GOP

  • May 29, 2012  

    Mitt Romney was 58 delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination at the start of Tuesday, as Texas Republicans headed to vote in a primary likely to wrap up the GOP presidential race. Margaret Warner and The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish discuss Romney’s path — from a failed 1994 Senate run to his current campaign. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012  

    Ron Paul announced Monday that his campaign would not spend any more money in the presidential primaries. But he’s not suspending his campaign. Judy Woodruff looks at Paul’s chances of continuing to impact the GOP — and its upcoming convention — with Jon Ralson of the Las Vegas Sun and Brian Doherty of Reason magazine. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    A day after Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on spending and big government, while the president ignored the blows and argued again for raising taxes on the rich, accusing Republicans of having the wrong priorities. Judy Woodruff reports on the campaigns’ general election strategies. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 2-to-1 among women under 50, according to a new Gallup/USA Today poll. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Mitt Romney centered his attacks on President Obama in Springfield, Ill. The economy is improving, he said, but current policies have prevented a stronger comeback. Also, Apple, the world’s most valuable company, announced it will pay out dividends of roughly $10 per share over one year. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    As the GOP campaigns crossed the South on Monday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on their delegate counts while Newt Gingrich focused on rising gas prices. Judy Woodruff, political columnist Steve Flowers and Mississippi State University’s Sid Salter discuss the candidates’ strategies to win over voters on Tuesday. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2012    

    With GOP voters in 10 states set to go to the polls Tuesday, the NewsHour traveled to Ohio where all eyes are on the race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney targeted President Obama over surging gas prices while the president countered that Republican plans focused mainly on drilling. Kwame Holman reports. Then Ray Suarez discusses Super Tuesday with University of Georgia’s Charles Bullock and Vanderbilt University’s John Geer. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    The Republican Party’s eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ’s Josh Putnam. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012  

    GOP contenders campaigned Wednesday in Arizona as they prepared for the season’s 20th presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports from Phoenix. Then Judy Woodruff discusses the coming Michigan primary with Micheline Maynard of the public media project Changing Gears and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading