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.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking woman in the House GOP leadership, said Friday that former Rep. Todd Akin's declaration that he now regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 campaign do not reflect the views of the Republican Party.
"I would say that Todd Akin's comments were not reflective of the Republican Party and the Republican message," McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, told CNN. The GOP message "is about a better future for every person in this country no matter who you are, no matter your background, and we are about protecting that opportunity for everyone."
Washington (CNN) - Rob Portman isn't shutting any doors to a potential 2016 run for the White House.
But the Republican senator from Ohio Wednesday seemed to down play any talk that he's actively considering a bid for his party's nomination.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its early August meeting in Chicago.
Washington (CNN) - Barack Obama's third term.
That is what the Republican National Committee wants Americans to think when they consider the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, and that’s the main point in a Web ad to be released Friday by the group.
(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.
(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.
(CNN) – About eight minutes before the start of CNN’s town hall meeting Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s motorcade pulled off to the side of the street and the former secretary of state stepped out to greet a giant orange squirrel.
"Hello, Mr. Squirrel, how are you?" she said as she walked toward him and handed him a signed copy of her book “Hard Choices.”
(CNN) - Fundraising off President George H. W. Bush's vibrant sock fashion has proven to be a boon for the Republican National Committee.
The RNC told CNN Friday it's raised around $1 million in fundraising off of a pair of striped yellow, orange, green and blue socks it created under Bush's name.
(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus argued Sunday that Hillary Clinton's book rollout–including last week's leak of the Benghazi chapter and her anticipated book tour–may not be a buildup to a presidential campaign, but simply a strategic effort to make more money.
The chapter, according to Politico, contained a defense of her response to the attack, as well as criticism of Republicans who Clinton says play politics with the deadly assault that killed four Americans.