Can three gay Republicans make election history?

Innis plays down his sexuality as a campaign issue, but acknowledges the historic undertones.

Can three gay Republicans make election history?

Dan Innis’ husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn’t matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history — no Republican ever has been openly gay when first elected to Congress. “He said, ‘You’ve got to do […]

Documentary found Romney a ‘cheap’ candidate

"I was surprised that somebody that rich would be that cheap," SAID director Greg Whiteley.

Documentary found Romney a ‘cheap’ candidate

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was. “I was surprised that somebody that rich would be that cheap,” director Greg Whiteley […]

Will GOP donors stick with Chris Christie?

"I have heard from a few donors and their general feeling is that Governor Christie is being truthful, has fully accepted responsibility and has acted decisively in firing those responsible for this awful act."

Will GOP donors stick with Chris Christie?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces one of his first major tests since his backyard political scandal erupted: reassuring top Republican donors that he has taken steps to address allegations of political payback in his home state and that he remains a viable presidential contender for the party’s establishment. Christie, who leads the Republican Governors […]

McAuliffe becomes Virginia’s new governor

"Common ground doesn't move towards us, we move towards it."

McAuliffe becomes Virginia’s new governor

Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia’s 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday. In an inaugural address on the south portico of the state Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, McAuliffe emphasized bipartisanship as he put several years of campaigning behind […]

GOP thinks it can remake itself into a party that helps the poor

The effort aims to offer an alternative to President Barack Obama's economic agenda and shed the baggage of Mitt Romney.

GOP thinks it can remake itself into a party that helps the poor

Faced with an empathy gap before the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are trying to forge a new image as a party that helps the poor and lifts struggling workers into the middle class. GOP leaders are using the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s War on Poverty to offer a series of policy proposals […]

Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race

Her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party.

Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, on Monday abruptly abandoned her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason for her decision. But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a […]

Presidential sweepstates: Who will challenge Hillary?

Republicans have no clear front-runner.

Presidential sweepstates: Who will challenge Hillary?

For Democrats and Republicans, the early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart. Many Democrats already view Hillary Rodham Clinton as a quasi-incumbent, someone who could take the reins from President Barack Obama. The former secretary of state has made no decisions about her political future but has done little to dampen enthusiasm […]

Can a two-woman ticket win in Texas?

If Davis and fellow state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, prevail in their March primaries as expected, they'll form what political experts say is only the fifth time in at least the past 20 years that a party has nominated women for both governor and lieutenant governor.

Can a two-woman ticket win in Texas?

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor. Woven into one of the nation’s most intriguing gubernatorial races this year […]

Defining the deciding issues for elections in 2014

"Voters are more motivated when something is taken away from them."

Defining the deciding issues for elections in 2014

In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. “I must have blinked and missed it,” the challenger said of the House’s work this past year. “It’s become a punch line to call this […]

Health care a dividing issue in 2014 races

In intraparty skirmishes from Georgia to Nebraska, the GOP's most strident candidates and activists are insisting on a no-holds-barred approach.

Health care a dividing issue in 2014 races

Republicans see the 2014 midterm elections as a chance to capitalize on voter frustration with the problem-plagued health care overhaul, but the GOP first must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama’s signature law. In intraparty skirmishes from Georgia to Nebraska, the GOP’s […]

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