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Alabama Primary 2012

Santorum Steering Clear Of Battleground On Primary Day

Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Rick Santorum is spending early Tuesday with his family at their home near Washington as vo...

Candidates Battle For Alabama Primary

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

By John Whitesides BILOXI, Miss., March 12 (Reuters) - Republicans Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney battled on Monday for conservat...

Newt Explains Why He Won't Drop Out

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

By BETH FOUHY, ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Newt Gingrich says he plans to campaign for president until the party's nominating convention in August,...

The Gingrich Dilemma

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Newt Gingrich remaining in the race benefits the party. He provides ideas, personality, and an excitement that energizes a fractured base. Most importantly, his presence in the race perpetuates the divide of the conservative vote.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Vows 'I Will Not Leave The Field'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Newt Gingrich ended an appearance Monday night at a presidential forum in Birmingham, Ala., with a cry of defiance, vowing to remain a...

GOP Candidates Court Southern Support

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO and BETH FOUHY, The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. -- Republican presidential contenders and their super PAC supporters campaigned ag...

Romney Flip Flops On Catfish

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reversed his position on catfish Monday at a campaign stop in Alabama, according to the LA Times. Rom...

Mitt Makes Awkward Appeal To Southern Women

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

In an attempt to reach out to Southern voters, Mitt Romney found a way to mix age, women and hugs all in one. At a campaign rally in Mobile, Alaba...

Something's Fishy With Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Rain or shine, Mitt Romney has his way with words. The GOP frontrunner's Monday campaign event in Alabama was shrouded by stormy weather. To escap...

Romney: 'If I'm A Weak Frontrunner What Does That Make Newt Gingrich?'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney shot back at Newt Gingrich's contention that he's a weak frontrunner Monday on Fox News, saying, "if I'm a weak frontrunner, what does tha...

Mark Blumenthal

Mississippi, Alabama Polls Point To Close, Uncertain Finish

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi may be the most suspenseful so far, because the few public polls available hav...

GOP Circus Comes to the Deep South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.11.2012 | College
Glen Browder

The contending visitors are doing their awkward best in the deepest of the Deep South; but, just as is the case in other parts of the country, Alabamians and Mississippians consider the various candidates somewhat lacking.

The Battle For The Deep South

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

* Alabama, Mississippi have big evangelical voting blocs * Romney looks to increase his delegate haul * Voters ask which...

Santorum: I'm Not Going To Ask Newt To Quit

AP | BETH FOUHY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head cont...

Gingrich Hits Romney For Curious 'Grits' Comment

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

DOTHAN, Alabama -- Republican Newt Gingrich is counting on a win in Alabama's primary Tuesday. The former House speaker attended five campaign events...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 9, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Bill Kristol says it's just getting started. Sarah Palin says all bets are off. Other GOP luminaries say that so far, what they've seen has been "a collective yawn." What are they talking about? The GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination, that's what. And all of these assessments have been handed down from on high in the wake of Super Tuesday's results. But wasn't Super Tuesday a pretty unequivocal win for Mitt Romney, leaving him as the only candidate with a path to the nomination that doesn't require a series of miraculous events?

Mark Blumenthal

Mississippi, Alabama Polls Yield Bad News For Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rick Santorum's presidential campaign aims to "knock out" Newt Gingrich by sweeping the upcoming Republican contests in Kansas, Alaba...

'Strange Things Are Happening To Me'

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concern tha...

'I Can Tell You Right Now, He's Tired'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

TUPELO, Miss. — It was an ominous introduction for Republican Newt Gingrich, whose future as a presidential candidate rests in Mississippi and A...

Romney Facing Doubt In Dixie Country

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concer...

Santorum's Alabama Appeal

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

PELHAM, Ala. — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appealed Thursday for votes in Alabama's upcoming primary, calling the state the ...

Newt Doubles Down On South

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Newt Gingrich's poor showing in every Super Tuesday state except Georgia gives him an increasingly narrow path to win the nomination, one t...

Mitt Romney Wins The Endorsement Of Largest Newspaper In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

With less than a week before the Alabama primary, Mitt Romney has won the endorsement of the Birmingham News, the state's largest newspaper. The edito...