2012 Candidates Weekly Update 4/26/11
Media: Included in the Time 100 (Star Tribune, 4/21).
2012: Claims she will reach a decision on presidential bid by June (LA Times, 4/20).
2012: Decides against running for president (Politico, 4/25).
Energy: Received $300,000 from ethanol lobbying group (Des Moines Register, 4/25).
Immigration: Balances outreach to Hispanic voters with GOP's increasing nativism (Politico, 4/22).
South Carolina: Leads other candidates among South Carolina Republicans in new poll (The Ticket, 4/25).
Media: War of words with Glenn Beck escalates (HuffPo, 4/22).
2012: Former campaign manager predicts he will run (The Daily Beast, 4/21).
Foreign Affairs: Wins praise from Chinese leaders as he leaves post as Ambassador (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/21).
Campaign: Hires prominent GOP pollster (Fox News, 4/20).
Iowa: Completes 27-stop tour in Iowa, focusing on religious voters (Iowa Republican, 4/22).
Religious Right: Addresses militantly anti-gay Cornerstone World Outreach church (Sioux City Journal, 4/22)
Alaska: 61% of home state voters view her unfavorably (Anchorage Daily News, 4/25).
Family: Estranged ex-future-son-in-law Levi Johnston to write tell-all on Palin family (LA Times, 4/25).
Religious Right: Set to speak alongside dominionist ex-General William Boykin (HuffPo, 4/25).
Iowa: Campaign in Iowa a one-man operation (WSJ, 4/22).
Polls: Fails to increase support among GOP primary voters in polls (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/25).
Environment: Former adviser and polar explorer disappointed with Pawlenty's move towards climate change denial (Mother Jones, 4/21).
Budget: Wrongly claims that Obama is managing a "peacetime" budget in op-ed (Washington Monthly, 4/25).
Fundraising: Escalates fundraising to build campaign war chest (AP, 4/25).
Equality: Doubles down on opposition to civil rights for gays and lesbians (Crooks and Liars, 4/25).
Health care: Regrets voting for Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (HuffPo, 4/24).
Iowa: Hires state campaign manager and field director before embarking on tour (Politico, 4/21).
Birther: Claims President Obama's birth certificate is either "missing" or "does not exist" (Daily Caller, 4/25).
Voting: Has spotty voting record during primary elections (NY1, 4/23).
People:Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Haley Barbour, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich , Rick Santorum , Sarah Palin
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