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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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  • Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016

    Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016
    An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class...
  • Business, education frame race for state House seat

    Business, education frame race for state House seat
    Rep. Karen Castor Dentel drew an opponent barely two months after being sworn in to represent District 30 in the Florida House. On Nov. 4, voters in this district straddling Orange and Seminole counties will decide whether to grant Dentel a second term...
  • Platt poll shows her close in Grayson race

    Platt poll shows her close in Grayson race
    The campaign of Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has released internal poll results that show her 5 points down in her effort to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. The poll, by Republican pollster Data Targeting...
  • Parties' spending may expand battlefield for California Assembly races

    A flurry of recent campaign spending by both parties indicates the battlefield may be expanding in the fight to make or break the Democrats' supermajority in the Assembly.  The most contested races in the Assembly have long been established: Republicans...
  • In Kansas Senate race, Pat Roberts' legacy may be his downfall

    WASHINGTON Pat Roberts has never run a close race. From his first election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 to his last Senate campaign in 2008, Roberts handily beat every challenger he ever faced. The Kansas Republican trounced opponents...
  • Greg Orman, independent candidate for Senate in Kansas, still a cipher for some voters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Greg Orman: Businessman, candidate, mystery. Ninety days ago, those descriptions seemed appropriate. Few Kansans knew anything about the 45-year-old Olathe resident pursuing a then long-shot independent campaign against incumbent U.S....
  • Race for Florida governor hit by fan interference

    Florida, the state of the hanging chad, once again has something new for the political world — a race for governor that may be determined by fan interference. That would be an electric fan, dark brown plastic, less than a foot across. On Wednesday...
  • Our picks for Legislature, part 2

    Last week we offered our recommendations in four Central Florida races for seats in the Florida Legislature. Here are the other four legislative races in which we're making endorsements for the November election: House District 29 Democrat Mike Clelland...
  • Challengers' record key in House District 29 race

    Challengers' record key in House District 29 race
    The two candidates running in Florida House District 29 both like to talk about the record of the challenger to make their cases. The challenger is Republican former state Rep. Scott Plakon, who said he passed 16 bills while he was serving as District...
  • Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa

    Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa
    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
  • Blowback: Local government experience deserves to be praised, not mocked

    Blowback: Local government experience deserves to be praised, not mocked
    In its endorsement of Sheila Kuehl for Los Angeles County supervisor in the 3rd District, The Times pointed to her many years in the state Legislature as one compelling reason why she deserves to be elected. I think The Times got that wrong. I have...