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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 […]

by · June 9, 2011 · 0 comments ·
BREAKING: Giuliani Will Run for President

BREAKING: Giuliani Will Run for President

Earlier this afternoon in a blog post on the Weekly Standard’s website, editor William Kristol reported that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is gearing up for a second run at the White House. “I’m told by two reliable sources that Rudy Giuliani intends to […]

by · June 8, 2011 · 3 comments ·
Romney Surges in Latest Quinnipiac Poll; Leads GOP Field by Double Digits

Romney Surges in Latest Quinnipiac Poll; Leads GOP Field by Double Digits

A quarter of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents say they would support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney if the 2012 Republican presidential primaries were held now, according to the latest Quinnipiac University survey released earlier today. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, placed second in the […]

by · June 8, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ron Paul ‘Money Bomb’ Falls Short

Ron Paul ‘Money Bomb’ Falls Short

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul took in more than $1.1 million in an online “money bomb” as of Monday morning, falling short of his campaign’s stated goal of $2 million, but matching what the conservative Texas congressman brought in during a similar “money bomb” on […]

by · June 8, 2011 · 49 comments ·
Gary Johnson Assails CNN for New Hampshire Debate Exclusion

Gary Johnson Assails CNN for New Hampshire Debate Exclusion

Republican presidential hopeful Gary Johnson has sharply denounced CNN for excluding him from next Monday’s presidential debate in New Hampshire. Johnson, who participated in the televised debate in South Carolina on May 5 — the first Republican presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle — […]

by · June 8, 2011 · 8 comments ·
Roemer Says He’ll Declare White House Bid Later This Month

Roemer Says He’ll Declare White House Bid Later This Month

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer said yesterday that he’ll formally announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination later this month, probably during a trip to New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation primary. “I’m good at campaigning,” Roemer told a small crowd of supporters in […]

by · June 7, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Santorum Says He’s Running to Win

Santorum Says He’s Running to Win

Rick Santorum, whose declaration of candidacy yesterday was largely overshadowed by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s late afternoon press conference, said that he‘s running to win. “I’m ready to lead. I’m ready to do what has to be done for the next generation, with the courage […]

by · June 7, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Bachmann Taps Ed Rollins to Assist Campaign

Bachmann Taps Ed Rollins to Assist Campaign

Veteran political strategist Ed Rollins has been tapped to help U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann assemble her presidential campaign, according to numerous sources. “If she runs, I’ll help her,” Rollins told CNN. Rollins, the chief architect of President Reagan’s reelection landslide in 1984, most recently worked […]

by · June 7, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ken Blackwell Weighing U.S. Senate Bid

Ken Blackwell Weighing U.S. Senate Bid

Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is reportedly thinking about challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate race in Ohio. “The reality is that Sherrod Brown needs to be defeated,” Blackwell told a reporter shortly after addressing the Faith & Freedom Conference in […]

by · June 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Santorum to Declare Candidacy Today

Santorum to Declare Candidacy Today

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, one of several dark-horse candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will make it official later today. The former senator will formally declare his candidacy for president in Somerset County in western Pennsylvania, close to a coal mine where his grandfather […]

by · June 6, 2011 · 1 comment ·