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Feb 15, 2012

Arizona is Romney’s to lose, Santorum threatens

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney faces a new challenge in Arizona’s February 28 presidential primary, where the growing momentum of rival Rick Santorum could threaten to derail what had been an expected romp for the on-again, off-again front-runner.

Romney was counting on Arizona to be his safety net as he fell behind Santorum in polls nationally and in his native state of Michigan, which holds a crucial primary the same day.

Feb 10, 2012

Facing more key votes, Romney can’t afford another stumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many Republicans may have growing concerns about their presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, but no one is pushing the panic button – yet.

That could change quickly, however, if Romney does not reverse Tuesday’s three-state losing streak to Rick Santorum by winning in Arizona and Michigan on February 28, and then having a strong showing in 10 “Super Tuesday” contests on March 6.

Feb 9, 2012

Biden says contraceptives fight can be worked out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the White House was working to address concerns raised by the Catholic church over a new rule on contraceptives, and he believed an escalating election-year battle over the issue would be resolved.

The rule, announced on January 20, requires religious-oriented groups such as charities, hospitals and universities, but not churches, to provide coverage for birth control as other health insurance providers must do. The Catholic Church opposes most methods of birth control.

Feb 9, 2012

In upcoming contests, pressure is on Romney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many U.S. Republicans may have growing concerns about their presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, but no one is pushing the panic button – yet.

That could change quickly, however, if Romney does not reverse Tuesday’s three-state losing streak to Rick Santorum by winning in Arizona and Michigan on February 28, and then having a strong showing in 10 “Super Tuesday” contests on March 6.

Feb 9, 2012

In upcoming contests, pressure is on Romney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many U.S. Republicans may have growing concerns about their presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, but no one is pushing the panic button – yet.

That could change quickly, however, if Romney does not reverse Tuesday’s three-state losing streak to Rick Santorum by winning in Arizona and Michigan on February 28, and then having a strong showing in 10 “Super Tuesday” contests on March 6.

Feb 8, 2012

Romney still struggles to seal the deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s march to a possible Republican presidential nomination just got a lot longer and harder.

Front-runner Romney left Tuesday’s round of three nominating contests with another reminder of his own shortcomings, after a two-state winning streak that had placed him firmly in the driver’s seat in the nomination race.

Feb 8, 2012

Analysis: Romney still struggles to seal the deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s march to a possible Republican presidential nomination just got a lot longer and harder.

Front-runner Romney left Tuesday’s round of three nominating contests with another reminder of his own shortcomings, after a two-state winning streak that had placed him firmly in the driver’s seat in the nomination race.

Feb 8, 2012

Santorum wins Missouri, one of 3 Republican contests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum defeated front-runner Mitt Romney in the non-binding Republican U.S. presidential primary in Missouri, one of three states holding presidential nominating contests on Tuesday.

Santorum had about 55 percent of the vote while Romney – who has won three of the first five nominating contests – was in second with 25 percent, with 45 percent of the vote counted, according to the Missouri secretary of state’s website.

Feb 5, 2012

Gingrich vows to take fight to ‘timid’ Romney

LAS VEGAS, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Republican Newt Gingrich
vowed on Sunday to press ahead with his struggling presidential
bid after another big loss in Nevada, saying he will focus on
drawing a contrast with “timid” rival Mitt Romney.

Romney, the Republican front-runner, easily thumped Gingrich
in Nevada on Saturday for his second consecutive win and third
in the first five contests in the state-by-state battle to pick
a challenger to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the
November election.

Feb 5, 2012

Republican Romney sails to easy win in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Republican front-runner
Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in Nevada on Saturday,
crushing his three remaining rivals and taking firm command of
the party’s volatile presidential nominating race.

With 10 percent of the vote counted, Romney had 48 percent,
more than double that of each of his closest rivals, former U.S.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Representative Ron Paul.

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