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Giuliani quits Republican presidential race, endorses John McCain

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani, who sought to make the leap from New York mayor to the White House, bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and endorsed front-runner and longtime friend John McCain.

February 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


White House race narrows to twin 2-way fights as Edwards bows out, Giuliani next

WASHINGTON - The race for the White House narrowed abruptly Wednesday to twin two-way battles, party maverick John McCain the man to beat for the Republican nomination while the Democrats faced a historic choice between a woman and a black man.

February 14, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Kennedy says Obama endorsement wasn’t intended as repudiation of Clintons

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy says his endorsement of Barack Obama for president wasn't intended as a repudiation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign or of her husband, the former president.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


McCain beats Romney in tight Florida Republican primary; Giuliani, Huckabee trail

MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


McCain, Romney vie for momentum in Florida Republican presidential primary

MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Kansas governor endorsing Obama for president

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday endorsed Barack Obama for president, a Super Tuesday boost in a GOP-leaning state that Democrats hope to reclaim in the White House campaign.

February 13, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans McCain, Romney spar over Iraq war ahead of Florida presidential primary

SARASOTA, Fla. - John McCain accused Mitt Romney of wanting to withdraw troops from Iraq, drawing immediate protest from his Republican presidential rival who said: ''That's simply wrong and it's dishonest, and he should apologize.''

February 10, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama, Clinton top contenders in racially charged South Carolina primary

Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton collided Saturday in a racially charged South Carolina primary, prelude to the Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 national convention delegates.

February 10, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


AP NewsBreak: Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

MIAMI - Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney tells builders his business background better qualifies him to fix the economy

MIAMI - Former venture capitalist Mitt Romney asserted Friday he is better equipped than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination - who all have more government experience - because ''the only way to get America on track economically is to have a president who actually understands how the economy works.''

February 09, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: With rivals fading, McCain, Romney maneuver to be seen as general election candidate

BOCA RATON, Fla. - With their rivals fading, John McCain and Mitt Romney maneuvered to be seen as the strongest Republican general election candidate.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat

CLEVELAND - Democrat Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential bid Friday to focus on a tough race for re-election to Congress.

February 09, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama resurrects issues of Clinton’s Iraq war vote, calls into question her judgment

BEAUFORT, S.C. - Democrat Barack Obama suggested Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot be trusted to make good judgments on national security and military matters, citing her Iraq war vote.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Obama says blacks shouldn’t blame Clintons

KINGSTREE, S.C. - Democrat Barack Obama said Thursday that black voters should not object to criticisms being aimed at him by presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, a sign of cooling campaign rhetoric before Saturday's primary in South Carolina.

February 08, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Liberal group plans yearlong anti-Bush campaign; goal is to deny positive legacy

WASHINGTON - A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to ensure that President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

February 08, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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