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Romney Says Debates About ‘Something Bigger’ Than Who Scores the Punches

Romney Says Debates About ‘Something Bigger’ Than Who Scores the Punches

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(DENVER) — Emerging from days of debate prep, Mitt Romney Monday night arrived in Colorado and told a crowd of thousands that he’s “delighted” about the upcoming debates.“Now you know that you’re …

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — The campaign has entered “the debate phase, the choice phase,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Monday as he kicked off his two-day Iowa bus tour.“The choice is clear. And here is w…

Paul Ryan Gives a Personal Pitch to New Hampshire Voters

Paul Ryan Gives a Personal Pitch to New Hampshire Voters

Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(DERRY, N.H.) — Paul Ryan pitched his ticket to voters in this swing state on Saturday morning by saying they have an “enormous responsibility” and an “enormous opportunity” to help his ticket to victor…

Joe Biden Courts Seniors, Blasts Romney-Ryan on Social Security, Medicare

Joe Biden Courts Seniors, Blasts Romney-Ryan on Social Security, Medicare

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — Vice President Joe Biden tried to court the senior vote Friday afternoon and draw a contrast between how President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney approach two issues of great concern to senio…

Dueling ‘Patriots’: Obama and Romney Clash in Virginia

Dueling ‘Patriots’: Obama and Romney Clash in Virginia

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SPRINGFIELD, Va.) — “Patriotism” was the word of the day on the presidential campaign trail, as President Obama and Mitt Romney — both in Virginia Thursday — sought to tie their economic plans to broader ideas about Amer…

Mitt Romney: ‘Pleased with Some Polls, Less So with Other Polls’

Mitt Romney: ‘Pleased with Some Polls, Less So with Other Polls’

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(TOLEDO, Ohio) — On the same day that polls in two key battleground states — Ohio and Florida — showed President Obama growing his lead over Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate acknowledge…

Paul Ryan Speeds Past the 100 Local Interview Mark

Paul Ryan Speeds Past the 100 Local Interview Mark

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Over the last few days Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has found his way into the living rooms of voters in Cincinnati, Lima and Dayton, Ohio as well as Miami, Orlando and West Palm Beach, Florida….

Obama and Romney Duel in Ohio

Obama and Romney Duel in Ohio

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One week before they meet face-to-face for the first time on a debate stage, President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will hold a split-screen duel in battleground Ohi…

Obama Makes Rare Campaign Stop in Wisconsin

Obama Makes Rare Campaign Stop in Wisconsin

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — It’s been 220 days since President Obama last visited Wisconsin. He avoided involvement in the state’s high-stakes gubernatorial recall earlier this year, has not campaigned for re-election here, an…

Mayoral Candidate Banned from Ballot for Using Porn in Campaign

Mayoral Candidate Banned from Ballot for Using Porn in Campaign

@MiradHadziahmet/Twitter(ZENICA, Bosnia) — A candidate for mayor in a Bosnian city was thrown off the ballot Friday for spicing up his campaign by including porn on his website.Mirad Hadziahmetovic vowed to appeal the ruling.”The electoral commission …

Romney Uses His Mexican-Born Dad’s Welfare Story at ‘Juntos con Romney’ Rally

Romney Uses His Mexican-Born Dad’s Welfare Story at ‘Juntos con Romney’ Rally

Mario Tama/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Mitt Romney called the Republican Party the “natural home” for Hispanic voters, saying, in his first campaign rally in nearly five days, that America is a place that helps those struggling get back on their…

Romney Reports First Debt of Campaign

Romney Reports First Debt of Campaign

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(DALLAS) — For the first time in this campaign, Mitt Romney’s campaign is $11 million in debt after borrowing $20 million in August.The debt and borrowing sums were first reported by the National Review Online and …

New Obama Ad Hits Romney’s Bain Career in Ohio, Virginia

New Obama Ad Hits Romney’s Bain Career in Ohio, Virginia

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) — President Obama’s campaign will air yet another ad attacking Mitt Romney’s business career at Bain Capital, this one in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia.The ad has already begun airi…

Paul Ryan Says Election Not Just Obama Referendum

Paul Ryan Says Election Not Just Obama Referendum

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(DOVER, N.H.) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said that he and Mitt Romney owe the American people “an alternative to vote for” with specific ideas and solutions, rather than making the election onl…

Romney Begins Offering Specifics on Campaign Trail

Romney Begins Offering Specifics on Campaign Trail

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — In his first speech since advisers vowed to offer a more detail-centric campaign, Mitt Romney began to offer specifics of his proposed policies but stopped short of offering many new initiatives.It was a spe…

Romney Campaign Launching New Series of Ads

Romney Campaign Launching New Series of Ads

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign is launching a new advertising offensive that will focus more on the GOP candidate’s plans to turn the country around. Sources say several new ads have been cut that feature Romney speak…

Romney Campaign Launching New Series of Ads

Romney Campaign Launching New Series of Ads

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign is launching a new advertising offensive that will focus more on the GOP candidate’s plans to turn the country around. Sources say several new ads have been cut that feature Romney speak…

Paul Ryan Follows Romney’s Lead on QE3 ‘Sugar-High Economics’

Paul Ryan Follows Romney’s Lead on QE3 ‘Sugar-High Economics’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(HARRISONBURG, Va.) — Rep. Paul Ryan Friday joined his presidential running mate in calling the Federal Reserve’s new economic stimulus effort “sugar-high economics.”“What they say is they don’t t…

Mitch McConnell Hires Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager

Mitch McConnell Hires Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — The Ron Paul campaign team is being swallowed up by the mainstream Republican Party, one staffer at a time.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has hired Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Bentonm, to run hi…

Obama Ad Misleads on AARP Position on Romney

Obama Ad Misleads on AARP Position on Romney

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign has released their third new TV ad in 24 hours, a 30-second spot invoking the AARP Voter Guide to discredit the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.This ad misleads by suggesting that AARP states as “fa…

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