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Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LANSING, Mich.) — The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum.The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the…

Mitt Romney Wins Wyoming Caucus Vote

Mitt Romney Wins Wyoming Caucus Vote

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) — Mitt Romney has won Wyoming’s presidential caucus vote, a series of county straw polls that took place over the last three weeks.With 39 percent, Romney finished ahead of Rick Santorum (32 percent), Newt…

Mitt Romney Wins Primaries in Michigan and Arizona

Mitt Romney Wins Primaries in Michigan and Arizona

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney pulled off a win in the Michigan primary Tuesday night, though the race was close and underscored his struggles as the GOP establishment candidate seeking the party’s nomination.The former Massachuset…

Mitt Romney Is Projected Winner in Michigan

Mitt Romney Is Projected Winner in Michigan

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — After topping the Republican primary in Arizona, according to ABC projections, Mitt Romney is projected to win in his home state of Michigan. Romney and Rick Santorum had been locked in a tight race …

Mitt Romney Projected Winner in Arizona; Tight Race in Michigan

Mitt Romney Projected Winner in Arizona; Tight Race in Michigan

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney is the projected winner in Arizona as he are Rick Santorum are still locked in a tight race in the Michigan Republican presidential primary as polls closed Tuesday night.As precincts reported their…

LIVE BLOG: Michigan and Arizona GOP Primary Results

LIVE BLOG: Michigan and Arizona GOP Primary Results

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney is trying to hang on in his home state and win the Republican primary in Michigan. ABC News and Yahoo News offer live analysis as returns roll in when polls close at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation and…

Front-runner Envy? Mitt Romney Claws at Rick Santorum in Arizona Debate

Front-runner Envy? Mitt Romney Claws at Rick Santorum in Arizona Debate

AFP/Getty Images(MESA, Ariz.) — The first words out of Mitt Romney’s mouth at Wednesday night’s Republican debate were a planned attack on Rick Santorum.Time and time again on stage, Romney turned to his right to label Santorum a spender of government…

LIVE Blog: Republican Debate in Arizona

LIVE Blog: Republican Debate in Arizona

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MESA, Ariz.) — See live coverage and commentary from ABC News and Yahoo of the Republican presidential debate in Mesa, Ariz.
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Candidates Set to Square Off in Pivotal Arizona Debate

Candidates Set to Square Off in Pivotal Arizona Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the Republican presidential nomination still up for grabs after nearly two months of voting, the four remaining candidates will gather for another debate Wednesday night, this time in Arizona.Mitt Romne…

As Santorum Rises, Romney Boasts Conservative Credentials

As Santorum Rises, Romney Boasts Conservative Credentials

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(MESA, Ariz.) — As two new polls put former Sen. Rick Santorum at the head of the pack in the GOP primary race, Mitt Romney leaped onto a stage in the battleground state of Arizona Monday night to continue his defense of hi…

Santorum Expects ‘Two-Person Race’ By March

Santorum Expects ‘Two-Person Race’ By March

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Still riding high off of his three-win streak in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado last week, Rick Santorum blasted Republican rival Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying the GOP frontrunner was getting “desperate&rdq…

Ron Paul Iowa Chairman to Head Iowa Republican Party

Ron Paul Iowa Chairman to Head Iowa Republican Party

Alex Wong/Getty Images(SPRINGFIELD, Va.) — Ron Paul’s Iowa co -chairman A.J. Spiker is the new chairman of the Iowa Republican Party.The position had been vacated with the resignation of Matt Strawn.Spiker, a former Story County GOP chairman and…

Romney Tells Maine Crowd Washington Spending Out of Control

Romney Tells Maine Crowd Washington Spending Out of Control

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Maine) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, appearing at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, says Washington spending is out of control.”We can’t keep on borrowing more than we take in,” Romney told …

GOP Tries to Add Contraception Repeal Language to Transportation Bill

GOP Tries to Add Contraception Repeal Language to Transportation Bill

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans Thursday tried to put language that would repeal the Obama administration’s mandate that religious entities cover contraception into the non-related highway bill that’s currently p…

GOP Rivals Pounce on Romney’s ‘Assault on Religion’ Line

GOP Rivals Pounce on Romney’s ‘Assault on Religion’ Line

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(JOHNSTOWN, Colo.) — Mitt Romney’s Republican rivals pounced Tuesday on his accusations that President Obama has an “assault on religion” by forcing Catholic institutions to provide contraceptives and abortio…

Glimmer of Hope in Texas Redistricting Battle Could Preserve April Primary

Glimmer of Hope in Texas Redistricting Battle Could Preserve April Primary

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — There was a glimmer of hope Monday for a resolution in the long and tangled battle over Texas’ redistricting maps, when state Attorney General Greg Abbott and members of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Ed…

Newt Gingrich to Challenge Florida GOP for Proportional Delegates

Newt Gingrich to Challenge Florida GOP for Proportional Delegates

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is preparing to challenge the Republican Party of Florida after losing the Republican presidential primary there to Mitt Romney on Tuesday.The “w…

GOP Plans to Avoid Automatic Defense Cuts

GOP Plans to Avoid Automatic Defense Cuts

US Department of Defense(WASHINGTON) — Remember the failure of the debt-reduction supercommittee? Members of Congress do, too — and they are already looking for ways to avoid the devastating, across-the-board spending cuts that will kick in early nex…

Analysis: Romney Wins Florida Debate; Gingrich Looks Rattled and Uneven

Analysis: Romney Wins Florida Debate; Gingrich Looks Rattled and Uneven

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Mitt Romney finally looked like a candidate who wants to win this election on Thursday night. On a debate stage here, he was confident and focused. More important, he was aggressive and discipline…

Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Gingrich Campaign Events

Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Gingrich Campaign Events

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” ri…

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