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Pawlenty Surges to Forefront of Romney Veepstakes Speculation
One year ago today, Tim Pawlenty launched the first Iowa television ads of the 2012 campaign, signaling a media blitz before the crucial Iowa straw poll last August. That straw poll ended disastrously for Pawlenty, a third-place finish that led to his abrupt withdrawal from the Republican primary.
Sex, Drugs and Pornography: The Invasive Process of VP Vetting
Being vetted as a vice presidential running mate sounds about as invasive and uncomfortable as… well, use your imagination. Infidelity? Pornography? Drugs? No question is off limits. Even Mitt Romney, who has kept a bulk of his tax returns under wraps during his run for the presidency, showed some
Nothing In Moderation (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: EXCLUSIVE: ABC’s Robin Roberts sits down with President Obama today at the White House for an exclusive interview. Watch it tomorrow on “Good Morning America.” END OF AN ERA: What the defeat of a 36-year veteran...
Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats
In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year’s map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats’ 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to...
Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary
Dick Lugar’s 35 years in the U.S. Senate will come to a close. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, has ousted Lugar in Indiana’s Republican Senate primary, the Associated Press projects. Mourdock will face Demcoratic Rep....
Indiana's Senate Primary: What It Means, What It Doesn't
Dick Lugar, the Senate’s longest-tenured Republican, is in the midst of his toughest campaign of the past 30 years. With the help of outside groups aligned with the Tea Party movement, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock stands a good chance of unseating Lugar in Tuesday’s primary...
Should Tim Pawlenty Be Considered Possible Running Mate Pick For Mitt Romney?
One year ago this month, Tim Pawlenty stood atop the State Historical Building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the golden dome of the capital building gleaming in the background, and launched his campaign for the White House. “Fluffy promises of hope and change don’t buy our...
Meet the Senate's Carpetbaggers
Can a man who’s lived in New York for a decade run for Senate in Nebraska? Sure — but should he? Bob Kerrey’s announcement that he’ll once again try to be a senator after being the president of the New School in New York City...
Third-Party Forecast: A Chance of Snowe?
Shortly after Sen. Olympia Snowe announced she was not running for re-election, Elliot Ackerman, the chief operating officer of Americans Elect, sympathized with the moderate Republican's plight. "There is a consensus right now that our system is dysfunctional," Ackerman said. "We should not be