Three Arab American Endorsements Bolster GOP Presidential Bids

Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Blog

(Pictured left to right: John H. Sununu, Justin Amash, Richard Hanna)

Three key endorsements by Arab American elected officials have bolstered the campaigns of three GOP candidates seeking the Republican nomination for President. Former New Hampshire Governor John  Sununu, Freshman GOP Congressman Justin Amash (MI-3) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) have all thrown their weight behind the candidates they believe should win the republican nomination and the presidency.

As a former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, John Sununu has been a key spokesman for the Romney campaign and a surrogate...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Jon Huntsman

Posted on January 10, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Campaign Suspended January 16

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (603) 836-5643

Jon Huntsman has served in the administrations of four past American presidents and as the governor of Utah. He defines himself as a center-right conservative. Huntsman is in favor of reducing taxes (i.e. reducing corporate tax from 35% to 25%), repealing “ObamaCare,” and pursuing energy independence. He has stated that he believes not only in traditional marriage but in civil unions. He has also said that it is time to remove American...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Herman Cain

Posted on January 10, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Campaign Suspended December 3

Official Campaign Website

Herman Cain was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination and has served as the president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. He suspended his campaign in December 2011 after receiving multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Cain is known for his 9-9-9 tax plan which would replace all taxes with a 9% business transaction tax, 9% personal income tax rate, and a 9% federal sales tax. He is pro-life and has criticized welfare...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Rick Santorum

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (888) 321-6675

Rick Santorum has represented Pennsylvania in both the House and the Senate. Santorum is seen as a social and fiscal conservative. He is strongly pro-life, believes that Planned Parenthood should not receive government funding, and wants to repeal “ObamaCare.” Santorum opposes benefits for undocumented immigrants and supports a border fence as well the institutionalization of English as the only official language. In relation to Iran, he believes that “these radical Islamists are on the verge of...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Rick Perry

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (512) 463-1782

Rick Perry is one of the longest continuously-serving American governors. He opposes federal abortion funding and supports the individual right to keep and bear arms. Perry supports imposing a no-fly zone over Syria and placing sanctions on the Iranian Central Bank. During his time as Texas governor, more than two hundred death penalties have been carried out. Perry supports strong border control and has also stated that it is heartless not to educate illegal immigrant children. He is also...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Ron Paul

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (202) 225-2831

As a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, Ron Paul is known as a Republican Congressman whose libertarian views differ from those of his Republican and Democratic peers. He advocates non-intervention in the affairs of other nations while still pursuing open trade and communication, increased border security, and the abolition of birthright citizenship, welfare, and amnesty for undocumented immigrants. He also plans to repeal “ObamaCare” and Roe v. Wade. Paul opposed intervention in Iraq and...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Michele Bachmann

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Campaign Suspended January 4

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (651) 731-5400

Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination, but suspended her campaign in January 2012. She advocates tax reform, banning same-sex marriage, teaching creationism alongside evolution in classrooms, and pursuing renewable and domestic energy. She says she is a strong supporter of Israel and that by pursuing U.N. recognition, Palestine is undermining the peace process. Although she has been...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Newt Gingrich

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Official Campaign Website

Newt Gingrich has served as a Republican representative of Georgia and as the Speaker of the House. If elected, Gingrich vows to stop the 2013 tax increases, implement an optional flat tax of 15%, and repeal “ObamaCare.” Gingrich believes that children should be allowed to work at an earlier age, and has suggested as an example that those from lower-income homes can even work as school janitors to earn some money. He has stated that we are at war...

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2012 Presidential Candidates: Mitt Romney

Posted on January 03, 2012 in Arab American Institute

Official Campaign WebsitePhone: (857) 288-3500

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, is a leading candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. He advocates a reversal in defense budget cuts, a reduction in government programs, the prevention of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, and the continuation of No Child Left Behind. In relation to the Arab Spring, Romney believes that the United States should “ensure that the Arab Spring is not followed by an Arab Winter” by not being neutral...

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Republican Nominations Start Today

Posted by on January 03, 2012 in Blog

No matter who wins in Iowa today, the caucuses will have a profound impact on the presidential race going forward. This impact, however, will not occur in ways that conform with our conventional political wisdom and established scripts for primary battles. A week before the primaries officially start, all signs indicate that the Iowa caucuses will sow the seeds for a long, drawn out race for the Republican nomination.

The outcome of the Iowa caucuses may not tell us who will ultimately win the nomination, but it will set the trajectory for the rest of the race in many ways....

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