June 13, 2012 Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."
April 27, 2012 The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.
April 19, 2012 GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is matching President Obama's appearance in the key swing state of Ohio while intensifying his rhetoric, attacking the president's record on the economy. And for the second day in a row, Romney is using his location on the campaign trail to convey a message.
April 19, 2012 In 2008, Barack Obama captured two-thirds of the Hispanic vote, winning in crucial swing states with large Hispanic populations like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. Obama's re-election campaign is now targeting those same states with its first set of Spanish-language TV and radio ads.
April 3, 2012 Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans. That trend has started to change in recent presidential elections, including in 2008, when Democrat Barack Obama capitalized on the under-30 vote. But political analysts say young voters in 2012 are harder to read.
March 22, 2012 President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.
February 29, 2012 Ron Paul ignored the primaries in Arizona and Michigan Tuesday night and took his campaign to Virginia, where only he and Mitt Romney are on the March 6 ballot.
February 28, 2012 Newt Gingrich skipped Tuesday's primary states of Michigan and Arizona to spend time in a place he knows well — and which votes in a week — Georgia.
February 9, 2012 Young conservatives gathering in Washington say a bad economy may be good news in 2012 for the Republican Party — at least in helping it to dent the overwhelming support Barack Obama enjoyed four years ago among the youngest voters.
February 8, 2012 Fresh off victories in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigned in Texas on Wednesday. He told a small group of pastors, some of them former supporters of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, that he is the true conservative left to challenge Mitt Romney.
February 3, 2012 While hotels along the Vegas Strip are full of Super Bowl fans and convention attendees this weekend, another event will be playing out Saturday at more than 100 locations across the state. Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses will be taking place, and mostly in low-key places.
February 1, 2012 Mitt Romney's Florida campaign co-chairman says Romney's stance on the mortgage crisis resonated strongly with Republican voters in the Sunshine State and will play a big role in the November general election.
January 31, 2012 Mitt Romney supporters celebrated across Florida Tuesday night. The former Massachusetts governor picked up a key endorsement from Hispanic lawmakers — and that made a difference for at least some GOP voters.
January 20, 2012 The battle over district lines is important because the state is getting four new House seats. The Supreme Court says justices in Texas should not have ignored the state legislature's wishes.