GOP primary

Sen. Lamar Alexander held off a strong challenge by Tea Party-backed State Sen. Joe Carr. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Lamar Alexander Wins Tennessee Primary Fight

Veteran GOP lawmaker was facing challenges from several Tea Party candidates.


File photo of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry (L) shakes hands with Rep. Ron Paul at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The debate featured the eight candidates ten days before the Florida straw poll.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry-Paul Launch Foreign Policy War Of Words

Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal war of words over foreign policy, highlighting a broader divide within the GOP over international affairs in one of the first public clashes of the Republican Party’s presidential primary process.


Chris McDaniel speaks during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDaniel Not Giving Up In GOP Runoff Against Cochran

The Mississippi Tea Partyer insists on pressing claims that the runoff was tainted by Democratic voters but so far has no evidence to back the charges.


Hillary Clinton says Majority Leader Eric Cantor "was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants." , D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Clinton: Cantor Defeated By Candidate Who ‘Ran Against Immigrants’

Hillary Clinton says Majority Leader Eric Cantor “was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants.”


WASHINGTON - APRIL 14: Subcommittee chairman Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) speaks during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the accountability at Arlington National Cemetery in light of the mix-ups in burials at the cemetery.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Rep. Rob Wittman Wins GOP Primary in Virginia

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman has defeated challenger Anthony Riedel in the 1st District Republican primary on Tuesday, with early returns showing the incumbent holding a wide lead.


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17-Year-Old High School Student Wins W.Va. GOP Primary On Pro-Life, Pro-Gun Rights Campaign

A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.


U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tea Party Challenger: McConnell Resents That I ‘Went Rogue’

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin says he would be a great federal lawmaker — just ask Mitch McConnell.


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Romney Tightens Grip On Nomination With Sweep Of Maryland, DC And Wisconsin

Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, winning the Maryland and Washington, DC primaries in a rout.


Presidential candidate Mitt Romney celebrates. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney Wins DC Primary

Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in the District of Columbia, earning 16 convention delegates and further distancing himself from his fading rivals.


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event at the Westin Copley Place on March 6, 2012 in Boston, Mass. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Romney Heads South To Court Evangelicals

Mitt Romney’s struggle with white evangelical voters doesn’t bode well for him as he moves through the GOP presidential primary, with Mississippi and Alabama just ahead.