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Romney Sings Instead of Swipes on Sunshine State’s Primary Eve

Romney Sings Instead of Swipes on Sunshine State’s Primary Eve

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(THE VILLAGES, Fla.) — On the eve of the Florida primary, and after days of lobbing insults at Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney ignored the former speaker altogether.Gone were the jabs about Gingric…

Gingrich Cites Days-Old Poll as New in Florida Speech

Gingrich Cites Days-Old Poll as New in Florida Speech

ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — The majority of polls released in the lead-up to the Florida primary have shown Mitt Romney increasing his lead over Newt Gingrich, but during his third stop of his fly-around Florida tour Monday, Gingrich cited a days-old poll…

Santorum Appeals to Cuban Americans Ahead of Florida Primary

Santorum Appeals to Cuban Americans Ahead of Florida Primary

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Rick Santorum appealed to Cuban-Americans Friday by telling the Latin Builders Association conference that they remind him of the people he grew up in the Rust Belt of Pennsylvania.“Whenever I come down to t…

Florida See-Saw Tipping in Mitt Romney’s Direction

Florida See-Saw Tipping in Mitt Romney’s Direction

Charles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Call it a ping-pong match or the swing of the pendulum, however you want to describe the volatile race in Florida, Mitt Romney now seems to have the upper hand.Just days ago, it looked like Newt …

Fla. Poll: Gingrich and Romney in Close Race in the Sunshine State

Fla. Poll: Gingrich and Romney in Close Race in the Sunshine State

Ethan Miller/Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(NAPLES, Fla.) — A new CNN-Time magazine-Opinion Research Corporation poll out on Wednesday shows Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in a statistical dead heat for the lead in Florida less than a week before voters …

Santorum: Not His Job to Correct a Woman on Obama’s Religion

Santorum: Not His Job to Correct a Woman on Obama’s Religion

AFP/Getty Images(LADY LAKE, Fla.) — Rick Santorum became annoyed at reporters Monday for asking him why he didn’t correct a woman at a campaign event who called President Obama an “avowed Muslim.”“Why do you guys ask these &lsq…

Florida Primary: Romney Focuses on Housing Crisis, Attacks Gingrich on Freddie Mac Ties

Florida Primary: Romney Focuses on Housing Crisis, Attacks Gingrich on Freddie Mac Ties

ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — The issue of the housing crisis has stayed largely on the backburner in the 2012 campaign cycle, but that’s likely to change this week as candidates head to Florida, one of the states hit hardest by the housing bubble.Mitt Romn…

Santorum Betting Hard on South Carolina, But Won’t Readily Admit It

Santorum Betting Hard on South Carolina, But Won’t Readily Admit It

AFP/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Rick Santorum is betting heavily on South Carolina, buying up $1.5 million worth of television ads ahead of next week’s primary, but one would be hard-pressed to get the former Pennsylvania senator to admit jus…

Ron Paul Predicts ‘Top Tier’ Finish in South Carolina

Ron Paul Predicts ‘Top Tier’ Finish in South Carolina

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A confident Ron Paul Wednesday predicted a “top tier” finish in the South Carolina primary.Fresh off his strong second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary, Paul said his cam…

Ballot Rules: Easiest, Toughest States for Candidates

Ballot Rules: Easiest, Toughest States for Candidates

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On Friday U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. is expected to issue a ruling on the Virginia ballot challenge brought by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.  Perry, joined by his GOP opponents Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsm…

Mitt Romney Projected to Win New Hampshire Primary

Mitt Romney Projected to Win New Hampshire Primary

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — ABC News projects that Mitt Romney will win the nation’s first primary in New Hampshire, marking the first time since 1976 that a Republican candidate has won the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire prim…

Exclusive: Ron Paul Defends Romney, Lashes Out at His Critics

Exclusive: Ron Paul Defends Romney, Lashes Out at His Critics

ABC News(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — In an exclusive ABC News interview outside a Manchester polling place, Ron Paul lashed out at fellow Republicans for making unfair and ignorant attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record.“I think they’re wr…

New Hampshire Voting Starts Slow, but Record Turnout Predicted

New Hampshire Voting Starts Slow, but Record Turnout Predicted

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Election officials predicted record turnout in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but early indications from across the Granite State showed that voter turnout was low. That, of course, could change…

Media Circus at New Hampshire Polling Site

Media Circus at New Hampshire Polling Site

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Newt Gingrich was engulfed by an army of cameras and reporters as he visited a polling place in New Hampshire on Tuesday morning to kick off the primaries.Two reporters were pushed to the ground in what c…

Perry Likens Romney’s Bain Capital to ‘Vultures’

Perry Likens Romney’s Bain Capital to ‘Vultures’

ABC News(FORT MILL, S.C.) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized venture capital firms like the one once headed by Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, as “vultures” who prey upon sick companies and, “leave the skeleton” behind.“Allow…

Paul, Santorum and Romney in Three-Way Race in Iowa

Paul, Santorum and Romney in Three-Way Race in Iowa

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — As the Iowa caucuses began, estimates from early entrance poll results showed a three-way race between Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.Romney made a last-minute push to lure undecided voters, logging more miles in …

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