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A young supporter of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) waves American flags during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Cochran wins Mississippi GOP primary runoff

06/24/14 07:05AM

The epically bizarre primary contest between Senator Thad Cochran and tea party challenger Chris McDaniel is headed towards its thrilling conclusion on Tuesday as Mississippi voters go to the polls for a final runoff.The entered the runoff period after McDaniel narrowly won the first round of voting as the weirdest, nastiest must-watch campaign of 2014. read more

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) during his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md, March 6, 2014.

Will wealth backfire for 2016 GOP candidates?

06/24/14 07:01AM

Hillary Clinton has stumbled out of the 2016 starting blocks, tripping herself up with bungled remarks about her personal wealth. But it isn’t as if the potential Republican field is completely absolved from future financial scrutiny of its own. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds his 119th Town Hall meeting in Franklin, NJ on April 15, 2014.

Christie stokes 2016 fire with New Hampshire visit

06/21/14 09:28AM

The reactions to Christie from his meet-and-greet with Havenstein at T-Bones’ Great American Eatery in the small town of Bedford on Friday afternoon ranged from sheer enthusiasm, to skepticism, to indifference. But talk of 2016 was rampant. read more

Carl DeMaio

12 gay candidates to watch in 2014

06/20/14 10:54AM

“Pride Month is a time for celebration. And this year, we’ve got a lot to celebrate,” President Obama told supporters recently at the Democratic National Committee’s annual LGBT gala. And it’s true. read more

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House GOP to pick new leaders after Eric Cantor loss

06/19/14 10:33AM

House Republicans are set to elect two new leaders on Thursday, filling in the vacuum created by Eric Cantor’s surprise primary loss last week. The frontrunner to replace Cantor as majority leader is current majority whip Rep. Kevin McCarty (R-CA), who hails from the same establishment wing of the party. He faces a challenge from the right in Rep. read more

House Republican Leaders Speak To Media After Republican Conference Meeting

GOP leadership fight tests impact of Eric Cantor loss

06/18/14 12:01PM

Republicans are set to elect new leaders on Thursday in the wake of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shock primary loss. But while Cantor’s defeat was a seismic event that signaled even the highest ranking Republicans were vulnerable to conservative challenge, it’s unclear how different the House GOP will actually look after the votes come in. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, N.J., Monday, June 2, 2014.

Will Christie’s N.H. visit help GOP candidate Walt Havenstein?

06/17/14 04:03PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will test out his 2016 appeal when he visits New Hampshire on Friday to endorse Walt Havenstein, who’s running in a contested Republican gubernatorial primary. But will Christie’s endorsement, retail campaign stops and a grassroots fundraiser alongside Havenstein make a difference in the gubernatorial race? And if so, will it hurt or help Havenstein's chances of winning? read more

John Boehner and Eric Cantor answer questions during a press conference April 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Republicans close ranks around a replacement for Cantor

06/12/14 01:42PM

The news that Eric Cantor will step down as Majority Leader after his shock primary defeat Tuesday night threatened to rip open Republican wounds, unleashing a damaging and ideologically driven war of succession with the potential to wreak havoc on Capitol Hill.But over the last 24 hours, GOP leaders have been working to ward off an intra-party showdown in the name of unity. read more