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February 10, 2020, 5:40 AM

Former congressman Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh is ending his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump
February 10, 2020, 5:40 AM
February 7, 2020, 5:00 PM

Trump challenger Joe Walsh ends long-shot presidential bid, calls Republican party 'cult'

Long-shot Republican primary challenger to President Donald Trump, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, announced the end of his campaign.
February 7, 2020, 5:00 PM
Trump challenger Joe Walsh ends presidential bid, calls Republican party 'cult'
February 1, 2020, 9:52 PM

Kansas Senate rivals try to minimize Kobach's ties to Trump

Hardline conservative Kris Kobach says no one is closer to Trump.
February 1, 2020, 9:52 PM
January 31, 2020, 10:50 PM

Georgia's Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator

Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia has announced that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the state party this election year
January 31, 2020, 10:50 PM
Georgia's Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator
January 29, 2020, 11:52 PM

Republican groups target key GOP senators with impeachment ads, ramping up ad wars over witnesses

The ad wars to sway key votes over allowing witnesses to testify in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial is already underway.
January 29, 2020, 11:52 PM
Republican groups target key GOP senators with impeachment ads
January 29, 2020, 6:54 PM

Rep. Doug Collins announces Senate bid for Georgia special election, setting up clash within GOP

Republican Rep. Doug Collins announced his bid for the Georgia Senate special election. The Senate Republicans' campaign arm has already blasted his decision.
January 29, 2020, 6:54 PM
Doug Collins announces bid for Georgia Senate, setting up clash within GOP
1 month ago

Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad

The Lincoln Project is out with their first ad targeting President Donald Trump as the group looks to chip away at his support among evangelical voters.
1 month ago
Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad
2 months ago

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski won't run for Senate in New Hampshire

Corey Lewandowski announced on Twitter he will sit out a Senate run in order to help with President Trump's reelection efforts.
2 months ago
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski won't run for Senate in New Hampshire
2 months ago

With no choice but Trump, voter sues over Minnesota primary

Voter is frustrated that President Trump will be the only name on the ballot.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Trump ally Meadows won't run again, may join White House

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows says he won't seek reelection next year and is expected to join the Trump administration in a yet-to-be-finalized role
2 months ago
Trump ally US Rep. Mark Meadows won't seek reelection
3 months ago

Atlanta financial executive Kelly Loeffler to fill soon-to-be vacant Georgia Senate seat, governor announces

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that Kelly Loeffler, a Republican donor and financial executive, would fill retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson's seat next year.
3 months ago
Financial executive tapped for soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat
3 months ago

Who is Bill Weld?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld became the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump when he announced his candidacy for president on April 15, 2019.
3 months ago
Who is Bill Weld?
3 months ago

Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford suspends presidential race bid

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has suspended his 2020 presidential race two months after announcing his protest bid.
3 months ago
Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford suspends presidential race bid
3 months ago

Longtime New York Republican Rep. Peter King will not run for reelection

Congressman Peter King, who has represented his Long Island congressional district for almost 30 years has announced that we will retire and not seek reelection in 2020.
3 months ago
Longtime NY Republican congressman will not run for reelection
3 months ago

New York Republican congressman announces he will not seek reelection

Rep. Peter King announced he will retire after his 14th term.
3 months ago
New York Republican congressman announces he will not seek reelection
3 months ago

Former AG Jeff Sessions announces comeback bid for Alabama Senate seat

Jeff Sessions, the former U.S. attorney general and senator from Alabama, announced Thursday night that he will launch a bid for Senate in Alabama.
3 months ago
Former AG Jeff Sessions announces comeback bid for Alabama Senate seat
3 months ago

Some GOP senators buck President Trump, Rand Paul on calls to release whistleblower's identity

Lawmakers were defending the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry after President Trump and Sen. Rand Paul called for the individual to be identified.
3 months ago
Some GOP senators buck Trump, Rand Paul on calls to release whistleblower's identity
4 months ago

Rep. Greg Walden, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to retire

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden is the 16th House Republican to opt against seeking reelection.
4 months ago
Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden retiring at end of term
4 months ago

3 GOP challengers take roadshow to pro-Trump Tennessee

The event attracted several hundred people in a room with more than 2,000 seats.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Republican lawmakers are cautiously optimistic about Turkish ceasefire

Republican lawmakers are cautiously optimistic on the heels of an announced ceasefire in northern Syria.
4 months ago
Republican lawmakers are cautiously optimistic about Turkish ceasefire
4 months ago

Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy joins Trump's impeachment defense team

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy is coming to President Trump's defense in the impeachment inquiry. Gowdy stepped down from Congress in 2018 after serving for eight years.
4 months ago
Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy joins Trump's impeachment defense team
5 months ago

Warning issued after RNC sends 'imitation census' mailers to boost Trump re-election in Montana

Montana officials warn of 'misinformation' after RNC sends 'imitation census’ mailers to boost Trump re-election
5 months ago
 RNC sends 'look-a-like' census mailers to boost Trump re-election
5 months ago

Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has pleaded guilty in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress
5 months ago
Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case
5 months ago

Republican congressman accused of insider trading is resigning

Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, accused of insider trading, has resigned, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Monday.
5 months ago
Republican congressman accused of insider trading is resigning
5 months ago

Congressman accused of insider trading is resigning

Republican Rep. Chris Collins, accused of insider trading, is resigning. President Trump once criticized his prosecution.
5 months ago
Congressman accused of insider trading is resigning
5 months ago

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Republican organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no signs of giving up nearly a quarter-million dollars they received from a North Carolina political donor indicted on bribery charges
5 months ago
5 months ago

Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump

Republican Party state committee says a primary "would serve no useful purpose."
5 months ago
5 months ago

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit
5 months ago
5 months ago

Nikki Haley moves back to SC, fuels political speculation

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list
5 months ago
5 months ago

Mark Sanford announces he will challenge President Trump in 2020 GOP primary

Mark Sanford, the South Carolina governor and congressman, announced his intentions to challenge President in the 2020 GOP primary.
5 months ago
Mark Sanford announces he will challenge President Trump in 2020 GOP primary
6 months ago

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia says he'll retire at the end of 2019, citing what he calls 'health challenges.'
6 months ago
Citing health, Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson say he'll retire
6 months ago

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson to retire in December because of health issues

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday morning that he is resigning from the Senate in December due to various health issues.
6 months ago
Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson to retire in December due to health issues
6 months ago

Congressman says he's resigning because of complications with baby expected in October

Rep. Sean Duffy announces he is resigning next month because a baby he and his wife are expecting in October will have complications, including a heart condition.
6 months ago
Rep. Sean Duffy resigning, cites complications with baby expected in October
6 months ago

Last remaining US House race of 2018 a 1st test for the GOP ahead of 2020

A re-do election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is teeing up a tough battle between Republicans and Democrats.
6 months ago
Last remaining US House race of 2018 a 1st test for the GOP ahead of 2020
6 months ago

Nearly a year after John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in the GOP carries 'voice of reason'

Cindy McCain says the GOP lacks leaders who can reach across the aisle.
6 months ago
After John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in GOP carries 'voice of reason'
6 months ago

Roger Clemens: 'No interest' in running for Congress despite GOP recruitment effort

Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is "honored" by the encouragement to run for Congress, but he has ruled it out -- blaming the "climate in politics."
6 months ago
Roger Clemens: 'No interest' in running for Congress despite GOP recruitment effort
6 months ago

Rep. Steve King a target for Democrats in 2020 after controversial 'rape and incest' comments

GOP Rep. Steve King's latest controversy gives Democrats hope that they can defeat him in 2020 -- even with Donald Trump on the ballot.
6 months ago
Dems aim to unseat Rep. King after 'rape and incest' comments
6 months ago

GOP Rep. Steve King faces backlash over rape and incest comments

Commenting on anti-abortion laws on Wednesday, the representative said, "If not for rape and incest, would there be any population left?"
6 months ago
GOP Rep. Steve King faces backlash over rape and incest comments
6 months ago

McConnell won't call Senate back, expects new gun legislation in September

President Donald Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday morning about the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
6 months ago
McConnell won't call Senate back, expects new gun legislation in September
6 months ago

Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after it posts video of protesters threatening McConnell

Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after posting video of protesters. The video shows protesters outside of his home hurling threats and profanity.
6 months ago
Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after it posts video of protester threats
6 months ago

Schumer, Pelosi demand McConnell cancel August recess in wake of mass shootings

The top Democrats in Congress called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday to cancel the Senate’s August recess after two mass shootings.
6 months ago
Democrats call on McConnell to cancel August recess to act on gun control
7 months ago

Latest GOP retirement highlights party's growing peril in TX

The retirement announcement of another Republican congressman highlights the GOP's struggle to win the House majority and the shifting political leanings of Texas.
7 months ago
Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise
7 months ago

In closed-door meeting, RNC officials pledge not to profit from WinRed fundraising site

RNC officials Wednesday worked behind closed doors to quell concerns about a new fundraising site WinRed, pledging not to personally profit from the tool.
7 months ago
In closed-door meeting, RNC officials pledge not to profit from fundraising site
7 months ago

Trump's 'go back,' Baltimore tweets are not the same: GOP lawmaker

Rep. Will Hurd responds to President Trump's tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings, and discusses Russian interference and disinformation in U.S. elections on "This Week."
7 months ago
Trump's 'go back,' Baltimore tweets are not the same: GOP lawmaker
7 months ago

GOP axes rival online fundraising platform amid efforts to boost grassroots support

The GOP is ramping up its efforts to centralize its fundraising apparatus, wiping out other small-dollar donor tools considered to be rivals to Trump-backed WinRed.
7 months ago
GOP axes rival online fundraising platform
7 months ago

McConnell acknowledges he's the descendant of slave owners, compares himself to Obama

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday acknowledged he's the descendant of slave owners and compared himself to President Barack Obama.
7 months ago
McConnell acknowledges he's the descendant of slave owners, compares himself to Obama
7 months ago

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

He's leaving GOP because he's disenchanted, "frightened" by partisan politics.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Democratic Party is 'careening to the left': Rep. Seth Moulton

Rep. Seth Moulton sits down with Martha Raddatz on "This Week" to discuss how his experience as a veteran has shaped his presidential campaign, and the state of the 2020 race.
7 months ago
Democratic Party is 'careening to the left': Rep. Seth Moulton
7 months ago

Presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton talks reclaiming patriotism from Trump, Republicans

Rep. Seth Moulton is emphasizing the importance of patriotism and security in his bid for the White House, themes he says are often claimed as mantles by the GOP.
7 months ago
Presidential candidate talks reclaiming patriotism from Trump, Republicans
8 months ago

Rep. Justin Amash announces he's quitting Republican Party in op-ed

Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican in Congress to open up impeachment talk against President Donald Trump, announced Thursday that he's leaving the Republican Party.
8 months ago
Congressman announces he's quitting Republican Party