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Struggling Nevada Latinos could bet on Republicans

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The casinos of Las Vegas may be glittering on the outside, but behind the bright lights the reality for many workers here, especially Latinos, has been pretty grim for the last few years. And President Barack Obama, who counted partly on the Latino vote to secure…

Perry, Bachmann take swipes at Cain in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republicans Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann took veiled swipes at surging presidential rival Herman Cain on Saturday as six of the party’s White House hopefuls courted social conservatives at an Iowa forum. Appearing separately before about 1,000 conservative activists, the Republican candidates all pledged to…

Republican candidates’ tax plans may fall flat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A proposed overhaul of the tax system is catching fire among some Republican presidential candidates who see its potential to win over voters with its sheer simplicity, but there is skepticism among experts that a flat tax will prove a winning strategy. Texas Governor Rick Perry, running…

Axelrod: Romney has no ‘core’ principles

President Barack Obama’s campaign advisor David Axelrod slammed Mitt Romney Tuesday morning for the former Massachusetts governor’s comments on illegal immigration at the latest CNN GOP debate. On CBS’ The Early Show, Axelrod said that Romney gave a “unintentionally revealing moment” when responding to Texas governor Rick Perry’s attack on…

Gingrich raises $808,000 for 2012 bid, campaign $1 million in debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Republican presidential effort raised $808,000 in the third quarter but has more than $1 million in debt, his campaign said on Saturday. Gingrich, who launched his candidacy in May to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, has…

Obama and Democrats raise $70 million in quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $70 million from July to September for his re-election bid, the campaign said on Thursday, topping a $55 million target. The report shows that Obama’s money train did not stall amid protracted summer debt talks and…

Cain takes lead in Republican nomination race: poll

WASHINGTON — Former pizza executive Herman Cain has vaulted to the lead of Republican presidential contenders in a national poll released Wednesday. The new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll gave Cain, known for blunt talk and his succinct “9-9-9″ tax-slashing plan, 27 percent of likely Republican primary voters. It was…

Romney leads GOP, Cain second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney leads the field vying for the Republican presidential nomination but fewer than one in four of the party’s voters back him as a surging Herman Cain gains ground, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, is holding on to his…

Christie endorses Romney for Republican nomination

HANOVER, New Hampshire — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney on Tuesday won a key endorsement from popular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who said the former Massachusetts governor had the experience to turn around American fortunes. “America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney is the man…

Michele Bachmann: ‘I want to be your sweetheart’

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H (Reuters) – Republican White House hopeful Michele Bachmann, beset by falling poll numbers, staff departures and reports of fundraising troubles, on Sunday vowed to continue her campaign through the New Hampshire primary, which is likely to be in early January. Stumping in the early primary state for the…

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