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Clinton lends her campaign $5 million as rival Barack Obama outraised her

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million late last month as Barack Obama outraised and outspent her in the Democratic presidential race.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Presidential hopefuls join AP, MTV, MySpace to talk youth issues

NEW YORK - Many of their parents are younger than Hillary Rodham Clinton and some of their grandparents are younger than John McCain.

February 17, 2008 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans work South, Democrats hit West in weekend push before Super Tuesday

Sen. John McCain barnstormed through a skeptical South on Saturday, campaigning for a Super Tuesday knockout in the Republican presidential race. Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton worked the West on the final weekend before primaries and caucuses in more than 20 states.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Party rules, delegate counts add up to Super Tuesday’s fuzzy math

WASHINGTON - When it comes to presidential primaries, Democrats and Republicans play by different rules.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Endorsing governors must balance state, campaign responsibilities

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement of John McCain for president is a boon for McCain - as long as the state's budget crisis is resolved peacefully.

February 17, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama races to trim Clinton’s lead among Latinos as multistate primary day approaches

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign ditched its familiar Motown tunes this week, warming up California crowds with Ricky Martin's bilingual soccer anthem, ''The Cup of Life.''

February 16, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama raises at least $32 million in January; Romney lends campaign $35 million for 2007

WASHINGTON - One tapped his bounty of fans; the other his bounty of fortune.

February 16, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney accuses McCain of adopting a Nixon-style campaign tactic

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday accused his rival John McCain of adopting underhanded tactics from Richard Nixon, the GOP president who resigned in disgrace.

February 16, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


People focus on candidates’ personalities and their views keep changing, AP-Yahoo poll shows

WASHINGTON - For all the millions the presidential campaigns have spent, it still comes down to this: Ask people what they think of Hillary Rodham Clinton and they say female and feminist. For Barack Obama, it's inexperience. Mitt Romney is known as a Mormon, John McCain for his military service.

February 16, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Obama faults Clinton’s explanation of Iraq war vote as he gets anti-war group’s endorsement

LOS ANGELES - Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of a leading anti-war group Friday and said Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton still has not adequately explained her vote to go into Iraq.

February 16, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney, McCain to go on the air in Super Tuesday states

LOS ANGELES - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney readied plans to run a ''significant'' level of television ads in California and other states that vote Tuesday in essentially a national primary, signaling an intention to aggressively try to derail Republican front-runner John McCain.

February 15, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain gets Schwarzenegger endorsement

LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Sen. John McCain in the Republican presidential race on Thursday, praising him as an extraordinary leader who can reach across the political aisle to get things done.

February 15, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democratic candidate Barack Obama raises $32 million in January

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised $32 million in the single month of January, a whopping figure that has permitted the campaign to boost staff and extend advertising to states beyond the sweeping Feb. 5 contests, aides said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Edwards bows out as complex candidate of seeming contradictions, compelling personal drama

WASHINGTON - John Edwards bowed out of his second presidential bid saying he hoped the ''two Americas'' he speaks of so often, one for the haves and the other for the have-nots, could finally be united under a Democratic president.

February 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says Hillary Clinton presidency would be a step back

DENVER - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency would be a step back to the past, turning her husband's image of a bridge to the future against her. The former first lady decried the tenor of his comments in an interview with The Associated Press.

February 14, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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