Trailing in Iowa, Pawlenty Touts Faith

Still struggling in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has released a new video to Iowa voters discussing his Christianity. The former Minnesota governor is joined by his wife, Mary, an evangelical who got the former Catholic to join her church when they first met. From the Pawlenty campaign: Stuck in the GOP basement […]

Ron Paul Retiring From Congress

Focusing solely on his third presidential bid, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election for a 13th term in the House of Representatives. Observers contend Paul, who is the father of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is an excellent fundraiser who would have easily retained his seat despite redistricting, but […]

Yarmuth Escalates Bachmann Criticism

Responding to Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s first campaign ad, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up criticism of his congressional colleagues bid for the White House. In a 30-second spot that began airing in Iowa last week, Bachmann vowed to vote against an increase of the debt ceiling while touting her conservative views. She […]

Bachmann Signs Controversial Marriage Pledge

Living up to her staunch conservative marquee, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann was the first Republican presidential candidate to sign a controversial pledge that calls homosexuality a choice and a health risk in addition to supporting a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage. The oath is part of a strict moral platform being pushed […]

Bachmann Unveils First TV Ad

Vowing to vote against an increase of the debt ceiling, Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann released her first television ad Thursday, which will begin airing in Iowa. The 30-second spot titled “Waterloo” touts the Minnesota congresswoman’s staunch conservatism and Iowa roots. It features Bachmann talking straight into the camera, telling voters about her family values […]

EKU Gaining Support to Host Presidential Debate

Several federal and state elected officials have joined together to support Eastern Kentucky University’s bid to host a debate during next year’s presidential campaign. A package sent by university officials to the Commission on Presidential Debates includes strong letters of support from Democratic and Republican leaders, namely U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen. […]

Yarmuth Eager to Support Bachmann Presidential Bid—Sort of

Speaking to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s editorial board Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., made it clear he’s supporting Republican colleague Michelle Bachmann in next year’s presidential election. Well, sort of. “Strictly from a partisan perspective, I hope she’s the nominee of the Republican Party,” Yarmuth said. “Because (President) Obama will win 50 states.” Ouch! No […]

Gingrich Announces 2012 Presidential Campaign

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich officially announced he’s running for president via Twitter. The architect behind the Republican revolution of 1994, Gingrich is considered a GOP heavyweight who is entering an anemic field of potential challengers to President Barack Obama. UPDATE: “I believe we can return America to hope and […]

Daniels Says He Could Beat President Obama

Inching closer to a presidential bid, Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he could beat President Barack Obama in a general election but insisted any decision to run is based on his family’s future. “I think the chances would actually be quite good,” Daniels told WIBC in Indianapolis. “That’s really not a factor, I don’t […]

Congressman Paul Debates “Obama” on Fox News

In a bizarre appearance on the Fox Business Channel, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., joined host John Stossel for a mock debate with an impersonator of President Barack Obama. Stossel insinuates the fake debate will foreshadow the 2012 Presidential campaign, but it’s unclear what this is supposed to accomplish other than more […]