Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention
May 22nd, 2014
03:32 PM ET
3 months ago

Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention

(CNN) - Las Vegas and Cincinnati withdrew bids to host the 2016 GOP convention, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday.

Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee.

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Filed under: 2016 • RNC
RNC sells t-shirt: 'I'll be damned, I'm a Republican'
May 16th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
3 months ago

RNC sells t-shirt: 'I'll be damned, I'm a Republican'

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee has apparently embraced a new slogan.

"I'll be damned, I'm a Republican."
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Filed under: New Mexico • RNC • Susana Martinez
Rand Paul criticizes the Clintons, urges GOP to engage minorities
May 9th, 2014
06:29 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul criticizes the Clintons, urges GOP to engage minorities

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul sharply criticized Hillary Clinton for her handling of Benghazi, which he argued should disqualify her to serve as U.S. president, in remarks Friday to members of the Republican National Committee.

He charged that when Clinton served as Secretary of State, the agency was spending money on items that were not needed instead of boosting security for the U.S. diplomats serving in Libya.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul • RNC • State Department
RNC exerts more control over presidential debates
May 9th, 2014
02:11 PM ET
4 months ago

RNC exerts more control over presidential debates

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – The Republican National Committee overwhelmingly approved a measure Friday that will punish candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination if they participate in debates that are not sanctioned by the national party.

The penalty is meant to give the RNC more control over the presidential nominating process after party leaders watched a nasty, drawn-out primary in 2012 that included 20 major debates. Only seven RNC members opposed the new “rule,” while 152 supported it. The RNC also created a new committee that will oversee the GOP primary debate process including the timing, location and media partners for the debates.

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Filed under: 2016 • Presidential Debate • Republican Party • RNC • Tennessee
RNC moves to control presidential primary debates
May 8th, 2014
05:08 PM ET
4 months ago

RNC moves to control presidential primary debates

Updated 6:11 p.m. ET, 5/8/2014

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is expected to approve a new penalty Friday that will punish candidates seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination if they participate in non-sanctioned primary debates.

The penalty is meant to give the national party more control over the presidential nominating process after party leaders watched a nasty, drawn-out primary in 2012 that included 20 major debates.

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Filed under: 2016 • RNC
Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC
May 8th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio will emphasize the need for the federal government to rethink how it addresses key programs by embracing “free market principles” and new technology in a speech to Republican leaders and activists meeting here this week to discuss political strategy.

The Florida GOP senator’s address is just one of several he has delivered on the topic of reform – already, he has spoken about how to transform education, innovation and poverty. And it is a subject Rubio will carry to New Hampshire on Friday and back to Washington, DC next week when he will appear at the National Press Club to talk about “retirement security in the 21st century and propose new reforms to strengthen entitlement programs,” the senator’s spokesman Alex Conant told CNN.

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Filed under: Marco Rubio • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • RNC • Tennessee
GOP raises cash using Bush 41 socks
April 21st, 2014
10:44 AM ET
4 months ago

GOP raises cash using Bush 41 socks

(CNN) – What's the GOP’s latest weapon against Democrats?

President George H.W. Bush’s fashion.
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Filed under: 2014 • George H.W. Bush • RNC
RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day
April 15th, 2014
04:36 PM ET
4 months ago

RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, the day Americans file their taxes, it's suing the Internal Revenue Service over withholding records involved in the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) has spent nearly a year investigating why the agency used conservative political terms like "Tea Party" and "patriot" to flag some applications for tax-exempt status.

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Filed under: Obama administration • RNC • Taxes
RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul
April 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it brought in $25.2 million in first-quarter fundraising, highlighting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million this election cycle.

The group said it raised $10.2 million in March alone, pushing its 2014 total to $105.9 million, with $12.3 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: Fundraising • RNC
Phoenix, Columbus out of the running for 2016 GOP convention
April 2nd, 2014
01:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Phoenix, Columbus out of the running for 2016 GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee has narrowed the list of cities it is considering to host the 2016 GOP convention to six, and announced Wednesday it is no longer considering Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio.

Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2016 • RNC
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