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Way clear for McCain as Romney quits, saying country comes first



· Democratic victory would be a 'surrender to terror' 
· Huckabee still in race but may become running mate
 

Ewen MacAskill in Washington
Friday February 8, 2008
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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who has withdrawn from the Republican presidential race
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Photograph: LM Otero/AP
 


John McCain effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination yesterday when his main rival, Mitt Romney, near to tears, dropped out of the race. Only one person now stands between McCain and the US presidency: the Democratic choice for the November election. McCain now has a huge advantage over the Democrats, with potentially months to campaign for the White House as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama exhaust themselves in their battle for their party's nomination. Romney, who spent more than $36m (£18m) of his own money on the campaign but failed to make a breakthrough on Super Tuesday, said he was standing aside for the sake of the party. Speaking at the annual meeting of thousands of conservative Republican activists in Washington, he said he wanted to give McCain a chance to begin campaigning early for the election. He suggested that if Clinton or Obama were to win, US safety would be at stake.

"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," he said.

"This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose ... but I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

Referring to the Democratic party's contenders, Romney said: "Barack and Hillary have made their intentions clear regarding Iraq and the war on terror. They would retreat and declare defeat. The consequence of that would be devastating. It would mean attacks on America launched from safe havens that make Afghanistan under the Taliban look like child's play." He acknowledged disagreements with McCain, but said: "I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden and on eliminating al-Qaida and terror."

His departure from the race leaves McCain facing only Mike Huckabee, the Baptist pastor and former governor of Arkansas, who has done well in the south, but has limited appeal elsewhere in the country. The chances are that Huckabee will eventually join McCain as his running mate. Also left in the race is Ron Paul, but he has made a minimal impact on the Republican nomination process. Romney struggled in the race partly because of his lack of charisma, the loss of part of his natural support on the right to Huckabee, and suspicion among Christian evangelicals about his Mormonism. He also fought a mainly negative campaign.

Romney made his announcement at the Conservative Political Action Conference, made up mainly of hardcore Republicans. The deep divisions in the party were exposed at the conference. When, almost three hours later, McCain was introduced, about a fifth of those present loudly booed him. In contrast, Romney, a social and fiscal conservative, received five standing ovations. McCain's relatively moderate views on immigration and opposition to some of President George Bush's tax cuts have aroused hostility among Republican activists. David O'Connell, 22, a student and Romney supporter from Texas, said McCain "has demonstrated time and time again a willingness to abandon his conservative principles to become popular with the far left in the Senate, such as Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton". Romney's pullout came despite McCain failing to win a majority of conservative voters in almost every Super Tuesday state, other than Connecticut. On Tuesday night Romney, who has an estimated $230m fortune, had said he would fight on, though he was far behind McCain in the battle for delegates.

Costly campaign

Romney may have been the wealthiest candidate in the presidential race, but the campaign has proved a severe drain on his personal finances. The Washington Post, which reported that the Romney camp had spent $1.16m (£590,000) for each delegate it secured, calculated that it would have cost Romney about $1.3bn (£670m) to win the Republican party nomination. That means that he must have spent about $341m on the 294 delegates he won over - a sizeable chunk of his personal fortune, which is thought to stretch to as much as $500m. By the end of last year he had already spent more than $37m of his own money on the campaign.

Republican campaign workers apparently devised a scale to measure the amount of money a candidate spends on each delegate won: the Gramm-o-meter. The system take its name from Phil Gramm, a former Texas senator who had 10 delegates to show for $25m spent in 1996.



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Mitt Romney, born March 121947, in Michigan, is former Governor ofMassachusetts; he did not seek a second term in November 2006. Romney has made numerous trips to primary states such as South CarolinaMichigan, and New Hampshire, during recent years. Romney is running on his record as co-founder ofBain Capital, the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and his record as Governor of Massachusetts. Although he ran as a moderate for the office of Governor of Massachusetts and during his failed Senate bid in 1994, he supported more conservative positions as his term progressed. Romney formed a presidential exploratory committee on January 3, 2007, the day he left the governor's office.[25]

On January 9, Romney raised $6.5 million in his first fundraiser, beating both Giuliani and McCain's fundraising efforts ($1 and $2 million respectively).

Romney has already received major endorsements, including that of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert.

Romney officially announced his candidacy on February 13 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.[26][27]



The Romney Agenda: The Romney Economic Stimulus Plan


Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan – Washington Must Act Now: 

Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan Would Provide Much-Needed Relief To Taxpayers, Businesses And Homeowners. Today, our economy is facing unprecedented challenges both here at home and abroad. Our economy needs pro-growth stimulus, but Governor Romney believes any stimulus package should return money to American taxpayers, not increase already out-of-control government spending. To promote economic growth, Governor Romney is proposing an economic stimulus plan that would lower taxes on individuals, reduce taxes for businesses and help homeowners through the current housing crisis.

- Individuals: Governor Romney would permanently reduce the lowest income tax bracket, permanently eliminate payroll taxes on seniors and make middle-class savings tax free. 

- Businesses: Governor Romney would institute immediate 100% expensing of equipment for two years and permanently reduce the corporate tax rate. 

- Homeowners: Governor Romney would reform and expand Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan portfolio limits to allow larger loans to homeowners.

Governor Romney Urges Our Leaders To Work Together And Immediately Debate, Pass And Sign A Stimulus Package For The American People. If our representatives in Washington can work together and demonstrate the leadership that the American people deserve, Governor Romney is optimistic that we can still turn this economy around. Washington must get to work immediately and pass a bill no later than February 19, a month from today, in order to stimulate our economy. 

INDIVIDUALS: Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan – Pro-Growth Tax Cuts For Individual Taxpayers: 

Permanently Reduce The Lowest Income Tax Bracket to 7.5%. Permanently cutting taxes for all taxpayers will put more money in workers' pockets and stimulate consumer confidence and spending.

- Cutting The Lowest Tax Rate From 10% To 7.5% Will Provide Up To A $400 Tax Cut To Each American Taxpayer. 

- Governor Romney Proposes Providing An Immediate Retroactive Tax Credit Reflecting The Lower 7.5% Tax Rate For 2007 Earnings To Employees Who Earned Less Than $97,500 In 2007. This tax cut would immediately stimulate the economy as taxpayers with the highest propensity to consume receive their increased 2007 tax refunds. 

- Permanently Reducing The Lowest Bracket Is A Pro-Growth Tax Cut For The Tens Of Millions Of Americans In The Lowest Income Tax Bracket.

Permanently Eliminate Payroll Taxes On Employees Over The Age of 65. It is not fair that seniors that have worked their whole life and earned their full Social Security benefit continue to owe payroll taxes to the federal government.

- In This Uncertain Economic Environment, More And More Seniors Are Returning To The Workforce. Governor Romney's proposal will provide an immediate tax cut to working seniors. 

- Governor Romney Believes That Seniors Have Already Earned Their Full Social Security Benefit And Should Not Owe Additional Payroll Taxes For Income Earned After Age 65.

Make Middle-Class Savings Tax Free. Governor Romney's plan will allow middle class Americans to save tax free by changing the tax rate on interest, capital gains and dividends to absolutely 0%. By helping more Americans save and invest, we can meet the challenges of an aging population and ensure the financial security of America.

- Allow Over 95% Of American Families To Save And Invest Tax Free: Any taxpayer with Adjusted Gross Income under $200,000 would pay a tax rate of absolutely 0% on all of the income they earn from their savings, capital gains and dividends. 

- Expand The Investor Class: In recent years, over half of adult Americans have participated in the stock market either directly or through pension plans and mutual funds. Tax-free savings will encourage more families to build wealth by saving, investing and participating in the stock market, which will help grow the economy.

BUSINESSES: Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan – Pro-Growth Tax Cuts For Businesses: 

Institute Immediate 100% Expensing Of New Equipment Purchased By A Business For A Two-Year Period Retroactive To January 1, 2008. This plan would allow both large and small businesses to immediately invest in new equipment and capital improvements, which would immediately stimulate the economy and create new jobs.

- Boost U.S. Manufacturers And Vendors: Accelerating and increasing capital investment in equipment and other qualified assets in the U.S. will immediately provide a boost to U.S. manufacturers and vendors. 

- Encourage Additional Business Investment: Entrepreneurs and small businesses, such as S corps and LLCs, which often face cash flow difficulties, will benefit greatly by the reduced cost of investment in equipment under this plan. Additional investment and expansion by these growing businesses will drive economic growth.

Reduce The Corporate Tax Rate To 20% Over Two Years. Governor Romney believes we should immediately act to reduce the corporate rate to 25% for 2008 and 20% in 2009. A permanent U.S. corporate tax rate of 20% will attract capital, stimulate investment, and increase American competitiveness with the rapidly growing economies of the world.

- A More Competitive Corporate Tax Rate: Governor Romney has spoken throughout the campaign about the need to reduce our corporate income tax rate in order to compete more effectively against other countries with lower rates. The United States currently has the second-highest corporate tax rate in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

- Encourage New Capital Flows Into The United States: Cutting the corporate tax rate will cause new capital to flow to the U.S. and make our U.S. companies more competitive by providing additional funds for research, development, innovation, and hiring of additional employees.

HOMEOWNERS: Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan – Helping Homeowners: 

Reform And Expand Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan Portfolio Limits:

- Lower The Amount Of Upfront Down Payment A Borrower Must Make, Allowing FHA To Help Nonprime Borrowers Who May Not Be Able To Meet The Current Requirement.

- Raise The Maximum Loan Amount Eligible For FHA Insurance, Allowing FHA To Serve More Borrowers In Higher-Priced Areas.

- Expand NeighborWorks America's Foreclosure Avoidance Initiative: Governor Romney proposes expanding NeighborWorks America's Foreclosure Avoidance Initiative to help American homeowners stay in their homes. NeighborWorks America assists homeowners by offering foreclosure counseling and identifying refinancing opportunities for U.S. homeowners.

Governor Romney's Pro-Growth Tax Agenda: 

Governor Romney's Economic Stimulus Plan Is In Addition To His Tax Proposals Which Will Provide A Sound Economic Framework For Long-Term Growth:

- Make The Bush Tax Cuts Permanent: Making the Bush Tax Cuts permanent is the first step to ensuring that Americans are able to keep more of their hard-earned money. 

- Roll Back Tax Rates For All Americans: As President, Governor Romney will cut marginal tax rates across the board, allowing all Americans to save more money. 

- Kill The Death Tax: It is unfair to tax Americans three times: first when they earn their money; second when they invest it and receive income from those investments; and third when they die. 

- Make The Research And Development Tax Credit Permanent To Encourage Capital Investment And Innovation: Governor Romney believes that we must encourage companies to invest more in research and development to produce the innovations our companies need to win in the global economic competition. 

- Oppose Any Increase In Social Security Taxes: We can strengthen Social Security without resorting to higher Social Security taxes that will impact all Americans. Governor Romney will oppose any proposed increase in Social Security taxes. 

- Prevent The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) From Hurting More American Families: At the very least, Congress must pass a patch to the AMT that will prevent this tax from affecting more and more families in America.



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"The signs are good that conservatives are listening and saying, 'You know what, we don't want to take the liberal path.'"

02.05.2008

In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On The Future Of The Republican Party

"... if we want a party that is indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton on an issue like illegal immigration, that we're going to have John McCain as a nominee ..."

02.03.2008

In Case You Missed It: Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Endorses Mitt Romney

"If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney."

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Governor Mitt Romney traveled from San Diego, California to Denver, Colorado on Friday afternoon to hold a "Change Begins With Us" rally at Freeway Ford. He later met with members of the media there.

Jan 31, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To California
Governor Mitt Romney campaigned in southern California on Thursday. In Long Beach, Governor Romney had a kitchen table discussion at the home of Greg and Charlene Bennett before traveling to Fountain Valley where he held a campaign rally at Bassett Furniture. In San Diego, Governor Romney held a second campaign rally in front of the San Diego County Administration Building before meeting with members of the media.

Jan 29, 2008 Governor Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Romney campaigned in Florida Tuesday before the state?s primary election holding a Tampa "Change Begins with Us" tour stop at the Tampa Convention Center. Governor Romney later addressed supporters at the Romney for President Florida Election Night Event in St. Petersburg.

Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Mitt Romney campaigned around the state of Florida on Monday, January 28, continuing his "Change Begins with Us" tour. Governor Romney held a media availability at a Texaco gas station in Palm Beach before attending a rally at the Palm Beach International Airport. Governor Romney and his family then traveled to Fort Myers where he attended a second rally at the Southwest Florida International Airport. The Romneys made similar stops in Sanford, Panama City and Jacksonville.

Jan 27, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Mitt Romney continued his "Change Begins with Us" Florida Tour on Sunday, January 27, holding a Miami "Change Begins with Us" Tour Stop at the Jorge Mas Canosa Center and later held a news conference on providing tax relief for seniors.

Jan 25, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Mitt Romney continued his "Change Begins with Us" Florida Tour on Friday, delivering remarks to the Latin Builders Association in Miami and later traveling to Pensacola where he toured Avalex Technologies and attended a Romney for President rally. Friday evening, Governor Romney met with members of the media at the Clearwater Airport.

Jan 22, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Mitt Romney continued his "Change Begins with Us" Florida Tour on Tuesday with stops on the East Coast and in South Florida. In Boca Raton, Governor Romney addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition of Florida and then traveled to Coral Springs where he met with Broward County voters at Wings Plus. Tuesday afternoon Governor Romney traveled to Collier County where he spoke to the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and addressed an overflow crowd from that event in the parking lot.

Jan 21, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Florida
Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann continued campaigning in Florida on Monday, speaking to employees of Gate Petroleum in Jacksonville and visiting with the participants of the Jacksonville Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade. They later traveled to Daytona Beach. In Orlando, Governor Romney held a "Change Begins with Us" tour stop before traveling to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On Monday evening, Governor Romney met with aerospace industry executives.


Jan 19, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada, Florida
After meeting with caucus goers in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday morning, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Florida to kick-off his "Change Begins with Us" Florida Tour in Jacksonville. Governor Romney and his wife Ann hosted a "Change Begins with Us" Rally at the University of North Florida.

Jan 18, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Nevada
Governor Romney campaigned in Nevada on Friday, visiting the Adobe Middle School in Elko and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport for rallies with supporters.

Jan 17, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada
Following a quick meeting with members of the media at Staples in Columbia, South Carolina Governor Romney returned to Nevada on Thursday for events in the Las Vegas area. He announced the endorsement of State Senator Joe Heck at the Claim Jumper in Henderson before meeting with local voters there. Governor Romney and his son Josh later traveled to meet with Las Vegas area volunteers at Brady Industries.

Jan 16, 2008 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Wednesday Governor Mitt Romney returned to South Carolina with the Mitt Mobile for a bus tour across the state. At Sun City Hilton Head Governor Romney met with voters and members of the media before traveling to Charleston where he and Senator Jim DeMint spoke to supporters at the Seabreeze Marina. Governor Romney then traveled to Florence where he spoke at Francis Marion University. On Wednesday evening Governor Romney spoke to supporters at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Jan 11, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Returns To Michigan
On Friday Governor Mitt Romney returned to Michigan where he met with voters at Macomb Community College, Center for Alternative Fuels. He then traveled to Lansing, where he spoke to the Small Business Association of Michigan and was later joined by his wife Ann for a walking tour of the Michigan state capital. Friday evening, Governor Romney traveled to Hudsonville where he spoke at the Ottawa County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

Jan 09, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Michigan
On Wednesday, following a National Call Day fundraiser in Boston, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with voters at Gaslight Village and later held an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall at Grand Valley State University.

Jan 08, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In New Hampshire
Governor Mitt Romney continued to campaign in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Governor Romney met with Manchester Ward-1 voters at Brookside Congregational Church, Bedford area voters at Bedford High School, Nashua area voters at Broad Street Elementary School, Salem voters at the Salem Town Hall and Derry area voters at Hood Middle School.

Jan 06, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
Governor Mitt Romney continued campaigning in New Hampshire with events on Sunday and Monday leading up to the primary on January 8th. On Sunday, Governor Mitt Romney was in Nashua for an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting at the Elm Street School. On Monday, Governor Romney met with BAE employees in Nashua, Timberland employees in Stratham, attended the Nashua Rotary Club luncheon, hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall at the Derry-Salem Elks Club and an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall in Be

Jan 05, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
Gov. Romney was joined by Sen. Gregg and R.I. Gov. Cacceri for campaign event in New Hampshire Saturday. Gov. Romney hosted a Derry "Ask Mitt Anything" at Pinkerton Academy before traveling to Hampstead to meet with voters at Bean Towne Coffee House. Gov. Romney later traveled to Bedford where he spoke at a house party at the Ashooh residence. Saturday afternoon Gov. Romney participated in the ABC-WMUR Debate at Saint Anselm College and attended a post debate rally at Varick's Sports Bar.

Jan 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Friday, Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire for events leading up to the primary on January 8th. Governor Romney and his family were greeted at 3:30 AM by supporters at Portsmouth International Airport. Later that morning, Governor Romney met with Portsmouth area voters at the Golden Egg Diner. In Concord, Governor Romney visited the Common Man Restaurant before heading to Manchester for and "Ask Mitt Anything" event at the Cashin Community Center.

Jan 03, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney joined supporters at events in Iowa on Thursday, leading up to the Republican Caucuses. In Des Moines, Governor Romney met with employees at Principal Financial Group. Joined by his wife Ann and family, Governor Romney met with West Des Moines area residents at Kum and Go headquarters. Thursday evening Governor Mitt Romney met with caucus goers in Waukee and West Des Moines. Finally, Governor Romney and his family spoke at the Romney for President election night event at the She

Jan 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Campaigns In Iowa
Governor Romney continued his "Strong America" Tour around Iowa with a fly-around on Wednesday. Governor Romney met with voters in Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids and Clear Lake before joining his family in Des Moines for a pre-caucus rally at the HyVee Conference Center.

Jan 01, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney was joined by his youngest son Craig in Iowa as he continued his "Strong America" Bus Tour on Monday. The Romneys visited six homes for a series of "House Party Huddles," including stops at The Hermann Residence in Ankeny, The Cook Residence in Johnston, IA, The McKoy Residence in Clive, The Warren Residence in West Des Moines, The Coates Residence in Norwalk and The Richardson Residence in Pleasant Hill. Governor Romney ended the day with a Story County rally in Ames.

Dec 31, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney continued his "Strong America" Bus Tour on Monday with stops at Happy Joe's in Clinton, Potter's Mill in Bellevue, Midway Hotel in Dubuque, Cedar Lodge in Manchester and Galleria De Paco in Waterloo. On Monday evening, Governor Mitt Romney was joined by his family to attend the "GuideOne ImaginEve!" in Des Moines.

Dec 20, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney campaigned in Iowa on Thursday holding a Warren County "Ask Mitt Anything" in Indianola and "Strategy for a Stronger America: National Security" Events at Decker Trucking in Fort Dodge, Orange City and Council Bluffs.

Dec 19, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney returned to Iowa on Wednesday to host a "Strategy for a Stronger America: National Security" Media Availability in Davenport. He later was joined by his son Josh Romney in hosting the Romney for President Christmas Party at The Sheraton West Des Moines.

Dec 18, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Tuesday Governor Romney returned to South Carolina to hold events across the state. In Spartanburg, Governor Romney delivered remarks on stopping illegal immigration. He then traveled to West Columbia and Savannah, Georgia to meet with voters. In Charleston, Governor Romney visited Sticky Fingers Restaurant before traveling to Myrtle Beach for a Romney for President Rally at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Dec 17, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Monday Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire for events in the Granite State. Governor Romney was joined by Senator Judd Gregg touring Insight Technology and hosting "Strategy for a Stronger America: Strengthening our Military" Ask Mitt Anything. Governor Romney and Sen. Gregg later toured Next Step Orthotics and Prosthetics in Manchester and met with local veterans. They ended the evening at Saint Anselm College where Governor Romney hosted a Goffstown Ask Mitt Anything event.

Dec 14, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney campaigned in Iowa on Friday with events in Carroll, Early and Storm Lake. Governor Romney hosted two "Strategy for a Stronger America: Enforcing our Immigration Laws 'Ask Mitt Anything'" events and visited with voters at Crossroads Restaurant in Sac County. On Saturday, Governor Romney traveled to Humbolt where he hosted another "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting at Rustix Restaurant.

Dec 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
On Thursday Governor Romney traveled to Muscatine Iowa where he hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting and later traveled to the Quad Cities area where he celebrated the opening of a new Romney for President Office in Bettendorf with local caucus goers.




Press Releases

Date Article Title
Feb 06, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Maryland Republican Leaders
Feb 05, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Super Tuesday
Feb 05, 2008 Campaign Manager Beth Myers On The West Virginia Convention
Feb 05, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On Super Tuesday
Feb 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Tennessee Romney For President Leadership Team
Feb 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Colorado Leaders
Feb 04, 2008 More Missouri Legislators Endorse Governor Mitt Romney For President
Feb 04, 2008 Alabama Leaders Join Romney For President
Feb 04, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Web Ad, "Very Close"
Feb 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces North Dakota Statwide Coalitions

Feb 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Romney For President Georgia County Chairs
Feb 04, 2008 U.S. Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 04, 2008 George Landrith Joins Romney For President
Feb 04, 2008 The Romney Agenda: A Vision For Conservative Change
Feb 04, 2008 Kerry-McCain: Welcome To Massachusetts!
Feb 04, 2008 Romney For President Announces Massachusetts Republican Leadership Team
Feb 03, 2008 North Dakota Leaders Endorse Governor Romney
Feb 03, 2008 Governor Romney Announces The Oklahoma Statewide Steering Committee
Feb 03, 2008 Research Briefing: "It's Not Social Issues I Care About"
Feb 03, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On The Future Of The Republican Party

Feb 02, 2008 THEY SAID IT!: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Says That On Immigration "My Position Has Been Very Similar To John McCain's"
Feb 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Victory In Maine
Feb 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Colorado House Republican Leader Michael May
Feb 02, 2008 Romney For President Announces Colorado County Chairs
Feb 02, 2008 Romney For President Announces Opening Of Minnesota Headquarters
Feb 02, 2008 Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 02, 2008 U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 01, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Today's Job Numbers
Feb 01, 2008 Andrew C. McCarthy Joins Romney For President
Feb 01, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Democrats Debate And Agree - With McCain!

Feb 01, 2008 U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 01, 2008 In Case You Missed It: The Denver Post Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 01, 2008 In Case You Missed It: One More Conservative Vote For Governor Romney
Feb 01, 2008 Conservative Activist Mike Wigley Joins Romney For President Minnesota Statewide Steering Committee
Feb 01, 2008 Romney For President Releases Missouri Women For Mitt Steering Committee
Feb 01, 2008 Delaware Republican Leaders Join Romney For President
Feb 01, 2008 Former United States Senator Bill Brock (R-TN) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Feb 01, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Endorses Mitt Romney
Feb 01, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Yet Another Conservative Vote For Governor Romney
Feb 01, 2008 Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney

Feb 01, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Do You Know The Real McCain Agenda?
Feb 01, 2008 U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 31, 2008 Romney For President Totals Over $27 Million In Total Receipts For The Fourth Quarter
Jan 31, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Another Conservative Vote For Governor Romney
Jan 31, 2008 Former Missouri Speaker Pro Tem Joins Romney For President
Jan 31, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces California Business And Technology Leaders Coalition
Jan 31, 2008 Oklahoma Republican National Committeewoman Bunny Chambers Endorses Governor Romney
Jan 31, 2008 Romney For President Launches "Experience Matters" Television Ad In California
Jan 31, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions To The Georgia Legislative Leadership Team
Jan 31, 2008 U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney

Jan 31, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions To The Minnesota Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 30, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Second Reagan Library Debate - Vol. II
Jan 30, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Second Reagan Library Debate
Jan 30, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Addresses His Vision To Strengthen America
Jan 30, 2008 Mesa County Republican Leaders Endorse Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 30, 2008 State Senator Ted Kanavas Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Jan 30, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On The Presidential Campaign
Jan 29, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On The Florida Primary
Jan 29, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Montana Legislative Leadership Team
Jan 29, 2008 New Jersey Conservative Leaders Join Romney For President


Jan 29, 2008 McCainonomics: Top 10 Reasons Why Sen. McCain Still Needs "To Be Educated" On Economics
Jan 28, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On The President's State Of The Union Address
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Blanca Gonzalez
Jan 28, 2008 McCainonomics: Sen. McCain Vs. Florida Taxpayers
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Florida Legislators
Jan 28, 2008 California Romney For President Announces Additional Legislative Endorsements
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Alabama Leadership Team
Jan 28, 2008 Kris Kobach Joins Romney For President
Jan 28, 2008 Randy Tate Joins Romney For President
Jan 28, 2008 Tennessee Elected Leaders Join Romney For President

Jan 28, 2008 The Romney Record - By The Numbers
Jan 28, 2008 U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 28, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On McCain-Lieberman
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Wisconsin RNC Committeewoman Mary Buestrin
Jan 28, 2008 McCainonomics: Pay At The Pump
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Romney Addresses The Potential Economic Damage Of McCain-Lieberman
Jan 28, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On The Passing Of Gordon B. Hinckley
Jan 27, 2008 Research Briefing: The New York Times Candidate
Jan 27, 2008 The Romney Agenda: Relieving The Economic Burden On Seniors

Jan 27, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On The Leadership And Experience Needed Today
Jan 27, 2008 McCainonomics: "Ask Any Of The Voters - It's The Economy"
Jan 27, 2008 Liz Cheney Joins Romney For President
Jan 27, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Newspapers From Across The Nation Endorse Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 26, 2008 Staples Founder Thomas Stemberg On The Need For A Leader With Experience Working In The Economy
Jan 26, 2008 Research Briefing: "She And John McCain Are Very Close"
Jan 26, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: "Leading The Charge On The Other Side"
Jan 26, 2008 Former Congressman David McIntosh Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 25, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Slate Of Congressional District Delegates In West Virginia
Jan 25, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Web Ad, "Democrats' Favorite Republican"

Jan 25, 2008 The Romney Record: A Record Of Conservative Health Care Reform
Jan 25, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Spanish-Language Television Ad In Florida
Jan 25, 2008 Governor Romney On The Economy And Pro-Growth Change
Jan 25, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Gov. Romney At The Boca Raton, FL, GOP Debate - Vol. III
Jan 25, 2008 Governor Romney Announces Additions To The North Dakota Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 24, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Boca Raton, FL GOP Debate - Vol. II
Jan 24, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Boca Raton, FL GOP Debate
Jan 24, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out The Vision To Strengthen America
Jan 24, 2008 Morton Blackwell Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 24, 2008 Georgia Legislators Join Romney For President

Jan 24, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces New Colorado Supporters
Jan 24, 2008 Governor Romney Announces Additions To The Advisory Committee On The Constitution And The Courts
Jan 24, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Winning Combination"
Jan 23, 2008 Senator Thad Cochran Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 23, 2008 Assembly Republican Caucus Chairman Bob Huff Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 23, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Minnesota Statewide Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Jan 23, 2008 Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 23, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain: "I Would Clearly Support Not Extending Those Tax Cuts..."
Jan 23, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On Strengthening The Economy
Jan 22, 2008 Statement On Governor Matt Blunt

Jan 22, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Fred Thompson Withdrawing His Candidacy
Jan 22, 2008 U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 22, 2008 Governor Romney On The Stock Market And An Economic Stimulus Package
Jan 22, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Maryland Delegate Don Elliott
Jan 22, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Today's "March For Life"
Jan 22, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Conservative Change"
Jan 22, 2008 Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 21, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Louisiana Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 21, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Alaska Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 21, 2008 Romney For President Launches Spanish-Language Television Ad In Florida

Jan 21, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Discusses His Strategy To Build A Stronger Economy
Jan 21, 2008 U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Jan 21, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 20, 2008 Research Briefing: "Economics Is Not Something I've Understood As Well As I Should."
Jan 20, 2008 The Romney Record: Creating Jobs
Jan 20, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On The Economy
Jan 19, 2008 Senator Jim DeMint On The South Carolina Presidential Primary
Jan 19, 2008 Governor Romney Addresses His Victory In Nevada And His Strategy To Strengthen The Economy
Jan 19, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Victory In Nevada
Jan 19, 2008 The Romney Agenda: The Romney Economic Stimulus Plan

Jan 18, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Elko Daily Free Press Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 18, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On An Economic Stimulus Package
Jan 18, 2008 Huckabee Hearts Higher Taxes: Populist Rhetoric Vs. Reality In The Palmetto State
Jan 18, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Reno Gazette-Journal Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 17, 2008 Nevada State Senator Joe Heck Joins Romney For President
Jan 17, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain's Confusing Economic Rhetoric
Jan 17, 2008 In South Carolina, Governor Romney Highlights Strategy For A Stronger Economy
Jan 17, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Chairs"
Jan 17, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Las Vegas Review-Journal Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Jan 16, 2008 Research Briefing: Sen. McCain - Defeated By Defeatism

Jan 16, 2008 The Romney Agenda: A Stronger Economy And More Competitive America
Jan 16, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On His Victory In Michigan
Jan 15, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On Victory In Michigan
Jan 15, 2008 Republican Leader Heidi Gansert Joins Romney For President
Jan 14, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On Changing Washington And The Auto Industry
Jan 14, 2008 Governor Romney's Detroit Economic Club Address
Jan 14, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain Vs. Michigan Taxpayers
Jan 14, 2008 Romney For President Files For West Virginia Presidential Primary
Jan 14, 2008 Romney Agenda: Keeping Michigan And America Economically Strong
Jan 14, 2008 Extended Excerpts Of Governor Romney's Detroit Economic Club Address

Jan 14, 2008 Michigan Conservative Leader Marlene Elwell Endorses Mitt Romney
Jan 14, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Talks About The State Of The Economy
Jan 13, 2008 Staples Founder Thomas Stemberg On Governor Huckabee's "Face The Nation" Appearance
Jan 13, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Talks About The Economy And Michigan
Jan 13, 2008 Huckabee Hearts Higher Taxes: "But You Did Raise Taxes, Didn't You, Governor?"
Jan 13, 2008 Research Briefing: McCain's "Wrongheaded" Energy Tax Hike
Jan 12, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: McCain Masks His Michigan Pessimism
Jan 12, 2008 With More Layoffs In Michigan, Governor Romney Asks "Where's Washington?"
Jan 12, 2008 Research Briefing: "Automakers Don't Deserve McCain's Disdain"
Jan 11, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Pride Of America"

Jan 11, 2008 The Romney Vision: "If I'm President, That One-State Recession Is Over"
Jan 11, 2008 Huckabee Hearts Higher Taxes: "He's Just Out Of Tune With All Measures Of Free Market, Supply Side Economics"
Jan 11, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On Fixing The Economy In Michigan And The Rest Of The Nation
Jan 11, 2008 Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte Joins Romney For President
Jan 11, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Grand Rapids Press And Oakland Press Endorse Romney In Michigan Primary
Jan 10, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Myrtle Beach, SC GOP Debate
Jan 10, 2008 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Calls For Change In Washington
Jan 10, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Calls For Change
Jan 10, 2008 Research Briefing: McCain Pessimistic About Michigan's Future
Jan 10, 2008 Livonia Mayor Jack Kirksey Joins Romney For President

Jan 10, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Radio Ad, "Michigan Values"
Jan 09, 2008 Romney For President National Call Day 2008 Raises An Estimated $5 Million
Jan 09, 2008 Strategy For A Stronger America: Helping Michigan By Fixing A Broken Washington
Jan 09, 2008 Tom Monaghan Joins Romney For President
Jan 09, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Delaware Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 08, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On The New Hampshire Primary
Jan 08, 2008 In Case You Missed It: "The Voters Of New Hampshire Want Change In Washington"
Jan 07, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The California Delegate Slate
Jan 07, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain Vs. New Hampshire Taxpayers
Jan 07, 2008 Governor Romney Speaks To The People Of New Hampshire In New Ad, "Tomorrow"

Jan 07, 2008 Representative Mick Mulvaney Endorses Mitt Romney For President
Jan 07, 2008 What They're Really Saying: About Governor Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate - Vol. V
Jan 07, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: The Clintons Endorse McCain-Kennedy Immigration Plan
Jan 06, 2008 What They're Really Saying: About Governor Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate - Vol. IV
Jan 06, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate - Vol III
Jan 06, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate - Vol II
Jan 06, 2008 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate
Jan 06, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out The Need For Change In Washington
Jan 06, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain Still Claims He Was Right To Vote Against Tax Relief For New Hampshire
Jan 06, 2008 No Laughing Matter: "I'm Not Sure That I Support The Troop Surge..."

Jan 06, 2008 In Case You Missed It: "Washington Is Unable To Deal With The Challenges"
Jan 06, 2008 The Romney Record: Transforming Washington
Jan 05, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: The McCain Way On Display
Jan 05, 2008 What They're Really Saying: About Governor Mitt Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate
Jan 05, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out A Strong Vision For America's Future
Jan 05, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On The Wyoming County Conventions
Jan 05, 2008 Romney For President Holds Press Conference On Illegal Immigration
Jan 05, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: The McCain Way: Personal Attacks
Jan 05, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: The McCain Way: Attack Republicans
Jan 05, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Growth And Prosperity"

Jan 05, 2008 Strategy For A Stronger America: The Romney Agenda For Tomorrow
Jan 04, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Files Delegate Petitions In Ohio
Jan 04, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Web Ad, "Twists"
Jan 04, 2008 Senior Adviser Tom Rath On The McCain Campaign And Push Polling Allegations
Jan 04, 2008 In Case You Missed It: "Governor Romney Advances His Message Of Change In Washington"
Jan 03, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney On The Iowa Caucus
Jan 03, 2008 Campaign Manager Beth Myers On The McCain Campaign And Push Polling Allegations
Jan 03, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Remember"
Jan 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Endorsements From Colorado's Up-And-Coming Republican Legislators
Jan 02, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain Voted To Allow Illegal Immigrants To Collect Social Security

Jan 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Maine Statewide Steering Committee
Jan 02, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Web Ad, "Roundhouse Kick"
Jan 02, 2008 Straight Talk Detour: Sen. McCain Voted To Allow Illegal Immigrants To Collect Social Security
Jan 02, 2008 Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) On Foreign Policy Leadership
Jan 02, 2008 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Iowa Senate Republican Leader Ron Wieck
Jan 01, 2008 The Romney Record: A Strong Supporter Of The Mission In Iraq
Jan 01, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Web Ad, "Full-Spectrum Conservative"
Jan 01, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Asian Tiger"
Jan 01, 2008 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Vote For Tomorrow"
Jan 01, 2008 No Laughing Matter: Gov. Huckabee Can't Keep Up With Both Foreign Affairs And Britney Spears

Dec 31, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Files Slate Of At-Large Delegates In West Virginia
Dec 31, 2007 Bay Buchanan Joins Romney For President
Dec 31, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Fact Check: Gov. Huckabee Did Push For In-State Tuition Breaks For Illegals
Dec 31, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "McCain's Unlikely Ties To K Street"
Dec 31, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Fact Check: Arkansas Voters Did Not Approve Of Gov. Huckabee's Gas Tax Hike
Dec 31, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Everywhere"
Dec 31, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... "Reputation For Granting Clemency"
Dec 31, 2007 The Romney Vision: Sen. Obama Calls Higher Taxes "Fair"
Dec 30, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Iowa State Representative Betty De Boef
Dec 30, 2007 The Real Romney Record: Setting The Record Straight About Governor Romney's Record

Dec 30, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Huckabee Campaign: Reagan Coalition Is "Gone."
Dec 30, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "Never Supported Amnesty"?
Dec 30, 2007 Research Briefing: Gov. Mike Huckabee "Meet The Press" Fact Check
Dec 30, 2007 In Case You Missed It: The Daily Nonpareil Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 30, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Times-Republican Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 29, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Release Of A New Tape From Osama Bin Laden
Dec 29, 2007 No Laughing Matter: "He Has Agreed To Be A Part Of The Group"
Dec 29, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: I'd Still Vote Against Bush Tax Cuts
Dec 29, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Permanently"
Dec 29, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: The McCain Way


Dec 28, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Radio Ad, "Important Times"
Dec 28, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support Of Florida State Representative Chris Dorworth
Dec 28, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Ready"
Dec 28, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "Attacking"? No - This Is An Attack Ad
Dec 28, 2007 Robert Wolgemuth Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 28, 2007 Michigan State Representative Dave Robertson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 28, 2007 The Romney Record: Second Amendment
Dec 28, 2007 Former New Hampshire First Lady Gale Thomson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 28, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Future"
Dec 28, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Discusses The Situation In Pakistan

Dec 27, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Addresses The Tragic Events In Pakistan
Dec 27, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Today's Events In Pakistan
Dec 27, 2007 Governor Romney Announces The New Hampshire Legislative Leadership Team
Dec 26, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On CNBC's "Kudlow & Company"
Dec 26, 2007 Mitt Romney's In Good Company
Dec 26, 2007 No Laughing Matter: Dole To Huckabee: "Why Have You Joined The Bush Bashers?"
Dec 26, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "I Think We Can Set Up A Program Where Amnesty Is Extended ..."
Dec 26, 2007 Gov. Mitt Romney: The Choice Of Conservatives In New Hampshire
Dec 26, 2007 New Hampshire House Republican Leader Mike Whalley Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 23, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Sioux City Journal Endorses Governor Mitt Romney

Dec 22, 2007 The Romney Record: Supporting Pro-Growth Tax Policies
Dec 22, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: Class Warfare Demagoguery Used By The Democrats
Dec 21, 2007 No Laughing Matter: "Just Simply Ludicrous"
Dec 21, 2007 Santa Barbara County Board Of Supervisors Chair Brooks Firestone Endorses Romney For President
Dec 21, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "Mr. McCain Would Not Make Mr. Bush's Estate Tax Repeal Permanent"
Dec 21, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Eliminating Earmarks In The Omnibus Spending Bill
Dec 21, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "It's Personal To Me"
Dec 21, 2007 U.S. Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 21, 2007 U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 20, 2007 Romney For President Announces North Dakota State Director

Dec 20, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... "Arkansas' Primary Drug Of Concern"
Dec 20, 2007 Romney For President Announces Georgia Statewide Leadership Team
Dec 20, 2007 Straight Talk Detour: "I Don't Think We Should Continue To Cut Taxes"
Dec 20, 2007 U.S. Congressman John Carter (R-TX) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 19, 2007 Governor Romney Announces National Women For Mitt Finance Co-Chairs And Vice Chairs
Dec 19, 2007 In Case You Missed It: "America's President Deserves Thanks And Respect"
Dec 19, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions To Missouri Legislative Leadership Team
Dec 19, 2007 No Laughing Matter: "On Foreign Policy, His Views Are Wrong, And He's Pretty Inexperienced And It's Showing"
Dec 19, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Searched"
Dec 18, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Cuba

Dec 18, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Gov. Huckabee Cannot Deny He Supported In-State Tuition Breaks For Illegals
Dec 18, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: A "Track Record" On Illegal Immigration
Dec 18, 2007 U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 17, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Choice: Judgment"
Dec 17, 2007 No Laughing Matter: "Someone Who Hasn't Thought Much About Foreign Policy"
Dec 17, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Strengthening Our Military And Caring For Our Military Families And Veterans
Dec 17, 2007 Michigan First Lady Michelle Engler Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 17, 2007 Former Wichita Mayor Carlos Mayans Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 16, 2007 No Laughing Matter: "Laughing Off A Serious Assignment About Foreign Policy"
Dec 15, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On Governor Huckabee's Playground Diplomacy

Dec 15, 2007 No Laughing Matter: Huckabee's Playground Diplomacy
Dec 15, 2007 Research Briefing: A Fractured Republican Party
Dec 15, 2007 Judge Robert Bork Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 14, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... The Politico On Gov. Huckabee's Gift-Givers
Dec 14, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Enforcing Our Immigration Laws
Dec 14, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Washington Statewide Steering Committee Co-Chair
Dec 14, 2007 Former Florida Right To Life President Robin Hoffman Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 14, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: "Quite Tolerant Of Undocumented Immigration"
Dec 13, 2007 No Laughing Matter: Gov. Huckabee's Tuition Breaks For Illegal Immigrants "A Disaster"
Dec 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Files Full Slates Of Primary Delegates In Tennessee

Dec 13, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Real Conservative Solutions
Dec 13, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On Fox News' "Fox & Friends"
Dec 13, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... The Arkansas News On "Huckabee's Smoke Filled Past"
Dec 13, 2007 Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 12, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Des Moines, IA GOP Debate
Dec 12, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out Vision For A Stronger America
Dec 12, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Describe Huckabee's Record On Education
Dec 12, 2007 Romney For President Announces Alaska State Director Chris Nelson
Dec 12, 2007 Former Michigan Senator Walt North Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 12, 2007 Romney For President Launches "Experience Matters" Television Ad In Michigan

Dec 12, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On "Morning Joe"
Dec 11, 2007 In Case You Missed It: National Review Says "Romney For President"
Dec 11, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Maryland Delegate Slate
Dec 11, 2007 Romney For President Files For New Jersey Presidential Primary Ballot
Dec 11, 2007 California Romney For President Announces Congressional District Chairs
Dec 11, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: "The People Who We Want In This City"
Dec 11, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... The Washington Times Takes A Look At Governor Huckabee's Record
Dec 10, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Choice: The Record"
Dec 10, 2007 Romney For President Launches "Mittens From Mitt"
Dec 10, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... "An Arkansan Tells The Huckabee Record Like It Is"


Dec 09, 2007 Former Republican Party Of Florida Chairman Al Cardenas On Tonight's Debate
Dec 09, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out Optimistic Vision
Dec 09, 2007 Governor Romney Announces Additions To The National Hispanic Steering Committee
Dec 08, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Retirement Of Representative Jim McCrery (R-LA)
Dec 07, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On Pearl Harbor Day
Dec 07, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Reflections On "Faith In America"
Dec 07, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Spanish-Language Radio Ad In Florida
Dec 07, 2007 Miami-Dade Leaders Endorse Governor Mitt Romney
Dec 07, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... On Governor Huckabee's "Conservatism"
Dec 07, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Not Politically Correct"

Dec 06, 2007 Photo Release: The "Faith In America" Address
Dec 06, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney's "Faith In America" Address
Dec 06, 2007 Excerpts Of Governor Romney's "Faith In America" Address
Dec 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Today's Tragic Events In Omaha, Nebraska
Dec 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Prepares For "Faith In America" Speech
Dec 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Guantanamo Bay
Dec 04, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Hanukkah
Dec 04, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Montana Statewide Finance Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Dec 03, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Question Governor Huckabee's Record
Dec 03, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Venezuela

Dec 03, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A Conservative Blueprint For Strengthening The Economy
Dec 01, 2007 Governor Romney Announces His Education Policy Advisory Group
Dec 01, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best: "Who's The Biggest Tax Raiser?"
Dec 01, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On World AIDS Day
Nov 30, 2007 Those Who Know Him Best ... Discuss Gov. Huckabee's Tax-And-Spend Record
Nov 30, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A Conservative Blueprint For Lowering Taxes
Nov 30, 2007 Romney For President Announces Colorado Statewide Leadership Team
Nov 30, 2007 In Case You Missed It: "A Stronger America Needs Stronger Families"
Nov 30, 2007 Romney For President Announces Brandon Phillips As Georgia State Director
Nov 29, 2007 In Case You Missed It: David Keene On His Support For Governor Romney

Nov 29, 2007 Research Briefing: Huckabee and Giuliani Support Tuition Breaks For Illegal Immigrants
Nov 29, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Files To Participate In Virginia Primary
Nov 29, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The St. Petersburg, FL GOP Debate - Vol. III
Nov 29, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Passing Of Former Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL)
Nov 29, 2007 David Keene Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 28, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The St. Petersburg, FL GOP Debate - Vol. II
Nov 28, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The St. Petersburg, FL GOP Debate
Nov 28, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out An Optimistic Vision For A Stronger America
Nov 28, 2007 Romney For President Announces Thad Balkman As Oklahoma Political Director
Nov 28, 2007 Wyoming State Auditor Rita Meyer Endorses Governor Mitt Romney






Nov 28, 2007 Romney For President Files For Illinois Presidential Primary Ballot
Nov 28, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Maryland Statewide Steering Committee Additions
Nov 27, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Files To Participate In Arizona Primary
Nov 27, 2007 The Romney Record: Governor Romney And The Massachusetts Economy
Nov 27, 2007 New York State Of Mind: A Choice Between No Plan And The Wrong Plan?
Nov 27, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Stronger Florida Families With More Affordable Health Care
Nov 27, 2007 Kentucky Secretary Of State Trey Grayson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 27, 2007 In Case You Missed It: "Strengthen American Family, Economy, Security"
Nov 26, 2007 Massachusetts House Republican Leader Brad Jones On Giuliani Campaign Confererence Call
Nov 26, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Take Charge"

Nov 26, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On Talk Radio Live
Nov 26, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Wisconsin Statewide Finance Steering Committee
Nov 26, 2007 New York State Of Mind: "He's Very Much Like Hillary Clinton"
Nov 25, 2007 The Romney Record: A Record Of Reducing Crime In Massachusetts
Nov 25, 2007 New York State Of Mind: Mayor Giuliani: "I'm Seen As Very Liberal"
Nov 25, 2007 The Romney Agenda: The Four Walls Of The New Hampshire Home
Nov 24, 2007 Big City, Big Spender: Big Spending Brings Billion-Dollar Budget Bust
Nov 24, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A Conservative Blueprint To Restrain Government Spending
Nov 23, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On "The Michael Medved Show"
Nov 22, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Thanksgiving Day

Nov 21, 2007 Governor Romney On The New Hampshire Primary
Nov 21, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Radio Ad, "Stronger Economy"
Nov 21, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Radio Ad, "New Leadership"
Nov 21, 2007 Governor Romney On Stem-Cell Research Announcement
Nov 20, 2007 Governor Romney On The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision To Review Second Amendment Case
Nov 20, 2007 The Romney Vision: The Experience To Lead
Nov 20, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: Mayor Giuliani: Wrong On Illegal Immigration
Nov 20, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Stronger Iowa Families With More Affordable Health Care
Nov 19, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On "The Sean Hannity Show"
Nov 19, 2007 Sanctuary State of Mind: "The Most Successful" Sanctuary City

Nov 19, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Washington Statewide Finance Steering Committee
Nov 19, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help Washington State Succeed
Nov 19, 2007 Former Ohio State Senator Richard Finan Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 19, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "American Family"
Nov 18, 2007 Policy Briefing: Tax-Free Savings For Wyoming Families
Nov 17, 2007 Big City, Big Spender: "Giuliani Takes Liberties On His NYC Record"
Nov 16, 2007 Romney For President Files For Arkansas Presidential Primary Ballot
Nov 16, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions To West Virginia Statewide Steering Committee
Nov 16, 2007 Policy Briefing: Tax-Free Savings for Nevada Families
Nov 15, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Tonight's Democratic Debate


Nov 15, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Florida Finance Steering Committee Leadership
Nov 15, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Colorado Legislative Leadership Team
Nov 15, 2007 The Romney Vision: Democrats Promise To Raise Your Taxes - Out Of "Fairness," Of Course
Nov 15, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Tax-Free Savings For California Families
Nov 15, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A Conservative Blueprint To Restrain Government Spending
Nov 15, 2007 The Romney Record: A Record Of Conservative Health Care Reform
Nov 14, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On The Sanctuary State Of Mind
Nov 14, 2007 The Romney Record: A Record Of Enforcing Our Immigration Laws
Nov 14, 2007 Governor Romney Announces His Homeland Security Policy Advisory Group
Nov 14, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Governor Eliot Spitzer And Driver's Licenses

Nov 13, 2007 California Romney For President Announces Local Elected Officials Endorsements
Nov 13, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: Mayor Giuliani And Senator Clinton: Part Of The Immigration Problem
Nov 13, 2007 Northeast Florida Sheriffs Endorse Governor Mitt Romney For President
Nov 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions To Texas Statewide Finance Committee Co-Chairs
Nov 13, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Mitt Romney On MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
Nov 12, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces National Veterans Coalition
Nov 12, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Assisting Military Families And Veterans On And Off The Battlefield
Nov 11, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Veterans Day
Nov 09, 2007 Sanctuary State Of Mind: "You're One Of The People Who We Want In This City"
Nov 09, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Reforming Our Immigration System

Nov 09, 2007 The Romney Record: Higher Ethical Standards In Washington
Nov 09, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Confirmation Of Michael Mukasey
Nov 09, 2007 Romney For President Announces Katie Witt As Colorado Political Director
Nov 09, 2007 Governor Romney Announces The New Hampshire Law Enforcement For Romney Leadership Team
Nov 09, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Change Immigration"
Nov 08, 2007 Jim Ogonowski Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 07, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Michigan Women For Mitt Coalition Steering Committee
Nov 07, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Excellence In Education
Nov 06, 2007 Former Ambassador Thomas Melady Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 06, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Promoting Adoption In America

Nov 06, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Nomination Of Michael Mukasey
Nov 06, 2007 What They're Saying About Paul Weyrich's Endorsement Of Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 06, 2007 South Carolina State Senator Kevin Bryant Endorses Mitt Romney For President
Nov 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Nomination Of Mary Ann Glendon
Nov 05, 2007 The Romney Vision: Preventing Judicial Activism
Nov 05, 2007 Paul Weyrich Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 05, 2007 Rhode Island Representative Joseph A. Trillo Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 05, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Stronger Families And Judges Who Follow The Law
Nov 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Henry Hyde And The Presidential Medal Of Freedom
Nov 02, 2007 The Romney Vision: A Nuclear Iran Is "Unacceptable"

Nov 02, 2007 Wolverines And Spartans Agree On One Thing: Mitt Romney Is Best For Michigan
Nov 02, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Experience Matters"
Nov 01, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) Hosts An "Ask Team Mitt Anything"
Nov 01, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Maryland Steering Committee
Nov 01, 2007 The Romney Vision: "What Is The Governor Supposed To Do?"
Nov 01, 2007 The Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help Iowa Succeed
Nov 01, 2007 U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Nov 01, 2007 Kathy Gregg To Serve As New Hampshire Co-Chair
Oct 31, 2007 Governor Romney Announces His Trade Policy Advisory Group
Oct 31, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On "The Laura Ingraham Show"

Oct 31, 2007 Former Missouri State Rep. Jack Jackson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Oct 31, 2007 The Romney Vision: No Driver's Licenses For Illegals. Period.
Oct 31, 2007 Governor Romney Announces National Co-Chairs
Oct 30, 2007 What They're Saying About Senator Judd Gregg's Endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney - Vol. 2
Oct 30, 2007 Big City, Big Spender: Suing For More Spending
Oct 30, 2007 The Romney Record: Governor Romney's Top Ten Line-Item Vetoes
Oct 29, 2007 What They're Saying About Senator Judd Gregg's Endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney
Oct 29, 2007 Michigan Republican Leaders Endorse Governor Mitt Romney For President
Oct 29, 2007 Senator Judd Gregg Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Oct 27, 2007 The Romney Agenda: The Four Walls Of The Florida Home

Oct 26, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On CNBC's "Mad Money"
Oct 26, 2007 Arizona State Rep. Nancy McLain Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Oct 26, 2007 The Romney Vision: Protecting Traditional Marriage
Oct 26, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Spanish-Language Radio Ad In Florida
Oct 26, 2007 The Romney Agenda: The Four Walls Of The Iowa Home
Oct 26, 2007 Governor Romney Announces The North Dakota Statewide Steering Committee
Oct 25, 2007 Governor Romney Announces Romney For President Montana Senior Adviser
Oct 25, 2007 The Romney Record: Governor Romney And The Massachusetts Economy
Oct 25, 2007 Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help New Hampshire Succeed
Oct 25, 2007 The Romney Vision: We Cannot Afford The Democrat Tax Bill

Oct 25, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Gov. Romney On Health Care For New Hampshire
Oct 25, 2007 Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Oct 24, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The President's Cuba Speech
Oct 24, 2007 The Romney Vision: Opening Markets For American Goods
Oct 24, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On The Confirmation Of Judge Leslie Southwick
Oct 24, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Business World"
Oct 24, 2007 Ohio State Senator Bob Schuler Endorses Governor Mitt Romney
Oct 24, 2007 Governor Romney Announces His Global Competitiveness Policy Advisory Group
Oct 23, 2007 Romney Campaign Files For Missouri Presidential Primary Ballot
Oct 23, 2007 Romney Record: Governor Romney On Ending Sanctuary City Policies

Oct 23, 2007 Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help U.S. Workers To Succeed
Oct 22, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Orlando, FL GOP Debate - Vol. II
Oct 21, 2007 What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Orlando, FL GOP Debate
Oct 21, 2007 In Case You Missed It: "America Must Be Strong"
Oct 21, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out An Optimistic Vision For The Nation
Oct 21, 2007 What They're Saying About Gov. Romney At The Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit
Oct 20, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney On Sunday's "Elections" In Cuba
Oct 19, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney's Remarks At The Family Research Council
Oct 19, 2007 Dr. John Willke, A Founder Of The Pro-Life Movement Nationally & Internationally, Endorses Gov. Romney
Oct 19, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Strengthening Families

Oct 19, 2007 Governor Romney On Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) Stepping Down As RNC General Chairman
Oct 19, 2007 Dr. Don Wilton, Former President Of The South Carolina Baptist Convention, Endorses Gov. Romney
Oct 18, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Gov. Romney On Health Care For South Carolina
Oct 18, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces The Wyoming Statewide Steering Committee
Oct 18, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Announces Georgia Statewide Coalitions
Oct 18, 2007 Romney For President Launches First Web Ad, "Our Home"
Oct 18, 2007 Governor Romney Announces Romney For President Ohio State Director
Oct 18, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Holds 100th "Ask Mitt Anything"
Oct 17, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney At The Club For Growth
Oct 17, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Defeating The Jihadist Threat



Oct 17, 2007 U.S. Congressman Connie Mack Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President
Oct 16, 2007 Policy Briefing: Governor Romney Details Strategies To Defeat The Jihadists, Nuclear Terrorism And The Iranian Threat
Oct 16, 2007 Romney For President Launches New Television Ad, "Not Fair"
Oct 16, 2007 Retired Major General James "Spider" Marks Joins Romney For President
Oct 15, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On The Need To Lower Taxes
Oct 15, 2007 Governor Romney On Strengthening America's Families
Oct 15, 2007 New Hampshire State Director Jim Merrill On Senator McCain Standing With Governor John Lynch (D-NH)
Oct 15, 2007 The Romney Agenda: The Three-Legged Republican Stool
Oct 13, 2007 The Romney Agenda: Gov. Romney On The Michigan Economy And Lowering Taxes
Oct 13, 2007 State Senate Majority Whip Jason Allen Endorses Governor Mitt Romney




Dec 13, 2007 Romney Agenda: Real Conservative Solutions
Governor Romney discussed his strategy to meet America's challenges with real conservative solutions. Our country faces unprecedented challenges. We can rise to these challenges through conservative change in Washington. With a record of success and exceptional leadership, Governor Romney has outlined detailed conservative solutions for strengthening America.

Dec 12, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
On Wednesday Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann traveled to Johnston, Iowa. Governor Romney participated in the Des Moines Register's Republican Debate at Iowa Public Television and later attended at house party at the home of John and Sheryl Dutcher. The Romneys then traveled to Linn County where they hosted a Christmas Party for caucus-goers at Linn-Mar High School.

Dec 07, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney returned to Iowa on Friday, December 7, to host a "Strategy for a Stronger America: Strengthening America's Military" town hall event at Fort Des Moines.

Dec 06, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Delivers Address Titled "Faith In America"
On Thursday, December 6, Governor Mitt Romney and his family traveled to the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Governor Romney was introduced by former President George H.W. Bush before delivering an address titled "Faith in America."

Dec 04, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Tuesday, December 4, Governor Mitt Romney was joined by former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld as he campaigned in New Hampshire. They began the day in Windham meeting area voters at the Windham Junction General Store. Governor Romney later met with Rehrig-Pacific Employees in Raymond, spoke at the Concord Rotary Club luncheon and traveled to Meredith to meet voters at George's Diner.

Dec 03, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Monday, December 3, Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire to host two "Strategy for a Stronger America, Economic Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meetings in Manchester and Hampton. Governor Romney also made edits to his speech "Faith in America" on Monday.

Dec 03, 2007 Romney Agenda: A Conservative Blueprint For Strengthening The Economy
On December 3, 2007, Governor Romney discussed his conservative blueprint for strengthening the economy. Our economy faces unprecedented economic challenges both here at home and from abroad. But we can rise to these challenges through conservative change in Washington. Governor Romney has outlined detailed plans for strengthening our economy and building a stronger America.

Nov 30, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Romney returned to Iowa on Friday for events in Northeast and Central Iowa. At Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids Governor Romney hosted a "Strategy for a Stronger America: A Conservative Blueprint to Lower Taxes" Ask Mitt Anything meeting. He later traveled to Dubuque where he met with students at Loras College. On Friday evening, Governor Romney spoke at an Iowa Christian Alliance House Party in Dubuque.

Nov 25, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Sunday, November 25, Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann returned to New Hampshire for campaign events. Their first stop was at French's Toy Shop in Concord with their grandson Parker, where they met with area voters. The Romneys later traveled to the Newport Senior Center where Governor Romney hosted a "Strategy for a Stronger America: Strengthening the American Family Ask Mitt Anything" event. In Keene, Governor Mitt Romney hosted a second "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting at the Kee

Nov 24, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Saturday Governor Mitt Romney was joined by US Senator Judd Gregg for events in the Granite State. Governor Mitt Romney hosted a "Strategy for a Stronger America: A Conservative Blueprint to Restrain Government Spending Ask Mitt Anything" town hall event in Amherst before heading to Derry where he marched in the Derry Holiday parade. Governor Romney and Senator Gregg then met with Goffstown area residents at Goffstown Hardware. In Bow, Governor Romney held a second "Ask Mitt Anything" event a


Nov 21, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
On Wednesday Governor Mitt Romney met with Washington County Area Residents at The Coffee Corner. He then traveled to The Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa to host a "Stronger America: Expanding Access to Affordable Health Care" town hall meeting. After meeting with members of the media at the University of Iowa, Governor Romney volunteered at Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. in Hiawatha, IA.

Nov 20, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Tuesday delivering an address on Health Care: "Stronger America: Expanding Access to Affordable Health Care" at Des Moines University. He then traveled to Newton where he toured the Skiff Medical Center. On Tuesday evening, Governor Romney hosted a Jasper County "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting.

Nov 20, 2007 Romney Agenda: Stronger Iowa Families With More Affordable Health Care
In Iowa, Governor Romney discussed his conservative plan to strengthen Iowa families by putting conservative principles to work in health care. Governor Romney has outlined a comprehensive solution to the nation's health care ills that expands access to affordable, portable, quality, private health insurance.

Nov 19, 2007 Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help Washington Succeed
In Washington State, Governor Romney discussed his vision for opening markets for America. Ensuring that Washington state's economy is strong and competitive depends on leadership in our nation's capital that will embark on an effort for domestic change and open international markets for American products.

Nov 18, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Wyoming
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Wyoming for campaign events throughout the state on Sunday. Governor Romney met with voters in Gillette and then traveled to Riverton where he held an economic "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting. That evening he traveled to Cheyenne where he met with voters at the Little America Hotel and then held a media availability.

Nov 16, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Nevada for events in Las Vegas and Reno this Friday and Saturday. On Friday Governor Romney attended a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Economic Roundtable. On Saturday Governor Romney hosted an Economic "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson and then met with local volunteers at the Romney for President phone bank center. Governor Romney later traveled to Reno where he met with area campaign volunteers.

Nov 15, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To California
On Thursday Governor Mitt Romney traveled to California for events in the southern part of the state including an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting in Burbank.

Nov 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Sioux City, Iowa on Tuesday, November 13, where he discussed reforming our immigration system with members of the media at JetSun Aviation Centre. He later celebrated the opening of the Sioux City Romney for President Office on Indian Hills Drive.

Nov 12, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Monday Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire Monday for events in the Granite State. In Manchester, he met with Gentex employees and then traveled to Concord where he visited with veterans at the Harris Hill Retirement Home.

Nov 10, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
Governor Mitt Romney was in New Hampshire Saturday where he met with local supporters at the NH campaign headquarters in the morning before walking door to door in Manchester to meet area voters. Governor Romney then traveled to Hopkinton, Holderness and Laconia where he hosted three "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall events.


Nov 09, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Friday, November 9, Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire. He met with area voters at Freshwater Farms in Atkinson and then held an "Ask Mitt Anything" event at Nottingham West Elementary School in Hudson.

Nov 07, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Wednesday, November 7, Governor Mitt Romney started the day at the EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC where he spoke about the need to strengthen education. He then traveled to Hilton Head where he met with area voters at Stack's Restaurant.

Nov 06, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Tuesday Governor Romney traveled to South Carolina where he toured the Carolina Hope Adoption Agency in Greenville, met with members of the media and visited the Main Street Deli in Anderson.
Nov 05, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Florida
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday where he addressed the Nova Southeastern University Federalist Society Forum, answered questions and met with students.

Nov 03, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Michigan
On Saturday Governor Mitt Romney traveled to East Lansing, Michigan to meet with voters at the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University football game.

Nov 02, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa And Ohio
On Friday Governor Mitt Romney hosted a Marshall County "Ask Mitt Anything" event in Marshalltown, Iowa and then traveled to Waterloo where he hosted a Black Hawk County "Ask Mitt Anything" and delivered an address on trade: "Strategy for a Stronger America: A New Vision on Opening Markets." Governor Romney then traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where he met with members of the local media.

Nov 01, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa on Thursday hosting an "Ask Mitt Anything" event at Luther College in Decorah. He then traveled to Charles City where he visited the Floyd County Historical Museum and met with area voters. Governor Romney continued his day in Mason City where he hosted a Cerro Gordo County "Ask Mitt Anything" event and that evening delivered the keynote address to the Association of Builders and Contractors of Iowa in West Des Moines.

Nov 01, 2007 Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help Iowa Succeed
In Iowa, Governor Romney discussed his vision for opening markets for America. Ensuring that Iowa's economy is strong and competitive depends on leadership in Washington that will embark on an effort for domestic change and open international markets for American products.

Oct 31, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Wednesday, October 31, where he attended a Romney for President House Party at the home of Chris and Bev McLinden in Adel.

Oct 29, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Monday Governor Mitt Romney was in New Hampshire for events in the southern part of the State. After a rally with supporters at the NH State Library, Governor Mitt Romney walked across the street to the State House where he filed his declaration of candidacy. He then traveled to University of New Hampshire ? Manchester to host an "Ask Mitt Anything" event and he ended the day at BAE Systems in Nashua where he held another "Ask Mitt Anything" event.


Oct 27, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Florida
On Saturday Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Naples, Florida to participate in the Annual Swamp Buggy Parade.

Oct 26, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Iowa on Friday, October 26, for events in central and southeast Iowa. Governor Romney hosted a Polk County "Ask Mitt Anything" breakfast in West Des Moines, taped Iowa Press in Johnston, hosted a Henry County "Ask Mitt Anything" luncheon in Mount Pleasant and ended the day in Lee County with an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall in Fort Madison.

Oct 25, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Thursday, Governor Mitt Romney was in Southern New Hampshire to take part in a health care town hall meeting at the Elliot Hospital. Governor Mitt Romney later held an "Ask Mitt Anything" house party at the home of John and Patricia Spencer in Hooksett. Governor Romney then traveled to Exeter where he met with students and held an "Ask Mitt Anything" at Phillips-Exeter Academy.

Oct 23, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Tuesday Governor Romney returned to South Carolina holding campaign events across the state. Governor Romney addressed the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce in the morning and the Greenville Rotary Club luncheon later that day. He then traveled to Columbia and Summerville where he hosted "Ask Mitt Anything" townhall meetings. On Wednesday morning, Governor Romney met with area residents at the Donut Man in Myrtle Beach.

Oct 23, 2007 Romney Agenda: A New Vision To Open Markets And Help U.S. Workers To Succeed
In South Carolina, Governor Romney addressed his vision for opening markets for America. Ensuring that America is the strongest, most competitive economy in the world depends both on leading change domestically and opening international markets for America.

Oct 20, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Florida For GOP Presidential Primary Debate
Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann returned to Florida on Saturday, October 20, to attend the Republican Party of Florida's Presidency IV convention in Orlando. Governor Romney participated in the GOP Presidency Primary Debate on Sunday.

Oct 19, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Iowa And Washington, D.C.
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Friday for events in the southwest area of the state. Governor Romney hosted a Page County "Ask Mitt Anything" breakfast in Shenandoah, visited with students at Treynor High School, and held a Pottawattamie County "Ask Mitt Anything" luncheon in Council Bluffs. Governor Romney then traveled to Washington, D.C. to address the Family Research Council's "Washington Briefing: Values Voter Summit."

Oct 18, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina
On Thursday, Governor Romney and his wife Ann traveled to South Carolina. Governor and Mrs. Romney hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting at the Applewood Pancake House in Pawley's Island. Governor Romney then traveled to Florence to attend a luncheon at the home of Drs. Jed and Mary Tepper. He later traveled to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System to tour the hospital. Governor Romney finished the day in Fort Mill where he hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall and BBQ.

Oct 17, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa And Ohio
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to eastern Iowa on Wednesday, October 17, to host a Clinton County "Ask Mitt Anything" breakfast, take a walking tour downtown DeWitt and hold a Scott County "Ask Mitt Anything" luncheon. He later traveled to Columbus, Ohio where he met with members of the media at the Ohio State University Airport.

Oct 16, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Washington, D.C.
Governor Mitt Romney was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 16, to address the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum in the afternoon and to address the Republican National Committee Presidential Trust Dinner that evening.


Oct 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Michigan
On Saturday, October 13, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Michigan to speak at the Traverse City Republican Party Breakfast and later hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall event in Grand Rapids. Governor Romney also attended a Grand Valley State University vs. Indianapolis football tailgate while he was in the state.

Oct 12, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Nevada for events in the Reno area on Friday, October 12, speaking at the Nevada Federation of Republican Women Town Hall in Sparks and later speaking to the Conservative Leadership Conference at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort.

Oct 11, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Arizona
On Thursday, October 11, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Phoenix, AZ where he met with members of the local and national media.

Oct 10, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Colorado
On Wednesday, October 10, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Denver, Colorado to hold a town hall meeting at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Oct 06, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To New Hampshire
On Saturday Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in New Hampshire for events near the seacoast. Governor Romney hosted "Ask Mitt Anything" events in Dover, Rye and Milford in addition to attending the Fremont Snowmobile Grass Drags and the Hillsborough Republican Oktoberfest Picnic in Bedford.

Oct 04, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels to New Hampshire
On Thursday, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to New Hampshire for events in the Southern part of the state. He began the day touring and meeting with employees at Presstek Inc. in Hudson and then traveled to Manchester where he held an "Ask Mitt Anything" event at St. Anselm College. Governor Romney later held an Economic "Ask Mitt Anything" at Devine, Millimet & Branch in Manchester, met with residents at Mary Ann's Diner in Derry and hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meeting in Merrimack

Sep 28, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Utah
On Friday, September 28, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Utah to attend the Rally for Romney event in Salt Lake City. Rally for Romney is a nationwide grassroots fundraising initiative designed to mobilize and empower volunteers across the country to build support at the grassroots level. Rally for Romney call days took place in more than 50 cities, in 25 states this week.

Sep 23, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To California
On Sunday Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann traveled to California kicking off a week's worth of events with an "Ask Mitt Anything" event at Chapman University in Orange. On Monday Governor Romney hosted another "Ask Mitt Anything" event in Santa Clara, CA.

Sep 22, 2007 Governor Romney Travels to Michigan
On Saturday, September 22, Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann traveled to Mackinac Island, MI, for the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. The Romneys were greeted at the ferry dock and escorted to the Grand Hotel by campaign supporters. After addressing the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, Governor and Mrs. Romney hosted an ice cream social at the Jockey Club at the Grand Stand.

Sep 19, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels to Florida
On Wednesday, September 19, Governor Mitt Romney was joined by his son Josh at The Villages to attend the Leadership for America Rally. Governor Romney addressed over 4,000 attendees following a live performance by recording artist Lee Greenwood.

Sep 18, 2007 Governor Romney Travels to Florida
On Tuesday, September 18, Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Northern Florida to hold that state's sixth "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall event in Orange Park.

Sep 15, 2007 Governor Romney Travels to Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Saturday, September 15, to attend the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, and later spoke to Jones County Republicans in Anamosa.

Sep 08, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels to Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Northwest Iowa on Saturday to host "Ask Mitt Anything" events in Cherokee and Sanborn. Governor Romney also greeted Clay County Fair-goers in Spencer and delivered the keynote address at the Plymouth County Republicans dinner in Le Mars.

Sep 07, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels to New Hampshire
On Friday, September 7, Governor Mitt Romney returned to New Hampshire for events in the North Country. Governor Romney hosted "Ask Mitt Anything" town hall meetings in Conway, Berlin, and Lebanon, NH and met with local business owners in Littleton.

Sep 03, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels to New Hampshire
On Monday, Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann celebrated Labor Day in New Hampshire by meeting with area voters in Moultonborough, hosting an "Ask Mitt Anything" event in Ashland, participating in the Operation Old Glory Celebration at the New Hampshire State House and marching in the Milford Labor Day Parade. Governor and Mrs. Romney later attended the Salem Republican Party Labor Day Picnic and hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" event in Nashua.

Aug 30, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Kicks Off South Carolina Bus Tour
The Mitt Mobile made its South Carolina debut this week with Governor Mitt Romney's latest visit to the Palmetto State. On Thursday and Friday, Governor Romney campaigned in seven cities in South Carolina. Governor Romney held "Ask Mitt Anything" events in Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Columbia, Aiken, Newberry and Greenville.

Aug 24, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Florida And Indiana
On Friday, Governor Mitt Romney delivered the Good Government Luncheon keynote address at the Florida Medical Association's 2007 Annual Meeting and Florida Medical Expo in Hollywood, Florida. Governor Romney outlined his plan to support free-market health care reform that will allow more Americans to become insured through the private market. Governor Romney then traveled to Indianapolis, IN to speak at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference and tour the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Aug 22, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Wyoming
Governor Mitt Romney traveled to Jackson Hole, WY on Wednesday where he meet with local area supporters and volunteers at the 49'er Inn.

Aug 21, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Nevada on Tuesday to meet with campaign volunteers in Las Vegas and to speak to a meeting of the Reno/Lake Tahoe Olympic Committee at Mount Rose Ski Lodge in Reno.

Aug 16, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To South Carolina, West Virginia, and New Hampshire
On Thursday Governor Mitt Romney delivered remarks to the Greer Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina. He then traveled to Fairlea, West Virginia to attend the West Virginia State Fair. Governor Romney ended his day in New Hampshire where he and his wife Ann hosted an "Ask Mitt Anything" Town Hall in Londonderry.



Aug 15, 2007 Governor Romney Travels to Michigan, Georgia, and Florida
On Wednesday, August 15, Governor Mitt Romney began the day in Holland, Michigan where he spoke during the Ottawa County and Allegan County Ronald Reagan Tribute breakfast. He then traveled to Atlanta, Georgia where he met with area voters at The Varsity Restaurant. He then traveled to Florida to host an "Ask Mitt Anything" community forum in Winter Park.

Aug 14, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Oklahoma and Texas
Governor Romney traveled to Oklahoma City Tuesday to host an "Ask Mitt Anything" event at the University of Oklahoma. He later traveled to Grand Prarie, Texas to take part in Sean Hannity's Freedom Concert.

Aug 13, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Nevada And California
On Monday Governor Mitt Romney traveled from Elko, NV, where he hosted an early morning "Ask Mitt Anything" event to California for events in Central and Southern California. Governor Romney met with local area voters at La Boulangerie Bakery in Fresno, CA and later toured the Southern Border in San Ysidro, CA.

Aug 11, 2007 Governor Romney At The Ames Straw Poll
Governor Mitt Romney overwhelmingly won the Iowa Republican Straw Poll. With eleven names appearing on the conservative Straw Poll ballot, Governor Romney won with 31.5 percent (4,516 votes).

Aug 10, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Iowa
On Friday, Governor Romney was joined by members of his family while he hosted a Boone County "Ask Mitt Anything" Breakfast in Ogden, IA and a Story County "Ask Mitt Anything" Coffee in Nevada, IA. Governor Romney later served as the Iowa Pork Producers Celebrity Chef of the Day at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and spoke at the Des Moines Register's Old-Fashioned Political Soapbox. Governor Romney?s entire family later joined him at a Pre-Straw Poll Rally in Ames, IA.

Aug 09, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Iowa
On Thursday Governor Romney hosted six "Ask Mitt Anything" meetings in Central Iowa including events in Tama, Grundy Center, Iowa Falls, Hampton, Eagle Grove and Fort Dodge, IA.

Aug 08, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Wednesday, for three days of events leading up to the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday, August 11. On Wednesday, he and his wife Ann visited the Wilton Candy Kitchen before hosting 5 "Ask Mitt Anything" events including meetings in Bettendorf, Moscow, Coralville, Amana and Cedar Rapids, IA.

Aug 06, 2007 Governor Romney Visits Florida
On Monday Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann traveled to Florida where they hosted two "Ask Mitt Anything" events in Daytona Beach and Tampa. Earlier in the day, Governor Romney addressed the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club in Melbourne.

Aug 05, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney Travels To Iowa
Governor Mitt Romney returned to Iowa Sunday, where he participated in the ABC News Republican Debate. Following the debate, Governor Romney was joined by his wife Ann and sons Tagg, Matt and Josh to host a Dallas County "Ask Mitt Anything" luncheon, a meeting with local Boone County residents and a Polk County post-debate rally at Ankeny High School.

Aug 03, 2007 Governor Romney Travels To Minnesota
Governor Mitt Romney spoke to the Bull Moose Club in Des Moines, IA on Friday before traveling to Minneapolis, MN to meet his wife Ann and speak at the Republican National Committee?s summer meeting.

Date Article Title
Feb 06, 2008 Decisive Victories In Mass.
Feb 05, 2008 Minnesota Hands Romney A Win
Feb 03, 2008 Why I'm Voting For ... Romney Has The Leadership Qualities United States Needs
Feb 01, 2008 A Call To Conservative Action
Jan 27, 2008 My Vote
Jan 27, 2008 Romney Has The Stuff To Be Our President
Jan 26, 2008 Economic Turnaround Plan - The Choice Is Romney
Jan 24, 2008 On Sarasota Visit, It's Romney The Businessman
Jan 24, 2008 Romney Hits East Manatee
Jan 24, 2008 Romney Stands Out In Field

Date Article Title
Jan 20, 2008 Incline Republicans choose Mitt Romney
Jan 20, 2008 Romney's Legwork In State Pays Off
Jan 20, 2008 Romney Gains Easy Victory In Nevada's G.O.P. Contest
Jan 18, 2008 Romney Hopes To Claim A "Gold" In Nevada
Jan 17, 2008 Romney vows to 'fix things'
Jan 17, 2008 Romney's wife stumps in LV
Jan 16, 2008 Romney Wins Michigan GOP Primary
Jan 16, 2008 Romney declared winner in Michigan
Jan 15, 2008 Romney vows to aid car industry
Jan 14, 2008 Romney emphasizes optimism in speech to students

Jan 12, 2008 Romney triumphs in Ottawa County straw poll
Jan 10, 2008 Romney would make best choice for Great Lakes
Jan 06, 2008 Romney fans skip Hawaii trip
Jan 06, 2008 Romney Wins Most Wyoming Delegates
Jan 04, 2008 On taxes, Mitt Romney really gets it
Jan 02, 2008 Romney Thanks Iowa Amid Final Pitch For Caucus Votes
Jan 02, 2008 Romney Says He's Ready To Lead Change
Jan 01, 2008 Covering The Conservative Bases: Why Mitt Romney Does It Best
Jan 01, 2008 Hoekstra in Iowa to support Romney
Dec 31, 2007 Romney, Obama Should Get Party Nominations

Date Article Title
Dec 31, 2007 Why Romney Is Right For Iowa, America
Dec 31, 2007 Romney Touts Business Experience
Dec 26, 2007 Romney Is the Real Deal
Dec 24, 2007 Romney's Education Plan: A Winning Formula
Dec 18, 2007 Mayans is hot on Romney's trail
Dec 17, 2007 "Mitt Romney: A Leader To Turn Off The Sanctuary Magnets"
Dec 17, 2007 Mitt Romney: The Man Who Turns Things Around
Dec 15, 2007 Ex-judge Bork endorses Romney
Dec 14, 2007 Ann Romney Stumps For Husband At House Party
Dec 14, 2007 Romney Is The Kind Of Leader We Need

Date Article Title
Dec 13, 2007 Candidate profile: Romney 'relentlessly upbeat'
Dec 07, 2007 Romney's Speech, Wife Lauded
Dec 05, 2007 Why I Chose Romney
Dec 04, 2007 Romney to give speech on 'Faith in America'
Dec 03, 2007 Romney gets some help from his family
Dec 03, 2007 Record And Vision - Romney Is Cut Out For Cutting
Dec 03, 2007 Romney To Give 'Religion Speech'
Nov 26, 2007 Criminals, Beware - The Romney Massachusetts Record
Nov 21, 2007 Romney: Loosen rules on health insurance
Nov 21, 2007 Romney's key ingredient

Nov 20, 2007 The Right Prescription In Healthcare: Action, Not Talk
Nov 20, 2007 Ann Romney Strikes A Chord In Duval For Husband's Campaign
Nov 19, 2007 Romney Stumps For Wyo's Delegates
Nov 19, 2007 Tough talk on immigration works up crowd in suburb
Nov 17, 2007 The Man Who Wants To Fix Washington
Nov 16, 2007 Romney Mines For Votes In Southern California
Nov 16, 2007 The Romney Difference
Nov 15, 2007 A Real Healthcare Record: Deconstructing Pipes
Nov 14, 2007 Romney Swats At Opponents On Immigration
Nov 13, 2007 Two Local Mayors Endorse Romney For President

Nov 08, 2007 Romney Finds Stacks Of Backers At Pancake House
Nov 07, 2007 America Needs Mitt Romney's Leadership
Nov 06, 2007 Romney Supports Federal Amendment On Marriage
Nov 06, 2007 Judge This - In The Footsteps Of Roberts And Alito
Nov 05, 2007 Romney Wins County Republican Straw Poll
Nov 02, 2007 Republican Romney Says President Should Have Renewed Foreign Trade Authority
Nov 01, 2007 Romney Makes Stop In Mason City
Nov 01, 2007 Interview With Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney On Technology Issues
Nov 01, 2007 DeMint Could Give Romney Lift In S.C.
Oct 31, 2007 Romney: Democrats Will Stifle Trade

Oct 31, 2007 In Chicago, Romney Warns Of "Hillary's House Of Horrors"
Oct 30, 2007 Romney Files Official Papers To Get On N.H. Primary Ballot
Oct 30, 2007 Romney, Clinton, Obama Lead In Latest U Of I Poll
Oct 28, 2007 Romney Woos Emerald Coast
Oct 24, 2007 Romney Pitches His Experience As Businessman
Oct 24, 2007 Romney Calls For 'Ideology Of Strength'
Oct 20, 2007 "An 'Electability' Theory?"
Oct 19, 2007 Romney Visits Area
Oct 18, 2007 Romney Criticizes Clinton While In Clinton
Oct 17, 2007 Romney nabs two nice names

Oct 17, 2007 Mack backs Romney's presidential run
Oct 16, 2007 New Romney Ad Appeals To N.H. Voters
Oct 15, 2007 Embracing Campaign Life, Still Relishing Home
Oct 12, 2007 Listen To Mitt
Oct 11, 2007 Romney Opens Up At DU Forum
Oct 11, 2007 Romney Visits Royal Oak
Oct 11, 2007 Ann Romney Visits Port City
Oct 08, 2007 Romney's Tax Free Savings Plan A Boon For Middle Class
Oct 07, 2007 Romney hammers anti-tax message
Oct 05, 2007 Romney ad: Pledge not to raise taxes

Oct 02, 2007 MS Ann
Oct 02, 2007 Romney Meets With Grass-roots Advocates
Oct 02, 2007 Interview: Romney Advisor James Bopp, Jr.
Oct 01, 2007 In First Lady Race, Romney First Online
Oct 01, 2007 Judges Who Can Take The Judicial Oath - And Mean It
Sep 27, 2007 Romney Son Helps Father Campaign
Sep 26, 2007 Romney Draws Crowd at L.B. Campaign Stop
Sep 26, 2007 Granger Endorses Romney and Will Co-Chair Women for Mitt
Sep 25, 2007 Romney Angered by Ahmadinejad's Appearance at Columbia
Sep 24, 2007 The Running Mates: Ann Romney

Sep 20, 2007 Romney Stumps on Security, Taxes, Economy
Sep 19, 2007 Ahmadinejad at the U.N.
Sep 19, 2007 Conservative Themes Fill Romney Florida Speech
Sep 17, 2007 Romney Urges U.N. to Bar Iranian President
Sep 15, 2007 Romney: Defining Moment is Now
Sep 15, 2007 Bringing The Market To Health Care
Sep 14, 2007 Romney Campaign Recruits in Joplin
Sep 13, 2007 Romney Campaigns in Midland, Calls for 'Strong America'
Sep 13, 2007 Mitt's Wife Delights in Campaign
Sep 08, 2007 Romney Calls for Tax Cuts on Savings

Sep 07, 2007 Romney Fleshes Out Proposal to Cut Investment Taxes
Sep 07, 2007 Middle-Class Americans Shouldn't Be Taxed On Investments
Sep 06, 2007 Promoting Economic Growth
Sep 04, 2007 Mitt Romney, Basking In the Momentum
Sep 04, 2007 Rutherford joins Romney's campaign as volunteer chairman
Sep 04, 2007 Romney sees a bright future
Sep 01, 2007 Clinton, Romney ahead in Michigan
Sep 01, 2007 Resident impressed with meeting Mitt Romney
Aug 30, 2007 Romney: Iowa ruling 'against the will of the people'
Aug 30, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Want real leadership? Romney is your man

Aug 27, 2007 Rep. Petri backs Mitt Romney's presidential bid
Aug 27, 2007 Romney is first GOP hopeful to have Minnesota committee
Aug 24, 2007 Leadership That Empowered Individuals
Aug 24, 2007 Romney's Son Pushes Dad's Fundraising in Valley
Aug 24, 2007 Romney's health care fix: states, market
Aug 23, 2007 Romney pushes values
Aug 22, 2007 Romney to enter the health care fray
Aug 21, 2007 Mitt Romney: Putting Conservative Principles To Work In Healthcare
Aug 20, 2007 Georgia businesses, GOP back Romney
Aug 17, 2007 So far, it's Clinton, Romney

Aug 17, 2007 Mitt Romney: Former Mass. governor focuses on economic proposals during stops in Greer
Aug 17, 2007 Romney wins straw poll at Illinois fair
Aug 16, 2007 Enforcing Our Immigration Laws
Aug 15, 2007 Romney Moves Elko's Attention Back To GOP
Aug 14, 2007 GOP Hopeful Romney Tours Border In S.D.
Aug 13, 2007 The Romney Campaign: It's All In The Family
Aug 12, 2007 The Straw Poll: Give Mitt His Due
Aug 09, 2007 Romney Leads In U Of I Poll
Aug 07, 2007 Romney Wins Woodbury County GOP Straw Poll
Aug 07, 2007 Romney Says Hello To Tampa

Aug 06, 2007 Romney Finds A Foothold To Continue Upward Climb
Aug 03, 2007 Romney To Participate In State GOP Convention
Aug 01, 2007 Romney Picks Up Key State Endorsement
Jul 30, 2007 Romney Hopes To Win Straw Poll In Iowa
Jul 29, 2007 Romney Criticizes Obama For Diplomacy Remarks During Fla. Event
Jul 29, 2007 Romney's Tax-Cut Talk Wins Cheers
Jul 28, 2007 Romney Jabs At Top Dem Candidates
Jul 28, 2007 Romney Picks Up Backing During Two-Day Iowa Visit
Jul 27, 2007 2 Utahns To Court Hispanics
Jul 27, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Mitt Romney Is Right On Taxes

Jul 26, 2007 Ann Romney Opens Up
Jul 26, 2007 Romney Talks Economy In Franklin
Jul 26, 2007 Edwards, Romney Lead In Iowa Poll
Jul 26, 2007 Romney Wants Conservative Judges
Jul 23, 2007 GOP Advisor Glenn Hubbard: An Interview
Jul 23, 2007 Candidate Jabs Dems, Outlines Plan
Jul 23, 2007 Five Alabama Legislators Backing Mitt Romney
Jul 23, 2007 Bouchard Endorses Romney
Jul 22, 2007 Romney Visits Clear Lake
Jul 21, 2007 Romney Blasts Obama, Others

Jul 20, 2007 Romney Preaches Military Might
Jul 20, 2007 'Yankee Governor With Southern Values' Backs Military And Attacks 'Hillarycare'
Jul 20, 2007 Ann Romney On The Trail
Jul 20, 2007 Romney Rises In Poll, Keeps Focus On NH
Jul 19, 2007 Romney: Dems Shrink From Terror
Jul 19, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Cast Your Vote
Jul 19, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Support Romney
Jul 18, 2007 Ann Romney In South Carolina: A Family Affair
Jul 17, 2007 Romney Gets Largest Share Of Valley's Political Pocketbooks
Jul 16, 2007 Letter To The Editor - Romney Has Proven Track Record In Government

Jul 15, 2007 An Evening In Hollywood
Jul 13, 2007 Why I Support Mitt Romney
Jul 13, 2007 Lawmakers Back Romney, Clinton
Jul 11, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Man Of Character
Jul 09, 2007 Seacoast Women Named To Leadership Team
Jul 08, 2007 Perception Is The Key In Dealing With Terror
Jul 08, 2007 Traction Where It Counts
Jul 05, 2007 Romney's Data Cruncher
Jul 04, 2007 Nearly 150 Greet GOP Candidate
Jul 04, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Don't Forget The August 11 Ames Straw Poll

Jul 03, 2007 Poll Shows Romney Pulling Ahead
Jul 03, 2007 Romney: 'I Will Make America Strong'
Jul 02, 2007 The Mitt And Bill Show
Jul 02, 2007 The Best Kind of Justices
Jul 01, 2007 Republicans Stress Conservative Credentials At Iowa Forum
Jun 30, 2007 Romney's Son In Town
Jun 29, 2007 In Visit Here, Mitt Romney Hails Defeat Of Immigration Bill
Jun 25, 2007 Mitt Romney's Strength
Jun 25, 2007 Romney Gains Credibility In Early Primary States
Jun 23, 2007 Presidential Hopeful Touts Optimism, Reagan Values

Jun 23, 2007 Mitt Romney Visits Idaho Falls
Jun 22, 2007 Governor Romney's Global Initiative For Values And Freedom: A Strategy To Defeat Radical Jihad
Jun 22, 2007 Romney Cites U.S. Strengths
Jun 22, 2007 Romney Calls For New Strategy On Terror
Jun 22, 2007 Letter To The Editor: Romney Will Be Here
Jun 21, 2007 Romney Taps Babcock, Johnson For Campaign
Jun 20, 2007 Apologies To Austin Powers, Romney Introduces Mini-Mitt
Jun 20, 2007 Letter to the Editor: Romney Understands
Jun 19, 2007 Romney Pays A Visit
Jun 18, 2007 Romney Uses Organization, Advertising To Build Lead In Early Voting States

Jun 17, 2007 Romney Has Father's Day Focus On Family Values
Jun 17, 2007 Romney Touts Family Values
Jun 16, 2007 Romney Criticizes Reid For Stance On Iraq
Jun 16, 2007 Romney Urges Return To Family Values
Jun 15, 2007 Ann Romney: You Gotta Have Faith
Jun 13, 2007 Romney Names S.C. Leaders To Religion Team
Jun 12, 2007 Romney Builds On Money Lead
Jun 09, 2007 Romney Brothers Dish On Dad
Jun 09, 2007 From SCV, Mitt Love
Jun 08, 2007 Romney Son Driving 'Mitt Mobile' To Iowa

Jun 07, 2007 Romney Still Focused On Straw Poll
Jun 07, 2007 Iowans Warm Up To Romney
Jun 07, 2007 In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney Right On Campaign Finance Reform
Jun 04, 2007 Romney's Political Fortunes Tied To Riches He Gained In Business
May 31, 2007 Romney makes a campaign stop at DMACC
May 29, 2007 Romney Meets Voters At Dover Coffee Shop
May 29, 2007 Veterans Have Romney's Ear
May 25, 2007 Mitt Romney Makes Stop In Polk County To Tout Key Issues
May 25, 2007 Romney Speaks To County Republicans At Dinner
May 24, 2007 Romney Says Media Must 'Police Itself'

May 22, 2007 Romney's On A Roll, In The Money And The Polls
May 22, 2007 Romney speaks to GOP group in town
May 22, 2007 Ann Romney: Mitt Has Always Been Pro-Life
May 21, 2007 Mitt Romney In The Southland
May 20, 2007 Mitt Romney Leads Republicans
May 18, 2007 Romney The Best Hope For A Fiscal Conservative President
May 14, 2007 Mitt Romney Rises To The Top
May 14, 2007 Signing Up America
May 13, 2007 Romney Camp Plans Mass Drive To Seek Support
May 13, 2007 Military Needs To Be Expanded, Romney Tells Hillsdale Grads

May 13, 2007 Romney Tells Hillsdale Grads U.S. Military Must Be Strengthened
May 11, 2007 Romney Campaign Throws New Kind Of House Party
May 11, 2007 Governor Romney's Genuine Conversion
May 06, 2007 No JFK Speech At Regent University
May 05, 2007 Romney has productive return to Valley
Apr 27, 2007 Romney: Fix Washington
Apr 27, 2007 Romney's plan
Apr 26, 2007 Romney: I'll Change Washington
Apr 24, 2007 Romney Stresses Conservative Values In Speech To Florida GOP Lawmakers
Apr 23, 2007 It Takes A Fiscal Conservative To Change Washington

Apr 21, 2007 Romney: America Is The 'Hope Of The World'
Apr 20, 2007 Townhall.com sits down with Gov. Romney
Apr 16, 2007 Romney Makes Financial And Ideological Surge
Apr 16, 2007 GOP: Romney Secures Strong Start In State
Apr 15, 2007 Romney Gaining In Horry, Poll Says
Apr 14, 2007 A CEO For The USA?
Apr 14, 2007 Charleston GOP favors Romney
Apr 14, 2007 Romney Stumps At South Carolina Conventions
Apr 14, 2007 Romney's Leadership Is Needed
Apr 12, 2007 Romney Says He'll Expand Armed Forces by 100,000

Apr 11, 2007 Romney Urges More Be Spent On Defense And Energy Research
Apr 11, 2007 Romney backs Bush on war
Apr 10, 2007 Sun City trip might have spurred support for Romney
Apr 08, 2007 Scoring touchdowns at the Gridiron Club
Apr 05, 2007 Romney touts record, lists endorsements
Apr 05, 2007 Romney Backs End To Taxes On Savings
Apr 04, 2007 Conway: Romney's backers include 'most of the cream of the crop in Texas'
Apr 04, 2007 Romney Tells Voters: Ask Away
Apr 04, 2007 Coffers full, Mitt Romney campaigns in region today
Apr 04, 2007 Romney: 1 man 1 woman

Apr 02, 2007 Why I Think You Should Vote For My Dad
Apr 01, 2007 Romney To The Rescue
Mar 30, 2007 Romney works Sun City crowd
Mar 30, 2007 Tax Talk
Mar 27, 2007 Romney Can Return Fiscal Sanity To The U.S.
Mar 24, 2007 Romney Reiterates Support For War
Mar 24, 2007 Gov. Mitt Romney Is The Right Choice For President
Mar 23, 2007 Romney: Reform immigration, allow students to stay
Mar 23, 2007 Romney Visits Bluffs
Mar 22, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney - The Leadership America Needs


Mar 10, 2007 The Mitt Romney I Know
Mar 08, 2007 Romney Bets On Tax Cuts To Win
Mar 07, 2007 Romney advertisement appeals to Cuban voters
Mar 03, 2007 Clinton, Romney Lead Among Insiders
Mar 03, 2007 Romancing The Conservatives
Feb 23, 2007 Romney stresses family values
Feb 21, 2007 The Best Choice Is Also A Good Choice
Feb 21, 2007 Romney Mounting an Early Presidential Ad Campaign
Feb 20, 2007 Romney holds fundraiser in Utah
Feb 15, 2007 Romney Touts His Business Experience

Feb 15, 2007 Romney's Campaign Of Transformation
Feb 11, 2007 Romney courts state GOP
Feb 10, 2007 Romney Says He'll Lead With Values
Feb 08, 2007 Romney: Renew Bush's Tax Cuts
Feb 07, 2007 Romney To Add Names
Feb 06, 2007 Romney Heeds Call Of Florida
Feb 05, 2007 Romney's Go-To Guy For Conservatives
Feb 03, 2007 Romney seeks support from Kentucky Republicans
Jan 29, 2007 Join the Club: Mitt Romney and Pro-Life Conversion
Jan 27, 2007 Mitt puts shine on all-star team

Jan 24, 2007 Romney Talks Tough On Iran
Jan 21, 2007 Dave Camp In Two Romney Exploratory Campaign Roles
Jan 18, 2007 Team Romney Wins Backing From 16 Committee Members
Jan 14, 2007 Mitt, be nimble
Jan 10, 2007 An Early Massachusetts Primary: The Campaign For Mr. Right
Jan 09, 2007 Romney Raises $6.5 Million In One-Day Blitz
Jan 07, 2007 Romney Urges Ga. Gathering To Look At Record
Jan 05, 2007 Romney Is First To Sign Pledge On Tax
Dec 31, 2006 Ready To Rumble: In The Early States It's McCain V. Romney
Dec 28, 2006 Romney Signs Agreement Allowing State Police To Detain Illegals

Dec 25, 2006 Mitt Romney 2008: America's First Mormon President? The New England Republican Who Might Make It So
Dec 22, 2006 Romney Partygoers Like What They Hear
Dec 22, 2006 Ready To Face The Challenge
Dec 18, 2006 Romney Has Team In Place
Dec 12, 2006 Romney Is Fast Rising As A Serious Contender
Dec 08, 2006 3 Join Romney's GOP Presidential Bid Team
Dec 04, 2006 Romney Assembles Wide-Ranging Team
Dec 01, 2006 Mister PowerPoint Goes To Washington
Nov 25, 2006 Romney Reaches For Reagan Touch




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Report: Voter turnout records broken

By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON - Voters came out in record numbers in about half the states that have voted in presidential primaries so far, according to an analysis Wednesday.

Turnout among Republicans on Super Tuesday toppled a 20-year record in Alabama, according to the report issued by American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate. More than 16 percent of those eligible voted in the GOP race, compared with about 7 percent in 1988.

The report's findings were based on unofficial results from the primaries held through Tuesday. Caucuses and California primary results were excluded.

Alabama had 58,000 new voters sign up in the three months leading up to Tuesday's race, just one sign of newfound interest in a primary that used to be held in June and had little or no significance.

In Georgia, Democrats came out in droves to support Barack Obama, breaking a more than 30-year-old turnout record. More than 16 percent of eligible voters showed up at the polls Tuesday, compared with less than 15 percent in 1976.

"We are likely to see more records broken until the contests are decided, which in the Democratic Party's case, at least may last until their convention," said Curtis Gans, the center's director who performed the analysis.

About 14 million people voted in the Democratic primaries this year compared with the slightly more than 10 million who voted in GOP primaries, according to the analysis.

Twenty states have held Democratic and Republican primaries so far.

Here are some of the report's findings:

_Democratic primaries in 12 states set records. They are Alabama, Arizona,Connecticut, Georgia, IllinoisMassachusettsMissouriNew HampshireNew Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Utah.

_Republican primaries in 11 states saw their highest percentages of voter turnout ever. They are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, OklahomaTennessee and Utah.

_Combining party turnouts, the highest percentage of eligible voters showing up this year came in New Hampshire — 52 percent.

_Among the record-setting states, New York primaries had the lowest percentage of people voting with just more than 18 percent of all those eligible casting votes.

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United States Republican presidential candidates, 2008


This article lists both declared and potential Republican candidates for the President of the United States in the 2008 election.

In accordance with the 22nd Amendment, incumbent President George W. Bush will not be eligible for re-election in 2008, and Vice President Dick Cheney has not sought the nomination and will not run for President.[1] Since both are Republicans, the field is clear.

Total delegates so far projected: 208
Other delegates yet to be assigned: 2,172
Total number of delegates: 2,380
Delegates required for nomination: 1,191
States already polled: 7 (IowaWyomingNew HampshireMichiganNevadaSouth CarolinaFlorida)
States yet to be polled: 43
Also to be polled: District of Columbia
Next State(s) in contest:
February 2nd, Maine, Republican closed caucus
February 5th, Super Tuesday, 21 states, 1069 delegates[2]

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As of January 292008


Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas

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Mike Huckabee, born August 241955, in Hope, Arkansas, served as Governor of Arkansas for over 10 years. Huckabee has announced he will seek the Presidency in the 2008 presidential election.[3] He has made several trips to important primary states, including a four-day trip to New Hampshire in August 2006. His campaign has been focused largely on Iowa for the Ames Straw Poll on August 112007 He announced that he would be running in 2008 on NBC's Meet the Press television show with Tim Russert.[4] and has since made three appearances on Comedy Central's The Colbert ReportThe Today Show on NBC and many appearances on CNNFox News Channel, and MSNBC regarding the 2008 presidential election. He was declared the victor of the January 32008 Iowa caucus.[5]


Alan Keyes, former Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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Alan Keyes, born August 71950, in New York City, filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on September 142007.[6] He served as Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations under President Ronald Reagan, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1985 to 1987. He is currently on the ballot in 25 states.[7] He participated in Republican debates on September 17[8] and December 12.[9] If elected, Keyes would be the first African-American to hold the office of president, as well as the second Roman Catholic after John F. Kennedy. Keyes supports an amendment against gay marraige.[10] Keyes stated he would not have gone to war in Iraq[11], but also said that the war was justified[12] and defended President Bush's decision in on of his 2004 debates with Obama[13]. He has stated that troops should stay in Iraq [14] but also said that he would have turned over operations to the UN.[15] However, Keyes has stated that even while he was an Ambassador there, he was not a supporter of the United Nations[16].




Senator John McCain

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See also: Political positions of John McCain

John McCain, born August 291936, in the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, Senator from Arizona. Often characterized as a Republican maverick in the Senate, he is well-known. In 2000, he failed in his attempt to deny George W. Bush the Republican nomination: McCain continued his ultimately unsuccessful campaign long after the other Republican candidates had united behind Bush.

McCain's bipartisan compromise on judicial nominations and his strong support ofcampaign finance reform have drawn the ire of many groups,[17] many of which have vowed to work against any McCain campaigns for the Republican nomination in 2008. However, he has a strong stance on many issues and economically falls more along the lines of traditional "fiscal conservatism." These factors, along with his commitment to the War on Terror (including Iraq) have boosted his popularity amongst conservatives since 2004, when he emphasized these traits while stumping for Republican candidates.

On November 15, 2006, McCain announced that he would form an exploratory committee.

On the Late Show with David Letterman on February 282007, Sen. John McCain announced he will seek the GOP presidential nomination, and made a formal announcement on April 252007.



Representative Ron Paul (Campaign site

See also: Political positions of Ron Paul

Ron Paul, born August 201935, in Green TreePennsylvania, is a long time U.S. Representative from Texas with a strong constitutionalist and libertarian voting record. Nicknamed "Dr. No" for his opposition to tax increases and spending bills, Paul has chastened his fellow Republicans for abandoning the party's commitment to limited government, and for helping to create an unsustainable national debt now in the trillions of dollars.[18] Paul seeks to "reinstate the Constitution and restore theRepublic."[19]

On January 112007, Paul filed papers to form an exploratory committee for the2008 presidential race.[20][21] He formally declared his candidacy 12 March 2007 as a guest on Washington Journal on C-SPAN.[22][23] Paul ran for President as aLibertarian nearly two decades ago. He is opposed to the Iraq War and had the distinction of being one of only seven Republican congressmen who voted againstIraq War authorization in October 2002. He has also opposed George W. Bush and the majority of Republican congressmen on many other issues, including thePATRIOT Act.

On February 202007, Paul's exploratory committee posted on YouTube a formal video of him explaining his reason for running.[24]

Paul did well in Republican straw polls, has broken fundraising records, and has placed second in the Nevada ,Louisiana caucuses, and Maine Republican caucuses. Paul also received 10% in Iowa, 7% in New Hampshire, 6% in Michigan, under 4% in South Carolina, 3% in Florida and last in Wyoming.


Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts

(Campaign site)

See also: Political positions of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, born March 121947, in Michigan, is former Governor ofMassachusetts; he did not seek a second term in November 2006. Romney has made numerous trips to primary states such as South CarolinaMichigan, and New Hampshire, during recent years. Romney is running on his record as co-founder ofBain Capital, the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and his record as Governor of Massachusetts. Although he ran as a moderate for the office of Governor of Massachusetts and during his failed Senate bid in 1994, he supported more conservative positions as his term progressed. Romney formed a presidential exploratory committee on January 3, 2007, the day he left the governor's office.[25]

On January 9, Romney raised $6.5 million in his first fundraiser, beating both Giuliani and McCain's fundraising efforts ($1 and $2 million respectively).

Romney has already received major endorsements, including that of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert.

Romney officially announced his candidacy on February 13 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.[26][27]



Other candidates


The following candidates have filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).


Withdrawn from seeking nomination

Candidates who have withdrawn their candidacies


Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City (Campaign site
See also: Political positions of Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, born May 281944, in New York, former mayor of New York City. Giuliani said on October 2, 2005, that he would look at the possibility of running for President. On November 13, 2006, he announced that he was forming an exploratory committee. He has led several state and nationwide polls for the Republican nomination and the general election, and has been mentioned by many media sources as a possible candidate since the 9/11 attacks and a speech to the 2004 Republican Convention.[47] (See polls below) Giuliani is pro-choice, and supports a type of civil union between same sex couples and agrees for legal and medical reasons that same sex relationships should get the same rights under the law. He also believes in strong restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms and agrees with harsh punishment for illegal weapons or non permitted weapons. While opinions differ, some think that these positions could help him, should he secure the nomination, in the general election; others question whether the Republican base would support a nominee with Giuliani's social positions. On February 52007, Giuliani unofficially entered the race for the 2008 U.S. presidential election by filing a "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission, but legally keeping him at the same level as he was while running an exploratory committee.[48] On February 15, Giuliani officially announced that he was running on CNN's Larry King Live show.[49] If elected, Giuliani would be the first Italian-American to hold the office of president, as well as the second Roman Catholic after John F. Kennedy. Giuliani finished third in the Florida primary on January 29, 2008. The next day he withdrew and endorsed John McCain.[50]


Senator Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback, born September 121956, in Kansas, senior Senator from that state. In April 2005, the Associated Press reported that Brownback, who is little known outside his home state, "is using a network of social conservatives and Christian activists to raise his profile" in such battleground states as Iowa and New Hampshire. He is well known for his social and fiscal conservative record, such as opposing abortion and instituting a flat tax alternative to the current IRS Code. He was also instrumental in Congress' bestowing the Congressional Medal upon Mother Teresa. In his own words, "The core of my being is to rebuild the family and renew the culture." On December 4, 2006, Brownback announced that he would form anexploratory committee.[51] On January 20, 2007, Brownback officially announced his candidacy.[52] Of his campaign, Brownback has said, "I'm a son of a farmer from Kansas ... I still think anybody can be president. I don't think you have to show up with $100 million to do it. ... I'm the tortoise in the race. And I don't like how the race starts; I like how it ends up."[53] Brownback was one of three who raised his hand in the May 3, 2007, Republican candidates debate when asked "Is there anybody on the stage who does not believe in evolution?". [54] Brownback officially withdrew from the presidential race on October 19, 2007, and has since then endorsed John McCain. [55]





Jim Gilmore former Governor of Virginia

Draft Jim Gilmore for President group was formed in August of 2006, encouraging former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore to run for president after he was seen traveling to the presidential primary states. In November 2006, Gilmore told ABC News that a 2008 presidential run was one of several possibilities he is considering.[56] On December 19, 2006, Gilmore announced he was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential candidacy.[57] Gilmore announced on December 20, 2006, that he would launch his exploratory committee on January 2, 2007.[58] Perhaps hoping to mirror the surprising 2004 campaign of DemocratHoward Dean, another former governor with little national recognition when he entered the race, Gilmore declared that he represents "the Republican wing of the Republican Party" echoing the popular Dean quotation. Gilmore declared his candidacy from the Des Moines, Iowa GOP headquarters on April 262007. Gilmore, however, raised a mere $380,000 in the first half of 2007, which he cited as a reason why he withdrew from the contest on July 14, 2007. [42]


Representative Duncan Hunter

See also: Political positions of Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter, born May 311948, in Riverside, California, U.S. Representative from that state and former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Hunter formally announced his presidential candidacy in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on January 25, 2007. He is known for his strong stance against illegal immigration, and opposition to free trade agreements like North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization.[59] He introduced H.R. 552, The Right to Life Act, "to implement equal protection . . . for the right to life of each born and preborn human person"; it has over 100 co-sponsors. Hunter withdrew from the race on January 192008 after a poor showing in the Nevada Republican caucuses.[60] He has since then endorsed Mike Huckabee.[61]


Representative Tom Tancredo

Main article: Tom Tancredo presidential campaign, 2008

Tom Tancredo, born December 201945, in Colorado, U.S. Representative from that state and leading advocate for more restrictive immigration policies. On April 2, 2007, Rep. Tancredo announced his official candidacy on Iowa talk radio station 1040 WHO. Tancredo has a dedicated grassroots following among paleoconservatives. He has visited early Presidential primary states such as New Hampshire, Michigan and Iowa to begin building popular support and has polled favorably amongst grassroots Republicans. Tancredo announced on January 16, 2007, that he was forming an exploratory committee.[62] Tancredo was one of three who raised his hand in the May 3, 2007, Republican candidates debate when asked "Is there anybody on the stage who does not believe in evolution?"."[63] On December 20, 2007, Tancredo withdrew from the race and endorsed Mitt Romney. [64]



Fred Thompson, former Senator of Tennessee
See also: Political positions of Fred Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson, born August 191942, former Senator from Tennessee and actor, best known for playing D.A. Arthur Branch on Law & Order. There was speculation that Thompson would run for Governor of Tennessee in 2006, but he declined to run against the popular Governor Phil Bredesen. On March 11, 2007, Thompson said "I'm giving some thought to it. Going to leave the door open. A lot of people think it's late already. I don't really think it is, although the rules of the game have changed somewhat. ... I think people are somewhat disillusioned. I think a lot of people are cynical out there. I think they're looking for something different." [65]On June 1, Thompson announced he had established a preliminary campaign committee, thus taking his first formal step toward an official presidential bid. [66]On September 5, he officially entered the presidential race.[67] On January 22, 2008 he dropped out of the race.[68]


Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin

Tommy Thompson, born November 191941, in Elroy, Wisconsin, is the former four-term Governor of Wisconsin and was Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He recently announced interest in the 2008 nomination and, on December 15, 2006, announced that he had formed an exploratory committee.[69] He officially announced his candidacy on April 1, 2007.[70] After a poor showing in the August 11 Iowa Straw Poll, Tommy Thompson announced on the following day that he is withdrawing from the race, and has since endorsed Rudy Giuliani.

Declined to seek nomination


George Allen, former Senator
George Allen, was the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election.[71], in a survey of 175 Washington insiders conducted byNational Journal's "The Hotline" and released April 292005.

Prior to his November loss to Jim Webb in the 2006 Virginia senatorial race, Allen had traveled a number of times to Iowa — the first state with a presidential caucus — and New Hampshire — the first state with a presidential primary). He had been widely assumed to be preparing a run for president.[72] On December 102006, Allen gave an interview[73] in which he stated that he would not seek the 2008 nomination.


Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida; his family connections and history indicate that he may be next in line to continue the Bush family legacy, although his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has stated that he will not seek the 2008 Republican nomination, and many analysts state that he would be a natural frontrunner for the Vice President slot on the Republican ticket. On January 27, 2007, as the keynote speaker at the National Review Institute's Conservative Summit in Washington, D.C., Bush denied rumors that he would run for President in 2008, but “when questioned did not rule out running as a vice presidential candidate.”[74]


Vice President Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney, current Vice President of the United States, has asserted his intent to not seek the 2008 nomination several times throughout the presidency of George W. Bush. In an interview on Face the Nation, Cheney said, "I've taken the Sherman statement. 'If nominated, I will not run, If elected, I won't serve,'"[75]


Bill Frist, former Senate Majority Leader

Former Senator from Tennessee and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist stated on November 292006 that he does not intend to seek the nomination but wants to go back to practicing medicine.[76]


Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House

Newt Gingrich was the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and former U.S. Representative from Georgia. According to the Associated Press, "The former House speaker who led Republicans to power a decade ago said he soon will visit Iowa and New Hampshire to promote his book, try to influence public policy and keep his political options alive." The AP reported him as saying "Anything seems possible," including a White House race. Gingrich first explicitly suggested he may run in 2008 on October 13, 2005, saying "There are circumstances where I will run", elaborating that such circumstances would be if no other candidate champions the major platform ideas that Gingrich advocates. However, he has since then said that the odds of his becoming a candidate are 4-to-1 against.[77] However, on September 20, Gingrich said that he would consider running for president if his supporters could raise $30 million in pledges by the end of October.[78] On September 29, 2007, Gingrich's spokesman Rick Tyler announced that Gingrich would not run for president.[79]


Senator Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel is the senior US Senator from Nebraska; however, he swore a pledge to only serve two terms, and thus will not be running for re-election to the Senate in 2008. According to NPR, Hagel was considering a Presidential campaign in 2005. [80]There were also a number of Draft Hagel blogs and groups online.[81] On March 12, 2007, Hagel made a statement on his political future, in which he kept open the possibility to enter the presidential race later in the year.[82] Despite being a fairly conservative Republican, he would have had to deal with elements of the party faithful due to his criticism of President Bush over the war in Iraq. It is widely thought that Senator Hagel would have had trouble emerging from the shadow of John McCain, as they are both outspoken Vietnam veterans. On September 10, 2007, Hagel announced that he would not seek the nomination.[83]


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, currently the Secretary of State, said in March 2005 on Meet the Press[84], and elsewhere, that she doesn't intend to run for President, but can't rule it out. In an August 8-10, 2005, Republican primary poll in Iowa, Rice came in first with 30 percent, beating McCain and Giuliani, who each got about 15 percent. In October 2005, Condi vs. Hillary, a book by political commentator Dick Morris, discussing Rice as the Republican candidate, was published.


Governor Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina; popular with fiscal conservatives, but has said he does not intend to run. Sanford professes to be a firm supporter of limited government, and many pundits have described his views as being libertarian in nature. There are several Internet-based groups trying to convince him to run for President in 2008. However, on November 72006, he said that his gubernatorial race at that point would be his last campaign, win or lose.[85]


Rick Santorum, former Senator

Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania; A number of polls had mentioned him as a potential Republican candidate. Once he lost his seat to his Democratic opponent, Pennsylvania treasurer Bob Casey, Jr., a run for the Presidency became decidedly less likely and on November 172006, in regard to a Presidential bid, he stated "Absolutely, positively not. Absolutely not, my wife would throw me out of the house if I do anything in '08."[86]



United States Democratic presidential candidates, 2008

This article contains lists of people associated with the 2008 Democratic Party Primaries for the 2008 United States Presidential Election.

Active candidates with national campaigns

These have filed (or announced plans to file) with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
(Campaign site)

See also: Political positions of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, born October 261947, in Illinois, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady of the United States. Clinton announced the formation of her exploratory committee on January 202007, with a post on her website.[1] She has delivered several speeches intended to reach out to moderates, according to analysts. She has also been holding fundraising meetings, including meeting with women from Massachusetts, a key constituency of potential rival and 2004 nomineeJohn Kerry; however, these activities are consistent with the lead up to a campaign for re-election to her Senate seat in 2006. If elected, Clinton would be the first female president. Clinton announced on January 202007, that she will run in 2008 (the same day she announced the formation of an exploratory committee). She has filed the official paperwork for an exploratory committee.[2] She placed first in theNew Hampshire primary on January 82008 and placed first in the Nevada caucuseson January 19 but fell one delegate short of Barack Obama. She placed first in theFlorida primary on January 292008, but was awarded no delegates, due to a prior ruling of the party unseating the state representatives because of the early date.

Former Senator Mike Gravel
(Campaign site)

See also: Political positions of Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel, born May 131930, in SpringfieldMassachusetts. U.S. Senator fromAlaska from 1969 to 1981 and an active candidate for Vice President in 1972. He is most known for playing a key role in ending the draft during the Vietnam Warthrough the release of the Pentagon Papers and through staging a one-man filibusterfor 5 months. He is also notable for advocating a guaranteed annual income, which he termed a "citizen's wage," of US$5,000 per person, regardless of whether the person worked. On April 132006, Gravel announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. His policy announcements to date include support for direct democracyFairTax, and withdrawal from Iraq. Mike Gravel filed with the FEC in April according to various news sources.[3][4] The FEC's site has listed his reports since July.[5] MSNBC incorrectly reported that Gravel had dropped out of the race onJanuary 32008 after a poor performance in the Iowa caucuses. His website confirmed that he is still in the race.

  • Alaska State Representative: 1962–1966 (Speaker: 1965–1966)
  • U.S. Senator from Alaska: 1969–1981
 Senator Barack Obama
(Campaign site
See also: Political positions of Barack Obama

Barack Obama, born August 41961, in HonoluluHawaii, U.S. Senator from Illinois. A "draft Obama" movement began with his well-received 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address. Obama was the featured speaker at Iowa Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a political event favored by presidential hopefuls in the lead-up to the Iowa caucus. He was endorsed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey in2006.[6] Various recent opinion polls have seen Obama trailing only Hillary Clinton in several polls.[7] If elected, he would become the first African-American President of the United States. Obama announced on February 102007, that he will run in 2008. He has filed the official paperwork.[8] Obama placed first in the January 32008 Iowa caucuses, followed by Edwards and Clinton. He has also placed first in the January 262008 South Carolina primary.

  • Illinois State Senator: 1996–2004
  • U.S. Senator from Illinois: 2005–Present

Other candidates


The following people have filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC):


Withdrawn from seeking nomination


Senator Joe Biden

(Campaign site)

See also: Political positions of Joe Biden

Joe Biden, born November 161942, in ScrantonPennsylvania, U.S. Senator fromDelaware and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988, although he ceased active campaigning in 1987, before the first primaries. Biden first hinted that he might run in 2008 in a December 82004, radio interview with host Don Imus, saying: "I'm going to proceed as if I'm going to run." Biden had repeatedly stated his intention to run, and did so as early as 21 March 2006. Biden's Federal Leadership PAC is "Unite Our States", which tracks Biden's public appearances and policy positions. On 7 January 2007, when asked by Tim Russert on Meet the Press, "Are you running for President?" he responded, "I am running for President." He also said he planned to create an exploratory committee by the end of the month.[29][30][31] On January 31, 2007, he officially signed the papers with the FEC to run for president. He dropped out of the race on January 32008 after a poor performance in the Iowa caucus.


Senator Chris Dodd

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See also: Political positions of Chris Dodd

Christopher Dodd, was born May 271944, in Willimantic, Connecticut and is a five-term U.S. Senator from that state. Dodd was reported to be a likely contender for the Democratic Vice President slot on John Kerry's ticket in 2004. In May 2006, Dodd said he has "decided to do all the things that are necessary to prepare to seek the presidency in 2008", including hiring staff, raising money and traveling around the country in the next few months to enlist support.[32] On Jan. 11, 2007, Dodd announced his Presidential candidacy on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show with Don Imus.[33] As a result of unpromising results in the Iowa Caucus on January 3,2008, Dodd dropped out of the race for presidency.

 Former Senator John Edwards
(Campaign site

See also: Political positions of John Edwards

John Edwards, born June 101953 in South Carolina, is a former U.S. Senator fromNorth Carolina. As a 2004 presidential candidate, Edwards was famed for his populist message in his "Two Americas" speech and also for his optimistic, positive attitude. This was evidenced by his refusal to attack his opponents. In the primaries, Sen. Edwards had strong come-from-behind showings in the crucial states of Iowa,OklahomaVirginiaTennesseeWisconsin, and Georgia. On February 52005, Edwards spoke at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's fundraising dinner. OnAugust 182005, Edwards traveled to Waterloo, Iowa, to deliver an address to theIowa AFL-CIO, a potential key supporter in the Iowa caucuses. On December 26,2006, Edwards formally announced his candidacy.[34] On January 302008, Edwards ended his bid for the Presidency[35]


Representative Dennis Kucinich

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Representative Dennis Kucinich

(Campaign site)

See also: Political positions of Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich, born October 81946, in ClevelandOhio. Ohio Congressman, former Mayor of Cleveland, and 2004 Democratic primary candidate. Dennis Kucinich is known by many as "The Peace Candidate", having received the 2003 Gandhi Peace Award. Kucinich opposed the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act. Under Kucinich's plan, United Nations peace-keepers would go to Iraq if the Iraqi citizens desire their presence. The Congressman re-introduced legislation to create a United States Department of Peace via HR 808 on February 5, 2007. He is currently campaigning to end the war in Iraq by cutting off funding, if such measures are necessary. He is in support of peaceful diplomatic relations with Iran, and all nations. Kucinich has received many awards praising his courage and work for peace.[36][37] OnDecember 122006, Kucinich announced his candidacy at an event at Cleveland's City Hall.[38] He withdrew from the race on January 25th, and turned his focus to his re-election for his congressional seat. [39]


Governor Bill Richardson (Campaign site

See also: Political positions of Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, born November 151947, in Pasadena, California, Governor of New Mexico, former U.S. ambassador to the United NationsSecretary of Energy and U.S. Representative. After reportedly informing party leaders in February 2005 of his intention to run for president, on December 72006, Richardson said "I am running" during his response to a prospective question about the 2008 presidential election byFox News, however he later retracted the decision and said he would make an official decision by January. On May 212007, he officially declared his candidacy.[40] OnJanuary 92008 he pulled out of the race.[41]


Former Governor Tom Vilsack

Tom Vilsack, born December 131950, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaformer Governor of Iowa, Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council. Many suspected Vilsack was high on the list of potential running mates for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election. In 2005, Vilsack established Heartland PAC,[42] a political action committee aimed at electing Democratic Governors and other statewide candidates. Unlike the PACs of potential candidates, Heartland PAC is not a federal PAC and can not contribute to federal candidates. He filed papers with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for President on November 92006.[43] He dropped out of the race on 23 February 2007 citing fundraising woes. He has since given his support to Hillary Rodham Clinton.[44][45]

Declined to seek nomination


Senator Evan Bayh
Evan Bayh, born December 261955Indiana, former two-term Governor and currently a second-term U.S. Senator from that state. In February 2005, Bayh renamed his Federal Leadership PAC the All America PAC and hired a new veteran staff with experience on the 2004 campaigns of John Kerry and Wesley Clark for President and Tom Daschle for senate. Although the "Friends of Evan Bayh" draft committee filed papers with the FEC to form a presidential exploratory committee onDecember 52006, he announced on December 162006 that he would not seek the Democratic nomination for President, and since then has endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton.[46]
General Wesley Clark (Ret.)

Wesley Clark, born December 231944, in Illinois, from Arkansas, a Vietnam warveteran, a retired United States Army four-star general and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. He graduated first in his class from West Point. Clark is traveling widely through his Federal Leadership PAC WesPAC,[47] and is a commentator on MSNBC, while grassroots campaigns for Clark have become active on the internet.[48] Clark was a 2004 Presidential candidate as well, narrowly winning the Oklahoma primary. During a January 17, 2007, speech given to a local UAW group in Alabama and posted on YouTube, Clark stated "when I run, I'll be the national security candidate." [49] He endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton on September 15, 2007, seemingly ruling out a future run, though making him a frontrunner to be Senator Clinton's running-mate, should she win the Democratic nomination.


Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader

Tom Daschle, born December 91947, in South Dakota, former U.S. Senator from that state. He set up a new political action committee and planned a Jefferson-Jackson Day speech in the politically pivotal state of Iowa. Daschle has transferred $500,000 into the new Federal Leadership PAC, New Leadership for America.[50] In July 2005, Daschle said he was not planning a rematch against his successor John Thune in 2010, and he told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper that he was seriously considering a run and would not "rule out the possibility of an official announcement in the near future." However, on December 22006, Daschle announced he would not run for President in 2008, and has since thrown his support behind Barack Obama's campaign.[51]
Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont
Howard Dean, born November 171947, in New York, former Governor of Vermont. Howard Dean is the current DNC Chairman, and was a candidate for the nomination in 2004. Dean said if he won the DNC Chairmanship he would not run for president and, since he won, has often repeated this.[52]
Senator Russ Feingold
Russ Feingold, born March 21953, in Wisconsin, U.S. Senator from that state. Announced to a meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Volusia CountyFlorida, in January 2005 that he was considering a run for the nomination, and would decide after "going around the country" to campaign for fellow Democrats running for other offices.[53]His Federal Leadership PAC is the Progressive Patriots Fund,[54] which financed his travels around the country.[55] In early March 2005, his Senate campaign registered the domain name for the website www.russfeingold08.com as well as the .org and .net versions.[56][57][58] Later that month, he took a listening trip to Alabama.[59] In early April 2005, Feingold announced that he would be divorcing his second wife, a move which some analysts believe could diminish his chances of winning the presidential nomination. On August 172005, Feingold became the first U.S. Senator to publicly support a firm date for withdrawal from the Iraq War,[60] suggestingDecember 312006, as a reasonable date. Although Feingold's stance was generally criticized by other Democratic senators, including Biden and Clinton, his support in nonscientific internet polls of party activists jumped. In December 2005, when he led the Senate campaign against the renewal of the Patriot Act his support among party activists further intensified. Following the overwhelming resonance for his anti-war and bi-partisan rule of law positions in the 2006 Congressional elections, Feingold commented that the legislative victory "pushes me in both directions," and "he could make a decision on a presidential run before the end of the year".[61] However, on November 12, 2006, Feingold ruled out a 2008 presidential candidacy,[55] but has stated he is willing to consider an offer from the eventual nominee for the vice presidency.[62] Feingold has stated that his first choice for president in 2008 would be someone who voted against the war in Iraq, and failing that, his second choice would be someone who wasn't in Congress but spoke out against the war at the time. He also said he would "be happy" if Barack Obama or Al Gore ran, but stated he was not offering an endorsement.[63]
Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

Al Gore, born in Washington, D.C., is the former U.S. Vice President, and was the2000 Democratic nominee, winning the popular vote. Gore is not a declared candidate in the 2008 presidential election. However, he has not rejected the possibility of future involvement in politics.[64] The prospect of a Gore candidacy was thus a topic of public discussion and speculation.[65][66] There were also grassrootsdraft campaigns. A grassroots group in New Hampshire considered a write-in campaign for the New Hampshire primary on 8 January 2008[67] The campaign was halted, however. [68] Previous grassroot groups in California [69] and New York[70]attempted to convince him to run. There were also draft campaigns via websites.[71][72][73][74][75]

The release of An Inconvenient Truth in 2006 increased Gore's popularity among progressives.[76] After it was nominated for an academy award, Donna Brazile, Gore's campaign chairwoman from the 2000 campaign stated during a speech onJanuary 312007, at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that, "Wait tillOscar night, I tell people: 'I'm dating. I haven't fallen in love yet. On Oscar night, if Al Gore has slimmed down 25 or 30 pounds, Lord knows.'"[77] The meaning of these remarks became clearer when on award night, while in attendance and acting as a presenter for an award, Gore began a speech that seemed to be leading up to an announcement that he would run for president. However, background music drowned him out and he was escorted offstage, implying it was a rehearsed gag.[78]

A nationwide Gallup poll of 485 Democrats and Democratic leaners in mid-November 2007 showed Gore receiving 17% of the votes in a hypothetical Democratic primary, second to Hillary Clinton, tied with Barack Obama, and ahead of John Edwards. A previous 29 June 2007 article in the The Guardian cited a poll conducted "in New Hampshire by 7News and Suffolk University" that found that if Gore "were to seek the Democratic nomination, 29% of Mrs. Clinton's backers would switch their support to him [...] when defections from other candidates are factored in, the man who controversially lost to Mr. Bush in the 2000 election takes command of the field, with 32% support."[79]An even earlier April 2007 Quinnipiac University poll of 504 registered Democrats in New Jersey showed Gore receiving 12% of the votes in a hypothetical Democratic primary, in third place behind Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.[80] However, all of the polls which indicated that Al Gore would not be the leading Democratic candidate were all conducted before his Nobel Prize. The US has never had a presidential candidate who has already won a Nobel Prize. While he never officially said he was not going to seek nomination, it is now impossible for him to because of the deadline.


Senator John Kerry

John Kerry, born December 111943, in DenverColorado, is the U.S. Senator fromMassachusetts, and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. On March 12005, Kerry created a new Federal Leadership PAC named Keeping America's Promise.[81]Dan Payne, a Democratic strategist, told the Washington Post that "This is the kind of thing he has to do" in order to run for president again in 2008.[82] Through Keeping America's Promise, Kerry boasts to have raised or given away over $14 million to nearly 300 progressive candidates, committees or causes.[83] Kerry told CNN, with respect to a run in 2008, "it's crazy to be thinking about it now" but went on to say that "I'll make my judgment when the time comes and I don't care what history says."[84] However, there was a controversy on October 302006, over a speech made by Kerry at Pasadena City College. Future implications of his comments are still unclear, however Kerry himself claimed the incident will have little bearing on 2008 and that he will make a decision in early 2007.[85] On January 24, 2007, Kerry announced that he would not seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008.[86] Kerry and his JohnKerry.com e-mail list was also a supporter of Al Gore's recent house parties across the United States to spread information about global warming. In a letter e-mailed from JohnKerry.com, Kerry stated: "When strong leaders like Al Gore step forward to educate and organize people around vitally important issues, they deserve our full support."[87] Since, he has endorsed SenatorBarack Obama.
  • U.S. Senator from Massachusetts: 1985-Present
  • Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts: 1983-1985

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton, of New YorkPentecostal minister, civil rights activist, former candidate for mayor of New York and for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from New York, and candidate for the 2004 nomination. When asked about 2008, he replied, "Don't get Hillary mad at me."[88] He was one of the first candidates to enter the 2004 race, but thus far he has said nothing more about 2008. His 2004 campaign was not a great success. He never got more than 10% of the vote in any state, although he did get 20% in the District of Columbia.[89] There are still unresolved campaign-finance issues left over from that campaign. In January 2007, when asked if he was considering running in 2008, Sharpton said "I don't hear any reason not to," adding, "we'll see over the next couple of months." [90] 

On April 22007, Sharpton announced that he won't get into the 2008 presidential race this time. "I am not going to run." [4]




Mark Warner, former Governor of Virginia

Mark Warner, born December 151954, former Governor of Virginia. As a successful Governor from a "red state" (barred from serving consecutive terms by state law) and popular within the party, it was highly anticipated that Warner would mount a Presidential bid. While it was ruled out by Warner himself in October[91], news that he was considering a bid was confirmed by colleague Dan Conley in December[92]. With Governor Warner's fund-raising capabilities and his potential as a vice presidential candidate, it was possible that Warner would still play a significant role in the campaign, until he became a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Candidates
Actual
pledged delegates
(67 of 137 total)

Delegate statistics:

  • Total pledged delegates assigned: 92
  • Total unpledged delegates, and pledged delegates yet to be assigned: 3957
  • Total number of delegates: 4049 (796 unpledged "superdelegates" and 3,253 pledged elected delegates)
  • Delegates required for nomination: 2025
  • States already polled: 4 (IowaNew HampshireMichiganNevadaSouth CarolinaFlorida)
  • States yet to be polled: 46
  • Other electorates to be polled: District of Columbia, American Samoa, Democrats abroad, Guam, US Virgin Islands[93]





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February 21, 2008 

US elections 2008: The reporting of a titillating scandal may have the perverse effect of helping John McCain and hurting Hillary Clinton


For the last 24 hours Washington has been aflutter with the most titillating scandal this swampy city has seen in some time. For those inured to the Beltway bubble's siren songs, the issue at hand is a front page New York Times story (published this morning but posted online last night) that alleges Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, had an improper relationship with a lobbyist named Vicki Iseman in 1999.

By February of that year, says the story: "The Senator's advisers had grown so concerned the relationship had become romantic that they took steps to intervene." McCain has roundly denounced the paper, his wife Cindy pronounced herself "disappointed" with the New York Times, the left has questioned why the paper has so little beyond hearsay in the actual story, and right wing commentators have rushed in to chastise the "liberal media" for trying to sully an American hero. 

Why this story is important - and why it's not - explains a lot about the unique hot house environment of American politics: our prurient and puritan ways. In the end, when this settles down, there will be likely be one winner - Barack Obama - for reasons I'll detail momentarily. And the person it hurts most? Hillary Clinton. 

Politicians and sex go together like beans and cornbread - US history is filled with salacious rumors about this pol or that president. The twentieth century alone is juicy enough - from FDR's relationship with his wife's secretary (Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd) to JFK and LBJ's boundless dalliances, to those shot down before their time - Gary Hart comes quickly to mind, the poor Senator whose presidential hopes were dashed during the 1988 presidential race when Donna Rice was photographed sitting in his lap on a yacht. And then, of course, there was Bill. But we'll get back to Bill. 

The conservative right has made sexual impropriety a part of their general package of approved immorality. Extramarital sex goes along with Darwinism (evolution), gay rights and abortion in their lists of the things that are unchristian and therefore un-American. But a subset of that list of no-nos for conservatives, which might have given this story a possibly a secondary impact on Senator McCain, is campaign finance reform. 

McCain is now best known in DC as an independent and unsulliable maverick, the kind of guy who (and you hear this phrase a lot) stuck his thumb in the eye of the Republican mainstream for years. But he's also most often associated with campaign finance legislation and his tireless campaign for campaign finance reform. But McCain's fervor is that of a convert. In 1991 he was investigated for his role in theKeating Five, the savings and loan scandal that cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. It's old news here, but today's New York Times story gave it a new airing - both because it calls into question McCain's relationship to his lobbyists (whether in bed or out) and because it reminds everyone of a less black and white time in his personal political history.

It would be more difficult for him had this story broken elsewhere. But the right has chosen to make this a battle between conservatives and liberals. This is the "liberal media" demonising McCain - and every conservative, even those who felt McCain wasn't nearly worthy of the Republican platform, has rushed to tell MSNBC and CNN that is a liberal smear.

Even Rush Limbaugh, who has mocked the senator (even going so far as to make hostage jokes about him back in 2004), came to his defense. "This is what you get when you walk across the aisle and try to make these people your friends. I'm not surprised in the least that the Times would try to take out John McCain," the uber-conservative radio host said today.

It's a pivot - it repositions this story not as a question about campaign finance or sex, both of which could get the only viable Republican candidate in trouble with the base of the party, but one where it is only the so-called "reality-based community" (liberals) versus everyone else (conservatives). It casts immediate doubt on the Times story, and anything else the paper of record says going forward. If conservatives continue to rally to him in this way, the New York Times may have, inadvertently, done more to bind the fractured Republican Party together than tear it apart. Even so there will be those who wonder. 

Which brings us back to the Democrats. Why? Because tonight the Dems square off face to face in a debate before the big contests of Texas and Ohio - two electoral battles Hillary Clinton can't afford to lose. Breaking today, this scandal does two things: first it drew - and continues to draw - focus away from tonight's debate, thus drastically reducing the likelihood Clinton can halt Obama's momentum. Second, and more importantly, there is nothing that sexual peccadilloes remind voters of than Hillary's erstwhile life partner, President Bill Clinton. Sex and the White House? Everything pales in comparison to Monica. And that doesn't help Hillary one bit.

So: John McCain = victim to rally around, Hillary Clinton = forever tied to that philandering husband. And Barack Obama? Stands alone.

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By LAURA MECKLER and SUSAN DAVIS
February 22, 2008; Page A4

WASHINGTON -- John McCain's attempt to portray himself as a reformer taking on entrenched interests faced a high-profile challenge amid widespread coverage of allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a telecommunications lobbyist.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his allies went on the offense as they dismissed the charges -- published in the New York Times and picked up widely yesterday by news organizations. His campaign and the Republican National Committee each sent fund-raising appeals portraying Mr. McCain as the victim of an unfair story.

Mr. McCain answered the charges directly in a morning news conference in Ohio, and his supporters fanned out over TV and radio talk shows to defend the Arizona senator and accuse the newspaper of pressing an agenda. "I'm very disappointed in the article. It's not true," he said.

More than most politicians, Mr. McCain has built his image as a straight-talking crusader unafraid to take on moneyed interests. But a months-long presidential campaign was sure to rough up his image. His Democratic counterparts have also faced increased scrutiny. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama faces questions as his onetime fund-raiser, Antoin Rezko, faces a criminal trial in Chicago.

The New York Times story, first published Wednesday on its Web site, said McCain aides had urged the senator and lobbyist Vicki Iseman to steer clear of one another prior to his unsuccessful 2000 presidential run. It said that aides suspected a romantic relationship, something that both Mr. McCain and Ms. Iseman denied. The report also said Mr. McCain wrote government regulators on behalf of one of Ms. Iseman's clients.

At a news conference in Toledo with his wife, Cindy, by his side, Mr. McCain emphatically denied a romantic relationship, describing Ms. Iseman as a friend.

"I've served this nation honorably for more than half a century," he said. "At no time have I ever done anything that would betray the public trust."

The story comes as Mr. McCain is trying to win over skeptical social conservatives. But it may not be particularly damaging, said Charmaine Yoest, a vice president at the Washington-based Family Research Council Action. "Questions of character are ones that values voters pay attention to. They'll be looking at the story but so far there doesn't seem to be a lot of there there."

Some prominent conservatives who have been highly critical of Mr. McCain as he emerged at the top of the Republican pack were prompted yesterday to rally to his defense for the first time this year.

"What is the lesson? The lesson is liberals are to be defeated," conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said on air yesterday. "You cannot welcome their media members on your bus and get all cozy with them and expect eternal love from them."

One of Mr. McCain's top advisers, Charlie Black, said the campaign planned to move beyond the story after its aggressive response yesterday morning. By yesterday afternoon, Mr. McCain was refusing to answer further questions, canceling a news conference scheduled after he toured a Ford Motor Co. factory in Wayne, Mich.

Meantime, the campaign tried to turn the story into an advantage with a fund-raising appeal to supporters. "Well, here we go. We could expect attacks were coming; as soon as John McCain appeared to be locking up the Republican nomination, the liberal establishment and their allies at the New York Times have gone on the attack," wrote campaign manager Rick Davis. The Republican National Committee issued a similar appeal.

Neither mentioned that the Times editorial page endorsed Mr. McCain for the Republican nomination.

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller said in a statement that "the story speaks for itself" and denied that the story was timed for any political purpose.


Write to Laura Meckler at laura.meckler@wsj.com and Susan Davis atsusan.davis@wsj.com

John McCain disputed a New York Times article suggesting he had a romantic relationship with a lobbyist and that he showed favoritism to one of her clients.

 

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By Steve Holland Thu Feb 21, 5:13 PM ET

LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday questioned rivalBarack Obama's readiness to serve as commander in chief and his ability to win the White House as the two presidential contenders prepared for a crucial debate

The Thursday night showdown in Austin, Texas, gives Clinton a chance to halt Obama's momentum and turn around a Democratic presidential fight that has shifted decisively in the Illinois senator's favor after his streak of 10 straight victories.

"I want you to think, 'Who do you want to have in the White House answering the phone at 3 o'clock in the morning when some crisis breaks out around the world?"' Clinton asked a heavily Hispanic crowd at a rally in downtown Laredo.

"'Who is best prepared to be commander in chief on day one?"' she added, pushing her latest line of attack on Obama in their hard-fought duel to be the Democratic candidate in November's presidential election.

In the Republican race, front-runner John McCain dismissed a New York Times report suggesting he had a close and possibly romantic relationship with a female lobbyist nine years ago who represented companies that did business with the Senate committee he led.

The newspaper reported his aides became concerned the potentially embarrassing conflict of interest could harm his ultimately failed presidential bid in 2000. The Arizona senator told reporters in Toledo, Ohio, the article was "not true."

"At no time have I ever done anything that would betray the public trust or make a decision which in any way would not be in the public interest and would favor any one or any organization," McCain said.

McCain aides and allies launched a counter-attack on the Times, with his campaign manager Rick Davis telling supporters the story was part of an "unsourced hit-and-run smear campaign."

McCain has an almost insurmountable lead in the Republican race over his last major rival, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has refused to give up until McCain has enough convention delegates to clinch the nomination.

Obama has taken control of the Democratic race after winning 10 consecutive contests by wide margins. Clinton needs to win March 4 contests in Ohio and Texas if she hopes to block Obama's march to the nomination.

Obama has a growing lead in pledged convention delegates who will choose the Democratic candidate at the August convention. The latest count by MSNBC gives Obama 1,168 to Clinton's 1,018.

OBAMA WINS DEMOCRATS ABROAD

Obama picked up more good news on Thursday with word he had won primary voting among Democrats who live abroad. Obama won about 66 percent of the vote and Clinton 33 percent.

Democrats in 164 countries participated in the primary, voting by Internet, mail and in person between February 5 and February 12, organizers said. Obama won 2.5 delegates and Clinton 2 delegates in the voting.

Obama also won the endorsement of the Change to Win labor federation, an umbrella group representing seven unions -- including four that already backed him. The other three abstained, including the United Farm Workers, who support Clinton.

The debate on Thursday night will give Clinton a broad public stage to try to begin her comeback, and she has cranked up her recent attacks on Obama as she searches for a message that works.

"I want you to think, 'Who is best able to stand on a stage with Senator John McCainto make a case to elect a Democrat?"' Clinton told the crowd in Laredo in south Texas on the Mexican border, where she is counting on strong support from Hispanics.

The New York senator and former first lady said she had learned from her husband,former President Bill Clinton, how difficult the job could be. She also kept up her criticism of Obama's high-flying rhetoric as lacking in real-world substance.

"We need to have someone who is prepared with solutions to our problems, not just speeches," she said.

Obama has managed to gain an increasing share of Clinton's core voting blocs of blue-collar and low-income workers while cutting into her margins with Hispanics.

The two big states of Ohio and Texas, with a combined total of 334 delegates at stake on March 4, have plenty of both. Clinton strategists have targeted the two states as good environments for her economic message. Rhode Island and Vermontalso vote on March 4.

Obama, in Austin to prepare for the debate, visited the stadium and football facilities for the University of Texas Longhorns. The Texas football coach, Mack Brown, scolded a reporter who tried to ask Obama about McCain and lobbyists.

"Coach solved that one, didn't he?" Obama said.

(Additional reporting by Jeff Mason and Jason Szep; Writing by John Whitesides; Editing by David Wiessler)

(To read more about the U.S. political campaign, visit Reuters "Tales from the Trail: 2008" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/)

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Obama 'change you can Xerox'

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

AUSTIN, Texas - Hillary Rodham Clinton accused presidential rival Barack Obama of political plagiarism Thursday night, but drew boos from a Democratic debate audience when she ridiculed him as the candidate of "change you can Xerox."

Obama dismissed the charge out of hand, then turned the jeers to applause when he countered, "What we shouldn't be spending time doing is tearing each other down. We should be spending time lifting the country up."

The exchange marked an unusually pointed moment in an otherwise civil encounter in the days before March 4 primaries in Texas and Ohio — contests that even some of Clinton's supporters say she must win to sustain her campaign for the White House.

The former first lady has lost 11 straight primaries and caucuses, and trails her rival in convention delegates. Obama has won a pair of big union endorsements in the past two days.

In a university auditorium in the heart of Texas, the two rivals agreed that high-tech surveillance measures are preferable to construction of a fence to curtail illegal immigration.

They disagreed on the proper response to a change in government in Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro's resignation. Clinton said she would refuse to sit down with incoming President Raul Castro until he implements political and economic reforms. Obama said he would meet "without preconditions," but added the U.S. agenda for such a session would include human rights in the Communist island nation.

They also sparred frequently about health care, a core issue of the campaign.

Clinton said repeatedly that Obama's plan would leave 15 million Americans uncovered.

But he, in turn, accused the former first lady of mishandling the issue by working in secrecy when her husband was in the White House.

"I'm going to do things differently," he said. "We can have great plans, but if we don't change how the politics is working in Washington, then neither of our plans are going to happen."

Clinton was combative and complimentary by turns, and reflected on her well-known personal struggles in the debate's final moments.

"Everyone here knows I've lived through some crises and some challenging moments in my life," she said — a thinly veiled but clear reference to her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky and subsequent impeachment. But she added that nothing she had been through matched the everyday struggles of voters.

Then, offering unprompted praise to her rival, the one-time front-runner said, "No matter what happens in this contest, I am honored to be here with Barack Obama."

Both candidates were plainly popular with the debate audience. During one break someone in the crowd shouted "Si se puede," Spanish for Obama's trademark phrase, "Yes we can."

Clinton largely sidestepped a question about so-called superdelegates, members of Congress, governors and party leaders who were not picked in primaries and caucuses. She said the issue would sort itself out, and "we'll have a unified Democratic party" for the fall campaign.

But Obama, who has won more primaries and caucuses said the contests must "count for something ... that the will of the voters ... is what ultimately will determine who our next nominee is going to be."

Clinton went into the debate needing a change in the course of the campaign, and waited patiently for an opening to try to diminish her rival, seated inches away on the stage. "I think you can tell from the first 45 minutes Senator Obama and I have a lot in common," she said.

Barely pausing for breath, she went on to say there were differences.

First, she said she had seen a supporter of Obama interviewed on television recently, and unable to name a single accomplishment the Illinois senator had on his record.

"Words are important and words matter but actions speak louder than words," she said.

Obama agreed with that, then noted that Clinton lately had been urging voters to turn against him by saying, "let's get real."

"And the implication is that the people who've been voting for me or are involved in my campaign are somehow delusional," Obama said.

Clinton also raised Obama's use in his campaign speeches of words first uttered by his friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

"If your candidacy is going to be about words then they should be your own words," she said. "...Lifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in, it's change you can Xerox."

The debate audience booed.

Obama said the entire controversy was evidence of a "silly season" that the public finds dispiriting. Besides, he said of his speeches at one point, "I've got to admit, some of them are pretty good."

The two rivals sat next to one another in swivel chairs in a University of Texasauditorium for the 90-minute debate, one in a dwindling number of opportunities for the former first lady to chart a new course in the presidential race.

She has lost 11 straight primaries and caucuses to Obama — including an overseas competition for support among Americans living aboard — and has fallen behind in the chase for the number of delegates needed to become the presidential nominee.

Obama's strong showing has made him the man to beat in a historic struggle between a black man and a white woman, and even former President Bill Clinton has said his wife must win both Ohio and Texas early next month to preserve her candidacy. New polls show Texas a dead heat, and give Clinton a lead in Ohio, but far smaller than the one she held in recent weeks.

Rhode Island and Vermont also vote on March 4, but offer far fewer delegates and have drawn less attention.

The encounter was the 19th in an episodic series of debates and forums, a run that has ranged from highly civilized to hotly confrontational.

The last time the two met, in Los Angeles, they sat side by side and disagreed politely. But in an earlier encounter last month, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., each accused the other of repeatedly and deliberately distorting the truth for political gain in a highly personal, finger-wagging showdown.

In The Associated Press' delegate count Thursday, Obama had 1,358.5 to 1,264 for Clinton. It takes 2,025 delegates to claim the nomination at this summer's convention.

In a further sign of his growing strength, Obama won the endorsement during the day of the Change to Win labor federation, which claims 6 million members. The Teamsters union announced its support for Obama on Wednesday.

The debate was sponsored by CNN, Univision and the Texas Democratic Party.



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