HOUSTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was booed by an African-American crowd on Wednesday when he told them he would eliminate President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement, the U.S. healthcare overhaul.
Romney’s conservative message did not go down very well with at the annual convention of the NAACP, a civil rights organization whose African-American members are among Obama’s strongest supporters.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa/GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s re-election team stepped up attacks on Mitt Romney for holding offshore assets and urged him to release more tax returns, pushing hard on an issue that could be a weak point for the Republican presidential candidate.
The Obama campaign and top Democrats took to the Internet and airwaves on Tuesday with accusations that Romney is being secretive about his wealth as they seek to cement an image of the Republican candidate as a multi-millionaire who is out of touch with ordinary Americans.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a message for what Americans can do to help a section of Colorado hit hard by recent wildfires – come to the state on vacation to help out the local economy.
Romney’s point, made during a visit to a food bank that has been supplying people uprooted by the wildfires, was that most of the region has been unaffected by the devastation and that the forests and lakes remain as beautiful as ever.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday he is considering naming his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate earlier than usual to better compete with President Barack Obama.
As they work from a short list of leading Republicans, Romney and his advisers say they are weighing whether he should announce his choice some weeks earlier than the traditional time of around the Republican National Convention, which is to be held in Tampa in late August.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to shift the campaign focus back to the economy on Friday, jumping on a weak jobs report that he described as a “kick in the gut” indictment of President Barack Obama’s economic leadership.
After a week of struggling to define a position on healthcare, the jobs debate was a welcome respite for Romney, who trails the Democratic incumbent slightly in national polls.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pounced on a weak U.S. jobs report on Friday to denounce President Barack Obama’s economic policies and shift the campaign narrative away from healthcare, where he has struggled in recent days.
Calling high unemployment a “kick in the gut,” Romney moved to take advantage of a Labor Department report that showed the U.S. jobless rate held steady at 8.2 percent in June with a fewer-than-projected 80,000 jobs created.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raised more than $100 million in June, his best month yet, a Republican official said on Thursday, putting pressure on President Barack Obama who could become the first incumbent to be outspent in a re-election run.
The run-up to the November 6 election is poised to be the most expensive election in U.S. history, as both campaigns rely on outside spending groups with no fundraising limits instead of public financing.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For months, Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season.
In recent weeks, however, Romney’s tight ship has not looked so tight.
Romney’s missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare – and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week – have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans’ chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took his fight against President Barack Obama’s newly upheld healthcare law out on the campaign trail on Friday, attempting to use it to galvanize support for his bid to oust Obama on November 6.
Campaign supporters of Obama sought to blunt Republican criticism that the law will amount to a new tax increase on Americans. A 5-4 majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled the law constitutional on Thursday by saying it falls under Congress’ authority to levy taxes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney would tackle tough debt and deficit problems if elected on November 6 in ways that could leave him at risk of being a one-term president, a potential vice presidential running mate, Senator Rob Portman, said on Tuesday.
“This is something I have never said publicly, I’ve told my wife this, but I think he’d be willing to risk being a one-term president in order to make the tough decisions that are going to be required,” Portman told the Reuters Washington Summit.