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Busy night on the primary front. The Examiner has the latest.

10:07 // 3 months ago
April 24, 2012
Romney wins five-state sweep tonight
Mitt’s It: Another slate of GOP presidential primaries, another bundle of wins for Mitt Romney. Tonight brought victories for the former Massachusetts governor in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island — victories he soaked in with a televised speech from New Hampshire, ever the general election battleground. “After 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and not a few long nights, I can say with confidence — and gratitude — that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility,” he said. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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Mitt’s It: Another slate of GOP presidential primaries, another bundle of wins for Mitt Romney. Tonight brought victories for the former Massachusetts governor in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island — victories he soaked in with a televised speech from New Hampshire, ever the general election battleground. “After 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and not a few long nights, I can say with confidence — and gratitude — that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility,” he said. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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22:53 // 2 years ago
April 12, 2012
Which candidates will appear on the ballot in Utah?
Newt Gingrich may not make the ballot in Utah, after the check for his $500 ballot fee bounced. Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas confirmed that, after receiving the candidate’s paperwork and check in March, the state was recently contacted by the bank to notify them of the bounce. The state has apparently made multiple attempts to contact Gingrich, and have now given the candidate an April 20th deadline for the payment. Should they not hear from Gingrich in the next 8 days, he’ll be removed from the ballot. (Photo by Don Irvine Photos) source
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Newt Gingrich may not make the ballot in Utah, after the check for his $500 ballot fee bounced. Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas confirmed that, after receiving the candidate’s paperwork and check in March, the state was recently contacted by the bank to notify them of the bounce. The state has apparently made multiple attempts to contact Gingrich, and have now given the candidate an April 20th deadline for the payment. Should they not hear from Gingrich in the next 8 days, he’ll be removed from the ballot. (Photo by Don Irvine Photos) source

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14:33 // 2 years ago
April 3, 2012
The coronation bells are ringing, at least that’s how Mitt Romney seems to see it. On the heels of a three-state sweep (according to Wisconsin projections from CBS and Fox News), the GOP frontrunner delivered a speech dripping with the aura of inevitability that surrounded the start of his campaign, wavered against challenger after challenger, but ultimately now looks restored in full force. His victory speech tonight was, for all practical purposes, a red-meat general election speech — eschewing talk of his GOP rivals to roast the President — and touched on many of the themes we can expect to see over the next several months, primarily disparagement of President Obama’s economic policies, knowledge, and philosophy. Particularly notable, and we suspect it foreshadows the narrative to come, was a repeated phrase: “In Barack Obama’s government-centered society…” (Photo by Gage Skidmore, who you may have heard of.)

The coronation bells are ringing, at least that’s how Mitt Romney seems to see it. On the heels of a three-state sweep (according to Wisconsin projections from CBS and Fox News), the GOP frontrunner delivered a speech dripping with the aura of inevitability that surrounded the start of his campaign, wavered against challenger after challenger, but ultimately now looks restored in full force. His victory speech tonight was, for all practical purposes, a red-meat general election speech — eschewing talk of his GOP rivals to roast the President — and touched on many of the themes we can expect to see over the next several months, primarily disparagement of President Obama’s economic policies, knowledge, and philosophy. Particularly notable, and we suspect it foreshadows the narrative to come, was a repeated phrase: “In Barack Obama’s government-centered society…” (Photo by Gage Skidmore, who you may have heard of.)

22:18 // 2 years ago
March 20, 2012

Early Illinois primary results favor Romney

NBC and CNN won’t call Illinois, but both have Mitt Romney leading. More updates as we see ‘em.

20:07 // 2 years ago
March 12, 2012
I wanted a brokered convention. That was one of my goals.
Michael Steele • Discussing his role in the length of the current GOP primary season, and his thought process for scheduling primary contests during his time as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Steele has come under fire recently for creating a primary season that, by many accounts, appears to be benefiting President Obama far more than the Republican Party. Steele stuck by his decision-making, arguing that the longer primary season could re-engage Republican voters in states that have been largely ignored in previous contests.   source (viafollow)
14:27 // 2 years ago
March 10, 2012
End of the line for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich?
Could the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama be the beginning of the end for the social conservatives? Polls show a resurging Newt Gingrich could potentially upset rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in two key upcoming primaries. If Gingrich loses in Mississippi and Alabama he’d likely have to drop out, greatly increasing Santorum’s chances against Mitt Romney. But if he wins, Gingrich and Santorum would continue to compete for the social conservative vote, potentially tanking either candidate’s chance of upsetting current front-runner Mitt Romney.(photo via Politico) source
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Could the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama be the beginning of the end for the social conservatives? Polls show a resurging Newt Gingrich could potentially upset rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in two key upcoming primaries. If Gingrich loses in Mississippi and Alabama he’d likely have to drop out, greatly increasing Santorum’s chances against Mitt Romney. But if he wins, Gingrich and Santorum would continue to compete for the social conservative vote, potentially tanking either candidate’s chance of upsetting current front-runner Mitt Romney.(photo via Politico) source

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12:04 // 2 years ago
March 9, 2012

Are Republican presidential candidates killing voter morale?

  • 12.2% voter turnout during six 2000 GOP primaries or caucuses before Super Tuesday
  • 13.2% voter turnout during the same period in the 2008 Republican primary and caucus cycle
  • 11.5% voter turnout during the 2012 election cycle in the contests ahead of Super Tuesday source

» More highlights from the report include: An abysmal 7.8% voter turnout in Massachusetts, the state where Mitt Romney served as governor, can’t bode well for the Republican presidential hopeful. Though it still wasn’t as bad as Virginia, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul appeared on ballots, and a mere 4.6% of the eligible voting population actually cast a vote. Read the full report here.

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13:16 // 2 years ago
December 26, 2011
14:11 // 2 years ago