New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie is taking risks in charting a path toward a potential 2016 White House run, staking out positions that may alienate his party’s activists as he seeks to demonstrate the broad appeal that could win a presidential election.
Ed Rollins has seen everything and done most of it. He directed the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1984, helped manage the Perot campaign in 1992 and most recently advised Michele Bachmann. Name the state and he can tell you how many media markets it has.
At a recent campaign rally, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, tried to quash a narrative that some people find too irresistible to drop. A woman at the rally asked the candidate about reported divisions between Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Bachmann brushed it off.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann lost two top campaign aides today as she strives to remain in the top tier of the party’s field following her victory last month at the Iowa straw poll.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee , whom polls have shown would be a top contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will announce whether he will take the first steps to enter the race on his program on the Fox News cable television channel today.
Campaigning was fun -- up to a point, wrote Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic nominee for vice president: “Every time I faced the press, however, I was besieged with questions about our finances. It was brutal.”
What explains President Barack Obama's nine-point drop in voter approval in today's New York Times/CBS News poll? First, it's not a total aberration. While Gallup has the president doing better, a Washington Post/ABC News poll published this week also has bad news for the president, with 59 percent of voters rating Obama negatively on the economy and his overall approval rating dropping to 46 percent, from 50 percent in the last Post/ABC poll.