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The View From Florida: Romney Ascending

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 5:16 pm (UTC+0)
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  What a difference a week makes! Coming out of last week’s South Carolina primary election, Newt Gingrich had turned the Republican world on its head and stunned a party establishment that was readying the nomination crown for Mitt Romney.  And then the Romney campaign released its dogs of war, both in two Florida debates […]

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Republicans Battle for the Sunshine State

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC+0)
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  Gingrich and Romney in a Close Battle in Florida     The latest public opinion polls give former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney a slight lead in the Florida Republican Party presidential primary election over former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich.  The stakes in Florida are probably bigger for Romney.  He can’t afford another blowout […]

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It’s A Whole New Republican Race After South Carolina

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC+0)
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  Look Out Mitt Here Comes Newt! Okay, game on. Coming out of his victory in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney had a double-digit lead over Newt Gingrich in South Carolina. A lot of the political press in the U.S. was already writing that Romney was on the verge of securing the Republican Party nomination, assuming […]

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South Carolina Preview and Obama’s Precarious Poll Position

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC+0)
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    Can Romney Be Stopped?   We’ll know a lot more by Saturday night after the results are in from the South Carolina’s  Republican Party presidential primary voting. Late word is that Newt Gingrich may be surging and that could thwart Mitt Romney’s goal of all  but sewing up the party nomination early.   […]

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Romney Looks To Avoid Stumble In South Carolina

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm (UTC+0)
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Mitt Romney’s next major test on his way to the Republican Party’s presidential nomination is the state of South Carolina.  Romney leads in the polls there following his clear-cut victory in New Hampshire.  But he knows that his more  conservative rivals see South Carolina as their best and perhaps last chance to stop him or […]

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Romney’s Big Chance

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 6:26 pm (UTC+0)
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  Romney Prepares To Take Major Step Toward Republican Nomination For Mitt Romney, New Hampshire was always supposed to work out this way, to be one of those crowning achievements on the road to the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.  But it didn’t work out that way four years ago.  Arizona-turned-New Hampshire favorite son John […]

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Santorum And Romney Big Winners In Iowa

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:49 pm (UTC+0)
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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will get a big boost from his showing in the Iowa Republican Party presidential caucus voting. One Iowa voter told me he went to a Santorum rally months agoand less than five people showed up.  That was not the case when we went to see him shortly before the caucus vote […]

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Republican Race Tightens in Iowa

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 6:49 pm (UTC+0)
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Shifting Sands In the Iowa Caucus Race Des Moines, Iowa – The latest public opinion poll from the local newspaper, the Des Moines Register, has some possible clues to the eventual outcome of the first voting for a U.S. presidential nominee here on Tuesday. Yes, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are leading the pack of […]

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Jim Malone

Jim Malone

After a stint in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Jim joined VOA in 1983 as a reporter and anchor on English broadcasts to Africa.  He served as East Africa correspondent, then covered Congress in the early 1990′s.   Since 1995, Jim has served as VOA national correspondent responsible for coverage of U.S. politics, elections, the Supreme Court and Justice Department.  Jim has been involved in VOA’s election coverage since the 1984 presidential campaign and has co-anchored live VOA broadcasts of numerous national political conventions, candidate debates and election night coverage.

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