Campaign 2012

Key Huckabee Supporter in South Carolina Backs Jon Huntsman

Key Huckabee Supporter in South Carolina Backs Jon Huntsman

A key supporter of Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign in South Carolina said today that he will back Jon Huntsman for the Republican presidential nomination if the former Utah governor and ex-ambassador to China enters the race, according to several sources. Mike Campbell, the son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell and whose mother served […]

'The Donald' Ducks Out

‘The Donald’ Ducks Out

Donald Trump ended months of speculation by saying what many others already knew. He’s not running for president in 2012. The publicity-seeking real estate mogul and television celebrity announced his decision in a statement earlier this afternoon. “After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” said Trump. […]

Hewitt: GOP Should Exclude Ron Paul from Presidential Debates

Hewitt: GOP Should Exclude Ron Paul from Presidential Debates

Nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, whose conservative radio program can be heard in more than 120 cities across the country every weekday afternoon, is urging the Republican National Committee to intervene in the 2012 Republican presidential debates and exclude Rep. Ron Paul and other “marginal candidates” from participating in future debates. Hewitt, who […]

George Will Says Newt Gingrich is ‘Not a Serious Candidate’

George Will Says Newt Gingrich is ‘Not a Serious Candidate’

During his appearance on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” columnist George F. Will said that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is not a serious candidate for president. “He’s been out of elective office for 12 years,” said Will. “Now, John Quincy Adams was out for 17 years when he became President — […]

Tommy Thompson Eyes Herb Kohl’s Senate Seat in Wisconsin

Tommy Thompson Eyes Herb Kohl’s Senate Seat in Wisconsin

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is seriously eyeing the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, according to the National Journal.  Thompson, however, isn’t expected to make a final decision on the race until Rep. Paul Ryan — considered one of the GOP’s hottest commodities nationally — decides whether or not he wants to […]

Huckabee's Heart Says 'No'

Huckabee’s Heart Says ‘No’

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a surprise winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses and considered by many pundits and pollsters as a leading contender for the GOP’s nomination this time around, declared that he will not be a candidate for president in 2012.  He announced his decision during his Saturday night program from the Fox […]

West Virginia Chooses Nominees for Governor Today

West Virginia Chooses Nominees for Governor Today

West Virginians head to the polls today to nominate candidates for governor in a special election triggered by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate. Byrd’s death last summer and the subsequent election of then-Gov. Joe Manchin to fill the remainder of the 92-year-old lawmaker’s Senate term, set […]

Huckabee Plans Major Weekend Announcement

Huckabee Plans Major Weekend Announcement

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will make an announcement about his role in the 2012 presidential campaign on his Fox News program tomorrow evening. “Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” said Woody Fraser, executive producer of the former governor’s television […]

Ron Paul Condemns CIA Raid in Pakistan, Says He Would Have Ordered Bin Laden’s Capture

Ron Paul Condemns CIA Raid in Pakistan, Says He Would Have Ordered Bin Laden’s Capture

Rep. Ron Paul, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire later today, said that as the nation’s commander-in-chief he would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden, but instead would have worked closely with Pakistan to secure his capture. “It was absolutely not necessary,” he […]

Waiting for Warren?

Waiting for Warren?

Though four individuals have already publicly declared their candidacies, Massachusetts Democrats appear to be scouting around for a “big name” to challenge Republican Scott Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate race. Many of them would like to see Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor and consumer advocate who chaired the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel in the […]