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January 19, 2008

How Romney Won Michigan

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 19 Jan 2008

Michigan was seen as a must-win for Mr. Romney, whose father was governor of the state, after he suffered losses in Iowa and New Hampshire. With former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee not expected to make a strong showing, Mr. Romney’s …

January 18, 2008

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 18 Jan 2008

Native son Mitt Romney won Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, keeping his candidacy alive but leaving his party’s nomination race more chaotic.

In Trench-Warfare Season, Toss Old Campaign Rules

Republicans hold their Michigan primary today, but it doesn’t figure to decide much, except perhaps whether Mitt Romney can survive the state where his father’s auto company died. Then it’s on to South Carolina.

Campaigns Clash Across U.S.

NEW YORK — With the Iowa and New Hampshire nominating contests behind them, Republican and Democratic candidates have altered their messages and stepped up their attacks in a cross-country effort to win over voters in states with contests in coming …

January 17, 2008

Huckabee’s Blue-Collar Bid

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 17 Jan 2008

DETROIT — Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee brought his populist message to Michigan on the hunt for blue-collar workers that Ronald Reagan once brought into the Republican fold.

Clinton Courts Hispanics For Crucial Super Tuesday

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 17 Jan 2008

On Feb. 5, voters will choose among Democratic candidates in 23 states, including California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. In California, whose 441 delegates to the Democratic convention account for 10% of the total, Latinos make up roughly a quarter …

January 16, 2008

Clinton, Obama Turn to Economy

With the ailing economy emerging as the 2008 campaign’s top issue, Sen. Clinton said Friday she will call in the Senate for $70 billion in emergency funds directed to housing, energy and unemployment assistance. If conditions worsen, she said, Congress …

Unity08: Splitting Up Over Bloomberg?

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 16 Jan 2008

Several leaders of Unity08, a group that has been working to build support for a bipartisan campaign for president, are planning to launch a new effort to promote a Bloomberg candidacy, according to people familiar with the situation. The future …

Political prediction markets, polls and pundits may never have got it so wrong

Filed under: Current Events,Elections & Voting - 16 Jan 2008

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was favored in the final pre-election poll of all 12 pollsters who surveyed voters since his surprise victory in Iowa, and was the unanimous favorite among television pundits. The only real question to be resolved appeared …

January 15, 2008

Shift to Softer Approach Seemed to Boost Clinton

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 15 Jan 2008

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Early this week, when polls showed Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton trailing Sen. Barack Obama by a double-digit margin, her campaign braced for another big loss. So how did a bruised Sen. Clinton walk away with a victory …

Clinton’s Support Among Women Varies With the Level Of Income, Education

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 15 Jan 2008

Anne Skinner, a 58-year old waitress in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., felt a whiff of solidarity with Hillary Clinton yesterday. “I was relieved,” she said of Mrs. Clinton’s unexpected primary win in New Hampshire. “I don’t think men understand how …

Housing Crisis Looms Larger in Campaign

The sour housing market is taking on added significance in the presidential race as candidates look for votes in foreclosure-heavy states such as Michigan, Nevada and Florida. With an eye toward Michigan and Nevada next week, New York Sen. Hillary …

Debate Tests McCain’s New Status

Filed under: The Republicans - 15 Jan 2008

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The jumbled Republican presidential field debated for the first time since John McCain’s New Hampshire primary win, elbowing each other in hopes of gaining an edge before the next round of state primaries. The economy …

Michigan Woes Alter Campaigns

For a year, Republican presidential candidates mainly have debated antiterrorism and immigration, same-sex marriage and abortion, even as the economy surpassed all those topics as Americans’ top concern. But campaigning for tomorrow’s primary in hard-hit Michigan has forced their attention …

January 14, 2008

Obama Style Harkens to Bill

The Democrats have a candidate who is re-running Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign this year. Oddly enough, it isn’t the candidate named Clinton. It is Barack Obama who 16 years later has adopted the profile and message of …

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