Herman Cain speaks prior to Florida's straw poll at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday in Orlando. Cain was a clear winner in the non-binding poll.
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September 26, 2011 Herman Cain won Saturday's straw poll at the Florida Republican convention in Orlando. The bigger news was that Rick Perry, who had been the favorite, finished a weak second.
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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) passes behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a break in a Republican debate Monday in Tampa, Fla.
September 13, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has tried to walk back his more incendiary comments about Social Security, but his opponents aren't about to let voters forget.
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September 12, 2011 Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who dropped out of race following his poor showing in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa in August, endorsed Romney Monday. The endorsement is getting big play on former Massachusetts governor's campaign website.
September 6, 2011 All eyes are on Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in California, where Texas Gov. Rick Perry — the new GOP "frontrunner" — makes his debate debut.
Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall meeting in Keene, N.H., on Aug. 24.
August 30, 2011 They "got us into this mess and they simply don't know how to get us out," Romney declared, without mentioning his rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
Texas governor Rick Perry speaks on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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August 10, 2011 The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
March 4, 2008 I read that Margaret, whom I'd interviewed last week, is a complete liar ...
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