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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Monday, and is joining the Romney campaign as a national co-chairman. Read more»

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his family have reportedly flown to campaign events on the private jet of a wealthy businessman under investigation for possible securities fraud. Read more»

Michele Bachmann

Many Republican candidates are challenging the government’s role in protecting the environment, and showing that Obama isn't the only change they just can't believe in. Read more»

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls for 2012 debated in New Hampshire June 13. Here a few factual claims that we found to be false or misleading — and an example of one claim the debaters got right. Read more»

The Democratic National Committee takes Tim Pawlenty's comments on his presidential campaign out of context. Read more»

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix in February.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty released a web video, announcing that he was running for president, and he'll kick off his campaign in Iowa. In recent months, we have found him straying from the facts. Read more»

Still undeclared candidate, Republican Mitt Romney

Smart v. Stupid: Republican presidential candidates don't want Dick Armey's Tea Party to ruin their future electability. So they wait... Read more»

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

While Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels coyly dodges questions about his presidential intentions, he quietly raised more money for his state political action committee than any other potential 2012 Republican candidate. Read more»

Bill Nugent, the owner of the Shanty Cafe, 401 E. 9th St., hangs a banner supporting a Senate run by Gabrielle Giffords, March 3.

Arizona Democrats favor U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as their nominee to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl. For Republicans, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is their top choice as a Senate candidate. Read more» 1


It has been seven weeks now since the midterms, but that doesn't mean there's no campaigning going on. Republican presidential aspirants are off and running, jockeying for exposure. We've been keeping track, and have noticed some twisting of the truth – already! Read more»

Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce

Huge budget shortfalls are prompting a handful of states to begin discussing a once-unthinkable scenario: dropping out of the Medicaid insurance program for the poor. Read more»