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Ron Paul: I’m Electable

This is going to be his year, says GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, who finished second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

"The evidence is there," Paul said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday. Americans are disillusioned, frightened about the economy and debt and tired of wars, he added. "The country has changed."

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:40am

Hotline Sort: Romney on a Roll

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney wins in New Hampshire, but he'll face his toughest challenge yet in South Carolina. Meanwhile, McCrory will kick off his gubernatorial bid at the end of the month while Obama's numbers in Florida should concern Democrats. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:40am

Perry: Bain Attacks Will Help Romney Prepare

LEXINGTON, S.C. –- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has come under fire in several interviews for attacking rival Mitt Romney’s record of merging or shuttering companies in South Carolina during his time leading Bain Capital, a private investment firm. But Perry is standing by those attacks, insisting –- in what could be seen as a tacit acceptance that Romney will be the eventual nominee – that he’s just toughening his rival up for a general-election fight.
 

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:40am

Romney Celebrates N.H. Win, Defends Bain Record

Mitt Romney made the morning television show rounds to acknowledge that he’ll have to fight to win next week's South Carolina primary.

Romney gave interviews to CNN's "American Morning," Fox News’ "Fox and Friends," ABC’s "Good Morning America," NBC's "Today Show" and MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" Wednesday. Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, making him the first non-incumbent Republican to win both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire’s nominating contest.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:40am

Conan on New Hampshire Primary Results: White Guy Wins, Followed By Another White Guy -- VIDEO

Late-night hosts took full advantage of mocking the first-in-the-nation primary that begins with voting in a town called Dixsville Notch.

"I do have the latest from the New Hampshire primaries," Conan O'Brien said. "A white guy's in first with two white guys trailing."

Take our late-night poll after the jump...

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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:40am

Romney Takes Momentum to Hard-Hitting South Carolina

AIKEN, S.C. — Wednesday is the first day of the rest of Mitt Romney's life. Ever since announcing he would make a second run for the Republican presidential nomination, the 2008 runner-up has followed a campaign strategy of winning the New Hampshire primary and building from there.

Now, Romney heads to a state where some Christian conservatives express deep skepticism, if not downright antipathy, toward his candidacy, and where his rivals plan a barrage of negative assaults that might have made legendary South Carolina attack man Lee Atwater blush.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:40am

Romney's Disappointing Week Sandwiched Between Victories -- PICTURES

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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 7:40am

Will Romney Extend His Winning Streak to South Carolina?

AIKEN, S.C. — Wednesday is the first day of the rest of Mitt Romney's life. Ever since announcing he would make a second run for the Republican presidential nomination, the 2008 runner-up has followed a campaign strategy of winning the New Hampshire primary and building from there.

Now, Romney heads to a state where some Christian conservatives express deep skepticism, if not downright antipathy, toward his candidacy, and where his rivals plan a barrage of negative assaults that might have made legendary South Carolina attack man Lee Atwater blush.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 7:40am

Poll: Obama Makes No Gains in Florida

President Obama faces an uphill battle in electoral-vote-rich Florida, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early on Wednesday that shows that a majority of Sunshine State voters feel he does not deserve to be reelected.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 7:40am

Q Poll: Mack, Nelson Neck-and-Neck in Florida

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Rep. Connie Mack remain locked in a neck-and-neck race in Florida's Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 7:40am