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CPAC 2013 - Why It Matters, Who's Going, What We Will Learn From It
Today marks the start of a three-day gathering of conservative leaders and activists from around the country. The Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC, for short -- is organized by the American Conservative Union and has become an annual focal point that brings together establishment
Trey Radel Returns to Washington, Faces First Primary Challenger
Trey Radel, the Florida freshman congressman charged with cocaine possession last November, returned to the Capitol after a stint in rehab only to learn that he’d picked up a primary challenger. Paige Kreegel, a former member of the Florida State House, formally launched a campaign to unseat...
Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win
Little Advantage for Candidates Backed by Millionaire-Funded Outside Groups
Paul Ryan's First Week: A Diversion Without A Difference? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: MICHELLE OBAMA JOINS THE FRAY: ABC’s David Muir reported last night for “World News” on the first time this campaign season First Lady Michelle Obama joined her husband in Iowa — a state President Obama won...
Cash Rules at Romney Retreat While Condoleezza Rice Steals the Show
PARK CITY, Utah — If the majority of donors who attend this weekend’s gathering of hundreds of high dollar fundraisers go back home as fired up as Rodger Young, the Romney campaign will be in quite strong a financial position and the investment in time...
Slip 'N Slide (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: POLL WOES: On several key measures Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is creeping up on President Obama, including on the question of which candidate better understands the problems of average Americans. To be
Romney Campaign Deploys Surrogates to Santorum Events
TROY, Mich. — Employing a trick they used during the hotly contested Florida primary, the Romney campaign is deploying surrogates to Sen. Rick Santorum’s campaign events. At least two surrogates — former Michigan State Rep. Rocky Raczkowski and current State Rep. Aric Nesbitt from Kalamazoo...
Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events
Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” right in Gingrich territory. A source close to the campaign told ABC News there...
Romney Campaign Says The Focus Is On Message Not Crowds In Florida
ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The war for the 2012 Republican nomination is being waged on many fronts — in the polls, on the airwaves, and, of course, at the ballot box. But when it comes to the competition over crowd size,...