| Jun 30, 2011
Though the first Republican voting is six months away, and the general election further still, the presidential campaigns were faced this week with one imperative: to raise the most cash possible before the financial quarter draws to a close Thursday....
| 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 7, 2011
Herman Cain, the ex-CEO of Godfather's Pizza who is running for president for some reason, recently unveiled an economic "plan," the crux of which is the elimination of taxes on capital gains (money made from the return on investments like stocks, bonds...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
| 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.
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:52 AM
If there's one thing Tim Pawlenty's campaign will not tolerate, it's talking about how sexy GOP frontrunner Michele Bachmann is.
I mean, think about it from the former Minnesota governor's perspective: It's bad enough to lose to his state's...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Struggling GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty apparently thought he could rev up his campaign by ... wait for it ... tepidly praising the music of Lady Gaga.
Ask yourself a simple question: Is it possible to look less presidential than this? ...
| Jan 22, 2011
By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start.
No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
| Apr 3, 2011
In every speech Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty gives these days, he touts his fiscal record during his eight years as governor of Minnesota. "I drew a line in the sand," he likes to say, bragging that he vetoed every tax increase and...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty isn't the only GOP presidential candidate who can make epic, movie-style campaign ads.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul's new ad is out -- and it's straight out of an action flick.
True to Paul's independent streak, the ad...
| Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.
That makes the Oyster Bay, N.Y., real estate investment executive one of the most sought-after bundlers for...