Governor Chris Christie buttressed his profile as a different kind of Republican with potentially broad appeal in a race for the White House by ending a legal effort to stop same-sex marriages in New Jersey.
The presidential candidates curtailed campaigning to await Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, as President Barack Obama said the “the election will take care of itself next week” and the priority must be to prepare for and respond to the storm.
Republicans are intensifying their efforts to recruit more Hispanics into their elected ranks across the country as they push to rebuild the national party and revamp their brand after losses at the polls in 2012.
Rick Santorum tells voters he prayed to decide whether to run for president. God, opposition to abortion and the primacy of the traditional family are staples of his campaign stump speech. He’s standing by a comment he once made that Satan was targeting the U.S.