises Question: What Is Government 'As We Know It'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Washington think tank debates are, as a rule, excruciatingly boring. And a "cage match" Monday night between two scholars at the American...

Romney Campaign Aides Face Unusual Obama Question During Conference Call

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A Romney campaign conference call got a moment of levity Wednesday when a conservative blogger from Ohio used her chance to ask a question to inquire ...

Rove-Created Groups Make Big Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-founded super-PAC, and its 501(c)(4) affiliate, Crossroads GPS, announced a $4.6 million ad buy Wednesday hitting s...

Jon Ward

Obama Says His Campaign Is 'Still About Hope'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- President Barack Obama pleaded with supporters at a fundraiser here Tuesday afternoon to resurrect the spirit of his 2008 campaign. "...

Romney Relapse: Mitt Responds To Obama Gaffe With One Of His Own

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- He's baaack. Mitt Romney, seeking to capitalize on a damaging mistake Friday by President Barack Obama -- the president's careless comm...

Bobby Jindal Avoids Saying He's Not Being Vetted For Vice President

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday he is not commenting on Mitt Romney's vice presidential search process, avoiding a direct question ...

Chris Christie: Obama's 'Just Fine' Remark An 'Outrage'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacked President Barack Obama on Friday for his comment earlier in the day stating that "the private secto...

Candidate Declares State GOP Senate Primary Over, Declines Statewide Televised Debate

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Months ahead of voting day, Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) has effectively declared the Republican U.S. Senate primary over, declining an invitation to par...

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine." The Romney c...