election 2012

It's All Politics
4:36 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Romney And GOP-Linked Committees Close Fundraising Gap

Mitt Romney greets the crowd during a campaign stop last week in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Edward Linsmier Getty Images

With the latest campaign dollar totals officially on the Federal Election Commission books, at least one thing is certain: President Obama will not have the huge spending advantage this November that he did four years ago.

Obama and his various committees reported raising $43.6 million in April, while presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's campaign announced pulling in $40 million in that same period.

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Voter Registration
9:48 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Schedler, State's Registrars, Sign Up Voters

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the state's registrars of voters are encouraging all Louisiana residents who are at least 17 years old to register to vote, if they're not already registered.

Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week begins Monday. Registrars throughout the state will host registration events through Friday 

Republican Caucus
9:35 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Ron Paul Does Well in La. Republican Caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will have a strong presence in Louisiana's delegation to the Republican National Convention in August, even if he has little hope of winning the GOP presidential nomination. Paul dominated the Louisiana Republican caucuses held over the weekend.

Republican Caucus
3:20 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Louisiana Republicans hold caucus Saturday

Louisiana's Republican Party is holding caucuses Saturday, part of a process to choose delegates who will attend the GOP's presidential nominating convention in August.

GOP voters who participate in the caucuses will elect delegates to the Louisiana Republican State Convention, scheduled for June 2. The delegates to the state convention will choose delegates who will attend the national convention in August.

It's All Politics
5:28 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

In Southwestern Pa., Two Conservative Democratic Incumbents Fight For One Seat

House Speaker John Boehner administers the House oath to Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., on Jan. 5, 2011.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 4:55 pm

To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.

Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz, who are vying for the state's 12th District seat, each oppose abortion rights and favor gun rights. Their race on April 24 may come down to the few issues that do distinguish the two congressmen.

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It's All Politics
6:27 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Turning The Tables, Romney Hits Obama For A 'War On Women'

Mitt Romney holds a flier titled "Women & The Obama Economy" as he speaks in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday
Steven Senne AP

Mitt Romney was on the attack Wednesday, using a specific statistic to back up his claim that women, especially, have suffered economically under President Obama.

"Over 92 percent of the jobs lost under this president were lost by women," Romney said on Fox News. "His policies have been really a war on women."

The Romney campaign claims that 92.3 percent of those who have lost jobs during the Obama administration are women. It's a claim the campaign has made in speeches, on Twitter and on the Romney website.

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It's All Politics
5:35 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

A Primary Hat Trick: Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland And D.C.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 11:07 am

With wins in Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., Mitt Romney inched his way forward toward becoming the inevitable GOP presidential candidate.

After Tuesday's hat trick, the road to victory is clear for Romney and increasingly rocky and unlikely for Rick Santorum, Romney's leading opponent.

Still, in a speech from Mars, Pa., Santorum vowed to continue his campaign.

"We have now reached the point where it's half time," Santorum said. "Who's ready to charge out of the locker room for a strong second half in Pennsylvania?"

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Politics
7:04 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Santorum Faces Missteps in Louisiana Primary

Rick Santorum is leading in Republican presidential polls in Louisiana. But the candidate spent time countering missteps ahead of the Saturday primary.

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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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It's All Politics
5:54 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Illinois: Live Blog And Results

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, celebrate his victory in the Illinois GOP primary at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:56 am

With a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney is firmly in the driver's seat of the Republican presidential nomination contest.

In a victory speech in Schaumburg, Ill., the former Massachusetts governor thanked his Republican opponents, but very quickly pivoted to the general election against President Obama.

"It's time to say this word," said Romney. "Enough. We've had enough... We need a president who believes in us."

This Romney speech even sounded different. With Romney restating the big ideals of his campaign, it sounded like an acceptance speech.

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