March 21, 2012 |
The numbers are in -- and Mitt Romney won, but not by a landslide. When it came to fund-raising in February, the former Massachusetts governor stayed ahead of his GOP presidential rivals. Romney raised $11.5 million and spent $12.4 million, dramatically slowing down his burn rate from January, when his campaign spent three times more than it raised. Heading into March, he had $7.3 million in the bank. Rick Santorum got $8.9 million in contributions and spent $7.8 million, ending the month with $2.6 million on hand, along with $922,000 in debt.
May 1, 2011 |
Knocked off-course by Donald Trump and talk of President Obama's birth certificate, the 2012 Republican contenders are trying to refocus the campaign on voter worries that are dragging down the president's popularity: rising gas prices and a slow economic recovery. Mitt Romney made the point at a multi-candidate forum here this weekend, saying Obama's policies deepened a three-year slump that left 20 million people jobless or underemployed. Many Americans "don't know how they can make ends meet, because of the cost of gasoline and the higher cost of food.
July 13, 2011 |
President Obama's reelection campaign raked in $86 million in the second quarter of the year, far eclipsing the amounts raised by his Republican opponents and bolstering his accounts for an ongoing clash with well-funded GOP-allied groups. The haul highlighted the fundraising advantages of incumbency: The entire field of Republican candidates is expected to report raising about $35 million. Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, touted the tally in a video message to supporters released Wednesday.
December 20, 2011 |
The attack on the federal judiciary by Republican candidates for president has reached a new low and should be denounced by liberals and conservatives alike. In November, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that if elected president, his "appointees to the federal bench will not receive a lifetime appointment. "Now Newt Gingrich has pledged that if he were elected he would defy Supreme Court rulings with which he disagreed and that judicial review to ensure that the government complies with the Constitution has been "grossly overstated.
February 23, 2012 |
President Obama is roundly criticized by Republicans for running up the nation's debt. But if a Republican takes the White House, the debt will keep climbing - and perhaps even faster than under Obama's proposed policies, a budget watchdog group said. GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are touting policies that would push the debt beyond current projections - largely because their proposed tax cuts would outweigh spending cuts. Only Ron Paul's plans would begin to sharply decrease the debt, according to a report Thursday from the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.