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  • Romney Declines a 2016 Bid

    January 31, 2015 8:28 AM

    Washington - Mitt Romney's quest to reach the White House has lasted almost a decade of his life. Now at age 67, Romney has announced that this quest is at an end; he has decided against a third attempt for the White House. Many believe that this shift comes... more »
  • Romney will not run for president in '16

    January 30, 2015 10:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race.... more »
  • As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    January 29, 2015 11:27 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Closing in on a decision on whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several of his past donors have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. They include Chicago investor Craig Duchossois, who is among several former Romney supporters who plan to... more »
  • Jeb Bush says Romney went too far right

    March 4, 2013 7:33 PM

    WASHINGTON- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush writes in a new book that Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sealed his own fate by going too far right on immigration. Bush says Romney's stance proved "all but impossible" for him to appeal to Hispanic voters in 2012. Bush writes in "Immigration Wars",... more »
  • GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review

    January 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. KEN THOMAS Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Looking for a new direction, many Republicans are turning to the states for ideas on how to come back from their 2012 election defeat. Republicans are promoting the tax and... more »
  • Obama to meet with Romney tomorrow

    November 28, 2012 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - A private lunch at the White House tomorrow will be the first meeting between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney since their last debate. Obama had promised in his victory speech earlier this month that he would engage with Romney following their bitter campaign, and that he would... more »
  • Obama hopes to meet with Romney before year's out

    November 14, 2012 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't yet scheduled a meeting with Republican Mitt Romney. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said he hopes to have the chance to talk with Romney before the end of the year. Obama said the election was only a week ago, and that... more »
  • Fraud? No, spider delays Mass. town's vote count

    November 8, 2012 12:24 PM

    REHOBOTH, Mass. - It wasn't hanging chads or voter fraud that delayed the vote count in one Massachusetts town - it was a spider. Rehoboth Town Clerk Kathleen Conti says one of the town's aging voting machines malfunctioned Tuesday morning. She called a technician, who said a spider web apparently... more »
  • AP: Obama re-elected to 2nd term

    November 6, 2012 10:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment. Democrats have also retained control of the Senate, according to election results in so far. Republicans look... more »
  • Romney wins in West Virginia, Kentucky

    November 6, 2012 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has captured West Virginia and its five electoral votes. President Barack Obama is unpopular in the state, and West Virginia GOP officials have been hoping that would lead to victories for other Republicans on the ballot. Romney earlier won in Kentucky, giving him 13 electoral votes... more »
  • Romney casts ballot, campaigns as people vote

    November 6, 2012 9:11 AM

    BELMONT, Mass. - Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election. After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was time for him to vote and then hold curtain-closing campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then, he had to contemplate... more »
  • Romney sketches campaign contingencies

    October 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    AVON LAKE, Ohio - Mitt Romney is sketching out political contingency plans that include temporarily suspending campaigning altogether if Hurricane Sandy turns deadly. The Republican presidential candidate plans to go ahead with three rallies in three states on Monday, including a midday event in Avon Lake, Ohio. But, given... more »
  • Economy in focus as Romney faces new questions

    October 26, 2012 7:27 AM

    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Republican Mitt Romney is renewing his focus on the economy as Democrats question his silence on a Senate candidate's controversial abortion comments. Romney is also trying to ignore new questions about a prominent supporter's divorce case. The GOP presidential nominee is scheduled to deliver an economic... more »
  • Romney erases Obama advantage among women

    October 25, 2012 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Less than two weeks out from Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Romney has erased Obama's 16-point advantage among women. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a dead heat. The... more »
  • Locals react to second presidential debate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2012 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 hit the streets to talk to voters about Tuesday night's presidential debate. Round two of the debates had people talking about which candidate won, and whether or not they stayed on topic. Residents agree the debate needs strict time limits. "They're talking over... more »
  • Obama, Romney talk policy, economy in second debate

    October 17, 2012 7:19 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Both campaign teams are calling last night's presidential debate a win for their candidate. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth. Georgetown University debate director Jonathan Paul says at... more »
  • Clinton, Ryan continue campaign effort as Obama, Romney prepare for debate

    October 16, 2012 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for tonight's debate, the Obama campaign is turning to Bill Clinton to make the case against what it says is Romney's $5 trillion tax cut plan. Clinton, in a web video, says Romney's approach "hasn't worked before and it won't... more »
  • Obama out to seize momentum from Romney in debate

    October 16, 2012 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will have a chance to persuade at least 80 undecided voters in a debate tonight. That's how many voters will be in the audience at New York's Hofstra University. They'll have the chance to ask questions on domestic issues and... more »
  • Romney: Biden contradicted sworn Libya testimony

    October 12, 2012 4:18 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Last month's deadly attack in Libya has become the focus of the presidential campaign today. Mitt Romney is accusing Vice President Joe Biden of "doubling down on denial" in last night's debate when he said "we weren't told" about requests for more security at the U.S. consulate... more »
  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

    October 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    DANVILLE, Ky. - Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch. With throngs of people already voting, Obama and Romney... more »
  • Obama mocks Romney, says rival is hiding his views

    October 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Mocking his Republican rival, President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney once described himself as "severely conservative." But these days, Obama says Romney is trying to convince voters he was, in Obama's words, "severely kidding." Obama says Romney is trying to mask his past stances on tax... more »
  • Mitt Romney meets with Rev. Billy Graham

    October 11, 2012 5:25 PM

    MONTREAT, N.C. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met Thursday with Rev. Billy Graham, and the aging evangelist pledged to do "all I can" to help the GOP nominee win the presidency. Romney went to see Graham and his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, at the elderly evangelist's mountaintop home... more »
  • Jindal to campaign for Romney in Virginia

    October 10, 2012 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is spending Wednesday in Virginia, campaigning for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid. A schedule put out by the Romney campaign says Jindal will join Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for three campaign stops throughout the day, to rally Romney supporters. The Louisiana governor's... more »
  • Romney scratching his head over Obama, Big Bird

    October 9, 2012 5:01 PM

    VAN METER, Iowa - Mitt Romney says he's scratching his head over President Barack Obama's focus on Big Bird. The president is featuring the "Sesame Street" star in a new campaign ad mocking Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, Romney said "you have... more »
  • Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

    October 8, 2012 10:53 AM

    LEXINGTON, Va. - Mitt Romney says the risk of conflict in the Middle East has grown under President Barack Obama's leadership. The Republican presidential contender is calling for a "change of course" in the region. Romney assailed Obama's foreign policy in a speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute in... more »
  • Romney to attack Obama on foreign policy

    October 8, 2012 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney plans to put the focus on foreign policy today, accusing President Barack Obama of "passivity." In remarks prepared for delivery later this morning at the Virginia Military Institute today, Romney says the U.S. should help arm rebels in Syria, put conditions on aid to Egypt and... more »
  • Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

    October 5, 2012 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation's unemployment rate to 7.8 percent "is not what a real recovery looks like." The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September jobs report out Friday by arguing that Obama has a failed record on the economy.... more »
  • Romney on '47 percent': I was 'completely wrong'

    October 4, 2012 10:10 PM

    FISHERSVILLE, Va. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated." Now he's calling them "just completely wrong." Romney had contended that nearly half of Americans consider themselves "victims" and are dependent... more »
  • Watch tonight's debate LIVE online

    October 3, 2012 1:49 PM

    DENVER - They've spent a lot of time talking about each other -- and now, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be talking to each other, and to tens of millions of viewers of tonight's first debate between them. You can watch tonight's debate through the... more »
  • Obama launches new criticism of Romney and China

    October 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    HENDERSON, Nev. - President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China. In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by paying Chinese workers "next to nothing" to manufacture appliances. The ad... more »
  • Republicans keep up focus on foreign policy

    October 1, 2012 3:12 PM

    DENVER - As the two presidential candidates focus on preparing for Wednesday night's debate in Denver, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is keeping up the GOP attacks on President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Ryan told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that the Obama administration has been inconsistent on... more »
  • Ryan wants Romney to beat Obama 'by acclamation'

    September 27, 2012 4:24 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he wants the Republican campaign message to be so detailed and compelling that Mitt Romney will be elected "by acclamation." The Wisconsin congressman said at a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser at a Knoxville hotel on Thursday that the GOP message contrasts with what... more »
  • Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

    September 27, 2012 3:19 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and aiding returning soldiers with educational opportunities. Obama chided rival Mitt Romney for saying, in secretly taped remarks months ago, that nearly... more »
  • Romney decries impending defense spending cuts

    September 27, 2012 3:17 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Mitt Romney is calling the across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect in January "a gun-to-your-head kind of approach." He says the deal President Barack Obama made with Congress "was a strange proposal in the first place," and he says "it's even stranger that we're seeing... more »
  • Obama, Romney campaign in Virginia

    September 27, 2012 9:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's campaign is keeping up its focus on the national debt -- saying that in the two minutes that it takes to view the Obama campaign's new TV ad, the debt grows by at least $5 million. In the new ad, President Barack Obama promotes what... more »
  • New polls suggest Romney behind in Ohio, Florida

    September 25, 2012 3:13 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - As Mitt Romney joins running mate Paul Ryan in Ohio for two days of campaigning, a new poll suggests the Republican ticket has some ground to make up. A Washington Post poll out today shows President Barack Obama leading Romney 52 to 44 percent among likely Ohio... more »
  • Romney says he won't gut teachers' power to strike

    September 25, 2012 2:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn't stop teachers from being able to strike. The issue came to a head this month when thousands of teachers went on strike in Chicago, hometown to President Barack Obama. Romney blasted the unions while Obama stayed neutral. Romney says... more »
  • Romney criticizes Obama for 'bumps' comments

    September 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can't imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a "bump in the road." His comments Monday were veiled criticism of Obama for his comment in an interview broadcast Sunday. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Obama said "there are going... more »
  • Ryan: Obama weak on defense in battleground Ohio

    September 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    LIMA, Ohio - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama's attempt to cut military spending is putting Americans at risk overseas. Ryan on Monday kicked off three days of campaigning in battleground Ohio by the GOP presidential ticket. Ryan campaigned in the town of Lima (LY'-muh) that's... more »
  • Romney releases tax docs, paid $1.9m last year

    September 21, 2012 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is releasing his 2011 tax returns. Romney aides on Friday said the Republican presidential nominee would give the public a look at his finished tax forms. Ahead of their release, expected at 3 p.m., aides said Romney earned almost $13.7 million last year and paid more... more »
  • New player in presidential politics to run ads

    September 21, 2012 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - A new player in the presidential TV advertising campaign is set to go on the air next week in competitive states, according to several media trackers. The Republican-leaning Americans for Job Security will spend nearly $8.7 million across six states - Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio... more »
  • Half avoid taxes, get fed help but many not poor

    September 18, 2012 4:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney got the math about right when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no incomes taxes and are "dependent on government" for support. But he blurred together half or more of the entire country with his comment, from the neediest Americans to some of the richest.... more »
  • Obama responds to Romney's 'victims' comments

    September 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama is chiding Republican Mitt Romney for referring to supporters of the president as victims who depend on the government. Obama says anyone who wants to be president has to "work for everyone, not just for some." Appearing on the "Late Show" with David Letterman,... more »
  • Romney: 'Great divide' exists over tax philosophy

    September 18, 2012 4:51 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there's a "great divide" in the country between those who want to take wealth and pass it around and those who want to earn money for themselves. In an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel, Romney said redistributing wealth is... more »
  • Romney: Sept. 11 time to renew resolve

    September 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    RENO, Nev. - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Sept. 11 is a time to renew the resolve of protecting Americans against "evil" attacks. Romney spoke in Reno, Nev., to a gathering of the National Guard on a day when both presidential campaigns halted, however briefly, their overt politics in... more »
  • Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    September 10, 2012 12:07 PM

    CHICAGO - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and President Barack Obama is siding with the striking teachers. Romney, in a statement released Monday hours before he was set to land in Chicago for fundraisers, says he is disappointed by... more »
  • Storm soaks Charlotte hours before Obama's speech

    September 6, 2012 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government reported. And companies boosted hiring in August, according to a private survey.... more »
  • Ryan: Obama has had enough time

    September 4, 2012 12:00 PM

    UNDATED - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says four years should have been enough time to fix the economy. In a series of TV interviews today, the Wisconsin congressman said with millions struggling to find work, it's too late for President Barack Obama to ask people "just to be... more »
  • Romney visits area flooded by Isaac

    August 31, 2012 6:11 PM

    JEAN LAFITTE - Mitt Romney says he went to Louisiana today to learn, and to draw attention to the plight of residents who've been flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Isaac. On his first trip after the Republican National Convention, Romney met along a highway with Louisiana Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Romney arrives in Louisiana for storm visit

    August 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has arrived in Louisiana to survey damage from the storm Isaac. Friday's trip was his first stop after closing the Republican National Convention in Florida a night earlier. The former Massachusetts governor was expected to visit an emergency command center in Lafitte,... more »
  • Obama, Romney both to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

    August 31, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Both President Barak Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced plans today to tour damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac. Romney scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney is scrapping an appearance in... more »
  • Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

    August 28, 2012 6:13 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama. In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded... more »
  • Republicans gavel open convention

    August 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have gaveled open their convention that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president. Party Chairman Reince Priebus banged the gavel on an abbreviated Monday session as the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the GOP to cram four days of speeches and... more »
  • Romney could be nominated early in convention week

    August 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions. Republican officials on Thursday said... more »
  • Romney entourage crashes NJ wedding site

    August 8, 2012 5:23 PM

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Mitt Romney is crashing a New Jersey wedding. The Republican presidential contender's motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood, N.J. Several guests in yarmulkes who were standing around turned... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • Barclays employees boost Romney campaign

    July 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    LONDON - The former chief executive of Barclays dropped out of Mitt Romney's Thursday night fundraiser in London, but Bob Diamond had already sent a check for $2,500. So have 82 others who listed their employer as Barclays or Barclays Capital on U.S. Federal Election Commission records, including two who... more »
  • Romney: 'Many' of suspect's weapons were illegal

    July 25, 2012 6:28 PM

    LONDON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said many of the weapons obtained by the shooting suspect in Colorado were obtained illegally and that changing laws won't prevent gun-related tragedies. But the firearms that authorities allege James Holmes used to kill 12 people in Aurora, Colo., were obtained... more »
  • Jeb Bush wants Romney to choose Rubio for VP

    July 25, 2012 5:03 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and that he has shared those thoughts with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney has said the first-term senator from Florida is among those he is considering to be his... more »
  • Romney distances self from 'Anglo Saxon' remark

    July 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    LONDON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distancing himself from an unnamed adviser quoted in British media as suggesting that President Barack Obama doesn't understand the "Anglo-Saxon" heritage shared by Britain and the U.S. Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that if an adviser did say that, the... more »
  • Movie theater rampage shakes up campaign

    July 20, 2012 10:17 AM

    FORT MYERS, Fla. - President Barack Obama says the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead is a reminder that life is fragile. He says the event "reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family." In Florida for a campaign... more »
  • Governor Jindal campaiging for Romney check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal returned to Louisiana Wednesday night, after more campaigning for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. Jindal was in Ohio. "It is so important that we elect Mitt Romney, as our next president of the United States ... also important we take the Senate back,"... more »
  • Romney pushes Obama attacks into Ohio

    July 18, 2012 6:43 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney plans to stay on the attack in the race for the White House, but growing pressure from across the political spectrum to release his personal tax returns threatens to stunt the Republican's momentum as he courts voters in key battlegrounds. The former Massachusetts governor takes... more »
  • Romney raises $2M in BR, could announce VP pick this week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2012 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A top adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he could name his running mate by the end of the week. Senior aide Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney hasn't settled on anyone, but could make a final decision in the coming days. Fehrnstrom commented as Romney looks... more »
  • Obama: Not just running attacks on Romney

    July 16, 2012 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his campaign isn't just based on attacks on Mitt Romney. In an interview that aired this morning on CBS, Obama was asked about the large number of negative ads that have been run against Romney by his campaign in recent weeks. Obama said his... more »
  • Romney draws boos from NAACP when he dings Obama

    July 11, 2012 10:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Republican Mitt Romney is telling black voters that he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans. But Romney was greeted with boos from attendees at the NAACP's annual meeting Wednesday in Houston when he pledged to repeal... more »
  • Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP

    July 11, 2012 7:38 AM

    HOUSTON - Mitt Romney will talk economics today in a rare appearance before the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights group. The black organization has largely backed Democrats, but Romney hopes he can sell a message that his policies would be better for blacks, who have an overall unemployment... more »
  • Romney breaks from vacation for July Fourth parade

    July 4, 2012 6:38 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney is taking a break from vacationing at his lakeside estate in New England to march in the local Independence Day parade - and to see and be seen by news media as well as potential voters. Romney and his family plan to parade through... more »
  • McCain says foreign money sneaking into presidental race

    June 15, 2012 7:42 PM

    Senator John McCain of Arizona claims foreign cash is in the U.S. election process through super PACs. He says one Political Action Committee backs fellow Republican, Mitt Romney. McCain says Romney is taking advantage of new campaign finance laws that allow individuals to give unlimited amounts to independent committees that... more »
  • Gov. Jindal travels to Virginia, Illinois

    June 7, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is back on the road for GOP causes, with scheduled stops including a Mitt Romney fundraiser in Chicago. The Republican governor's office said Thursday that Jindal is attending a Friday fundraiser for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's political action committee. Later that day, he's headed... more »
  • Romney wins GOP presidential primaries in 5 states

    June 6, 2012 3:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won the California Republican presidential primary, completing a sweep of contests in five states. Romney also won presidential primaries Tuesday in New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana. The victories add to a delegate total that already exceeds the number needed to... more »
  • Roemer: Presidential candidates are "pitiful" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 4, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Days after his failed attempt at the White House, Former Louisiana Governor and presidential hopeful Buddy Roemer isn't blown away by the remaining candidates for president. "I'm not impressed. I think President Obama has done a terrible job of leading. I think Mitt Romney refuses to... more »
  • Romney promises world's strongest military

    May 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is promising to maintain an American military "with no comparable power anywhere in the world." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee faced a San Diego crowd estimated at 5,000 on Monday in what was billed as a Memorial Day service, not a campaign... more »
  • Poll finds nearly three-fifths of vets who were surveyed back Romney

    May 28, 2012 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - American veterans seem to be largely in Mitt Romney's camp. That's the indication from a new Gallup poll. Fifty-eight percent of the veterans who were surveyed say they are backing Romney, while 34 percent support President Barack Obama. Several of the closely-watched states in the November election have... more »
  • Romney wants to shift focus back to economy

    May 11, 2012 7:43 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican Mitt Romney is trying to return the focus of his campaign to the sluggish economic recovery. The presumptive GOP nominee for president has been restating his opposition to gay marriage and shrugging off a newspaper report that he bullied a gay classmate in prep school.... more »
  • Romney to address key conservative group at NRA event

    April 13, 2012 6:43 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Mitt Romney's speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to gain the acceptance of wary conservatives. The address in St. Louis on Friday comes at a moment of heightened concern about gun use. Florida officials recently charged a neighborhood... more »
  • Santorum's Louisiana delegates have decision to make

    April 10, 2012 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign, but as Louisiana Republican's choice for the nominee, Santorum delegates from Louisiana could have a decision to make. LSU's Bob Mann and other political analysts believe Santorum's exit clears the way for rival Mitt Romney. But in Louisiana, Santorum on... more »
  • Jindal backs Mitt Romney for president

    April 10, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Rick Santorum exiting the presidential race, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has announced his support for expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Jindal issued a statement Tuesday that congratulated Romney "on winning a hard-fought race." The Republican Louisiana governor said, "I look forward to supporting him... more »
  • Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2012 5:28 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - Facing heightened pressure to revive his presidential bid, Rick Santorum was forced to explain another apparent misstep as he courted Louisiana voters Friday, the eve of a critical contest in a Republican nomination battle that increasingly favors Mitt Romney. Santorum said he would support the... more »
  • Etch A Sketch back in Picture

    March 22, 2012 7:55 PM

    The Republican Presidential campaigns are getting a bog box of toys from the maker of Etch A Sketch to say thanks for the publicity. Its because Mitt Romney's strategist likened his campaign to an Etch A Sketch, saying Romney can shake it up and start again. His opponents for the... more »
  • Jeb Bush backs Romney

    March 21, 2012 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Bush said the nation faces huge challenges and needs a leader who understands the economy, favors less government regulation, believes in "entrepreneurial capitalism" and wants to help all Americans have a second chance. Bush... more »
  • Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

    March 21, 2012 8:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. The GOP front-runner is urging Republicans in a campaign email sent after Tuesday's victory to fall in line behind his bid. Romney... more »
  • La. lieutenant governor backs Mitt Romney

    March 20, 2012 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is now steering clear of endorsements in the GOP presidential competition, but Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is jumping into the endorsement game in advance of Louisiana's presidential primary, backing Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign Monday announced the support of Dardenne and Agriculture Commissioner Mike... more »
  • Romney looks for Ill. win while Santorum stumbles

    March 20, 2012 6:28 AM

    PEORIA, Ill. - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are facing off Tuesday in Illinois, a state that was once home to President Barack Obama. Romney was betting his message of economic proficiency would triumph over Santorum's sharply honed conservatism. Both men were competing for 54 delegates in one... more »
  • Romney wins Alaska, his 6th Super Tuesday victory

    March 7, 2012 6:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is adding one more victory to his Super Tuesday showing - the Alaska caucuses. Romney's final win means that Ron Paul, who hoped for an Alaska win, has finished the 10-state Super Tuesday without a single victory. Romney won Ohio's Republican presidential primary, narrowly... more »
  • Romney calls Santorum an 'economic lightweight'

    February 28, 2012 7:11 AM

    NOVI, Mich. - Mitt Romney is calling Republican rival Rick Santorum "an economic lightweight" as the candidates make last-minute pitches to voters in today's Michigan and Arizona presidential primaries. Romney says voters recognize that November's election will "come down to a race about the economy," and says Santorum is not... more »
  • Romney adds to lead in race for GOP delegates

    January 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    (AP) - His victories in last night's New Hampshire primary and last week's Iowa caucuses mean Mitt Romney has a strong lead in the scramble for Republican presidential delegates. But with 1,144 needed for the nomination, there's still a long road ahead. Romney picked up seven delegates in New Hampshire... more »
  • Romney casts Ron Paul as fringe candidate

    December 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - The polls suggest that Ron Paul could be the only Republican who could cost Mitt Romney a victory in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. And Romney is setting out to make sure that doesn't happen. During TV interviews today, Romney said he doesn't think that Paul "represents... more »
  • Romney on Perry turf assails 'career politicians'

    August 30, 2011 9:21 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is castigating career politicians as he tries to differentiate himself from chief rival Rick Perry while standing on the Texan's home turf. The former Massachusetts governor doesn't mention Perry by name in remarks prepared for delivery to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.... more »
  • Mitt Romney, Ron Paul clash on Afghanistan pullout

    June 14, 2011 3:30 AM

    MANCHESTER, N.H.- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul are disagreeing on how quickly to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Romney said at a Republican presidential debate Monday that generals in Afghanistan should guide the pullout schedule based to conditions on the ground. He said the troops... more »
  • Romney to face rivals in his first 2012 debate

    June 13, 2011 5:22 AM

    MANCHESTER, N.H.- Republicans eyeing their party's presidential nomination in 2012 are preparing for the first debate to include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Romney and six of his rivals are scheduled to meet Monday night at St. Anselm's College in Manchester. It will be the first time Romney will share... more »

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