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Gingrich Leads Republican Presidential Race Polls

In less than three weeks, Republican voters in the Midwestern state of Iowa will attend caucus meetings to express their preference in the race for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.  Iowa will be the first test in what could be a lengthy battle for the party nomination that at the moment appears to be between […]

Mitt Romney attacked as out of touch over $10,000 TV bet attempt

Mitt Romney was accused of being out of touch with working-class America on Sunday, after the Republican presidential candidate tried to make an impromptu $10,000 bet during a TV debate. The slip, at the time of high unemployment and a growing poverty divide, could damage Romney three weeks before the first of the Republican contests […]

Gingrich Surging in Iowa Poll as Cain Exits

December 4, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Gingrich Surging in Iowa Poll as Cain Exits 03 Dec 2011 Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia has opened up a lead in the latest poll in Iowa, the state where the first votes in the Republican Party’s presidential nomination race will be cast a month from […]

Herman Cain to make announcement

3 December 2011 Last updated at 02:13 GMT Herman Cain has been discussing his White House bid with his wife Gloria US Republican Herman Cain is expected to announce on Saturday whether his run for the White House will continue. The Georgia businessman has been under mounting pressure to quit following an adultery allegation, which […]

Herman Cain ‘reassesses’ campaign

29 November 2011 Last updated at 21:06 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ginger White: “There were threats of people coming out with their version” Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is “reassessing” his White House campaign amid a claim he had a 13-year affair, he has told aides. A 46-year-old woman, […]

Report: Ron Paul Leads the Field in Iowa Poll

November 23, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Report: Ron Paul Leads the Field in Iowa Poll 23 Nov 2011 A poll commissioned by Revolution PAC, a super PAC supporting Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s candidacy for president, shows that Paul is in first place in Iowa. Preliminary results posted on the PAC’s website show Paul leading with […]

Security focus for 2012 hopefuls

23 November 2011 Last updated at 04:38 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The possibility of almost $1tn of defence and domestic spending cuts was criticised by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry (Footage courtesy of CNN) The eight Republican presidential hopefuls […]

GOP presidential debate in Washington – as it happened

7.00pm: The GOP presidential race is finally coming into the home straight as the Republican candidates gather for tonight’s debate – with just 42 days and only three more debates to go before a real election takes place in Iowa. Tonight’s debate, hosted by CNN and the right-wing Heritage Foundation think-tank here in Washington DC, […]

Ex-boyfriend backs Cain accuser

14 November 2011 Last updated at 23:56 GMT Recent opinion polls suggest the allegations against Herman Cain could be taking their toll The former boyfriend of a woman who accuses Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her has corroborated her story. Speaking at a news conference, Victor Zuckerman said Sharon Bialek told him Mr […]

Mitt Romney forges ahead weakened campaign field

Mitt Romney may be in a position to land a knock out punch at the first Republican presidential nominating contest in the race to unseat President Barack Obama, as his two main rivals’ struggle with their campaigns in turmoil. Romney is preparing for a higher profile at the 3 January Iowa caucuses, hoping Texas governor […]