Republican Party (GOP)

3:47pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Politics

RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City

Ann and Mitt Romney exit the stage after Mitt's speech at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Balloons and grandchildren filled the stage after the speech.
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Six cities are still in the running for the 2016 RNC National Convention. Including Denver, others on the list like Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Cleveland and Cincinnati will all receive ‘technical visits’ to give organizers a better feel for the cities’ offerings.

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3:14am

Mon April 7, 2014
Politics

Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 7:36 am

Former Republican Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei announces his run for the 6th Congressional District seat held by John Tierney on Jan. 23 in Wakefield, Mass.
Elise Amendola AP

Republicans in Massachusetts have lost the past 92 U.S. House races. That's a staggering number — the worst GOP drought in the country.

But analysts say this year the party might have a man who could snap that losing streak. He is vying for a seat in the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, just north of Boston.

In many ways, Richard Tisei is a quintessential New England politician. He even sports the classic side-part hairstyle with a bit of that Kennedy swoosh. Old ladies tell him he's handsome. He's a veteran state senator and a local boy.

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4:18pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Education

Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 5:47 pm

Conservative Republicans and business leaders are butting heads when it comes to the Common Core standards.
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Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards for education were implemented, no one had a problem with them, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of Commerce.

"It's been a really frustrating situation to the business community in Oklahoma in that we've all been on the same page, from the governor, the House, the Senate, school board members," Neal says. "They've all been behind this."

Now, things are different.

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6:17pm

Thu March 20, 2014
It's All Politics

With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 6:49 am

Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner officially announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Denver Lumber Co. on March 1. Gardner will run against Democratic incumbent Mark Udall.
Chris Schneider AP

Republicans seem to have all the momentum lately when it comes to the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

GOP chances were already looking brighter because of the drag on Democrats from the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's low approval ratings. Then came two developments that suddenly expanded the playing field: Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown recently announced his intent to run against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner jumped in against Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

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11:11am

Tue February 18, 2014
Politics

Who Won’t Be At The GOP Governor’s Debate?

Former Congressman Tom Tancred (left) and Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler won't be at the GOP governor's candidate debate.
Tancredo - U.S. Congress / Gessler - Colorado Secretary of State

A crowded field of Republicans is hoping to keep Governor John Hickenlooper from serving a second-term in the November 2014 election. But recent polling from Quinnipiac University still shows the Governor ahead of his six GOP rivals.

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