| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:44 PM
The $70 million raised this summer by President Obama enabled his campaign to increase its staff and spend heavily, reaching out to voters by mail, phone and online, according to campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission....
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Seated around a conference table in a nondescript suburban Virginia office building, a dozen Republican voters shed light on one of the continued mysteries of this election season: What ails Mitt Romney?
Veteran pollster Peter Hart asked an assistant...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Rick Santorum scored another victory Tuesday night in Minnesota's caucuses, fueling the former Pennsylvania senator's case that he is the leading conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the GOP race.
In 2008, when it was a "Super Tuesday" state,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The Romney campaign's broadening of its attack this week to include Rick Santorum reflects some of the uncertainty surrounding votes Tuesday in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri -- the first multi-state election day of the campaign.
In the trio of low-...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Haley Barbour can count on backing from fellow Republican governor John Kasich of Ohio in his 2012 presidential campaign.
Kasich’s support is a tangible benefit of the Mississippi governor’s leadership of the Republican Governors Assn....
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
While the presidential campaign hasn't officially started, Mitt Romney leads the pack in pre-campaign fundraising by a handful of potential Republican presidential contenders, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.
| May 8, 2011
| 9:53 AM
With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump.
| Apr 19, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Forget Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour or, yes, even Donald Trump. The biggest obstacle for President Obama as he seeks re-election may be the state of the American economy and not his Republican rival, a new poll finds.
The ABC News/Washington...