South Carolina governor candidate shoots rattlesnake, pledges to end 'poisonous big gov't ways' in new ad

Attorney Catherine Templeton, a GOP candidate for governor in South Carolina, promised to go after the “snakes slithering around” the state capital in her latest campaign ad.  (CatherineTempleton.com) Catherine Templeton, a Republican candidate for governor in South Carolina, said in a recent campaign ad that she was given a gun to shoot snakes around a … More South Carolina governor candidate shoots rattlesnake, pledges to end 'poisonous big gov't ways' in new ad

Who is Mike Braun? A look at the Indiana Senate hopeful

Businessman and self-described political outsider Mike Braun grabbed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Indiana on Tuesday.  Braun beat out two U.S. congressmen — Todd Rokita and Luke Messer — for the nomination in a highly volatile primary. He will face incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, who has held the seat since 2013, in … More Who is Mike Braun? A look at the Indiana Senate hopeful

Who is Patrick Morrisey? A look at the West Virginia Senate hopeful

West Virginia Attorney Gen. Patrick Morrisey pulled off an upset in the Republican primary for Senate, beating out coal baron Don Blankenship and Rep. Evan Jenkins to secure the GOP nomination.  Considered a toss-up in the midterm elections, the West Virginia Senate race is one where Republicans hope to have the chance to unseat incumbent Joe … More Who is Patrick Morrisey? A look at the West Virginia Senate hopeful

Former NFL wide receiver wins GOP primary in race for House seat

Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez won a GOP primary on Tuesday.  (Twitter) Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez on Tuesday won the Republican primary to replace outgoing Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci in Congress. Gonzalez, 33, defeated state lawmaker Rep. Christina Hagan and physician Michael Gusenmeyer to represent the Republican Party for Renacci’s seat in … More Former NFL wide receiver wins GOP primary in race for House seat

Trump-endorsed Ohio Senate candidate responds to million-dollar lawsuit filed by opponent

A Senate-candidate, backed by President Donald Trump, is facing a million-dollar lawsuit, for what his opponent calls “defamatory statements.” Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, is hoping to win the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday and face off against incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown in November. Political analysts say Renacci is favored to win the primary. If he does, he may also … More Trump-endorsed Ohio Senate candidate responds to million-dollar lawsuit filed by opponent

Don Blankenship hits McConnell's 'China family' in new ad as Trump Jr. tells voters to 'reject' him

West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship has attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his “China family” in the latest use of racially charged language by the former Massey Energy CEO. In a campaign ad, which Politico reports will start airing on Friday, Blankenship says: “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs … More Don Blankenship hits McConnell's 'China family' in new ad as Trump Jr. tells voters to 'reject' him

West Virginia GOP Senate candidates spar over credentials, support for Trump in Fox News debate

The top tier candidates in West Virginia’s Republican Senate primary sparred in Tuesday’s Fox News Channel debate over who is the most conservative and more closely aligned to President Trump, while blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins denied being a creature of the swamp, despite enjoying the backing from Washington … More West Virginia GOP Senate candidates spar over credentials, support for Trump in Fox News debate

Republicans who won't be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

After announcing last year that he would not seek re-election, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., has decided to leave Congress before his term is finished.  “With the knowledge I would not be standing for another term, I have decided that stepping down now is in the interest of the constituents I have been honored to serve,” Meehan … More Republicans who won't be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

GOP-linked PAC pours money into West Virginia Senate race, to sink a Republican candidate

A Super PAC with ties to the GOP establishment is trying to sink a GOP candidate in a Republican primary – again. But Don Blankenship, the target of $743,858 in attack ads paid for by the Republican leadership-linked Mountain Families PAC, insists he’s nothing like Judge Roy Moore, who endured similar resistance from his own … More GOP-linked PAC pours money into West Virginia Senate race, to sink a Republican candidate

Mitt Romney faces Senate primary in Utah after state GOP convention setback

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ran into an obstacle Saturday in his bid to succeed Utah’s retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. At the state’s Republican Party convention in West Valley City, Romney finished second in votes from party delegates, behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy. That means Kennedy, who captured 50.18 percent of the delegate … More Mitt Romney faces Senate primary in Utah after state GOP convention setback