Posts Tagged ‘ Election 2012 ’

“Ten Commandments” judge Moore to explore White House bid

March 29, 2011
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USA Today    

"Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court judge whose monument to the Ten Commandments gained him national attention, intends explore a presidential bid for 2012. Moore's aide, Zachery Michael, told CNN that the two-time gubernatorial candidate hopes to file the paperwork for a presidential exploratory committee sometime in mid-April. Moore has been considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination for several months." (03/29/11)

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Trump extends, revises barmy “birther” babble

March 28, 2011
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CNN    

"He off-handedly questioned President Obama's birthplace last week -- a comment that drew strong rebukes from some quarters -- but now business mogul Donald Trump says he's more concerned than ever that the president was, in fact, not born in the United States." (03/28/11)

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Bachmann moves closer to presidential bid

March 24, 2011
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Imperial Valley Press    

"In another sign that she is moving closer to a 2012 presidential run, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann did not deny a report Thursday that she would form a presidential exploratory committee by late spring. The conservative Minnesotan was on a campaign-style swing through neighboring Iowa, the first caucus state, when CNN reported that she would file papers to form a committee in early June. ... 'I'm not saying it's false,' Bachmann said, adding, 'It could be before then.'" (03/24/11)

 

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Palin visits Jerusalem, reaching out to Israel’s right

March 21, 2011
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Following a path tread by many a US presidential hopeful, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is making her first visit to Israel. Today, she toured the Old City of Jerusalem wearing a Star of David necklace before arriving at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence for a private dinner. Though the visit is being described as private, Ms. Palin's three-day stop on the way home from India could both burnish her thin foreign policy credentials and curry favor with Jewish and evangelical constituencies back home." (03/21/11)

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The case for a Ron Paul Presidential campaign in 2012

March 7, 2011
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Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by George Dance  

"Should Ron Paul run for POTUS once again in 2012? Of course. From the perspective of the rEVOLution (as defined), there is no better candidate." (03/06/11)

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Presidential aspirations cost Gingrich, Santorum their Fox gigs

March 3, 2011
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New York Daily News    

"Does Fox News know something that we don't? The network suspended its contracts with contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday pending the former politicians' decisions on whether or not they'll run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. 'The suspension is effective for 60 days,' Bret Baier, Fox's political anchor said on the air. 'Then on May 1, their contracts will be terminated unless they notify Fox that they are not running for president.'" (03/03/11)

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Poll: Southern Republicans prefer Huckabee for 2012

March 2, 2011
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Miami Herald    

"Less than a year before the South's first presidential primary, a new poll shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leading a field of prospective Republican candidates among Southern voters. Huckabee easily led former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, 21.9 percent to 12.9 percent. Former Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts scored 8.7 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, in the poll of 11 Southern states by Winthrop University of Rock Hill, S.C." (03/02/11)

 

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Paul, Cain lead the pack in Tea Party Patriots straw poll

February 28, 2011
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CBS News    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain led a presidential straw poll among Tea Party members released on Sunday, with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin trailing in third place. In the poll, which surveyed about 1,600 members of the Tea Party Patriots group at a convention in Phoenix, Paul led with 581 votes as the preferred Republican candidate .... Cain, a Georgia businessman and conservative columnist, followed with 256 votes." (02/28/11)

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Former aide rips Palin in leaked manuscript

February 20, 2011
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Miami Herald    

"A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest aides from her time as governor charges that Palin broke state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign and was consumed by petty grievances up until she resigned. The unpublished book by Frank Bailey was leaked to the media and widely circulated on Friday. ... The manuscript was leaked along with an e-mail from an agent touting the book, possibly to a prospective publisher." (02/19/11)

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Romney upbraids Obama, avoids healthcare issue

February 13, 2011
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The Boston Globe    

"Mitt Romney promoted his business skills and pummeled President Obama’s policies in a speech yesterday to a packed convention of conservatives. ... Test-driving themes he would probably use in his expected presidential campaign, Romney went right after Obama, mocking the president’s new tack to the political center as subterfuge for familiar Democratic policies. ... But he made almost no mention of healthcare, either Obama’s national plan, or the measure Romney helped push to passage in Massachusetts." (02/12/11)

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Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

February 13, 2011
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Politico    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll Saturday, taking 30 percent of the vote in a huge and divided field for his second victory in as many years. In second place was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who took 23 percent of the vote. ... After Paul and Romney, no candidate received more than 6 percent of the vote. Former New Mexico Gary Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie both hit that mark, tying for third place." (02/12/11)

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Conservative conference rolls out presidential hopefuls

February 10, 2011
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CNN    

"Potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sen. John Thune, Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Ron Paul all get their chance Friday to address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- a gathering of more than 10,000 GOP activists from across the country. ... The conference will conclude with a straw poll that has been trumpeted as a key early indicator of presidential primary support." (02/10/11)

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VA: Webb won’t run for reelection in 2012

February 9, 2011
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Washington Post    

"Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested." (02/09/11)

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Deal of the century

January 5, 2011
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The New Republic
by Ruy Teixeira  

"If Obama wins in 2012, chalk it up to the tax-cut extension." (01/05/11)

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AK: Palin polls 58% unfavorable

December 29, 2010
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New York Daily News    

"Only 33% of Alaskans have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, while the majority are icy about their former half-term GOP governor. The bulk -- 58% -- have a negative opinion about Palin, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. ... Alaska Republicans view Palin less favorably than GOP voters in other states. According to the poll, 60% of Republicans in Alaska have a favorable opinion of Mama Grizzly -- who is rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2012. But PPP says GOP support for Palin in most other states usually hovers around 80%." (12/29/10)

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McMillan announces 2012 prez campaign

December 23, 2010
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New York Observer    

"Rent Is Too Damn High [2010 New York] gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, fresh off a surprising 40,000 vote finish, appeared on the Libertarian Internet talk show 'Revolution Radio' and announced that he will run for President in 2012. ... he just registe[re]d as a Republican to avoid, presumably, a costly primary fight with Obama." [hat tip -- Independent Political Report] (12/23/10)

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