Following South Carolina debate, Republican candidates choose their targets

Following South Carolina debate, Republican candidates choose their targets: Four days ahead of the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have a choice: Attack each other, or focus on taking down the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney.

In a feisty South Carolina debate Monday night, the other candidates largely went after Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor survived mostly unscathed. If Romney can hold onto his lead in the South Carolina polls and pull off a victory, he will have made history as the only Republican candidate to win Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina since the modern primary system was created more than three decades ago. Continue Reading…

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New Hampshire Primary Results Is Jon Huntsman Toast

New Hampshire Primary Results Is Jon Huntsman Toast: Jon Huntsman Jr. Tuesday in the New Hampshire Republican primary was used a late surge of support your percent. votes were in double digits. He third, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, finished behind and in a speech Tuesday night she tried hard to Huntsmentum the results as proof of a gathering storm. “Third place is a ticket to ride! South Carolina, here we come! “China’s President Obama’s ex-Ambassador said. Read More…

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina: Jon Huntsman, finishing third in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, declared last night he will remain in the race and go on to South Carolina.

To cheers from his supporters, Huntsman took the stage around 9:30 p.m. and vowed to continue competing. “I’d say third place is a ticket to ride,’’ he told the crowd. “Hello, South Carolina!’’

Huntsman paid homage to the voters in New Hampshire, where he was propelled from behind in the polls through a strong campaign of retail politics.

“We have pounded the pavement. We have shaken hands, had conversations, won people over person by person,’’ the former Utah governor said.

“This is the old way to get politics done in New Hampshire. My confidence in the system is reborn because of the people of New Hampshire,’’ he added.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting last night, Huntsman had grabbed 17 percent of the vote. Read More…

Mitt Romney Celebrates New Hampshire Primary Victory

Mitt Romney Celebrates New Hampshire Primary Victory: Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary strengthens his standing before the South Carolina and Florida votes. More conservative candidates falter as libertarian Ron Paul and moderate Jon Huntsman Jr. place second and third.
Reporting from Manchester, N.H.—Mitt Romney rolled to a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.

The win Tuesday gave Romney a one-two sweep in the leadoff voting of the 2012 campaign, a first for any Republican apart from a sitting president, as the race moved to South Carolina and Florida. Read More…

Gingrich Assails Romney In New Hampshire Debate

Gingrich Assails Romney In New Hampshire Debate: As long as voters cast ballots for the first primary of 2012 polls just hours with hunger leaves GOP presidential candidates in a debate of Mitt Romney on Sunday during his conservative credentials in question andNew Hampshireelection to her formidable lead in a last-ditch attempt to burst.

Romney, who your partner face-to-face attacks leading up to the ladder is managed in the Republican primary election Tuesday, own a whole heap of combative “meet” press debate here Sunday, the opening moments of the object detected by Palo Alto-based Facebook, NBC and New Hampshire Union leader of Manchester 12 hours just sponsored. Encounter and debate after a Saturday night. Read More…

Right To Work House Democrats

Right To Work House Democrats: House Democrats brought state lawmaking to a halt in Indiana for much of this week, refusing for a third straight day on Friday to come out to their chamber floor in a procedural effort to stop “right to work” legislation at the center of a mounting battle over unions here. But by Friday afternoon Republicans in the Senate succeeded in moving the measure out of a committee to the full Senate, where passage is likely next week. And by the end of the day, even Democrats in the House — who could face steep fines for not attending the session in the coming days — seemed to hint that there was only so much they could do to stop the provision from eventual adoption. Read More…