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July 4th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

RNC chairman: I'm not the GOP police

(CNN) – Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said in a Tuesday interview that he would not abandon GOP Rep. Allen West, who said on Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted Americans to be "slaves."

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," the Florida congressman said of Obama at a rally in Port St. Lucie, according to CNN affiliate WPTV.

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Filed under: Allen West • Interviews • Political Ticker • Politics • Reince Priebus • Republicans
June 19th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

Ron Paul: Not ready to endorse Romney

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Republican Rep. Ron Paul discussed Mitt Romney and the Republican National Convention.

Paul admitted that Mitt Romney has the delegates to win the nomination but said he "doesn't have the control of the hearts and the minds of the people." When asked if he's ready to follow in his son Sen. Rand Paul's footsteps and endorse Romney, Paul replied "no way."

RELATED VIDEO: Paul: Al Qaeda stronger in Egypt


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Republicans • Ron Paul
June 19th, 2012
12:04 PM ET

Early Obama backer defects to GOP

Ex-Rep. Artur Davis explains to CNN's Wolf Blitzer why he left the Democratic Party and plans to vote for Mitt Romney.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Interviews • President Obama • Republicans
BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney – the new leader of the GOP
April 26th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney – the new leader of the GOP

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN)
– For all practical purposes, Mitt Romney is now the leader of the Republican Party.

Move over Reince Priebus, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the others. You have a new boss.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Politics • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
April 4th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

GOP Chair: Race will end in next month or two

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus how much longer he thinks Rick Santorum will stay in the race.

RELATED STORY: Romney blasts Obama after latest primary victories


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Reince Priebus • Republicans • Rick Santorum
BLITZER’S BLOG: GOP race will be a marathon, not a sprint
March 14th, 2012
04:08 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: GOP race will be a marathon, not a sprint

(CNN) - If it does come down to a two-man race for the Republican presidential nomination, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it continue until the party convention in Tampa at the end of August.

Getting to the major number of 1,144 delegates for either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum before the convention will not be easy, even though the former Massachusetts governor has an impressive lead right now.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Wolf Blitzer
March 13th, 2012
05:15 PM ET

GOP hopefuls battle for the Deep South

Conservative bragging rights are on the line in tonight's Deep South primaries. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: Candidates play expectation game in Deep South primaries

Tune in to the CNN Election Center Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the GOP contests in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa. Follow real time results at CNNPolitics.com.


Filed under: 2012 election • Alabama • Jim Acosta • Mississippi • Republicans
BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken
March 7th, 2012
04:07 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) –
Even though the pundits and the headlines say Mitt Romney is only limping toward the delegates he needs, when you look at the popular vote the lines are a little more clearly drawn. The math seems to be in Romney’s favor, though none of the other candidates seem to be thinking about dropping out.

So far since Iowa and including the 10 contests of Super Tuesday, 8,257,860 Americans have voted in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses. That’s a lot of people who have spoken.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingtich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: What to watch for in tonight’s debate
February 22nd, 2012
03:38 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: What to watch for in tonight’s debate

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – It’s been a difficult few days for Rick Santorum. Fairly or unfairly, you always know you have a campaign problem when media outlets are asking you about statements you’ve made about Satan and Hitler.

To his credit, he’s not ducking and weaving. He’s not shying away from answering these questions and others involving his stance on the most sensitive social issues out there, including gay rights, abortion, contraception, religion and a woman’s role in the military.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Arizona • Debates • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: GOP race won’t be wrapping up soon
February 8th, 2012
03:30 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: GOP race won’t be wrapping up soon

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - This Republican race for the White House shows no sign of wrapping up any time soon.

Newt Gingrich says he’s ready for it to go all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August. He probably will do well in several Southern states holding contests on Super Tuesday, March 6.

Ron Paul tells me there would be a “rebellion” among his supporters if he were to drop out. He could do well Saturday in the Maine caucuses.
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