In New Hampshire, 73 % of likely Democrat voters and 56% of Republican voters believe global warming is occuring right now. The Carbon Coalition, a group determined to make global warming one of the top issues candidates discuss on the campaign trail, is working in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/primarysource/2007/03/ majority_of_nh.html by James Pindell 3-26-2007
In 1994, Fred Thompson ran as a candidate who believed states should make decisions regarding abortion, opposing Roe and he believed abortion should be prohibited or restricted in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. His eight year voting record shows he was in complete agreement with pro-life groups on abortion funding, late-term abortions and judges.
Over the course of 11 years, Fred Thompson now considers himself pro-life without any nuance to the position, meaning at some point he shifted to the right on first-trimester abortions. A strong federalist, he remains opposed to amending the Constitution to prohibit abortion.
http://race42008.com/2007/03/27/update-thompson-and-abortion/ by DaveG 3-27-2007
In a statement issued today, Focus on the Family said Dobson did not mean to disparage Thompson. “Dr. Dobson appreciates Sen. Thompson’s solid, pro-family voting record and his position that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.”
Dobson was “attempting to highlight that to the best of his knowledge, Sen. Thompson hadn’t clearly communicated his religious faith, and many evangelical Christians might find this a barrier to supporting him.”
“We were, however, pleased to learn from his spokesperson that Sen. Thompson professes to be a believer.”
Romney mentioned possible VP picks: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/on_the2008_trail; _ylt=AoM0mOvx0nDodtErjZNC4l5pu6cv by Jim Davenport 3-29-2007
Filed under Gingrich, Romney
Steve Forbes, former Republican presidential candidate, President of Forbes has endorsed Rudy Giuliani for President of the United States. Mr. Forbes will serve as a National Campaign Co-Chair and Senior Policy Advisor.
http://race42008.com/2007/03/28/steve-forbes-joins-giuliani-campaign by Kavon W Nikrad 3-29-2007
Dan Qualye predicts Romney will win the GOP nomination for president.
http://race42008.com/2007/03/19/quayle-predicts-romney/ by Jason 3-19-2007
Pat Buchanan’s sister Bay Buchanan has joined the Tancredo campaign and will be the campaign manager.
http://2008central.net/?p=420 by 08 Guru JW 3-29-2007
Romney announced his Ohio Finance Committee:
- Carl H. Lindner, Chairman of the Board of American Financial Group from Cincinnati.
- S. Craig Linder, Co-President of American Financial Group.
- Nancy Heffner Donovan, President of Ames Travel Service and Chairwoman of the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts.
http://race42008.com/2007/03/28/1590/ 3-28-2007 by Jason
Every four years, Republican presidential candidates compete for the Cincinnati Lindner family’s support because having them on your side can draw millions in campaign contributions.
http://race42008.com/2007/03/29/more-on-romneys-ohio-catch 3-29-2007 by Jason
Mike DeWine (Chairman of McCain’s Ohio organization) worked the crowd at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Summit County last night. A straw poll with over 800 ballots gave the following results:
- Rudy Giuliani 30.9%
- John McCain 25.8%
- Fred Thompson 12.1%
- Mitt Romney 8.6%
- Newt Gingrich 8.2%
- Sam Brownback 5.9%
Only the McCain and Brownback campaigns made any efforts to sway voters.
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070325/NEWS09/703250388 by Joshua Boak 3-25-2007