First on CNN: Republicans try to expand the midterm map, in new push
July 14th, 2014
08:19 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Republicans try to expand the midterm map, in new push

updated 9:45am ET

Washington (CNN) - With the midterm elections less than four months away and closing, the Republican National Committee is launching a new messaging campaign to highlight what it considers the GOP's favorable political landscape, as the party tries to expand the campaign map.

"With just over 100 days to go until the November midterm elections, the momentum is on the Republican side," declares the RNC, in a messaging email obtained by CNN.

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Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone
July 12th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
3 months ago

Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone

Washington (CNN) - If you're a national political party salivating over the prospect of winning a seat that's long been in your opponent's hands, what should you do?

One strategy: give your candidate a huge megaphone.

Enter the Republican National Committee, Iowa GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst - and an address heard by millions around the country.

On Saturday, Ernst delivered the weekly Republican address. The candidate pushed familiar conservative themes: smaller government, opposition to Obamacare and strong national security. Ernst also played up her outsider status and pushed populist themes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Republican National Committee
Cleveland vs. Dallas
Cleveland (top) and Dallas (bottom) are the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
June 26th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
4 months ago

Cleveland vs. Dallas

(CNN) - It's down to the "Big D" and the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World."

Both Dallas and Cleveland have plenty of pluses as the two finalists bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Cleveland and Dallas the finalists for 2016 GOP convention
June 25th, 2014
02:05 PM ET
4 months ago

Cleveland and Dallas the finalists for 2016 GOP convention

(CNN) - It's down to the final two.

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Cleveland and Dallas are the finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Following a meeting of the RNC's Site Selection Committee, the two other cities that had been in contention, Denver and Kansas City, were dropped.

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Parties tout campaign cash figures
April 2nd, 2014
11:37 AM ET
7 months ago

Parties tout campaign cash figures

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is touting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million in fundraising this election cycle.

"I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Wednesday morning.

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RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'
March 18th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
7 months ago

RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm elections.

"I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 2014," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. FULL POST

Cities formally begin vying for '16 GOP convention
March 3rd, 2014
01:53 PM ET
8 months ago

Cities formally begin vying for '16 GOP convention

(CNN) – Holding the 2016 Republican National Convention in a location that could help the party politically-such as in a swing state–may be a "factor" in the decision-making process, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters on Monday.

But it's not the RNC's highest priority, he argued.
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Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention
February 10th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
9 months ago

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.

While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering bidding on the convention where Republicans will choose the party’s next presidential nominee.

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Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?
January 27th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
9 months ago

Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?

Washington (CNN) - Days after the Republican National Committee made dramatic changes to their next presidential primary calendar, their Democratic rivals say they're moving toward using the same timeline as they've done in the past.

The RNC voted nearly unanimously Friday to condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, and they took steps toward moving the date of the next Republican National Convention from late August to June, the earliest either party has held their convention in nearly 70 years.

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GOP adopts changes to 2016 presidential primary process
January 24th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
9 months ago

GOP adopts changes to 2016 presidential primary process

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET, 1/24/2014

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee gave near-unanimous approval Friday to a package of rules changes that would condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar and help the party avoid the kind of protracted party infighting that dented GOP nominee Mitt Romney's general election appeal in 2012.

The changes dovetail with the party's desire to move the convention from late summer to a June window, which would make the next Republican National Convention the earliest convention in either party since 1948. The RNC has announced its support for the June move but will formally vote on the change at a later date.

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