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 worked after migrating to the United States from Italy. Fresh from [...]

Pawlenty to Deliver Major Economic Speech on Tuesday

Pawlenty to Deliver Major Economic Speech on Tuesday

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will deliver a major economic address Tuesday morning in Chicago, CNN reported this weekend. “His speech will include a plan to balance the Federal budget, overhaul the Federal tax code, reduce regulation and increase American innovation and investment,” an aide to Pawlenty told CNN on Friday. Pawlenty’s speech, outlining his [...]

Electorate Moving in Ron Paul’s Direction?

Electorate Moving in Ron Paul’s Direction?

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul believes the American people are slowly but surely moving in his direction. His views on limited government, he says, are no longer considered outside the mainstream. “During the last campaign, I knew what was happening,” the longtime Texas congressman said during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the [...]

Herman Cain Leads Georgia Poll; Gingrich a Distant Third

Herman Cain Leads Georgia Poll; Gingrich a Distant Third

Long shot GOP hopeful Herman Cain holds a double-digit lead among Georgia voters, according to an InsiderAdvantage/WSB-TV poll released on Friday. The former pizza executive and radio talk show host is favored by 26 percent of likely Republican voters in the state. Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who’s expected to announce her candidacy later this month, [...]

Feingold Top Choice of Wisconsin Democrats

Feingold Top Choice of Wisconsin Democrats

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold was the top choice of Wisconsin Democrats in both the 2012 U.S. Senate contest and possible gubernatorial race in a straw poll conducted at yesterday’s state convention in Milwaukee. Feingold, who is still contemplating his political future after his stunning rebuke by Wisconsin voters in 2010, received 254 votes out [...]

Huntsman Will Skip Iowa

Huntsman Will Skip Iowa

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he will skip Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus if he enters the 2012 presidential campaign. “I’m not competing in Iowa for a reason,” said Huntsman, a former ambassador to China. “I don’t believe in subsidies that prop up corn, soybeans and ethanol.” Huntsman said that he thought such subsidies “distort the [...]

Ted Cruz Garners Key Endorsements in Texas Senate Race

Ted Cruz Garners Key Endorsements in Texas Senate Race

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz picked up two key endorsements this past week in his bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in the Lone Star State.  Cruz is one of several high-profile GOP candidates seeking the seat of retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz, the state’s first Hispanic solicitor general — a post [...]

Bachmann Supported Kucinich’s Libyan Resolution

Bachmann Supported Kucinich’s Libyan Resolution

In a move that surprised many Beltway pundits, Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, a hard-line conservative on most foreign policy issues, joined with traditional non-interventionists such as Ron Paul of Texas and North Carolina’s Walter Jones on Friday in supporting U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s resolution calling for an end to U.S. participation in the NATO mission in [...]

Newt to Return to Campaign Trail on June 8th

Newt to Return to Campaign Trail on June 8th

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail since a Rotary Club luncheon in South Carolina on May 27, is expected to return to the stump for a screening of his documentary about Pope John Paul II in New Hampshire on June 8. According to campaign spokesman [...]

Gary Johnson Excluded from June 13 New Hampshire Debate

Gary Johnson Excluded from June 13 New Hampshire Debate

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson learned yesterday that he will not be allowed to participate in the June 13 Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire hosted by CNN, the New Hampshire Union Leader and WMUR radio. Johnson, 58, is the only one of the five candidates who participated in the first presidential debate of [...]