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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announces an end to her campaign for president on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa.
January 4, 2012 Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
December 19, 2011 Forget the Newt Gingrich surge in Iowa. That's yesterday's news. We really should be focusing on Rep. Ron Paul having the Big Mo as in momentum, at least according a new Iowa poll and a national poll.
November 23, 2011 The big theme out of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington was Newt Gingrich's compassionate tolerance toward illegal immigrants who have put down deep roots in the U.S. That position conflicted with the more hardline views of many conservative voters.
November 9, 2011 When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy. But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?
October 6, 2011 Interesting tidbit from the Las Vegas Review-Journal report on Wednesday's decision by the Nevada Republican Party's decision to move its caucuses to an earlier date, Jan. 14 to be exact. Mitt Romney's campaign urged the move.
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens, during a debate in Orlando, Fla.
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September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
September 22, 2011 With 41 percent of those surveyed indicating their choice was Romney, the former Massachusetts governor had a nearly 27-percentage point lead over his closest rival in the state, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas who came in at 14 percent.
September 13, 2011 From his hostility to Social Security, to his mandating of HPV vaccinations of 12-year-old girls in Texas, to how much credit he really deserves for his state's economic growth, Perry had to endure repeated thwacks to his 11-year record as governor during the two-hour presidential debate.
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September 8, 2011 We converted Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate transcript into a word cloud so you can see the language the candidates used the most.
August 18, 2011 Jon Huntsman (remember him?) rose from the relative obscurity of the back of the Republican presidential candidates pack Thursday, to tweak with a tweet fellow White House hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry for expressing skepticism about evolution.
June 26, 2011 In Utah, the state where he was a popular governor, Huntsman trails Romney who has long and deep ties there as well through family connections and his success in pulling off the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney has significant leads in the preference polling and fundraising in the state.
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