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Anthony Weiner Appoints New Campaign Manager, Blitzes Local Media

Anthony Weiner Appoints New Campaign Manager, Blitzes Local Media

Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign has confirmed the appointment of Camille Joseph as campaign manager, thus filling the spot vacated when Danny Kedem quit as campaign manager…

Teen London Marathoner Starts Boston Twitter Campaign

Teen London Marathoner Starts Boston Twitter Campaign

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)(LONDON) — Despite the bombing at Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured, the London Marathon will proceed as scheduled Sunday.Londoner Amelie Hunton, 18, will be parti…

Ben Affleck to Run for Office? Probably Not

Ben Affleck to Run for Office? Probably Not

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) — Ben Affleck has been an increasingly popular presence in the political realm as of late. Earlier this week, he testified on Capitol Hill about security in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recently his name has…

Romney Campaign Acknowledges High-Tech Election Day Monitoring System “Had Its Challenges”

Romney Campaign Acknowledges High-Tech Election Day Monitoring System “Had Its Challenges”

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The name for Project ORCA, the Romney campaign’s much-vaunted, digital voter turnout and poll monitoring system, started out as something of a joke.ORCA was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek rejoinder to an adva…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In Talks for Plea Deal

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In Talks for Plea Deal

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Attorneys for the Justice Department and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are in talks about a possible deal regarding allegations of campaign finance violations, according to sources familiar with the inve…

Tearful Obama Credits Staff for History-Making Campaign

Tearful Obama Credits Staff for History-Making Campaign

Win McNamee/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The morning after he won re-election, an emotional President Barack Obama credited his youthful staff of several hundred with running a campaign that will “go on in the annals of history.”“What you…

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — How seriously is the Romney campaign taking the possibility of a post-Election Day recount?Romney campaign officials have instructed members of their staff from the political and advance teams as well as other departme…

Paul Ryan Tells Iowa Crowd: ‘We Have the Momentum’

Paul Ryan Tells Iowa Crowd: ‘We Have the Momentum’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(DES MOINES, Iowa) – Paul Ryan held the last Romney 2012 campaign event in Iowa Monday evening, flying in from Colorado for a brief airplane hangar rally to the place where the presidential choosing contest begins: the fi…

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(FAIRFAX, Va.) — Ann Romney may already be daydreaming about life in the White House, asking a huge crowd in northern Virginia Monday if they thought she and her husband might be moving to neighboring Washington come Januar…

Ryan Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ Hours Before Voters Go to the Polls

Ryan Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ Hours Before Voters Go to the Polls

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(JOHNSTON, Colo.) – Just hours before voting starts, Paul Ryan stopped at a diner, but didn’t give much away about how he was doing before what could be the biggest day of his life.“I feel very good,”…

Biden Uses Daylight Saving Zinger to Say Romney Likes to "Turn the Clock Back"

Biden Uses Daylight Saving Zinger to Say Romney Likes to "Turn the Clock Back"

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ARVADA, Colo.) — In his first of two stops in Colorado Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden used a little comedy at a local high school to highlight how the GOP ticket’s policies will set the country back, reminding v…

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia Buy

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia Buy

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign on Friday placed its final ad buy of the 2012 election cycle, purchasing TV airtime in two Florida markets and four Virginia markets, a campaign official told ABC News. The mile…

Paul Ryan Begins Final Sprint: “We Believe in Change and Hope”

Paul Ryan Begins Final Sprint: “We Believe in Change and Hope”

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MARIETTA, Ohio) — Paul Ryan began his final sprint Saturday, giving his closing pitch to critical voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and wrapping up the day in his home state of Wisconsin.At the first stop at…

Ann Romney Says Mitt’s No Football Coach

Ann Romney Says Mitt’s No Football Coach

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEWINGTON, N.H.) — Ann Romney is joining her husband for the duration of the campaign, and on Saturday she stopped by the press cabin on the campaign plane before taking off for Iowa.“Three more days, it’s been a l…

Obama Closes Out Campaign with Star-Studded Blitz

Obama Closes Out Campaign with Star-Studded Blitz

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) — After thousands of ads, hundreds of stump speeches and a record war chest of campaign cash, President Obama is banking on a final burst of star power to boost his get-out-the-vote effort in the final 72…

Axelrod: Obama’s Closing Argument ‘Coming from His Loins’

Axelrod: Obama’s Closing Argument ‘Coming from His Loins’

ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK(LIMA, Ohio) — With four days to go until the election, President Obama has never been more fired up, according to senior campaign strategist David Axelrod.“I’ve known him for 20 years… I’ve never seen him …

Ryan ‘Can Smell Success,’ Or Is It Cow Manure?

Ryan ‘Can Smell Success,’ Or Is It Cow Manure?

Scott Olson/Getty Images(Montrose, Colo.) — Just four days before the election, Paul Ryan told a crowd assembled on an airport tarmac that he could “smell success.”  And the crowd roared.The smell, in fact, was that of cow manure…

Six Days from Election Day, Paul Ryan Pauses to Trick or Treat with Kids

Six Days from Election Day, Paul Ryan Pauses to Trick or Treat with Kids

Liza Ryan trick-or-treating on Halloween as Katy Perry in Janesville, Wisc., Oct. 31, 2012. (Pool Photo)(JANESVILLE, Wis.) — Paul Ryan combined the campaign trail with dad duty Wednesday evening, taking his three young children trick or treating on H…

Six Days from Election Day, Paul Ryan Pauses to Trick or Treat with Kids

Six Days from Election Day, Paul Ryan Pauses to Trick or Treat with Kids

Liza Ryan trick-or-treating on Halloween as Katy Perry in Janesville, Wisc., Oct. 31, 2012. (Pool Photo)(JANESVILLE, Wis.) — Paul Ryan combined the campaign trail with dad duty Wednesday evening, taking his three young children trick or treating on H…

Paul Ryan Balances Storm Relief with Politics Just Seven Days Out

Paul Ryan Balances Storm Relief with Politics Just Seven Days Out

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(La Crosse, Wis.) — Paul Ryan cancelled three events in the battleground state of Colorado on Tuesday to thank volunteers in his home state of Wisconsin who were distributing goods for people affected by supersto…

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