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Gop 2012 Presidential Candidates

Rick Perry's Mad Dash For Cash

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's on a mad dash for cash. He's reaching beyond his traditional in-state base as he tries to build a national fu...

Jason Linkins

This Day In 2012 Debate Exclusion | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

One thing we've harped on a bit on these pages is that many of the GOP candidates who haven't been granted access to the debates are basically caught ...

Huntsman Fires New Hampshire Campaign Manager

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has fired his New Hampshire campaign manager, local station WMUR reports. Huntsman replaced Ethan ...

Jon Huntsman To Offer Jobs Plan

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

HUDSON, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman called Wednesday for sweeping tax changes and new trade agreements to help revital...

Rick Perry Meeting With Conservative Spiritual Leaders

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry planned to meet with conservative spiritual leaders Friday evening at the home of a longtime political sup...

Rick Perry Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Pledge

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage – a reversal from a month a...

Mitt Romney Still Campaigning As Presidential Front-Runner

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Despite a new rival's surge, Mitt Romney is campaigning as though he's still the GOP presidential front-runner, focusing his criti...

Ron Paul: The Economy Is 'Going To Get A Lot Worse' | By Dan Tuohy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Doctor No wants you to say, “Yes,” and join him on the road to the White House. Emerging from Cotton, a Manchester restaurant where he dined Th...

Preparations Begin For The 2012 Democratic National Convention

Creative Loafing | By Mary C. Curtis | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

With the first in the South primary next door in South Carolina, it was inevitable that Michele Bachmann would head this way after her first-place fin...

Former GOP Treasury Official: Rick Perry 'Is An Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Bruce Bartlett, who served as an adviser to Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under George H.W. Bush, called Republican presidential hopeful Ri...

Bachmann, Perry Go After Obama On Hot Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Two Republican presidential hopefuls criticized Obama Thursday, after the president called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. White Ho...

Rick Perry Makes Questionable Remarks About Global Warming

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

BEDFORD, N.H. — GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming, ca...

David Axelrod Blasts GOP Candidates For 'Partisan Platitudes,' Flip-Flopping

AP | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist is dismissive of the Republicans who want his boss' job, saying they are eager t...

Rick Perry Stirs 2012 Speculation At Republican Leadership Conference

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A candidate in waiting, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is elbowing the Republicans already in the 2012 presidential race as he courts party...

Rudy Giuliani's Endless Horror Movie

Dan Collins | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The cast of GOP presidential candidates -- now there's a horror -- has led Congressman Peter King to suggest that Giuliani needs to enter the race. Wow. It's enough to make you want to take another look at Donald Trump.

Tim Pawlenty: 'I'm Running For President'

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told CNN that he is running for President. Pawlenty made the straight-forward pr...

Jason Linkins

Huntsman In 'Limbo' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith and Alexander Burns have a piece up today about the position that potential presidential aspirant Jon Huntsman finds himself today, namely, ...

Howard Fineman

With 'Blood Libel,' The 2012 Campaign Has Begun | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palin has just proven again that she has only one gear -- forward -- and only one mode -- attack. The 2012 presidential campaign has begun, not in Iowa or New Hampshire, but in the bloody streets of Tucson.

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Nominee In 2012: What The Early Polls Tell Us | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speculation about the 2012 Republican nomination is already underway and, as always, national "horse race" poll questions are central to that conversa...

Amanda Terkel

GOPers See 'Great Opportunity' For Afghanistan War Skeptic In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what promises to be a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, there is a growing sense that a 2012 contender could disti...

GOP Approves Changes To 2012 Primary Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin aft...

Mitt Romney Outraises Other Likely 2012 Presidential Candidates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — A political action committee run by prospective 2012 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney raised over $1.8 million during the ...

Bachmann: No 2012 Presidential Run For Me, But Steve King Should Go For It

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told the Sioux City Journal this week that she is not pursuing a presidential run in 2012. Disappointing some, the...

Santorum Mulling Presidential Bid, Says Palin Will 'Have To Do Some Explaining If She Runs'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum told ABC News on Monday that he's "absolutely" considering running for president. Asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin w...