GOP Presidential Candidates

Rivals Go South, Frantic To Block Romney Trifecta
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Next up, South Carolina. And it’s shaping up to be a dogfight. The Republican presidential race turns to this state Wednesday as Mitt Romney’s rivals set their sights on trying to tear down the GOP front-runner. A rougher tone and a tougher ideological terr…
In Dixville Notch, It’s A Romney-Huntsman Tie
DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary found themselves in a tie Tuesday between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire’s Dixvi…
For Gingrich, Attacks On Romney Come With Risk
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is a timid Massachusetts moderate, a flip-flopper on abortion and gun rights. As governor, he raised taxes and even tried to hike fees on the blind. Also, Romney is a liar full of “pious baloney” — according to Newt Gingrich. The former Hous…
Romney Raps Obama In SC; GOP Rivals Pile On In NH
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Looking beyond an expected win in New Hampshire, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reached out to South Carolina voters Friday with a two-track argument that President Barack Obama has mishandled the economy and devised an “inexcusable, unthinkable”…
Gingrich: Conservative Romney Rival Will Emerge
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s confident GOP conservatives will “gradually coalesce” around a candidate who can deny the party’s nomination to Mitt Romney. Gingrich calls himself “a Regan conservative” and says that…
Seeking NH Buzz, Romney, Santorum Run At Obama
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Each trying to sound every bit the nominee, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum looked past each other to run down President Barack Obama’s economic policies Thursday as they jockeyed for support in New Hampshire and reached out to voters…
Santorum Feeling Good About Iowa Caucuses
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The polls show him making some solid gains in Iowa in recent days, and Rick Santorum says he feels “very good” about how he’s doing. He told ABC this morning that he’ll do ‘very well” in tonight’s caucuses. Santorum says…
George W. Bush Barely Mentioned In GOP Campaign
PERRY, Iowa (AP) — A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president’s name actually surfaced. “We’ve had, in the past, a couple of presidents from Texas that said they weren’t interested in wars … like Georg…
Romney Looks To Fend Off Santorum, Paul
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa race remarkably fluid, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces a suddenly surging Rick Santorum, an unpredictable Ron Paul factor and the challenge of winning over undecided conservatives in a state that spurned him four years ago. It’s the l…