2012 Candidates Weekly Update 3/29/11
Fundraising: Embellishes fundraising skills (WaPo, 3/28).
Religious Right: Slams proposed “social issues truce” at conservative forum (Des Moines Register, 3/26).
Iowa: Names State Senator and prominent Birther the director of her Iowa campaign (MoJo, 3/25).
Mississippi: State lawmakers criticize Barbour’s out of state traveling that caused him to miss budget deadline (The State Column, 3/28).
Obama: Claims President sees Americans as “too stupid to take care of ourselves” (ABC News, 3/26).
Equality: Calls to reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in order to prevent an “amorous mindset” among soldiers (RWW, 3/25).
Equality: Says he will not appoint any Muslims if elected President (ThinkProgress, 3/26).
Race: Declares he “won’t stay on the Democrat plantation” (Politico, 3/26).
Background: Believes it wasn’t hypocritical to impeach Clinton for affair while he was having an affair himself (CBS News, 3/28).
Religious Right: Tells John Hagee’s church he fears America as “a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists” (CNN, 3/28).
Equality: Discusses with Bryan Fischer how he will “slow down the homosexual agenda” (RWW, 3/25).
Religious Right: Calls on activists to become “spiritual warriors” in social issues fight (RWW, 3/25).
Poll: Leads all other Republican candidates in national poll (TPM, 3/25).
PAC: Horizon PAC hires more staffers and readies for potential campaign (Politico, 3/28).
Background: Staffers looks to distance Huntsman from Obama (AP, 3/26).
2012: Alabama justice best known for Ten Commandments controversy plans to announce presidential bid in April (CBS News, 3/28).
Equality: Addressed Iowa opponents of marriage equality law at rally (Des Moines Register, 3/15).
Poll: Loses support in survey of Republicans nationwide (Reuters, 3/25).
Media: Refers to Bill Maher as an “annoying little mosquito” (Politico, 3/24).
Religious Right: Focuses Iowa campaign on attracting support of the Religious Right (RCP, 3/28).
Fundraising: Announces finance team led by former McCain fundraiser (WaPo, 3/28).
Campaign: Hires former Bush Administration staffer as policy advisor (Politico, 3/28).
Fundraising: Hopes to raise $50 million for the primary campaign (The Caucus, 3/25).
Family: Cancels campaign appearances to attend to ill daughter (CBN News, 3/28).
New Hampshire: Scheduled to appear at “first town hall meeting” of 2012 primary (Union Leader, 3/22).
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