Mitt Romney

10:45am

Tue January 10, 2012
Election 2012

In N.H., Romney's Real Rival May Be Expectation

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who was stumping at Harvey's Bakery in Dover, N.H., is pinning his hopes on a strong finish in the Granite State.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Primary Day in New Hampshire turned into open season as GOP rivals launched a barrage of attacks seeking to undermine front-runner Mitt Romney, whose campaign hopes to live up to expectations that he will deliver a solid victory.

Not only does Romney need to win, he needs to win convincingly — holding challengers such as Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and a resurgent Jon Huntsman comfortably at arm's length.

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7:26am

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

What GOP Candidates Need From New Hampshire

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 6:01 am

If the New Hampshire primary goes as widely expected, Mitt Romney should emerge the winner among the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. For weeks, polls in the state have shown him with a commanding lead.

But the 2012 campaign season has already delivered some surprises. Maybe New Hampshire will provide the latest in the series of unexpected twists?

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5:06am

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

As New Hampshire Heads To Polls, All Eyes Are On Mitt Romney

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses a rally at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford, New Hampshire on Monday.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Some in New Hampshire have already cast their votes this morning. As they do traditionally, voters in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, both small northern New Hampshire towns, cast their ballots shortly after midnight.

The Washington Post reports on the results:

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10:01pm

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Rivals Attack Romney's Record At Bain Capital

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 9:49 pm

Mitt Romney, when he headed Bain Capital.
David L. Ryan Boston Globe via Getty Images

The central argument of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is that he understands how the economy works — thanks to his business background — in a way that President Obama does not.

Democrats have been challenging the former Massachusetts governor's claim that the private equity firm he founded helped to create more than 100,000 jobs. Now, some of Romney's Republican rivals are raising questions of their own.

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1:16pm

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Republican Rivals Make Bain Romney's Bane, Soften Him Up For Obama

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 10:06 am

When a presidential candidate has a perceived political vulnerability, count on his intraparty rivals to go after it hard even if they wind up eventually helping the efforts of the opposition party's White House candidate.

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