February 22, 2012 |
When the issue of contraception came up in tonight's Republican debate, it offered the front-runners an attempt to finesse their positions on social issues to address seeming weaknesses. For Mitt Romney, that meant taking a hard line against President Obama and his administration's decision to mandate that all employer insurance plans cover contraception -- even those that are offered by religious institutions like Catholic hospitals and universities. Needing to make up ground among those conservatives who have of late turned to Rick Santorum, Romney accused Obama of undermining religious freedom.
February 20, 2012 |
A Massachusetts-based building firm gave $25,000 to pro-Romney "super PAC" Restore Our Future, even though its chief executive is a major backer of President Obama . John Fish's company, Suffolk Construction, made the donation on Jan. 4. The company also donated to the super PAC twice in 2011, giving a total of $35,000 last year. At the same time, Fish raised between $100,000 and $200,000 this year for the president's 2012 bid, according to Open Secrets, and Federal Election Commission filings show that Fish gave $2,300 to the Obama campaign in 2007.
October 10, 2012 |
Among Mitt Romney's recent attempts to appear a more moderate candidate than his rhetoric had previously indicated is a difficult-to-parse line about abortion. In an interview with the Des Moines Register, the GOP candidate responded to a question about whether he had plans for any abortion bills should he be elected: "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. " It's not Romney's fault that this has been widely reported as his saying that he has no plans for legislation to restrict abortion access.
October 15, 2012 |
After months of enjoying strong leads over their Republican challengers in battleground Pennsylvania, President Obama and Sen. Bob Casey are edging their opponents by only a few points three weeks before Election Day. Obama is up over Mitt Romney 49% to 45% when factoring in likely voters leaning toward one candidate, according to a new survey released Monday by the Morning Call/Muhlenberg College. Speculation had recently suggested that Romney had all but given up on winning the state , and had redirected campaign resources to the pivotal swing state of Ohio, but the new poll places him within the margin of error of 5%. While the presidential race tightening was somewhat expected given recent polling across the country that shows Romney's continued post-debate surge , more stunning is the Senate matchup.
March 30, 2012 |
As Mitt Romney launched his Wisconsin primary campaign on Friday in the Republican-rich Fox Valley, he was taking pains to be seen as the party's inevitable presidential nominee, starting with an endorsement by a controversial native son, Rep. Paul Ryan. What's more striking in Wisconsin is the endorsement that Romney has not received -- that of Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican governor, who surveys indicate is extremely popular with GOP primary voters, is facing a recall election, most likely in June.
August 15, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mitt Romneyaccused President Obamaof waging a campaign of “division and attack and hatred” on Wednesday, seizing upon a remark by Vice President Joe Biden to a racially mixed crowd that Romney wanted to “put y'all back in chains.” The Republican presidential candidate also criticized Obama campaign ads that say Romney “made $20 million in 2010 but paid only 14% in taxes” and raise questions about his overseas investments and...