GovBeat: republicans

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Republicans to tighten rules on primary calendar

The Republican National Committee will compress its presidential nominating contest.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:07 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conventions, republicans

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014

More than a third of Republicans in Oregon’s House are leaving, says report

The Oregonian reports on “an exodus of Republican lawmakers leaving at the end of next year.”

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Oregon, republicans

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

GOPAC to name new legislative leaders

The long-time Republican farm team is picking new coaches.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, gopac, newsletter, republicans

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Wisconsin’s Walker thinking about ending income tax

The Wisconsin governor may be building a platform for a 2016 presidential bid.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, republicans, taxes, white house 2016, wisconsin

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013

For Republicans, budget deal represents a defining moment

Republicans in Washington looking to reestablish supremacy over tea party supporters are banking on the Ryan-Murray budget deal.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budget deal, republicans, sequester

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Michigan Republican: Gays want ‘free medical because they’re dying’

RNC member Dave Agema said gays want health-care benefits to cover AIDS medicine.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, gays, Michigan, republicans

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Is another Republican wave building?

The generic ballot favors Republicans, and Obama’s numbers are terrible. Democrats should be worried.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, democrats, elections, newsletter, republicans

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Christie takes his star turn among Republican governors

At the annual RGA conference, it’s Chris Christie’s party.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Chris Christie, republicans, white house 2016

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Expanding Medicaid could cloud some Republicans’ 2016 hopes

Chris Christie and John Kasich moved to expand Medicaid. Their rivals won’t forget that.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Christie, New Jersey, republicans, white house

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Don’t count Mike Pence out of the 2016 race just yet

The Indiana governor hints that he’s not out of the 2016 running.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, GOP, indiana, republicans, white house 2016

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/30/2013

GOP convention watch: Adelson vs. Koch brothers?

Las Vegas and Kansas City are two front-runners for the 2016 GOP convention, pitting mega-donors against each other.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  convention, Kansas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, Republican Party, republicans, States

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Democrats lead the generic ballot by 8. That’s not enough to win the majority

It would take a political wave to unseat the House GOP majority. The evidence suggests that wave isn’t building.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Congress, democrats, elections, newsletter, polls, republicans

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

When will Republicans have their Barry Goldwater moment?

Will the shutdown be the party’s impetus for change? It doesn’t look likely.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, republicans, shutdown

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/03/2013

The shutdown isn’t bad politics for GOP governors

Republicans on Capitol Hill see political peril in the shutdown. But for governors, the calculus is more complex.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, republicans, shutdown, States

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Shutdown highlights business’s waning influence on Republicans

An evolving Republican base puts more power in the hands of conservative activists, to the detriment of business interests.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim DeMint, republicans, shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013

27 other things the North Carolina voting law changes

The Republican-backed election reform law changed a lot more than early voting and voter ID rules.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  democrats, early voting, North Carolina, republicans, States, voter id, voting rights

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013

North Carolina Republicans will aim to ax income tax

North Carolina Republican legislators will aim to eliminate the state's income tax in 2015.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  income tax, North Carolina, republicans, States, taxes