Mitt Romney http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-obama-romneys-first-debate President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, engaged Thursday night in a sometimes spirited, but always cordial, debate that got very technical at times.<p>It was the "corporate executive" (Romney) vs. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:24:51 +0000 Mark Memmott 5002 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate Morning headlines: Monday, August 27, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-27-2012 <p><strong>Romney accuses Democrats of using Akin to attack Republican Party</strong></p><p>In the run up to his party's nomination for president this week, Republican Mitt Romney is again distancing himself from embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.</p><p>The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee told Fox News on Sunday morning that Democrats are using the uproar over Akin's comments on rape and abortion to attack the rest of the Republican Party.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:31:20 +0000 Julie Bierach, Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 27, 2012 Morning headlines: Monday, August 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-20-2012 <p><strong>Romney distancing himself from Akin</strong></p><p>Republican presidential Mitt Romney is distancing himself from Congressman Todd Akin after <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-faces-criticism-comments-legitimate-rape-0">comments Akin made during an interview with a St. Louis television station</a>.</p><p>During the interview on Fox 2's Jaco Report, Akin was asked if he would support abortion in cases when a woman was raped.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:38:20 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, WBEZ & The Associated Press 4358 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 20, 2012 Romney Picks Wisconsin's Ryan To Be His Running Mate On GOP Ticket http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romney-picks-wisconsins-ryan-be-his-running-mate-gop-ticket Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's choice for running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.<p>The official word, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/10/158606908/mitt-romney-to-announce-running-mate-saturday" target="_blank">which began leaking overnight</a>, came early this morning from the Romney campaign via a smartphone app and a news release.<p>It's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/11/158617473/historically-cautious-romney-takes-shot-down-the-field-in-ryan">something of a surprise</a>. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:05:41 +0000 Mark Memmott 4303 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romney Picks Wisconsin's Ryan To Be His Running Mate On GOP Ticket Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of 'moral failure' on economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mitt-romney-accuses-president-obama-moral-failure-economy <p>Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn&rsquo;t mince words at a campaign stop in St. Louis on Thursday.</p><p>Romney addressed several hundred supporters at Production Products, a military equipment supplier in north St. Louis County.</p><p>The former governor railed against the Obama Administration for &ldquo;undermining the free-enterprise system and over-regulating businesses.&quot;</p><p>He said the President wasn&rsquo;t up to the task of solving the economic crisis, all the while recklessly expanding the reach of government.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:42:06 +0000 Adam Allington 3866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of 'moral failure' on economy Romney speaks to NRA at Edward Jones Dome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romney-speaks-nra-edward-jones-dome <p>Speaking in downtown St. Louis at the NRA&#39;s Leadership Forum today, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney emphasized his commitment to protecting the Second Amendment. &nbsp;</p><p>But Romney&#39;s record on gun control is a tough sell for some members of the influential conservative group. &nbsp;St. Louis native and NRA member Ed McNees says he can&#39;t trust Romney because he supported banning assault rifles while running for office in Massachusetts.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:34:45 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romney speaks to NRA at Edward Jones Dome Blunt sees end to Romney recruitment duties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-sees-end-romney-recruitment-duties <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he expects most of his fellow Republican congressman will be lining up behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by the end of the month.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Blunt was handpicked by Romney to garner endorsements for the former Massachusetts governor from his fellow Republican congressmen. He says his task is coming to a close.</p><p>With Romney&rsquo;s primary sweep in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, DC this week, Blunt said he expects most GOP lawmakers to make up their minds in the next 30 days. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:04:17 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3446 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt sees end to Romney recruitment duties Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-4-2012 <p><strong>Republican presidential contenders to speak at NRA meeting in St. Louis</strong></p><p>Thousands of gun enthusiasts will get a chance to hear from three of the four Republican presidential contenders next week when the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meeting and exhibit in St. Louis.</p><p>An NRA spokesman says more than 60,000 people have already registered for the convention that runs April 13-15 at the America&#39;s Center convention center, but that number is expected to grow with late registrations.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:24:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Ahead of another 'key' primary, Romney leads Illinois polls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ahead-another-key-primary-romney-leads-illinois-polls This week the action in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is in Illinois, which holds its primary Tuesday.<p>In advance of that contest, <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/illinois/" target="_blank">Public Policy Polling is out with a new survey</a> that it says shows "Mitt Romney is headed for a blowout victory." It has the former Massachusetts governor ahead of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum 45 percent to 30 percent (with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:25:22 +0000 Mark Memmott 3295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ahead of another 'key' primary, Romney leads Illinois polls Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romney-kirkwood-obama-blame-high-gas-prices <p><em>Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.</em></p><p>Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.</p><p>Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but &nbsp;the party&#39;s front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:40:19 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3258 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices