September 29, 2011 |
After swarming Iowa before the August straw poll, presidential candidates have largely fled in favor of fundraising and events elsewhere. But their campaigns are working furiously as the winter caucuses loom. The campaigns are snatching up the most coveted activists and endorsements and signing up leaders for each of the state's 99 counties and the nearly 1,800 precincts. These workers, mostly volunteers, are charged with persuading the more than 100,000 voters expected on caucus night to support their candidate, and minding the details that make victory possible, like arranging rides on a freezing winter night.
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October 24, 2013 |
This post has been corrected and updated . A state investigation into a network of nonprofit groups that funneled $11 million into initiative campaigns in California last year has revealed the identities of dozens of previously hidden donors to the various organizations. Those contributors include owners of the Gap Inc., for which California First Lady Anne Gust Brown was once a top executive, investor Charles Schwab and Los Angeles philanthropist Eli Broad. The groups they donated to gave money to other organizations, which gave to the campaigns.
August 28, 2012 |
Bucking tradition, President Obama set out on a two-day campaign swing on Tuesday, aiming to steal just a bit of the spotlight from Republicans rallying in Tampa, Fla. Obama was scheduled for a college tour, with events at Iowa State University and Colorado State University. He's slated to hold a rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday. As a courtesy, past presidential candidates have curtailed campaign activities during the other party's conventions. But Obama's campus swing -- aimed at firing up a key demographics -- coincides with the first full day of the Republican speech-making.
October 5, 2012 |
WEYER'S CAVE, Va. - The White House hailed Friday's largely positive jobs report as evidence that President Obama's economic policies are working, while Mitt Romney dismissed the slow pace of improvement, saying “this is not what a real recovery looks like.” The Labor Department said the economy added 114,000 jobs in September and that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, dropping below 8 % for the first time since Obama took office in the midst...
October 15, 2012 |
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Tuesday night's presidential debate may have the look of a town hall, with voters surrounding the candidates and posing the questions, but the degree to which it is a casual conversation between candidates and voters or a tough grilling on the issues is largely up to one woman: Candy Crowley. The CNN anchor and debate moderator appears to have caused some anxiety within both campaigns with her comments about how she plans to approach her role in the second debate.
May 13, 2012 |
President Obama and Mitt Romney's campaigns released Mother's Day videos Sunday, saluting each candidate's wife or mother and also injecting some political jabs into the holiday festivities. Obama's video first highlights the work his mother put in raising him, drawing a clear link between her parenting and some of the rhetoric found in his campaign speeches. “She was somebody who recognized that those of us who have some talents, who have been given opportunities, that we gotta give something back, and I'll always be indebted to her for that,” he said in narration.