Stories tagged: republican
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The House impeachment inquiry didn’t gain much traction among viewers in Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
The Whitman County Republican Central Committee voted unanimously Saturday to eject far-right agitator and former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup from its ranks.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Three-term Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D, has conceded to Gov. Rick Scott, R, in a bitter and drawn-out race to retain his seat after a series of failed legal challenges …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
The Libertarian candidate in Montana’s U.S. Senate race threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale on Wednesday in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
Republican lieutenant governor candidate Janice McGeachin brought multiple security guards to her Oct. 17 debate at Idaho Public Television — the first time staff there recall a candidate taking such …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
As Trump administration eyes writing transgender people ‘out of of existence,’ a moment of reckoning for transgender Republican
Jordan Evans is believed to be the lone openly transgender elected Republican – “my cross to bear,” as she puts it. The tension involved in her unusual profile became acute …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018
A young conservative shook things up Saturday at the Idaho Republican Party state convention in Pocatello, but despite his plea, the party stuck with anti-gay marriage platform planks.
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018
The Washington Policy Center, which last year brought Brexit architect Nigel Farage to Spokane, will host a former Democrat at its fundraiser this fall. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who ran for …
Wed., June 20, 2018
Veteran Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt said Wednesday he is renouncing the GOP – in part because of what he calls President Donald Trump’s unethical and corrupt behavior, but more …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018
Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018
Phil Hart, the four-term North Idaho legislator defeated in a primary six years ago, is back before voters. The tax-protesting politician – who lost his house after a protracted fight …
Wed., May 9, 2018
One of the more controversial issues facing the Kootenai County Commission is a decision to let some residents opt out of county building codes.
Fri., May 4, 2018
An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at “China people” and calls the Senate majority …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018
Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat – the first significant gun …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018
Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little in the short-term to address the state’s massive debt.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
A Republican lawmaker who’s been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue, days …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
A Montana businessman whose U.S. senate campaign is chaired by the wife of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke has outspent and outraised his Republican opponents by pumping $650,000 of his own …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, says he has joined the race to be chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
U.S. Rep Pat Meehan said Tuesday he had developed a deep “affection” for a younger aide and told her that he saw her as a “soul mate” as they talked …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., says he will undergo surgery Wednesday as part of his recovery from last June’s shooting at a baseball practice.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber’s legislative work.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
The Republican leader in the Washington state House says he was sexually harassed at the Capitol more than a decade ago.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
Virginia Republicans cheered Thursday when their candidate won a state House of Delegates race by luck of the draw, having his name chosen first out of ceramic bowl.