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Among Republicans, Worries Raised About Infighting

Senate Republicans unhappy with counterparts in the House

(Newser) - By most political forecasts—including this new one at Roll Call —Republicans stand a good chance of retaking the House next year. But another theme is emerging in coverage as well: Friction within the House GOP is getting worse and threatening to hurt the party's progress. The Hill...

Senate Leader Survived Every Challenge but This One
New Jersey
Senate Leader
Accepts His Fate

New Jersey Senate Leader Accepts His Fate

Truck driver unseats legislative fixture Stephen Sweeney without party's help

(Newser) - Update: "All votes have been fairly counted, and I, of course, accept the results." So conceded longtime New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Wednesday in officially accepting his defeat by a truck driver with no political experience. He described his loss by around 2,000 votes...

Kinzinger: I Was Ready to Shoot Capitol Rioters

GOP congressman was 'prepared to defend against my own party' on Jan. 6 as he hid in office

(Newser) - Adam Kinzinger was at the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone , he reveals what was going through his head that day as he "hunkered down" in his office, hiding from the rioters. The 43-year-old Congressman from Illinois says he'd...

Trump Plans Rally as Va. GOP Candidate Distances Himself

Glenn Youngkin has not emphasized his ties to the former president

(Newser) - Donald Trump is going to rally for Glenn Youngkin and his gubernatorial campaign in Virginia—whether Youngkin wants him to or not. Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic governor, has been running his race—and it’s a tight one —with a lot of emphasis on his opponent’s ties...

Walker Starts With $3.7M, Trump's Support

Fundraising starts strong in Georgia Senate race despite candidate's few appearances

(Newser) - Herschel Walker's campaign said Monday that contributions have come in from all 50 states in the first five weeks of his Georgia Senate campaign. Donations totaled $3.7 million, from almost 50,000 supporters, the Republican reported. That puts him ahead of the other GOP candidates looking to replace...

Biden Team Fears Damage From Virginia Loss

Biden Team Fears
Damage From
Virginia Loss
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Biden Team Fears Damage From Virginia Loss

McAuliffe leads Youngkin, but Democrats worry about complacency

(Newser) - Worried about the implications for President Biden's agenda and the party, Democratic officials are going all in on Terry McAuliffe's candidacy for governor of Virginia. Biden's team and national party leaders are planning to become more involved in the campaign, Politico reports. With five weeks of campaigning...

Trump Makes Endorsement in Liz Cheney's GOP Race

Lawmaker displays no fear when former president backs Harriet Hageman

(Newser) - As he has threatened to do, former President Trump endorsed another Republican in Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney's reelection battle. Trump emailed a statement Thursday backing Harriet Hageman, who was the state's national Republican committeewoman until this week, Politico reports. "Harriet has my Complete and Total endorsement in...

California GOP Won't Risk Splitting on Recall Choice

Republicans vote not to endorse anyone

(Newser) - The California Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday not to endorse any candidate in the recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, sidestepping a potentially nasty fight over a GOP favorite that threatened to divide Republicans and depress turnout in the race. The lopsided vote to skip...

Trump, Paul Ryan Trade Slams Over GOP's Future
Trump Fires Back at Paul Ryan
After a Critical Speech
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Trump Fires Back at Paul Ryan After a Critical Speech

Calls former House speaker a 'curse to the Republican party'

(Newser) - Two familiar names within the GOP are criticizing one another in regard to the future of the Republican Party—former President Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan. The one difference is that Ryan didn't mention Trump by name in his criticism, while the former president didn't hold...

'Bring It On,' Cheney Says of Primary Fight

Warning about Trump's hold on the party, ousted leader won't rule out running for president

(Newser) - Rep. Liz Cheney foreshadowed a lengthy struggle for control of the Republican Party in an interview Thursday, a battle that could include a primary challenge for her, an effort to keep former President Trump from winning back his old job, and possibly a criminal investigation of his conduct surrounding the...

Anti-Trump Republicans Plan Ultimatum for Their Party
GOP Names
to Threaten
Third Party

GOP Names to Threaten Third Party

Public letter will push the GOP to be rational again, organizer says

(Newser) - Christine Todd Whitman and Tom Ridge are among the more than 100 Republicans who have said they'll sign a letter demanding that the party change direction. If it doesn't, the group warns, the GOP can expect to be challenged by a third political party. The group is opposed...

Liz Cheney's Anti-Trump Stance Is Coming to Head
Liz Cheney
Doubles Down
on Stance
Opposing Trump
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Liz Cheney Doubles Down on Stance Opposing Trump

High-ranking Republican may have to fend off another challenge to her leadership post

(Newser) - Earlier this year, Rep. Liz Cheney survived an attempt to oust her from her No. 3 position among House Republicans. It's beginning to look like the Wyoming congresswoman will have to fend off another challenge in the near future, again over her continued criticism of former President Trump. (Cheney...

Romney Wins Censure Vote but Gets an Earful

Utah Republicans boo over impeachment trial votes against Trump

(Newser) - Sen. Mitt Romney endured insults and boos from Republicans at home on Saturday, but he avoided being censured by the Utah party convention. The anger, and the censure motion, were in response to Romney twice voting to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial, CNN reports. "You know...

Trump's Herschel Walker Support Stalls Georgia Race

Bigger GOP political names won't enter race until former football star decides

(Newser) - It might turn out to be a fake, but Herschel Walker's consideration of a run for Senate has frozen other Georgia Republicans in their tracks. Walker has hinted about entering the GOP primary so he can take on newly elected Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who's running for a...

Alaska GOP Makes Big Move Against Murkowski

They say they don't want her to run as a Republican in next year's election

(Newser) - The Alaska Republican Party previously censured Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Trump after his impeachment trial and now doesn't want her to identity as a GOP candidate in next year’s election, a member of the party’s State Central Committee said Tuesday. "The...

The Way Trump Called for Donations Raised Eyebrows

That's because on Sunday he encouraged loyalists to give directly to him

(Newser) - "Trump needs you," one fundraising email implored. "President Trump's Legacy is in your hands," another pleaded. While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with raising money for the party are going all in. The Republican National Committee...

Trump at CPAC: 'Do You Miss Me Yet?'

Event strawpoll finds 68% of attendees want him to run in 2024

(Newser) - Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity in a speech at a conservative political conference, even as he exacerbated its divisions and made clear he intended to remain a dominant force in the party. Trump used his...

Romney, Liz Cheney Issue Warnings About the GOP

Romney says Trump would win 2024 GOP nom if he ran

(Newser) - In what the New York Times notes is "a clear sign of [Donald] Trump's enduring position in the Republican Party," Mitt Romney offered a prediction Thursday on the next presidential campaign season. Speaking Tuesday with the Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook DC Policy Project, the...

Gallup: Most Republicans Now Think a Third Party Is Needed

Support among all voters is at a record high

(Newser) - "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me," Ronald Reagan famously said after becoming a Republican in 1962. According to a new Gallup poll , a record number of Republicans now feel their party has left them. The poll found that 62% of Americans feel the...

Republicans Back Home Don't Take 7 Votes Well

Louisiana GOP censures Cassidy

(Newser) - Republican senators who voted to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial are hearing about it from party officials back home. Sen. Bill Cassidy was promptly censured by Louisiana party leaders, the Hill reports. The state party condemned Cassidy's vote in a tweet , adding, "Fortunately, clearer heads...

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