Republican presidential nomination
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and suddenly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
An Associated Press examination of financial records of Mitt Romney shows that the Republican presidential candidate has offshore-based investments worth between $7 million and $32 million.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will abandon his presidential bid and endorse Newt Gingrich, a move coming just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary.
Gov. Chris Christie is urging political ally Mitt Romney to immediately release his tax returns rather than waiting until April.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he’s got “an uphill climb” in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-opening victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday defended his “I like to fire people” remark against criticism from GOP rivals as he and his family faced a crush of reporters, supporters and detractors on New Hampshire’s primary day.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he anticipates finishing in the “top three or four” in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary and going on to confront front-runner Mitt Romney head-on in South Carolina.
In the kickoff contest of the 2012 presidential race, Republican candidates argued up to Tuesday’s finish line in Iowa over which candidate the voters can trust and who they can count on to defeat President Barack Obama.
Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before the lead-off caucuses.
Rick Santorum isn’t going down without a fight. In fact, that fight might be lifting him up.