Campaign 2012

Key Aide to John Bolton Supporting Romney

Key Aide to John Bolton Supporting Romney

Thomas A. Schweich of Missouri, a onetime chief of staff to former UN Ambassador John Bolton, has publicly endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy, reports POLITICO. Schweich, who was elected State Auditor in 2010, was one of several big name Republicans in the Show Me State to throw their support to Romney on Thursday. Romney’s other Missouri [...]

Chris Shays Considers Political Comeback in Connecticut

Chris Shays Considers Political Comeback in Connecticut

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, a moderate Republican who briefly toyed with the idea of running for governor of Connecticut last year, is reportedly eyeing the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman. Shays, who narrowly lost his seat to Democrat Jim Himes in 2008, said that he’s seriously considering running for Lieberman’s seat. [...]

Georgia Governor Remains Loyal to Gingrich

Georgia Governor Remains Loyal to Gingrich

Like the Titanic’s Edward Smith, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal apparently plans to go down with his sinking ship. Despite yesterday’s mass exodus of key staffers, the Georgia governor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to stick with Newt Gingrich, regardless of what happens in the weeks and months ahead. Deal is Gingrich’s Georgia campaign [...]

S.C. Lawmakers Hope to Draft Christie

S.C. Lawmakers Hope to Draft Christie

Disappointed by the current crop of GOP presidential candidates, a group of Republican state lawmakers in South Carolina are attempting to prod New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the increasingly crowded contest. Led by state Reps. Kris Crawford and Phyllis Henderson, about a dozen lawmakers plan to hold a press conference on the steps of [...]

Fred Karger Says Republican Field is ‘Mediocre’

Fred Karger Says Republican Field is ‘Mediocre’

In an interview with David Frost that aired on Al Jazeera television last Friday, long shot GOP hopeful Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to seek a major-party presidential nomination, described the current field of Republican presidential candidates as “mediocre” and that presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney is “yesterday’s news.” The 61-year-old Karger, who was [...]

Santorum Launches Radio Spots

Santorum Launches Radio Spots

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who officially tossed his hat into the ring on Monday, has reportedly launched the presidential campaign’s first paid advertising, a 60-second satellite radio spot that will run for two weeks on the Fox radio network and on select stations in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Santorum clearly positions himself [...]

BREAKING: Romney to Skip Ames Straw Poll

BREAKING: Romney to Skip Ames Straw Poll

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s emerging frontrunner, has opted out of the quadrennial straw poll in Ames, Iowa, later this summer, according to CNN. “Our campaign has made the decision to not participate in any straw polls, whether it’s in Florida, Iowa, Michigan or someplace else,” said Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades in [...]

Gary Johnson’s Resume Not Good Enough for CNN, Says Supporter

Gary Johnson’s Resume Not Good Enough for CNN, Says Supporter

While former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, arguably the only original thinker in the entire field of GOP presidential hopefuls, remains upset and demoralized by his exclusion from Monday’s Republican presidential debate in the Granite State — and rightly so — one of his supporters has placed full-page ads in New Hampshire newspapers passionately making [...]

Mass Exodus Leaves Gingrich Candidacy Gasping for Air

Mass Exodus Leaves Gingrich Candidacy Gasping for Air

The resignations of campaign manager Rob Johnson and five other senior campaign staffers earlier today raises serious questions about former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s ability to remain in the race. In addition to Johnson’s resignation, sources close to the campaign told POLITICO that strategists Sam Dawson and Dave Carney, spokesman Rick Tyler, who [...]

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Face Primary Challenger in 2012

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Face Primary Challenger in 2012

Former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson says that he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, in next year’s Democratic primary. Johnson, who stepped down from his judicial post on Friday, is expected to pose the first serious challenge to the thirteen-term congressman since 1986 [...]