2012 Candidates Weekly Update 4/12/11
Iowa: Slams marriage equality in speech to The Family Leader (Politico, 4/11).
Religious Right: Wins straw poll at Liberty University's The Awakening 2011 (Freedom Federation, 4/11).
Budget: Refuses to endorse budget compromise (NPR, 4/11).
Background: Experience as a lobbyist may make problems for campaign (AP, 4/12).
New Hampshire: Traveling to Republican events in New Hampshire this week (Boston Globe, 4/11).
South Carolina: Talks about the "ultimate destruction of the IRS" at Furman University (CSBT, 4/9).
Background: Discusses the role faith plays in his presidential ambitions (Christian Post, 4/8).
Georgia: Slated to address Georgia GOP convention (The State Column, 4/11).
Religious Right: Speaks to conservative leaders at Liberty University (Lynchburg News & Advance, 4/8).
Minnesota: To deliver keynote address to anti-gay Minnesota group along with Bachmann (RWW, 4/11).
Reproductive Rights: Endorses Janet Porter's "Hearbeat Bill" (RWW, 4/11).
Religious Right: Faces increasing scrutiny over ties to pseudo-historian David Barton (RWW, 4/7).
Utah: Receives support of just fourteen percent of Republicans in home state of Utah (AP, 4/10).
South Carolina: Selected to deliver commencement address to University of South Carolina (The Hill, 4/8).
Birther: Lauds Donald Trump's "investigation" of Obama's birth certificate (Mediaite, 4/9).
Poll: Popularity continues to plunge, even among Republicans (WaPo, 4/8).
Campaign: Picks former head of the Republican Governors Association as campaign manager (Star Tribune, 4/11).
Iowa: Campaign aide arrested for breaking into home while drunk (Des Moines Register, 4/8).
Health Care: Marks fifth anniversary of Massachusetts health care reform law (RCP, 4/12).
2012: Makes video announcement of exploratory committee (LA Times, 4/11).
New Hampshire: Commits to June 7 presidential debate in New Hampshire (The Hill, 4/11).
South Carolina: Wins straw poll in GOP-heavy Greenville County (Greenville Online, 4/10).
Health Care: Says health care reform makes one "less than what God created you to be" (RWW, 4/8).
Religious Right: Speaks about faith to David Brody of CBN News (CBN News, 4/11).
Media: Lashes out at Vanity Fair and the New York Times (Vanity Fair, 4/11).
People:David Barton , David Brody , Herman Cain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich , Rick Santorum , Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Haley Barbour, Janet Porter (née Folger)
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