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With Iowa and NH past, the role of race in politics takes center stage

With nomination contests in lily-white Iowa and New Hampshire settled, minority voting power now moves into the spotlight.

January 28, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: Huckabee takes off gloves when Thompson calls him ’liberal’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee went from Mr. Nice to Mr. Nasty when rival Fred Thompson started calling him what he considered a bad name - a liberal.

January 27, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama tells Nevada union members he will help working-class families

LAS VEGAS - Barack Obama, his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination bolstered by endorsements, told a cheering union hall on Friday that he would provide relief for homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments and deliver tax cuts to the middle-class.

January 27, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Georgia poll shows Huckabee with lead, Obama, Clinton near even

ATLANTA - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads Arizona Sen. John McCain in Georgia's Republican presidential primary race, while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are essentially even on the Democratic side, according to a new poll of likely voters published Saturday.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


GOP candidates barnstorm Michigan before make-or-break Jan. 15 primary

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Mitt Romney and John McCain talked jobs and Mike Huckabee spotlighted his opposition to abortion Saturday as the Republican presidential contenders made their pitch for votes before Michigan's potentially make-or-break primary.

January 27, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Arizona Gov. Napolitano endorses Obama for president

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing his message of hope in supporting his candidacy over rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards.

January 26, 2008 | By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Senior Giuliani campaign staffers forgo paychecks, a sign of possible money troubles

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are forgoing their January paychecks, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate and last year's national front-runner.

January 26, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: After Iowa, New Hampshire, every Republican for himself at GOP debate

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It was every Republican for himself.

January 26, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Six Republicans debate in South Carolina, hoping to make a move in crowded race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Six Republican candidates, one strikingly jumbled GOP race and a ton at stake in the heat of the primary season.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Presidential contest winners see new money as campaigns head into expensive stretch

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Wins are pumping money into candidates' campaign funds. Yet money alone is not translating into victories.

January 25, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Huckabee courts South Carolina evangelicals as one of their own — and potential winner

Propelled in Iowa by evangelicals' support, Mike Huckabee is trying for a repeat victory in South Carolina, where religion is woven even more tightly into the fabric of life.

January 25, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: Former President Clinton’s evolving role in wife’s campaign raises some questions

WASHINGTON - Having a former president on your side is a blessing that can cut both ways.

January 25, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Richardson ends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses no one

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 25, 2008 | By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks victory in South Carolina, site of 2000 fall

CHARLESTON, S.C. - John McCain is hoping the South Carolina that votes next week will be a different South Carolina than the one that spoiled his presidential hopes eight years ago.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


2004 Democratic nominee Kerry endorses Obama for president, bypassing Clinton, Edwards

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House Thursday in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.

January 25, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


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