election http://apr.org en Makeover http://apr.org/post/makeover <P>NPR studio 4A is getting a makeover into election night headquarters!</P> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:05:54 +0000 Jackie Howell 18479 at http://apr.org Makeover Petitions Seek To Remove Ala. Court Nominees http://apr.org/post/petitions-seek-remove-ala-court-nominees <p>A Huntsville woman has filed petitions with Alabama&#39;s Democratic and Republican parties asking them to disqualify several candidates for the Alabama Supreme Court. Sherry Broyles says the Democratic Party should disqualify its nominee for chief justice, Harry Lyon, for not filing monthly campaign finance reports as required by a new law enacted by the Legislature. Lyon calls the complaint bogus and says he hasn&#39;t raised enough money to file. Party Chairman Mark Kennedy says he will seriously review the matter. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:33:25 +0000 Associated Press 15841 at http://apr.org Petitions Seek To Remove Ala. Court Nominees Schedule Set For Special Alabama House Election http://apr.org/post/schedule-set-special-alabama-house-election Gov. Robert Bentley has called a special election to fill the Alabama House seat vacated when Rep. Blaine Galliher of Gadsden joined the administration. Party primaries for the House District 30 seat will be held on Oct. 23, followed by any runoffs that are needed. The general election will be either Dec. 11 or Jan. 29, 2013, depending on whether there's a runoff. The district includes parts of Etowah and St. Clair counties. Galliher held the seat until he resigned to become Bentley's new legislative director. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:55:24 +0000 Associated Press 15769 at http://apr.org Schedule Set For Special Alabama House Election Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15 http://apr.org/post/mitt-romney-birmingham-aug-15 <p>Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled a fundraising reception Aug. 15 in Birmingham.</p><p>A letter from the Romney campaign said the event will be at The Club. People contributing $5,000 can get their photo taken with the former Massachusetts governor at 5:30 p.m. A general reception, costing $1,000 per person, is at 6 p.m. Then a private dinner starts at 7 p.m. for those contributing $25,000 or more.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 15285 at http://apr.org Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15 Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice? http://apr.org/post/would-romney-already-looked-skeptically-right-pick-rice <strong></strong>Pretty soon we'll be obsessing full time over <em><strong>Mitt Romney's</strong></em> running mate selection, but until then I thought I'd weigh in one on Veepstakes story that's been making the rounds in recent days.<p>I'm talking about the rumors, first appearing Thursday in the <strong><a href="http://www.drudgereport.com/flashcm.htm">Drudge Report</a></strong>, that former Bush Secretary of State <em><strong>Condoleezza Rice</strong></em> has surged to the top of Romney's wish list. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:46:34 +0000 Ken Rudin 14654 at http://apr.org Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice? Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted http://apr.org/post/nonpartisan-agreement-most-campaign-money-wasted Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.<p>"Eighty percent of what we do in a campaign is wasted," Democratic pollster and adviser Mark Mellman tells <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156829985/presidential-election-how-much-does-fundraising-matter" target="_blank">NPR's </a><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156829985/presidential-election-how-much-does-fundraising-matter" target="_blank">Morning Edi Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:45:00 +0000 editor 14657 at http://apr.org New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest http://apr.org/post/new-week-same-argument-romney-obama-whos-being-dishonest President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on <em>Fox &amp; Friends</em> as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.<p>We're basically <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/13/156753188/romney-no-role-whatsoever-in-management-of-bain-after-99" target="_blank">where we were on Friday</a>, when Romney said he "had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999" and the Obama camp was ar Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 14650 at http://apr.org New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest Romney Outraises Obama By $35 Million In June http://apr.org/post/romney-outraises-obama-35-million-june The latest fundraising numbers are in for the two presidential campaigns, and the amounts are eye-popping. President Obama and the Democratic Party raised $71 million, which is an enormous haul. But it was dwarfed by Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee, which together raised $106 million in the month of June.<p>For the second month in a row, Romney raised more money than Obama — $17 million more in May and $35 million more in June. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:43:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 14314 at http://apr.org Romney Outraises Obama In May http://apr.org/post/romney-outraises-obama-may Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And with no primary opponent to worry about, President Obama's campaign had nearly a full year's head start for fundraising over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But as NPR's S.V. Date reports, the president's advantage is rapidly disappearing.<p>S.V. DATE, BYLINE: Just one month after the start of the general election campaign, Mr. Obama has seen his financial cushion sliced in half. An $80 million cash-on-hand lead at the end of April was down to $45 million at the end of May, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:54:00 +0000 editor 1236 at http://apr.org