Mitt Romney

Santorum’s stumbles could cost him in Illinois primary

Santorum’s stumbles could cost him in Illinois primary

As they await an Illinois primary vote whose outcome is hardly assured, Mitt Romney is betting his message of economic proficiency will resonate with Republican voters more than Rick Santorum‘s sharply honed conservatism. Both men were competing for the 54 delegates at stake Tuesday in Illinois. They were looking to score a victory in a […]

McCain: 2012 GOP primary ‘the nastiest’ ever

McCain: 2012 GOP primary ‘the nastiest’ ever

The Republican campaign to choose a candidate to take on President Barack Obama in November is “the nastiest” ever, presidential campaign veteran John McCain said Sunday. McCain should know — he was the target of a barrage of destructive rumors himself in his losing 2000 campaign against George Bush to become the Republican presidential candidate. […]

Romney creams Santorum in Puerto Rico primary

Romney creams Santorum in Puerto Rico primary

Mitt Romney scored an overwhelming win Sunday in Puerto Rico’s Republican presidential primary, trouncing chief rival Rick Santorum on the Caribbean island even as the two rivals looked ahead to more competitive contests this week in Illinois and Louisiana. The victory in the U.S. territory was so convincing that Romney, the GOP front-runner, won all […]

Final Georgia, Hawaii tallies add to Romney, Gingrich delegate totals

Final Georgia, Hawaii tallies add to Romney, Gingrich delegate totals

Heading into Sunday’s presidential primary in Puerto Rico, all four GOP hopefuls added delegates when results were finalized from contests that happened days ago. Mitt Romney added six delegates from Georgia’s March 6 primary and Newt Gingrich added five. In Hawaii, which voted last week, Ron Paul added two delegates and Rick Santorum added one. […]

From now on, it’s a Romney – Santorum fight for GOP nod

From now on, it’s a Romney – Santorum fight for GOP nod

The plodding Republican presidential nomination fight is grinding forward toward Puerto Rico — and a two-man race, with Rick Santorum ascendant and Mitt Romney vanquished in the Deep South. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the former Georgia lawmaker whose Southern strategy stalled, was all but relegated to an asterisk in the contest even as he […]

Southern sweep for Santorum

Southern sweep for Santorum

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 was running third in both states. “We did it again,” Santorum told cheering supporters in Lafayette, La. He added, “Now is the time for […]

So much for Newt’s Southern strategy

So much for Newt’s Southern strategy

Newt Gingrich saw his presidential hopes all but dashed Tuesday in the Deep South, where he was rejected by voters in the very region that launched his storied political career more than three decades ago. The former House speaker placed second behind rival Rick Santorum in primaries in Mississippi and Alabama after banking his candidacy […]

Obama’s approval rating back in the dumpster

Obama’s approval rating back in the dumpster

President Barack Obama, battered by rising gas prices, a lagging economy that resists recovery and foreign policy missteps in Afghanistan, fell dramatically in public approval in a poll released Monday. The ABC News and Washington Post poll shows Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney would beat Obama if the Presidential election were held today. “Gas prices, more […]

Santorum wins Kansas but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Santorum wins Kansas  but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Rick Santorum captured the Kansas GOP presidential caucuses with ease Saturday, scoring 51 percent of the vote. The rest of the four-man field didn’t even come close:  Mitt Romney second with 21 percent, Newt Gingrich third at 14 percent and Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 12.5 percent. Romney and Gingrich all but wrote […]