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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on Greenbelt votes in the 2012 federal and state elections and election day news will be posted here throughout the day.
The precinct numbers are in. Also get a detailed Greenbelt breakdown, precinct by precinct, and a comparison with the 2008 elections in Patch's post-election story. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS FOR GREENBELT'S 5 PRECINCTS Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer LINES PERSIST INTO THE EVENING AND TALLIES It's a one to one and a half hour wait at the Greenbelt Elementary School polling station, and the line started increasing at around 5:30 p.m. Lines have continued to be long in Greenbelt throughout the day. Linda Osterfield was waiting in line at the elementary school starting a little before 5 p.m. She said she had never seen lines that long, and she's been voting at the polling station since 1993. John Osterfield was standing in line with her, …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Maryland has donated the most to Mitt Romney, while Rep. Ron Paul has received the most number of donations among Republican presidential candidates.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
By Andrew Damstedt Capital News Service Maryland residents have donated nearly $1 million to Republican presidential candidates so far this year — with Mitt Romney ahead — despite the state's true blue reputation. Romney's business leadership is why Potomac resident Stephen Caldeira said he donated $2,500 — the limit for individuals — to Romney's campaign. But, Caldeira has also given $2,500 to former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who surged in popularity recently and is a frontrunner in the first-in-the nation caucus in Iowa. "They understand what it takes to create jobs, to meet a payroll," Caldeira, International Franchise Association president said. "They understand business, and these guys are problem-solvers." According to the …