Early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote. Mike Murphy, a Republican consultant, speaks with Steve Inskeep.
A former adviser to Romney, McCain, and others shares his outlook for the 2008 race Mike Murphy has worked as a campaign strategist for some of the biggest names in today's Republican Party, including Governors Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger and two current Presidential candidates: Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain. His allegiances
Sen. John McCain first ran for the White House in 2000, when he made himself accessible to voters and reporters through his "Straight Talk Express." But McCain's devotion to retail politics began long before then — during his first run for Congress in the early '80s.
Fred Thompson has not announced his presidential candidacy, but scrutiny is running high about the man who could be a top Republican contender. Thompson has announced that he raised only $3.4 million last quarter. Republican strategist Mike Murphy talks with Alex Chadwick.
Candidates and media beware: you can't measure what hasn't happened. By Mike Murphy and Mark Mellman View this Article on LA Times Online Website IN THE FIRST 100 days of 2007, the big field of Republican and Democratic candidates running for president collectively spent well over $50 million campaigning, made hundreds of stump speeches
It might seem he has been running for some time, but Wednesday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona officially announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Republican political consultant Mike Murphy talks about McCain's prospects.
A Republican who just returned from France got a good look at the French election process. He thinks the United States could learn a few things from our French friends.