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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.


Articles by Ralph Z. Hallow

RISING: In Florida, a poll has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in third place with 17 percent of the GOP vote. (Associated Press)

Once written off, Gingrich surges

After stumbling badly out of the gate, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is showing surprising signs of life — rising in the polls and even attracting rising support from evangelical voters who have long been cool to the former House speaker. Published November 10, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks at a GOP forum in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Backers are saying he failed to reach out to evangelical Christians and has done a poor job on using surrogates. (Associated Press)

Perry backers lament errors in campaign

Rick Perry supporters say he and his campaign's top officials failed to rally evangelicals sufficiently to make him the viable alternative to Mitt Romney in what some conservatives say is rapidly turning into a disappointing non-contest for the presidential nomination. Published October 13, 2011

The Washington Times to co-host GOP debate

A nationally televised Republican presidential debate will be held March 19, hosted by The Washington Times, PBS, National Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Republican Party. Published October 5, 2011

**FILE** Condoleezza Rice (Associated Press)

Conservative women to meet to dispel a stereotype

Conservative women from around the country say they are sick of how the Democrats and the press treat them — and they aren't going to take it anymore in this presidential election cycle. Published October 4, 2011

Some in GOP see negatives in Christie's record

Some conservative skeptics say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — like Rick Perry and Mitt Romney before him — has a record of comments, appointments and positions that many in the GOP rank and file will find difficult to swallow. Published September 28, 2011

The spread-out 2012 Republican primary schedule may help Mitt Romney if the contest for the nomination turns into a marathon. (Associated Press)

GOP's primary calendar may aid Romney

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the momentum now, but the calendar may give rival Mitt Romney an advantage over the front-runner if the primary battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination turns into a marathon hunt for delegates. Published September 19, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a Republican debate on Sept. 13, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)

Debate exchange over vaccine stirs Perry doubts

Rep. Michelle Bachmann's two-pronged attack on Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Tuesday's GOP debate — accusing him of "crony capitalism" and usurping parents' rights in his ill-fated 2006 plan to vaccinate Texas schoolgirls against the HPV virus — could prove effective in raising doubts about the GOP front-runner among both tea party backers and social-religious conservatives, activists in both camps said. Published September 13, 2011

Perry takes new course with call to limit military use

Rick Perry rode off in a new direction for the first time before a national audience Wednesday night, calling for a less-interventionist American foreign policy than has been articulated by most of his chief rivals in the 2012 Republican presidential field. Published September 8, 2011

Bush aides' sniping exposes a Texas rivalry with Perry

A smoldering Texas political rivalry broke onto the national stage Tuesday as aides close to former President George W. Bush took potshots at the just-announced candidacy of Rick Perry, who succeeded Mr. Bush as governor in Austin 10 years ago. Published August 16, 2011

Perry goes on the offensive against Obama in Iowa

Texas Gov. Rick Perry went directly after President Obama on Sunday, and roused the fervor of fellow Republicans as few of his GOP nomination rivals have so far shown they can do. Published August 14, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the RedState Gathering, a meeting of conservative activists, where he announced his run for president in 2012, in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters presidential race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who made his Republican presidential nomination candidacy official on his new campaign website and in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, has named Rob Johnson as his national manager, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 13, 2011


Texas Gov. Perry to enter presidential race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce Saturday that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination in a move expected to fundamentally reshape the race and divert attention from other contenders, many of whom will be competing this weekend in the Iowa Straw Poll. Published August 11, 2011

Perry could upend GOP race

Rick Perry could throw the results of Saturday's Iowa straw poll into a cocked hat if the Texas governor goes through with plans to say in a South Carolina speech that he intends to seek the Republican presidential nomination, Iowa Republicans said. Published August 8, 2011

**FILE** RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

RNC stomps Electoral College switch

A move to change the way America elects its president got a clear thumbs down in a vote by members of the Republican National Committee on Friday. Published August 5, 2011