Stories by Mark Z. Barabak
GOP nominee says he will look past party labels for the good of the nation.
Democrats come together after a heated primary battle to name Barack Obama the first black major-party presidential nominee.
Obama says he’s unfazed. McCain clinches GOP nomination.
Obama still has more delegates, but Clinton’s victories Texas and Ohio shift the momentum to her.
The victory was expected -- but Clinton outdid him among those who said they made their choice within the last week.
In their last debate before Tuesday’s primaries in Ohio and Texas, the Democratic presidential candidates say NAFTA needs substantial renegotiation.
GOP renegades seeking a candidate capable of ending the Washington partisanship are surfacing in the senator’s campaign in surprising numbers. ‘Obamacans,’ he calls them.
The neophyte presidential candidate works hard on the campaign trail. His answers may wander, but there’s that smile and he’s a good listener.
The New York senator beats expectations and Obama for the key state’s Democratic nomination; McCain trumps Romney for the Republican nod.
The senator and her husband cross New Hampshire to challenge Obama. There are signs of a crumbling strategy.
The governor had said he wouldn’t make an endorsement, but Giuliani’s decision to drop out apparently clears the way for the move.
A quasi-boycott by Democratic candidates after the state threatened to encroach on early primaries hasn’t dampened voters’ spirits, or the hopefuls’ desire to win or spin.
The candidate once criticized for lacking specifics now peppers his speeches with policy proposals -- and confidence.
Questions and answers about how the two major parties apportion their delegates as 24 states and American Samoa votes.
In Las Vegas, the head of the Culinary Union gets results with his blue-collar style. He’s a must-see for Democratic presidential hopefuls.
The Democrat becomes the front-runner after victories in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Huckabee runs a close second in Virginia.
The Illinois senator takes a commanding lead over Clinton, with Edwards trailing.
Conservative Christian leaders are increasingly reluctant to get political, leaving a key Republican voting bloc divided. The trend may help Giuliani but hurt the GOP in the long term.
This contest is like no other, caucus-watchers say. Politicians are on the air, on the phone and maybe at your door.
New Hampshire’s secretary of state puts his state first -- on the presidential campaign calendar, that is. He’s held firm since 1976.
Tonight about 200,000 Iowans will begin the process of selecting the presidential nominees.
McCain, on a roll, wins the support of Giuliani and Schwarzenegger.
Six candidates agree not to campaign in those that break with the party’s calendar. Florida and Michigan, this includes you.
New Hampshire sets its earliest primary yet. Presidential hopefuls will probably campaign through the holidays.
Jan Mickelson’s top talk-radio show gives him an outsize sway over national Republican voting -- and the candidates know it.
Huckabee suddenly appears poised to challenge Romney to win the first GOP presidential contest.
Secretary of State Bill Gardner has held the office since 1976. He makes sure its presidential contest continues to be first.
The Republican and Democratic parties today put their best spin on Thursday’s debate between President Bush and Senator John F.
Offsetting Schwarzenegger’s lead, they say, is the likelihood of a strong showing nationally.
Democrats had been courting Patricia Madrid, New Mexico’s attorney general, trying to get her to run against Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson.
A GOP representative’s support for Bush and her Democratic rival’s criticism of the war reflect the changed mood of voters.
He emerges from a bruising primary with a less favorable image than Schwarzenegger. Strategists on both sides see opportunity.
It’s an inviting but awful place from which to launch a run for president.