January 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A concerted Republican effort to alter the balance of power in presidential elections by changing the rules for the electoral college is facing significant hurdles - including from some GOP officials in the affected states. All but two states currently award electoral votes under a winner-take-all system. Plans to replace that with a proportional system are under consideration in half a dozen states, including Pennsylvania, Virginia and Michigan. All were presidential battlegrounds that President Obama carried last fall.
December 3, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich for the GOP nomination; Iran. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Martin Fletcher; Javier Colon performs. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Presidential campaign; jobs; the economy: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Presidential campaign; jobs; the economy: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
August 24, 2012 |
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show Romney's opportunity to reintroduce himself at the Republican National Convention; what President Obama can do to excite voters. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Republican National Convention. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Republican convention, 2012 campaign, GOP agenda: RNC chairman Reince Priebus; Republican convention, 2012 campaign, GOP agenda: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
April 11, 2011 |
WASHINGTON -- Nick Ayers, one of the most sought-after operatives in the Republican Party, has signed on to run former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's presidential exploratory committee and likely presidential campaign, a sign the slow-moving GOP race is picking up steam. Pawlenty got to know Ayers through the Republican Governors Assn., where the latter served as executive director for four years, overseeing a team that raised a record $117 million in the last election cycle. "He is without question one of the best political talents in America," Pawlenty said in a statement.
March 21, 2013
Re "Time for an overhaul, GOP says," March 19 The late Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater said in 1994, "If they [the religious right] succeed in establishing religion as a basic Republican Party tenet, they could do us in. " Aside from the GOP's immigration policies and obsession with lowering tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, the religious right's influence over the Republican Party is another reason its agenda failed to resonate in...
August 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In a nod to onetime vice presidential contenders, the Republican convention has given key roles to Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Christie will deliver the keynote address while Rubio, a conservative favorite, will introduce Romney on Aug. 30, the final night of the gathering in Tampa. Announcing the lineup, Republican National Convention Chairman Reince Priebus called Christie “a leader of principle and conviction,” and Rubio “one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders.” Christie said it was an honor to deliver the convention's keynote address.
September 15, 2012 |
An urgent fundraising appeal from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus that went out this week included some start-up money in the envelope: a single dollar bill. Priebus wrote in the letter that he was “risking a dollar bill to get your attention at this critical moment of the 2012 campaign.” The RNC chairman said the party still needed to raise $7.3 million by Sept. 28 to fully fund its get-out-the-vote operations for presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates.
April 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The race to replace John F. Kerry in the U.S. Senate will offer Massachusetts voters a familiar choice: a longtime Democratic officeholder against a fresh-faced Republican. Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez won their respective party nominations in a special primary election Tuesday, after a campaign overshadowed in the closing weeks by the Boston Marathon bombings. Markey defeated fellow congressman Stephen Lynch, according to the Associated Press, while Gomez, a political novice, defeated former U.S. Atty.
April 11, 2013 |
As the Republican National Committee begins to chart its path after stinging losses in recent presidential elections, a major focus of its spring meeting in Hollywood is how to draw more support from communities that have shunned the party in large numbers, notably Latinos, Asian Americans and single women. Much of Thursday's agenda is focused on reaching out to such groups. This afternoon, committee members will take part in workshops about messaging, ethnic media, minority communities and women.
August 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Still no Sarah Palin, but the Republican National Committee announced a roster of mostly conservative headliners for the GOP convention this month in Tampa, Fla. The Republican 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, will be among the top speakers at the four-day gathering of party faithful. One of the party's rising stars, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, will have a leading spot, as will top conservatives - Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and now television host, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.