New Hampshire Democratic Gov. John Lynch announced Thursday he would not seek re-election to the office he has held for four consecutive terms, clearing the way for GOP jostling for his seat and a scramble in his party to find a new champion.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has telephoned influential Republicans in early-voting New Hampshire and Iowa in recent days as he weighs whether to enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
"Who knows if I did the right thing? I am not seeing a lot out of the Republican candidates."
He's shedding fancy ambassadorial plumage and getting in campaign stride. And down home.
As the electoral fog lifted after this week's primaries, the Republican Party on Wednesday began the awkward task of reaching out to "tea party"-backed winners they previously shunned.
In one of the most stunning results of the midterm season, marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell, backed with endorsements from tea party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the latest "outsider" candidate to knock off an establishment-backed Republican by defeating Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware's Senate primary.
The state of New Hampshire on Wednesday certified former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte as the winner of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a possible recount.
Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte beat out a tea-party challenger for the New Hampshire Republican Senate nomination, the secretary of state's office reported Wednesday.
Can the Republican establishment and Sarah Palin find happiness in New Hampshire?