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April 19th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Rep. Allen West says Ted Nugent doesn't have 'ill will' for Obama, talks possible GOP vice presidential candidates

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Soledad asks Rep. Allen West (R-FL) responds to polls showing voter choices for a GOP vice presidential candidate, and responds to controversial comments from rocker Ted Nugent on President Obama.

Filed under: 2012 Race • GOP
April 18th, 2012
08:51 AM ET

Rep. Israel: Cantor tax bill a 'typical House Republican bait and switch'

Rep. Steve Israel discusses his opposition to the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012 sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and explains why he thinks that it is "yet another unfunded, unpaid for giveaway" for millionaires.

Filed under: GOP • Taxes
April 17th, 2012
08:39 AM ET

Rep. Hensarling: Obama has 'turned to politics of division and envy'

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman for the House Republican Conference, explains why he is opposed to the "Buffett tax" and weighs in on recent polling about the public's support for the proposal.

Filed under: GOP • Taxes
April 11th, 2012
10:22 AM ET

Santorum press sec: Santorum has 'vowed to do whatever necessary to help Romney defeat Obama'

Alice Stewart, Santorum press secretary, discusses the candidate's decision to withdraw from the race and explains how Santorum will be involved with the Romney campaign going forward despite the bitter primary.

Filed under: 2012 Race • GOP • Politics
April 4th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Sen. McCain: Santorum is 'irrelevant,' Romney shouldn't 'rush to judgement' with vice president pick

Senator John McCain discusses the future focus of Mitt Romney's campaign and weighs in on potential vice presidential nominees.

Read the CNN Political Ticker's write of the interview here.

Filed under: 2012 Race • GOP • Politics
April 2nd, 2012
09:01 AM ET

Santorum communications director: It's 'premature, ridiculous' to talk about getting out of the race

Hogan Gidley, communications director for the Santorum campaign, responds to the pressure from the right for Santorum to drop out of the GOP race and responds to the growing list of Romney endorsements.

Filed under: GOP
March 26th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Gingrich's daughter: Father is 'driving the national narrative with the White House'

Jackie Cushman, Newt Gingrich's daughter, discusses her father's focus on energy independence and explains why the candidate is not suspending his campaign despite being far behind in the delegate count.

Filed under: GOP
March 22nd, 2012
01:38 PM ET

Mark McKinnon: Romney aide Etch-A-Sketch gaffe will cause 'lasting damage' on campaign

Mark McKinnon explains why he thinks that the repercussions from Romney's aide's Etch A Sketch gaffe are going to last the entire campaign.

Filed under: 2012 Race • GOP • Politics
March 21st, 2012
09:30 AM ET

Santorum communications director: We're 'prepared to go the distance'

Hogan Gidley, national communications director for the Santorum campaign, discusses the candidate's loss in Illinois and explains how they plan to proceed in the race going forward.

Filed under: GOP
March 20th, 2012
10:06 AM ET

RNC chairman responds to Santorum's unemployment gaffe

Reince Priebus, RNC chairman, responds to the controversy over Santorum's gaffe that he "doesn't care about the unemployment rate."

Filed under: GOP
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