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GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday joined half dozen House Republican lawmakers at a rally outside the Senate steps to call on the American people to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) by winning control of the Senate in 2014. Speaking to a crowd of around 100 GOP staffers and […]

First on CNN: Republicans try to expand the midterm map, in new push

Washington (CNN) - With the midterm elections less than four months away and closing, the Republican National Committee is launching a new messaging campaign to highlight what it considers the GOP's favorable political landscape, as the party tries to expand the campaign map. "With just over 100 days to go until the November midterm elections, […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 8, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 8, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle CLEVELAND WINS! The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The full membership of […]

Cleveland to hold 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The decision was made by the RNC's Site Selection Committee. The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its August meeting. Last month the RNC narrowed the competition down […]

First on CNN: National Republicans say Hillary Clinton is next Obama, not husband

Washington (CNN) - Barack Obama's third term. That is what the Republican National Committee wants Americans to think when they consider the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, and that’s the main point in a Web ad to be released Friday by the group. While promoting her new book "Hard Choices," Clinton […]

Cleveland and Dallas the finalists for 2016 GOP conventio

  (CNN) - It's down to the final two. The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Cleveland and Dallas are the finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Following a meeting of the RNC's Site Selection Committee, the two other cities that had been in contention, Denver and Kansas City, were dropped. "Cleveland and […]

Bush 41 socks raked in $1 million for RNC

(CNN) - Fundraising off President George H. W. Bush's vibrant sock fashion has proven to be a boon for the Republican National Committee. The RNC told CNN Friday it's raised around $1 million in fundraising off of a pair of striped yellow, orange, green and blue socks it created under Bush's name. In April, supporters […]

Priebus: Benghazi politics helps Clinton make money

(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus argued Sunday that last week's leak of the Benghazi chapter from Hillary Clinton's book was not only a political move, but a strategic effort to make more money off the upcoming title. The chapter, according to Politico, contained a defense of her response to the attack, as […]

Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Thursday that Las Vegas and Cincinnati are no longer in the running as potential hosts for the 2016 GOP convention. Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee. Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen […]

RNC sells t-shirt: 'I'll be damned, I'm a Republican'

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee has apparently embraced a new slogan. "I'll be damned, I'm a Republican." The party committee is selling t-shirts boasting the phrase, which originated from Gov. Susana Martinez's personal story of how she realized she was a Republican. The New Mexico governor, who's running for re-election this year, has frequently […]

DNC chairwoman: GOP using Benghazi to 'gin up their base' ahead of midterms

(CNN) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Republicans are digging up the issue of the 2012 attack in Benghazi to drive turnout this election year. Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that as the issue of health care fails rile up their base, House Republicans are refocusing their […]

RNC exerts more control over presidential debates

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – The Republican National Committee overwhelmingly approved a measure Friday that will punish candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination if they participate in debates that are not sanctioned by the national party. Show More Summary

RNC makes move to control presidential debates

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is expected to approve a new penalty Friday that would punish candidates who participate in non-sanctioned RNC presidential primary debates. Any candidate who participatesShow More Summary

GOP raises cash using Bush 41 socks

(CNN) – What's the GOP’s latest weapon against Democrats? President George H.W. Bush’s fashion. The Republican National Committee is fundraising off of a pair of striped yellow, orange, green and blue socks it created under Bush’s name. The 41st president has gained bipartisan admiration for his trend of wearing nontraditional socks. Case in point: Enjoyed […]

First on CNN: Memo says GOP competitive in five more Senate races

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber. In a memo released to consultants Friday morning, NRSC political director Ward Baker writes […]

RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, the day Americans file their taxes, it's suing the Internal Revenue Service over withholding records involved in the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups. House...Show More Summary

RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it brought in $25.2 million in first-quarter fundraising, highlighting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million this election cycle. The group said it raised $10.2 million in March alone, pushing its 2014 total to $105.9 million, with $12.3 million cash on hand. Chairman Reince […]

Phoenix, Columbus out of the running for 2016 GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee has narrowed the list of cities it is considering to host the 2016 GOP convention to six, and announced Wednesday it is no longer considering Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans […]

Parties tout campaign cash figures

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is touting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million in fundraising this election cycle. "I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted […]

RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm elections. "I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 2014," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "My belief is, it's going to be a very big win, especially […]

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