'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele said Monday that conservatives' decision to ostracize popular New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for embracing President Obama in a time of crisis was "nothing short of moronic."
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, two of the Republican Party's big guns, are sticking by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and rejecting rumors that they have joined a group trying to block Mr. Priebus from another two-year term as head of the party.
Reince Priebus said Friday he will seek re-election to chairman of the Republican National Committee, and said he has enough commitments from the 168 members to win.
Although we live in a post-Citizens United world of super PACs, the national party committees re- main relevant, in fact, vital, to winning national campaigns.
The 2010 midterm elections were a dream come true for the GOP at the ballot box but a nightmare for its bank accounts. Going forward into this year's elections, party officials eagerly tout the recent headway they've made in fundraising, but just how well those gains match up to the Democrats' efforts depends on who's being asked.
The last time Maryland had a Republican senator, Ronald Reagan was president and now-U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin was serving his first term in Congress. But that history hasn't deterred ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino from entering next year's Senate race.
The Republican Party's national governing body, left in financial shambles by its previous leadership, is wrestling with a tricky calculus as it gears up for the 2012 campaign.
Maryland Delegate Pat L. McDonough, a Baltimore County Republican who helped lead a successful petition drive against the state's Dream Act, announced Thursday he will run for Congress or Senate next year.
Other than Sarah Palin, no national figure in the Republican Party causes more heartburn and head-scratching than Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.
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A developer who pleaded guilty in connection with a federal investigation into former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson also appears to have given tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions through "straw donors" to former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and former Rep. Albert Wynn.
Is he a conservative or Republican in "name only"?
Reince Priebus, just over a month into his term as Republican National Committee chairman, is cutting costs and cultivating the party's donor base in an aggressive bid to fix the national party's tattered balance sheet.
By appearances, the past decade has been good for Sanjeet "Sonny" Veen and his Rockville, Md.-based international tire business. However, his success, along with his freedom, now stand threatened by a pending federal indictment in Mississippi.
Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, has told a prosecutor he doesn't want to seek criminal charges against a camp counselor who he says sexually assaulted him 40 years ago on Cape Cod.
"We've done a lot of polling and all the results have been pretty good," he said. "But if they alter the lines to any degree, it could become an impossible climb, and I'm not interested in impossible."
He would be the second Republican to declare candidacy against Mr. Cardin, joining Daniel Bongino, a former Secret Service agent.