By Susan Ferrechio | 06/20/14 08:38 AM
The election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new House majority leader has failed to extinguish the rumblings of discontent by far-right lawmakers that could lead to an effort to oust House Speaker John Boehner in January.
By Brian Hughes | 06/19/14 03:24 PM
Mitt Romney, seen as too stiff and robotic to win over enough voters to claim the presidency in 2012, is undergoing his latest reboot, trying to become the Republican Party's elder statesman in an Image overhaul different from his predecessors who lost their bids for the White House.
By Michael Barone | 06/19/14 06:30 PM
Most Republican primary contests these days are characterized (however accurately or inaccurately) as fights between the Tea Party and the party Establishment. But in at least one case another characterization, more typical historically of Democratic than Republican primary contests, is more...
By David M. Drucker | 06/19/14 04:34 PM
Where Eric Cantor pushed, expect Kevin McCarthy to steer. Where the outgoing House majority leader has used his post to lead the Republican Party, expect his successor to lead his conference.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/19/14 04:17 PM
Rep. Steve Scalise will be the new Majority Whip, elected by House GOP lawmakers as the only red-state member of the leadership team. Scalise, of Louisiana, will replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the chief vote counter and the person most responsible for lining up GOP support for key votes....
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/19/14 03:15 PM
House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent.
06/19/14 02:32 PM
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., came out to support the conservative movement Thursday at the Road to Majority Conference.
By David M. Drucker | 06/18/14 06:53 PM
Rep. Steve Scalise entered the home stretch of the three-way race for House majority whip in the lead, as his main competitor, Rep. Peter Roskam, shifted to a second-ballot strategy. Less than 24 hours before Thursday's scheduled 2 p.m. vote, Scalise, the Republican Study Committee chairman,...
By David M. Drucker | 06/18/14 06:07 PM
Ensconced in a makeshift war room on Capitol Hill, Rep. Marlin Stutzman is burning up the phones with calls to fellow House Republicans, hoping for an upset in his dark horse bid to become the next majority whip. The Indiana Republican is the underdog in a three-way race with House Majority...
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/18/14 08:51 AM
Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/17/14 09:47 AM
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Monday night delivered a written appeal to fellow GOP House lawmakers, seeking their vote in Thursday's vote to elect a new majority leader. He told members that because of divisions within the GOP, “the race needs another voice.” Labrador, who took office...
By David M. Drucker | 06/17/14 08:56 AM
Republican campaigns and political groups will for the first time have access to a data clearinghouse that marries voters’ traditional contact information and history with their digital online profiles and Internet viewing habits.
By David M. Drucker | 06/16/14 02:09 PM
Rep. Marlin Stutzman is showing enough strength in the race for House majority whip that some Republicans monitoring the contest are predicting it could go to a second ballot.
By David M. Drucker | 06/16/14 11:17 AM
As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...
By David M. Drucker | 06/16/14 08:27 AM
If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...
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