Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here are details on Monday night's third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday. The debate is at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. It will focus primarily on foreign policy and international relations. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. The second debate between the candidates was a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience on the economy, healthcare and more. Broadcasting and Streaming Live AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. All of the…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If you have a question you would like to ask President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney, submit it in the comments section below. It could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
by Patch Staff If Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 16, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch and AOL, along with Google and Yahoo, to solicit questions from the American …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
'Big Bird' gets a mention, 'sequestration' doesn't in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON — If the crowd at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington was any indication, Northern Virginia Democrats wanted President Barack Obama to go on the attack Wednesday night during the first presidential debate. What they got instead was a relatively calm commander-in-chief, one who took the occasional shot at his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but not the inspirational orator whose speeches draw thousands to arenas. Even Democrats were hard-pressed to call the night a win for Obama. Most settled on calling it a tie, or even gave the night to Romney. And while many Republicans and Democrats had similar thoughts on performance, they disagreed about whether it mattered. "Obama looked really calm and didn't get …
Did the first presidential debate help or hurt Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Tell us your thoughts.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney engaged in their first of three debates Wednesday night in Denver. While Wednesday's debate was on domestic issues, future meetings — Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Florida — will include both domestic and foreign policy questions. Tell us - were there any questions you would have liked asked at the Denver debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either candidate's campaign? Was there a clear winner? See also: A Contest of Gentlemen? Few Sparks in First Presidential Debate Live Chat Wednesday: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday evening, follow the Oct. 3 presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama here, or join Patch at Busboys and Poets in Arlington.
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is Wednesday. The debate airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. While you're watching the debate, grab your laptop and chat with Patch editors through Cover It Live right here. We'll be online and chatting from 8:30 p.m. through the end of the debate. Bookmark this page so you remember to stop by! In addition, several Patch editors will be at Busboys and Poets in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood for the debate. We'll be paying for some of your food and drinks during the event, giving away Patch items and taking your comments. Busboys and Poets is located in the Village at Shirlington across the street from Harris …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Georgetown and Washington, DC
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Georgetown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Voting Information Absentee voting is already underway in the District. You may request an absentee ballot here. Unlike many states that have restrictions, anyone can choose to vote absentee in D.C. If you vote absentee, your ballot should be postmarked on or before Nov. 6 and must arrive by Nov. 16 this year. If you moved or changed your name, your previous voter registration may no longer be valid. You can check your voter registration information here. You can register to vote and cast…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Use this tool to see who donated how much to the presidential campaigns this cycle.
D.C. residents and workers have donated more than $10.3 million to presidential candidates and political parties this election cycle, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. The overwhelming majority of the donations went to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. In the District, residents donated more than $8.16 million to the Obama campaign, and $2.18 million to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates; $1.86 million of that went to the Romney campaign. Residents of 20007, which includes Georgetown and some neighborhoods north and west, gave 2,511 separate donations to the two presidential candidates—a total of $1.18 million this campaign cycle (based on donations through the end of …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will join presumptive GOP nominee in bid for president instead of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who some say was on the short list.
Just more than two weeks before he's expected to receive a presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would join him on the ballot in the 2012 election, passing over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who had been on the short list of many political experts. Romney will be in Manassas this afternoon on a campaign stop and McDonnell is scheduled to attend. (Go to Manassas Patch for live updates starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.) Romney was scheduled to make the announcement Saturday morning before 9 a.m. in Norfolk as he starts a tour of Virginia, an important swing state in this year's presidential elections, but Romney's campaign sent a press release earlier in the morning. Just days…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Both candidates raise nearly $2 million from donations greater than $200, but Romney has $100,000 lead.
President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have each raised nearly $2 million from Virginia residents who have given at least $200, but the former Massachusetts governor has a $100,000 edge, according to a new report by a nonpartisan group tracking campaign funds. More than half of the funds raised by each candidate between January and May have come from Northern Virginia according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Romney has raised $1.9 million from those who have given $200 or more — 78 percent of it from Northern Virginia, according toVPAP. Obama has raised $1.8 million, 70 percent of which is from Northern Virginia, according to VPAP. Romney has raised a total of $3.8 million from …