Ford O’Connell At Politico’s Arena: Can Perry Recover?

While gunning for number one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry certainly stepped in number two last night. Perry’s gaffe is destined to become it’s own Saturday Night Live skit complete with CNBC’s Jim Cramer barking at him. Gov. Perry could conceivably … Continued


Dem Heitkamp Enters North Dakota U.S. Senate Race

While the latest installment of the Herman Cain sexual harassment saga maybe sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, control of the U.S. Senate in 2012 is still at issue. If the Republican Party can net four seats … Continued


Debates Help Newt Gingrich Rise In The Polls

If the 2012 GOP presidential nomination were decided solely on debate performances, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich would be tough to beat. Even Gingrich admits as much. CNN’s Paul Steinhauser has more: Newt Gingrich says that his well-received performances in … Continued




First Read: New Hampshire, Trending Republican In 2012

The 2012 battle for the White House is likely to be a tight contest. With regard to the Granite State, it clearly depends on who the eventual GOP presidential nominee is next year. And a lot can change between now … Continued



Romney Could Still Lose GOP Presidential Nomination

As of today, Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the 2012 Republican nomination stand at roughly 70 percent. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the former Massachusetts governor is still not a lock. If another candidate can win Iowa and/or do well in … Continued