Monday, August 15, 2011

2012 Presidential Election Timeline

8/13/11 Michelle Bachmann (MN) wins the Iowa straw poll, Ron Paul (TX) 2nd

From FoxNews:
    Bachmann received 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 votes cast. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was close behind her with 27 percent. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in a distant third with 13 percent of the vote, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 9 percent and businessman Herman Cain with 8 percent.

    "We just sent a message that Obama will be a one-term president," Bachmann told her cheering supporters outside of her bus. Bachmann cast her victory as a "down payment on taking our country back."

    "We just crossed a very important hurdle, but it's the first one," she said to Mike Huckabee. "This is a wonderful result today and we couldn't be more grateful to the people of Iowa."

Texas Governor Rick Perry officially enters GOP nomination race

From New York Times:

    “I came to South Carolina because I will not sit back and accept the path that America is on, because a great country requires a better direction, because a renewed nation needs a new president,” he said.

    “With the support of my family and unwavering belief in the goodness of America, I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the United States.”

: Tim Pawlenty (MN) withdrew from contention after finishing third in the Iowa Straw Poll

From Politico:
    “We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward and that didn’t happen, so I’m announcing on your show that I’m ending my campaign for president,” the former governor said on “This Week.”

: Obama approval rating lowest on record at 39%, while 54% disapprove. Gallup poll results at Fox News.

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