GOP Presidential Candidates

GOP Leader Urges Unity After Santorum’s Exit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Republican Governors Association says Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the presidential sweepstakes should signal party conservatives to unify behind Mitt Romney. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tells “CBS This Morning” that “conservati…
Don’t Expect A Warm And Fuzzy Romney This Fall
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect Mitt Romney to spend a lot of time trying to get voters to like him this fall. Instead, the likely Republican presidential nominee will probably rely on a ton of campaign cash and a barrage of nasty attack ads ripping into President Barack Obama for polic…
McCain To Santorum: Time For ‘Graceful Exit’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says Rick Santorum should recognize “it’s time for a graceful exit” from the Republican presidential campaign in the wake of Mitt Romney’s sweep of primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia. McCain also tells &…
Rep. Ryan Endorses Romney
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the powerful chairman of the House Budget Committee, is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. There had been speculation the Wisconsin Republican would fall into the Romney column, and Ryan did so Friday morning in an interview on …
Gingrich Revamps Campaign
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drastically reorganizing his money- and delegate-deprived campaign to focus on low-cost social media and an effort to cajole delegates to back him over front-runner Mitt Romney. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says one-thir…
Santorum Urgues his Own Case Outside Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has appeared outside the Supreme Court, where the justices are hearing arguments over whether President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is constitutional. Santorum pressed his own argument that he’s the best c…
Santorum Walks Back Remark On Obama 2nd Term
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is taking back his comment that the country might as well re-elect President Barack Obama if Mitt Romney wins the GOP nomination. Santorum emphasized Friday that he will support whoever wins the Republican primary. Santor…
Romney Pushes GOP Presidential Race Toward A Close
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 …
Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination yet again and nudging Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines. Mitt Romney finished third in both states, but he salvaged a win in the …
Voting In Alabama, Mississippi Could Clarify Race
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deep South primaries today could answer questions for all three Republican presidential candidates. Polls are open in Alabama and Mississippi as Mitt Romney tries to make a southern breakthrough. At the same time, Newt Gingrich is seen as needing wins to stay in the ra…

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