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Sen. Jay Rockefeller Will Not Seek Reelection

Sen. Jay Rockefeller Will Not Seek Reelection

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia will announce his plans on Friday to retire and not seek reelection, aides confirm to ABC News.The longtime senator, 75, will make his announcement at 11 a.m. in Charleston, W. V…

Senate to Make Obama’s Re-election Official

Senate to Make Obama’s Re-election Official

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Americans thought they elected a president on Nov. 6, 2012, but those results were not official — until Friday.The votes cast in November’s general election went to pick electors from each state — me…

Campaigning for Re-Election Is ‘Not Fun,’ Analyst Says

Campaigning for Re-Election Is ‘Not Fun,’ Analyst Says

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — After the speeches, flying confetti and dancing delegates of the Democratic National Convention fade, the fun is over for the Obama campaign, ABC’s political analyst Matt Dowd said Thursday on the A…

Michelle Obama Courts Kid Vote at Gwen Stefani Fundraiser

Michelle Obama Courts Kid Vote at Gwen Stefani Fundraiser

Alex Wong/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — No doubt, first lady Michelle Obama had a fun and lucrative Sunday at the Beverly Hills, Calif., home of singer Gwen Stefani.Mrs. Obama, on a West Coast fundraising swing for her husband’s re-elect…

Michelle Obama Courts Kid Vote at Gwen Stefani Fundraiser

Michelle Obama Courts Kid Vote at Gwen Stefani Fundraiser

Alex Wong/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — No doubt, first lady Michelle Obama had a fun and lucrative Sunday at the Beverly Hills, Calif., home of singer Gwen Stefani.Mrs. Obama, on a West Coast fundraising swing for her husband’s re-elect…

Obama Has Coffee with Vets as Romney Addresses VFW Convention

Obama Has Coffee with Vets as Romney Addresses VFW Convention

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — While Mitt Romney was courting votes at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., President Obama on Tuesday ventured to the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Ore., sliding into a restaura…

Obamas End NY Night of Fundraisers with Performances at Plaza Hotel

Obamas End NY Night of Fundraisers with Performances at Plaza Hotel

Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama and the first lady concluded their night of campaign fundraisers in New York on Thursday at the Plaza Hotel with a $10,000-a-plate gala that featured performances by Alicia Keys and…

Obama to Hit Reset Button on Campaign in Ohio

Obama to Hit Reset Button on Campaign in Ohio

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will use a speech in Ohio on Thursday to hit a reset button on his re-election campaign, following a stretch of bad economic news and messaging missteps that have shaken Democrats’ confidence a…

Obama, Dems Raise $43.6 Million in April

Obama, Dems Raise $43.6 Million in April

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s reelection campaign raised $43.6 million in April, the campaign announced Wednesday morning.That’s down from the $53 million raised in March — the Obama camp’s best fundraising month of the…

Mixed Views on Three Key Issues Mark Obama’s Campaign Challenges

Mixed Views on Three Key Issues Mark Obama’s Campaign Challenges

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans give President Obama mixed marks on three prominent issues he’s touted in his bid for re-election in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with no scores above 50 percent on either the auto i…

Obama Swing State Ad Touts First-Term Record

Obama Swing State Ad Touts First-Term Record

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign is going on the air in nine battleground states this week with a new TV ad that focuses solely on the president’s record and the four accomplishments of which Democrats are most proud…

Obama Campaign Launching New Advertising Campaign This Week

Obama Campaign Launching New Advertising Campaign This Week

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week that the Obama campaign would unveil this week an advertising campaign focused on the president’s accomplishments.“…

Biden to Hit Romney on Foreign Policy

Biden to Hit Romney on Foreign Policy

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will give his fifth in a series of campaign issue speeches, drawing contrasts with Mitt Romney on foreign policy.In excerpts released by the Obama campaign, Biden boils down th…

Biden Predicts Arizona Win but Says, ‘We’re Not Cocky’

Biden Predicts Arizona Win but Says, ‘We’re Not Cocky’

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in Phoenix Thursday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden confidently predicted he and President Obama would win re-election in November — including the 11 electoral votes from Ar…

Obama, Dems Raise $53 Million in March

Obama, Dems Raise $53 Million in March

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the money race for the general election heats up, President Obama’s campaign reports raising $53 million in March, picking up the pace from the month before.The total reflects funds collected directl…

Biden to Attack ‘Romney Rule’ on Taxes

Biden to Attack ‘Romney Rule’ on Taxes

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden will attack Mitt Romney on taxes in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, using his fourth in a series of campaign issue speeches to frame the Republican candidate as a protector of the rich.Biden will …

First Lady Promotes Vets, Jokes About Campaign on "Colbert Report"

First Lady Promotes Vets, Jokes About Campaign on "Colbert Report"

Leon Neal/WPA POOL/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the general election fight now well underway, first lady Michelle Obama jokingly offered her official endorsement Wednesday night in a stop by Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.“You are po…

Obama’s Trio of Florida Fundraisers Expected to Rake in $1.9M

Obama’s Trio of Florida Fundraisers Expected to Rake in $1.9M

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — President Obama’s penchant for piggybacking campaign fundraisers on outside-the-beltway official business will be on full display in Florida Tuesday.Obama will attend three money events — his 49th, 50t…

Romney Solidifies GOP Position but Obama Gets Boost from Women

Romney Solidifies GOP Position but Obama Gets Boost from Women

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A widening gender gap, modest economic gains, an edge on key issues and broad advantages in personal popularity are boosting President Obama’s re-election prospects, according to the latest …

Obama Re-Election Campaign Hits One-Year Mark

Obama Re-Election Campaign Hits One-Year Mark

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s re-election campaign reached its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, and marked the milestone by underscoring the high points in what has become a far-reaching grassroots organizing ope…

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