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  • California suddenly matters after Super Tuesday fails to decide GOP contest

    03/07/2012 5:45:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/7/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Suddenly June 5 doesn't seem so far away. With a muddled outcome from the 10 Super Tuesday states, there's no sign the GOP presidential primary process will be resolved before California Republicans hold a vote that pundits once said was too late to matter. In fact, June 5 -- when California and four other states will vote -- is now "one of the key dates between now and the convention" in late August in Tampa, Fla., said renowned election prognosticator Larry Sabato, who directs the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "As it turns out, every state is relevant, just...
  • The Super Tuesday aftermath: Pack a lunch and a flashlight (It's going to be a long, hard slog)

    03/07/2012 9:50:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you remember that time when Mitt Romney waded into the battle on Super Tuesday and knocked out his foes with an inspiring, decisive victory? Yeah… me neither. Last night had to be pretty much of a disappointment no matter who you happen to support. Allahpundit was covering it live, of course, but once all of the “victory party” hangovers have begun to fade, the results were less than impressive. We can justifiably say that Mitt “won” by racking up victories in Ohio, Massachusetts, Idaho, Virginia, Vermont and Alaska, along with a fairly impressive haul of delegates. But the...
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Super Split - Santorum's strong showing likely to prolong GOP contest

    03/07/2012 8:11:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3/7/12 | Michael Cass and Chas Sisk
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    03/07/2012 2:20:34 AM PST · by The Wizard · 31 replies
    Stardate: 1203.7
    I am appalled that Fox news, whom a lot of us trusted, is NOT listing the results of the GEORGIA Primary on the bottom of the screen crawl....they act like it didn't happen..... They are so biased against Newt that they won't run the information that shows he won Georgia.... It may be a small thing, but what it tells me about Fox News is disturbing... Romney is the one the government has decided will replace bambi....a George Soros approved Republican.....
  • Bad Newt: Cut Megan Kellys On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Presidential Primary

    03/07/2012 2:37:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies · 1+ views
    March 7, 2012 | vanity
    Bad Newt - Used 30 Minutes of Megan Kellys On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Primary. Consensus of the Fox panel: Good grief!! Newt took 30 minutes to make his points!!! (30 minutes of not talking about Mitts Super Tuesday). And what was up with Fox News not running the GA vote totals on the ticker strip? Sarah Palin disclosed to Neil Cavuto that she voted for the cheerful one. (Newt) Newt Gingrich picked up 69 additional delegates. His total to date 102 delegates. (By my count, he had 33 going into Super Tuesday and picked...
  • Neil Cavuto Interviews Sarah Palin: "I voted for the cheerful one"! (Full Video)

    03/07/2012 1:43:26 AM PST · by onyx · 23 replies · 1+ views
    SarahNet ^ | Tuesday, 06 March 2012 21:07 | Neil Cavuto
  • Super Tuesday results leave Romney a weakened Republican frontrunner

    03/06/2012 11:03:11 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 38 replies · 1+ views
    All Voices ^ | Mar 06, 2012 | Punditty
    A little more than four years ago, after winning only three of 17 Super Tuesday states in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reassessed his campaign and decided the time had come to call it quits.Super Tuesday 2012 has come and gone, and while he won’t be bowing out anytime soon, Romney is faced with a new dilemma this time around: how to shake his four remaining challengers and secure the GOP presidential nomination for the right to oppose President Barack Obama in the November election.Romney and his top rival for the nomination, former...
  • Romney Takes Ohio

    03/06/2012 9:35:53 PM PST · by baileybat · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6 2012 | NY Times
    Results 12:33 AM ET 0:50 | 99% reporting Candidate Votes Percent Delegates Mitt-romney_50 Mitt Romney 451,972 38.0% 23 Rick-santorum_50 Rick Santorum 439,932 37.0 17 Newt-gingrich_50 Newt Gingrich 173,797 14.6 Ron-paul_50 Ron Paul 110,289 9.3 Show all Show-more-arrow Others 13,717 1.2
  • Santorum: 'We Keep Coming Back'

    03/06/2012 7:28:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    After impressive Super Tuesday victories in Tennessee and Oklahoma, Rick Santorum said he's regained his momentum and declared, We keep coming back! Santorum earned some bragging rights and was able to secure his status as the alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney. His rival for that distinction, Newt Gingrich, won only his home state of Georgia and was disappointed by losses to Santorum in conservative-tilting Tennessee and Oklahoma. Were going to win a few, were going to lose a few, Santorum said to a crowd in Steubenville, Ohio. But, as it looks right now, we're going to get at least a...
  • CNN calls North Dakota for Santorum

    03/06/2012 7:18:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies ^ | 3/6/12
    Santorum 40% Paul 27% Romney 25% Gingrich 8% 78% of Precincts Reporting
  • Santorum wins TN; Romney wins 3 states

    03/06/2012 5:47:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Tennessee. Mitt Romney earlier won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • Gingrich Isn't on the Ballot in Virginia, so He's Not Voting

    03/06/2012 12:18:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    DCist ^ | March 6, 2012
    If you can't vote for yourself, why bother voting at all? That appears to be the tack taken by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today, who said that he will not be voting in the Republican presidential primary in Virginia, where he resides but is not on the ballot, NBC News reports. Though Gingrich still brands himself as a son of Georgia (albeit one born in Harrisburg, Pa.), he has resided in McLean, Va. for more than a decade. But his campaign failed last year to submit the 10,000 signatures required to get on the ballot for today's primary. (Same...
  • A Super tight Tennessee Tuesday - Polls show Santorum, Romney, Gingrich in 3-way battle

    03/06/2012 9:47:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/6/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE - Late polling showed Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in a very close race for Tennessee votes in today's "Super Tuesday" Republican presidential primary, with Newt Gingrich running not far behind. Tennessee, one of 10 states holding GOP primaries or caucuses today, appeared perhaps second only to Ohio in national attention because of the tight three-way race. Real Clear Politics averaged three polls taken in Tennessee over the weekend and reported Monday they collectively show Santorum at 32.3 percent, Romney at 29.7 percent, Gingrich at 24.7 percent and Ron Paul at 9.3 percent. Polling in early February had shown...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Super Tuesday voters put imprint on GOP race

    03/06/2012 8:59:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/6/12 | THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press
    Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday's imprint on the Republican presidential contest. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong showing in Georgia. With Ohio looming large in the Super Tuesday lineup, textbook editor Heather Froelich outside Columbus gave her vote to Romney, saying: "He understands the economy." Enthusiasm was in short supply among some of those casting ballots. Gingrich got a reluctant vote from Tricia Tetrault, in Edmond, Okla., where she explained her decision...
  • Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney

    03/06/2012 8:49:58 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney could all but guarantee hell be the GOP presidential nominee by winning Ohio on Super Tuesday. A win there will hand Romney a chunk of delegates as well as a shot of momentum, making it hard for his opponents to catch him and bolstering the former Massachusetts governors argument that hes the best choice to beat President Obama in the fall. Ohio is a state that [Rick] Santorum cannot afford to lose, said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, who worked for Romney in 2008 but is neutral in this race. If Santorum loses Ohio, itll be practically impossible to...
  • GALLUP: Romney Advances Lead Over Santorum (8% point lead among conservatives)

    03/06/2012 5:46:25 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 28 replies ^ | March 5, 2012
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 16 percentage points in Feb. 29-March 4 Gallup Daily tracking of national Republican registered voters' preferences for their party's nomination. Romney is at 38%, Santorum 22%, Newt Gingrich 15%, and Ron Paul 12%. Santorum led Romney by 10 points as recently as Feb. 20. Romney's current 38% of the vote is the highest percentage any candidate has obtained since Gallup Daily tracking of the race began on Dec. 1, and comes in the wake of Romney's wins in the Feb. 28 Michigan and Arizona primaries. Romney won the Washington state GOP...
  • Santorum stops by Lima on campaign trail

    03/05/2012 8:55:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies ^ | 3/5/2012 | Mike Ford
    LIMA - Rick Santorum delivered a stump speech to a receptive crowd at the annual Allen County Republican Party dinner held Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center. Santorum introduced his wife and children, saying campaigning is a family affair and noted his children were born after the wedding. He mentioned he wrote a book on the importance of family after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's book "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us" was published in 1996. He said the elites want to make government big enough to run people's lives and this amounts...
  • Movie Producer tells Romney to Join Obama in Hell on SuperTuesday

    03/05/2012 7:39:29 PM PST · by Freestar · 20 replies
    Freestar Media ^ | 3/5/2012 | Logan Darrow Clements
    Movie producer tells Romney to "Go to hell"
  • Voter turnout expected to be low for Virginia's primary

    03/05/2012 1:49:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    WDBJ ^ | March 5, 2012 | Justin McLeod
    ROANOKE CO, Va. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday Ten states including Virginia will head to the polls to choose a candidate for the Republican nomination. Virginia's primary has been low key. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the only two candidates on the ballot in Virginia. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich failed to qualify because they didn't get enough signatures. As a result, none of the candidates have made campaign stops in Virginia and have spent very little on political ads. Ed Lynch is a political science professor at Hollins University. He admits Republican voters aren't energized for the primary. "We...
  • New ad: Newt Gingrich will stick it to the bums in D.C.

    03/05/2012 1:40:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    A new ad from a super PAC supporting former House speaker Newt Gingrich makes its case with New Jersey accents. The Winning Our Future ad is another animated spot, featuring a burly talk radio host who wants listeners to tell him who can beat President Obama. It aint nobody named Mitt, thats for sure, a caller named Joey responds. Something about him, hes not one of us. Hes not tough enough. And Rick? He aint my guy either. Whats he ever done?.....If you really want to stick it to the bums in D.C., its Newt. The guys a fighter. And...
  • Gingrich sees momentum in Tennessee (feels wind at his back)

    03/05/2012 12:12:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 5, 2012 | Daniel Malloy
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. Victory in Georgia nearly in hand, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is pumping time and money into neighboring Tennessee on the eve of Super Tuesday. Today Gingrich has four stops in the state, a crucial test for Gingrichs Southern strategy to chart a campaign comeback after a dismal five weeks in contests across the country. Polls show Gingrich well ahead in Georgia, a state he represented in Congress for 20 years, and a win or tight showing in Tennessee would show momentum in his direction as voters cast their GOP ballots in 10 states on Tuesday. Gingrich...
  • Can Romney Change Perceptions?

    03/05/2012 11:17:13 AM PST · by CaroleL · 10 replies ^ | 03/05/12 | CaroleL
    The endorsements keep coming for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The pundits who regurgitate all that conventional wisdom keep saying he's the only Republican that can beat President Barack Obama in November. The most commonly stated reason for the pro-Romney push? He can win the all-important Independent vote, but independent voters seem to be saying otherwise. According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, only 22% of Independent voters have a favorable opinion of Governor Romney while 38% have an unfavorable view of him.
  • Obama to hold press conference on Super Tuesday

    03/05/2012 8:11:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 03/05/2012
    President Barack Obama will hold his first news conference of the year Tuesday, the same day his Republican rivals face off in 10 voting contests. White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the Tuesday afternoon news conference on Twitter. Obama held his last full news conference in November during the APEC summit in Hawaii.
  • Final polls show Gingrich surging in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:11:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Tri Cities ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Newt Gingrich has closed the gap in Tennessee and is poised to overtake those presumed to be the victors in the delegate rich state just days ago. Real Clear Politics' tracking of the polling done across the weekend shows the We Ask America numbers putting the state in a statistical dead heat with Romney at 30%, Gingrich at 29% and Santorum at 29%. The margin of error is 3%. Likewise, PPP polling has Santorum at 34%, Romney at 29% and Gingrich at 27% The significance is these polls were taken on March 3rd and 4th. Earlier polling,...
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • VIDEO - Gearing Up For Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum Answers the Tough Questions on Fox News Sunday

    03/04/2012 1:44:53 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 19 replies
    Presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined Fox News Sunday to discuss his campaign and preview this weeks Super Tuesday primary contests. Santorum said he believes he will do very well in Ohios primary, regardless of the money disadvantage. He said he and Gingrich are slugging away as the anti-Romney alternative. Chris Wallace pressed Santorum on the current debate about birth control, showing a clip of Santorum saying he believes contraception is morally wrong. Santorum said that hes reflecting the views of the church he believes in, and that the government should not be forcing people to do things that are against...
  • Newt Gingrich - the only candidate to save our wallets and our economy

    03/05/2012 6:56:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | March 5, 2012 | Nathan Deal is governor of the state of Georgia.
    As concerned Georgians watch gas prices rise throughout the state, I recall a scene from the past and the farsighted words of a fellow Georgian. Long before prices at the pump hit $3.65 in Georgia and well over $4 in many states, it was Newt Gingrich who coined the phrase Drill here, Drill now, Pay less. Time has proven that those who ignored his message as prices soared in 2008 did so at the peril of every American filling their tank to get to work or to get a child to the ball field. Speaker Gingrich understood the energy challenge...
  • First pre-Super Tuesday robo-call arrives in Georgia, courtesy of Rick Santorum

    03/05/2012 2:29:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Ahead of the Super Tuesday primary contest in Georgia, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum released a first robo-call in the Peach State attacking rival former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Two-thirds of Governor Romneys contributions come from people who give the maximum amount. Two-thirds of my donations come from people who give under $100. My campaign doesnt have the money that the Romney campaign does. We have something else that Mitt Romney will never have. Thats the support of hard-working families, a conservative track record, and a vision to change this country. You see, while Governor Romney was writing personal checks,...
  • Tennessee election officials optimistic about voter ID law

    03/04/2012 1:54:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    AP via Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/4/12 | Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE State election officials say the small number of Tennesseans who didnt have proper identification during early voting indicates people are adjusting to a new law that requires them to have a photo ID to vote, but others say the real test will be the general election in November. Tennessees 12-day early voting period ended last Tuesday. During that time, Election Coordinator Mark Goins said there were more than 200,000 voters, and only 46 showed up without a photo ID. That is such a small number for a brand new policy, Goins said. So far, the implementation of this...
  • Newt Gingrich's Sunday pitch: Don't count me out

    03/04/2012 12:09:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak
    ...."This is going to go on for a good while," the former House speaker said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," one of several Washington talk shows Gingrich visited in the run-up to Super Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may outspend the rest of the GOP field "by multiples," Gingrich said, but "he's not a very convincing front-runner and he's a long way from having closed out this race." Gingrich said he expects to win Georgia, the largest of the states voting in Tuesday's nationwide sweepstakes, and to do so by more than Romney's narrow victory Tuesday in...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Discusses Super Tuesday (video)

    03/03/2012 12:12:18 PM PST · by onyx · 39 replies
    C4P ^ | March 03 2012 - 1:53 PM | Ian Lazaran
  • Santorum Speaks at GOP Dinner in Ohio

    03/03/2012 5:45:54 AM PST · by Elvina · 27 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/2/12 | C-SPAN
    WASHINGTON, DC Friday, March 2, 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum delivered the keynote speech at the Lake County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Eastlake, Ohio. He was introduced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who made opening remarks. The latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati, shows Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney 37 to 26 percent in Ohio's Super Tuesday Republican primary.
  • It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney

    03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST · by Marguerite · 98 replies
    politijim ^ | March 3, 2012 | libertarian neocon
    It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt. Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on...
  • Santorum Declares Georgia In Play

    03/01/2012 5:54:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 22+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constittution ^ | March 01, 2012 | Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    March 1, 2012 Santorum Declares Georgia In Play By Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swept into Georgia Thursday searching for votes in a state that could be ripe for the picking. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has moved into a solid second place in the state, according to recent polling, and said he believes he can shock the political world in the state's primary on Tuesday. "There will be no bigger surprise than if on Super Tuesday Rick Santorum is the winner of the Georgia primary," Santorum said to about 100...
  • Mitt Romney plays Leap Year politics with GOP conservatives

    Mitt Romney made it out of the Michigan GOP primary with barely his expensive negative ad driven campaign intact, in what appears to now be a first place tie with challenger former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. When all of the hot political air is cleared, both Romney and Santorum will net about 15 convention delegates each, in this Leap Year dance for the presidential nomination Leap year appears to be the year of multiple photo finishes for GOP conservative presidential primary and caucuses, with Newt Gingrich, Libertarian leaning congressman Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battling Mitt Romney; the moderate...
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • Pro-Gingrich super PAC places big radio buy in six states

    02/29/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by Fred · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 022912 | Aaron Blake
    The top super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich is going up with nearly $900,000 worth of radio ads in six key states holding contests in the next two weeks. The Winning Our Future ad buy appears to come on the heels of another significant cash infusion from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and gives Gingrich the kind of presence on the airwaves that he hasnt had on Super Tuesday, which could be a make-or-break moment for his struggling campaign. According to figures provided to The Fix by a media buy, the super PAC bought $238,000 worth of ads in Georgia, $235,000 in...
  • Analysis: Super Tuesday won't help clear up GOP race

    02/29/2012 12:09:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/29/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Since 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat his main Democratic rivals in a slew of March primary states, "Super Tuesday" has usually played a pivotal role in determining presidential nominees in both parties. This year, it will not. That's because the mechanics of the 2012 Republican race are beginning to resemble those of the 2008 Democratic nomination fight, a grind-it-out battle for delegates that could last through well into the spring. Republicans grudgingly came around to this realization even before Tuesday night's primary results in Michigan and Arizona. "It's a muddle," said Jack Lindley, the Republican Party chairman in Vermont, one...
  • Tuesdays GOP voting, a mystery? Or a portent of things to come?

    02/29/2012 9:55:32 AM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Michigans narrow win for Mitt Romney on Tuesday might be considered ho-hum. After all, he beat John McCain there in 2008, he grew up there and his father was governor of the pleasant peninsula. On the other hand, its undeniable that Romney sweated out this one until all the votes were counted, hence his victory statement: we didnt win by a lot, but we won by enough and thats all that counts. Thats not exactly a victory lap. With Super Tuesday looming in less than a week when 10 states will decide which GOP candidate they prefer, it is worth...
  • March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options

    02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    On March 6th, the Republican Party of Virginia will be holding its Presidential Primary at your local polling precincts. Polls open just like regular voting times, 6am to 7pm. You have 4 choices: Vote for Romney, vote for Paul, stay home/don't vote or show up and do an "undervote". Please do go to the polls and vote, if possible. More votes at the poll show more Republican strength. An undervote allows you to vote (in person or absentee) by showing up, pressing the VOTE button without choosing either candidate. Some might consider it a "protest vote" or a "blank" vote,...
  • The GOPs Panic Over Rick Santorum

    02/27/2012 12:22:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Medved
    For more than six months, worried conservative chieftains talked up the need to unite behind a single rightist candidate in order to block the potential victory of the mushy moderate from Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Now, on the eve of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, and with Super Tuesday looming just one week later, some of those same leaders speak privately of the need to unite behind that same, once-dreaded Romney in order to avert an even more dire disaster: the nomination of Rick Santorum.
  • Super PAC spending hits Tennessee

    02/26/2012 10:29:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/26/12 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON The political ad wars are coming to Tennessee, courtesy of the big money groups that are dumping millions of dollars into the GOP presidential race. Restore Our Future, a group backing Mitt Romney's campaign, has bought nearly $1 million worth of radio and TV airtime for an ad blasting GOP rival Rick Santorum as "the ultimate Washington insider." The 30-second spot began running statewide last Tuesday and will continue airing right up to Election Day on March 6. The ad marks the first spending in Tennessee by so-called "super PACs," the new breed of political action committees that...
  • Good news for Gingrich in Georgia

    02/25/2012 2:06:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with a significant lead in his home state of Georgia. The Landmark/ Rosetta Stone poll of 1,300 Georgia voters gives Gingrich a 13-point lead over opponent Rick Santorum and a 19-point lead over Mitt Romney. Garnering 38 percent of voters there is good news for the former House Speaker of Georgia who, just one week ago, played down expectations and said that it is possible that he could lose. "Look, given this kind of a year, who knows?" Gingrich told reporters on February 16. However, on Fox News Sunday last week,...
  • Santorum gets more good news in the Midwest

    02/24/2012 4:50:06 PM PST · by writer33 · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/24/12 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is getting some good news this week out of the Rust Belt, a region that is expected to play a critical role in the 2012 election. The Red, White and Blue Fund (RWB Fund), a super PAC backing Santorum, announced Friday it's spending $257,000 to buy ad time in Ohio, a key swing state. The investment comes a week and a half before "Super Tuesday" on March 6, when Ohio and nine other states will hold their nominating contests. A Quinnipiac poll from earlier this month showed Santorum leading among likely Ohio Republican primary voters...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • Mitt Romney to skip last pre-Super Tuesday debate [GA], and Rick Santorum likely to join him

    02/16/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2012 | Aaron Blake, with Amy Gardner and Rosalind S. Helderman - The Fix
    Mitt Romney will not take part in March 1 debate in Georgia, the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, his campaign said Thursday. And Rick Santorum looks like he will sit it out as well. [snip] By not attending the debate, Romneys campaign appears to be trying to de-emphasize its importance and instead relying on his overwhelming financial advantage on the airwaves. Romneys campaign and a super PAC supporting him have all but drowned out their opponents with ads. The debate is in the state Gingrich represented in the U.S. House, but both Romney and Santorum have signaled...
  • Gingrich flawed, but hes our guy

    02/12/2012 2:42:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 12, 2012 | Craig Schneider
    .........Verniece Zorn, a 70-year-old retired printing company worker, said she made a promise to herself years ago that if Gingrich ever ran for president, she would support him. She liked the newsletters he had sent her as a Georgia congressman. Zorn, who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian, said she has looked beyond Gingrichs multiple marriages and acknowledged infidelities, and she believes he is the most capable leader in the race. None of us are perfect. We all have our little hang-ups, said Zorn, of Stockbridge. Hes my first choice. I believe he knows more than all of them put...