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New Jersey Republican’s Senate bid foiled by traffic jam

NJ traffic jams Republican U.S. Senate candidacy (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Time for some traffic problems in the U.S. Senate race. Rob Turkavage, a former FBI agent who wanted to run for the Republican nomination to take on Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in November, didn’t make it to the Trenton…

Romney names trusted aide to run VP search

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Monday he is tapping long-time aide Beth Myers to coordinate his search for a running mate to join him on the ticket for November’s election. “I’ve asked her to be the person who oversees the process of the vice presidential selection and…

Cantor endorses Romney for president

WASHINGTON — Top Republican Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney on Sunday for president of the United States, giving the frontrunner a boost as the primary nomination contest reaches a critical stage. Cantor’s endorsement, the first from a top member of the Republican congressional leadership, was seen as the strongest sign…

Cain endorses Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination in 2012. At a campaign event at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, it was announced that a “surprise guest” was in the audience. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO appeared…

Mike Tyson as Cain: Tea party loves crazy more than they hate blacks

Herman Cain — as impersonated by Mike Tyson — unveiled his plans to win the Republican nomination for president in a recently released video. “I’m running for president and leading in the Republican polls,” he said. “Why? Because the tea party loves crazy more than they hate blacks, and I’m…

Candidate Romney raises $14 million in latest quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raised more than $14 million for his presidential campaign in the third quarter ended September 30, his campaign said on Friday. Expectations had been that Romney and the other candidates in the 2012 election would pull in less cash than in the…

Romney says Christie on his VP short list

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that he wasn’t running for the Republican nomination, but he could still end up in the White House in 2012 if Mitt Romney is the nominee. In an interview aired Wednesday, Romney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel that Christie would be on his…

Cain: ‘I left the Democrat plantation a long time ago’

Herman Cain is refusing to back down from Cornel West and Harry Belafonte’s stinging critique of his comments. The GOP candidate candidate for president appeared on Hannity Monday evening, hitting back at both of the prominent black, liberal figures’ tough opinions on him earlier in the day. “That’s the difference…

Congressman Allen West rules out 2012 Senate bid

Freshman Republican Rep. Allen West, a favorite lawmaker among the tea party movement who represents the 22th Congressional District of Florida, announced Monday that he would not run for the Senate in 2012. “I have been given one of the highest honors to serve in the House of Representatives and…

Tea Party wonders if Rick Perry walks the walk

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rick Perry has been widely touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric. After all, they say, there are reasons to think he’s a spendthrift. He once…

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