(CNN) - What happens in Vegas … goes to the White House?
That's what the Nevada Host Committee, Inc. is hoping. The group has made a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas.
It may seem early to bid for a convention scheduled for three years from now but hosting a national convention is a major undertaking for any city, no matter how well equipped. The Republican National Committee usually makes its choice two years in advance.
Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama hit the road Thursday and Friday for a campaign-esque bus tour, the Republican National Committee fired off an email to reporters titled "Lame Speech, Lame Duck."
While it's the RNC's job, as the party committee of the party not controlling the White House, to criticize the president, it's true that Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about. But it's also a fact that the president's standing in public opinion still soars above that of Congress and the Republican Party.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $6.9 million in the first month of the year, the group announced Wednesday.
The haul brings their cash on hand to $7.1 million heading into the midterm election cycle - a very different picture than after the 2010 midterms, when the RNC was $19.2 million in debt.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Reince Priebus pledged to grow his party by making direct appeals to minority and young voters as well as dedicating campaign resources to try and win in traditional Democratic states, as members of the Republican National Committee re-elected him Friday to a second two-year term at their Winter Meeting.
"We must compete in every state and every region, building relationships with communities we haven't before," he said. "At the RNC, we are dropping red and blue analysis. We must be a party concerned about every American in every neighborhood."
(CNN) – Former Rep. J.C. Watts, who has indicated interest in running for the Republican National Committee chairmanship, suggested he could help his party build relationships with diverse voters. RNC members, however, have dismissed the idea of Watts unseating chairman Reince Priebus with skepticism, disbelief and even a hint of ridicule.
“I think God likes diversity. So if it’s good for God it ought to be good for Republicans,” he said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “But the fact is its hard to have perspective and it’s hard to have diversity with women or black or red or yellow or brown or white if you have no relationships.
“And if I don't know the chairman of the Republican National Committee, I have no confidence that he has any relationship” with black, white, or Hispanic voters, he said.
Washington (CNN) – Despite a rough election for the GOP, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is seeking re-election and Friday reached out to state Republican officials across the country asking for their support, sources familiar with the conversations told CNN.
Several officials familiar with the process said they think as of now Priebus has enough support to win.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee brought in nearly $20 million in the first half of the October and is buying more ad time in Wisconsin, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday.
Priebus said a filing with the Federal Election Commission will show the committee raised over $19.8 million between October 1 and 17 and ended the period with $67.6 million cash on hand.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee outraised the Democratic National Committee in September, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.
The RNC brought in $48.4 million in the month, while the DNC raised $20.2 million.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee said this week it has cut ties with a consulting firm that Florida election officials say may have filed falsified voter registration paperwork.
Palm Beach County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told CNN that her office has called into question as many as 106 voter registration applications that were turned in by someone connected to Strategic Allied Consulting. Fred Petti, an attorney for the firm, said the employee involved in the questionable signatures was "fired immediately."
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised a record $35.6 million in August, giving the GOP a financial boost at a time when Mitt Romney's campaign was forced to take out a $20 million line of credit.
The RNC now has $76.6 million in the bank, a source at the committee told CNN.