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Primary Election 2012

Enfranchising Americans Through Electoral Reform

Howard Barbanel | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

We need to move toward a one-day national primary, just as we have a one-day national election. There's no reason to have a protracted six-month primary schedule with states jockeying with one another for the distinction of being one of the first.

Candidates Speak On Primary Night

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, Rick Santorum was projected the winner of the Alabama primary. Watch live video of what the former senator and other contenders comp...

Rick Santorum Wins Alabama Primary

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum was projected the winner of the Alabama primary on Tuesday night by NBC News, and not long after projected to finish first in the Missis...

Live Updates: Alabama & Mississippi Primary Contests

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

The Alabama primary and Mississippi primary are taking place on Tuesday, along with the Hawaii Caucus. The latest polls out on the race in the two...

Jason Linkins

Santorum Quietly, Calmly, Deconstructs Gingrich At Republican Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

At a moment after a break in Thursday's Republican debate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum got asked about Newt Gingrich's call for him to quit...

GOP Vacuum

James Campion | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
James Campion

No mavericks. No crazy people from Alaska. No pizza guys or thrice-divorced angry has-beens or even stammering Texas crackers this time. It's wooden, hold-your-nose and vote or be stuck with Obama time.

Some Rising, Some Declining

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERS KASIE HUNT AND JENNIFER AGIESTA (AP/The Huffington Post) WASHINGTON — After grousing for months, Republicans are gr...

Palin Slams Pundits Who 'Predicted With Glee' Her Demise

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's political action committee is pushing back against recent reports on any plans she may have in the works to run for president in the nex...

Paul Ryan 2012?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he won't run for president next year. The Republican congressman from Wisconsin issued a statement Monda...

Controversial Congressman Plays Outsized Role In 2012 Race

Roll Call | Shira Toeplitz | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

Between Reps. Michele Bachmann's and Ron Paul's oversized white party tents, Rep. Steve King held court in his modest canopy at the Ames straw poll....

Bad News For GOP Presidential Field

The Los Angeles Times | Seema Mehta | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

This year, the top finisher in an Iowa poll was not an actual candidate but 'someone else.' Many are still waiting for the perfect Republican to arriv...

Poll Has Good News For Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney In Key Primary State

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann leadin...

Romney And Bachmann Lead In Iowa, Poll Shows

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann leadin...

One Contentious Issue Produces Position-Shifts From Four GOP Presidential Candidates

Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has faced sharp criticism from conservatives over the health care reform package he signed into law in the B...

John McCain 2012?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is brushing aside any questions about whether he might ultimately decide to run for president again in 2012. McCain...

McCain: GOP Presidential Candidates Preaching 'Isolationism'

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 presidential nominee, ripped into the current crop of Republican White House c...

One GOP Presidential Candidate's Star Is On The Rise

TIME | Alex Altman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

Once again, Herman Cain was in Iowa Monday, brimming with confidence as he pitched his presidential candidacy to voters. “This is where the vetting ...

DeMint Reverses Course On Prospect Of Running For President In 2012

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is considering launching a campaign for president in the next election cycle, The Hill reports. Despite previously denyin...

Group Launches Effort To Draft Paul Ryan Into Presidential Race

Hotline On Call | Kathy Kiely | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

Further evidence that this is the summer of Republicans' discontent: Just as one group of well-heeled Iowans jets east today in hopes of persuading Ne...

Surprise Republican Name Emerges Winner In GOP Primary Poll

Reuters | Ros Krasny | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

BOSTON (Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani came out on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, even though the former New York Ma...

Poll Has Good News For Sarah Palin And One Other 2012 Republican

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin lead a narrower field of potential rivals for the 2012 Republican Party presid...

Poll Has Good News For Herman Cain Following Campaign Launch

Gallup | Frank Newport | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Newly announced presidential candidate Herman Cain, although still not widely known, has the highest Positive Intensity Score among Republicans of any...

What Obama's Political Team Thinks Of GOP Presidential Field

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Gov. Mitch Daniels is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to President Obama's political team, the Hoosier was the most credible Republican spokes...

For Republican Hopefuls, Bush Primary Is Well Under Way

The New York Times | Michael D. Shear | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

For Republicans who want to be president, one of the most crucial primaries is well under way: the Bush primary....

Republicans, Still Looking For Presidential Savior?

Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican field of contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination is nearly set, but that has not stopped speculation abo...