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Republican Race About to Enter Crucial Phase

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC+0)
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Tuesday Primaries in Michigan and Arizona Set Up Super Tuesday It’s getting to be crunch time in the Republican Party presidential nomination battle.  What happens in Tuesday’s primary elections in Michigan and Arizona will have a big impact on the race no matter what, but it won’t likely be determinative. It will serve to set […]

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Republican Showdown in Michigan

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 7:59 pm (UTC+0)

Santorum Presents Strong Challenge to Romney on Home Turf For the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney, it was never supposed to work like this.  Romney’s backers always saw his home state of Michigan as a firewall, their “Ace in the Hole,” if you will, in a long and drawn out primary election battle. But […]

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Romney vs. Santorum Race Emerging

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 9:56 pm (UTC+0)

    Some Conservatives Still Hesitant On Romney So on Valentine’s Day, 2012, we have to ask where is all the love for Republican candidate Mitt Romney?  Romney did have a rebound of sorts with the results from the caucuses in Maine and the somewhat surprising news that he won a straw poll, or test, […]

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Conservative Doubts about Romney Persist

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC+0)
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  Santorum Makes His Move   Just when you think you have a handle on the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary race there’s another twist in the road.  This time the twist was supplied by former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum. Santorum’s surprise wins in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado once again scrambled the notion that former […]

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Romney Takes Florida

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:44 pm (UTC+0)
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  Romney Takes Big Step But Gingrich Vows To Continue   No matter how you look at it, Mitt Romney’s convincing victory in the Florida Republican Party primary election is a big deal.  Florida was a major showdown between Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Gingrich came into the state with major momentum […]

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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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