Monthly Archives: January 2011

Puerto Rico Governor Backs Priebus For RNC Chair

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno will support Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus for chairman of the Republican National Committee, marking the fortieth public endorsement for Priebus and setting him up as the clear front-runner going into Friday’s election. Priebus is … Continued

Cain Forms 2012 Committee

Herman Cain (R), the conservative Atlanta-based radio host and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, announced Wednesday that he is officially forming a presidential exploratory committee. The announcement makes Cain the first 2012 contender to launch an exploratory committee. “After receiving … Continued

Obama Begins Gearing Up Re-Election Bid

It’s going to take more than $1 billion to win the 2012 Presidential race: The White House will announce as soon as this month the creation of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, with fund-raising likely to begin in March or … Continued

Presidential Prospects Attending GOP House Retreat

A cadre of potential Republican presidential contenders will address House Republicans this weekend at their annual retreat, according to Republican sources on the Hill. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) are among those slated to address … Continued

Rasmussen: Support for Public Employee Unions Declines

This is potentially a good sign for Republicans in their quest to re-take the White House, particularly in the 2012 battleground states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. With states across the country finding that benefits for public workers are becoming … Continued

When Elephants Fight, It Is Always Hard To Keep The Noise Down

Re-Posted From Politico’s “The Arena” Conservative blogger Dan Riehl is drawing a connection between one of the contenders for the RNC’s top post and the rumored presidential aspirations of Haley Barbour. A similar too-close linkage to Mitt Romney scuttled the campaign of … Continued

Could The Chairman Still Steele The Show?

The casual observer may be forgiven for thinking that Michael Steele will be a non-factor this Friday when the Republican National Committee gathers to select its chairman for the next two years. They would be mistaken. Steele, the current chairman … Continued