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  • Campaign grind takes its toll on GOP candidates

    March 22, 2012 6:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does it show. Mitt Romney, who scaled back his public schedule this week to get a break, has slept in his own bed just... more »
  • GOP fight for delegates stretches to Puerto Rico

    March 15, 2012 5:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An upbeat Rick Santorum barreled into Puerto Rico on Wednesday in pursuit of another campaign-bending victory in a Republican presidential race where suddenly no primary is too minor and no delegate is conceded. Mitt Romney put nearly $1 million into television advertising in Illinois, the next big-state... more »
  • Santorum's hat trick jolts GOP presidential race

    February 8, 2012 10:30 AM

    DENVER (AP) - Notable moments from Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and Missouri's non-binding primary: SANTORUM HAT TRICK Rick Santorum swept Tuesday night's nominating contests, providing a jolt to the GOP race. Speaking at a rally in Missouri, Santorum cast his wins as a victory for conservatism. "Conservatism is alive and... more »
  • GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate

    January 9, 2012 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. Supporters of the program say it is one of the most reliable safety nets for... more »
  • Jindal stumps for GOP candidate Rick Perry in Iowa

    January 3, 2012 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal was spending the last hours leading to the Iowa caucuses in the state making his pitch for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's candidacy for the GOP nomination. Jindal headed to Iowa on Monday. The Louisiana governor's office says Jindal traveled to multiple campaign... more »
  • Jindal Budget Criticism Comes from GOP

    May 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The opposition party isn't the only one giving Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal fits these days. It's his own GOP. Conventional wisdom would have suggested Republican takeovers of both the House and Senate would have given Jindal an easier path for passage of his legislative agenda... more »
  • Senate Blocks GOP Bid to Speed Offshore Drilling

    May 19, 2011 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected a GOP bid to speed up and expand offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices. A procedural vote failed Wednesday, 57-42, on a GOP bid to speed decision-making on drilling permits and force the government to conduct previously scheduled lease... more »
  • State GOP Running Radio Ad Against Cigarette Tax

    May 13, 2011 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party says it's launching an anti-tobacco tax ad Friday on radio stations around Louisiana. According to a script released by the GOP, former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston narrates the 30-second ad, which urges people to call their lawmakers and tell them to... more »
  • AG Caldwell to switch to the GOP

    February 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
  • Fred Mills Switches to GOP

    December 14, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A St. Martin Parish lawmaker has become the latest in the Louisiana Legislature to defect from the Democratic Party and join the GOP. State Rep. Fred Mills, a pharmacist from St. Martinville, is in his first term at the state House and is planning to... more »
  • GOP candidate apologizes to Morgan Freeman over ad

    November 1, 2010 9:54 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina congressional candidate apologized Monday night to Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman after falsely claiming that the actor had done a voiceover for a campaign ad. Republican B.J. Lawson's campaign blamed a political consulting firm for duping it into believing Morgan had done the ad.... more »
  • Lt. Governor Scott Angelle Switches Political Parties

    October 26, 2010 4:48 PM

    Lt. Governor Scott Angelle is now the newest member of the Republican Party. He made the switch announcement today at the Republican Leadership Summit in Baton Rouge. The announcement drew a standing ovation from the crowd. One of the reasons for the switch: his dissatisfaction with energy policies... more »
  • RANT: Governor Jindal Travels Out of State to Campaign for GOP Candidate

    October 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    What do you think? Governor Jindal is campaigning out of state for Republican candidates. Some have criticized him, saying he should stay and focus his efforts on Louisiana. What advice would you give the governor? Send us your RNT at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. Your opinions could make the next RANT. -----------------------------------------------------------... more »
  • Former Presidential Candidate talks Moratorium, jobs

    October 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    The aftermath of an offshore drilling moratorium is a growing concern in southern Louisiana. Many are asking what rules and regulations we're going to be left with. According to some oil and gas advocates, those haven't been set in stone yet. Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to some... more »
  • GOP Leader Creates Division as Candidate

    October 10, 2010 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The only direct attacks launched against a candidate in the lieutenant governor's race were by state GOP Chairman Roger Villere against a fellow Republican. Villere failed to make the runoff, and he's back to urging people to vote for Republican candidates - including the one... more »
  • Newt Gingrich Branding GOP as "Party For Paychecks"

    October 6, 2010 6:12 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party for paychecks." With a month before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on... more »
  • State GOP endorses Landry in 3rd District race

    September 2, 2010 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party on Thursday backed congressional candidate Jeff Landry for the GOP nomination in a southeastern Louisiana district, in a move designed to pressure Republican Hunt Downer out of the race. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, said he wasn't ending his campaign.... more »
  • Vitter & Melancon To Face Off Again

    August 28, 2010 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Incumbent Sen. David Vitter has easily won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic primary winner Rep. Charlie Melancon (muh-LAWN'-suhn) in a U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Vitter and Melancon each defeated two lesser-known candidates in their party primaries Saturday. With little competition in the contests,... more »
  • Rodney Alexander Wins GOP Nomination

    August 28, 2010 10:34 PM

    BULLETIN (AP) - Rodney Alexander, GOP, nominated U.S. House, District 5, Louisiana.
  • NH GOP Candidate Says Bikini Fundraiser Scrapped

    June 28, 2010 9:15 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Republican running for New Hampshire governor says plans are being scrapped to hold a campaign fundraiser that was to feature a bikini contest. A spokesman for John Stephen said Friday that the campaign had no idea the contest was planned as part of a barbecue... more »
  • GOP Debates Need for Agenda to Pitch Voters

    June 21, 2010 9:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not easy crafting an agenda for the fall elections. Just ask Republicans. They set up a website to solicit ideas, only to see liberals flood it with distinctly un-Republican suggestions. When Republicans invited the public to rank proposals online, critics lampooned the effort for ideas such... more »
  • Palin Endorses GOP Challenger in Alaska Senate

    June 2, 2010 10:16 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave longshot Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller a boost Wednesday by endorsing him in the Aug. 24 primary against Sen. Lisa Murkowski. "I'm proud to join so many other longtime Alaskans in supporting Joe Miller in the upcoming Alaska Republican... more »

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