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Super Tuesday: Romney wins five states, Santorum trails behind

Former Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly defeated former Sen. Rick Santorum on Tuesday in the battleground state of Ohio, according to the Associated Press. Underscoring the continuing contentious and divided nature of national Republicans, the remaining GOP presidential candidates split the Super Tuesday contests amongst themselves, once again denying Romney the…

Santorum accuses Romney of rigging Michigan primary

By Grace Wyler The Michigan Republican Party awarded Mitt Romney an official delegate victory today, granting him 16 of the state’s 30 delegates just one day after the tally showed Romney and Rick Santorum tied with 15 delegates each. The Santorum campaign is now accusing Romney’s team of using “political thuggery”…

Romney: ‘I am big believer in getting money’ from Washington

In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C., despite his current attacks on federal subsidies. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney said in an address to the…

Two Romneys

Right now, Mitt Romney is two people. Romney #1 is the Romney that nearly got the nomination sewed up and wants to start running against Obama. That Romney was the one that came out when he was asked about the Blunt amendment yesterday afternoon: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world…

Democrat crossover votes could cost Romney in Michigan

DETROIT, Michigan — Democrats hoping to prolong the gaffe-ridden Republican presidential nominating contest got a boost this week when Rick Santorum’s campaign launched ‘robo’ calls urging them to support him in Michigan’s open primary Tuesday. Santorum defended the automated calls as standard electoral politics, saying he was targeting conservative Democrats…

Tight Republican race exposes liabilities

LIVONIA, Michigan — A rich guy with a tin ear and a culture war extremist: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have reinforced these unflattering narratives as the battle for the Republican nomination heats up in Michigan. Romney’s problems connecting to working class voters hit the national media again after he…

Santorum leading Romney in Ohio: poll

WASHINGTON — Christian conservative Rick Santorum is holding a seven-point lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio a week ahead of the US Republican presidential primary in the key Midwest state, a poll showed Monday. Santorum, getting support from conservative “Tea Party” followers and male voters, was leading the field in…

Pro-Romney PAC spent $13.5 million in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney is struggling to regain control of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but his allies appear ready to offer him a strong crutch for the road ahead. Restore Our Future, the independent “Super PAC” that supports Romney, spent $13.5 million in January on ads…

Daily Show: Santorum ad is joke ‘entrapment’

The Romney and Santorum campaigns are each spending millions of dollars on ads in Michigan in hopes of taking the state in the upcoming Republican primary. Thursday night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart had a look at what kind of ads the candidates and their PACs are getting…

China’s Xi woos U.S. heartland as Romney attacks

DES MOINES, Iowa — China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping reached out to heartland America Thursday with billions of dollars in farm deals, as Republican Mitt Romney slammed the “prosperous tyranny” of Beijing. China’s vice president, who is expected to lead the rising Asian power for a decade starting next year, hopped…

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