Campaign Buzz January 4, 2012: Senator & 2008 GOP Presidential Nominee John McCain Endorses Mitt Romney for 2012 GOP Republican Presidential Nomination

CAMPAIGN 2012

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

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Senator John McCain endorsed Mitt Romney in Manchester, N.H. on Wednesday. More Photos »

IN FOCUS: JOHN MCCAIN ENDORSES MITT ROMNEY FOR 2012 GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

McCain endorses Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican nomination in New Hampshire on Wednesday.
“It’s with some nostalgia that I return to this place that I love so well, but I am really here for one reason and one reason only and that is to make sure that we make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States of America,” said McCain, who won the New Hampshire primary in 2000 and 2008. “And New Hampshire is the state that will catapult him to victory in a very short period of time.”

  • John McCain to endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire: John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and a two-time winner of the New Hampshire primary, plans to endorse Mitt Romney today in the nation’s first primary state, sources close to the Arizona … – LAT, 1-4-12
  • GOP official: John McCain to endorse Mitt Romney for Republican presidential nomination: A Republican official says that 2008 GOP nominee John McCain is endorsing Mitt Romney for the party’s 2012 nomination. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the endorsement and requested anonymity to discuss it. … – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • McCain Expected to Endorse Romney in New Hampshire: Senator John McCain of Arizona is expected to endorse Mitt Romney on Wednesday in New Hampshire, giving the former Massachusetts governor a boost at a critical moment in the campaign…. – NYT, 1-4-12
  • Santorum says ‘moderate’ McCain’s endorsement of Romney not a surprise: In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer early Wednesday morning, former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said he has “nothing but respect” for Sen. John McCain and congratulated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) on winning … – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • McCain to Endorse Romney: Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, will endorse Mitt Romney for the party’s 2012 nomination, a GOP official said. Mr. McCain’s endorsement is scheduled to be announced Wednesday, the official said. … – AP, WSJ, 1-4-12
  • McCain to endorse Romney in NH: Arizona Sen. John McCain is expected to endorse Mitt Romney on Wednesday according to reports. McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee will travel to New Hampshire to endorse Romney… – The Hill, 1-4-12
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Campaign Buzz January 4, 2012: Rep. Michele Bachmann Ends Bid for GOP Republican Presidential Nomination after Last Placed Finish in Iowa Caucuses

CAMPAIGN 2012

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

IN FOCUS: MICHELE BACHMANN ENDS BID FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

AP reports that Michele Bachmann will end her presidential campaign: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will end her bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, the AP reported, citing a Bachmann adviser.
The announcement, is expected at a news conference in Iowa, would come just hours after a disappointing sixth place finish in the that state’s caucuses…. – WaPo, 1-4-12

Representative Michele Bachmann Leaves Race: Mrs. Bachmann said Wednesday that she would not continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
“I have decided to stand aside,” Mrs. Bachmann said at a news conference in West Des Moines.
Of the six candidates who seriously competed in the Iowa caucus, Mrs. Bachmann came in last, winning only 5 percent of the vote…. – NYT, 1-4-12

“Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside…. I have no regrets, none whatsoever. We never compromised our principles. I look forward to the next chapter of God’s plan.” — Rep. Michele Bachmann

 

  • Michele Bachmann suspends presidential campaign: Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) ended her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday after winning just 5 percent of the votes in the Iowa caucuses…. – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Drops Presidential Bid: Michele Bachmann Drops Presidential Bid VOA News Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination after a poor showing in the first nominating contest in Iowa…. – Voice of America, 1-4-12
  • Michele Bachmann ends presidential campaign: In the wake of a bottom-feeder finish in the Iowa GOP caucuses, Michele Bachmann ended a presidential bid Wednesday that once held so much promise in this state. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice… – LAT, 1-4-12
  • Bachmann suspends campaign, vows to continue fighting Obama: Michele Bachmann said today she is suspending her presidential campaign, but vowed to continue fighting to defeat President Obama and his “agenda of socialism” in the fall election. “I have decided to stand aside,” Bachmann … – USA Today, 1-4-12
  • Bachmann Says She Will Not Continue in the Race: Michele Bachmann said on Wednesday morning that she will leave the race for the Republican presidential nomination…. – NYT, 1-4-12
  • Bachmann to drop out of presidential race: ‘No regrets’: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is ending her White House bid, she announced in a press conference Wednesday. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so, I have decided to stand aside,” Bachmann told a crowd of supporters…. – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • Bachmann Ends Presidential Bid: Michele Bachmann on Wednesday said she has “decided to stand aside” and is ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination after her last-place finish in the Iowa caucuses…. – AP, WSJ, 1-4-12
  • Michele Bachmann to address future of campaign: Michele Bachmann, who finished a distant sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, will hold a news conference Wednesday morning where she is expected to discuss the future of her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. … – LAT, 1-4-12
  • Michele Bachmann leaves GOP race, and leaves the debate to all male voices: And then there were six. Six white males, that is. With Herman Cain out of the race and Michele Bachmann officially standing aside—she announced she would do so at a press conference Wednesday morning after her last-place finish among … – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • Why Bachmann dropped out of the race: By Jennifer Rubin Given a night to sleep on it, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced in an Iowa news conference a few minutes ago that she would leave the GOP presidential race. Coming in last in her home state was too heavy a blow from which to … – WaPo, 1-4-12
  • Why did Michele Bachmann’s campaign crater?: Michele Bachmann is heading back to Minnesota after a disastrous finish in the Iowa caucuses. Among other reasons for her demise, Ms. Bachmann failed to gain traction with Republican women voters…. – CS Monitor, 1-4-12
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