2012 Presidential Campaign

Emanuel To Hit Campaign Trail For ObamaChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting the campaign trail for his friend and former boss, President Barack Obama.
Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.
Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP ConventionFor Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.
Presidential Race Turning Increasingly Ugly, But Will It Matter?Racial undertones, nasty accusations – in just the past few days, the 2012 presidential campaign has taken what appears to be a caustic turn. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov takes a look at what was said and what it means.
Walter's Perspective: Time For Candidates To Talk About Gun ViolenceExcuse me, you two princes of politics, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I'm sorry to bother you, but there is something in America more important than you being elected, and we need to hear from you about it.
Santorum Drops Out; Romney Campaign Credits Illinois With Helping Seal The DealRick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.
Durbin: Obama Would Do Well Running Against GingrichU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin suggested Monday that President Barack Obama would do well were Republican candidate Newt Gingrich to continue his strong South Carolina showing and end up with the GOP nomination.
Obama Takes In $2 Million At FundraisersPresident Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.
Obama Arrives In Chicago For 3 Fundraising EventsPresident Obama hopes to translate hometown support into campaign contributions Thursday at three evening fund-raising events.
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