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A collection of news and information related to Republican Party published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
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  • Open primary would unlock voting for all Floridians

    I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, so I get no say in several key races in Florida's primary election scheduled for next week.  The state's closed primary system disenfranchises 2.7 million registered Florida voters who choose not to be affiliated...
  • Vivaldi: arrest old news

    Vivaldi: arrest old news
    The Republican primary race in Congressional District 9 is heating up again, with candidate Jorge Bonilla reminding voters that one of his opponents has a 25-year-old arrest record on a bad check; and that candidate, Peter Vivaldi, responding by calling...
  • Chafin wins Va. Senate seat, GOP solidifies control

    There were three special elections today (results) for Virginia General Assembly seats. Del. Ben Chafin handily won an open Senate seat in the 38th District, cementing GOP control in that chamber. You may know this seat as "used to be Phil Puckett's."...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Gov. Perry's legal team call charges 'outrageous assault'

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry's team of nationally prominent lawyers previewed his legal and public relations strategy Monday, blasting the coercion and abuse of power charges against him as an "outrageous assault on the rule of law." The...
  • GOP using whacky strategies to derail affordable health care

    WASHINGTON Ever since its passage in 2010 the Republican Party has made it clear that it will do everything in its power to obstruct the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 54 times...
  • Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans

    Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama has gotten out of hand. After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Texas and North Carolina push back on voter rights

    It's August, and most of the federal government is on vacation. Members of Congress are on their annual August state or district "work period," President Barack Obama is at Martha's Vineyard, and the Supreme Court is off until early October. But not all...
  • Rand Paul heading to Guatemala to do eye surgeries

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he's heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment
    It's been nearly three years since Rick Perry stood on a debate stage in Michigan and fumbled fruitlessly for the name of the third federal agency he vowed to eliminate as president. Since then, the Texas governor has worked assiduously to restore his...
  • The challenge for political challengers: Being heard

    The challenge for political challengers: Being heard
    David Smith had a simple, if optimistic, goal. He had served his country in the armed forces. Now he wanted to serve in Washington. So Smith, a retired Marine colonel from Winter Springs, decided to launch a campaign for Congress, taking on John...