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ELECTION INFORMATION

Container

Popular Vote

Race Type

Primary Election

Filing Deadline

1/1/2012 12:00 pm

Polls Open

1/3/2012 6:00 am

Polls Close

1/3/2012 11:00 pm

Term Starts

1/20/2013 12:00 pm

Term Ends

1/20/2017 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 11/4/2008, Updated 11/10/2013

Table

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

Election date

11/4/2008

Term

2009-2013

Winner

Barack Obama

Party

Democratic

Votes

69,456,897

Percent

52.91%


NEXT ELECTION

Election date

11/6/2012

Term

2013-2017

Winner

Barack Obama

Party

Democratic *

Votes

65,915,796

Percent

51.06%


NARRATIVE

Contenders

Gov. Tim Pawlenty withdrew 8/14/11
Rep. Thad McCotter withdrew 9/22/11
Herman Cain suspended his campaign 12/03/11
Gov. Gary Johnson withdrew 12/28/11
Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended her campaign 1/04/12
Amb. Jon Huntsman suspended his campaign 1/16/12
Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign 1/19/12
Gov. Buddy Roemer withdrew 2/22/12
Sen. Rick Santorum suspended his campaign 4/10/12
Speaker Newt Gingrich withdrew 5/2/12

Pre-Primary Race

The Republican Party made remarkable gains in the midterm elections of 2010. The party gained enough seats to take control of the U.S. House and narrow the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.

Iowa CaucusRick Santorum was the surprise winner of the Iowa caucus on 1/3/2012.


DEBATES

5/5/2011

First GOP Pres Primary Debate

6/13/2011

Second GOP Pres Primary Debate

8/11/2011

Third GOP Pres Primary Debate

9/7/2011

Fourth GOP Pres Primary Debate

9/12/2011

Fifth GOP Pres Primary Debate

9/22/2011

Sixth GOP Pres Primary Debate

10/11/2011

Seventh GOP Pres Primary Debate

10/18/2011

Eighth GOP Pres Primary Debate

11/9/2011

Ninth GOP Pres Primary Debate

11/12/2011

Tenth GOP Pres Primary Debate

11/22/2011

Eleventh GOP Pres Primary Debate

12/10/2011

Twelfth 2012 GOP Pres Primary Debate

12/15/2011

13th GOP Pres Primary Debate

1/7/2012

14th GOP Presidential Primary Debate

1/8/2012

15th GOP Presidential Primary Debate

1/16/2012

16th GOP Pres Primary Debate

1/19/2012

17th GOP Pres Primary Debate

1/23/2012

18th GOP Pres Primary Debate

1/26/2012

19th GOP Pres Primary Debate

2/22/2012

20th GOP Pres Primary Debate


EVENTS

POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Title

Candidate

Against Candidate

Category

Ad Tone

Video Start Date

STOP THE HATE!!!

Fred Karger

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

6/22/2012

Ron Paul Pokemon Theme Parody Re-MIx by JASON PAIGE [Original Pokemon Theme Singer]

Ron Paul

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

5/4/2012

Porn Stars Against Santorum

 

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

4/19/2012

Last Conservative Standing

Newt Gingrich

 

Web Only Ad

Endorsement

4/11/2012

This Man

Rick Santorum

 

TVAd

Attack

3/29/2012

Obamaville

Rick Santorum

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

3/23/2012

DEMOCRATS FOR SANTORUM

Rick Santorum

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

2/27/2012

Say What

Rick Santorum

 

TVAd

Attack

2/23/2012

$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs -- An Address by Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

 

TVAd

Issue

2/18/2012

Votes

Mitt Romney

 

TVAd

Attack

2/14/2012

Blood Money

Newt Gingrich

 

Infomercial

Attack

1/27/2012

Promise

Mitt Romney

 

TVAd

Attack

1/25/2012

History Lesson

Mitt Romney

 

TVAd

Attack

1/25/2012

Mitt Romney Class of 72

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

1/9/2012

Jon Huntsman's Values

Ron Paul

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

1/4/2012

Newt Gingrich: Selling Access

Ron Paul

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

12/11/2011

A President of Honor

Rick Perry

 

Web Only Ad

Endorsement

12/9/2011

Repeal

Rick Perry

 

TVAd

Issue

12/8/2011

Strong

Rick Perry

 

TVAd

Issue

12/6/2011

Leader

Mitt Romney

 

TVAd

Biography

12/6/2011

Leno

Rick Perry

 

TVAd

Issue

12/1/2011

Vindicating Herman Cain

Herman Cain

 

TVAd

Issue

12/1/2011

Faith

Rick Perry

 

TVAd

Issue

12/1/2011

Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy

Ron Paul

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

11/30/2011

Huntsman's Back

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

11/30/2011

Big Dog

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Issue

11/30/2011

MittvMitt.com: The story of two men trapped in one body

 

 

TVAd

Attack

11/27/2011

Lazy

Rick Perry

 

TVAd

Attack

11/16/2011

High Tech Lynching

Herman Cain

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

11/3/2011

Jon2012girls Smokin'

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

 

Web Only Ad

Endorsement

10/28/2011

Mitt Romney - Misleading

Rick Perry

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

10/19/2011

Now is the time for action!

Herman Cain

 

Web Only Ad

Biography

10/19/2011

Consistent

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Mixed

10/18/2011

Plan

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Issue

10/18/2011

Life

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Issue

10/12/2011

Gary Johnson 2012: The People's President

Gary Johnson

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

10/12/2011

Thank You Governor Perry

Mitt Romney

 

Web Only Ad

Attack

9/29/2011

A Veteran’s Best Friend

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Biography

9/22/2011

Proven Leadership

Rick Perry

 

Web Only Ad

Contrast

9/20/2011

The Only One

Rick Santorum

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

9/6/2011

Trust

Ron Paul

 

TVAd

Contrast

9/5/2011

He Carried Yellow Flowers

Herman Cain

 

Web Only Ad

Contrast

8/25/2011

Rick Perry: Time to Get America Working Again

Rick Perry

 

Web Only Ad

Biography

8/13/2011

Obama Isn't Working: Chicago

Mitt Romney

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

8/2/2011

6 days

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

6/15/2011

Mitt on the Road: Detroit, MI

Mitt Romney

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

6/10/2011

Tim Pawlenty - A Time for Truth (Preview of Monday's Announcement)

Tim Pawlenty

 

Web Only Ad

Biography

5/22/2011

Imagine President Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

5/14/2011

It's Official: Newt Gingrich is Running for President!

Newt Gingrich

 

Web Only Ad

Mixed

5/11/2011

Demon Frisbee

Fred Karger

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

5/5/2011

Tim Pawlenty for President Exploratory Committee Annoucement

Tim Pawlenty

 

Web Only Ad

Issue

3/21/2011

Independence Day

Fred Karger

 

TVAd

Biography

11/22/2010


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

3/22/2013 12:40 pm

News

The Secret Gingrich-Santorum 'Unity Ticket' That Nearly Toppled Romney

8/10/2012 11:00 am

Humor

Herman Cain Lifts Suspension Of Presidential Campaign

5/30/2012 11:00 am

News

Obama calls Romney to offer congratulations

5/18/2012 9:00 pm

Endorsement

Bob Barr endorses Mitt Romney

5/14/2012 2:45 pm

Announcement

Ron Paul Will Stop Campaigning, But Will Continue Delegate Hunt

5/8/2012 3:00 am

Satire

Why Mitt Romney is No Longer the Worst Person in America to Run for President: An Endorsement from Rick Santorum

5/1/2012 10:40 am

Video

Gingrich Releases Campaign Suspension Video

4/25/2012 10:10 am

Announcement

BREAKING: Gingrich to end White House bid

4/23/2012 9:00 pm

News

Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week

4/10/2012 3:10 pm

Humor

Every Candidate Endorsed by God Has Now Lost to Mitt Romney

4/10/2012 1:20 pm

News

BREAKING: Santorum to suspend campaign

3/31/2012 6:00 pm

Humor

Republicans Reveal that Entire Presidential Race was a Prank

3/28/2012 10:00 pm

General

Sheldon Adelson Says Gingrich’s Campaign For Prez Is Over

3/28/2012 9:00 pm

Endorsement

Rubio endorses Romney for president

3/28/2012 8:00 pm

Endorsement

Former President George H.W. Bush endorses Mitt Romney

3/26/2012 3:00 pm

News

Newt Gingrich loses his [embedded] print reporters

3/19/2012 3:55 pm

General

Exclusive: GQ Reveals Romney's and Santorum's Secret Service Code Names

3/19/2012 11:00 am

Amusing

Romney: 'The economy is coming back'

3/14/2012 9:45 pm

Analysis

New primary system shakes up GOP

3/14/2012 2:00 pm

Blog Entry

NBC pulls Ron Paul's last embed

3/14/2012 11:00 am

Speculative

Santorum-Gingrich Ticket Floated By Gingrich Adviser

3/11/2012 5:00 pm

General

EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich-Perry Pre-Convention Ticket in the Works

3/11/2012 7:00 pm

News

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy to campaign with Romney in South

3/6/2012 2:55 pm

General

Barbara Bush: Republican presidential campaign is the worst I’ve ever seen

3/5/2012 1:00 pm

Endorsement

Ron Paul gets endorsement from five members of Romney’s family

3/4/2012 7:45 pm

General

Iran will go nuclear if Obama is re-elected: Mitt Romney

3/3/2012 7:00 pm

Analysis

Why Are GOP Primaries Such a Mess?

2/29/2012 3:45 am

Blog Entry

Three Percent

2/27/2012 12:00 am

General

Bob Barr: Libertarians should vote for Gingrich

2/22/2012 11:05 am

Interview

Alan Simpson: Rick Santorum Is 'Rigid And A Homophobic'

2/24/2012 4:00 pm

General

Long, damaging primary has GOP considering changes to its rules

2/24/2012 10:40 am

General

Santorum: Democratic Party An Orgy Of Sex And Homosexuality Preying On Lust

2/22/2012 3:00 pm

Commentary

Republicans are sighing, not cheering

2/22/2012 2:00 pm

Strategy

Gingrich launches 30-minute ad in Super Tuesday states

2/22/2012 2:00 pm

News

Buddy Roemer ending GOP bid, will seek Reform Party nomination

2/21/2012 9:35 pm

General

All four GOP candidates face rare prospect of a home-state loss

2/21/2012 6:05 am

News

[Mitch] Daniels says he won't change his mind about running for president

2/20/2012 12:00 am

Editorial

Why Mitt Romney's Presidential Prospects May Not Be Salvageable

2/19/2012 12:15 pm

General

Rove: ‘Mental Illness’ to Think New Candidate Will Emerge

2/15/2012 11:00 am

Statement

Axelrod: Santorum’s stances on social issues ‘quite divisive’

2/14/2012 8:10 am

Commentary

Is Romney More Electable Than Santorum?

2/13/2012 3:00 am

Editorial

Santorum’s Turn

2/12/2012 1:50 pm

News

Santorum infers straw poll-rigging at CPAC

2/11/2012 8:00 pm

Analysis

Should Republicans Just Give Up?

2/6/2012 5:00 pm

General

Rick Santorum hits even popular parts of the ACA

2/6/2012 12:40 pm

News

Mitt's Solyndra? He handed out renewable energy subsidies, too

2/2/2012 10:00 am

Endorsement

A Trump Endorsement — to Romney?

2/1/2012 8:50 pm

Speculative

Sources: Trump to endorse Newt

1/30/2012 4:00 pm

General

Newt expressed support for Obama health care plan in '09

1/28/2012 9:15 pm

Endorsement

Former rival Cain endorses Gingrich for president

1/28/2012 4:10 pm

Statement

Newt Gingrich: 'I will go all the way to the convention'

1/27/2012 12:00 am

General

[Bob] Dole: No one likes Newt Gingrich

1/26/2012 7:00 am

Analysis

Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich

1/25/2012 5:00 pm

Statement

Newt pledges moon base by second term

1/23/2012 10:00 pm

Advertisement

Newt Camp Sends Blank E-Mail: 'Mitt Romney's Top Conservative Achievements'

1/22/2012 6:00 pm

Amusing

Stung by Defeat, Romney Considers Adultery

1/21/2012 11:00 am

Commentary

Carville to GOP: You have a disaster on your hands

1/20/2012 9:50 pm

Endorsement

My endorsement for president [by Chuck Norris]

1/19/2012 3:00 pm

News

Catholic Leaders Challenge Gingrich and Santorum on Divisive Rhetoric Around Race and Poverty

1/20/2012 5:00 pm

Endorsement

Michael Reagan endorses Gingrich

1/19/2012 7:00 pm

Endorsement

Herman Cain endorses "the people"

1/19/2012 3:00 pm

Endorsement

I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President today (FreeRepublic founder Jim Robinson)

1/19/2012 8:00 am

Announcement

BREAKING: Perry to drop out Thursday

1/17/2012 4:00 pm

News

Newt urges Santorum, Perry to drop out and unite behind his campaign

1/16/2012 1:00 pm

News

Activists say pro-Santorum vote was rigged

1/16/2012 11:00 am

Announcement

Huntsman drops out, endorses Romney

1/15/2012 8:00 pm

Speculative

Source: Huntsman to drop out of 2012 race tomorrow

1/11/2012 10:25 am

General

Tim Tebow Republican Endorsement Highly Coveted

1/9/2012 1:00 pm

Humor

Other Republicans Agree Not to Tell Rick Perry Where Next Debate Is

1/11/2012 9:25 pm

Endorsement

John Bolton backs Romney

1/10/2012 6:00 am

Poll

Romney’s Favorability Surpasses Santorum, Paul

1/9/2012 2:00 pm

General

Paul Cuts Off CNN, Again

1/9/2012 1:00 pm

Strategy

Romney attacked over record as job creator at Bain Capital

1/9/2012 9:00 am

Commentary

The Return of the Chickenhawks

1/6/2012 1:15 am

News

Cain to Make 'Unconventional' Endorsement Before South Carolina Primary

1/5/2012 12:00 pm

General

Santorum: Obama's healthcare law a scheme to get Democrats re-elected

1/4/2012 11:20 am

News

Rick Perry Moves Forward, ‘Here We Come South Carolina’

1/3/2012 4:30 pm

Amusing

Romney Is an iPhone: A Gadget Lover’s Guide to GOP Candidates

1/4/2012 10:30 am

Announcement

Bachmann suspends campaign for GOP presidential nomination

1/3/2012 11:00 pm

Announcement

McCain To Endorse Romney Tomorrow

1/3/2012 10:00 am

General

Santorum: Mission to kill bin Laden 'defined' by Bush, not Obama

12/28/2011 11:00 pm

General

Gary Johnson encourages supporters to vote for Ron Paul in GOP primaries

12/21/2011 3:00 am

Satire

Gingrich Plummets in Polls as Voters Start Remembering Who He Is

12/28/2011 1:00 pm

Tantrum

Perry: Obama should have held parade to honor Iraq troops

12/16/2011 2:50 pm

Poll

All Top GOP Candidates Viewed Negatively

12/9/2011 12:00 am

General

The Establishment vs. Newt: A Long List of Republicans Who Want Anybody But Gingrich

12/7/2011 1:00 pm

General

Why Newt's surge is for real

12/5/2011 11:00 am

News

GOP's anti-Newt chorus holds its tongue

12/3/2011 1:00 pm

News

Herman Cain "suspends" White House bid

12/2/2011 11:05 am

News

Herman Cain to make 'major announcement' about campaign

12/2/2011 1:00 pm

Announcement

Acclaimed Journalist Donald Trump to Moderate GOP Primary Debate

12/2/2011 1:10 am

Strategy

Gingrich Instructs Team Not to Attack Romney

12/1/2011 3:10 pm

Statement

Gingrich Tells ABC News: ‘I’m Going to Be The Nominee’

11/29/2011 10:00 am

News

BREAKING: Cain ‘Reassessing’ Candidacy

11/27/2011 11:30 am

News

Bill Clinton says Gingrich surge a result of thoughtful positions

11/22/2011 9:35 pm

Opinion

The GOP needs a brokered convention

11/21/2011 12:00 pm

General

Perry signs Vander Plaats 'marriage pledge'

11/15/2011 9:00 am

General

The Second Coming of Gingrich

11/16/2011 4:50 pm

Poll

Fox Poll: GOP Voters Rush to Newt, Trust Him With Nukes

11/12/2011 9:40 pm

Event

Perry avoids gaffes at GOP foreign policy debate

11/11/2011 6:50 am

Poll

It's Official: Poll Shows Newt Gingrich Is Now A Top Tier Candidate

11/9/2011 10:15 pm

Analysis

Crowd at GOP debate ranks Mitt Romney, Ron Paul as favorites

11/8/2011 3:45 am

Blog Entry

Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins

11/7/2011 10:30 pm

Video

Colbert Super-PAC Ad w/Buddy Roemer

11/4/2011 3:00 pm

Commentary

This time, how about a debate of substance?

11/2/2011 7:00 pm

News

Cain Camp Accuses Perry Campaign of Leaking Sexual Harassment Claims

10/26/2011 8:00 pm

Amusing

Everybody’s a critic: GOP presidential candidates’ favorite movies

10/26/2011 6:00 pm

News

Perry says debating was his biggest mistake

10/17/2011 5:00 pm

Humor

Man In Coma Enters GOP Race, Already Polling Ahead Of Romney

10/19/2011 7:00 pm

General

GOP dilemma: How to handle Herman Cain

10/14/2011 12:05 pm

Commentary

Republican field for 2012 is pathetic

10/16/2011 1:00 pm

Opinion

Mormonism, Democracy, and the Urgent Need for Evangelical Thinking

10/11/2011 5:00 pm

Announcement

Rudy Giuliani: I'm not running in 2012

10/8/2011 3:40 pm

News

Values Voter straw poll organizers suggest a fix in Ron Paul's win

10/7/2011 2:00 pm

News

Romney names foreign policy team of Bush officials

10/5/2011 4:15 pm

Amusing

The Presidential Horse Race

10/5/2011 5:00 pm

Announcement

Sarah Palin Will Not Run for President

10/4/2011 4:00 pm

Speculative

Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries

10/4/2011 12:45 pm

Announcement

Chris Christie Not Running For President

10/3/2011 11:00 pm

Election Guide

More Bachmann staffers leave campaign

10/3/2011 5:00 am

General

Christie White House bid talk spurs obesity debate

9/30/2011 7:00 am

News

Early primary states will lose delegates if they move their dates ahead of Florida

9/29/2011 10:00 am

Poll

Romney leads Perry in new national poll; Cain, Gingrich gain support

9/28/2011 1:00 pm

Blog Entry

Five Reasons GOP Primary Voters Would Hate Chris Christie

9/24/2011 5:00 pm

Event

Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Perry in deep trouble

9/23/2011 5:00 pm

Blog Entry

GOP Debate: A Brave Soldier

9/23/2011 11:00 am

General

Texas toast? Rick Perry worries GOP

9/22/2011 2:00 pm

News

McCotter drops out of race for GOP presidential nomination

9/21/2011 1:00 pm

General

Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

9/20/2011 6:00 am

General

Gary Johnson Invited to Participate in His First National GOP Debate

9/19/2011 9:00 pm

Endorsement

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash endorses Ron Paul's bid for the GOP presidential nomination

9/16/2011 1:30 pm

General

Perry: Romney offended Texans

9/15/2011 11:00 pm

Endorsement

Barry Manilow on Ron Paul: ‘I agree with just about everything he says’

9/15/2011 2:40 pm

News

Michael Cohen: The Candidate Donald Trump Endorses Will ‘Lock Up’ GOP Nomination

9/14/2011 2:15 pm

Scandal

Ex-staffer testifies that Cain campaign tried to cover up role of gay political adviser

9/13/2011 4:00 pm

General

No evidence to suggest HPV vaccine causes 'mental retardation'

9/13/2011 12:45 pm

Statement

Perry 'taken aback' by debate crowd reaction

9/12/2011 3:15 pm

Endorsement

Jindal to Endorse Perry

9/12/2011 9:00 am

Endorsement

Pawlenty endorses Romney in GOP race

9/8/2011 4:45 pm

Commentary

Bachmann schools rivals on 'Obamacare'

9/7/2011 5:00 am

Announcement

Bolton won't run for president

8/31/2011 7:00 pm

News

Cheney not sure his endorsement would help

8/29/2011 5:35 pm

Analysis

Ron Paul Can Win

8/29/2011 12:00 pm

General

Rick Perry says Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" and a "monstrous lie"

8/29/2011 9:00 am

Idiocy

Bachmann: Irene is God's message for Washington

8/26/2011 3:00 am

Poll

Most Republicans happy with GOP field

8/26/2011 6:25 am

News

Source: Pataki decides against White House run

8/21/2011 2:25 pm

Speculative

Former NY Gov Pataki may enter GOP presidential race

8/18/2011 6:00 am

Advertisement

"Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?"

8/19/2011 6:00 pm

News

Bluewater Productions to publish Bachmann, Romney and Perry comic books

8/18/2011 4:00 pm

News

Jon Huntsman believes in evolution and global warming, so can he win a Republican primary?

8/12/2011 3:00 pm

Statement

Gary Johnson: Don't count me out of presidential race

8/17/2011 3:00 pm

General

Chris Christie 2012 Run For President Rumors Not True, Top Adviser Says

8/17/2011 1:00 pm

News

Bachmann: If elected, gas prices would fall to less than $2 per gallon

8/17/2011 12:00 pm

News

Christie Reportedly Mulling Bid

8/16/2011 11:00 am

News

Source: Paul Ryan Talked to Boehner About White House Bid

8/14/2011 6:00 am

News

After Iowa, Republicans Face a New Landscape

8/14/2011 8:00 am

News

Pawlenty drops out of presidential race

8/13/2011 12:40 pm

Announcement

Texas Gov. Perry jumps into 2012 Republican race

8/12/2011 9:00 am

Amusing

Vanilla Ice ‘impressed’ by Herman Cain

8/11/2011 4:00 pm

Announcement

Spokesman: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president

8/11/2011 11:00 am

Commentary

Why Rick Perry is headed to the White House

8/11/2011 10:00 am

News

Romney touted tax increases to lobby S&P, says report

8/11/2011 10:00 am

General

Gov. Perry wants presidency, says Bush prodded him to run

7/19/2011 11:40 am

News

Rick Perry Says State Should Pay For His Security

7/18/2011 12:00 pm

News

Here Comes Rick Perry: TX Gov All-But-Announces He’s In

7/18/2011 12:00 pm

News

Mitt Romney praises labor at New Hampshire town hall

7/16/2011 1:00 pm

News

Rudy Giuliani eyes New Hampshire path

7/17/2011 11:00 am

News

Herman Cain Says U.S. Communities 'Have the Right' to Ban Mosques

7/15/2011 3:25 pm

General

Bachmann, Santorum only GOP hopefuls to sign controversial 'marriage vow'

7/15/2011 3:50 pm

Event

Actual Twits To Tweet In Tea Party ‘Presidential Twitter Debate’

7/6/2011 8:05 am

News

Your morning jolt: Newt Gingrich confirms debt of more than $1 million

7/2/2011 2:00 am

Announcement

Thaddeus McCotter 2012 announcement is unusually understated

7/3/2011 2:00 pm

News

After two Cain staffers resign, two more leave his Iowa campaign

6/30/2011 5:00 pm

General

Rep. McCotter to launch presidential bid on July 2

6/28/2011 1:00 pm

General

Pawlenty: War Powers Act 'does not apply' to Libyan mission

6/27/2011 10:00 am

Announcement

Edgy Bachmann plows into 2012 bid from native Iowa

6/26/2011 6:00 pm

Opinion

Buzzkill: The problem with Jon Huntsman Hype

6/26/2011 1:00 pm

News

Michele Bachmann denies benefiting from government aid

6/26/2011 12:00 pm

News

Bachmann Says She Would Eliminate Minimum Wage to Stimulate U.S. Economy

6/21/2011 6:00 am

Editorial

Why the GOP should nominate Barack Obama in 2012

6/23/2011 4:00 pm

News

Romney to sign Norquist's tax pledge

6/21/2011 12:00 pm

News

Gingrich campaign finance team quits

6/20/2011 2:00 pm

News

McCain rips Republican candidates for "isolationism"

6/18/2011 7:00 pm

General

Ron Paul wins RLC straw poll; Jon Huntsman second

6/17/2011 11:00 am

News

Mitt Romney blasted by Democrats over his joke to jobless group in Florida: 'I am also unemployed'

6/15/2011 10:00 pm

Statement

Al Gore praises Mitt Romney on climate

6/15/2011 2:35 pm

General

Gingrich's wife at center of presidential campaign turmoil, sources say

6/12/2011 12:00 pm

Strategy

Pawlenty knocks 'Obamneycare’

6/10/2011 11:00 am

General

Why Newt Gingrich’s campaign crashed

6/9/2011 9:55 pm

Analysis

How Newt Gingrich's Campaign Imploded

6/9/2011 9:55 pm

General

Surging Rick Perry May Replace Fading Newt In 2012 Field

6/9/2011 9:00 pm

Announcement

Gingrich Loses Co-Chair Sonny Perdue To Pawlenty

6/9/2011 7:00 pm

General

Schieffer: Gingrich is done

6/9/2011 8:30 am

Speculative

Report: Rudy Giuliani running for president in 2012

6/9/2011 2:00 pm

News

AP: Senior Gingrich 2012 aides resign en masse

6/8/2011 4:30 pm

Humor

Handmade Anti-Obama Sign Currently Frontrunner For Republican Presidential Nomination

6/1/2011 12:00 pm

News

Former Sen. Rick Santorum to announce presidential bid

6/2/2011 1:45 pm

News

Romney opens 2012 White House bid challenging Obama

6/1/2011 3:00 pm

Statement

Huckabee: Door open to 2012 presidential bid

5/30/2011 11:00 pm

News

Buddy Roemer outlines agenda for economy

6/1/2011 9:00 am

News

Sen. DeMint mulls White House bid

5/27/2011 1:00 pm

News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry considering presidential run in 2012

5/26/2011 8:00 pm

News

Bachmann: Palin's decision 'has nothing to do with me'

5/26/2011 8:00 pm

General

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Announcement Expected Next Month

5/26/2011 1:00 pm

Announcement

Palin's "Exploratory" Campaign: A Nationwide Bus Tour

5/24/2011 6:40 pm

Strategy

FreedomWorks' Goal: Stop Mitt Romney In 2012

5/24/2011 9:00 pm

News

Report: Pataki reconsidering decision not to run

5/24/2011 11:20 pm

News

Giuliani 'very close' to joining GOP presidential race

5/24/2011 7:00 am

News

Thaddeus McCotter weighing White House bid

5/23/2011 5:00 pm

General

Eric Cantor: Paul Ryan should run for President

5/23/2011 7:30 am

Analysis

The incredible shrinking GOP presidential race

5/20/2011 12:00 pm

Commentary

The Republicans’ fall lineup: Who will win the ratings war?

5/22/2011 4:30 pm

Statement

Dick Armey: ‘Time to start drafting Paul Ryan’ for 2012

5/22/2011 11:10 am

Idiocy

GOP candidate Herman Cain: Palestinians should get ‘nothing’ in peace deal

5/22/2011 12:00 am

Announcement

Mitch Daniels won't run in 2012

5/21/2011 1:05 pm

Announcement

Herman Cain announces candidacy for 2012 GOP nomination

5/20/2011 3:00 pm

Blog Entry

Mitch Daniels Not Only Took ObamaCare Funds, He Pushed Similar Reforms

5/20/2011 3:00 pm

Blog Entry

Daniels endorsed a form of an individual mandate in 2003, according to local newspaper report

5/19/2011 7:05 am

Amusing

How Gingrich can still win the GOP nomination -- and the presidency

5/20/2011 10:10 am

News

No more exploring: Tim Pawlenty will announce candidacy Monday

5/20/2011 9:00 am

General

Palin: 'I do have the fire in my belly' [for presidential campaign]

5/19/2011 5:00 pm

General

Why Is the GOP Presidential Field So Terrible?

5/19/2011 4:00 pm

Interview

Newt Gingrich: I wasn't talking about Paul Ryan

5/18/2011 12:20 pm

Analysis

With Huckabee Out, No Clear GOP Front-Runner [Gallup]

5/17/2011 2:55 pm

Speculative

Rick Perry Presidential Push Quietly Gains Steam

5/16/2011 1:00 pm

General

Donald Trump says he won't run in 2012

5/13/2011 6:00 pm

General

Right recoils from Mitt Romney [health care] speech

5/9/2011 2:20 am

News

Chris Christie Pressed to Run for President by Iowa GOP Donors

5/6/2011 5:00 pm

Humor

Poll: Given Choice Between Palin and Trump, Most Voters Choose Suicide

5/5/2011 4:40 pm

Commentary

Face The Nation: How Sensory Logic Sees Secrets In Candidates' Mugs

5/5/2011 4:00 pm

Analysis

The GOP Contenders Face-Off

5/2/2011 1:50 pm

Statement

Rick Santorum On Osama Bin Laden Killing: Meh

4/29/2011 1:45 pm

Humor

Rand Paul Demands Donald Trump Show His Papers

4/26/2011 9:00 am

General

Barbour didn't think he could beat Obama

4/25/2011 7:20 pm

Announcement

Ron Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

4/25/2011 2:35 pm

Announcement

Haley Barbour Won't Run for President

4/21/2011 9:20 am

Announcement

Pro-pot, anti-war Republican Gary Johnson running for president

4/18/2011 12:00 pm

Announcement

Ten Commandments judge Roy Moore forms exploratory committee for possible presidential run

4/14/2011 4:40 pm

Announcement

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential 'Testing The Waters' Organization Launches

4/12/2011 1:00 pm

Analysis

Romney Not Generating Strong Positive Intensity

4/13/2011 10:00 pm

Announcement

Santorum announces presidential exploratory committee

4/11/2011 9:00 pm

General

Republican lawmakers sour on 2012 field

4/11/2011 9:00 pm

General

Bachmann begins to overshadow Palin as more likely White House contender

4/11/2011 5:00 pm

Announcement

Romney steps toward 2012 White House bid

4/1/2011 12:00 pm

Report

Bachmann Tops Romney in First Quarter Fundraising

3/28/2011 7:00 pm

Announcement

"Ten Commandments Judge" Roy Moore to run for president

3/28/2011 3:55 pm

News

Trump: I want Hawaii governor 'investigated'

3/26/2011 8:00 pm

General

Gary Johnson to launch 2012 presidential bid in April

3/25/2011 1:00 pm

News

On Global Warming, No Clear Skies For Most 2012 GOP Contenders

3/24/2011 9:00 pm

General

Michele Bachmann bid could shake up GOP field

3/24/2011 8:50 am

General

Bachmann to form [US Presidential] exploratory committee in June, possibly earlier

3/23/2011 3:35 am

News

Openly gay Republican Fred Karger announces 2012 presidential run

2/16/2011 2:55 pm

Poll

Donald Trump as White House President: What do the polls say?

3/22/2011 1:00 pm

Speculative

Sen. Rand Paul tests presidential waters

3/17/2011 6:00 pm

Commentary

Scott Walker: The GOP's Best Presidential Hope?

3/17/2011 4:00 pm

Speculative

Signs mount that Huckabee won't enter 2012 race

3/14/2011 9:00 am

Commentary

GREGG: Sadly, the primary process might help Sarah Palin

3/9/2011 1:00 pm

Humor

Reagan OS-911

3/9/2011 11:20 pm

Speculative

Palin would base campaign in Scottsdale [AZ]

3/5/2011 8:00 pm

News

Giuliani: "Not close" on presidential decision

2/28/2011 11:00 am

Amusing

Obama talks up 'RomneyCare' amid GOP criticism of plan

2/27/2011 4:00 pm

General

AP sources: Gingrich closer to presidential run

2/25/2011 11:45 am

Statement

Romney 'proud' of Mass. health reform

2/22/2011 12:00 pm

News

Thune Won’t Run in 2012

2/21/2011 10:00 pm

News

Seven Reasons Mike Huckabee Might Not Run for President

2/12/2011 4:00 pm

Blog Entry

Ann Coulter: Let's run Chris, not Mitt

2/12/2011 4:45 pm

News

CPAC Straw Poll 2011: Ron Paul Wins For Second Consecutive Year

2/12/2011 1:00 pm

General

Sarah Palin hires a chief of staff

2/8/2011 2:00 pm

Poll

Poll: GOP voters just want to win

2/7/2011 8:15 am

General

Former Alabama gov mulling W.H. bid

1/31/2011 1:00 pm

Poll

46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isn’t Nominated

1/28/2011 9:10 am

General

DeMint open to 2012 presidential bid, advisers say

1/27/2011 7:00 pm

News

Indiana's Mike Pence opts out of 2012 presidential run

1/27/2011 9:00 am

General

Sharron Angle in Iowa: 'I have lots of options for the future'

1/22/2011 2:00 pm

News

Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12

1/12/2011 4:00 pm

News

Herman Cain talks to CNN on announcing presidential exploratory committee

1/7/2011 9:00 am

News

Rudy gearing up for DC run

1/6/2011 8:00 pm

News

Roemer for President?

1/3/2011 1:45 pm

Speculative

Tim Pawlenty, Full-Time Candidate

1/6/2011 6:10 pm

General

Donald Trump Tells Friends He Will Run for President, Report Says

1/4/2011 10:00 pm

Interview

Donald Trump For President 2012? A Conversation With The Donald

12/29/2010 1:30 pm

Announcement

Andy Martin, self-proclaimed 'king of the birthers,' says he'll run for president

1/1/2011 10:00 pm

News

Ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman hints at GOP presidential bid

12/28/2010 11:00 am

Minority Perspective

'Gregg for president' buzz falls on deaf ears

12/27/2010 5:10 am

Analysis

'Run, Herman, Run!'

12/23/2010 11:00 am

Event

2012 hopefuls to skip Hispanic forum

12/22/2010 12:20 pm

News

Huckabee: Sarah Palin’s wrong, Michelle Obama’s right

12/20/2010 5:00 pm

News

The [Herman] Cain Scrutiny

12/17/2010 4:10 pm

Speculative

John Bolton eyes 2012 presidential run

11/30/2010 9:00 pm

Poll

Poll: Palin is Plan B for Romney backers

11/24/2010 5:10 pm

Advertisement

Gay ‘Progressive’ Republican on Air in Iowa

11/21/2010 11:00 pm

Speculative

Palin, Romney, and the 2012 Nomination

11/12/2010 12:20 pm

Blog Entry

John Thune Is Not Running For President. Orrin Hatch is Retiring.

11/17/2010 5:00 pm

Interview

Sarah Palin Says She Could Beat Obama

11/10/2010 6:00 pm

General

Indiana's Mitch Daniels Eyeing 2012 Bid

11/10/2010 4:00 pm

General

Rick Santorum: No real tea party candidates in 2012 mix

10/20/2010 2:30 pm

General

Free Johnson: The Next Ron Paul

10/6/2010 7:55 pm

Speculative

Big Senate gains in 2010 could put Cornyn in the 2012 White House mix

10/6/2010 4:50 pm

Video

Joe Miller Says Sarah Palin Qualified To Be President, Technically

10/5/2010 5:00 pm

Speculative

Internal Email Suggests Palin to Run for President

9/9/2010 1:55 pm

Speculative

Arizona Sheriff [Joe Arpaio] Goes To New Hampshire, Hint Hint

9/7/2010 12:00 pm

News

Rick Santorum's Anal Sex Problem

8/30/2010 1:40 pm

Announcement

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn Says Newt Gingrich "Last Person" He'd Support for President

8/13/2010 9:00 am

News

Sen. Dick Lugar hopes Gov. Mitch Daniels will run for president

8/11/2010 10:15 am

Interview

Santorum busy making plans for 2012 bid

7/27/2010 11:10 am

News

Santorum huddles with former aides to talk 2012

7/27/2010 11:30 am

Announcement

Jeb Bush says no to 2012 run

5/28/2010 7:00 am

Blog Entry

Will Dr. David Duke Run for U.S. President?

7/12/2010 12:00 pm

General

Donors pushing Barbour to run in 2012

7/8/2010 3:35 am

Speculative

Steele in 2012? Not so crazy

6/21/2010 8:05 am

News

Ron Paul says GOP will be more open to libertarian-minded nominee in 2012

6/13/2010 6:00 pm

Speculative

Justice Clarence Thomas seems bored. Why doesn't he run for president in 2012?

4/26/2010 10:00 am

Speculative

Chris Christie for president?

4/17/2010 6:00 pm

News

Texas Governor Rick Perry Not Running in 2012

4/10/2010 4:50 pm

News

Romney wins SRLC straw poll

4/11/2010 4:00 pm

News

Gov. Bobby Jindal: I'm not running for president

4/7/2010 12:55 pm

Speculative

Marco Rubio and 2012

4/2/2010 10:00 am

Interview

Mitch Daniels talks '12 on C-SPAN

2/1/2010 10:00 pm

Speculative

Right Place, Right Time [Rick Perry for President?]

3/25/2010 12:00 pm

Speculative

Santorum making early moves for presidential run

2/20/2010 5:00 pm

News

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

2/1/2010 12:00 pm

Speculative

Bush for President in 2012?

2/1/2010 12:40 pm

Event

RNC Narrows Convention Site List to Three

1/19/2010 10:00 am

Poll

New poll shows majorities don't want Palin to run

11/25/2009 10:15 am

Speculative

Absurdly Premature 2012 Watch, Vol. 2: The Governor of Puerto Rico ... for President?

1/15/2010 1:00 pm

News

Santorum says he's considering 2012 bid

1/13/2010 9:00 pm

General

Gingrich considers self among top 2012 prospects

1/6/2010 12:45 pm

News

Santorum to Visit South Carolina Again for GOP Events

12/18/2009 12:00 pm

Blog Entry

The Next Ron Paul?

12/7/2009 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

Former Sen. Santorum 'absolutely taking a look' at possible 2012 presidential bid

11/29/2009 3:40 pm

News

Huckabee: 'Less than likely' I'll run in 2012

11/9/2009 3:00 pm

News

Huckabee suggests Palin double standard

10/21/2009 10:00 am

Speculative

Palin Will Not Run for President in '12

10/2/2009 9:00 am

General

Former McCain Campaign Manager: Nominating Palin In 2012 Would Be 'Catastrophic'

9/26/2009 4:30 pm

Blog Entry

Carrying the Moderate Banner in '12

9/12/2009 12:00 pm

Speech

Santorum Admits to Pondering Run for Republican Presidential Nomination - Asks for Prayers

8/12/2009 3:10 pm

News

Santorum Headed to Iowa to Raise Profile

7/14/2009 9:00 pm

Opinion

Palin won't be GOP nominee in 2012

6/29/2009 4:00 pm

News

House GOP’s Pence to visit eastern Iowa in July

6/26/2009 2:00 pm

News

GOP Governors: The Likeliest To Reach The White House

6/19/2009 12:00 pm

Opinion

A Nation of Candidates

5/22/2009 10:50 pm

News

Mitt Romney preps for 2012 with Virginia tour

3/29/2009 7:00 pm

News

McCain: I'd like to see Palin compete for 2012 WH bid

3/4/2009 12:00 am

Profile

Plain Right [Mark Sanford]

2/21/2009 10:00 pm

Speculative

Huntsman for president? Too early to say

1/23/2009 3:00 pm

Speculative

Dirk Kempthorne In 2012?

1/4/2009 9:00 am

News

[G.H.W.] Bush would like to see Jeb as president

12/14/2008 4:00 pm

News

McCain: I can't promise to support Palin for president

11/14/2008 1:20 pm

Speculative

Ron Paul 2012?

11/12/2008 10:40 pm

Speculative

Blogger: Gary Johnson is interested in presidency

11/13/2008 9:00 pm

General

Is Romney the man to save the GOP in 2012?

11/9/2008 12:00 pm

General

GOP gears up for 2012

11/5/2008 7:40 pm

Announcement

The 2012 Campaign Is Starting-Bobby Jindal to Visit Iowa


DISCUSSION

MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

Gov. Mitt Romney
(Republican)
Announced 6/2/2011

10,003,905
52.03%

Sen. Rick Santorum
(Republican)
Announced 4/13/2011

3,932,969
20.46%

 

Rep. Newt Gingrich
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

2,741,713
14.26%

 

Rep. Ron Paul
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

2,106,708
10.96%

 

 

Uncommitted
(Republican)

121,090
0.63%

 

Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Republican)
Announced 6/21/2011

83,950
0.44%

 

 

No Preference
(Republican)

58,324
0.30%

 

Gov. Rick Perry
(Republican)
Announced 8/13/2011

54,891
0.29%

 

Rep. Michele Bachmann
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

41,168
0.21%

 

 

Gov. Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer III
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

33,604
0.17%

 

Herman Cain
(Republican)
Announced 5/21/2011

13,603
0.07%

 

 

Fred Karger
(Republican)
Announced 3/23/2010

12,776
0.07%

 

Write-In
(Republican) (wi)

6,870
0.04%

 

Gov. Gary Johnson
(Republican)
Announced 4/21/2011

4,293
0.02%

 

 

L. John Davis, Jr.
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

3,901
0.02%

 

 

Sarah Gonzales
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

1,544
0.01%

 

Others
(Republican)

703
0.00%

 

 

Paul Douglas Sims
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

530
0.00%

 

 

Cesar Cisneros
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

418
0.00%

 

 

Michael J. Meehan
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

410
0.00%

 

 

Mark Callahan
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

378
0.00%

 

 

Al "Dick" Perry
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

310
0.00%

 

Barack Obama
(Republican) (wi)

285
0.00%

 

 

Kevin Rubash
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

250
0.00%

 

 

Christopher V. Hill
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

247
0.00%

 

 

Donald Benjamin
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

223
0.00%

 

 

Michael S. Levinson
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

217
0.00%

 

Randy Crow
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

198
0.00%

 

 

Kip Dean
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

198
0.00%

 

 

Keith Drummond
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

195
0.00%

 

 

Ronald Zack
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

156
0.00%

 

 

Jeff Lawman
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

119
0.00%

 

Frank Lynch
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

110
0.00%

 

 

Wayne Charles Arnett
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

96
0.00%

 

 

Raymond Scott Perkins
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

90
0.00%

 

 

Matt Welch
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

86
0.00%

 

 

Benjamin Linn
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

83
0.00%

 

 

Jim Terr
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

59
0.00%

 

 

Charles Skelley
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

57
0.00%

 

 

Peter Simon Bollander
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

54
0.00%

 

 

Joe Story
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

42
0.00%

 

 

Bear Betzler
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

29
0.00%

 

Joe Robinson
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

25
0.00%

 

St. Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

24
0.00%

 

 

Gov. Sarah Palin
(Republican)

23
0.00%

 

Andy Martin
(Republican)
Announced 12/29/2010

19
0.00%

 

 

Linden Swift
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

18
0.00%

 

 

Vern Wuensche
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

15
0.00%

 

 

Timothy Brewer
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

15
0.00%

 

 

Jeremy Hannon
(Republican) (wi)

11
0.00%

 

 

Donald James Gonzales
(Republican) (wi)

5
0.00%

 

 

Hugh Cort
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

3
0.00%

 

 

James A. Vestermark
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

3
0.00%

 

Mike Huckabee
(Republican)
Withdrew 5/14/2011

2
0.00%

 

 

Sheldon Yeu Howard
(Republican) (wi)

2
0.00%

 

Tim Pawlenty
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010
Withdrew 11/30/2010

2
0.00%

 

 

Jason Noble
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

0
0.00%

 

 

Thomas Hough
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

0
0.00%

 

 

Jay Porter
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

0
0.00%

 

 

Gov. Mitch Daniels
(Republican)
Withdrew 5/22/2011

0
0.00%

 

 

David Rolland
(Republican)
Announced 11/30/2010

0
0.00%

 

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