Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will officially announce her candidacy for the Republican presidential contest on Monday from her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa.
Bachmann announced during a GOP debate in New Hampshire last week that she filed candidacy papers with the Federal Election Commission. The Waterloo speech will allow her to set the tone for her campaign and introduce herself to Iowans who control the state's caucuses, a key first test for presidential contenders. Read More
Politico‘s Ben Smith reports:
Pawlenty is going up with ads in the first-in-the-nation caucus state starting tomorrow on Fox News with a buy just under $50,000 in the Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Omaha, Ottumwa, Rochester, and Sioux City media markets. The ads will run from June 23rd to July 3rd. Read More
Why did T-Paw back off his Obamneycare line at Monday’s debate? Could it be because his own health care proposals are too close to Obamacare for comfort? Earlier this month I noted a striking similarity between the way Obamacare plans to cut Medicare and Pawlenty’s Medicare proposal. Read More
The feedback Team T-Paw is getting from Pawlenty’s Monday debate performance must be pretty terrible. The former Minnesota governor just tweeted from his official campaign account:
On seizing debate opportunity re: healthcare: Me 0, Mitt 1. On doing healthcare reform the right way as governor: Me 1, Mitt 0 Read More
Yes, that was an interesting evening of polite, sometimes incisive, discussion by the current lineup of Republican aspirants for the White House, but now back to reality - New Rasmussen Reports survey finds one in three voters would go third party if the current lineup of candidates remains unchanged. Read More
My Washington Examiner colleagues have given their ongoing reactions to the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader two-hour debate at St. Anselm’s College (what a fab auditorium!) of six Republican presidential candidates. Here are my more or less immediate reactions to each candidate’s performance.
We will be covering the Republican presidential debate tonight live starting at 8 p.m., so join us here for our live coverage as the debate gets underway in New Hampshire.
We'll feature live updates and twitter commentary from myself and Phil Klein, Mark Tapscott, Barbara Hollingsworth, and Timothy P. Carney.
It’s going to be a very important event. Read More
Seven Republican contenders for the White House will take to the debate stage Monday night in New Hampshire, offering voters a first glimpse at virtually the entirety of the Republican field. The GOP forum will broadcast live on CNN from 8p.m. to 10 p.m. Read More