Posts Tagged ‘2012 elections’

Santorum’s Tuesday primary victory closes with a win in Colorado caucuses

Posted on: February 8th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Rick Santorum won the Colorado Republican caucuses Tuesday, garnering roughly 40 percent support and defeating runner-up Mitt Romney by nearly 4,000 votes. As see-sawing caucus tallies trickled in after 11 p.m., it became clear Santorum would sweep the three primary contests held Tuesday and revive his flagging candidacy to become the latest “anti-Romney” in the race. (more…)

Ahead of Colorado caucuses, influential tea party group endorses Ron Paul

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

In advance of the Colorado Republican caucuses tonight, the Northern Colorado Tea Party– perhaps the most influential of the state’s many tea party groups– isn’t backing away from its constitutional conservative mission. Far from recommending members warm up to presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, the group has unofficially thrown its support behind Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul. (more…)

Romney favored to win Colorado GOP caucuses

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by The American Independent 3 Comments

According to recent polling by Public Policy Polling, Mitt Romney looks primed for a big win in Colorado. He leads Republican voters in the state with 40% — compared with  26 % for Rick Santorum, 18% for Newt Gingrich, and 12% for Ron Paul. (more…)

At LGBT conference leaders warn against too much focus on marriage over other issues

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 5 Comments

This weekend approximately 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists descended upon Baltimore, Md., for a national advocacy conference, while a few miles away the Republican branch of Congress — which consistently resists pro-LGBT policies – gathered for a retreat. (more…)

Florida Independent’s Marcos Restrepo talks immigration on Democracy Now!

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

The Florida Independent’s Marcos Restrepo appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez this morning to discuss the GOP presidential primary and the role immigration policy is playing in the race. (more…)

Marco Rubio denies ‘anti-immigrant’ charges

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told participants at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference Friday morning in Miami that immigration is a gateway issue that touches everyone in the Hispanic community. (more…)

Romney shows off new debate skills at second Florida debate

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments

The four remaining GOP presidential candidates took to the stage at Jacksonville’s University of North Florida on Thursday night, discussing immigration, space travel and the housing crisis. Among the hot topics were Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Spanish as a “language of the ghetto” and, well, grandmothers. (more…)

Gingrich, like Romney, promises to exclude gay couples from marriage if president

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick 1 Comment

Though it was presidential candidate Mitt Romney who hardened his stance opposing same-sex marriage during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, it was his strongest rival, Newt Gingrich, who demonstrated his commitment to excluding same-sex couples from marriage by signing the National Organization for Marriage‘s “Marriage Pledge” hours before the debate. (more…)