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Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has large lead among Iowa GOP

Texas Governor Rick Perry is the favorite pick among Republican voters in Iowa, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa had taken issue with Perry’s “strategic” decision to “step on” the Ames Straw Poll by announcing his presidency on the same day. Fox News…

Palin organizer: She will announce her campaign in September

Peter Singleton, an activist who is helping organize former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s September tea party rally in Iowa, insisted that Palin will announce her candidacy for president by the end of September. “Labor Day will kick off the Republican campaign for the nomination,” Singleton told the National Review. “She…

Donald Trump’s candidacy received three times more coverage than Ron Paul’s candidacy

Donald Trump received over three times as much news coverage than Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) this year, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The report found that Trump was featured in 94 campaign stories by 52 major news outlets…

Colbert Super PAC treasurer joins Rick Perry’s presidential campaign

Salvatore Purpura, the treasurer of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC — called Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — has resigned from his position to join Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential committee, according to Politico. “We’re not surprised,” Colbert said in an email to Politico. “Sal is the best in the…

Ron Paul’s new ad: ‘The one who can beat Obama’

Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s latest television advertisement lumps his Republicans rivals together with Democrats and claims he is the only GOP presidential candidate that can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012. The 1-minuted ad, called “The One,” will air in Iowa and New Hampshire. A campaign spokesman said the ad…

Ron Paul got ‘shafted’ by the media: Politico’s Roger Simons

Politico’s chief columnist, Roger Simon, on Monday accused the media of under-reporting Congressman Ron Paul’s significant achievement in the Ames Straw Poll. Paul came in second place in the Ames Straw Poll, with 4,671 votes, barely falling below Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s 4,823 votes. But the media has almost exclusively focused…

Republican race tightens into three-way brawl

WASHINGTON — The Republican White House race has sharpened into a three-way brawl, pitting a moderate businessman and a Tea Party firebrand against a Texas governor promising the best of both worlds. For months, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has led the polls despite conservative misgivings about his history of…

Ron Paul attacks abortion in Ames speech: ‘All life is precious’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul began his speech in Ames, Iowa on Saturday by railing against abortion. “There is something that precedes liberty, and that is life,” the Texas congressman said. “I believe in a very limited role for the government, but the prime reason that government exists in a…

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Tea party the only winner in Ames Straw Poll

Florida Rep. Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said the results of the closely-watched Ames Straw Poll in Iowa showed that the tea party movement had taken over the Republican Party. “The only winner tonight was the Tea Party,” she said Saturday in a statement. Congresswoman…

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