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Why did Mitt Romney endorse S.C.'s Nikki Haley?

That's one of several questions raised by Karen Tumulty's great story Thursday on the politics of down-ballot endorsements by potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates. Some Republicans were mystified by Romney's decision in March to back Nikki Haley, a South Carolina...

By David Weigel  |  April 22, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2012 Election , Mitt Romney  | Tags: Karen Tumulty, Kathleen Parker, Nikki Haley, Politics, Republican, Romney, South Carolina, United States  
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Romney takes SRLC straw poll by one vote

In a surprise, Mitt Romney edged out Ron Paul to win the SRLC straw poll by a single vote.

By David Weigel  |  April 10, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  2012 Election , Mitt Romney , Ron Paul , SRLC  
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The SRLC straw poll, up for grabs

NEW ORLEANS -- Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) are amused by the rumors about their straw poll prowess. "We keep hearing about the well-organized Paul machine," said Tim Shoemaker, a legislative campaigner for Paul's 501(c)4, the Campaign for Liberty,...

By David Weigel  |  April 10, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2012 Election , Mitt Romney , Ron Paul , SRLC  
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Evangelicals for Romney lowering expectations for SRLC straw poll

There are, right now, two likely straw poll narratives. Either Paul wins and the poll is soft-pedaled, or Palin wins and the conference becomes her first big triumph with GOP activists -- albeit without Romney or Pawlenty asking for votes.

By David Weigel  |  April 9, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2012 Election , Mitt Romney , Ron Paul , SRLC , Sarah Palin  
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Pre-gaming the SRLC straw poll

Decisions by Mitt Romney and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) to skip the Southern Republican Leadership Conference have drained some of the buzz from the event's straw poll. In 2006, when the conference was held in Nashville, retiring Sen. Bill Frist...

By David Weigel  |  April 7, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2012 Election , Mitt Romney , Tim Pawlenty  
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